For information on the related quest, see A Paragon of Her Kind.

The Anvil of the Void is the location of the greatest creation of Caridin, the dwarven Paragon. It is located past the Dead Trenches.

Background Edit

The area is filled with traps created by Caridin to destroy any who would find it and seek to take the Anvil for themselves. Paragon Branka led an expedition in 9:28 Dragon and she managed to uncover the location. She now seeks a way to get past the traps, by allowing darkspawn to be bred in order to be used on the traps.

Involvement Edit

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This is the last area for A Paragon of Her Kind main quest. Branka will trap the Warden's party as soon as they enter.



Quests Edit

Ico Quest The Golem Registry
Ico Quest A Golem's Memories (The Stone Prisoner DLC is required)
Ico Quest A Paragon of Her Kind

Containers Edit

Map-Anvil of the Void

Map of the area

Notable items Edit

Ico mace VanguardVanguard
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 28 strength

Damage: 7.50
Critical chance: 0.75%
Armor penetration: 7.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
Rune slot Rune slot
+3 strength
+3 constitution
+1/+2 stamina regeneration in combat

, source: Branka
Ico shield largeroundmetal Branka's ShieldBranka's Shield
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 30 strength

Fatigue: 3.13%
Strength modifier: 1.00
+4 damage vs. darkspawn
+2 damage vs. beasts
, source: Branka
Ru dweomer expert Expert Dweomer RuneExpert Dweomer Rune
Weapon rune
Dweomer runes get their name from the ancient Tevinter name for dwarves.

+6% Spell Resistance
, source: Branka
Ico amulet Caridin's CageCaridin's Cage
A chambered pendant that guides any incoming charge around the central stone. An intricate work of engineering.

+20% electricity resistance
-1 cunning
, source: Caridin
Ico shield smallroundmetal Caridin's ShieldCaridin's Shield
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 26 strength

Fatigue: 0.0%
Strength modifier: 1.00
+10% cold resistance
+10% electricity resistance
+10% spirit resistance
, source: Caridin
Tre ico diamond DiamondDiamond
A brilliant cut, colorless stone.
, source: Chest
Rgt ico lyriumdust Lyrium DustLyrium Dust
This is lyrium found in a natural powdered state, ready to be incorporated into potions.

Use: Consumption of lyrium dust restores a small amount of mana (mage only)
x5, source: Chest
Ico shock coating Shock CoatingShock Coating
A small vial with a strangely glowing substance.
, source: Chest
Plt ico golem tracing Golem Registry TracingGolem Registry Tracing
Plot item
This is a tracing of the stone golem registry.
, source: Golem Registry Tablet
Spirit Apparatus

The Spirit Apparatus

Notable gifts for companions:

Tre ico silver bar 2 Medium Silver BarMedium Silver Bar
A bar of pure silver.
, source: Chest

Special objects Edit

Bugs Edit

  • If entering whilst in stealth mode and then talking to Branka, Oghren will enter with the other four members of your party if he wasn't already present. However he isn't a real member of your party and won't follow.
  • Sometimes a glitch will occur when you walk over the first trap in the room before the Spirit Apparatus. This glitch will automatically teleport you to the location of the Anvil of the Void without having to go through the rest of the area.