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Check the scroll for Codex 260: A Miner’s Letter then go to the bottom where a scene occurs. Convince Seranni to give you the key then leave the cell. Defeat the Darkspawn and grab the Holding Cell Key from their corpses. Open the one to the dwarf corpse and the other of the fractured stone. Head north into the Architect’s Lab, open the chest to your left and check the books to your left for Masterpiece Frost Rune Tracing , Paragon Frost Rune Tracing and Phylacteries: A History Written in Blood . Examine the journal page for Codex 257: The Architect’s Journal then Experiment Notes for Codex 263: The Architect’s Notes . Use the Experiment Controls to extinguish the flames, do so by using the left, right, left, then right again.

Head back to the cells and open the one at the northern end to reach the chest in the lab, it contains Dragonspite, Blackblade Tunic and some sovereigns. Exit the cells at the southern end and use the Ballista to take out a bunch of Darkspawn. Make your way to the bottom area, through the door and defeat the Emissary-led enemies. Examine the brick wall to the right to open a secret chamber with a chest containing the Blackblade Helm and a pile of books with the Masterpiece Hale Rune Tracing and Paragon Hale Rune Tracing. Continue south to a scene. Defeat the Experimental Subject and Dragonling it releases.

Grab someone’s gear and re-equip him/her then check the fractured stone and head east to more stones containing Shiny Malachite. Further south you will meet Keenan, an unfortunate Warden, who grants the quest “ Last Wishes “. Follow the path around to a horde of Darkspawn, defeat them and check the soldier corpse and the Experimental Subject for more of your gear and a Spyglass . Going south you will encounter another Subject wearing someone else’s equipment along with any of its friends.

The Holding Cell Key is used to open doors further along. The Blackblade gear is very good so collect it all.

Loot the silverite deposit for Silverite Ore then get your gear back. Now that you are properly re-equipped head east, south at the split for a lyrium deposit holding Lyrium Sand and a wooden crate. Head north to meet the Hurlock Dragon-Tamer. Kill it and grab the Leg-Crusher and Keenan’s Wedding Ring from it’s corpse. Take out the Drake and grab the Fresh Dragon Egg and Drake Scale from the corpse. Return to the main path and go south to meet a Darkspawn Necromancer and it’s Animated Dead.

Further south is another Drake and more Darkspawn. Once you reach the ruins take the room east. Loot the two chests, cabinet, pile of books and the letter for a Ring of Disciple, Elemental Trap Plans , and Codex 256: A Letter from the Architect . Continue south to an open room with the chest containing all your gear and Armaas the merchant. You can convince him to trade with Vigil’s Keep and persuade him to trade you at a discount. Continue south until a scene occurs and you are pitted against two Dragon Thrall.

Do what you can to keep them grounded, they can be frozen and stunned. Simply focus on one then the other. Loot them after the scene for Shock Treatment, The Slippery Ferret’s Gloves, and Landsmeet Shield . You can also gain the quest “ Velanna’s Joining “ if you choose to keep her. Exit via the south and to get a scene then head for Vigil’s Keep.

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Blind Vengeance

Escaped the silverite mines.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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You are a Grey Warden, last of a group of highly-skilled warriors tasked to defeat the Archdemon and stop the Blight from spreading across the land. The Grey Wardens are the only ones capable of defeating the Archdemon and sending the Darkspawn back to the pits whence they came. Accrue a squad of highly memorable characters, each with their own personalities and skills, to help you in your task and save Fereldan before it is too late.

This guide charts the adventures of the main walkthrough and all Downloadable Content and covers:

  • A complete walkthrough from start to finish.
  • Every item and codex uncovered.
  • A complete trophy/achievement guide.
  • Full coverage of all Downloadable Content including the massive DLC “Awakening”.

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