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|name = [[Kal'Hirol]]
 
|name = [[Kal'Hirol]]
|icon = Ico Area Map.png
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|icon = Ico Thaig.png
|image = kalhirol-01.jpg
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|image = Kal'Hirol - Thaig view 3.png
|type = Lost [[thaig]] / fortress
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|px = 270px
|location = [[Deep Roads]]
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|terrain = Underground
|inhabitants = Darkspawn
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|type = [[Great thaig]]
|exits = [[Knotwood Hills]]<br>[[Kal'Hirol - Main Hall]]
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|location = Beneath [[Amaranthine]]
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|inhabitants = [[Dwarf|Dwarves]] <br> [[Darkspawn]] <small>(formerly)</small>
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|exits = [[Knotwood Hills]] <br> [[Kal'Hirol - Main Hall]]
 
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]
 
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]
 
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'''Kal'Hirol''' was a great [[dwarven]] [[thaig]] and long known as a center of learning for the [[smith caste]]. Its workshops are where [[Paragon]] Hirol conceived his famous improvements to [[golem]] resilience and power, and where Hirol's favorite student developed a method for storing refined [[lyrium]] that is still used today. These breakthroughs brought Kal'Hirol great prosperity; its passageways are said to have glittered with gold and silver, yet its fall is shrouded in mystery. All that is known of this fortress is that its elite appeared at [[Orzammar]]'s great doors, exhausted and in despair over the loss of their home.
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'''Kal'Hirol''' is a [[Thaig#Great thaigs|great thaig]] of the [[Dwarf|dwarves]], long known as a center of learning for the [[smith caste]]. It is named after [[Paragon]] [[Hirol]]. It is situated beneath the [[Amaranthine|Arling of Amaranthine]] in [[Ferelden]].
   
{{SpoilerDAOA|style=short|In the [[Epilogue (Awakening)|epilogue]], it is mentioned that Kal'Hirol is cleared of [[darkspawn]], and eventually the dwarves of Orzammar attempt to reclaim it. [[House Helmi]] ultimately leads a host of dwarves to clear the [[Deep Roads]] between Orzammar and Kal'Hirol, and though the losses were great, they are ultimately successful. Kal'Hirol is reclaimed by Orzammar once and for all.}}
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== History ==
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Its workshops are where Paragon Hirol conceived his famous improvements to [[golem]] resilience and power, and where Hirol's favorite student developed a method for storing refined [[lyrium]] that is still used centuries after its conception. These breakthroughs brought Kal'Hirol great prosperity; its passageways are said to have glittered with gold and silver.
   
==Places==
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This didn't last long however, as it fell to the [[darkspawn]] during the [[First Blight]].<ref>Based on the icon's description while viewing the [[World map (Awakening)|World map]].</ref> According to [[Voldrik Glavonak]] the dwarves of Kal'Hirol had almost finished the construction of dwarven barrier doors which would have kept them safe from darkspawn for years to come. However they didn't manage to finish the door mechanism in time.<ref>Mentioned at the end of [[It Comes From Beneath]] quest.</ref> As the dwarves of Kal'Hirol were evacuating the thaig, five hundred [[casteless]] were left behind. [[Dailan]], feeling that the guard would fail to delay the horde enough, proposed to the casteless that they join with him in the suicidal battle, and suggested they prove that they were not worthless as dwarven society claimed. Despite opposition amongst some of the casteless, approximately two hundred volunteered for the duty. It is not known what happened to the others though at least a few attempted to find a route to the [[Surface dwarves|surface]].
{{:Kal'Hirol - Lower Reaches|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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{{:Kal'Hirol - Main Hall|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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With the fall of Kal'Hirol a lot of dwarven smithing knowledge was lost too.<ref>Mentioned by [[Sigrun]] when viewing the thaig, near the [[Knotwood Hills]] entrance.</ref>
{{:Kal'Hirol - Trade Quarter|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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== Involvement ==
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{{SpoilerDAOA|
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[[The Warden-Commander]] successfully ventures into the great thaig in order to eliminate the broodmothers which reside in its lower levels, as well as learn more about the [[Darkspawn Civil War|darkspawn civil war]]. There it is discovered that two hundred [[casteless]] dwarves were the last defence of the fortress in order to give enough time for the rest of the population of Kal'Hirol to escape to Orzammar in safety.
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In the [[Epilogue (Awakening)|epilogue]], it is mentioned that Kal'Hirol is cleared of [[darkspawn]], and eventually the dwarves of Orzammar attempt to reclaim it. [[House Helmi]] ultimately leads a host of dwarves to clear the [[Deep Roads]] between Orzammar and Kal'Hirol and, though the losses were great, they are ultimately successful in 9:31 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]].}}
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== Places ==
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{{:Kal'Hirol - Lower Reaches|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Kal'Hirol - Main Hall|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Kal'Hirol - Trade Quarter|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
== Quests ==
 
== Quests ==
{{:Last of the Legion|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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[[File:Kal'Hirol Map.png|thumb|280px|Map of the thaig]]
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{{:Last of the Legion|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Memories of the Stone|style=iconmini}}<br>
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== Characters ==
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* [[Jukka]]
   
 
== Enemies ==
 
== Enemies ==
* [[The Children]]
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* [[Children|Childer grub]] ([[Darkspawn]], [[Rank#Critter|Critter]])
* [[Deepstalker]]
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* [[Deepstalker (variation)|Deepstalker]] ([[Deepstalker]], [[Rank#Critter|Critter]])
* [[Deepstalker|Deepstalker Leader]]
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* [[Deepstalker leader]] ([[Deepstalker]], [[Rank#Normal|Normal]])
* [[Genlock]]
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* [[Genlock]] ([[Darkspawn]], [[Rank#Critter|Critter]])
* [[Genlock Alpha]]
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* [[Genlock alpha]] ([[Darkspawn]], [[Rank#Lieutenant|Lieutenant]])
* [[Hurlock]]
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* [[Hurlock]] ([[Darkspawn]], [[Rank#Critter|Critter]] and [[Rank#Normal|Normal]])
* [[Hurlock Alpha]]
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* [[Hurlock alpha]] ([[Darkspawn]], [[Rank#Lieutenant|Lieutenant]])
* [[Shriek]]
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* [[Shriek]] ([[Darkspawn]], [[Rank#Normal|Normal]])
* [[Shriek Alpha]]
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* [[Shriek alpha]] ([[Darkspawn]], [[Rank#Lieutenant|Lieutenant]])
* [[Corrupted spider]]
 
   
==See also==
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== Notable items ==
* [[Codex entry: The Fortress of Kal'Hirol]]
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{{:Ancient Boots|style=iconmini}}, source: {{TextContainer|Ancient Dwarven Crate}}<br>
* [[Codex entry: The Paragon Hirol]]
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* [[Codex entry: Dailan's Journal]]
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Notable [[Gifts (Awakening)|{{ColorItemGift|gifts}}]] for [[Companions (Origins)#Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening|companions]]:
* [[Codex entry: A Scout's Report]]
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{{:Whetstone|style=iconmini}}, source: {{TextContainer|Crate}}<br>
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== Special Objects ==
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* Hidden Switch - revealed if [[Sigrun]] is in the party, leading to a secret door.
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery widths="199" captionalign="center" orientation="landscape">
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kalhirol-01.jpg|Promotional image
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Kal'Hirol - Thaig view 2.png|Overview of the Great thaig
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Kal'Hirol - Thaig view 1.png|Underground river
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</gallery>
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== See also ==
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{{:Codex entry: The Fortress of Kal'Hirol|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Codex entry: The Paragon Hirol|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Codex entry: Dailan's Journal|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Codex entry: A Scout's Report|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
*[http://dragonage.bioware.com/dao/awakening/world/environment/kalhirol/ Official BioWare page]
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* [http://dragonage.bioware.com/dao/awakening/world/environment/kalhirol/ Official BioWare page]
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== References ==
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<references/>
   
 
{{Dwarves}}
 
{{Dwarves}}
 
[[Category:Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening locations]]
 
[[Category:Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening locations]]
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[[Category:Kal'Hirol locations| ]]
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[[Category:Thaigs]]
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[[Category:Great thaigs]]
 
[[Category:Fortresses]]
 
[[Category:Fortresses]]
[[Category:Deep Roads]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:13, September 24, 2019

Kal'Hirol is a great thaig of the dwarves, long known as a center of learning for the smith caste. It is named after Paragon Hirol. It is situated beneath the Arling of Amaranthine in Ferelden.

History Edit

Its workshops are where Paragon Hirol conceived his famous improvements to golem resilience and power, and where Hirol's favorite student developed a method for storing refined lyrium that is still used centuries after its conception. These breakthroughs brought Kal'Hirol great prosperity; its passageways are said to have glittered with gold and silver.

This didn't last long however, as it fell to the darkspawn during the First Blight.[1] According to Voldrik Glavonak the dwarves of Kal'Hirol had almost finished the construction of dwarven barrier doors which would have kept them safe from darkspawn for years to come. However they didn't manage to finish the door mechanism in time.[2] As the dwarves of Kal'Hirol were evacuating the thaig, five hundred casteless were left behind. Dailan, feeling that the guard would fail to delay the horde enough, proposed to the casteless that they join with him in the suicidal battle, and suggested they prove that they were not worthless as dwarven society claimed. Despite opposition amongst some of the casteless, approximately two hundred volunteered for the duty. It is not known what happened to the others though at least a few attempted to find a route to the surface.

With the fall of Kal'Hirol a lot of dwarven smithing knowledge was lost too.[3]

Involvement Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.


The Warden-Commander successfully ventures into the great thaig in order to eliminate the broodmothers which reside in its lower levels, as well as learn more about the darkspawn civil war. There it is discovered that two hundred casteless dwarves were the last defence of the fortress in order to give enough time for the rest of the population of Kal'Hirol to escape to Orzammar in safety.

In the epilogue, it is mentioned that Kal'Hirol is cleared of darkspawn, and eventually the dwarves of Orzammar attempt to reclaim it. House Helmi ultimately leads a host of dwarves to clear the Deep Roads between Orzammar and Kal'Hirol and, though the losses were great, they are ultimately successful in 9:31 Dragon.

Places Edit

Ico Area Map Kal'Hirol - Lower Reaches
Ico Area Map Kal'Hirol - Main Hall
Ico Area Map Kal'Hirol - Trade Quarter

Quests Edit

Kal&#039;Hirol Map

Map of the thaig

Ico Quest Last of the Legion
Ico Quest Memories of the Stone

Characters Edit

Enemies Edit

Notable items Edit

Cracked Breastplate Ancient Boots, source: Ancient Dwarven Crate

Notable gifts for companions:

Tre ico metal bar Whetstone, source: Crate

Special Objects Edit

  • Hidden Switch - revealed if Sigrun is in the party, leading to a secret door.

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Fortress of Kal'Hirol
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Paragon Hirol
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Dailan's Journal
Ico codex entry Codex entry: A Scout's Report

External links Edit

References Edit

  1. Based on the icon's description while viewing the World map.
  2. Mentioned at the end of It Comes From Beneath quest.
  3. Mentioned by Sigrun when viewing the thaig, near the Knotwood Hills entrance.
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