Our family's belief that we were wronged...it gave us strength to make something of ourselves.


Levi Dryden is a descendant of Sophia Dryden, a famous, even infamous, Warden-Commander of Ferelden.

Background[edit | edit source]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


After Ferelden was liberated by the Orlesian rule, the Wardens of Orlais asked Maric Theirin, the new King of Ferelden permission to enter his kingdom because of an important internal business. The Wardens were banished from Ferelden since the days of King Arland and Levi Dryden along with other Warden sympathizers spoke on the Wardens' behalf to King Maric. Despite Teyrn Loghain's objections, the request was eventually granted and Levi was inside the audience chamber when Warden Commander Genevieve along with a young Duncan presented themselves to King Maric. According to Levi Dryden that was his proudest day of his life. This was when he also met Duncan and the two became lifelong friends.

After a failed rebellion against King Arland, Sophia Dryden was killed during an assault on Soldier's Peak and the Dryden name was disgraced throughout Ferelden. Levi desperately wanted to clear his family's name and he knew the only place that he would find any proof to restore his great-great-grandmother's honor would be within Soldier's Peak itself. The twisting labyrinth of abandoned mine shafts that must be traversed to reach the keep were far too dangerous for Levi himself to journey through so he asked for the help of Warden-Commander Duncan who promised to help Levi find the answers he sought. However, the Fifth Blight arrived first on Ferelden and Duncan was forced to deal with it but promised he would help Levi after the Battle of Ostagar. When Duncan was struck down in the Battle of Ostagar, Levi sought out to find the last of the Fereldan Wardens in hope that they would take up the promise that Duncan could not.


Involvement[edit | edit source]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


Levi meets the party at their camp where he starts the quest for Soldier's Peak. He will mark it on the map and will accompany the party when they travel there. After completing the quest there, he will settle at Soldier's Peak permanently and become a merchant with one of the best discounts in the game.


Inventory[edit | edit source]

Name Price
Soulrot Bomb
Soulrot Bomb Soulrot Bomb (x2)
36Silver 90Bronze
Freeze Bomb
Freeze Bomb Freeze Bomb (x3)
27Silver 90Bronze
Acid Flask
Acid Flask Acid Flask
27Silver 90Bronze
Potent Health Poultice
Potent Health Poultice Potent Health Poultice (x2)
1Gold 28Silver 70Bronze
Health Poultice
Health Poultice Health Poultice (x3)
19Silver 80Bronze
Lesser Health Poultice
Lesser Health Poultice Lesser Health Poultice (x4)
1Silver 20Bronze
Injury Kit
Injury Kit Injury Kit
83Silver 70Bronze
Lesser Injury Kit
Lesser Injury Kit Lesser Injury Kit (x10)
19Silver 80Bronze
Soulrot Coating
Soulrot Coating Soulrot Coating (x2)
1Gold 17Silver 90Bronze
Freezing Coating
Freezing Coating Freezing Coating (x3)
99Silver 90Bronze
Freeze Trap
Freeze Trap Freeze Trap (x5)
28Silver 80Bronze
Greater Warmth Balm Recipe
Greater Warmth Balm Recipe Greater Warmth Balm Recipe
8Gold 46Silver 0Bronze
Greater Ice Salve Recipe
Greater Ice Salve Recipe Greater Ice Salve Recipe
8Gold 46Silver 0Bronze
Soulrot Coating Recipe
Soulrot Coating Recipe Soulrot Coating Recipe
6Gold 28Silver 80Bronze
Freezing Coating Recipe
Freezing Coating Recipe Freezing Coating Recipe
5Gold 32Silver 80Bronze
Soulrot Trap Plans
Soulrot Trap Plans Soulrot Trap Plans
2Gold 1Silver 60Bronze
Freeze Trap Plans
Freeze Trap Plans Freeze Trap Plans
1Gold 53Silver 60Bronze
Soulrot Bomb Recipe
Soulrot Bomb Recipe Soulrot Bomb Recipe
1Gold 47Silver 60Bronze
Freeze Bomb Recipe
Freeze Bomb Recipe Freeze Bomb Recipe
1Gold 11Silver 60Bronze
Concentrator Agent
Concentrator Agent Concentrator Agent (x2)
36Silver 0Bronze
Demonic Ichor
Demonic Ichor Demonic Ichor (x8)
24Silver 0Bronze
Glamour Charm
Glamour Charm Glamour Charm
24Silver 0Bronze
Distillation Agent
Distillation Agent Distillation Agent (x4)
14Silver 40Bronze
Corrupter Agent
Corrupter Agent Corrupter Agent (x6)
14Silver 40Bronze
Fire Crystal
Fire Crystal Fire Crystal
12Silver 0Bronze
Frostrock
Frostrock Frostrock (x7)
12Silver 0Bronze
Frozen Lightning
Frozen Lightning Frozen Lightning (x6)
12Silver 0Bronze
Flask
Flask Flask (x5)
1Silver 20Bronze
Metal Shard
Metal Shard Metal Shard (x5)
1Silver 20Bronze
Toxin Extract
Toxin Extract Toxin Extract
1Silver 20Bronze
Shaper's Amulet
Shaper's Amulet Shaper's Amulet
42Silver 0Bronze
Charm of Still Waters
Charm of Still Waters Charm of Still Waters
12Silver 0Bronze
Iced Band
Iced Band Iced Band
12Silver 0Bronze
Grandmaster Frost Rune
Grandmaster Frost Rune Grandmaster Frost Rune
10Gold 80Silver 0Bronze
Expert Frost Rune
Expert Frost Rune Expert Frost Rune
2Gold 16Silver 0Bronze
Journeyman Frost Rune
Journeyman Frost Rune Journeyman Frost Rune
1Gold 38Silver 0Bronze
Novice Frost Rune
Novice Frost Rune Novice Frost Rune
72Silver 0Bronze
Grandmaster Cold Iron Rune
Grandmaster Cold Iron Rune Grandmaster Cold Iron Rune
10Gold 80Silver 0Bronze
Journeyman Cold Iron Rune
Journeyman Cold Iron Rune Journeyman Cold Iron Rune
1Gold 38Silver 0Bronze
Journeyman Slow Rune
Journeyman Slow Rune Journeyman Slow Rune
1Gold 86Silver 0Bronze
Spirit Healer Manual
Manual: Spirit Healer Manual: Spirit Healer
12Gold 0Silver 0Bronze

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the Warden is a Human Noble, you have the option when first talking to Levi of mentioning that you are aware that the Dryden's have "a black name". He will laugh and tell you that the son/daughter of Teyrn Cousland probably already knows things are rarely as simple as they seem.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

  • Any items sold to Levi will reappear in his regular inventory (as is usual), with one interesting and useful difference. Weapons and armor sold to Levi will reappear (in later visits) made of improved material (and corresponding price and attribute requirement).
    • This will include applicable rune capacity. For example, sell Levi the Warden's Longsword (Iron; no rune slots), Alistair's starting weapon; return after the Warden has advanced past a certain level, and it will have been upgraded to Dragonbone, with 3 rune slots.
    • This seems to apply to most weapons and armor, but not all will improve to tier 7. For example, Thane Helmet can be upgraded to Dragonbone along with several weapons (of starting tier from 1 to 5) "deposited" at the same time, while one of these weapons - Borrowed Longsword - only rose one tier, to (Grey Iron), and others - Asala and Barbarian Mace - remained (Steel); Cailan's Shield improved from tier 5 to 7 while Havard's Aegis remained (Yew), and so on. Each weapon/armor's page or group listing displays its quality: variable or set tier.
    • Weapons enchanted with runes cannot be upgraded in this way. Remove any runes before selling items if you want to upgrade them.
  • See the selling to/buying back from merchant exploit.

See also[edit | edit source]

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