Drake's fall

Map of the Area

Drake's Fall is a series of ancient Tevinter ruins established over a chasm beneath the Dragonbone Wastes.

Background Edit

Legends speak of a place where dragons go to die. In the far south, in the lands of the barbarian tribes, it is said that a dragon at the end of her days lies down and allows the bitter cold to take her.

It is not just a legend! I have seen Drake's Fall with my own eyes, the ancient bones of these grand beasts piled atop one another. I felt the power that suffused this place and knew the Imperium would claim it.

We built a city on the bones. We delved deep into the earth, collecting what remained of the primordial dragons who were so like our Old Gods. With these bones we created staves for our magisters, armour for our warriors, and crowns for our archons. We fashioned phylacteries to hold our blood and sarcophagi to hold our bodies, and prayed they would make us immortal.

--From the writings of Archon Melos

—From Codex entry: Drake's Fall

Places Edit

Ico Area Map The Nest

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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After defeating the darkspawn army menacing the Arling of Amaranthine, the Warden-Commander ventured to Drake's Fall to put an end to The Mother.


Ico Quest Crystals of the Imperium
Ico Quest Depths of Depravity

Characters Edit

Ico Character1 The Architect
Ico Character1 Utha
Ico Character1 Seranni

Enemies Edit

Notable items Edit

Ico quartz lure CrystalCrystal
Plot item
Tevinter runes are engraved all over this crystal.
Ico armor robe Vestments of UrthemielVestments of Urthemiel
The embroidery on this robe suggests it once belonged to a worshipper of Urthemiel the dragon of beauty.

+6 magic
+0.5 mana regeneration in combat
+7 armor
Ico amulet Will of the UnyieldingWill of the Unyielding
The amulet was once engraved with a verse from the chant. The words are now illegible

+3 willpower
+15 physical resistance
Optionals (if attacked the Architect)
Ico belt Belt of the ArchitectBelt of the Architect
The Architect likely salvaged this belt from some unfortunate mage.

+7 willpower
+7 spellpower
Ico belt Doge's DodgerDoge's Dodger
The Antivan prince for whom this belt was made dodged several assassins' arrows, then died at swordpoint.

+4 strength
+4 dexterity
Chance to avoid missile attacks
Ico armor robe Robes of the ArchitectRobes of the Architect
Unlike other darkspawn who favor armor that looks savage and cruel the Architect robes appear-- for want of a better word-- civilized

+0.75 mana regeneration in combat
+10% spell resistance
+9 armor
+50 stamina