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The Black Age (4:00–4:99) is the fourth named Age in the history of Thedas. The Black Age is named as the Chantry calls for retribution against the Imperial Divine of Tevinter.[1]

Chronology Edit

  • 4:00 Black: Werewolves, long present in Fereldan lore, are said to reappear, assuming the appearance of regular people. The use of dogs as guards able to "detect" werewolves becomes common. An especially bloody chapter of Fereldan history ends with the apparent extinction of the creatures.[2]
  • 4:40 Black–5:10 Exalted: The Chantry declares a series of four Exalted Marches to destroy the "heathens" within the Tevinter Imperium. All four times, large armies are gathered from around the Chantry's domains, and an assault is launched deep into Tevinter. Every time, however, the Exalted March falls just short of its goal of conquering Minrathous. In the end, the Exalted Marches serve simply to cement the separation between Minrathous and Val Royeaux. The Imperial Chantry starts to form its own dogma and policies, and the groundswell of mages fleeing from southern lands into Tevinter bolsters the Imperium's waning power.[4]
  • 4:80–84 Black: The Orlesian Empire takes advantage of Alamarri's fractured state and crosses the Frostback Mountains to invade the land for the first time.[6] However, the Alamarri Terynirs|teyrns set aside age-old differences to push the Orlesian Empire back. The Orlesians hope to take the port of Highever, but the fortress of Redcliffe holds out too long, and winter in the Frostbacks leaves many Orlesian units without supplies. By the spring of 4:84 Black, most of the invaders pull out or are captured.[7][8]
  • 4:85 Black: Alamarri legends of Dane and the Werewolf are recorded about a time in the past when the tribes suffered repeated werewolf attacks until the hero Dane managed to slay the lycanthropes. The events these legends refer to most likely took place in the Divine Age.
  • 4:90 Black: The famed Chateau Haine is built in the western Vimmark Mountains by Lord Norbert de la Haine, who uses it to stage numerous failed invasions of Marcher states.[9]
  • 4:99 Black: Divine Justinia II names the next age Exalted as the war with the Tevinter Imperium persists.[10]

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 89
  2. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 92
  3. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 93
  4. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, pp. 93, 97
  5. Dragon Age: Asunder, p. 393
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 94
  7. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 95
  8. Dragon Age: Origins: Prima Official Game Guide
  9. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 96
  10. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 97


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