Tapster's Tavern is a popular tavern in the Orzammar Commons which serves dwarven liquor as well as food.

Background[edit | edit source]

A sign in Tapster's Tavern

The tavern does not serve casteless. Furthermore, it is also known that it shares some ties with the Carta when it was under leadership of Beraht, since the owner of the tavern seen in the Dwarf Commoner Origin allows the Dwarf Commoner to find one of Tapster's current customers and kill him.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]

A Lord's Trust: The First Task A Lord's Trust: The First Task
A Prince's Favor: The First Task A Prince's Favor: The First Task
Beraht's Favor Beraht's Favor
Unbound Unbound
Zerlinda's Woe Zerlinda's Woe

Dwarf Commoner Origin[edit | edit source]

Beraht's Favor Beraht's Favor

A Tale of Orzammar[edit | edit source]

An Expedition to the Deep An Expedition to the Deep

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Unlike other taverns and inns in Ferelden, the Warden can't trade in Tapster's. However, there are several characters here that they can talk to. The Warden can talk to Corra.

  • If the Warden is a Dwarven Noble she will not give you any information, otherwise she can tell you about the Shaperate, the Diamond Quarter, Dust Town, and the Proving.
  • You can order some drinks from her, either an ale for 2Bronze, some mead for 3 copper or order the best brew for your whole party for 1Silver 20Bronze. This does not seem to have any effects except losing money however.
Dwarven drinking song

The dwarven performers

The Warden can also listen to a dwarven drinking song here:

"Ooohh, I've heard of dwarves who get in fights 'bout every time they drink,
And those who need to have a woman just to help them think,
And if you want to see a dwarf whine and beg and plead,
Just pour out all his ale and take away his mead!

There's never been a Paragon of Wisdom or of Thinking,
And though I tried a time or two, I ne'r got raised for stinking,
But hang around here long enough and don't you go a blinking,
'Cuz someday I am gonna be the Paragon of Drinking!"

Note: To hear the translation the subtitles need to be turned on as it is sung in dwarven

Characters[edit | edit source]

Corra, the bartender of Tapster's

Dwarf Commoner Origin[edit | edit source]

Tapster's owner

  • Oskias: A surface dwarf working as a smuggler who is involved in Beraht's Favor quest.
  • Bartender: He is the owner of Tapster's as it is implied by the conversation.
  • Tapster's Patron: Other dwarves spending their time in the tavern. Most of them won't be pleased to speak to a casteless dwarf.

Companion remarks[edit | edit source]

Before entering:

  • Leliana: "Watch out for that puddle of... whatever it is."
  • Alistair: "What is that smell? Dwarven vomit? Charming."
  • Zevran: "Drunken dwarves? What could be the harm in a few of those?"

Map of the area

  • Wynne: "Is that drunken singing I hear?"
  • Morrigan: "I do not even want to think from what manner of substance a cave-dwelling people would create their spirits."

First entering:

  • Leliana: "I once drank a thimble of dwarven ale. Woke up a week later in Jader wearing nothing but my shoes and a towel."
  • Alistair: "I tried dwarven ale once. I thought it was just something they tricked surfacers into drinking, as a joke."
  • Zevran: "Did you know dwarven ale isn't really ale? And it's black. Marvelous!"
  • Wynne: "Oh, wonderful! A dwarven tavern! I've always wanted to try some of their ale. I hear it's quite potent."
  • Morrigan: "Ugh. Just... do not buy anything. Or touch anything. Or sit anywhere."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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