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The Exalted Plains, also known as Dirthavaren ("the promise") in elvish, is a region of the Dales in Orlais. The Exalted Plains is a grassland region with a myriad of abandoned forts.

Background Edit

Seven hundred years ago the elven nation fell on these very fields. The elven army was defeated by the combined forces assembled for the Exalted March called by the human Chantry, defending their land to the last breath. Then the settlement of Ville Montevelan was founded by one of the 'heroes' of the Exalted March, Sister Amity, and presided over by the allegedly elf-blooded Mayor Agur.

It was here, centuries ago, that the Dalish kingdom met its bitter end. The holdouts of the elven army making their last stand, refusing to surrender, against the champions of Andraste: the templar, the sister, and the nobleman patron. The champions' cause was just, and their faith led them to victory. The plains were henceforth called "Exalted."[1]

The Exalted Plains are steeped in conflict. Centuries ago, the Elves of the Dale made their last stand here. More recently, The Plains played host to some of the most heated conflicts of the Orlesian Civil War. Somehow, despite ages of unrest, the lands the elves call "Dirthavaren" retain a fragile beauty.
—Excerpt from the quest journal

Involvement Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


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The ruins of Ville Montevelan, the first human settlement in the Dales after the Exalted March, now destroyed in the War of the Lions

The Exalted Plains are now a contested battlefield in the War of the Lions. As the Veil tears throughout Thedas, the spirits stir beyond the veil to possess the dead. The armies of Empress Celene and Gaspard de Chalons have been fighting, but recently the fighting has stopped as an outbreak of undead has driven both armies back to their respective keeps. The Inquisitor can gain access to The Plains by completing the Investigate the Exalted Plains war table scouting operation in Skyhold.

Places Edit

Exalted-Plains-Map

Map of the Exalted Plains

Regions Edit

Note: The 21 regions below make up the Regions in the Plains collection. Discovering all of them grants 200 Influence.


Inquisition camps Edit

  • Path of Flame Camp
  • Riverwatch Camp
  • Fens Camp

Characters Edit

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI A Dalish Perspective (only available before reaching the Dalish Encampment)
Quest icon DAI A Familiar Ring
Quest icon DAI A Father's Guidance
Quest icon DAI All New, Faded for Her
Quest icon DAI Another Side, Another Story
Quest icon DAI A Well-Stocked Camp
Quest icon DAI By the Grace of the Dalish
Quest icon DAI Calming Victory Rise
Quest icon DAI For the Empire
Quest icon DAI From the Beyond
Quest icon DAI Ghilan'nain's Grove
Quest icon DAI Holding the Exalted Plains
Quest icon DAI Lay Rest the Eastern Ramparts
Quest icon DAI Lay Rest the Western Ramparts
Quest icon DAI Left to Grieve
Quest icon DAI Map of Enavuris
Quest icon DAI Map of Halin'sulahn
Quest icon DAI No Word Back
Quest icon DAI Pressed for Cache
Quest icon DAI Scattered Glyphs
Quest icon DAI Silence on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Sketch of Enavuris River
Quest icon DAI Someone to Lose
Quest icon DAI Something to Prove
Quest icon DAI The Spoils of Desecration
Quest icon DAI The Golden Halla
Quest icon DAI Undead Ramparts to the West

Rifts Edit

Quest icon DAI Rifts in the Fens
Quest icon DAI Rifts in the Old Plains
Quest icon DAI Rifts on the Battlefield

Requisitions Edit

Quest icon DAI Armor Requisition on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Bloodstone Survey on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Harness Requisition on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Lore Requisition on the Plains (see bugs below)
Quest icon DAI Obsidian Survey on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Spyglass Requisition on the Plains

War table operations Edit

Quest icon DAI Exalted Plains Resources
Quest icon DAI Gain Access to Ghilan'nain's Grove
Quest icon DAI Investigate the Exalted Plains
Quest icon DAI Repair Pont Agur

Creatures Edit

Enemies Edit

Collections Edit

Bottles on the Wall Edit

Bottles On The Wall icon Finale by Massaad - Search the basement of the Riverside Garrison.
Bottles On The Wall icon Alvarado's Bathtub Boot Screech - Search inside the tower in the Eastern Ramparts.
Bottles On The Wall icon Vintage: Warden Korenic - Search insife a yellow house by the river in Ville Montevellan.
Bottles On The Wall icon Vintage: Warden Tontiv - Southwest of Riverwatch Camp, search inside the burning red house.

Dragon Hunter Edit

High Dragon icon Gamordan Stormrider

Landmarks Edit

Landmark icon Landmarks on the Plains

Mosaics Edit

Mosaic Pieces icon Invasion 5/12 pieces:

  • At the entrance of the Dead Hand, on a rock behind The Dead Hand landmark.
  • In The Dead Hand cave, on the left-hand side of the main room where the puzzle is located.
  • In the northern section of the Ancient Baths, on a pier over the water.
  • Directly east of Lindiranae's Fall landmark, on the east side of the rocks overlooking the Eastern Ramparts, near a campfire in a small alcove.
  • In the final chamber of Unadin Grotto in Var Bellanaris.


Shards Edit

Oculara and Shards icon Shards on the Plains

Skyhold Customizations Edit

Skyhold-Customization-icon Chantry Banner - Inside a tower in the Eastern Ramparts where Gordian can be found (the tower also contains a shard).
Skyhold-Customization-icon Dalish Banner Crown - Rewarded up completion of the side quest For the Empire.


Songs Edit

Song icon Codex entry: The Silver Knight - On the ground in a ruined pinkish house just south of the Villa Montevelan landmark (west of the Triumph of the Light landmark).

Resources Edit

Herbs Edit

Black Lotus icon Black Lotus
Blood Lotus DAI Blood Lotus
Deep Mushroom icon Deep Mushroom
Elfroot icon Elfroot
Rashvine icon Rashvine
Rashvine Nettle icon Rashvine Nettle
Royal Elfroot icon Royal Elfroot
Spindleweed DAI icon Spindleweed


Leather Edit

Canine Leather icon Canine Leather
Halla Leather icon Halla Leather
Gurgut Webbing icon Gurgut Webbing
Snoufleur Skin icon Snoufleur Skin


Metals Edit

Bloodstone icon Bloodstone
Iron icon Iron
Obsidian icon Obsidian
Serpentstone icon Serpentstone
Veridium icon Veridium

Notable items Edit

Elven artifactsEdit


Logging stands Edit

  • In the Halin'Sulahn region right next to the shard; southeast of the Dalish hunter you ebcounter, near the Veilfire symbol translated as word.
  • Northeast of the Dalish Camp, across the river.


Quarries Edit


Red Jenny's Caches Edit


Loot Edit

  • Ancient Elven Robes icon Ancient Elven Robes - Looted from a corpse; see side quest Something to Prove.
  • Bianca-aiming-schematic-icon2 Bianca Aiming II (Enhanced) Schematic - Looted from the Gamordan Stormrider high dragon.
  • DAI cleave axe icon Cleave - see side quest Map of Enavuris
  • Bane of Red Crossing icon Farslayer - On the ground behind the rift north of the Riverside Garrison.
  • Bleeder of Souls icon Lady Jocasta's Revenge - Looted from the Gamordan Stormrider high dragon.
  • Masterwork Scout Armor icon Masterwork Scout Armor - see Sketch of Enavuris River
  • Rendors Blade icon Rendor's Blade - Looted from a Revenant; see side quest For the Empire.
  • Unique ring icon Ring of Doubt - see side quest Something to Prove
  • Ancient Elven Robes icon Robes of the High Keeper - Available for purchase from Master Taniel in the Dalish Camp for
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    14212 Currency (Inquisition).
  • Sad Weapon Schematic icon Sad Weapon Schematic - In a random dung pile near Riverwatch Camp and Ville Montevelan.
  • Unique amulet icon Superb Amulet of Cunning - see side quest the Dead Hand
  • Unique amulet icon Superb Amulet of Dexterity - Looted from the Gamordan Stormrider high dragon.
  • Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Ranged Defense - see side quest The Spoils of Desecration
  • Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Staggering - Looted from a vase in a tower northwest of Fort Revasan.
    Note: Requires Deft Hands, Fine Tools Inquisition perk.
  • Unique ring icon Ring of Doubt - Looted from a corpse; see side quest Something to Prove.
    Note: Requires installation of Patch 10.

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Andruil: Goddess of the Hunt
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Andruil's Messenger
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Crumpled Missive
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Dales: A Promise Lost
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Exalted Plains
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Elgar'nan: God of Vengeance
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Ghilan'nain: Mother of the Halla
Ico codex entry Codex entry: June: God of the Craft
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Legend of the Three Sisters: Book 1
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Legend of the Three Sisters: Book 2
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Legend of the Three Sisters: Book 3
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Memorials of the Second Exalted March
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Mythal: the Great Protector
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Silver Knight
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Soul Canto
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Sylaise: the Hearthkeeper
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Ville Montevelan

Note texts Edit

Text ico Freemen Messages
Text ico Love Letter

Notes Edit

  • After the main quest Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts has been completed, Commander Jehan and Marshall Proulx can be spoken to for additional dialogue, and new ambient dialogue can also be heard from the Orlesian soldiers stationed at Fort Revasan and Citadelle du Corbeau.
  • Although the door leading further into Citadelle du Corbeau can be highlighted, it cannot be opened by any means.
  • If you go near the bridge Pont Agur with Varric, he will say, "Don't anyone think of throwing me," which is a reference to Gimli from the film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings", wherein during their flight from the Balrog in Moria, he refuses aid making a difficult jump, saying "nobody tosses a dwarf." Later during the battle at Helm's Deep, Gimli reluctantly demands Aragorn throw him across a wide chasm as he is unable to make the jump to battle the Uruk Hai.

Bugs Edit

  • xboxoneXbox one iconpcIcon pcps4Icon ps4 Lore Requisition on the Plains cannot be completed. When attemptng to complete the quest all items are consumed and the quest restarts automatically, preventing the Inquisitor from obtaining other requisition quests in that area. For pcIcon pcPC users there is an unofficial mod which fixes the issue here. A fix has also been included in Bugs Be Gone, a compilation of multiple bug fixes for Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. A message from Marshal Bastien Proulx to his soldiers before battle was joined; excerpt from Codex entry: The Exalted Plains
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