The Hanged Man - sometimes you want to go where everyone knows your name. ―Isabela

Map of the area

The Hanged Man is a tavern located in Lowtown, in the lower parts of Kirkwall north of the docks. It serves as the home base of both Varric Tethras and Isabela.

Background Edit

The Hanged Man is a major tavern in Kirkwall and the only one accessible to Hawke; it is a popular destination for all people, strangers or residents. The interior consists of one main room and four bedrooms, with an opulent suite currently occupied by Varric. The inhabitants of the tavern will vary, depending on what quests are active and progress through the main plot. Varric seems very interested in owning the tavern.

The tavern got its name because people used to be hanged by their feet at the spot, as Varric explains to Fenris in a party dialogue.

Quests Edit

Act 1Edit

Quest icon DA2 Fools Rush In
Quest icon DA2 Finders Keepers
Quest icon DA2 A Business Discussion
Quest icon DA2 Isabela's Contact
Quest icon DA2 Secret Rendezvous
Quest icon DA2 Shawl of Dalesdottir
Quest icon DA2 Night Lies
Quest icon DA2 Pier Pressure
Quest icon DA2 Sharp Little Pinpricks

Act 2Edit

Quest icon DA2 Varric's Apology
Quest icon DA2 The Tethras Signet Ring
Quest icon DA2 A Story Being Told/A Rumor Making the Rounds
Quest icon DA2 Plans for the Future
Quest icon DA2 An Update
Quest icon DA2 Friendly Concern
Quest icon DA2 Isabela's Apology
Quest icon DA2 Isabela's Ongoing Search
Quest icon DA2 A Ship for Isabela
Quest icon DA2 Questioning Beliefs
Quest icon DA2 The Long Road
Quest icon DA2 Waxler's Hat
Quest icon DA2 How to Frame a Templar
Quest icon DA2 Hometown Breed
Quest icon DA2 Ladies' Lights Out
Quest icon DA2 The Lowdown

Act 3Edit

Quest icon DA2 On the Loose
Quest icon DA2 The Storm and what Came Before It
Quest icon DA2 A Small Problem
Quest icon DA2 Closure
Quest icon DA2 An Anniversary
Quest icon DA2 A Rivaini Talisman
Quest icon DA2 Questioning Beliefs
Quest icon DA2 No Rest for the Wicked
Quest icon DA2 Isabela's Regret
Quest icon DA2 No Rest for the Wicked
Quest icon DA2 Haunted
Quest icon DA2 Alone
Quest icon DA2 The Last Holdouts
Quest icon DA2 Red Run Streets
Quest icon DA2 Kind of Want
Quest icon DA2 Reining It In

Characters Edit

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Rivain, Act 1 or 2
Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: History of Kirkwall: Chapter 1, Act 1
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Maleficarum, Act 1

Trivia Edit

  • If you order 30 (doesn't have to be in same visit) drinks at the bar, whenever you enter the bar after that, the patrons will all shout "HAWKE!" This is a reference to the television series Cheers, in which all the patrons would shout "NORM!" whenever he would enter the pub.
    • Additionally, Isabela comments, when passing the tavern, that "sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name." This is a reference to Cheers's theme song.
  • The tarot card "The Hanged Man" is often depicted in a motif similar to the tavern's signage in front of and behind the building, as well as the loading screen fresco.
  • When talking to the patron closest to the exit, he will mention that Varric told a story of you escaping the Blight on the back of a giant turtle. This is a reference to Pirates of the Caribbean movies, whenever a character escapes off-screen such as The Guard Dog, Jack, Will and others will say it was "Sea Turtles."
  • On the wall next to where Isabela stands a hanging picture can be seen of concept art for Oghren.
  • According to a loading screen, the tavern's feature dish is stew, made from a different mystery meat every morning.
  • The Pig Oat Mash, also called the Hanged Mash, is always served there and is allegedly a hangover cure when accompanied by brandy-spiked-cider.[1]
  • One of the rumors the bartender gives describes a massive drop in the pigeon population in Ferelden. This is a reference to Shale.

Bugs Edit

  • pcIcon pc There is a graphics bug which causes the party to be superpositioned over each other when they first enter the bar (see gallery). Moving the characters forward independently (using "hold position" for the others) fixes it.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 288
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