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The Orzammar Commons is the biggest district in Orzammar, as all the dwarves of Orzammar who have a caste, live there, except the noble caste. The Commons is the main place for surface dwarves, and other visitors, to conduct business in Orzammar or visit the Provings.

Involvement Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


During the course of the Dwarf Commoner Origin, the Dwarf Commoner along with Leske access the eastern section of the Commons and can speak with merchants and enter nearby buildings.

The Warden also enters the Commons during Seek out Steward Bandelor as part of A Paragon of Her Kind quest line. Right upon entering they will witness a heated argument between Prince Bhelen and Lord Harrowmont, both vying to become the King of Orzammar. The argument ends in violence with the Captain of the Guard rushing to end it.

If the Warden is of dwarven Origin and is alive after the defeat of the Fifth Blight they will be named as Paragon by the Assembly and a statue bearing their likeness is erected in the Commons.[1]

Places Edit

Ico Orzammar Deep Roads
Ico Area Map Dust Town
Ico Area Map Janar Armorers / Beraht's Shop
Ico Area Map Tapster's Tavern
Ico Area Map Figor's Imports
Ico Area Map Orzammar chantry
Ico Area Map Orzammar Diamond Quarter
Ico Area Map Orzammar Hall of Heroes
Ico Area Map Orzammar Proving

Quests Edit

Orzammar Commons

Map of the area

Ico Quest A Mother's Hope
Ico Quest A Lost Nug
Ico Quest An Unlikely Scholar
Ico Quest The Chant in the Deeps
Ico Quest The Key to the City
Ico Quest The Shaper's Life

Dwarf Commoner Origin Edit

Ico Quest Beraht's Favor

Characters Edit

Dwarf Commoner Origin Edit

Orzammar Commons East Wing

The eastern Commons

Enemies Edit

Notable items Edit

Orzammar Commons West Wing

The western Commons

Ico ring Lifegiver, source: Garin's store
Ico dagger The Rose's Thorn, source: Garin's store
Ico armor light Shadow of the Empire, source: Legnar's store

Notable gifts for companions:

Tre ico emerald Remarkable Emerald, source: Figor's store
Tre ico bracelet 1 Gemmed Bracelet, source: Garin's store
Tre ico necklace 1 Gold Amulet, source: Garin's store
Plt ico golden mirror Golden Mirror, source: Garin's store
Tre ico diamond Remarkable Diamond, source: Garin's store (only on ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360)
Tre ico pitcher Alley King's Flagon, source: Legnar's store
Tre ico earrings 2 Gold Earrings, source: Legnar's store
Tre ico holy symbol 3 Golden Symbol of Andraste, source: Legnar's store
Tre ico sapphire Remarkable Sapphire, source: Legnar's store
Tre ico ring 5 Silver Demon Head Ring, source: Legnar's store

Codex entries Edit

Orzammar Commons - Proving Grounds view

View of the Orzammar Proving, located between the two sections of the Commons

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Bhelen Aeducan,source: after the cutscene when first entering Orzammar Commons
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Lord Pyral Harrowmont, source: after the cutscene when first entering Orzammar Commons
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The City of Orzammar, source: Floor Carvings
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Castes, source: Wall Carving
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Shaper's Life (part of the codex), source: Runestone
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Cut to Kal Sharok, source: Rune Plate
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Key to the City, (part of the codex), source: Document
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Nug, source: upon first wrangle of a nug into a box
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Shadow of the Empire, source: Shadow of the Empire from Legnar's store

Notes Edit

  • Once you have been to Orzammar Commons, Orzammar appears on your World map; selecting it takes you to Orzammar Commons (as if you had entered from Orzammar Hall of Heroes).
  • If you are in Orzammar and want to travel using your World Map (or just go to the Party Camp) you have to exit Orzammar Commons and travel through Orzammar Hall of Heroes and Frostback Mountain Pass to the exit. But once you have access to the Deep Roads there is a shorter method: go to the Deep Roads entrance to bring up the Deep Roads map and select the Wide open world icon to display the World map.
  • In the Commons, you are allowed to change your party. If you go to the bridge that leads to the Proving and have the Warden and companions back towards one of the side railings, so that when you change party members the new members will spawn directly behind the Warden making them end up in the lava. From there you can switch to your party member below the bridge and go off exploring underneath Orzammar and beyond. You can place your team on hold, if not they'll teleport to your position if you travel far enough. It is possible to get back to the streets of the Commons from below. It is also possible to get behind the guards barring your way to the deep roads and enter the deep roads before ever getting permission; just don't get too close to the guards or it will trigger the dialogue and you will find yourself standing on the other side of the guards with them still not letting you proceed any further.

References Edit

  1. See epilogue.
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