The Wending Wood is an area of forested slopes and lush greenery, divided by the trade route known as the Pilgrim's Path -- named for the faithful devotees of Andraste who walk that very road to reach the City of Amaranthine, and who have left ancient relics scattered about the wood to honor Andraste and the Maker.

Background[edit | edit source]

The wood was once a home to an Avvar tribe of the Alamarri, and the location of one of the battles between the magisters and the barbarians in the ancient times. The wood was a sacred place of an Avvar god known as Uvolla. For centuries, the wood had been known as a place of breathtaking beauty and tranquility.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

In Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, The Warden-Commander travels to the Wending Wood to investigate mysterious goings-on in the area. Multiple caravans of merchants have been attacked recently, and roaming bands of darkspawn have been spotted as well. A clan of Dalish elves has also settled in the area, their proximity to nearby human villages making the locals uneasy.[1] The Warden-Commander finds that the darkspawn are responsible for the attack (and near total destruction) of the Dalish clan. One surviving elven mage had mistakenly believed that humans were responsible for the murders, and dealt out revenge to any humans who wandered into the area. With her help, the Warden-Commander ventures into the Silverite Mine in order to eradicate the darkspawn.

Map of the area

Quests[edit | edit source]

The Righteous Path The Righteous Path

Brothers of Stone Brothers of Stone

From the Living Wood From the Living Wood

Heart of the Forest Heart of the Forest

Ines the Botanist Ines the Botanist

Maferath's Monuments Maferath's Monuments

The Merchant's Goods The Merchant's Goods

Trading Troubles Trading Troubles

What is Built Endures What is Built Endures

Characters[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Ash Ash, source: darkspawn corpse

Illumination Illumination, source: Mystic Chest

The Winter Blade The Winter Blade, from Statue of War

Greater Spirit Balm Recipe Greater Spirit Balm Recipe, from Statue of Peace

Potent Stamina Draught Recipe Potent Stamina Draught Recipe, from Statue of Peace

Master Stamina Draught Recipe Master Stamina Draught Recipe, from Statue of Peace

Superb Health Poultice Recipe Superb Health Poultice Recipe, from Ines Arancia

Superb Lyrium Potion Recipe Superb Lyrium Potion Recipe, from Ines Arancia

Ancient Sylvanwood Ancient Sylvanwood x5, source: ancient sylvans

Battered Journal Battered Journal, source: scholar

Fine Silks Fine Silks x9, source: barrels, bundles of cloth, and crates

Heartwood Heartwood, source: The Old One

Strange Stone Strange Stone, source: scholar

Notable gifts for companions:

Bronze Sextant Bronze Sextant, source: corpse

Elven Prayer for the Dead Elven Prayer for the Dead, in abandoned Dalish camp

Elven Trinket Elven Trinket, source: Hurlock emissary


Madcap Bulb Madcap Bulb x3

Rashvine Nettle Rashvine Nettle x5

Blood Lotus Blood Lotus x5

Deathroot Deathroot x3

Elfroot Elfroot x2

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Special objects[edit | edit source]

  • Wending Wood stone puzzle
  • Maferath Statues
  • Corpse Pile
  • Abandoned Dalish Camp
  • Granite Deposit
  • Brothers of Stone statues
  • Magister's Remains
  • Ruined Caravan
  • Bandit Camp
  • Makeshift Lean-To
  • Darkspawn Camp
  • Cocoon
  • x2 Tripwires (Difficulty 40 XP)
  • x1 Leghold Trap (Difficulty 40 XP)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wending Woods. BioWare wiki. (archived)
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