Fandom

Dragon Age Wiki

Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter One

12,580pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk7 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Codex text

By Varric Tethras

They say coin never sleeps, but anyone who’s walked the patrol of Hightown Market at midnight might disagree. The pickpockets and confidence men head to the taverns at dusk, the dwarven businessmen and nobles go back to their tiny palaces to fret over the ways they got cheated, and the market falls silent.

Donnen Brennokovic knew every angle of the market with his eyes closed. Twenty years of patrols had etched it into him so that he walked that beat even in his dreams. The recruit, Jevlan, was another story. The ring of steel striking stone told Donnen that the kid had stumbled into a column again. His new armor would be full of dents by sunrise.

“Torches would make this easier.” The sound of Jevlan hauling himself off the pavement was like a tinker’s cart crashing.

“Torches make you night-blind. You’ll adjust.” Donnen crossed the square to help the kid to his feet. A breeze scurried across the plaza, sending the banners and pennants shivering and carrying an old, familiar scent. Donnen stopped in his tracks. “Something’s wrong.” His voice was low, warning. He peered into the dark, up at the mezzanine just above them. “Follow me. Be ready for trouble.”

The two guards climbed the dark stairs and there, in a puddle of shadow, found the body. Gold-trimmed satin glittered through the blood.

“Get the captain,” Donnen sighed. “We’ve got a dead magistrate.”

Related codex entries

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Two
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Three
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Four
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Five
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Six
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Seven
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Eight
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter Nine
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 10
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 11
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 12
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 13
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 14
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 15
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 16
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 17
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter 18
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Hard in Hightown: Chapter ???

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki