Investigate the Elven Glyphs is a war table scouting operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition. It costs 5 Power to unlock.


This operation in the last step in the side quest Scattered Glyphs from the Exalted Plains. The operation triggers once the Inquisitor has found the four glyphs.

Operation text Edit

The elven glyphs discovered in the Dales might prove valuable. Cursory inspection suggests they predate the ruins in which they were found──possibly transferred onto the stone from a much older edifice that dates back to the original elven nation or even earlier.

Advisor suggestionsEdit

Josephine (Connections)

One of our mages, a Dalish elf named Cillian, believes he may be able to translate the glyphs──provided we grant him the needed contacts

Leliana (Secrets)

Not participating in this mission.

Cullen (Forces)

Not participating in this mission.


It required some "gifts" to several Dalish clans traveling along the Waking Sea coast, but Cillian was able to get the texts he needed to translate the glyphs. He claims they are a kind of map, showing the location to an ancient temple dedicated to Dirthamen, the elven God of Secrets. He has provided us the location, but it should be noted we're not the first to investigate these glyphs. A group of treasure hunters evidently mentioned them several years ago... though they have not been heard from since.


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