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Dailan is a male dwarf who was in charge of the last stand of Kal'Hirol.

Background Edit

During the First Blight or shortly afterwards,[1] Kal'Hirol was about to be overrun by the darkspawn horde and evacuations were prepared. Within days, however, it was realized that there would be no time to plan and the evacuation took place without warning. Dailan volunteered to be part of a group that remained behind to hold the encroaching darkspawn back, giving the refugees enough time to flee to Orzammar.

Two days after the evacuation, Dailan realized that around five hundred casteless dwarves had been abandoned. Dailan, feeling that the guard would fail, proposed to the casteless that they join with him in the suicidal battle, and suggested they prove they are not worthless as the dwarven society claimed. Despite opposition amongst some of the casteless, approximately two hundred volunteered for the duty. It is not known what happened to the others though at least a few attempted to find a route to the surface.

The army held back the darkspawn for five days, inspiring Dailan to stop using the term casteless to refer to his comrades-in-arms. Dailan felt it imperative to record the names of all who stood as part of the defense Kal'Hirol in order to be recorded in the Memories, and was slain by an ogre as he finished. A pile of bones belonging to him can be found in that chamber of the trade quarter which contain Partha and Kallak, now turned into Broken Sword.

Involvement Edit

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“I do not seek to rule my brethren. I only seek to release them from their chains.” — The Architect
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The Warden-Commander can find the stone marker on which are recorded the names of those casteless who defended the thaig to their last breath. Finding the tablet triggers the quest Memories of the Stone in which the Warden-Commander can pass the marker to Dworkin Glavonak and his brother Voldrik Glavonak. It is revealed in the epilogue that the brothers delivered the record to the king of Orzammar. House Helmi led a great army of dwarves and reclaimed Kal'Hirol, where a ceremony was held to commemorate and honor the sacrifice of Dailan and the casteless.

Quotes Edit

Dalian's speech to the casteless:

- For generations, they have told you you were nothing, swept you away like so much dust.
- Now you are the only thing standing between them and the darkspawn that threaten our empire!
- Show them that you are not nothing! Show them that you can be warriors!
- Let the Stone tremble with the thunder of your footsteps!
- Fight!

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References Edit

  1. As implied for being one of the first great thaigs to fall in Codex entry: The Fortress of Kal'Hirol.

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