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Astyth the Grey was a renowned female dwarf who fought for the right of dwarven women to be warriors.

Background Edit

Dwarven culture during Astyth's time forbade women from becoming soldiers. Astyth opposed this viewpoint and argued with the elders of the Warrior Caste to get this changed. When they ignored her, she cut out her tongue in protest of being "silenced" by them. Without the distraction of speech, she was able to concentrate on honing her abilities and eventually fought in, and won, a Grand Proving using only her bare hands. Her triumph in the Proving won women the right to become soldiers.

Impressed with her feat, the king called on her to be his personal bodyguard and his second. [2] She became the first female Paragon of the Warrior caste in 1:95 Divine Age after she sacrificed her life for him.[3] In her memory the order of the Silent Sisters was founded. In honor of Astyth, all Silent Sisters cut out their tongues.

Notes Edit

  • It appears that future members of her house may have taken the prefix "As" in their names in honor of her name, as indicated in the description of Heirsplitter.

See alsoEdit

Ico shield largeroundmetal Champion's ShieldChampion's Shield
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 30 strength

Fatigue: 3.13%
Strength modifier: 1.00
Rune slot Rune slot
+12 defense
Ico axe HeirsplitterHeirsplitter
Dragonbone (Tier 7)
Requires: 31 strength

Damage: 9.60
Critical chance: 1.60%
Armor penetration: 4.00
Strength modifier: 1.10
+2 damage
+4 attack
+10% critical/backstab damage

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Based on Heirsplitter description.
  2. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, pp. 26-27
  3. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 71

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