Light a lamp, would you, Calpernia? Everything's so dark.

Erasthenes is a Magister of the Tevinter Imperium. A resident of Minrathous, he is renowned as the greatest scholar of the Old Gods within the Imperium.

Involvement Edit

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Erasthenes employed Marius, a Slave soldier of unusual skill as his bodyguard before eventually selling him off to a renowned trainer, much to the displeasure of another of his slaves; Calpernia, who had been close to Marius.

One night a stranger visited Erasthenes' home. To Erasthenes' surprise, Calpernia readily turned on Erasthenes and went to the stranger's side.

If the Inquisition recruits the Templars: Erasthenes was imprisoned within the Shrine of Dumat using a unique binding spell of phenomenal power and endurance. Eventually The Inquisitor raids the Shrine during the quest Under Her Skin and discovers Erasthenes. Erasthenes reveals that the binding spell forces him to answer any question put to him completely truthfully or else suffer immense physical pain. Erasthenes elaborates that this same binding spell is in fact intended also for Calpernia after she becomes 'The Vessel' and that his binding was merely a prototype.

Afterwards, the Inquisitor may elect to kill Erasthenes by breaching the wards or keep him alive for Leliana to question and potentially find a way to undo the binding spell. He can also be made Tranquil.

  • "I can make you Tranquil." (Mage Only)
    • Not available when Vivienne is in the party
    • Cole (even when not present)/Iron Bull DAIApproval Approves
    • Sera DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
    • Blackwall/Dorian DAIApproval Disapproves
    • Solas DAIApproval Greatly Disapproves
  • "You're too useful to kill."
    • Solas DAIApproval Approves
    • Iron Bull DAIApproval Slightly Approves
    • Sera DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves
    • Cole (even when not present)/Dorian DAIApproval Disapproves
  • "Your death will be a message."
    • Cassandra DAIApproval Slightly Approves
    • Iron Bull DAIApproval Approves
    • Cole (even when not present)/Blackwall/Sera DAIApproval Disapproves
  • "I'll free you from your pain."
    • Cole (even when not present) DAIApproval Approves
    • Sera/Dorian DAIApproval Slightly Approves
    • Cassandra DAIApproval Slightly Disapproves


Magister Erasthenes as seen in Heroes of Dragon Age

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