Therinfal Redoubt was utilized as a training ground for the Seekers where they could practice and hone their skills without any possibility of distraction or temptation. It was in use since at least the Storm Age before the Seekers were finally forced to abandon the fortress in 8:99 Blessed for financial reasons.
When the Inquisitor arrives in Val Royeaux to address the clerics, Revered Mother Hevara spots Lord Seeker Lucius Corin and his templars approaching the stage and assumes they were returning to the Chantry to put an end to the Inquisition. But that was not the case, as she is punched unceremoniously to the ground. Lucius takes contempt in the revered mother's claim of authority and is equally insulted that the Inquisitor did not seek the templars' aid. Declaring the Chantry unworthy of the Order's protection, Lucius takes his templars and leaves. The templars withdraw and billet themselves at Therinfal Redoubt.
Inquisitor recruits the Templars: Should the Inquisitor take Lucius up on his 'offer' of an alliance, it is revealed that the entire meeting was a elaborate trap: to purge the order of the Templars not affected by the Red Lyrium and to kill and replace the Inquisitor. A pitched battle erupts between the Templars and Red templars as the Envy demon whom has been posing as Lord Seeker Lucius begins gathering information on the Inquisitor by sending its subordinates to their deaths against them in order to gather information on their leadership style.
Eventually the Envy demon is slain by the combined forces of the Inquisition's party, the Templars and a Spirit known as Cole and the Red Templars at Therinfal are defeated. The remaining Templars may ally with or be conscripted into the Inquisition.
Inquisitor recruits the Mages:Once the templars of Therinfal Redoubt's corruption was complete, General Samson takes over as leader of the Red Templars. The facility is subsequently abandoned, and the Inquisition can dispatch Bull's Chargers to Investigate Therinfal Redoubt.
Notable items EditMasterwork Seeker Shield Schematic
Armor: 4 Metal
Defense: 7 Cloth
Defense: 3 Metal
Masterwork: 1 Masterwork – In a chest in Knight-Captain Denam's quarters. Masterwork Enchanter Armor
Unique Light Armor
Requires: Level 8
+3% Cold Resistance
+5% Magic Defense
Abilities cost 5% less mana/stamina – In the jail, on the Upper Barracks side of the Great Hall. You must break some crates in front of the cell to gain access. The Sunless Staff
Supposedly crafted in the dread Sunless Lands south of the Korcari Wilds, this staff was wielded by the shaman to the Avvar warlord Balak, who swept into the Fereldan valley at the height of the Steel Age. Balak was defeated, but the shaman vanished during the final battle in the southern Hinterlands.
Requires: Level 6
Damage: 33 Cold
+8% Barrier Damage Bonus
+4% Guard Damage Bonus
+3% Heal on Kill
2% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit – In the Lord Seeker's room. Bianca Arms II
+12% Critical Damage Bonus – Only if Varric is in the party. Audacity
Unique Dual-Blade Dagger
This pair of daggers belonged to the Nevarran rogue Emilio Antagne, or "the Velvet Dreamer" (a nickname he chose). Though he spent more time promoting himself than actually fighting, he never lost a duel. He was found in the city of Treviso after the New Exalted Marches, left mindless by Qunari subjugation techniques.
Requires: Level 7
Damage: 50-52 AoE
+2% Armor Penetration
+2% Critical Chance
+4% Critical Damage Bonus
On kill: target explodes for 75% weapon damage – Looted from the envy demon.
- Supply Cache – In the Great Hall.
- Templar Order Banner – In a chest on the upper level of the Great Hall.
- Upon entering Therinfal Redoubt, you can spot Cole amongst the nobles, as well as sitting atop wooden scaffolding, before you speak to Knight-Templar Barris.
Codex entries EditCodex entry: Therinfal Redoubt