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Sundermount is a mountain north of Kirkwall and part of the Vimmark mountain range.

Background[]

Sundermount is the tallest mountain in the Vimmarks and has a fearsome reputation. Legend says it was the site of a vicious battle where the ancient Tevinter Imperium and the elves of Arlathan unleashed horrors into the waking world, and creatures prowl the heights to this very day, unaware that the war for which they were summoned is long since over.

Flemeth, Hawke, and party at the Sundermount altar

The Sabrae clan of the Dalish elves led by their Keeper, Marethari have settled at its foot after losing their halla. A cave to the west of the camp is guarded by a creature from elven legends. A passage near the camp leads into the Deep Roads and the Abandoned Thaig. A winding path leads up the mountain through spider-infested caverns to a graveyard where elven elders came to sleep. An altar to Mythal stands on the edge of the cliff next to it. An ancient evil is bound atop Sundermount, whispering to the proud in their dreams.

Involvement[]

In Dragon Age II, it is accessible via the world map. In Dragon Age: Redemption, it is featured in the episode Saarebas.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


In return for Flemeth's help in escaping the darkspawn in the Korcari Wilds, Hawke agrees to bring an item to Keeper Marethari, whose clan has settled near Sundermount. In 9:31 Dragon, Hawke brings the item to the Keeper, who asks them to perform a ritual on top of Sundermount. She sends her First, Merrill, to assist with the ritual. At the end of the ritual, Flemeth emerges from the item. She thanks Hawke for keeping their promise before flying away in dragon form.

Clan Sabrae remains at the foot of Sundermount for years, as Keeper Marethari is unwilling to abandon her former First, who left the clan to settle in nearby Kirkwall. Keeper Marethari is eventually killed after allowing herself to become possessed by the demon living atop Sundermount.


Places[]

A map of Sundermount

Sundermount Caverns Sundermount Caverns
Sundermount Ambush Site Sundermount Ambush Site (Act 1)
Varterral Hunting Ground/Mountain Cave Varterral Hunting Ground/Mountain Cave (Act 2 and 3)
Abandoned Thaig / Hidden Dungeon Abandoned Thaig / Hidden Dungeon (Act 2 and 3)
Pride's End Pride's End (Act 3)
Wounded Coast Encounter Icon.png Blood Mage Refuge (Act 3)

Stores[]

Master Ilen's Shop
Nexus Golem's Wares

Quests[]

Act 1[]

Long Way Home Long Way Home - complete the task set by Flemeth
Duty Duty - kill the mercenaries
Herbalist's Tasks Herbalist's Tasks - talk to Master Ilen about pure ironbark
Changing One's Nature Changing One's Nature - help to soothe the werewolves of Ferelden
The Conspirators The Conspirators - hunt down a conspirator from Amaranthine
Map of Occupied Kirkwall Map of Occupied Kirkwall - a fetch quest
Remains of the Outlaw Half-Braid Silsam Remains of the Outlaw Half-Braid Silsam - a fetch quest

Act 2[]

Mirror Image Mirror Image - a companion quest for Merrill
Wooden Halla Wooden Halla - purchase a gift for Merrill
Herbalist's Tasks Herbalist's Tasks - acquire Dalish tattoo ink and a Varterral's Heart
Honoring the Fallen Honoring the Fallen - collect hunters' amulets
Forbidden Knowledge Forbidden Knowledge - find an Evil Tome
Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter - hunt down an apostate
The Eyes of Azure Jamos The Eyes of Azure Jamos - a fetch quest
Ream-Rot Knife Ream-Rot Knife - a fetch quest
"South-Song" Gerralt's Corpse "South-Song" Gerralt's Corpse - a fetch quest

Act 3[]

A New Path A New Path - a companion quest for Merrill
A Murder of Crows A Murder of Crows - find a dangerous assassin
The Awiergan Scrolls: Second Aspect The Awiergan Scrolls: Second Aspect - defeat the aspect
The Awiergan Scrolls: Third Aspect The Awiergan Scrolls: Third Aspect - defeat the aspect
The Last Holdouts The Last Holdouts - hunt down blood mages

Notable items[]

Crafting resources[]

Main article: Supplier

The resources listed below can be obtained in area prior entering any other location. Resources found in caves are listed on their respective pages.

Act 1:

Deep Mushroom Deep Mushroom - in the graveyard just before the altar on the mountain path.
Elfroot Elfroot (2) - one is in the loop to the left between the entrance and the Dalish Camp; the other is behind some stone in the first clearing up the mountain path (where the Dalish hunter insults Merrill). See map.

Act 2:

Glitterdust Glitterdust - around the first bend on the way up the mountain path.
Elfroot Elfroot - in the stone ruin on the low path past the Dalish Camp.
Embrium Embrium - in the Sundermount Graveyard (head through the passage), on the right side after clearing the Revenant (where the rite takes place during the quest a Long Way Home).

Act 3:

Glitterdust Glitterdust - on the ledge just before the dead-end clearing at the top of the upper mountain path (it is right before the "travel down the mountain" if you've already done Merrill's side quest. If not, its on the little curve off the path before the entrance to cave of her mission)

Other[]

Act 1:

Design: Rune of Lightning Design: Rune of Lightning - in a Pile of Bones at the top of the mountain.

Act 2:

Recipe: Mighty Offense Potion Recipe: Mighty Offense Potion - in a Pile of Bones after exiting the passage to the cemetery, to the right behind some bushes.

Act 3:

Design: Rune of Valiance Design: Rune of Valiance - in the small damaged ruin located southwest of the Varterral Hunting Ground.

Codex entries[]

Act 1:

Codex entry: Arlathan: Part One Codex entry: Arlathan: Part One (Dalish Camp)
Codex entry: The Tale of Iloren Codex entry: The Tale of Iloren (Dalish Camp)
Codex entry: Vallaslin: Blood Writing Codex entry: Vallaslin: Blood Writing (Dalish Camp)
Codex entry: Geography of Thedas Codex entry: Geography of Thedas (Dalish Camp)
Codex entry: Sundermount Codex entry: Sundermount (atop the mountain)

Act 2:

Codex entry: Beyond the Veil: Spirits and Demons Codex entry: Beyond the Veil: Spirits and Demons (near the altar)
Codex entry: Enasalin Codex entry: Enasalin

Act 3:

Codex entry: The Awiergan Scrolls: Second Aspect Codex entry: The Awiergan Scrolls: Second Aspect
Codex entry: The Awiergan Scrolls: Third Aspect Codex entry: The Awiergan Scrolls: Third Aspect
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