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Baron Havard-Pierre d'Amortisan is an Orlesian noble known for studying the most bizarre beasts of Thedas.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Havard-Pierre traveled with his scribe Dunwich to the Frostback Basin in search of the legendary Nox Morta. When Inquisition soldiers face delays setting up camps due to interference from the local wildlife, the baron is tasked with creating herb wards to keep the beasts away. The Inquisitor can find him at his camp just north of the Basin Floor Camp. While giving the Inquisitor the necessary wards, d'Amortisan also asks that they try and find his scribe, who has been absent for some time and whom he fears dead.

Once the wards have been placed and Dunwich found safe, the baron asks the Inquisitor to help him track the Nox Morta and prove its existence. If the Inquisitor agrees, they will eventually find that the beast is just an unusually large bogfisher.


Beasts at Bay Beasts at Bay
The Nox Morta The Nox Morta

Literary works[]

  • An Anatomie of Various Terrible Beasts[1][2][3]

Codex entries[]

Codex entry: Bogfisher Codex entry: Bogfisher
Codex entry: Gurgut Codex entry: Gurgut
Codex entry: Quillback Codex entry: Quillback

Note texts[]

Field Notes Field Notes
From the Journal of Havard-Pierre d'Amortisan From the Journal of Havard-Pierre d'Amortisan
A Half-Chewed Label A Half-Chewed Label
Torn Page Torn Page


  • D'Amortisan wrote An Anatomie of Various Terrible Beasts, excerpts of which appear several times in the codex. His work is approved by the Chantry and has made him very popular in Val Royeaux.[4]


  • The interaction tool tip calls him "Havard-Pierre" but the quest language has his name as "Henri-Pierre". The name has been changed on this page for continuity.