The Grand Forest Villa is a fortress on the edges of Hinterlands.
The villa was built during the Storm Age by the contemporary Arl of Redcliffe, Jacen Guerrin. Despite being married to a woman, Jacen was ostensibly either gay or bisexual, and in a relationship with a Bard and swordman by the name of Ser Corram. Jacen's wife knew about the extra marital relationship of her husband, but insisted that Ser Corram does not stay with them at Redcliffe Castle. And thus the Arl built the fortress known as the Grand Forest Villa to house his lover. Arlessa Marguerite allowed Ser Corram to stay in the villa even past the Arl's death, and Ser Corram lived there until his peaceful death at the age on 90. He was burned in Arl Jacen's hunting cloak as ordered by the late Arlessa.
For about 300 years after Corram's death the villa was used for storage or as a summer house by the Guerrins, until the Fifth Blight, when the villa was abandoned due to the chaos surrounding the current The Arl of Redcliffe.
- Lyrium Smugglers
The Fall 1/12 pieces:
- Found atop the southwestern-most tower of the villa; see side quest The Mercenary Fortress.
A banner from Ferelden.
- looted from a large chest in the room directly across from the villa's main entrance; see side quest The Mercenary Fortress.
Tier 1 Common Herb
Tier 2 Common Herb
Tier 1 Rare Herb
Tier 1 Common Herb
Leather EditBear Hide
Notable items Edit
- Enhanced Belt of Health
+100 Maximum Health - looted from the Mercenary Leader inside the villa; see side quest The Mercenary Fortress.
- Masterwork Vanguard Armor
Unique Heavy Armor
Requires: Level 8
+3% Heal Bonus
+3% Melee Defense
+3% Ranged Defense
Increase maximum stamina by 10 - also looted from the Mercenary Leader.
- Valammar Key
The key was found alongside a letter on a desk in the Hinterlands.
- found on the overlook guarded by the Mercenary Leader.
Codex entries Edit
Note texts Edit
See also EditLetter
This letter was found on a body.
A Letter in an Empty Home An Unsigned Letter on a Bandit Body Letter on a Bandit in the Hinterlands