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Villa Maurel is the estate of Lord Ramond Maurel, situated in the Emerald Graves in the Dales of Orlais.

Background Edit

Due to the War of the Lions, Lord Maurel abandons the Villa for the safety of Val Royeaux. The Villa then is taken over by the Freemen of the Dales, whom are deserters of the Orlesian Imperial Army, and is currently serving as their headquarters.

Villa Maurel Map

Map of the Villa Maurel

Involvement Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


The operations being carried out by the Freemen of the Dales in Villa Maurel, unbeknownst to them, are in servitude of the Elder One. The Freemen are being manipulated by the Venatori and the Red Templars of whom are both actively progressing the Elder One's sinister agenda. After clashing with Costeau, a corrupt Chantry sister (operating out of the Veridium Mine), and Auguste, a former Chevalier and the current leader of the Freemen (operating out of Argon's Lodge), the Inquisitor sets out to investigate Villa Maurel and confront another of the Freemen's leaders, General Maliphant.

Characters Edit

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI A Corrupt General
Quest icon DAI A Vicious Thug
Quest icon DAI Safe Keeping
Quest icon DAI Victims of War

Collections Edit

Mosaics Edit

Mosaic Pieces icon Invasion 1/12 pieces: found in the Personal Store Room adjacent to the study, a warrior is required to break down the wall to access the area.

Skyhold Customizations Edit

Skyhold-Customization-icon Orlesian Banner Crown - In the safe located inside the Vault; see side quest Safe Keeping.

Notable items Edit

  • Unique amulet icon Andraste's Sacrifice - Found in a chest in the Study.
    Note: Requires installation of Patch 10.
  • Axe of the Dragon Hunter icon Glittering Darmallon - Looted from Commander Duhaime outside Villa Maurel; see side quest A Vicious Thug.
  • Skyhold-Customization-icon Red Templar Note - Looted from a Red Templars inside Villa Maurel; see side quests A Corrupt General and Victims of War.
  • Skyhold-Customization-icon Red Templar Orders - Looted from a Red Templars inside Villa Maurel; see side quests A Corrupt General and Victims of War.
  • Superb Dragon-Slaying Rune icon Sigil of the Chevalier - Found in a chest in the Vault; see side quest Safe Keeping.

Resources Edit

Embrium icon Embrium
Crystal Grace icon Crystal Grace

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: A Midwife's Journal
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Maliphant's Journals
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Scrap of Paper
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Sexuality in Thedas
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Exalted March of the Dales
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Long Walk to Halamshiral (see bugs below)

Note texts Edit

Text ico A Letter to Maliphant
Text ico An Official Appraisal
Text ico A Servant's Letter
Text ico Duhaime's Notes (Watcher's Reach Rats)
Text ico Lady Maurel's Diary
Text ico Pages from Lord Maurel's Journal

Objects Edit

Lyrium éperlan

Bugs Edit

  • pcIcon pc The activation circle for Codex entry: The Long Walk to Halamshiral floats away from the book as you mouse over the book. To get the codex entry on a PC, stand close to the bookcase, highlight the book and press "interact" key on the keyboard (on default it's F).

Gallery Edit

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