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The Veridium Mine is an elven ruin[1] in the Dales. It is unknown if the elves of old used it as a mine or for other purposes, but by 9:42 Dragon the ruin was used to mine veridium, and more recently as a military base.

Background Edit

The Veridium Mine is where Costeau, a former Chantry sister resides. Costeau abandoned the Chantry after the Divine Conclave and establishes a base of operations in the Emerald Graves upon joining the Freemen of the Dales.

Involvement Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Costeau amasses the Veridium Mine as a forward base of operations for the Freemen. The mine functions as a storage for the hording of supplies from raids being carried out about the region as well as a mining operation for red lyrium that the Red Templars have brought in.

Gertrude, one of the refugees hiding out from the current ongoing War of the Lions, sneaks into the mine in order to steal supplies for her people holed up at Watcher's Reach. However, Gertrude gets caught and Costeau imprisons her for the attempted theft.

When the Inquisitor arrives at the scene, Costeau and the Freemen mistake the trespassers for a rescue party, and become hostile. Costeau proves no match for the Inquisitor and is slain. The party then proceeds to rescue all of the prisoners being held captive.

Characters Edit

Enemies Edit

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI A Deluded Chevalier
Quest icon DAI A Fallen Sister
Quest icon DAI A Vicious Thug
Quest icon DAI Not Everyone's Free
Quest icon DAI Seeing Red
Quest icon DAI Victims of War
Quest icon DAI Watcher's Reach Refugees

Collections Edit

Mosaics Edit

Mosaic Pieces icon Invasion 1/12 pieces: found on a partially open crate next to some barrels with lanterns situated on them.

Notable items Edit

Red lyrium veins Edit

  • Just inside the mine, down the left stairway.


Loot Edit

  • Soulkisser icon Soulkisser - Looted from Sister Costeau; see side quest A Fallen Sister

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Parson's Battered Notebook

Note texts Edit

Text ico From Sister Costeau (Vir Adahlen)
Text ico From Sister Costeau (Watcher's Reach Refugees)
Text ico Scrawled Note

References Edit

  1. As evidenced by the elven statues at the gate
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