The Hargrave Keep is a ruined castle in the boggy Fallow Mire.
During the final war between Ferelden and the Avvars over the lowlands, many Banns took up arms against the invaders, and Bann Hargrave was one of them. In 6:52 Steel her army managed to defeat the barbarians, but when King Theirin ordered her to pursue the fleeing tribes, she used this opportunity to leverage funds to built a castle. With the threat of an incoming famine, as well as his diminishing approval with the court, the king agreed to Hargrave's demands and assigned her the boglands in the southern Ferelden. Three years later, in 6:55 Steel, the Keep was built, and the Avvar were forced out of Ferelden for good.To commemorate this, the bann built the Light of Andraste statue to thank her for her good fortune.
Whilst the farmers of the country suffered from the famine, Bann Hargrave and her keep flourished thanks to the fish and wild animals in the surrounding area and a village grew at the base of the keep.
The bann's descendants occupied the keep until the Second Orlesian Invasion of Ferelden in the Blessed Age, during which all of the Hargraves died out. The village managed to survive, but by 9:41 Dragon it is abandoned, as the village was hit by a plague which either killed or drove away all of the inhabitants.
In 9:41 Dragon several rifts open in the bogland, causing all those who perished in the plague to rise from the dead and attack any traveller. As the Inquisition starts to spread the news about the Herald of Andraste, a tribe of Avvars under the leadership of Hand of Korth capture a group of Inquisition soldiers and take them into the keep.
They send a message to Haven in order to lure the Herald out to see them in person, so they can prove that Andraste is a false prophet and to show the superiority of the Avvar gods by killing the Herald. The Avvars die at the hand of the rescue party led by the Herald.
Freed Are Slaves - 1/12 pieces:
- Behind the locked door (requires Deft Hands, Fine Tools)
Notable items Edit
- Supply Cache – Atop the battlements, above the front gate.
Loot EditGift of the Mountain-Father
Korth the Mountain-Father brought his people to the mountains at the dawn of time, carving out caves for shelter and bringing them game to survive on. He told them, "Remain in the mountains. They will grant you all you need." Accordingly, Avvar who leave the Frostbacks carry a blade made from ore mined there.
Requires: Level 7
Damage: 126-133 AoE
+5% Sunder on Hit
+5% extra damage for each enemy within 8 meters – From the Hand of Korth during Lost Souls.