The Emerald Graves is a forested region of the Dales in Orlais. The area is an ancient elven burial ground but has been partly occupied by Orlesians in more recent times. They were formerly known as the Emerald March when the Dales were still an independent nation and are referred to as the Greatwood by the local Orlesian nobility.

Background Edit

It is said that each tree found in the Graves is a reminder of a life lost during the Exalted March against the Dales. The southern half of the region is relatively civilized, marked with road signs and Orlesian estates, though they have fallen into disrepair during the War of the Lions. Further into the region, the woods teem with wildlife and vast foliage. The area is home to many common beasts such as wolves, brontos, and nugs. Some of such wildlife are unique creatures—giants, great bears, and a dragon that prowls through the northern-most region. The forest is also home to a group of Orlesian refugees, led by a man called Fairbanks, and the Freemen of the Dales, deserters of Celene and Gaspard's armies who have taken to harassing the refugees.

Characters Edit

Creatures Edit

Enemies Edit

Places Edit


Map of the Emerald Graves

Regions Edit

Note: The 26 regions below make up the Regions in the Plains collection. Discovering all of them grants 300 Influence.
  • Andruil's Wall
  • Argon's Lodge
  • Briathos' Steps
  • Direstone
  • Elgar'nan's Bastion
  • Firewater Garden
  • Gracevine
  • Great Bear Cove
  • Harrow
  • Hopwood
  • The Lion's Pavilion
  • Nettle Pass
  • Peacewood
  • Rush of Sighs
  • Silver Falls
  • Silverspray Perch
  • Southfinger Tower
  • Southfinger Watch
  • Stonereach
  • Stonewolf Green
  • Twisted Tree Rise
  • Veridium Mine
  • Small location icon (Inquisition) Villa Maurel
  • Watcher's Canyon
  • Watcher's Pass
  • Watcher's Reach
Note: You have to get extremely close to Southfinger Tower for the landmark to register, it can be easily missed.

Additional places Edit

Inquisition Camps Edit

See Holding the Emerald Graves.
  • Hill Camp
  • Briathos' Steps
  • Direstone Camp
  • Gracevine Camp

Quests Edit

Main article: Quests (Inquisition)

Unlock the area by completing the Make Contact in the Emerald Graves War table operation.
Quest icon DAI A Bear to Cross
Quest icon DAI A Corrupt General
Quest icon DAI A Deluded Chevalier
Quest icon DAI A Fallen Sister
Quest icon DAI A Lover's Promise
Quest icon DAI A Puppet Master
Quest icon DAI A Vicious Thug
Quest icon DAI Chateau d'Onterre
Quest icon DAI Devotion
Quest icon DAI Fairbanks' Trust
Quest icon DAI Fairbanks Patrol Under Attack unmarked quest
Quest icon DAI Holding the Emerald Graves
Quest icon DAI Last Wishes
Quest icon DAI Map of Elgar'nan's Bastion
Quest icon DAI Map of Watcher's Pass
Quest icon DAI Motherly Encouragement
Quest icon DAI Noble Deeds, Noble Heart
Quest icon DAI Not Everyone's Free
Quest icon DAI Observing the Menace
Quest icon DAI Parson's Battered Notebook unmarked quest
Quest icon DAI Safe Keeping
Quest icon DAI The Freemen of the Dales
Quest icon DAI The Knights' Tomb
Quest icon DAI The Tiniest Cave
Quest icon DAI Victims of War
Quest icon DAI Watcher's Reach Refugees

Rifts Edit

Quest icon DAI Rifts at the Cove
Quest icon DAI Rifts at the Pavilion
Quest icon DAI Rifts at the Reach
Quest icon DAI Rifts near the Sighs

Requisitions Edit

Main article: Requisitions

Quest icon DAI Artifact Requisition in the Graves
Quest icon DAI Lure Requisition in the Graves
Quest icon DAI Obsidian Survey in the Graves
Quest icon DAI Pyrophite Survey in the Graves
Quest icon DAI Remedy Requisition in the Graves

Collections Edit

Astrariums Edit

Astarium icon Astrariums in the Graves

Bottles Edit

Bottles On The Wall icon Sun Blonde Vint-1, on the east riverbank just north of the Silver Falls landmark
Bottles On The Wall icon Absence, on top of some boxes in a small room located inside Argon's Lodge
Bottles On The Wall icon Mackay's Epic Single Malt, in the bear cave just north of Chateau D'Onterre's entrance
Bottles On The Wall icon Chasind Sack Mead, in a red templar camp north of the Southfinger Tower.

High Dragons Edit

High Dragon icon Greater Mistral

Landmarks Edit

Landmark icon Landmarks in the Graves

Mosaics Edit

Mosaic Pieces icon Invasion 7/12 pieces

  • In the Veridium Mines
  • In Argon's Lodge in a room next to a log pile with a table that has weapons on it in front. On the left hand side
  • In the personal store room (adjacent to the study) in Villa Maurel. A warrior is required to break the wall to access it
  • Outside the door at the Din'an Hanin landmark
  • Inside of Din'an Hanin
  • On a balcony of Chateau d'Onterre. You need to jump out of the bedchamber window onto a ledge then jump to the top of the nearby building on the right
  • In Chateau d'Onterre. It is on the left-hand wall in the locked room off the Grand Balcony

Shards Edit

Oculara and Shards icon Shards in the Graves

Skyhold Customizations Edit

Songs Edit

Song icon The Girl in Red Crossing - inside Chateau d'Onterre

Resources Edit

Herbs Edit

Arbor Blessing icon Arbor Blessing
Blood Lotus DAI Blood Lotus
Deep Mushroom icon Deep Mushroom
Elfroot icon Elfroot
Embrium icon Embrium
Prophets Laurel icon Prophet's Laurel
Rashvine icon Rashvine
Rashvine Nettle icon Rashvine Nettle
Royal Elfroot icon Royal Elfroot
Spindleweed DAI icon Spindleweed

Leather Edit

August Ram Leather icon August Ram Leather
Great Bear Hide icon Great Bear Hide

Metals Edit

Bloodstone icon Bloodstone
Dawnstone icon Dawnstone
Everite icon Everite
Iron icon Iron
Obsidian icon Obsidian
Pyrophite icon Pyrophite
Stormheart icon Stormheart

Notable items Edit

Elven artifacts Edit

  • In the southernmost room in the Hallowed Tombs of the Din'an Hanin - Upper Crypts
  • In the Firewater Garden, just north-east of the small bridge, on the western end of a ruined wall
  • To the far east of the south-west Astrarium, south of Argon Lodge
  • In a small room adjacent to the Ballroom in Chateau d'Onterre

Logging stands Edit

  • Near the north-western most rift.
  • North of the Andraste's Promise landmark (east and out of the canyon from Fairbanks' first camp).

Quarries Edit

  • North-east of Direstone Camp near the Fade rift
  • West of Gracevine Camp (slightly north, but very close to the camp itself), against the rock wall.

Red Jenny's Caches Edit

  • Inside the unmarked, semi-circular cave/ravine just north of the Mathalin's Tree landmark

Veilfire glyphs Edit

Lightning rune schematic icon Lightning Rune Schematic: on the path heading south out of Watcher's Reach. The rune is on the right side wall; the torch is inside Watcher's Reach.

Loot Edit

Unique amulet icon Andraste's Sacrifice - in a chest in Villa Maurel (requires patch 10)
Yavanalis icon Deathward - see Astrariums in the Graves
Evanura icon Evanura - find Codex entry: The Silver Knight in the Exalted Plains then search near the Lindiranae's Tree landmark
Gift of the Talons icon Gift of the Talons - see Greater Mistral High Dragon
Axe of the Dragon Hunter icon Glittering Darmallon - see A Vicious Thug
Helm of the Inquisitor icon Helm of the Inquisitor - see Greater Mistral High Dragon
In War Victory icon In War, Victory - see Greater Mistral High Dragon
Bane of Red Crossing icon Longshot - found on a corpse next to the Twisted Tree landmark, north of the Greater Mistral
Maul of Tacitus icon Maul of Tacitus - see Astrariums in the Graves (requires Trespasser)
Soulkisser icon Soulkisser - see A Fallen Sister
Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Health - see Map of Watcher's Pass
Tacticians renewal icon Superb Cooldown Amulet - see Chateau d'Onterre

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: A Midwife's Journal
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Battleground State
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Knight's Guardian
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Parson's Battered Notebook
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Emerald Graves
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Perendale War
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Vallasdahlen
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Sketch of Chateau Courtyard
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Diary of Troilus Hertubise

Gallery Edit

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