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House Tethras initially started as House Garen, whose founding predated the [[Blight]]s and produced dozens of kings. [[Paragon]] Orrick Garen was the [[Dwarven royalty|King]] of Orzammar in the early [[Exalted Age]] as well as the only dwarf to have been made Paragon during his reign. His son, Tethras, was exiled into the [[Deep Roads]] for murdering his sister Unaria. When it was eventually found that the [[Carta]] had been responsible, Garen was overcome with guilt and started sending numerous units of the [[Legion of the Dead]] in search of his son.<ref>[[Codex entry: First Legionnaire's Journal]], [[Codex entry: Second Legionnaire's Journal]], [[Codex entry: Third Legionnaire's Journal]]</ref> Despite a decade of searching, Paragon Garen was unsuccessful and as a tribute to his son, he changed his name and the house's name from Garen to Tethras.<ref name="wot158">{{Cite wot2|158-159}}</ref>
 
House Tethras initially started as House Garen, whose founding predated the [[Blight]]s and produced dozens of kings. [[Paragon]] Orrick Garen was the [[Dwarven royalty|King]] of Orzammar in the early [[Exalted Age]] as well as the only dwarf to have been made Paragon during his reign. His son, Tethras, was exiled into the [[Deep Roads]] for murdering his sister Unaria. When it was eventually found that the [[Carta]] had been responsible, Garen was overcome with guilt and started sending numerous units of the [[Legion of the Dead]] in search of his son.<ref>[[Codex entry: First Legionnaire's Journal]], [[Codex entry: Second Legionnaire's Journal]], [[Codex entry: Third Legionnaire's Journal]]</ref> Despite a decade of searching, Paragon Garen was unsuccessful and as a tribute to his son, he changed his name and the house's name from Garen to Tethras.<ref name="wot158">{{Cite wot2|158-159}}</ref>
   
This is however dispute by [[Varric Tethras]] who says that the heirs of House Garen took the name Tethras after him and eventually one of them became a Paragon on his own right and founded the noble House Tethras.<ref name="Legacy">See these four images: [[:File:Varric about House Tethras I.png|[1]]], [[:File:Varric about House Tethras II.png|[2]]], [[:File:Varric about House Tethras III.png|[3]]], [[:File:Varric about House Tethras IV.png|[4]]].</ref>
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This is, however, disputed by [[Varric Tethras]], who says that the heirs of House Garen took the name Tethras after him, and eventually one of them became a Paragon on his own right and founded the noble House Tethras.<ref name="Legacy">See these four images: [[:File:Varric about House Tethras I.png|[1]]], [[:File:Varric about House Tethras II.png|[2]]], [[:File:Varric about House Tethras III.png|[3]]], [[:File:Varric about House Tethras IV.png|[4]]].</ref>
   
The house has repeatedly risen to prominence as three of its members have held the office of the [[Steward of the Assembly]]. However in the second year of the reign of King [[Endrin Aeducan]], Lord Andvar Tethras was found to be fixing [[Provings|Proving]] fights, a very serious crime considering the sacred nature of this institution. For his blasphemy Andvar was exiled to the surface along with the rest of his house, as well as the [[Warrior caste|warriors]] sworn to the Tethras clan and the [[Smith caste|smiths]], [[Artisan caste|artisans]] and [[Servant caste|servants]] who received the patronage of this noble house. In total, hundreds of people were exiled for the crime of one man.
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The house has repeatedly risen to prominence as three of its members have held the office of the [[Steward of the Assembly]]. However, in the second year of the reign of King [[Endrin Aeducan]], Lord Andvar Tethras was found to be fixing [[Provings|Proving]] fights, a very serious crime considering the sacred nature of this institution. For his blasphemy, Andvar was exiled to the surface along with the rest of his house, as well as the [[Warrior caste|warriors]] sworn to the Tethras clan and the [[Smith caste|smiths]], [[Artisan caste|artisans]], and [[Servant caste|servants]] who received the patronage of this noble house. In total, hundreds of people were exiled for the crime of one man.
   
Since then the members of House Tethras are [[surface dwarves]] and part of the prestigious [[Dwarven Merchants' Guild]]. In 9:31 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]], the house funded the rescue mission of [[Jerrik Dace]] and [[the Warden-Commander]] to the [[Amgarrak Thaig]].<ref>During the [[war table]] mission [[Revenge of the Merchants Guild]] it is revealed that House Tethras loaned [[Jerrik Dace]] money for the rescue mission.</ref> Furthermore, by that date, [[Bartrand Tethras]] is the new head of the house.
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Since then the members of House Tethras have been [[surface dwarves]] and part of the prestigious [[Dwarven Merchants' Guild]]. In 9:31 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]], the house funded the rescue mission of [[Jerrik Dace]] and [[the Warden-Commander]] to the [[Amgarrak Thaig]].<ref>During the [[war table]] mission [[Revenge of the Merchants Guild]] it is revealed that House Tethras loaned [[Jerrik Dace]] money for the rescue mission.</ref> Furthermore, by that date, [[Bartrand Tethras]] is the new head of the house.
   
 
== Known members ==
 
== Known members ==
* '''Paragon Tethras''': Formerly known as Paragon Garen.<ref name="wot158"/> This is disputed by Varric who says that an heir of Paragon Garen became a Paragon and founded House Tethras.<ref name="Legacy"/>
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* '''Paragon Tethras''': Formerly known as Paragon Garen.<ref name="wot158" /> This is disputed by Varric, who says that an heir of Paragon Garen became a Paragon and founded House Tethras.<ref name="Legacy" />
 
* '''Dusan Tethras''': He was interesting in smithing and tried to become a Paragon but ended up poisoning himself.<ref>Mentioned in [[Varric Tethras/Dialogue (Dragon Age II)#Varric and Tallis|dialogue]] by [[Varric Tethras]] to [[Tallis]] in the ''[[Mark of the Assassin]]'' [[Downloadable content (Dragon Age II)|DLC]] of ''[[Dragon Age II]]''.</ref>
 
* '''Dusan Tethras''': He was interesting in smithing and tried to become a Paragon but ended up poisoning himself.<ref>Mentioned in [[Varric Tethras/Dialogue (Dragon Age II)#Varric and Tallis|dialogue]] by [[Varric Tethras]] to [[Tallis]] in the ''[[Mark of the Assassin]]'' [[Downloadable content (Dragon Age II)|DLC]] of ''[[Dragon Age II]]''.</ref>
 
* '''Andvar Tethras''': Father of Bartrand and Varric and former head of the House. He died in 9:3 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]] which is five years later after the house's exile.<ref>[[Codex entry: Bartrand Tethras]]</ref>
 
* '''Andvar Tethras''': Father of Bartrand and Varric and former head of the House. He died in 9:3 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]] which is five years later after the house's exile.<ref>[[Codex entry: Bartrand Tethras]]</ref>
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[[File:Thorold Tethras - Until We Sleep.png|thumb|250px|Thorold Tethras as projected by Maevaris Tilani in the [[Fade]].]]
 
[[File:Thorold Tethras - Until We Sleep.png|thumb|250px|Thorold Tethras as projected by Maevaris Tilani in the [[Fade]].]]
   
* '''[[Varric Tethras]]''': Born in 9:1 Dragon<ref name="birth"/>, he is a merchant prince among the surface dwarves and companion to [[Hawke]] and [[the Inquisitor]]. By 9:44 Dragon, Varric is the Viscount of [[Kirkwall]].
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* '''[[Varric Tethras]]''': Born in 9:1 Dragon<ref name="birth" />, he is a merchant prince among the surface dwarves and companion to [[Hawke]] and [[the Inquisitor]]. By 9:44 Dragon, Varric is the Viscount of [[Kirkwall]].
 
* '''Emmet Tethras''': Uncle of Bartrand and Varric.<ref name="dog">Mentioned in [[Varric Tethras/Dialogue (Dragon Age II)#Varric and Hawke|dialogue]] by [[Varric Tethras]] to the [[Dog (Dragon Age II)|Dog]] in the Act 3 of ''[[Dragon Age II]]''.</ref>
 
* '''Emmet Tethras''': Uncle of Bartrand and Varric.<ref name="dog">Mentioned in [[Varric Tethras/Dialogue (Dragon Age II)#Varric and Hawke|dialogue]] by [[Varric Tethras]] to the [[Dog (Dragon Age II)|Dog]] in the Act 3 of ''[[Dragon Age II]]''.</ref>
 
* '''Thorold Tethras''': Cousin of Bartrand and Varric. He was a wealthy merchant in [[Tevinter Imperium]] and worked as a representative of Orzammar.<ref>{{Cite wot2|43}}</ref> He was the husband of [[Magister]] [[Maevaris Tilani]].<ref>''[[Dragon Age: Those Who Speak]]'', Chapter 1</ref> He died in 9:37 Dragon after an accidental fall in [[Minrathous]] but some claim it was the doing of Maevaris' political enemies. The Magister then inherited all his fortune and contacts in the [[Ambassadoria]].<ref>{{Cite wot2|44}}</ref>
 
* '''Thorold Tethras''': Cousin of Bartrand and Varric. He was a wealthy merchant in [[Tevinter Imperium]] and worked as a representative of Orzammar.<ref>{{Cite wot2|43}}</ref> He was the husband of [[Magister]] [[Maevaris Tilani]].<ref>''[[Dragon Age: Those Who Speak]]'', Chapter 1</ref> He died in 9:37 Dragon after an accidental fall in [[Minrathous]] but some claim it was the doing of Maevaris' political enemies. The Magister then inherited all his fortune and contacts in the [[Ambassadoria]].<ref>{{Cite wot2|44}}</ref>
* '''Vidar Tethras''': Cousin of Bartrand and Varric.<ref name="dog"/>
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* '''Vidar Tethras''': Cousin of Bartrand and Varric.<ref name="dog" />
   
 
== Family Tree ==
 
== Family Tree ==

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House Tethras was a dwarven noble house which was exiled from Orzammar in 8:98 Blessed.[1][2]

Background

House Tethras initially started as House Garen, whose founding predated the Blights and produced dozens of kings. Paragon Orrick Garen was the King of Orzammar in the early Exalted Age as well as the only dwarf to have been made Paragon during his reign. His son, Tethras, was exiled into the Deep Roads for murdering his sister Unaria. When it was eventually found that the Carta had been responsible, Garen was overcome with guilt and started sending numerous units of the Legion of the Dead in search of his son.[3] Despite a decade of searching, Paragon Garen was unsuccessful and as a tribute to his son, he changed his name and the house's name from Garen to Tethras.[4]

This is, however, disputed by Varric Tethras, who says that the heirs of House Garen took the name Tethras after him, and eventually one of them became a Paragon on his own right and founded the noble House Tethras.[5]

The house has repeatedly risen to prominence as three of its members have held the office of the Steward of the Assembly. However, in the second year of the reign of King Endrin Aeducan, Lord Andvar Tethras was found to be fixing Proving fights, a very serious crime considering the sacred nature of this institution. For his blasphemy, Andvar was exiled to the surface along with the rest of his house, as well as the warriors sworn to the Tethras clan and the smiths, artisans, and servants who received the patronage of this noble house. In total, hundreds of people were exiled for the crime of one man.

Since then the members of House Tethras have been surface dwarves and part of the prestigious Dwarven Merchants' Guild. In 9:31 Dragon, the house funded the rescue mission of Jerrik Dace and the Warden-Commander to the Amgarrak Thaig.[6] Furthermore, by that date, Bartrand Tethras is the new head of the house.

Known members

  • Paragon Tethras: Formerly known as Paragon Garen.[4] This is disputed by Varric, who says that an heir of Paragon Garen became a Paragon and founded House Tethras.[5]
  • Dusan Tethras: He was interesting in smithing and tried to become a Paragon but ended up poisoning himself.[7]
  • Andvar Tethras: Father of Bartrand and Varric and former head of the House. He died in 9:3 Dragon which is five years later after the house's exile.[8]
  • Ilsa Tethras: Mother of Bartrand and Varric and wife of Andvar. She took to drinking after her husband's death which left the young Bartrand to assume the leadership of the family. Died of a liver ailment in 9:26 Dragon.[9]
  • Bartrand Tethras: Born in 8:93 Blessed[10], he assumed the leadership of the family a few years after they were exiled to the surface and the family's fortune and power was substantially increased.
Thorold Tethras - Until We Sleep

Thorold Tethras as projected by Maevaris Tilani in the Fade.

  • Varric Tethras: Born in 9:1 Dragon[10], he is a merchant prince among the surface dwarves and companion to Hawke and the Inquisitor. By 9:44 Dragon, Varric is the Viscount of Kirkwall.
  • Emmet Tethras: Uncle of Bartrand and Varric.[11]
  • Thorold Tethras: Cousin of Bartrand and Varric. He was a wealthy merchant in Tevinter Imperium and worked as a representative of Orzammar.[12] He was the husband of Magister Maevaris Tilani.[13] He died in 9:37 Dragon after an accidental fall in Minrathous but some claim it was the doing of Maevaris' political enemies. The Magister then inherited all his fortune and contacts in the Ambassadoria.[14]
  • Vidar Tethras: Cousin of Bartrand and Varric.[11]

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paragon Tethras
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andvar Tethras
 
 
 
Ilsa Tethras
 
 
 
 
 
Emmet Tethras
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bartrand Tethras
 
 
 
Varric Tethras
 
 
Thorold Tethras
 
 
 
Vidar Tethras

Trivia

  • Mary Kirby has stated that Varric's necklace was inherited from his father.[15]

References

  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition Official Strategy Guide, p. 4
  2. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 131
  3. Codex entry: First Legionnaire's Journal, Codex entry: Second Legionnaire's Journal, Codex entry: Third Legionnaire's Journal
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, pp. 158-159
  5. 5.0 5.1 See these four images: [1], [2], [3], [4].
  6. During the war table mission Revenge of the Merchants Guild it is revealed that House Tethras loaned Jerrik Dace money for the rescue mission.
  7. Mentioned in dialogue by Varric Tethras to Tallis in the Mark of the Assassin DLC of Dragon Age II.
  8. Codex entry: Bartrand Tethras
  9. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 159
  10. 10.0 10.1 As calculated by comparing the dates found in Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 131 and Codex entry: Bartrand Tethras.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Mentioned in dialogue by Varric Tethras to the Dog in the Act 3 of Dragon Age II.
  12. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 43
  13. Dragon Age: Those Who Speak, Chapter 1
  14. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 44
  15. Twitter icon Mary Kirbyhttps://twitter.com/BioMaryKirby/status/1013467205609013248 . Twitter.
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