The Elven Ruins are an assemblage of dilapidated underground ruins within the Brecilian Forest with what is perceived to be human architecture[note] yet containing elven artifacts. Statues of the old elven pantheon, such as Falon'Din, the Friend of the Dead, still line the hallways as lifeless reminders of better days.
Mahariel and Tamlen discover these ruins after hearing about them from some human scavengers. Within they locate an eluvian however when they approach it, Tamlen vanishes and Mahariel is killed from the taint.However if the Warden is from the Dalish Elf Origin then Duncan makes a timely arrival and brings an unconscious Mahariel back to camp for healing. Later, Mahariel returns with Merrill and possibly Fenarel and after battling against darkspawn they encounter Duncan who explains that the eluvian had been infected with the darkspawn taint and destroys it to ensure no one else is harmed.
Dalish Elf Origin Edit
Witch Hunt Edit
- In a tunnel behind the eluvian there is a strange statue commemorating the emergence and short-lived trading relationship with the dwarves who "dug too high and frugal and struck elves".
- Considering this influence, the Elven Ruins' architecture might not be of human origin as Tamlen claims but of dwarven.