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The Storm Age (7:00–7:99) is the seventh named Age in the history of Thedas.

Divine Hortensia III names the next age Storm, foreseeing a growing storm of violence across Thedas.[1]


Arland is considered by many to be a tyrant. Banns approach Sophia, asking her to intercede. She accepts and attempts a coup against her cousin using the Grey Wardens. After the bloody Battle of Soldier's Peak, Arland declares himself victorious with Sophia killed. The Grey Wardens are expelled from Ferelden and Soldier's Peak is abandoned.[2]
  • 7:23 Storm: the Qunari are pushed back to Seheron and Rivain, but they are well entrenched. The Battle of the Nocen Sea is the largest naval engagement in history and results in a stalemate and the destruction of many of the ships on both sides. With both sides exhausted, an impasse begins.[3]
During the Exalted Marches, Orlais manages to steal the Tome of Koslun from the Qunari.[citation needed]
  • 7:28 Storm: A dragon cult following the rampage of the High Dragon Urzara devastates the northern Free Marches until the dragon is slain by a group of militia men.[5]
  • 7:34 Storm: Archon Nomaran is elected directly from the ranks of the enchanters. He overturns the old rules forbidding mages from taking part in Tevinter politics.[6]
  • 7:44 Storm: The newly crowned emperor of the Orlesian Empire, Freyan, allows women to become knights after witnessing the death of Ser Aveline, the Knight of Orlais.[7]
  • 7:52 Storm: The second New Exalted March ends in a disaster, as the Qunari capture much of Antiva.[4]
  • 7:54 Storm: The Qunari land in Estwatch and use it as a launching point for fleets of dreadnoughts.[8]
  • 7:55 Storm: Raiders from Llomerryn unite under the banner of the Felicisima Armada. Together, their pirate fleets help turn the tide against the Qunari at sea.[8]
A third and final Exalted March on the Qunari is called.[9]
  • 7:56 Storm: The Qunari, although on the retreat, manage to gain a foothold in the Free Marches by landing near Ostwick and launching assaults against Starkhaven and Kirkwall. Starkhaven prevails, but Kirkwall falls to the sorceries of the Saarebas in a daring night-time raid and is occupied for several years.[9]
  • 7:75 Storm: Battle of Afsaana between Orlesian and Qunari forces.[12]
  • 7:78 Storm: The Felicisima Armada takes Estwatch following a massive naval battle with the Qunari.[13]
  • 7:84 Storm: By the end of the Third New Exalted March, the Qunari have only one stronghold left on the continent: the city of Kont-aar.[13]
By then, rebuilding all the destruction caused was considered more important than trying to dislodge the Qunari from Kont-aar once again. A meeting between envoys of all the human lands (except for Tevinter) and the Qunari at Llomerryn results in the signing of the Llomerryn Accord and peace being declared.[15]
Peace is not established between Tevinter Imperium and the Qunari, though skirmishes are few while the Qunari pull back to Par Vollen and rebuild.[15]
7:97 Storm: As Emperor Etienne I remains childless, he forces his second wife, Sotiria Pentaghast, to join a cloister so he can marry his mistress. Nevarra sends soldiers into Orlais, but only to retrieve the princess; they do not start a war with the empire. Sotiria later marries a minor Orlesian noble by the name of Gustav LaFleur, and adopts his son as her own. He becomes known as Aurelian Pentaghast.[14]
  • 7:99 Storm: The end of war with the Qunari and the birth of twin boys, Reville and Gratien, to Emperor Etienne I of Orlais and his wife Yvette usher in the Blessed Age.[18]


  • According to Levi Dryden, after Arland's death, Ferelden endured a civil war which lasted for ten years, but the exact date of that event is unknown.