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Join us brothers and sisters.
Join us in the shadows where we stand vigilant.
Join us as we carry the duty that can not be forsworn.
And should you perish, know that your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
And that one day we shall join you.
―Words spoken at the Joining

The Grey Warden membership comprises thousands of humans, elves and dwarves who have given their lives to protect Thedas from the threat of the darkspawn by joining the Grey Wardens.

Ancient Age[]

Grey Wardens charge the darkspawn lines during a Blight

When the order was formed in -305 Ancient (890 TE), it was formed primarily of Tevinter veterans of the darkspawn battles of the First Blight.

  • Carinus – known as the founder of the Grey Warden order[1]
  • Erasmus – a Grey Warden mage who nearly fell under the influence of Corypheus and committed suicide in -183 Ancient (1012 TE) by jumping off the top of the prison tower[4]
  • Daneken – a Warden-Commander in charge of the Warden prison located in the Vimmark Mountains where Corypheus was imprisoned; in -181 Ancient (1014 TE) he suggested to the First Warden that they lock away Corypheus forever and never tell anyone about his existence, as he was far too dangerous;[5] one of the Warden prison's floors are named after them[6]
  • Sashamiri – the Senior Warden who trapped Corypheus on Warden-Commander Farele's orders; Sashamiri destroyed Dumat's remains after using its blood to lure Corypheus into the trap;[7][4][8] one of the Warden prison's floors are named after her[9]
  • Stafen Nerrah – Chamberlain of the Grey at Weisshaupt Fortress around -189 Ancient (1006 TE)[8]
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  • Nakiri – an Ander from the Donark Forest who suggested using blood as a weapon against the darkspawn, inspiring the Joining ritual[10]

Divine Age[]

  • Lamarr – Senior Warden during the Second Blight; hero of the Second Battle of Forward Pass; held back three charges of darkspawn before dying[11]
  • Neriah – a mage who was Corin's fellow Grey Warden and his lover; she threw herself in front of an emissary's bolt and was slain, thus saving Corin, this gave him the chance to slay Zazikel and end the Second Blight; died in 1:95 Divine
  • Tesoro – Warden-Commander during the Second Blight; died while defending the Abyssal Rift[12]

Glory Age[]

  • Frida Halwic – took over as Warden-Commander in Ferelden after Asturian's Calling

Towers Age[]

  • Valeska – a Senior Warden who recommended the building of a fortress over a Deep Roads entrance in Emprise du Lion after the Third Blight[15]

Exalted Age[]

  • Alsiana – a Warden-Commander who fought during the Fourth Blight[16]
  • Danaro – a Grey Warden and griffon rider who fought in the Fourth Blight[17]
  • Dendi – a Senior Warden who fought during the Fourth Blight[18]
  • Dunsaine – the last roostmaster of the Grey Wardens[19]
  • Edelys – a female dwarf who was recruited shortly before the end of the Fourth Blight; she witnessed the death of Archdemon Andoral
  • Fenadahl – an elven Grey Warden who fought during the Fourth Blight[20]
  • Felisse – a redheaded female Grey Warden and griffon rider who fought in the Fourth Blight[21]
  • Huble – a Senior Warden who fought during the Fourth Blight[22]
  • Jorak – a Grey Warden and griffon rider who fought in the Fourth Blight[24]
  • Kaiya – a Grey Warden who fought during the Fourth Blight; she was the twin sister of Taiya[20]
  • Kavaros – a Grey Warden mage who fought during the Fourth Blight[25]
  • Khern – a dwarf of the Smith caste who joined the Grey Wardens and fought at Garahel's side during the Fourth Blight; he is credited for creating superior axes[26]
  • Lehor – a Senior Warden from the Anderfels who fought in the last battle of the Fourth Blight[27]
  • Lemke – a Grey Warden who killed the last surviving dragon in the Free Marches and had its bones turned into a suit of dragonbone armor and a mages staff called the Dragon's Call
  • Lisme – a gender fluid human mage Grey Warden who fought in the Fourth Blight[28]
  • Munk – the brother of Tunk; the dwarf defended Hossberg during its siege by the darkspawn[29]
  • Ogosa – a casteless dwarf; she joined the Grey Wardens after they asked for Orzammar's support during the Fourth Blight; the red-headed dwarf was initially stationed in Orlais but then transferred to Fortress Haine[30]
  • Prosper – a Grey Warden who was friends with Garahel and watched from across the battlefield as he slew the Archdemon Andoral, later swearing in a letter that his friend would be remembered forever[31]
  • Senaste – a Warden-Commander who fought during the Fourth Blight[32]
  • Taiya – a Grey Warden who fought during the Fourth Blight; she was the twin sister of Kaiya[20]
  • Tunk – the brother of Munk; the dwarf defended Hossberg during its siege by the darkspawn[29]
  • Turab – the Warden-Commander of Antiva during the Fourth Blight;[33] the red-bearded dwarf was killed by the Archdemon Andoral in 5:12 Exalted while trying to evacuate the Antivan royal family from Antiva City[32]

Storm Age[]

  • Avernus – a Grey Warden mage who extended his life unnaturally by means of blood magic in order to study the darkspawn taint
  • Sophia Dryden – she took over as Warden-Commander after being forced to join the Wardens after a failed coup against King Arland; this subsequently, led to a rebellion against Arland that ultimately ended in defeat, resulting in two centuries' exile of the Grey Wardens from Ferelden; Sophia died in the rebellion, and was possessed by a demon who animated her body some two centuries later

Grey Wardens who fought alongside Sophia Dryden in Soldier's Peak during the Battle of Soldier's Peak:

  • Captain Melo
  • The Black Ferret
  • Chair-Thrower Lopez
  • Ser Derek of Orlais
  • Jason the Longbow
  • Allan the Quibler
  • David the Silent
  • Dustin the Colour Blind
  • Ebenger of the Bovine Brethren
  • Farrell the Fera
  • Ser Graham the Untiring
  • Jason sans le Argonauts
  • Langley the Nefarious
  • Lucky Lacuna
  • Mad Dog Smeadows
  • Matthias the Blood
  • McGuirk the Vile Priest
  • Melissa the Magical Malefactor
  • Om the Stretched
  • Packrat Derksen
  • Sergeant "Red" Morrison
  • Santos the Silent Scimitar
  • Vitriolic Eric
  • Weak Eye Santos
  • Welburn the Exhaustive Fire

Blessed Age[]

  • Kristoff – the Commander of the Grey of Orlais before Bregan[35]

Dragon Age[]

Dragon Age: The Calling[]

After Sophia's rebellion, the Grey Wardens were exiled from Ferelden until a group of Orlesian Wardens approached King Maric Theirin for aid in an expedition into the Deep Roads in the early years of the Dragon Age.

Grey Warden concept art

  • Bregan – a Commander of the Grey in Orlais until his Calling in the early years of the Dragon Age; he died in Kinloch Hold
  • Genevieve – Bregan's sister and successor as Commander of the Grey in Orlais; she died in Kinloch Hold
  • Hafter (dog) – even if is a dog, it is considered a Grey Warden by virtue of his tainted blood[36]
  • Julien – an Orlesian Grey Warden warrior, who wielded a two-handed greatsword; he fell saving Duncan's life against a dragon while in the Deep Roads
  • Nicolas – a Grey Warden warrior, who fought with a mace and shield; unable to cope with Julien's death, Nicolas chose to remain trapped by a demon's illusion in the Fade
  • Polara – the Warden-Commander prior to Duncan; She was from Antiva and fostered a positive relationship with King Maric; Polara had a son who disappeared during the Fifth Blight and then disappeared herself, either to Weisshaupt or beyond[37]

Dragon Age: Origins[]

Duncan on a scouting mission in the Deep Roads with three Fereldan Grey Wardens

  • Daveth – was raised not far from the Korcari Wilds; he ended up a pickpocket on the streets of Denerim until being recruited by Duncan; he did not survive the Joining
  • Grigor/Gregor – a burly Grey Warden from the Anderfels, with a big fuzzy beard and a prodigious capacity for alcohol;[38] presumed dead after the Battle of Ostagar
  • Jory – a knight of Redcliffe with a young and pregnant wife; Ser Jory was initially proud to have been chosen by Duncan, however, on seeing Daveth's fate, Jory panicked and drew his weapon and was immediately killed by Duncan
  • Kherek – an elder dwarven Grey Warden who left for his Calling before reports of the Fifth Blight began[39]
  • Loghain Mac Tir (conditional)Maric's friend and advisor; Loghain's actions at the beginning of the Fifth Blight led to civil war; the Warden was forced to choose between executing him or inducting him into the Grey Wardens
  • Reyor – Ferelden's Warden-Constable in 9:29 Dragon[40]
  • Richu – an experienced Warden who fought alongside Duncan[41]
  • Riordan – initially from Highever, Riordan joined the Wardens along with Duncan, but remained in Orlais to become the senior Warden of Jader; he died crippling Urthemiel, the Archdemon behind the Fifth Blight, bringing it down to earth where he would be killed by the Warden's party
  • Rondall – a Ferelden Grey Warden and contemporary of Alistair[42]
  • Tamarel – a young elf recruited by Duncan for her sharp eye and skill with the bow;[41] Tamarel's fate is unknown, but it appears she was no longer with the Fereldan Wardens in the six months prior to the Battle of Ostagar[43]
  • The Warden – the only Fereldan Warden, other than Alistair, known to have survived the Battle of Ostagar; they led the fight against the Fifth Blight and defeated the Archdemon Urthemiel

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening[]

  • Anders – a human mage who has escaped the Circle of Magi seven times, but always seems to get caught; Rylock claims that Anders is a murderer and is not to be trusted, she blames him for the death of the templars that were guarding him at Vigil's Keep when the darkspawn attacked; Anders later was forced to flee Vigil's Keep and hide among the Blight refugees in Kirkwall[45]
  • Feren – a Senior Grey Warden scholar that went to the Deep Roads during the events of Dragon Age Journeys
  • Kristoff – one of the Orlesian Wardens sent to Ferelden after the Fifth Blight to help rebuild the order; he was slain by the First during a recon mission in the Blackmarsh; his corpse was used as a bait to lure the Warden-Commander into a trap; after the defeat of the First, while in the Fade, Kristoff's body accidentally becomes possessed by the spirit of Justice
  • Mhairi – a female human warrior who admires the two Wardens who are known to have defeated the Archdemon "single-handedly", and jumps at the opportunity to help rebuild the order; Mhairi does not survive the Joining
  • Nolan – a criminal that was in Vigil's Keep the night prior to Mhairi's Joining as a Warden-Recruit; he became a Grey Warden one week after[46]
  • Oghren (conditional) – a dwarven warrior who fought alongside the Warden during the Fifth Blight
  • Rhyn – an elven Grey Warden from Orlais who was part of Kristoff's team; he was killed by a Hurlock alpha during one of Kristoff's earlier missions[47]
  • Sigrun (conditional) – a dwarven rogue and a member of the Legion of the Dead; she is the last surviving member of her group that went to Kal'Hirol to fight darkspawn
  • Velanna (conditional) – a Dalish and the Second to her Keeper who was exiled from her clan; she is aggressive and has the ability to animate trees (which are similar to sylvans); Velanna is encounter in the Wending Wood attacking human merchants who she believed kidnapped her sister, Seranni

Dragon Age II[]

  • Alec – a Grey Warden who supported Janeka in her quest to control Corypheus
  • Dursten – a Grey Warden who supported Janeka in her quest to control Corypheus
  • Rolan – originally a Knight-Templar, he felt the urge to join the Wardens after his Chantry was destroyed by darkspawn; a deal between the Wardens and Templars was brokered to end the protesting of Anders' recruitment into the Wardens; the condition was that after Rolan's Joining, Anders no longer was allowed to go on any Warden operations without him; some time later Rolan along with several Wardens and Templars attempted to kill Anders after discovering he became an abomination when he merged with spirit of Justice; however, Anders managed to slay them all and flee to Kirkwall[45]
  • Larius – a former Warden-Commander who forced Malcolm Hawke to use blood magic to secure the Grey Warden prison housing Corypheus; instead of going to Orzammar for his Calling, Larius went to the prison to guard it, eventually becoming a ghoul
  • Janeka – a human Grey Warden who attempted to capture Hawke and/or their sibling, as a Hawke's blood was needed to set Corypheus free; Janeka's intentions to use blood magic to control Corypheus, to ultimately put an end the Blights, never came to be as she was overwhelmed by the darkspawn's magic; after Hawke defeats Corypheus only then does she realizes that she was being manipulated by Corypheus
  • Roland – a Grey Warden who supported Janeka in her quest to control Corypheus

Dragon Age: The Last Flight[]

  • Diguier – a former Templar Knight-Lieutenant from Orlais and a Warden-Recruit; he did not survive his Joining[49]
  • Laros – a former Templar dwarf and Warden-Recruit
  • Reimas – a former Templar and a Warden-Recruit
  • Valya – an elven apprentice mage from the Hossberg Circle of Magi and Warden-Recruit

Dragon Age: Inquisition[]

  • Alisse Fontaine – Commander of the Grey prior to the Fifth Blight; formerly a Warden Constable of Val Chevin[50]
  • Blackwall – a Warden Constable of the Grey in Val Chevin during the Fifth Blight[51] and bearer of the Silverite Wings of Valor; he succeeded Warden Constable Fontaine who went on to become Commander of the Grey; Blackwall was killed by darkspawn on the Storm Coast while escorting Thom Rainier, a potential new recruit, back to Val Chevin in 9:37[52]
  • Chernoff – Grey Warden stationed at Adamant Fortress who was friends with fellow Warden Michenne;[54] during the Inquisition's assault on the Fortress he and his men rebelled against Warden-Commander Clarel's plan to use Blood Magic to summon a Demon army[55]
  • Gerolf – a Free Marcher Warden and companion of Thom Rainier[56][57]
  • Jana (conditional) – an elven girl living in Crestwood may choose to join after being saved from the undead by a pair of Wardens; alternatively the Inquisitor may dissuade her and instead recruit her as an agent for the Inquisition; if Jana joins the Wardens, Clarel will later kill Jana in a blood sacrifice at Adamant Fortress
  • Melina Frey – a Secretary at Weisshaupt, as of 9:44 Dragon[59]
  • Ser Ruth – a human Warden who served under Clarel and later surrendered herself to the Inquisition seeking punishment for the crimes she committed while at Adamant Fortress
  • Thom Rainier (conditional) – a Free Marcher and disgraced Captain of the Orlesian Army; Thom was recruited by Warden-Constable Blackwall after he witnessed Rainier getting into a tavern brawl[52]

The Next One[]

  • Lawrence – the Warden who rescued Evka Ivo while in the Deep Roads from a blighted creature with two mouths[60]

Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights[]

  • Antoine – an elven male from Orlais who was recently recruited by Evka Ivo
  • Friedl – a Warden-Recruit who accompanied Senior-Warden Jovis on his expedition
  • Jovis – a Senior Warden who went missing during a mining expedition
  • Lesha – a Tevinter mage who has been with the Wardens for two years
  • Ramesh – a Senior Warden and personal friend of Jovis

Other[]

Additional Wardens[]

The following Grey Wardens cannot be listed in chronological order:

  • Ailsa – a Grey Warden that detailed in a dairy how the calling effected her before succumbing to it while in the Darkspawn Warrens section of the Deep Roads[62]
  • Astor – a Warden-Commander who led an expedition to the Grey Warden prison situated in the Vimmark Mountains; he was killed holding back a demon while the other Wardens activated the prisons defenses[63]
  • Audwen – a Warden-Recruit who died in the Joining[64]
  • Koral Bemot – a dwarven Grey Warden of House Bemot; he was said to have single-handedly defended the gates of Orzammar from invading darkspawn using a crossbow[65]
  • Ser Marjorie Berran[67]
  • Dernheim – served as a Warden-Commander of Weisshaupt[68]
  • Leonide de Firmin – a Warden-Recruit who died in the Joining[69]
  • Padric Howe – an ancestor of Nathaniel Howe, presumably died while undergoing the Joining[70]
  • Meline – a Warden-Recruit from Arlesans who died in the Joining[72]
  • Riannon – the Warden-Commander after whom an entire floor of the Warden prison situated in the Vimmark Mountains is named after;[75] Riannon remarked on Corypheus' power and stressed the necessity of finding a way to fortify his seals[76]
  • Ulrich – a Grey Warden who accompanied Warden-Commander Astor to the Warden prison situated in the Vimmark Mountains; he inadvertently released a demon after messing with one of the prison's magical seal which ultimately led to Astor's death[63][63]

Bottles on the Wall Wardens[]

The following Grey Warden names are listed on bottles found across Ferelden and Orlais:[77]

  • Anras
  • Daedalam
  • Elval'lal
  • Gibbins
  • Jairn
  • Korenic
  • Steed
  • Tontiv

Dwarven Memorial Wardens[]

The following Dwarven Grey Wardens are listed on a memorial in the Western Approach:

Tabletop Wardens[]

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  • Kilina – a Grey Warden recruiter of the Orth people of the Anderfels[78]

Qunari Wardens[]

Although no Qunari has ever joined the Grey Wardens, there are rumors of several Tal-Vashoth taking the Joining in recent decades.[79]

References[]

  1. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, pp. pg. 17.
  2. Codex entry: An Unusual Discovery
  3. Corypheus's Prison - Farele's Floor
  4. 4.0 4.1 Codex entry: Regalia of Weisshaupt
  5. Codex entry: A Change of Course
  6. Corypheus's Prison - Daneken's Floor
  7. Codex entry: Privileged to the Wardens
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 179
  9. Corypheus's Prison - Sashamiri's Floor
  10. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Game Master's Guide, set 2, p. 3.
  11. Lamarr Tower landmark in the Western Approach.
  12. Tesoro Tower landmark in the Western Approach.
  13. Zhores Tower landmark in the Western Approach.
  14. Based on the Cleave (Axe) description.
  15. Codex entry: Valeska's Watch
  16. Dragon Age: Last Flight, chapter 17
  17. Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 105
  18. Dragon Age: Last Flight, chapter 3
  19. Dragon Age: Last Flight, chapter 23
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Dragon Age: Last Flight, chapter 4
  21. Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 88
  22. Dragon Age: Last Flight, chapter 2
  23. Dragon Age: Last Flight
  24. Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 91
  25. Dragon Age: Last Flight, chapter 8
  26. Based on the Axe of the Grey description.
  27. Dragon Age: Last Flight, chapter 21
  28. Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 107
  29. 29.0 29.1 Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 127
  30. Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 187
  31. Codex entry: Garahel's Helm
  32. 32.0 32.1 Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 77
  33. Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 33
  34. Codex entry: Adamant Fortress
  35. Dragon Age: The Calling, p. 142
  36. Dragon Age: The Calling, p. 63
  37. Codex entry: Fiona
  38. Mentioned in conversation by Alistair, his name may actually have been Grigor, Alistair is uncertain.
  39. Alistair will mention Kherek to a dwarven Warden, if asked if there were any dwarves among the Wardens.
  40. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 80
  41. 41.0 41.1 BioWare Wiki
  42. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 81
  43. Alistair says he has only seen pictures of female Wardens, only if the Warden is female and asks whether there were any female Wardens; Alistair has been with the Fereldan Wardens for six months.
  44. Alistair will mention Tarimel to an elven Warden, if asked if there were any elves among the Wardens.
  45. 45.0 45.1 Mentioned in Anders' short story.
  46. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, pp. pg. 119.
  47. Dragon Age: Warden's Fall — Part 1.
  48. Mentioned by Temmerin Glavonak in the quest Finding Nathaniel in Dragon Age II.
  49. Dragon Age: Last Flight, pg. 164.
  50. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 235
  51. Codex entry: A Fine Time to Close a Border
  52. 52.0 52.1 Codex entry: Blackwall
  53. Deep Roads Entrance landmark in the Deep Roads.
  54. Note: A Letter Found on a Grey Warden Mage
  55. Here Lies the Abyss
  56. As Rainier was assigned to the Free Marches according to his codex entry.
  57. Mentioned by Thom Rainier if he is a Grey Warden during Trespasser.
  58. 58.0 58.1 Note: An Unsigned Letter (Adamant)
  59. Codex entry: "Blackwall" and the Last Few Years
  60. Short Story: The Next One
  61. Mentioned by Duncan in the Dwarf Commoner Origin when handing over the Aeducan Mace.
  62. Codex entry: Warden Ailsa's Diary
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 Codex entry: Helm of Weisshaupt
  64. Codex entry: In Death
  65. Based in the Dwarven Defender description.
  66. Based on the Bergen's Honor description.
  67. Codex entry: Regarding the Calling
  68. Codex entry: Vestments of Sacrifice
  69. Codex entry: In Death
  70. Based on conversation between the Warden-Commander and Nathaniel while inside the throne room of Vigil's Keep.
  71. Codex entry: A Celebration Of Wardens.
  72. Codex entry: In Death
  73. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 150
  74. Codex entry: To Be Corrupted
  75. Corypheus's Prison - Riannon's Floor
  76. Codex entry: Locks within Locks
  77. Codex entry: Grey Whiskey/Ritewine/Conscription Ale
  78. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Game Master's Guide, set 2, p. 54
  79. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Player's Guide, set 2, p. 7
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