- See also: Character: Ferdinand Genitivi
"As it is the duty of all true sons of the Chantry to make the Chant heard from every corner of the world, I made it my mission to find as many corners of the world as possible. The Maker can hardly expect us to do one without the other."
--Excerpt from In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of a Chantry Scholar by Brother Genitivi
Brother Genitivi is one of the Chantry's most well-known scholars, primarily on the basis of the stories he has published (which many of his contemporaries dismiss as fanciful) of his travels across the length and breadth of Thedas.
Once quest for The Urn of Sacred Ashes starts: His travels, and rather too-curious nature, led him to a study of folklore, which gave him the notion that he could track down that most-debated of all artifacts: the Urn of Sacred Ashes. He announced that he had found what appeared to be the trail of the Urn, left in the legends of the regions through which it had passed from Minrathous on its way into hiding.
If Genitivi dies: He never returned from his venture into the mountains, and no one knows if he found the Ashes or not.
If Genitivi lives: And he appears to have been right. The final resting place of Andraste lay at the summit of a remote mountain.
If Genitivi lives, but the Urn is desecrated: He returned to Denerim with wild tales about dragons and heretics, which nobody believed. It will no doubt make for another interesting travel book, however.If Genitivi returns to Denerim and the Urn is intact: He returned to Denerim a little worse for wear, and was granted funds and manpower to mount an expedition to study the temple in which the Urn is kept.
Related codex entries
- Brother Genitivi's writings are quoted in a number of other codex entries. See Category:Brother Genitivi (source).