Urthemiel, the Dragon of Beauty, was a draconic Old God worshiped as the god of beauty in the ancient Tevinter Imperium. Urthemiel was awakened by darkspawn and transformed into an Archdemon in 9:30 Dragon, precipitating the Fifth Blight.
Among the ancient Tevinter people, Urthemiel was the fairest and most graceful of the Old Gods. His beauty is now a horrid mockery of the being he once was. If not religious canon of the Tevinters, at least some dragon cults believed Urthemiel sired a daughter, Urzara.
There was a holiday dedicated to Urthemiel back in the times when the Old Gods were still widely revered. It was called "Urthalis" but this holiday is now known as Wintersend and is dedicated to the Maker. It is celebrated at the beginning of Pluitanis.
Allegedly, the ancient Tevinter associated the constellation "Bellitanus", depicted as a beautiful woman, with him.
Like the other Old Gods, Urthemiel endorsed the ancient Tevinter Magisters' attempt to reach the Golden City. When his High Priest, who used the alias "Architect of the Works of Beauty", prayed for guidance on whether to join forces with the Conductor of the Choir of Silence, Urthemiel urged his servant to join in the endeavour. 
Dragon Age: Origins
Urthemiel led the darkspawn horde to attack Denerim, the capital of Ferelden, where it was promptly slain by the last two Grey Wardens remaining in the country. The Fifth Blight was the shortest in history, ending the same year it began.If Morrigan performs the ceremony before the final battle to prevent a Grey Warden from dying in order to destroy the archdemon, Urthemiel's soul is transferred into the body of Morrigan's unborn child. She claims that the Old God will not be evil, but simply become a child with his soul.
Dragon Age: Asunder
Dragon Age: Inquisition
- See Archdemon (strategy).
AbilitiesBreath Buffet Grab Massive Attack Roar Slap Sweep Archdemon Corruption Blast Spirit Smite Vortex Detonate Darkspawn
- The last RPG Guide refers to Urthemiel as female. "Originally the Tevinter goddess of beauty, she is now terrifying, evil, and hungry." However Patrick Weekes confirmed that Urthemiel was indeed male.
- Urthemiel is the strongest enemy in Origins, but if your character has the final in-game hit on it and you transfer your character to Awakening, the "Most Powerful Foe Slain" line during loading screens will remain blank for most of the playthrough (PS3, PC, 360). However, in most cases the Xbox 360 version of the expansion is unaffected, listing your "Most Powerful Foe Slain" as "Archdemon".
- If the Warden enters the Palace district during The Final Battle, they witness the Archdemon fall onto Fort Drakon after having its right wing sliced by Riordan. If the Warden immediately exits and heads to the Alienage for the first time during the battle, they will see the Archdemon swoop past and destroy the bridge, its wing completely intact. This is due to the scene 'technically' taking place before the Archdemon's encounter with Riordan. (And alternative sequences of travel not being considered.)
- It is possible for the game to freeze during or after the encounter with the Archdemon due to a corrupted auto-save. If this happens, revert to a load point then turn off auto-save. The game should no longer freeze.
- On some occasions when the Dark Ritual was refused and Alistair did not become king: after defeating the Archdemon, Alistair will engage you in conversation and say it is his duty as king to kill the Archdemon - then he will not become king in the epilogue, even if he survives.
See alsoCodex entry: Archdemon Codex entry: The Old Gods Vestments of Urthemiel
The embroidery on this robe suggests it once belonged to a worshipper of Urthemiel the dragon of beauty.
+0.5 mana regeneration in combat
- ↑ Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, pp. 122-123
- ↑ Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, pp. p.56-57
- ↑ Dragon Age: Asunder, pg. 134.
- ↑ Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Game Master's Guide, set 3, p. 35
- ↑ Talk:Urthemiel#Gender