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|name = [[Orseck Garal]]
 
|name = [[Orseck Garal]]
 
|gender = Male
 
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|title = [[Dwarven royalty|King of the Dwarven Empire]] <br> [[Paragon]]
 
 
|race = [[Dwarf]]
 
|race = [[Dwarf]]
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|caste = [[Noble caste|Noble]] ([[Dwarven royalty|royalty]])
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|title = King of the Dwarven Empire <br> [[Paragon]]
 
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Inquisition]] - [[The Descent]] <small>(mentioned)</small>
 
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Inquisition]] - [[The Descent]] <small>(mentioned)</small>
 
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'''Orseck Garal''' was a [[Paragon]] and [[Dwarven royalty|king]] of the [[Dwarf|dwarven]] empire.<ref name="rpg">''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 9</ref>
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'''Orseck Garal''' was a [[Paragon]] and [[Dwarven royalty|king]] of the [[Dwarf|dwarven]] empire.<ref name="wot26">{{Cite wot2|26}}</ref><ref>''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 9</ref>
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
In ancient times the dwarven empire spanned the length and breadth of [[Thedas]], encompassed by innumerable [[thaig]]s.<ref name="ch1">[[Codex entry: Orzammar History: Chapter One]]</ref> It was in this age of expansion and greatness that Orseck Garal ruled while on the surface the [[Tevinter Imperium]] was rapidly growing in power as well.
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In ancient times the dwarven empire spanned the length and breadth of [[Thedas]], encompassed by innumerable [[thaig]]s.<ref name="chapter">[[Codex entry: Orzammar History: Chapter One]]</ref> It was in this age of expansion and greatness that Orseck Garal ruled while on the surface the [[Tevinter Imperium]] was rapidly growing in power as well.
   
 
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During the events of ''[[The Descent]]'' [[Downloadable content (Inquisition)|DLC]], [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Valta]] discovers an ancient tome in the [[Deep Roads]] that reveals that a [[Titan]] awoke beneath [[Ruins of Heidrun Thaig|Heidrun Thaig]] during the rule of Orseck Garal. Lieutenant [[Renn]] of the [[Legion of the Dead]] who is Valta's companion and protector, reveres Garal and this information goes far in convincing him of the existence of Titans.}}
 
During the events of ''[[The Descent]]'' [[Downloadable content (Inquisition)|DLC]], [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Valta]] discovers an ancient tome in the [[Deep Roads]] that reveals that a [[Titan]] awoke beneath [[Ruins of Heidrun Thaig|Heidrun Thaig]] during the rule of Orseck Garal. Lieutenant [[Renn]] of the [[Legion of the Dead]] who is Valta's companion and protector, reveres Garal and this information goes far in convincing him of the existence of Titans.}}
   
After King Orseck died he was succeeded by his ally and friend [[Endrin Stonehammer]] as the new ruler of the empire.<ref name="Wot2p26">{{Cite wot2|26}}</ref> Stonehammer established a trade alliance with [[Archon]] [[Darinius]], a move which was supported by Orseck before his death. At -1170 [[Ancient Age|Ancient]] (25 TE),<ref>{{Cite wot|19}}</ref> due to [[Kal-Sharok]]'s close proximity to Tevinter, Endrin Stonehammer moved the capital of the empire to [[Orzammar]] as a result of the internal turmoil caused in the Imperium following the Archon's death<ref>{{Cite wot|37}}</ref> and also to boost commerce with the surface.<ref name="ch1"/> While Stonehammer is attributed for moving the capital, some argue that the matter was originally put forth the [[Assembly]] by King Orseck and his successor merely enforced the degree.<ref name="Wot2p26"/>
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After King Orseck died he was succeeded by his ally and friend [[Endrin Stonehammer]] as the new ruler of the empire.<ref name="wot26"/> Stonehammer established a trade alliance with [[Archon]] [[Darinius]], a move which was supported by Orseck before his death. At -1170 [[Ancient Age|Ancient]] (25 TE),<ref>{{Cite wot|19}}</ref> due to [[Kal-Sharok]]'s close proximity to Tevinter, Endrin Stonehammer moved the capital of the empire to [[Orzammar]] as a result of the internal turmoil caused in the Imperium following the Archon's death<ref>{{Cite wot|37}}</ref> and also to boost commerce with the surface.<ref name="chapter"/> While Stonehammer is attributed for moving the capital, some argue that the matter was originally put forth the [[Assembly]] by King Orseck and his successor merely enforced the degree.<ref name="wot26"/>
   
At -1131 Ancient (64 TE) Endrin Stonehammer was named Paragon on his deathbed.<ref>{{Cite wot|20}}</ref> In his first and only act as Paragon was to name his late friend Orseck Garal as Paragon as well.<ref name="Wot2p26"/>
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At -1131 Ancient (64 TE) Endrin Stonehammer was named Paragon on his deathbed.<ref>{{Cite wot|20}}</ref> In his first and only act as Paragon was to name his late friend Orseck Garal as Paragon as well.<ref name="wot26"/>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Unlike other Paragons who are known by their first names, such as Paragon [[House Aeducan|Aeducan]], Garal is known in history as Paragon Garal<ref>As the [[Paragon]]'s statue in the [[Orzammar Hall of Heroes|Hall of Heroes]] appears when highlighted in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.</ref><ref>As mentioned by the characters in ''[[The Descent]]'' [[Downloadable content (Inquisition)|DLC]] of ''[[Dragon Age: Inquisition]]''.</ref> rather than Paragon Orseck. He is, however, referred to as King Orseck.<ref name="Wot2p26"/>
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* Unlike other Paragons who are known by their first names, such as Paragon [[House Aeducan|Aeducan]], Garal is known in history as Paragon Garal<ref>As the [[Paragon]]'s statue in the [[Orzammar Hall of Heroes|Hall of Heroes]] appears when highlighted in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.</ref><ref>As mentioned by the characters in ''[[The Descent]]'' [[Downloadable content (Inquisition)|DLC]] of ''[[Dragon Age: Inquisition]]''.</ref> rather than Paragon Orseck. He is, however, referred to as King Orseck.<ref name="wot26"/>
 
* The lore discrepancies about the exact dwarven ruler who is attributed with moving the capital to Orzammar are resolved in ''[[Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2]]''.
 
* The lore discrepancies about the exact dwarven ruler who is attributed with moving the capital to Orzammar are resolved in ''[[Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2]]''.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
{{:Codex entry: The Paragons|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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{{:Codex entry: The Paragons|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 19:39, February 20, 2020


Orseck Garal was a Paragon and king of the dwarven empire.[1][2]

Background Edit

In ancient times the dwarven empire spanned the length and breadth of Thedas, encompassed by innumerable thaigs.[3] It was in this age of expansion and greatness that Orseck Garal ruled while on the surface the Tevinter Imperium was rapidly growing in power as well.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


During the events of The Descent DLC, Shaper Valta discovers an ancient tome in the Deep Roads that reveals that a Titan awoke beneath Heidrun Thaig during the rule of Orseck Garal. Lieutenant Renn of the Legion of the Dead who is Valta's companion and protector, reveres Garal and this information goes far in convincing him of the existence of Titans.

After King Orseck died he was succeeded by his ally and friend Endrin Stonehammer as the new ruler of the empire.[1] Stonehammer established a trade alliance with Archon Darinius, a move which was supported by Orseck before his death. At -1170 Ancient (25 TE),[4] due to Kal-Sharok's close proximity to Tevinter, Endrin Stonehammer moved the capital of the empire to Orzammar as a result of the internal turmoil caused in the Imperium following the Archon's death[5] and also to boost commerce with the surface.[3] While Stonehammer is attributed for moving the capital, some argue that the matter was originally put forth the Assembly by King Orseck and his successor merely enforced the degree.[1]

At -1131 Ancient (64 TE) Endrin Stonehammer was named Paragon on his deathbed.[6] In his first and only act as Paragon was to name his late friend Orseck Garal as Paragon as well.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • Unlike other Paragons who are known by their first names, such as Paragon Aeducan, Garal is known in history as Paragon Garal[7][8] rather than Paragon Orseck. He is, however, referred to as King Orseck.[1]
  • The lore discrepancies about the exact dwarven ruler who is attributed with moving the capital to Orzammar are resolved in Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2.

See also Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Paragons

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 26
  2. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Player's Guide, set 2, p. 9
  3. 3.0 3.1 Codex entry: Orzammar History: Chapter One
  4. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 19
  5. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 37
  6. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 20
  7. As the Paragon's statue in the Hall of Heroes appears when highlighted in Dragon Age: Origins.
  8. As mentioned by the characters in The Descent DLC of Dragon Age: Inquisition.


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