The basement within the Circle Tower is accessed from the first floor. The repository is a restricted area, protected by Sentinels, as phylacteries and other magical artifacts, many of whom belonging to the ancient Tevinter Imperium, are locked away.

Map of the area

Background[edit | edit source]

The entrance, called "The Victim's Door" by the Chantry. Built of two hundred seventy seven planks, one for each original templar, it is a reminder of the dangers mages can pose. The door can only be opened by a templar and a mage. The Chantry provides a password, "Sword of the Maker, Tears of the Fade", which primes the ward, while the mage touches it with mana by casting a spell to release it.

The door to the phylactery chamber is protected from magic because of the wards carved into the stone by templars. As such, normal keys which the First Enchanter and the Knight-Commander of the Circle Tower possess must be used. However, the magi is able to access the chamber by destroying a wall from from the artifact vault as it shares a common wall, which was covering another entrance.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Magi Origin[edit | edit source]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


During the Magi Origin the player enters the Basement with Jowan and Lily in order to find Jowan's phylactery and destroy it as part of the Bound in Blood and Magic quest.


Witch Hunt[edit | edit source]


This section contains spoilers for:
Witch Hunt.


The Warden-Commander enters the basement along with Ariane, Finn and the Dog in order to find the statue of Eleni Zinovia and ask her how to find the other Eluvians as part of In Search of Morrigan quest.


Quests[edit | edit source]

Magi Origin[edit | edit source]

Bound in Blood and Magic Bound in Blood and Magic

Witch Hunt[edit | edit source]

In Search of Morrigan In Search of Morrigan

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Magi Origin[edit | edit source]

Witch Hunt[edit | edit source]

  • Veil Tear
  • Sentinel

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Magi Origin[edit | edit source]

Ephemeralist's Belt Ephemeralist's Belt

Blackened Heartwood Staff Blackened Heartwood Staff

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Magi Origin[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Deepstalker (Origins) Codex entry: Deepstalker (Origins)

Codex entry: The Tevinter Imperium Codex entry: The Tevinter Imperium

Special objects[edit | edit source]

Magi Origin[edit | edit source]

Witch Hunt[edit | edit source]

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