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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[]

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] After the elves' defeat and the dissolution of their kingdom, Ville Montevelan became the first human settlement in the Dales, presided over by Revered Mother Amity, Champion of the Exalted March.

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[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Ville Montevelan ruins

The Exalted Plains are a contested battlefield during the War of the Lions until Empress Empress Celene and Gaspard de Chalons's armies agree to cease hostilities until the outcome of the peace talks in Halamshiral. After both armies retreat to their camps, Val Royeaux loses all contact. The Inquisition can investigate the breakdown in communications 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.

If the Inquisitor chooses to investigate the situation, they discover that spirits have come forth to possess the corpses of those that have fallen, while deserters have formed into a group known as the Freemen of the Dales and harass both sides of the war. Further investigation reveals that the leader of the Freemen on the Plains is in fact a Venatori mage sent to infiltrate the deserters to sow dissent within Orlais' armies and that he deliberately stockpiled bodies to attract spirits.


Places[]

Map of the Exalted Plains

Regions[]

Note: The 21 regions below make up the Regions in the Plains collection. Discovering all of them grants 200 Influence.
Ancient Baths
Citadelle du Corbeau (stronghold for Empress Celene's Troops)
Crow Fens
Dalish Encampment Dalish Encampment (home to Keeper Hawen's clan)
The Dead Hand The Dead Hand
Desolate Bank
Eastern Ramparts
Enavuris
Fort Revasan (stronghold for Grand Duke Gaspard's Troops)
Ghilan'nain's Grove
Halin'sulahn
Northern Ramparts
Path of Flame
Riel
Riverside Garrison
Shrine to Sylaise
Var Bellanaris Var Bellanaris
Unadin Grotto Unadin Grotto
Victory Rise
Ville Montevelan Ville Montevelan
Western Ramparts

Inquisition camps[]

Path of Flame Camp
Riverwatch Camp
Fens Camp

Characters[]

Marshall Bastien Proulx
Emalien
Fabienne
Gordian
Keeper Hawen
Ser Hildebrandt[2]
Ithiren
Commander Jehan
Loranil
Sergeant Meursault
Nissa
Olafin
Corporal Rosselin
Master Taniel (merchant)
Valorin[3]

Quests[]

A Dalish Perspective A Dalish Perspective (only available prior to 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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

Halla
Hanal'ghilan (a unique golden halla)
Snoufleur

Hostile creatures[]

Gurgut
Wolf
Black wolf
Wyvern
Snowy Wyvern (a unique leucistic wyvern)
Gamordan Stormrider

Enemies[]

Freemen of the Dales
Venatori
  • Venatori Rifters
Demons
Undead

Collections[]

Bottles on the Wall[]

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 located on the Eastern Ramparts.
Bottles On The Wall icon.png Vintage: Warden Korenic - search inside a yellow house by the river in Ville Montevelan.
Bottles On The Wall icon.png Vintage: Warden Tontiv - southwest of the Riverwatch Inquisition Camp, search inside the burning red house.

Dragon Hunter[]

Gamordan Stormrider Gamordan Stormrider

Landmarks[]

Landmarks on the Plains Landmarks on the Plains

Mosaics[]

Invasion numbering

Invasion Invasion (piece #1) - at the entrance of the Dead Hand, on a rock behind The Dead Hand landmark.
Invasion Invasion (piece #2) - inside the Dead Hand cave, on the left-hand side of the main room where the puzzle is located.
Invasion Invasion (piece #3) - in the northern section of the Ancient Baths, on a pier over looking the water.
Invasion Invasion (piece #4) - directly east of Lindiranae's Fall landmark, on the east side of the rocks overlooking the Eastern Ramparts, near a campfire in the small alcove.
Invasion Invasion (piece #5) - in the final chamber of Unadin Grotto in Var Bellanaris.

Shards[]

Shards on the Plains Shards on the Plains

Skyhold Customizations[]

Chantry Banner Chantry Banner - inside a tower located on the Eastern Ramparts where Gordian is encountered (the tower also contains a shard).
Dalish Banner Crown Dalish Banner Crown - rewarded up completion of the side quest For the Empire.

Songs[]

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[]

Herbs[]

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[]

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

Metals[]

Bloodstone Bloodstone
Iron Iron
Obsidian Obsidian
Serpentstone Serpentstone
Veridium Veridium

Notable items[]

Elven artifacts[]

Logging stands[]

  • In the Halin'Sulahn region near a shard and southeast of where the Dalish hunter is encountered (near the Veilfire symbol for word).
  • Northeast of the Dalish Encampment, directly across the river.

Quarries[]

Red Jenny's Caches[]

Loot[]

Ancient Elven Robes Ancient Elven Robes - looted from a corpse; see side quest Something to Prove.
Bianca Aiming II (Enhanced) Schematic Bianca Aiming II (Enhanced) Schematic - looted from the Gamordan Stormrider high dragon.
Cleave Cleave - see side quest Map of Enavuris
Farslayer Farslayer - on the ground behind the rift north of the Riverside Garrison.
Lady Jocasta's Revenge Lady Jocasta's Revenge - looted from the Gamordan Stormrider high dragon.
Masterwork Firm Bianca Grip Schematic Masterwork Firm Bianca Grip Schematic - see side quest Map of Halin'sulahn
Masterwork Scout Armor Masterwork Scout Armor - see side quest Sketch of Enavuris River
Rendor's Blade Rendor's Blade - looted from a Revenant; see side quest For the Empire.
Ring of Doubt Ring of Doubt - looted from a corpse; see side quest Something to Prove.
Note: Requires installation of Patch 10.
Robes of the High Keeper Robes of the High Keeper - available for purchase from Master Taniel in the Dalish Encampment for 14212 Currency (Inquisition).png.
Sad Weapon Schematic Sad Weapon Schematic - in a random dung pile near the Riverwatch Inquisition Camp and Ville Montevelan.
Superb Amulet of Cunning Superb Amulet of Cunning - see side quest the Dead Hand
Superb Amulet of Dexterity Superb Amulet of Dexterity - looted from the Gamordan Stormrider high dragon.
Superb Belt of Ranged Defense Superb Belt of Ranged Defense - see side quest The Spoils of Desecration
Superb Belt of Staggering Superb Belt of Staggering - looted from a vase in a tower northwest of Fort Revasan.
Note: Requires Deft Hands, Fine Tools Inquisition perk.

Codex entries[]

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: Dirthamen: Keeper of Secrets Codex entry: Dirthamen: Keeper of Secrets
Codex entry: The Exalted Plains Codex entry: The Exalted Plains
Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide
Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide
Codex entry: Fen'Harel: The Dread Wolf Codex entry: Fen'Harel: The Dread Wolf
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: Halla Codex entry: Halla
Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Eight Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Eight
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: Map of Enavuris Codex entry: Map of Enavuris
Codex entry: Map of Halin'sulahn Codex entry: Map of Halin'sulahn
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: Old Journal Codex entry: Old Journal
Codex entry: Scattered Notes Codex entry: Scattered Notes
Codex entry: The Silver Knight Codex entry: The Silver Knight
Codex entry: Sketch of Enavuris River Codex entry: Sketch of Enavuris River
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[]

A Challenge A Challenge
Confessions Confessions
Damp Note Damp Note
The Elven Glyphs The Elven Glyphs
Foreman's Logbook Foreman's Logbook
Freemen Messages (collect the dead) Freemen Messages (collect the dead)
Freemen Messages (Herald of Andraste) Freemen Messages (Herald of Andraste)
Freemen Messages (Jocelyne) Freemen Messages (Jocelyne)
Gallows Records Gallows Records
Incomplete Letter Incomplete Letter
Infatuation Infatuation
Instructions for the Maid Instructions for the Maid
A Letter A Letter
A List A List
Love Letter Love Letter
A Note A Note
Ripped Piece of Paper Ripped Piece of Paper
Scribbled Message Scribbled Message
Soggy Journal Soggy Journal
Sun-Bleached Journal Sun-Bleached Journal
Thin Scratches Thin Scratches
Torn Chit Torn Chit
An Unsent Letter An Unsent Letter
Valorin's Journal Valorin's Journal

Notes[]

  • 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[]

  • 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[]

  • xboxonexboxonepcpcps4ps4 Lore Requisition on the Plains cannot be completed. When attempting 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[]

References[]

  1. A message from Marshal Bastien Proulx to his soldiers before battle was joined; excerpt from Codex entry: The Exalted Plains
  2. See side quest Unfinished Business.
  3. See Note: Valorin's Journal and side quests Something to Prove and Someone to Lose.
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