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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Ville Montevelan ruins[2]

The Exalted Plains are now a contested battlefield between the War of the Lions. Empress Celene and Gaspard de Chalons's armies now find themselves at a standstill due to the Veil tearing across Thedas. Spirits from the beyond have come forth to possess the corpses of those that have fallen.

The outbreak from the undead have driven both armies back to their respective keeps allowing an opportunity for the Inquisition to provide stability to the region. The Inquisitor can gain access to The Plains by completing the Investigate the Exalted Plains war table scouting operation in Skyhold.


Places[edit | edit source]

Map of the Exalted Plains

Regions[edit | edit source]

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


Inquisition camps[edit | edit source]

  • Path of Flame Camp
  • Riverwatch Camp
  • Fens Camp

Characters[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

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

Rifts[edit | edit source]

Rifts in the Fens Rifts in the Fens
Rifts in the Old Plains Rifts in the Old Plains
Rifts on the Battlefield Rifts on the Battlefield

Requisitions[edit | edit source]

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

War table operations[edit | edit source]

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

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Bottles on the Wall[edit | edit source]

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

Dragon Hunter[edit | edit source]

Gamordan Stormrider Gamordan Stormrider

Landmarks[edit | edit source]

Landmarks on the Plains Landmarks on the Plains

Mosaics[edit | edit source]

Invasion 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 looking 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 | edit source]

Shards on the Plains Shards on the Plains

Skyhold Customizations[edit | edit source]

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

Songs[edit | edit source]

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Herbs[edit | edit source]

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

Leather[edit | edit source]

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

Metals[edit | edit source]

Bloodstone Bloodstone
Iron Iron
Obsidian Obsidian
Serpentstone Serpentstone
Veridium Veridium

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Elven artifacts[edit | edit source]


Logging stands[edit | edit source]

  • In the Halin'Sulahn region right next to a shard; southeast of the Dalish hunter encountered, near the Veilfire symbol for word.
  • Northeast of the Dalish Encampment, across the river.


Quarries[edit | edit source]


Red Jenny's Caches[edit | edit source]

  • Within the L shaped walls in the Enavuris Ruins, directly north from the Dalish Camp; west of the Lindiranae's Fall landmark.
  • Exit Riverside Garrison and travel around to the southeastern side (sometimes bugged).


Loot[edit | edit source]

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

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

Note texts[edit | edit source]

Freemen Messages Freemen Messages
Love Letter Love Letter

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If Varric is in the party when approaching the bridge at Pont Agur prior to it's repair, he will shout: "Don't anyone think of throwing me," which is in reference to a scene with Gimli from the film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings", whereby the party is attempting to escape from the Balrog in Moria. Gimli refuses aid and makes a rather difficult jump, stating "nobody tosses a dwarf." Later during the battle at Helm's Deep, Gimli reluctantly demands that Aragorn throw him across a chasm, as he is unable to make the lengthy jump, to battle against the Uruk Hai.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • xboxonexboxonepcpcps4ps4 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 pcpcPC 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 | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. A message from Marshal Bastien Proulx to his soldiers before battle was joined; excerpt from Codex entry: The Exalted Plains
  2. The first established human settlement in the Dales after the Exalted March
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