Haven is a small village in the Frostback Mountains in Ferelden. It is not marked on most maps and is widely unheard of. Privacy is very important to the villagers of Haven and they do not welcome strangers kindly.


While traditions in larger, less remote and more welcoming parts of Ferelden grew and evolved over time, Haven's intense privacy concerns means that they practice older traditions, specifically religious ones, that now seem strange to outsiders. For example, they have a male priest, which is not a convention allowed outside of the Imperial Chantry.


Villager House Villager House

Village Store Village Store

Haven Chantry Haven Chantry


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

A violent cult named as Disciples of Andraste has taken root here, and they fanatically guard the Urn of Andraste from all outsiders. Because he seeks the Urn, Brother Genitivi is being held against his will in Haven. He can be rescued after his discovery in a secret room, once Father Eirik and the cultists within the village chantry have been killed.

After completing the affairs with the ashes, the graveyard becomes available behind the right house at the village entrance.


Map of the area

The Urn of Sacred Ashes The Urn of Sacred Ashes

Correspondence Interruptus Correspondence Interruptus



  • Cultists, namely: Cultist, Cultist Reaver, Cultist Archer, Cultist Mage.

Notable items

Elfroot Elfroot - 3

Deathroot Deathroot - 8

Mage's Eye Mage's Eye - in Shop chest

Plot Items:

Cultist Medallion Cultist Medallion

Notable gifts for companions:

Antivan Leather Boots Antivan Leather Boots, source: Locked Chest in the Store.

Large Bone Large Bone, source: Corpse in the Store.

Locket Locket, source: Locked Chest in the Store.

Small Silver Bar Small Silver Bar, source: Inscribed Chest in Haven Chantry.

Codex entries

Codex entry: Death of a Templar Codex entry: Death of a Templar

Codex entry: The Avvars Codex entry: The Avvars


Companion remarks

One of your companions may make interesting remarks at certain spots:

  • Heading up the first village ramp
  • Approaching the village chantry

Party banter

Party banter may be triggered at the following spots:

  • At the lakeside docks


  • If you return to the village of Haven after completing the Urn of Sacred Ashes quest, a graveyard (previously not accessible) becomes available behind one of the buildings in the lower village. The gravestones have entertaining messages from the development team.
  • Originally the Avvars were supposed to be involved in the quest of the Urn of Sacred Ashes. During that time in production one of the origins was to be an Avvar from Haven. This was changed later on as the team did not have resources to develop a new art style for the barbarians, and thus Haven as we know it was made.
  • If you return to Haven after killing off everyone except the guard at the entrance to the village, the guard will still be present when you return and will attack the party on sight.


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