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The Arl of Denerim's Estate is the large residence of the current Arl of Denerim and the seat of the Kendells family. After Arl Urien's death in battle and the uprising in the Alienage, the Estate and the arling of Denerim were granted to the Howe family.

Involvement Edit

Leliana's Song Edit

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Marjolaine sent Leliana, Tug and Sketch to the estate in order to deliver Orlesian military documents she obtained, to her new ally Harwen Raleigh, who was guarding the estate in the Arl's absence. When Leliana objected, Marjolaine permitted her to return to the estate, thinking they would retrieve the papers but instead Marjolaine attacked them and handed them over to Raleigh.

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

City Elf Origin Edit

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After Vaughan, the son of Arl Urien, and his men crash the Elven wedding celebration, the women are taken here. If the City Elf Warden is male, he and Soris will go to the estate to attempt a rescue. Female Wardens will have fight their way to Vaughan after Soris and Nelaros force or sneak their way into the estate.

The Landsmeet Edit

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During Rescue the Queen, as the Warden arrives at the exterior of the estate of Denerim, they find the doors to the estate locked, guards blocking the way, and a large crowd outside complaining about the Arl.

Erlina will follow the Warden after a short dialog up to the moment where she offers to distract the guards. Whether or not you take up her offer afterward, she will remain outside. If the party is disguised and inside, she will join them again and warn them to attempt to blend in. Accepting the disguise will yield Codex entry: Disguised!.

Quests Edit

Leliana's Song Edit

Ico Quest The Game

City Elf Origin Edit

Ico Quest A Day for Celebration

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Ico Quest Rescue the Queen

Characters Edit

See City Elf Origin for characters that can be found at this location during the origin story.
  • Anora
  • Erlina
  • Riordan, a fellow Grey Warden (perhaps only the third remaining Grey Warden in Ferelden), will be encountered locked in a dungeon cell. His documents can be found in a chest in Arl Howe's bedroom, before you first enter the Dungeon.
  • Vaughan Kendells, the rightful Arl of Denerim, if he is freed from the dungeon below. He will not be present if the City Elf Warden slays him during the Origin story.
  • Ser Cauthrien, along with a sizable contingent of soldiers, will stop The Warden and Anora from leaving the Estate. Depending on dialogue options, The Warden will either fight Ser Cauthrien and her company, or stand down (starting the quest Captured!).

Enemies Edit

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City Elf Origin

The Landsmeet


  • Soldiers (Human, Normal) (2 Ranged, 2 Melee) who will spawn the moment you try and sneak to the back of the estate.
  • Guard (Human, Normal) (1 Melee) who will spawn the moment you try and sneak to the back of the estate. And 2 more if you ignore Erlina's advice to be subtle and use disguises and distraction to pass the guards.


Note: When The Warden isn't wearing a disguise these will all be hostile from the start.

Notable items Edit

City Elf Origin Edit

Ico belt Fencer's CinchFencer's Cinch
The leather has been dyed a dark blue, highlighted here and there with polished steel rivets. The buckle has been fashioned in the shape of a wolf's head.

+4 attack
Ico amulet Heirloom NecklaceHeirloom Necklace
A necklace made up of hundreds of wooden beads, each carved into the shape of an animal. Deer, hawks, wolves, and rabbits chase each other across its length.

+10% spirit resistance
- from a locked chest in one of the bedrooms

The Landsmeet Edit


Rgt ico deathroot DeathrootDeathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.
Rgt ico elfroot ElfrootElfroot
The common name for canavaris, this herb actually has little to do with elves other than being commonly collected and traded to outsiders by the Dalish. It is the primary ingredient in many healing salves.

Use: Chewing elfroot restores a small amount of health, and those with skill can use elfroot to make more potent elixirs.


Ico shield towermetal Howe's ShieldHowe's Shield
Heavy shield
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 38 strength

Fatigue: 6.00%
Strength modifier: 1.00
+12 defense
+10% fire resistance
+10% cold resistance

-2 willpower
, source: Chest in Treasure Vault (60 XP to lockpick the door)
Plt ico two letters Grey Warden DocumentsGrey Warden Documents
Plot item
Papers bearing a Grey Warden seal. The text is gibberish, probably encrypted.
, source: Chest of Documents
Note: Vaughan's Lockbox Optional, whenever you choose to free Vaughan for a price, he will give you his key to this lockbox. (With sufficient Coercion, you can get him to give you the key and then choose not to release him.) Containing 40 DAO goldpiece trans.

Notable gifts for companions:

Tre ico gold bar 2 Medium Gold BarMedium Gold Bar
A fairly heavy gold bar.
, source: Treasure Pile.

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: The First Blight: Chapter 4
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Gwaren
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Antiva

Notes Edit

  • During the City Elf Origin, this area is labeled "Arl of Denerim's Estate," whereas after the Landsmeet it is labeled "Arl of Denerim's Estate - Interior."
  • The disguise isn't broken by summoning creatures, casting non-hostile spells, strange auras or weapons that any of the companions might show or have.
  • While disguised, it is a perfect time for a pickpocket to pick the pockets of everyone you come across.
  • Inside a room, there is a male guard and a female servant engaging in a sexual activity, if you come near and disturb them then he will sound the alarm.

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