Lord Durius Ferald, the last member of his noble house, was the first noble in dwarven history who tried to join the Legion of the Dead willingly and not as a punishment. This action was considered as a huge scandal among the Noble caste and created a large controversy as they were fearful that Durius would act as an example for other noble dwarves to willfully join the Legion. This would practically annul the use of the Legion, which serves as a means to redeem one's self. Eventually, the Assembly allowed Durius to join the Legion. As dwarves are considered as dead when they join the Legion, House Ferald ceased to exist as well.
During The Dead Caste quest, the Warden will come across several codex entries in Bownammar which are referring to Lord Durius. Due to his great personal sacrifice but also due to his noble descent, the Legion of the Dead could be considered as the heir of House Ferald and be elevated to minor nobility however with restrictions. In order for this to happen, the Warden should complete this quest and also the Memories to find the lineage being intact and sufficient.
Known members Edit
- Lord Durius Ferald: The last of his house, he willingly joined the Legion. During his time in it, he rose up to the rank of lieutenant. He inspired his fellow Legionnaires with his radical ideas but also was remarkably successful as a commander. However, he was eventually killed by the darkspawn which do not dare to defile his corpse.
See more EditCodex entry: The Dead Caste