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Kelder Vanard is a murderer hiding in a Ruined Passage outside of Kirkwall.

Background[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


Kelder Vanard is the son of Magistrate Vanard and a serial killer who targets elves, particularly children. He claims to do so because demons in his head tell him to–something which the Circle of Magi has disputed–and because the young elves have "no right to be so beautiful." He says that his father attempted to stop him but failed to do so. He is sick of his own life and wants to die.


Involvement[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


Kelder is involved in the quest Magistrate's Orders.

Magistrate Vanard asks Hawke to look for a dangerous criminal who escaped and is now hiding in a Ruined Passage beneath some Abandoned Ruins on the Wounded Coast. Vanard has already sent members of the Kirkwall City Guard there, but they were slaughtered by unspecified "creatures". Vanard promises Hawke future support in exchange for returning the criminal alive and unharmed.

At the ruins, Elren, an elven merchant from Kirkwall, tells Hawke that the criminal has kidnapped and killed his daughter, Lia, and asks that Hawke execute him. Lia is in fact still alive inside the ruins. She pleads with Hawke to spare Kelder's life, as she believes that demons made him hurt her.

When Hawke finally confronts the murderer, they learn that he is Magistrate Vanard's son. They can choose to return him to the magistrate, which will result in a 1Goldreward (2Gold with blackmail) and rivalry from their companions, or kill him. Killing him will result in a reward of 1Gold from Elren at the entrance, approval from some companions, and a promise of revenge from the magistrate.


Quests[]

Magistrate's Orders Magistrate's Orders
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