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The Ruins Upper Level is the topmost section of the Brecilian Ruins, located in the Brecilian Forest.


Nature of the Beast Nature of the Beast

Correspondence Interruptus Correspondence Interruptus



Map ruins upper level

Map of the area. The red markers indicate the location of the secret rooms

Ruins Upper Level - entrance hall

Entrance hall

Dragon lair

Notable items[]

Dragon Hoard:

Money Money 19Gold 44Silver 25Bronze

Falon'Din's Reach Falon'Din's Reach

Silver Medallion Silver Medallion

Health Poultice Health Poultice

Greater Health Poultice Greater Health Poultice

Greater Lyrium Potion Greater Lyrium Potion

Greater Nature Salve Greater Nature Salve

Ruins Upper Level - secret door

A secret room with skeletons waiting inside

Emerald Emerald

Fluorspar Fluorspar

Malachite Malachite

Topaz Topaz

Codex entries[]

Codex entry: Correspondence Interruptus Codex entry: Correspondence Interruptus, source: Love Letter, Chest

Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide, source: Falon'Din's Reach, Dragon Hoard



  • There are three hidden doors leading to small rooms in the entrance hall which only become apparent when standing close to them: these conceal some minor loot, enemies and a Love Letter involved in the Correspondence Interruptus quest. For their exact location see the red marker in the page's map.
  • As the Dragon Hoard contains a lot of gold, wearing the Dwarven Merchant's Belt may be beneficial.

Companion remarks[]

Upon entering:

  • Alistair: "Is this an elven place? Did the elves live underground just like the dwaves?"
  • Leliana: "Do you think it's safe to be in here? I thought I heard a wall crumbling off in the distance."
  • Morrigan: "The ruins certainly look Tevinter, but are filled with elven trappings. How very odd."
  • Oghren: "Smells like wet dog in here."
  • Shale: "There are no doubt many traps here. Don't get squished."
  • Wynne: "I wonder what ruin used to be. Is it Tevinter, or elven?"
  • Zevran: "It seems that elves once lived with the Tevinter humans? Or the Tevinter built this place for them? I never heard of such thing."

After hearing a loud growl:

  • Alistair: "I think there's something ahead. Something big."
  • Leliana: "I have a bad feeling about this passageway. Why don't we turn back?"
  • Morrigan: "We should prepare ourselves for combat."
  • Oghren: "You see that? My mother told me never to trust anything that could make turds larger than you are."
  • Shale: "Some manner of large creature lies ahead. Perhaps it will eat you?"
  • Wynne: "Did you hear that? Sounds like... loud breathing..."
  • Zevran: "That smell... we're definitely approaching some kind of lair."