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|title = [[Keeper]] of the [[Sabrae clan]]
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|family = Sarel <small>(husband)</small><ref name="WOT2"/>
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||location = [[Dalish Camp (Dalish Elf Origin)|Dalish Camp]] - ''(Origins)'' <br> [[Sundermount]] - ''(Dragon Age II)''
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[[Mirror Image]]<br>
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[[Night Terrors]]<br>
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[[A New Path]]
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'''Marethari''' is the [[Keeper]] of the [[Sabrae clan]], the clan of the [[Dalish Elf Origin|Dalish Elf Warden]].
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'''Marethari Talas'''<ref name="WOT2">{{Cite wot2|164-165}}</ref> is the [[Keeper]] of the [[Sabrae clan]], the clan of the [[Dalish]] [[The Warden|Warden]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
She is preparing her clan to flee north into the [[Free Marches]], both in response to warnings from [[Duncan]] about the impending [[Blight]] and tensions with a neighboring human settlement.
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In her youth she was First to the Keeper of the Sabrae clan, and married to his Second, Sarel.<ref name="WOT2"/> At the time, her clan kept camp in a remote part of the [[Frostback Mountains]]. In the winter of 8:82 [[Blessed Age|Blessed]], they were attacked by [[Avvar]] warriors. Sarel was killed and the Keeper was badly wounded in this attack, along with a number of other Dalish. With little choice, Marethari led the clan into the lowlands of [[Ferelden]]. There she sought out [[Flemeth]], who extracted a promise of future help from her in return for the slaying of the Avvar tribe by [[Sylvan]]s.<ref name="WOT2"/>
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In 9:30 Dragon, Marethari is preparing her clan to flee north into the [[Free Marches]], both in response to warnings from [[Duncan]] about the impending [[Blight]] and tensions with a neighboring human settlement.
   
 
== Involvement ==
 
== Involvement ==
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
{{DAOSpoiler| style=short|Marethari plays a minor role in the [[Dalish Elf Origin]]. After [[Duncan]] brought a comatose [[The Warden|Dalish Warden]] back to the camp, she used her healing to keep the Warden stabilized until they awoke two days later. With [[Tamlen]] missing, she asks the Warden to look for him with her apprentice, [[Merrill]].
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=== ''Dalish Elf Origin'' ===
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{{SpoilerDAO|style=short|
   
When they returned with Duncan but no sign of Tamlen, he informed her that the Warden was infected with the Darkspawn taint and only [[Grey Wardens#The Joining|joining]] the Grey Wardens could cure him/her. With her blessings, Marethari gave the Warden her [[Keeper's Ring]] as a parting gift.
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After [[Duncan]] brings a comatose [[The Warden|Mahariel]] back to the [[Dalish Camp (Dalish Elf Origin)|camp]], Marethari uses her healing to keep Mahariel stabilized until they awake two days later. With [[Tamlen]] still missing, she asks Mahariel to look for him with her apprentice, [[Merrill]]. Marethari may also be persuaded to allow [[Fenarel]] to join them in their search.
   
Also, if the Warden sacrifices themselves, Marethari shows up in the Epilogue, and is told that the Dalish are officially given their own lands near Ostagar.}}
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When they return with Duncan but no sign of Tamlen, Duncan informs her that Mahariel is infected with the [[Darkspawn]] taint and only unique Grey Warden [[Grey Wardens#The Joining|training]] can cure them. With her blessings, Marethari gives the new Warden-recruit her [[Keeper's Ring]] as a parting gift.
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Also, if the Warden makes the ultimate sacrifice, Marethari is present in the Epilogue, and is told that the Dalish are officially given their own lands near Ostagar.
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}}
   
 
=== ''Dragon Age II'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age II'' ===
{{SpoilerDA2| [[Flemeth]] will ask [[Hawke]] to deliver an amulet to Marethari and the latter will ask Hawke to perform a ritual involving [[Merrill]] as well. Strangely, Marethari had expected Hawke. The ritual involved resurrecting Flemeth, should she had met her death at the hands of the Warden. After the ritual is done, Marethari asks Hawke to take Merrill back to Kirkwall but doesn't specify why. When she asks for the Champion to look at him closer, she will tell a different statement as to match the Champion's personality.
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{{SpoilerDA2| [[Flemeth]] will ask [[Hawke]] to deliver an amulet to Marethari and the latter will ask Hawke to perform a ritual involving [[Merrill]] as well. Strangely, Marethari had expected Hawke. The ritual involved resurrecting Flemeth, should she had met her death at the hands of the Warden. After the ritual is done, Marethari asks Hawke to take Merrill back to Kirkwall but doesn't specify why. When she asks to look at Hawke more closely, she will tell a different statement as to match their personality.
   
 
It later turns out that Marethari sent Merrill away because she had been trying to repair the [[Eluvian]]. But since the shard fragment she kept contained the darkspawn taint, she learned [[blood magic]] from a [[Pride Demon|demon]] imprisoned at the top of [[Sundermount]], in order to purify it. Marethari will continue to discourage Merrill from her attempts to fix the Eluvian but will not stop her First from continuing on with her quest.
 
It later turns out that Marethari sent Merrill away because she had been trying to repair the [[Eluvian]]. But since the shard fragment she kept contained the darkspawn taint, she learned [[blood magic]] from a [[Pride Demon|demon]] imprisoned at the top of [[Sundermount]], in order to purify it. Marethari will continue to discourage Merrill from her attempts to fix the Eluvian but will not stop her First from continuing on with her quest.
   
In Act 2, Marethari is contacted by [[Arianni]], a Dalish elf living in [[Kirkwall]], for help with her human son, [[Feynriel]]. Marethari identifies Feynriel as a somniari, a dreamer who can affect the [[Fade]] and the people in it. She prepares a ritual for Hawke to go into the Fade and save Feynriel from the demons seeking to possess him. But she warns Hawke that if Feynriel can't be saved, then he'll have to be made Tranquil, rather than an [[abomination]].
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Marethari is contacted by [[Arianni]], a Dalish elf living in [[Kirkwall]], for help with her [[elf-blooded]] son, [[Feynriel]]. Marethari identifies Feynriel as a somniari, a dreamer who can affect the [[Fade]] and the people in it. She prepares a ritual for Hawke to go into the Fade and save Feynriel from the demons seeking to possess him. But she warns Hawke that if Feynriel can't be saved, then he'll have to be made Tranquil, rather than an [[abomination]].
   
If Merrill is allowed to fix the Eluvian, she will go to the Pride Demon who first helped her discover its secret to finish the job. Marethari will take the demon within herself, claiming that if Merrill had completed the Eluvian, then the demon would've used it to escape its prison. If Merrill's quest is pursued to this point, there is no way not to kill Marethari. When this Demon is defeated, it is revealed she does this because of her love for Merrill and hope that she will change her ways.}}
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Whether or not Merrill is allowed arulin'holm to fix the Eluvian, she will go to the Pride Demon who first helped her discover its secret to finish the job. Marethari will release and take the demon within herself, claiming that if Merrill had completed the Eluvian, then the demon would've used it to escape its prison. If Merrill's quest is pursued to this point, there is no way not to kill Marethari. When this Demon is defeated, it is revealed she does this because of her love for Merrill and hope that she will change her ways.}}
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== Quests ==
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=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
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*{{:The Lost Mysteries of the Ancients|style=iconmini}}
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=== ''Dragon Age II'' ===
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'''Act 1'''
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*{{:Long Way Home|style=iconmini2}}
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'''Act 2'''
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*{{:Night Terrors|style=iconmini2}}
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*{{:Mirror Image|style=iconmini2}}
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'''Act 3'''
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*{{:A New Path|style=iconmini2}}
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
* "I know not what dark power held you, but it nearly bled the life from you. It was difficult even for my magic to keep you alive."
 
* ''(To [[Alistair]] at the Warden's funeral)'' "I will admit that I am uncertain why you brought us here. We have already grieved in our own way. He/she was our brother/sister and our son/daughter before he/she was your hero. His/her loss lessens us all."
 
* ''(To a diplomatic Hawke after delivering the amulet)'' "There's truth in your face. A rare thing in a human."
 
* ''(To a humorous Hawke after delivering the amulet)'' "There is a light in your heart, human. Don't let it go out. You will need it."
 
* ''(To an aggressive Hawke after delivering the amulet)'' "It has been a long, hard journey to this place. And it's far from over."
 
   
== Notes ==
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=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
* Marethari mentions to Hawke that she owes a debt to Flemeth that must be repaid, though it is never revealed what this is.
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*"I know not what dark power held you, but it nearly bled the life from you. It was difficult even for my magic to keep you alive."
* The quest where you must fight the demon that Marethari has prisoned inside of her, is oddly available even if you refused to help Merrill at-all.
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=== ''Dragon Age II'' ===
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*''(To a diplomatic Hawke after delivering the amulet)'' "There's truth in your face. A rare thing in a human."
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*''(To a humorous Hawke after delivering the amulet)'' "There is a light in your heart, human. Don't let it go out. You will need it."
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*''(To an aggressive Hawke after delivering the amulet)'' "It has been a long, hard journey to this place. And it's far from over."
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In ''[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]'', [[Velanna]] will mention Marethari if the Warden is a Dalish elf.
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*In ''[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]'', [[Velanna]] will mention Marethari if the Warden is a Dalish elf.
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*Marethari mentions to Hawke that she owes a debt to Flemeth that must be repaid, though it is never revealed what this is.
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*While Marethari uses Andrastian terminology to refer to spirits when speaking with Andrastian characters, Anders's debates with Merrill on the subject indicate that the difference in terminology about spirits is religious. [[Solas]] also speaks often on this issue.
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*The Keeper's claims that Audacity would escape through the restored Eluvian are never truly backed up, especially when her argument in Act II against this course of action is entirely different. In [[Witch Hunt]], [[Morrigan]] reveals that the Eluvians grant access to a land that exists "beyond this world, and beyond the Fade" (Celene and her party visit this land in the [[The Masked Empire]]). In [[The Final Piece]], Morrigan notes that it takes a significant amount of power to redirect an Eluvian to the Fade, retroactively casting doubt on Marethari's reasoning.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
<gallery widths="180" orientation="square" captionalign="left">
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<gallery>
NPC-Marethari.png|Marethari in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''
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HoDAKeeperMarethari.jpg|Marethari in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
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marethari.png|Marethari in ''[[Dragon Age 2]]''
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Marethari HoDA promo.jpg|Artwork of Marethari from ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
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Marethari HoDA tier.jpg|Artwork of Marethari's tier progression in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 16:00, July 28, 2020

There are few things in this world more powerful than a promise kept. Remember that.


Marethari Talas[1] is the Keeper of the Sabrae clan, the clan of the Dalish Warden.

Background Edit

In her youth she was First to the Keeper of the Sabrae clan, and married to his Second, Sarel.[1] At the time, her clan kept camp in a remote part of the Frostback Mountains. In the winter of 8:82 Blessed, they were attacked by Avvar warriors. Sarel was killed and the Keeper was badly wounded in this attack, along with a number of other Dalish. With little choice, Marethari led the clan into the lowlands of Ferelden. There she sought out Flemeth, who extracted a promise of future help from her in return for the slaying of the Avvar tribe by Sylvans.[1]

In 9:30 Dragon, Marethari is preparing her clan to flee north into the Free Marches, both in response to warnings from Duncan about the impending Blight and tensions with a neighboring human settlement.

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Dalish Elf Origin Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


After Duncan brings a comatose Mahariel back to the camp, Marethari uses her healing to keep Mahariel stabilized until they awake two days later. With Tamlen still missing, she asks Mahariel to look for him with her apprentice, Merrill. Marethari may also be persuaded to allow Fenarel to join them in their search.

When they return with Duncan but no sign of Tamlen, Duncan informs her that Mahariel is infected with the Darkspawn taint and only unique Grey Warden training can cure them. With her blessings, Marethari gives the new Warden-recruit her Keeper's Ring as a parting gift.

Also, if the Warden makes the ultimate sacrifice, Marethari is present in the Epilogue, and is told that the Dalish are officially given their own lands near Ostagar.

Dragon Age II Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


Flemeth will ask Hawke to deliver an amulet to Marethari and the latter will ask Hawke to perform a ritual involving Merrill as well. Strangely, Marethari had expected Hawke. The ritual involved resurrecting Flemeth, should she had met her death at the hands of the Warden. After the ritual is done, Marethari asks Hawke to take Merrill back to Kirkwall but doesn't specify why. When she asks to look at Hawke more closely, she will tell a different statement as to match their personality.

It later turns out that Marethari sent Merrill away because she had been trying to repair the Eluvian. But since the shard fragment she kept contained the darkspawn taint, she learned blood magic from a demon imprisoned at the top of Sundermount, in order to purify it. Marethari will continue to discourage Merrill from her attempts to fix the Eluvian but will not stop her First from continuing on with her quest.

Marethari is contacted by Arianni, a Dalish elf living in Kirkwall, for help with her elf-blooded son, Feynriel. Marethari identifies Feynriel as a somniari, a dreamer who can affect the Fade and the people in it. She prepares a ritual for Hawke to go into the Fade and save Feynriel from the demons seeking to possess him. But she warns Hawke that if Feynriel can't be saved, then he'll have to be made Tranquil, rather than an abomination.

Whether or not Merrill is allowed arulin'holm to fix the Eluvian, she will go to the Pride Demon who first helped her discover its secret to finish the job. Marethari will release and take the demon within herself, claiming that if Merrill had completed the Eluvian, then the demon would've used it to escape its prison. If Merrill's quest is pursued to this point, there is no way not to kill Marethari. When this Demon is defeated, it is revealed she does this because of her love for Merrill and hope that she will change her ways.

Quests Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Dragon Age II Edit

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Quotes Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

  • "I know not what dark power held you, but it nearly bled the life from you. It was difficult even for my magic to keep you alive."

Dragon Age II Edit

  • (To a diplomatic Hawke after delivering the amulet) "There's truth in your face. A rare thing in a human."
  • (To a humorous Hawke after delivering the amulet) "There is a light in your heart, human. Don't let it go out. You will need it."
  • (To an aggressive Hawke after delivering the amulet) "It has been a long, hard journey to this place. And it's far from over."

Trivia Edit

  • In Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, Velanna will mention Marethari if the Warden is a Dalish elf.
  • Marethari mentions to Hawke that she owes a debt to Flemeth that must be repaid, though it is never revealed what this is.
  • While Marethari uses Andrastian terminology to refer to spirits when speaking with Andrastian characters, Anders's debates with Merrill on the subject indicate that the difference in terminology about spirits is religious. Solas also speaks often on this issue.
  • The Keeper's claims that Audacity would escape through the restored Eluvian are never truly backed up, especially when her argument in Act II against this course of action is entirely different. In Witch Hunt, Morrigan reveals that the Eluvians grant access to a land that exists "beyond this world, and beyond the Fade" (Celene and her party visit this land in the The Masked Empire). In The Final Piece, Morrigan notes that it takes a significant amount of power to redirect an Eluvian to the Fade, retroactively casting doubt on Marethari's reasoning.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, pp. 164-165
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