Cadash Thaig is a dwarven thaig lost to the darkspawn. It was once the home of House Cadash of the Warrior caste.

Background Edit

Cadash was built upon an ancient settlement called Cad'halash. That settlement was destroyed by Kal-Sharok dwarves when they discovered that it gave shelter to elves fleeing the destruction of Arlathan, as they wanted to cover all evidence of it so as not to jeopardize their alliance with the Tevinter Imperium.[1]

The thaig was rebuilt and repopulated, and named Cadash. The Shaperate also conducted a significant excavation and research on discovering more about the lost Cad'halash settlement which created controversy on whether it should be added into the Memories or remain forgotten.[1][2] At some point a huge stone statue was also erected on the highest hill to honor those who had sacrificed their lives to become golems.

Involvement Edit

The Stone Prisoner Edit

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for Dragon Age: Origins.

After the conclusion of A Paragon of Her Kind, speak with Shale. If Shale was present at the Anvil of the Void and spoke with Caridin, it will remember Cadash Thaig and mark it on the map. If Shale was not present, it will recall Cadash Thaig the next time it is in the Deep Roads, either at Ortan Thaig, Caridin's Cross or Aeducan Thaig. This will start A Golem's Memories quest.

Cadash Thaig is overrun with darkspawn and deepstalkers. Finding the monument commemorating the dwarves who became golems restores more of its memories and significantly increases its approval.

Witch Hunt Edit

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In 9:32 Dragon, one year after the end of the Fifth Blight, the Warden-Commander of Ferelden is in pursuit of Morrigan and searches Cadash Thaig in search of Morrigan with Ariane and Finn. At this point, the party is in search of the Lights of Arlathan, which are needed to locate the witch. The thaig is once again overrun by darkspawn and the Lights are protected by ancient elven guardians.

Enemies Edit


A large stone statue

The Stone Prisoner Edit

Note: Looted crystals scale to the Warden's level.

Witch Hunt Edit


Map of the area

Notable items Edit

The Stone Prisoner Edit

Blood-Gorged Amulet Blood-Gorged AmuletBlood-Gorged Amulet
Blood weeps endlessly from the crusted seams of this rotten thing, staining your chest a gory red.

+12 constitution
-3 strength
-3 willpower
, dropped by a Hurlock emissary
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Medium boots
Inscribed Leather (Tier 6)
Requires: 22 strength

Armor: 2.66
Fatigue: 1.69%
+2 dexterity
+2 armor
+2% ranged critical chance
+2% melee critical chance
Increases hostility
, dropped by an Ogre alpha
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Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 26 dexterity

Damage: 6.00
Critical chance: 4.50%
Armor penetration: 7.00
Strength modifier: 0.85
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+5 cunning
+0.5 armor penetration
+6 attack
Interrupts spellcasting
, found in a broken chest

Witch Hunt Edit

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Shaper's Assistant Hilson worked at the excavation site in Cadash Thaig. By all accounts, he had an uncanny ability to dodge falling rocks and other work-related hazards. Unfortunately, Hilson drowned in his bath one day, and the belt passed on to a friend.

+2 to all attributes
+14% spell resistance
+15% chance to dodge attacks
, dropped by the Hurlock berserker

Notable gifts Edit

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Deep red and nearly indestructible, these are prized by royalty.
, dropped by an Ogre alpha

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Shale provides an update below the large stone statue during The Stone Prisoner

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Letters from the Past in four different locations in the thaig during Witch Hunt

Bugs Edit

  • There is a pool in the middle of the thaig, which the selected character may get stuck in. As elsewhere, this can be fixed by changing the selected character and moving away from the area.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360There are some areas in Cadash Thaig where the player can slip out of the map boundaries.

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Chronicles of a Forgotten War

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Codex entry: Letters from the Past
  2. Based on Cinch of Skillful Maneuvering (Origins) and Cinch of Skillful Maneuvering (Awakening) description.