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The Lost Dragon Bones is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. While exploring the Blackmarsh, the Warden-Commander comes across several pieces of Dragon Bone. These five bone fragments must be collected and then placed at the skeletal remains of a long dead dragon.


Heading left at the entrance of the Blackmarsh leads to a fenced area with a piece of dragon bone laying on the ground next to a dragon skull. Replacing the bone in the skull begins the quest to find the remaining four fragments.


Location of Bones[]

  • At the end of a path behind the circle rocks at the back of the marsh.
  • In front of the dragon's head up the left path after you enter the Marsh.
  • In the area directly east of the first Veil Tear close to the water (there is a short path down).
  • In the ruined house near Kristoff's body, next to a locked chest.
  • In back of the castle at the docks.
Note: You cannot get this bone until after you get the key to the gate leading to the docks from the Baroness.

Once all of the fragments have been reunited with the remains, the barrier that obstructs the path is destroyed. Following the path leads to the Queen of the Blackmarsh, a dragon that has come through a tear in the veil.

Queen of the Blackmarsh[]

After finding all the dragon bones and replacing them in the skull, head up the hill towards the dragon's resting place. The spectral dragon will confront the Warden-Commander and she must be defeated to complete the quest.

Note: See Queen of the Blackmarsh (strategy) for strategies on how to defeat this dragon.


  • 2000 XP for completing the quest and additional XP from killing the dragon and the wisps

Pile of Dragonbone Rubble:

Eldest Dragonbone Eldest Dragonbone which is used for making Vigilance in the quest Worked to the Bone

Drops from the dragon:

Spellminder Spellminder

Toque of the Oblivious Toque of the Oblivious

Rough-Hewn Pendant Rough-Hewn Pendant

Earthbound Earthbound

Flawless Diamond Flawless Diamond

Ruby Ruby

Greater Injury Kit Greater Injury Kit

Potent Lyrium Potion Potent Lyrium Potion

Greater Lyrium Potion Greater Lyrium Potion x2

Grandmaster Slow Rune Grandmaster Slow Rune

Master Paralyze Rune Master Paralyze Rune

Greater Spirit Balm Greater Spirit Balm

Greater Ice Salve Greater Ice Salve

A poultice
An elixir
5Gold up to 20 Gold

All drops except for the first five are random.

Bug icon Bug! The following items were supposed to be dropped as well:
Blackblade Boots Blackblade Boots
Blackblade Gloves Blackblade Gloves


xbox360xbox360 It's possible and quite easy (may happen by accident) to achieve double experience by killing the dragon amidst a transformation sequence. The current form will count as a kill but not interrupt the process and then the next hit following the completed transformation will result in a second kill and more experience. Some characters may even share the queen as most powerful foe slain following the fight.


pcpcxbox360xbox360 A possible bug may occur when one bone is replaced in the skull, after which the hidden clue is clicked. You are transported to the dragon, fighting and killing it as normal, after which you are trapped as the barrier remains since not all bones have been replaced.