Lothering is a village north of Ostagar, located on The West Road. Historically, Lothering was little more than a trading post serving the fortress of Ostagar to the south. In present times, however, it supplies goods to Redcliffe Village and the community of merchants and surface dwarves outside of Orzammar. It has recently become the home of many refugees escaping the darkspawn horde approaching from the Korcari Wilds. Either as a result of the current turmoil or religious duty, Lothering has a modest presence of the Chantry and their Templars.
After completing one of the main quest lines, Broken Circle, Arl of Redcliffe, Paragon of Her Kind, or Nature of the Beast, you will not be able to return because the town is destroyed at that point. For this reason, it is ill-advised to simply ignore the people and quests within, as they will not be completable at a later date.
Completing the The Urn of Sacred Ashes quest will also lead to the destruction of the town even if none of the four main quest lines have been finished. However, it is possible to complete the The Village of Haven and Ruined Temple segments of the Sacred Ashes quest (including slaying the High Dragon) without triggering the destruction of the town - just don't enter or complete The Gauntlet subsection which is the actual trigger event.
An important thing to note in this regard is that if you do not speak to Patter Gritch in the chantry as part of the Blackstone Irregulars Quest Scraping the Barrel, you will be unable to complete this quest should Lothering be destroyed prior to you speaking to this character, or not contacting the Blackstone Irregulars until after you have left Lothering and it has been destroyed. This means that, ultimately, the last quest for the Blackstone Irregulars will be unattainable as this is only given once you have completed all other Blackstone Irregulars quests.
Right in front of the chantry, you will find a raving-mad Chasind (properly tagged as a Doomsayer). When the villagers mention that he's right, if you agree and tell them there is no hope (first option) you have a chance to bilk them out of 50 silver... no negative approval. There are 3 Templars which give 3 silvers 37 copper when stolen from.
- Allison (Quest giver)
- Elder Miriam (Quest giver)
- Leliana a possible companion.
- Sten a possible companion.
- Chanter Devons
- Barlin (Quest giver)
- Blackstone Irregulars Representative
- Chasind (Yielding Codex: The Chasind)
- Loghain's Soldiers
- Danal (bartender at Dane's Refuge)
- Bodahn Feddic and his son, Sandal
- Little Boy (suspected child of Goodwife Sarha)
- Robbed Family (a Family Elves: Robbed Man, Robbed Woman and Robbed Child)
- Revered Mother
Main questsLothering and the Imperial Highway
Side questsBandits on the Road A Fallen Templar A Poisonous Proposition The Qunari Prisoner Traps are a Girl's Best Friend More Than Just Plants
Chanter's BoardBandits, Bandits, Everywhere When Bears Attack A Last Keepsake
Blackstone IrregularsDereliction of Duty Scraping the Barrel, must be started prior to the destruction of Lothering.
- A den of 6 Giant Spiders along the eastern border near the water in the open area north of the village. Each spider yields a Toxin Extract when killed.
- A group of 8 Refugees attacks you once you approach them, just outside the Northern gate of Lothering, to the West of the windmill.
- Three groups of bandits for the Bandits, Bandits, Everywhere quest
ItemsAncient Elven Boots
Veridium (Tier 4)
Requires: 22 strength
+1 constitution, source: locked Cabinet *bugged on PC version Bronze Symbol of Andraste
A small bronze plate with the symbol of a flame stamped into it.
, source: locked Chest Codex Entry: Maleficarum Regrets, source dead Blood Mage Golden Scythe 4:90 Black
This battlefield spirit maintains a chill even in direct sunlight, which it appears to absorb. Optimal serving is by the drop. Contact with exposed flesh is discouraged, but likely inevitable.
, source: Crate Imperium Crossbow
Dragonthorn (Tier 7)
Requires: 30 strength
Critical chance: 3.20%
Armor penetration: 11.00
Increased damage vs. demons (PC version)
+ 2 damage -1 dexterity (console version), source: Stealing Knight's Locket
This golden locket bears within it a tiny painting of a pretty brown-haired woman. It is impossible to tell who the woman might be, but whoever owned the locket was quite fond of her.
, Quest Item, source: Dead Templar Knight's Note
This crumpled note is written by Ser Henric, a knight of Redcliffe.
, Quest Item, source: Dead Templar Oathkeeper
Steel (Tier 3)
Requires: 15 strength
Critical chance: 2.40%
Armor penetration: 2.60
Strength modifier: 1.00
+1.5 armor penetration
+10% to healing effects received, source: Quest Reward Qunari Thickened Cap
Reinforced (Tier 5)
Requires: 17 strength
+10 mental resistance, source: Drop Bandit Leader Sarha's Keepsake
A copper filigree ring.
, Quest Item, source: Body of the Mother Small Carved Statuette
A small carving of a robed woman.
, source: Crate
- David Gaider named Lothering. He'd watched 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' the night before and used that as the basis of the name. For a time, the plot of Lothering was called 'Fear and Loathing in Ferelden.' 
- Lothering is the base of the band of Templars featured in the Penny Arcade Dragon Age comic.
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