The Kirkwall Chantry is the seat of the Chantry in Kirkwall.

Background[edit | edit source]

Kirkwall's chantry towers above the estates of Hightown, rivaled only by the Viscount's Keep. The chantry serves as a symbol as much as it does a place of worship: a symbol of the Chantry's importance in the tradition and the lives of Kirkwall's citizens, and its iron grip on the mages.

The chantry was constructed by the dwarves and originally served as a wealthy magister's estate during the Tevinter Imperium's rule over Kirkwall.[1] It was rebuilt and converted into the city's religious center after the slave uprising.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

The chantry is home to Grand Cleric Elthina, the voice of the Divine in Kirkwall. It also houses the dispossessed Prince of Starkhaven, Sebastian Vael.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


Mother Petrice kidnaps Saemus Dumar and executes him in the Kirkwall Chantry in an attempt to pin his death on the Qunari.

During Act 3, the chantry is destroyed, along with all within it, by Anders in an attempt to ignite a full-scale war between mages and templars. Knight-Commander Meredith Stannard invokes the Right of Annulment in retaliation for the obliteration of the chantry and the death of the Grand Cleric.


Characters[edit | edit source]

Grand Cleric Elthina

Quests[edit | edit source]

Kirkwall chantry interior

Act 1[edit | edit source]

Tranquility Tranquility
Duty Duty
Fools Rush In Fools Rush In
Locks of the Golden Fool Locks of the Golden Fool
The Remains of Sister Plinth The Remains of Sister Plinth

Act 2[edit | edit source]

Following the Qun Following the Qun
Repentance Repentance
Questioning Beliefs Questioning Beliefs
The Starkhaven Longbow The Starkhaven Longbow (gift)
Forbidden Knowledge Forbidden Knowledge

Act 3[edit | edit source]

Faith Faith
Questioning Beliefs Questioning Beliefs

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Map of the area

Act 1[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Andraste: Bride of the Maker Codex entry: Andraste: Bride of the Maker
Codex entry: The Commandments of the Maker Codex entry: The Commandments of the Maker
Codex entry: The Maker Codex entry: The Maker
Codex entry: The Sermons of Divine Renata I Codex entry: The Sermons of Divine Renata I
Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 1 Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 1
Codex entry: The Founding of the Chantry Codex entry: The Founding of the Chantry
Codex entry: Par Vollen: The Occupied North Codex entry: Par Vollen: The Occupied North

Act 2[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 2 Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 2
Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 3 Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 3
Codex entry: The Enigma of Kirkwall Codex entry: The Enigma of Kirkwall
Codex entry: Forbidden Knowledge Codex entry: Forbidden Knowledge (Upon clicking on an Evil Tome)

Act 3[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 4 Codex entry: The History of the Chantry: Chapter 4

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In Act 2, if Aveline Vallen is in the party and spoken to while in the chantry, she will sometimes remark "I'm uncomfortable around chantry sisters. All because of that red-haired trickster in Lothering." This is a reference to Leliana from Dragon Age: Origins.
  • In Act 1 Bethany Hawke claims that she misses Sister Leliana's story telling.

References[edit | edit source]

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