- See also: Jarvia's Shank
When the Carta crime boss Beraht fell, his lover Jarvia fought off rivals, planting this shank in each of their hearts before she emerged as the group's undisputed leader. For years, Jarvia used a mix of brutality, cunning, and blackmail to grow the Carta's power until it threatened the Diamond Quarter itself.
When King Endrin Aeducan died, some whispered that Jarvia planned to force the Assembly to recognize the rights of dusters in Orzammar. Others said she planned to overthrow the nobles entirely. The truth will never be known, though. She was killed in cold blood by the Hero of Ferelden.
- According to the events of Dragon Age: Origins, Jarvia was the Carta's boss for a year at most.