The Storm Coast is a rainy coastal region in Ferelden located in the northwestern most part of the country.

Background[edit | edit source]

Ancient dwarven ruins dot the landscape from a long abandoned time. Prior to the First Age, the dwarven people maintained a sizeable presence on the coast. Mining guilds were drawn to the area's then-plentiful mineral deposits.[1]

Built into the cliffs of the Storm Coast, the subterranean port at Daerwin's Mouth once connected the dwarven thaigs to the Waking Sea. In addition to increasing trade between the dwarves and their allies in the Tevinter Imperium, direct access to the Deep Roads meant diplomats from Orzammar could visit the port without fear of losing their "stone sense." The site thus became a popular meeting place for ambassadors of the two nations.[2]

All dwarven activity ceased when darkspawn incursions forced the Deep Roads to be sealed, hence severing the region from Orzammar.[3] After the dwarves retreated back into Orzammar the port fell into disuse. At least, all reputable use of the port ceased —bandits, smugglers, and pirates are known to still use the various caves and waterways along The Coast, including Daerwin's Mouth itself, for their own personal gains.[4] But that hasn't stopped the region from boasting more than its fair share of tragic tales. If all are to be believed, rich merchant ships blanket the depths due to the follies of their proud captains.[5]

The large statue situated at Morrin's Outlook once served as a marker for ships coming to trade with the dwarves. Beyond an assumed connection with the great port at Daerwin's Mouth, nothing is known of the statue's namesake.[6]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Sometime later the Blades of Hessarian made their way to The Coast; they are an ancient secret society who believe they serve Andraste and were chosen to bring her judgment upon the weak and the corrupt. The order was founded, according to their tales, by the Tevinter slave Trefir, who returned to the lands of the Alamarri bearing the Sword of Mercy. Since then, the Blades followed the one who bore the sword with unquestioning loyalty, as he or she was considered to have been chosen by Andraste.[7]


The Storm Coast is a sparsely-populated stretch of shoreline along the Waking Sea. Ancient dwarven ruins—abandoned since the Divine Age—still line the coast, their architects long forgotten.

—Excerpt from the quest journal

Involvement[edit | edit source]

These notes were found near murdered Inquisition soldiers:
We are the sword, not the hand that wields it. If they’re worthy, let them come with the Mercy's Crest.
bandit's note

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


The Storm Coast has become host to a troublesome group of religious inspired bandits, the Blades of Hessarian. There have also been reports of darkspawn sightings in the area[8], and for some reason a number of boats with Templar Order insignia have washed up along the shoreline. In the mean time Inquisition soldier's have gone missing allowing for the Inquisitor to look into their disappearance.

The option to recruit Iron Bull and his Charges becomes available almost immediately after arrival; as well as having the option to recruit the Blades of Hessarian as agents for the Inquisition. The Inquisitor can gain access to The Coast by completing the Scout the Storm Coast war table operation in Haven or Skyhold.

Note: The western most section of the region is only accessible through a gate that is locked until the side quest Red Water is acquired; this, in turn, requires that the Inquisitor be at or above level 16, and have completed the war table operation Red Templars on the Storm Coast. The gate can be found north by northwest from the Driftwood Margin Camp.


Places[edit | edit source]

Map of the Storm Coast

Regions[edit | edit source]

Note: The 10 regions below make up the Regions on the Coast collection. Discovering them all grants 200 Influence.
  • Apostate's Landing
  • Driftwood Margin
  • Great Cove
  • Hessarian Camp
  • Long River
  • Morrin's Outlook
  • Small Grove
  • Storm's Solitude
  • Waterfall Cave
  • Westridge


Additional places[edit | edit source]


Inquisition camps[edit | edit source]

  • Driftwood Margin Camp
  • Small Grove Camp
  • Storm's Solitude

Characters[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

The Captain of the Chargers The Captain of the Chargers
Cleaning House Cleaning House
Demands of the Qun Demands of the Qun
Fragment of Inadequate Chain Mail Fragment of Inadequate Chain Mail
A Glowing Key A Glowing Key
Holding the Storm Coast Holding the Storm Coast
Keeping the Darkspawn Down Keeping the Darkspawn Down
Memories of the Grey Memories of the Grey
Red Water Red Water
Sutherland and Company Missing Sutherland and Company Missing
Vigilance on the Coast Vigilance on the Coast
Wardens of the Coast Wardens of the Coast

Rifts[edit | edit source]

Rifts on the Coast Rifts on the Coast
Rift at the Falls Rift at the Falls

Requisitions[edit | edit source]

Antivenom Requisition on the Coast Antivenom Requisition on the Coast
Iron Survey on the Coast Iron Survey on the Coast
Salvage Requisition on the Coast Salvage Requisition on the Coast

War table operations[edit | edit source]

An Offer from the Blades of Hessarian An Offer from the Blades of Hessarian
Red Templars on the Storm Coast Red Templars on the Storm Coast
Reports of Darkspawn Activity Reports of Darkspawn Activity
Restore the Port on the Storm Coast Restore the Port on the Storm Coast
Scout the Storm Coast Scout the Storm Coast

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Hessarian Camp

Collections[edit | edit source]

Astrariums[edit | edit source]

Astrariums on the Coast Astrariums on the Coast

Bottles on the Wall[edit | edit source]

Bottles On The Wall icon.png Vintage: Warden Anras - southeast of Small Grove Inquisition Camp, search the top of the cliff overlooking the Long River (on north side of the river).
Bottles On The Wall icon.png Vintage: Warden Riordan - search inside a hut east of Driftwood Margin Inquisition Camp; items for Memories of the Grey and Wardens of the Coast are obtained inside as well.

Dragon Hunter[edit | edit source]

Dwarven statue on Morrin's Outlook

Vinsomer Vinsomer

Landmarks[edit | edit source]

Landmarks on the Coast Landmarks on the Coast

Shards[edit | edit source]

Shards on the Coast Shards on the Coast

Skyhold Customizations[edit | edit source]

Dwarven Banner Crown Dwarven Banner Crown - looted in the room just after encountering the Behemoth in Daerwin's Mouth. (Can also be obtained in the Burial Grounds tomb in the Hissing Wastes)
Free Marcher Banner Crown Free Marcher Banner Crown - acquired in the cave revealed from unlocking Astrariums on the Coast.

Songs[edit | edit source]

Song icon.png Codex entry: The Storm Coast's Claim - found on a hill on the south side of the Long River, search the ground next to a vase filled with arrows overlooking the river. The spot is almost due south of the cave icon near the Small Grove Inquisition Camp.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Overview of the Long River

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Black Lotus Black Lotus
Blood Lotus Blood Lotus
Deep Mushroom Deep Mushroom
Elfroot Elfroot
Prophet's Laurel Prophet's Laurel
Spindleweed Spindleweed

Leather[edit | edit source]

Bear Hide Bear Hide
Canine Leather Canine Leather
Deepstalker Hide Deepstalker Hide
Dragonling Scales Dragonling Scales
Nugskin Nugskin
Ram Leather Ram Leather

Metals[edit | edit source]

Iron Iron
Serpentstone Serpentstone
Summer Stone Summer Stone

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Elven artifacts[edit | edit source]

  • Inside the Waterfall Cave located on furthest southeast side of the map.
  • In Daerwin's Mouth, on the lower level of the Red Templars base of operations, just in front of the broken bridge.


Logging stands[edit | edit source]

  • Behind the Blades of Hessarian camp, found on the outside along the southern wall.
  • West by northwest of the Driftwood Inquisition Margin Camp, the southernmost Inquisition camp, just down the hill.


Memories of the Grey[edit | edit source]


Quarries[edit | edit source]

  • North of the entrance to the Lyrium Falls Cave, on the east mountain side of long river.


Red lyrium veins[edit | edit source]


Veilfire glyphs[edit | edit source]

  • Lightning Rune Schematic Lightning Rune Schematic - inside the Waterfall Cave located in the far southeast section of the map; the glyph is halfway into the cave, on the left, and the veilfire brazier is further in near the dwarven statue and waterfall.


Loot[edit | edit source]

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: A Challenge! Codex entry: A Challenge!
Codex entry: A Father's Letter Codex entry: A Father's Letter
Codex entry: A Grey Warden's Journal Codex entry: A Grey Warden's Journal
Codex entry: A Supply List Codex entry: A Supply List
Codex entry: Constellation: Fervenial Codex entry: Constellation: Fervenial
Codex entry: Constellation: Servani Codex entry: Constellation: Servani
Codex entry: Constellation: Bellitanus Codex entry: Constellation: Bellitanus
Codex entry: Daerwin's Mouth Codex entry: Daerwin's Mouth
Codex entry: From the Canticle of Transfigurations Codex entry: From the Canticle of Transfigurations
Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Two Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Two
Codex entry: Iron Bull Codex entry: Iron Bull
Codex entry: In the Mists: A Torn Sky Codex entry: In the Mists: A Torn Sky
Codex entry: In the Mists: Phantoms Out of Dreams Codex entry: In the Mists: Phantoms Out of Dreams
Codex entry: In the Mists: The Windline Marcher Codex entry: In the Mists: The Windline Marcher
Codex entry: Notes Found in a Mage's Hut Codex entry: Notes Found in a Mage's Hut
Codex entry: Par Vollen: The Occupied North Codex entry: Par Vollen: The Occupied North
Codex entry: Surface Dwarves Codex entry: Surface Dwarves
Codex entry: The Blades of Hessarian Codex entry: The Blades of Hessarian
Codex entry: The Conversion of Hessarian Codex entry: The Conversion of Hessarian
Codex entry: The Qun Codex entry: The Qun
Codex entry: The Stone Tree Codex entry: The Stone Tree
Codex entry: The Storm Coast Codex entry: The Storm Coast
Codex entry: The Storm Coast's Claim Codex entry: The Storm Coast's Claim
Codex entry: Unsigned Journal Codex entry: Unsigned Journal
Codex entry: What Discipline Achieves Codex entry: What Discipline Achieves

Note texts[edit | edit source]

A Bitter Note A Bitter Note
Bandit Notes Bandit Notes
Initiation for the Blades of Hessarian Initiation for the Blades of Hessarian
Journal Found on the Storm Coast Journal Found on the Storm Coast

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When traveling about the Storm Coast the Inquisitor will witness a scuffle between a Giant and High dragon. This is the only opportunity to see a giant on the Storm Coast. The fight immediately initiates upon wandering into the region; regardless of where you are at in the zone. It is entirely possible to not see the squabble between the two and have Codex entry: Giant Codex entry: Giant unlock along with it's loot, which will appear at your feet, once the dragon has defeated the giant.
  • Depending on player choices, it is possible to witness three-way fights involving Red Templars, Darkspawn, and Blades of Hessarian.

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


  • The confrontation witnessed between the Giant and High dragon early on while exploring The Coast will result in the high dragon flying off in victory. The same high dragon will be encountered on Dragon Island allowing for the Inquisitor to track down Vinsomer and add him to the player's collection counter.


Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Rebel Mage, the boss figure associated with the side quest A Glowing Key, can be encountered multiple times after the quest has been completed.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. From The Storm Coast and its History by Brother Genitivi, Chantry scholar; excerpt from the Morrin's Steps landmark
  2. From The Storm Coast and Its History by Brother Vincent, Chantry scholar; expanded from Codex entry: Daerwin's Mouth
  3. From The Storm Coast and its History by Brother Genitivi, Chantry scholar; taken from the Morrin's Steps landmark
  4. From The Storm Coast and Its History by Brother Vincent, Chantry scholar; expanded from Codex entry: Daerwin's Mouth
  5. From In Pursuit of Knowledge: Travels of a Chantry Scholar by Brother Genitivi; excerpt from Codex entry: The Storm Coast
  6. From The Storm Coast and its History by Brother Genitivi, Chantry scholar; taken from the Morrin's Outlook landmark
  7. From Before Andrastianism: the Forgotten Faiths by Sister Rondwyn of Tantervale; taken from Codex entry: The Blades of Hessarian
  8. From pages torn loose from a journal found on the Storm Coast; excerpt from Codex entry: A Grey Warden's Journal
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