You again. Here to buy something, or were you just thinking of wrecking another part of my shop?


Janar is the father of Dagna and the owner of Janar Armorers in the east of Commons. He is part of the smith caste and is licensed as a vendor. Janar also refines lyrium for smithing.[1]

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Janar proudly claims that his family has been part of the smith caste for a hundred generations. Furthermore, his father made his name by inventing a fauld and tasset integrated into the cuirass. As an armor merchant he sells various armor sets, such as Dwarven Massive armor set and Dwarven Heavy armor set. He also sells a few weapons and shields, all dwarven-made.

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]


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Dragon Age: Origins.


The quest choices in Dragon Age Keep

If the Warden agrees to speak to the Circle of Magi on Dagna's behalf during An Unlikely Scholar quest and then tells Janar, he will ask the Warden to convince Dagna to stay in Orzammar, by telling her they were wrong and her place is with her family. Doing so will result in Dagna leaving anyway, without receiving a reward.

If Dagna goes to the Kinloch Hold and the Warden tells Janar, he will refuse to barter any longer.


Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]


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Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Even if the Warden does not help Janar's daughter leave for the surface, she will eventually depart and earn significant renown on the surface for her scientific work on magic. If Dagna is recruited into the Inquisition she will ask the help of the Inquisitor in contacting her father to thank him for everything he taught her, as her messages do not reach him since (as a surface dwarf) she is now considered casteless.

If the Inquisitor helps Dagna with her request, it is revealed that her father is still very angry and disapproving of Dagna's abandoning her family and home. Only if the Inquisition sends an entourage to Orzammar along with the package Janar will acknowledge his daughter's message and send back a very formal reply.


Inventory[edit | edit source]

Name Price
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
24Silver 0Bronze
Large Claw Trap Plans
Large Claw Trap Plans Large Claw Trap Plans
24Silver 0Bronze
Large Caltrop Trap Plans
Large Caltrop Trap Plans Large Caltrop Trap Plans
12Silver 0Bronze
Metal Shard
Metal Shard Metal Shard (x10)
2Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Waraxe
Dwarven Waraxe Dwarven Waraxe
12Silver 66Bronze
Dwarven Longsword (Origins)
Dwarven Longsword Dwarven Longsword
40Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Mace
Dwarven Mace Dwarven Mace
18Silver 0Bronze
Crossbow
Crossbow Crossbow
24Silver 66Bronze
Heavy Dwarven Helmet
Heavy Dwarven Helmet Heavy Dwarven Helmet
60Silver 0Bronze
Rock-Knocker
Rock-Knocker Rock-Knocker
11Gold 35Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Heavy Gloves
Dwarven Heavy Gloves Dwarven Heavy Gloves
46Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Massive Armored Gloves
Dwarven Massive Armored Gloves Dwarven Massive Armored Gloves
60Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Heavy Boots
Dwarven Heavy Boots Dwarven Heavy Boots
54Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Massive Armored Boots
Dwarven Massive Armored Boots Dwarven Massive Armored Boots
80Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Heavy Armor
Dwarven Heavy Armor Dwarven Heavy Armor
1Gold 40Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Massive Armor
Dwarven Massive Armor Dwarven Massive Armor
2Gold 20Silver 0Bronze
Dwarven Large Round Shield
Dwarven Large Round Shield Dwarven Large Round Shield
15Silver 0Bronze
Heavy Metal Shield
Heavy Metal Shield Heavy Metal Shield
80Silver 0Bronze

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Please, don't encourage Dagna further."
  • "Gah! By all the beards of my ancestors! How did you?... Where did you come from? You made a hole in my wall!"
  • (referring to Dagna) "Gets a whiff of surface stink and she's like a cave tick--won't let go."

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • He states that Branka was a Paragon for six months before venturing into the Deep Roads. However, this conflicts with other sources which mention eighteen years instead.
  • While she was still in Orzammar, Sigrun was sent on errands by Mischa with some of these errands involving Janar.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mentioned in conversation with Dagna.
  2. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 124
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