For the Region, see Crestwood.

Village of Crestwood is a village located north of Lake Calenhad. Lying between Val Royeaux and Denerim, the village's primary income is from trade between Ferelden and Orlais.

Background Edit

King Brandel erected Caer Bronach in 8:26 Blessed, intending the fort as a stopover garrison for Fereldan soldiers fighting Orlesian invaders. The village of Crestwood takes its name from the fort's first captain Ser Venar Crestwood, who held Caer Bronach longer than anyone thought possible against a vanguard of the Orlesian army. Impressed by Ser Crestwood's tenacity and endurance, the remaining officers left the small village around the fort untouched as the Orlesians made for the capital, sparing hundreds of innocent lives.[1]

Crestwood is a small village of no real consequence to the lords and ladies who ride through on their way to Val Royeaux or Denerim. The people are glad for visitors; residents tend livestock and grow what crops they can, but their chief income comes from trade.[2]

Involvement Edit

Three Trout Pond hides a sinkhole hundreds of yards deep. Darkspawn emerged from this and other caves to attack Crestwood during the Blight. The flood that wiped out Old Crestwood drowned the blighted ones, and the excess water created the pond we see today.[3]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.

A Fade rift opens underneath the nearby lake in the ruins of Old Crestwood which was destroyed during the Fifth Blight, which results in Demons possessing the Corpses in the ruins and the Village of Crestwood is assaulted by hordes of undead.

Characters Edit

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI The Naturalist
Quest icon DAI Still Waters
Quest icon DAI Homecoming

Resources Edit

Elfroot icon Elfroot
Embrium icon Embrium
Iron icon Iron

Notable items Edit

Logging stand Edit

  • Near the Memory of the Drowned landmark, in front of the wall with a painting, located on the northeast side of the village close to Sister Vaughn (from the fast travel marker head up the stairs and follow the path to the ruined structures).

Loot Edit

  • AmuletofPowerIcon Amulet of Power (Inquisitor only) – In the locked home; requires closing the rift in the Flooded Caves; see side quest Still Waters.
  • Call of the Dark Icon Call of the Dark - Randomly available at the Village of Crestwood Merchant for
    16488 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
  • Unique amulet icon Malika's Guard - Looted from within the locked house after sealing the rift in the Flooded Caves.
    Note: Requires Deft Hands, Fine Tools Inquisition perk and installation of Patch 10.
  • The Dueling Blade icon The Dueling Blade - Randomly available at the Village of Crestwood Merchant for
    941 Currency (Inquisition).
    Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Crumpled Letter
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Anderfels

Notes Edit

  • Initial dialogues with the villagers will be different if Caer Bronach is taken before entering the village. One villager will remark that they were going to clear the keep and another will thank the Inquisitor.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. From Notable Fortresses, Castles, Towers, and Other Edifices of Interest in Fereldan, by Henry Lannon; excerpt from Codex entry: Caer Bronach
  2. From the diary of a traveler from Val Chevin, dated three months before the start of the Fifth Blight; excerpt from Codex entry: Crestwood
  3. From the memoirs of Sister Vaughn of Crestwood; excerpt from Codex entry: Caer Bronach
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