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

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Act 1[edit | edit source]

Fools Rush In Fools Rush In

Finders Keepers Finders Keepers

A Business Discussion A Business Discussion

Isabela's Contact Isabela's Contact

Secret Rendezvous Secret Rendezvous

Shawl of Dalesdottir Shawl of Dalesdottir

Night Lies Night Lies

Pier Pressure Pier Pressure

Sharp Little Pinpricks Sharp Little Pinpricks

Act 2[edit | edit source]

Varric's Apology Varric's Apology

The Tethras Signet Ring The Tethras Signet Ring

A Story Being Told/A Rumor Making the Rounds A Story Being Told/A Rumor Making the Rounds

Plans for the Future Plans for the Future

An Update An Update

Friendly Concern Friendly Concern

Isabela's Apology Isabela's Apology

Isabela's Ongoing Search Isabela's Ongoing Search

A Ship for Isabela A Ship for Isabela

Questioning Beliefs Questioning Beliefs

The Long Road The Long Road

Waxler's Hat Waxler's Hat

How to Frame a Templar How to Frame a Templar

Hometown Breed Hometown Breed

Ladies' Lights Out Ladies' Lights Out

The Lowdown The Lowdown

Act 3[edit | edit source]

On the Loose On the Loose

The Storm and what Came Before It The Storm and what Came Before It

A Small Problem A Small Problem

Closure Closure

An Anniversary An Anniversary

A Rivaini Talisman A Rivaini Talisman

Questioning Beliefs Questioning Beliefs

No Rest for the Wicked No Rest for the Wicked

Isabela's Regret Isabela's Regret

No Rest for the Wicked No Rest for the Wicked

Haunted Haunted

Alone Alone

The Last Holdouts The Last Holdouts

Red Run Streets Red Run Streets

Kind of Want Kind of Want

Reining It In Reining It In

Characters[edit | edit source]

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Rivain Codex entry: Rivain, Act 1 or 2

Codex entry: History of Kirkwall: Chapter 1 Codex entry: History of Kirkwall: Chapter 1, Act 1

Codex entry: Maleficarum Codex entry: Maleficarum, Act 1

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • pcpc 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 | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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