The Tome of Koslun is a sacred scripture of Qunari lore written by the founder of the Qun, Ashkaari Koslun.

Background Edit

During the New Exalted Marches against the Qunari, Orlais came into the possession of the artifact and retained it as spoils of war. Years after the Llomerryn Accords, in 9:31 Dragon, Orlais agreed to return the Tome to the Qunari, but the exchange with the coming Arishok was never completed as a thief stole it before it could be delivered. The Tevinter Imperium was also interested in the tome since gaining possession of it would be a severe demoralizing blow to the Qunari, and were the ones who originally contracted the theft. The Arishok, tasked with the recovery of the Tome by his duty as a Qunari, pursued the book to the Waking Sea where a storm scuttled his and the pirate's ships, stranding both parties in the port of Kirkwall, the Tome (by then dubiously referred to as "the relic") lost.

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age II Edit

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Dragon Age II.

In 9:34 Dragon, the Relic resurfaces in Kirkwall's black market in the hands of a smuggler named Wall-Eyed Sam, who plans to sell it to the Imperium when the Lowtown rendezvous is interrupted by Hawke and Qunari.

Later, if Isabela has a high enough friendship or rivalry with Hawke, she will return with the Tome at the climax of the First Battle of Kirkwall, returning it to the Arishok and allowing them to return to Par Vollen.

Dragon Age: Those Who Speak Edit

BioWare canon
The plot follows BioWare's own canon, meaning that Alistair is king of Ferelden in the comic's story.

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Those Who Speak.

Sten as the new Arishok of the Qunari, mentions to King Alistair that the Tome of Koslun also speaks about the ancient Tevinter Imperium and the Old Gods. He explictly says that "the Old Gods were like unto dragons, as the first human kings were like unto ordinary men".

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

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Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Arishok Survived and Hawke gave Isabela to the Arishok:

According to Varric Tethras, the Arishok lost the Tome of Koslun again, along with the thief. He returned to Par Vollen to find the Qunari equivalent of a court-martial waiting for him. He's replaced by a new Arishok.

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