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Andruil- Goddess of the Hunt

Andruil: Goddess of the Hunt

Andruil is the elven Goddess of the Hunt, known also as "blood and force" and the "great hunter."[1]

Dalish legends Edit

I am Sister of the Moon, Mother of Hares,
Lady of the Hunt: Andruil.
Remember the Ways of the Hunter
And I shall be with you.


—From Codex entry: Andruil: Goddess of the Hunt

Some legends paint Andruil as a daughter of Elgar'nan and Mythal while others suggest she is a child of the earth.[2] She is the creator of the Vir Tanadahl or Way of Three Trees. First, the Vir Assan, or Way of the Arrow: fly straight and do not waver. Second, the Vir Bor'assan, or Way of the Bow: bend but never break. Third, the Vir Adahlen, or Way of the Forest: together we are stronger than the one. Andruil watched over the animals of the forest and taught elves to respect them.[3]

Ghilan'nain, once a mortal elven woman, was Andruil's chosen[4][5] and/or beloved.[2] There is a number of different stories involving her betrayal at the hands of an elven hunter.[2] In the end Andruil transformed her into a halla[4], and Ghilan'nain rose to a godly rank.[5]

In Elvhenan Edit

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Andruil was also known as the Goddess of Sacrifice.[6] She had a habit of hunting both animals and mortals. Her love for challenging hunts drove her to looking for prey among The Forgotten Ones in the Void, something that ultimately drove her mad. She forgot herself and brought plague to her lands until Mythal successfully challenged her and stole her knowledge of how to find the way to the Abyss.[1]

Andruil created a great and terrible weapon, a throwing spear of unbearable heat, crafted from radiance of stars,[7][8] and her followers implored her not to make them Her sacrifice.[7]

Symbols and shrines Edit

Fervanis

The constellation Fervanis

Andruil's sacred animals are the hare[9][4] and the hawk[4]. The Dalish also believe that the owl is her messenger.[10]

The constellation Fervanis, commonly referred to as "the Oak," might be a representation of Andruil and the Vir Tanadhal.[11]

See alsoEdit

Ico belt Andruil's BlessingAndruil's Blessing
Belt
Belts of this type, crafted by ancient elven keepers, were given to a clan's honored allies. Although the fine engravings are faded from age and use, the enchantments remain strong to this day.

+2 to all attributes
+20% nature resistance
+1/+2 mana regeneration in combat
+1/+2 stamina regeneration in combat
+10 physical resistance

Bane of Red Crossing icon Andruil's GiftAndruil's Gift
Unique Bow
She took the gathering storm, trapped its fury in golden limbs, and strung it with the screams of the south wind.
Andruil, blood and force, your people pray to you. Grant that your eye may not fall upon us. Spare us the moment we become Your prey.

Requires: Level 15

Damage: 125-126 Electricity
+28% Attack
+24% Critical Chance
Electricity Enchanted: All attacks deal electricity damage and have a chance on hit to paralyze the target

Gallery Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Codex entry: Elven God Andruil.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Player's Guide, set 2, p. 23
  3. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 120
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Codex entry: Ghilan'nain: Mother of the Halla
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 121
  6. According to Solas in the Temple of Mythal.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Codex entry: Unreadable Elven Writing.
  8. Codex entry: Song to Sylaise
  9. According to Morrigan at the Temple of Mythal
  10. Codex entry: Andruil's Messenger
  11. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 141

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