Giant rats? It's like the start of every bad adventure tale my grandfather used to tell.

Ser Roderick Gilmore[1] is a knight of Highever in the service of the Cousland family stationed at Castle Cousland and a temporary companion in the Human Noble origin.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

The Human Noble first sees him when looking for Fergus Cousland (though he is mentioned earlier by Teyrn Bryce Cousland, when he says that Ser Gilmore is a possible recruit for Duncan). Gilmore warns the Human Noble that Dog has once again been causing mayhem in the pantry. After they find the hound, Gilmore assists in fending off a pack of giant rats, who were the real reason behind the ruckus. Afterwards, he retruns to his own duties.

When Arl Rendon Howe's men attack the castle, Gilmore attempts to fight off the invaders. If he manages to survive the intial attack, Gilmore and his wounded men will hold the gate so that the Human Noble, their Dog and Teyrna Eleanor Cousland can escape. It is unknown what happens to him, though he most likely dies.

Initial statistics


Skl ico combat2 Improved Combat Training


Warrior Talent-PreciseStriking icon Precise StrikingTalent-Taunt icon Taunt
Weapon and Shield Talent wns shieldbash Shield BashTalent wns shieldblock Shield Block


Weapons Ico longsword Longsword
Armor Ico armor med Chainmail armor set


  • "Here I am, killing rats. How noble!"
  • "Can you imagine, me, a Grey Warden?"


  1. Dragon Age: Origins: Prima Official Game Guide, p. 187
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