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{{See|[[The Tower of Ishal]] for a walkthrough of the [[Dragon Age: Origins]] quest - this article is about the location}}
The '''Tower of Ishal''', is a location in [[Ostagar]]. Before the [[Battle of Ostagar]], [[Teyrn Loghain]] devises a plan to defeat the [[darkspawn]]: The [[Grey Wardens]] and [[King Cailan]]'s troops will engage the darkspawn in combat, then someone will light the beacon in the Tower of Ishal, signaling Teyrn Loghain to attack the darkspawn with his men. [[The Warden]] is selected for lighting the beacon. However, during the Battle of Ostagar the darkspawn break into the tower through an underground tunnel and slaughter the guards. The task of lighting the beacon apparently will not be so simple after all...
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The '''Tower of Ishal''' is a location in [[Ostagar]]. It is to play a vital role in [[King Cailan]]'s stand against the darkspawn.
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
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The Tower of Ishal was constructed by the [[Tevinter Imperium]] along with the rest of Ostagar during the height of its power. The tower was named after the [[Archon]] that ordered its construction as well. After the [[Blight#The First Blight| First Blight]] the whole of Ostagar, along with the tower, was abandoned and fell into disrepair but the tower still stands strong several hundred years later.
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The Tower of Ishal was constructed by the [[Tevinter Imperium]] along with the rest of Ostagar during the height of its power as a fortification against the wilders of the [[Korcari Wilds]]. The tower was named after the [[Archon]] that ordered its construction. After the [[Blight#The First Blight|First Blight]] the whole of Ostagar, along with the tower, was abandoned and fell into disrepair but the tower still stands strong several hundred years later.
   
==Map==
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==Maps==
 
<!---descr="Map of the area, places of interest."---> [[File:Toi-thridfloor.jpg|thumb|Third Floor]][[File:Toi-firstfloor.jpg|thumb|left|First Floor]][[File:Toi-secondfloor.jpg|thumb|left|Second Floor]][[File:Toi-upperfloor.jpg|thumb|Upper Floor (Boss battle)]]
 
<!---descr="Map of the area, places of interest."---> [[File:Toi-thridfloor.jpg|thumb|Third Floor]][[File:Toi-firstfloor.jpg|thumb|left|First Floor]][[File:Toi-secondfloor.jpg|thumb|left|Second Floor]][[File:Toi-upperfloor.jpg|thumb|Upper Floor (Boss battle)]]
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==Places==
 
==Places==
 
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On the second floor there is a codex entry, in the form of "a discarded book".
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*The entrance of the Tower of Ishal is located to the east of Ostagar. Before the Joining, The Warden can speak to a guard outside the Tower to find out a bit about its history.
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*The Warden will need to enter the Tower as part of the quest [[The Tower of Ishal]].
==Inhabitants==
 
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Outside the tower two guards (2 [[warrior]]s if you are a mage, or 1 warrior and 1 mage if you are not) will tell you the tower was overrun by [[darkspawn]] and they will help you get to the top and light the beacon.
 
 
Note:If you have the Dog in your party only one will join you.
 
 
Mabari War Dogs :You can release them from their cages by activating the lever.
 
   
 
==Enemies==
 
==Enemies==
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* [[Genlock]]s
* [[Genlocks]]
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* [[Hurlock]]s
* [[Hurlocks]]
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* [[Genlock Emissary]]
* [[Emissaries]]
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* [[Ogre]]
* [[Ogre |Ogres]]
 
 
== Strategy ==
 
<u>''Tower Guard''</u>
 
 
'''Class: '''[[Warrior]]
 
 
'''Specialization: '''NA
 
 
'''Starting Talents/Skills: '''Begins with level 3 Combat Training
 
 
'''Warrior:''' Powerful, Precise Striking, Taunt''''''
 
 
'''Archery: '''Pinning Shot, Crippling Shot, Rapid Shot, Shattering Shot
 
 
<u>''Soldier''</u>
 
 
'''Class: '''[[Warrior]]
 
 
'''Specialization: '''NA
 
 
'''Starting Talents/Skills: '''Begins with level 3 Combat Training
 
 
'''Warrior:''' Powerful, Precise Striking, Taunt, Disengage''' '''
 
 
'''Weapon and Shield: '''Shield Bash, Shield Pummel, Shield Block
 
 
Depending on the player's class/Origin, when the Tower of Ishal is reached, the party will gain one or more temporary companions to help assault the Tower in order to light the beacon. The Tower Guard comes equiped with a crossbow as his primary weapon and a sword and shield as secondary. The Soldier will have only a sword and shield. If the Tower Guard is one of the companions that joins the Warden, be sure to take advantage of his Archery abilities as it is one less character to have rushing blindly into the fray. As the two possible melee companions both come with Taunt, it's also another way to safeguard yourself, [[Alistair]] and potentially [[Dog]] from harm.
 
 
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
 
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*[[Codex Entry: The History of the Chantry, Chapter 1]]
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*[[Havard's Aegis]] and [[Codex Entry: Havard's Aegis]]
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*[[Gifts]] (Tribal Necklace and Silver Bracelet)
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*[[Codex Entry: Ogre]]
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Ostagar]]
 
* [[Ostagar]]
==External links==
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* [[The Tower of Ishal]] (quest)
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Revision as of 13:18, January 5, 2010

See The Tower of Ishal for a walkthrough of the Dragon Age: Origins quest - this article is about the location.

The Tower of Ishal is a location in Ostagar. It is to play a vital role in King Cailan's stand against the darkspawn.

Background

The Tower of Ishal was constructed by the Tevinter Imperium along with the rest of Ostagar during the height of its power as a fortification against the wilders of the Korcari Wilds. The tower was named after the Archon that ordered its construction. After the First Blight the whole of Ostagar, along with the tower, was abandoned and fell into disrepair but the tower still stands strong several hundred years later.

Maps

Toi-thridfloor

Third Floor

Toi-firstfloor

First Floor

Toi-secondfloor

Second Floor

Toi-upperfloor

Upper Floor (Boss battle)

Places

  • The entrance of the Tower of Ishal is located to the east of Ostagar. Before the Joining, The Warden can speak to a guard outside the Tower to find out a bit about its history.
  • The Warden will need to enter the Tower as part of the quest The Tower of Ishal.

Enemies

Resources

See also

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