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Astrarium Hinterlands

An astrarium in the Hinterlands

Astrariums are ancient relics of Tevinter origin that allow the viewing of constellations in the stars.

Background Edit

Mage book 4

Constellations as seen a mage book.

Regarding your inquiry regarding the so-called "astrariums," it is our considered belief that these are relics from a cult that existed in the pre-Andrastian era of the Tevinter Imperium. Now, what would be considered a cult in a society that worshipped the Old Gods? An order of magisters who believed in the destruction of the Magisterium, the governing body of the Imperium that determines which mages are and are not given the "magister" title. The members of this order wished to return to an earlier period where Dreamers ruled, and evidence indicates they operated throughout Tevinter, though primarily in the frontier areas. There they would lock away their secrets, caches of treasure, and perhaps even secret meeting places (though we have no way of knowing for certain), unlockable only through knowledge of ancient astronomy—a practice that was, we understand, rather out of fashion in the late Tevinter period.

According to our investigations, each of the astrariums could point to the secret cache if one knew the three constellations that mapped to each device present at the site. Connect the dweomers in the correct configuration, and it would be revealed. Many of these relics were sought out by Andrastian cultists in the early Divine Age (the Order of Fiery Promise in particular) and destroyed. Why? Because they believed the astrariums held together the Veil, and that destroying them would destroy the Veil and thus the world. Such is the way of cults of any kind that the true reasons for what they do could never truly be understood by modern minds.

—From a letter written by Magister Pelidanus, head of the Corial Order, 5:12 Exalted
—From Codex entry: Astrariums

Involvement Edit

There are several astrariums in multiple locations that act as "puzzles"; solving all of the puzzles in a single area will unlock a previously hidden or blocked location containing some rare loot.

To solve the puzzles, the Inquisitor must draw lines to connect the stars to create an image of a constellation. The key to solving the puzzle correctly is to draw the lines without drawing the same line twice. An image of the completed constellation is provided so the player has a visual representation of what the constellation should look like once solved correctly. 

There are several sets of Astrariums to be found throughout Ferelden and Orlais, in order to complete Collections side quests, including:

Astarium icon Astrariums in the Hinterlands (3)
Astarium icon Astrariums in Crestwood (3)
Astarium icon Astrariums in the Approach (3)
Astarium icon Astrariums in the Graves (3)
Astarium icon Astrariums on the Coast (3)

Astrariums added by downloadable content that do not count towards the collection include:

Astarium icon Astrariums in Frostback Basin (3) - added by Jaws of Hakkon

Notes Edit

  • Much of solving the Astrariums is about breaking down the shapes into cycles that return you to the point you started from, and the simplest cycle is a triangle.
  • If all the stars in the diagram have an even number of lines reaching them then you can start and end anywhere. If any star has an odd (typically 1 or 3) number of lines reaching it, then there must be exactly two such stars and you need to start at one and end at the other.

Codex entries Edit

Constellations Inquisition

From top to bottom, left to right: Peraquialus, - , Draconis, Fervenial, Judex, Equinor, Kios, Solium, Servani, Fenrir, Bellitanus, Satinalis, Toth, Tenebrium, Eluvia, Silentir

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Astrariums
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Bellitanus
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Draconis
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Eluvia
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Equinor
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Fenrir
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Fervenial
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Judex
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Kios
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Peraquialus
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Satinalis
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Servani
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Silentir
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Solium
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Tenebrium
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Toth
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Belenas
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Visus
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Constellation: Fulmenos

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