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Ah my little Fenris, predictable as always.

Danarius is a Tevinter magister and Fenris's former master.

Background Edit

Danarius is one of the powerful magisters of the Tevinter Imperium, with interests in experimentation with magic and lyrium. He treats his slaves brutally and resents any of his possessions which elude his grasp.

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Danarius experimented with magic and lyrium and constantly pushed the boundaries of what lyrium could do. In his research, he stumbled upon an ancient treatise that described a process of embedding lyrium beneath the skin. The treatise's instructions were vague however, and Danarius spent years refining the technique. Once it was close to perfect, he started looking for a living subject among his slaves by offering a position as his personal bodyguard and offering a boon. Many slaves, elven and human, jumped at the chance, but the slave named Leto was eventually chosen, as Danarius was impressed with his iron resolve.[1]

Involvement Edit

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During Bait and Switch, Hawke and Fenris can assault Danarius' Kirkwall estate in Hightown. The mansion is heavily guarded by demons, though it transpires that the magister has fled to Tevinter.

In 9:34 Dragon, Danarius dispatches Hadriana, his apprentice, to Kirkwall with a contingent of slavers to try and recapture Fenris. Hadriana and those sent with her however are slain in Hawke and Fenris' attack on the Holding Caves. However Hadriana reveals to Fenris' the identity of his sister, Varania before she is killed.

Finally in 9:37 Dragon, Aveline will inform Fenris that his sister has been spotted in Kirkwall. Fenris has Hawke accompany him to the Hanged Man, where Varania is staying. However, it emerges that Varania is a mage, and has been accepted as Danarius' apprentice in exchange for helping re-capture her brother. Hawke can either surrender Fenris to Danarius, or aid their companion in killing the magister. In the latter option Fenris grabs the exhausted Danarius by the throat after a fierce battle, and uses his lyrium-power to kill him remarking to Danarius "You are no longer my master!".

If Hawke allows Fenris to be taken, they will receive a letter from Danarius, which includes payment, an account of Fenris's status, and an offer to tour the Arcanist Hall in Minrathous, should Hawke ever find themselves in the city as well as Danarius' thanks.


  • (To Hawke) " Do I detect a note of jealousy? It's not surprising. The lad is rather skilled, isn't he?"
  • "You weren't always this way, Fenris. Once upon a time you had affection for me. I remember it fondly."


  • According to David Gaider, Danarius's relationship with Fenris was "intimate".[2]

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References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 169

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