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For the elven temple located in this region, see Solasan.

The Forbidden Oasis is a desert location located in the western part of Orlais.

Background[]

The Forbidden Oasis contains ancient Elven and Tevinter ruins. Relatively recent history includes the arrival of the "Envers Mining Company" who predominantly mined Serpentstone and Paragon's Luster. The miners were eventually driven mad by the sinister magic that still lingers in the area.

The Forbidden Oasis lies in the northern stretches of the Western Approach. A mining company from Val Firmin once set up shop in the region, but moved on when the profits dried up. A mysterious temple lies at the heart of The Oasis, but none have managed to enter it.

—Excerpt from the quest journal.

Involvement[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


In their attempt to learn more about the ocularum shards, the Inquisition travels to the Forbidden Oasis to investigate the ancient elven temple at its heart. After the Inquisition relocates to Skyhold, the Venatori also learn of the temple and make their way to the Oasis to uncover its secrets. To unlock the region one must first pick up any of the shards found across Orlais or Ferelden. Once a shard has been obtained, the Inquisitor can access the Oasis by completing the Investigate the Shards war table scouting operation in Haven or Skyhold.


Places[]

Regions[]

Map of Forbidden Oasis

Note: The 16 regions below make up the Regions in the Oasis collection. Discovering all of them grants 200 Influence.
Aires Peak
Desert Edge
DuLac's Path
Dustdrop
Elizabeth's Garden (East)
Elizabeth's Garden (West)
Envers Mining Camp
Grant's Crossing
Intrinsic Pool
Par'as Cavern
Ritual Rock
Solasan Solasan
Spiral Mine
Stratos
Upper Ledge
Upper Walkway

Inquisitions camps[]

Desert Camp
Oasis Camp

Characters[]

Miner

Quests[]

The Cold Endured The Cold Endured
The Door in Par'as Cavern The Door in Par'as Cavern
The Fire Captured The Fire Captured
Holding the Oasis Holding the Oasis
A Prideful Place A Prideful Place
Shard Collector Shard Collector
The Spirit Calmed The Spirit Calmed
The Temple of Pride The Temple of Pride
What It's Worth What It's Worth

Rifts[]

Rifts High and Low Rifts High and Low
Rifts in the Oasis Rifts in the Oasis

Requisitions[]

Alloy Requisition in the Oasis Alloy Requisition in the Oasis
Luster Survey in the Oasis Luster Survey in the Oasis
Mining Requisition in the Oasis Mining Requisition in the Oasis
Serpentstone Survey in the Oasis Serpentstone Survey in the Oasis
Spider Requisition in the Oasis Spider Requisition in the Oasis

War table operations[]

Investigate the Shards Investigate the Shards

Creatures[]

Fennec
Nug
Tusket

Hostile creatures[]

Hyena
Corrupted spider
Giant (after relocating to Skyhold)

Enemies[]

Demons
Undead
Venatori (after relocating to Skyhold)

Collections[]

Bottles on the Wall[]

Bottles On The Wall icon.png Golden Scythe 4:90 Black - at the bottom of the Spiral Mine, near the first rift formed during the side quest Rifts High and Low.

Landmarks[]

Landmarks in the Oasis Landmarks in the Oasis

Mosaics[]

Freed Are Slaves numbering

Freed Are Slaves Freed Are Slaves (piece #7) - found in the tunnel east of the Solasan Temple.

Shards[]

Shards in the Oasis Shards in the Oasis

Skyhold Customizations[]

Grey Warden Banner Crown Grey Warden Banner Crown - in a barrel on the cliff face in the Envers Mining Camp area.

Resources[]

Herbs[]

Blood Lotus Blood Lotus
Deep Mushroom Deep Mushroom
Dragonthorn Dragonthorn
Elfroot Elfroot
Spindleweed Spindleweed
Witherstalk Witherstalk

Leather[]

Canine Leather Canine Leather
Fennec Fur Fennec Fur
Nugskin Nugskin

Metals[]

Paragon's Luster Paragon's Luster
Serpentstone Serpentstone

Notable items[]

Ancient Writing.png
An Apostate's Message.png

Elven artifacts[]

  • At the top of Ritual Rock.
  • On the lower level of the Solasan Temple's main chamber.

Veilfire glyphs[]

Ancient Writing Ancient Writing - in the main chamber of the Solasan Temple.
An Apostate's Message An Apostate's Message - near the Spiral Mine landmark, just north of short tunnel.

Loot[]

Agony Agony - looted during the side quest A Prideful Place, in the center room of the Solasan Temple.
Arishok's Vitaar Arishok's Vitaar - looted during the side quest A Prideful Place, in the center room of the Solasan Temple.
Master Fire Rune Master Fire Rune - looted during the side quest The Fire Captured, in the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Master Spirit Rune Master Spirit Rune - looted during the side quest The Spirit Calmed, in the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Superb Belt of Cold Resistance Superb Belt of Cold Resistance - looted during the side quest The Cold Endured, in the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Superb Belt of Electric Resistance Superb Belt of Electric Resistance - looted during the side quest A Prideful Place, in the center room of the Solasan Temple.
Superb Belt of Fire Resistance Superb Belt of Fire Resistance - looted during the side quest The Fire Captured, in the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Superb Belt of Spirit Resistance Superb Belt of Spirit Resistance - looted during the side quest The Spirit Calmed, in the final room of the Solasan Temple.

Hidden well location

Verdict Verdict - found at the bottom of a well, in the far southeast section of the World map (in order to break the wooden covering of the well a character must jump a few times upon it).

Codex entries[]

Codex entry: The Forbidden Oasis Codex entry: The Forbidden Oasis
Codex entry: The Marker Codex entry: The Marker
Codex entry: A Miner's Journal Codex entry: A Miner's Journal
Codex entry: Mysterious Book Codex entry: Mysterious Book
Codex entry: Spiral Mine Codex entry: Spiral Mine
Codex entry: Tracing from Temple Doors Codex entry: Tracing from Temple Doors
Codex entry: The Weight of War Codex entry: The Weight of War
Codex entry: Worn Pillars Codex entry: Worn Pillars

Note texts[]

Ancient Writing Ancient Writing
An Apostate's Message An Apostate's Message
Inscription in the Oasis Temple Inscription in the Oasis Temple
The Journal of Paulette Deschant The Journal of Paulette Deschant
Note Found on a Corpse Note Found on a Corpse

Notes[]

  • If the Oasis is not scouted and explored prior to reaching Skyhold, Scout Harding will state: "I'm afraid we've arrived too late," referring to the Venatori that have set up camp at the temple entrance. As a result, the Inquisition will have to fight through them, in addition to local wildlife, Fade rifts, and a Giant, before reaching the temple. Harding's dialogue will also change regarding the temple, from stating "this place gives me the creeps," to, "Can't say, haven't been able to get close." The dialogue regarding the mining company remains the same.
  • Defeating the small Venatori groups scattered around the area results in DAIApproval.png Iron Bull Slightly Approves each time, if he is in the active party.
  • The Forbidden Oasis is one of three areas that do not have a Resources war table operation, with the other two being the Storm Coast and Frostback Basin.

Bugs[]

Gallery[]

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