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I am Cathaire, disciple of Andraste and commander of her armies. I saw all these things done, and knew that He smiled on us.


Cathaire was the commander of Andraste's armies during her war against Tevinter Imperium and one of her original disciples. An Ash Wraith with Cathaire's appearance is encountered in the The Gauntlet as part of the first trial in A Test of Faith. The shade was likely summoned from a ritual which involved Cathaire's immolation.

Involvement Edit

In order to advance in "A Test of Faith" the Warden will need to answer the riddle. "No man has seen it but all men know it. Lighter than air, sharper than any sword. Comes from nothing but would fell the strongest armies. Of what do I speak?"

The correct answer is "Hunger". However, " I don't know." is an acceptable answer. "Disciple Cathaire" is one of the few shades that accepts "I don't know."

If the Warden answers correctly or has chosen "I don't know" then the shade will disappear. If the Warden answers incorrectly, "Cathaire" will turn into an Ash Wraith and attack.

Quotes Edit

  • "Yes, hunger was the weapon used against the wicked men of the Tevinter Imperium. The Maker kindled the sun's flame, scorching the land. Their crops failed, and their armies could not march. Then He opened the heavens and bade the waters flow, and washed away their filth. I am Cathaire, disciple of Andraste and commander of Her armies. I saw these things done, and knew the maker smiled on us."
  • "Perhaps you know nothing of suffering or war. There is wisdom in innocence, too. Go forward."

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