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

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

Background[edit | edit source]

The Forbidden Oasis contains ancient Elven and Tevinter ruins. Relatively recent history includes the arrival of the "Envers Mining Company" whom predominantly operated in the region mining 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[edit | edit source]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


The Inquisition travels to region after an auction yields a scroll indicating a connection between The Oasis and the ocularum shards. When the Inquisition relocates to Skyhold, the Venatori learn of The Oasis and traverse the area in search for ancient artifacts. 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[edit | edit source]

Regions[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • Desert Camp
  • Oasis Camp

Characters[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Requisitions[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Investigate the Shards Investigate the Shards

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

After relocating to Skyhold:

Collections[edit | edit source]

Bottles on the Wall[edit | edit source]

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.

The upper level entrance to the tunnel with the mosaic piece.


Landmarks[edit | edit source]

Landmarks in the Oasis Landmarks in the Oasis

Mosaics[edit | edit source]

Freed Are Slaves Freed Are Slaves 1/12 pieces:


Shards[edit | edit source]

Shards in the Oasis Shards in the Oasis

Skyhold Customizations[edit | edit source]

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Herbs[edit | edit source]

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

Leather[edit | edit source]

Canine Leather Canine Leather
Fennec Fur Fennec Fur
Nugskin Nugskin

Metals[edit | edit source]

Paragon's Luster Paragon's Luster
Serpentstone Serpentstone

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Ancient Writing.png
An Apostate's Message.png

Elven artifacts[edit | edit source]

  • At the top of "Ritual Rock".
  • On the lower level of the main chamber in the Solasan Temple.


Veilfire glyphs[edit | edit source]


Loot[edit | edit source]

Hidden well location

  • Verdict Verdict - Found at the bottom of a well, in the far south-east section of the map. In order to break the wooden covering of the well a character must jump a few times upon it.

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the Oasis is not scouted and explored prior to reaching Skyhold, Scout Harding will state: "I'm afraid we've arrived too late," that the Venatori have already set up at the temple entrance. As a result, the Inquisition will have to fight through them and a Giant, in addition to local wildlife and Fade rifts, 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[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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