The Dragon of Silence
Dumat or the "Dragon of Silence" was the first among the Old Gods, ancient draconic beings said to be imprisoned underground by the Maker for usurping his worshipers. Dumat was believed to be the most powerful of the Old Gods and the one who originally taught blood magic to Archon Thalsian, the founder of the Tevinter Imperium.
After the fall of the magisters in -395 Ancient (800 TE), the first darkspawn burrowed into Dumat's underground prison, where the Old God was corrupted and transformed into the first archdemon, launching the First Blight. Dumat was finally slain by Grey Wardens at the Battle of Silent Fields in -203 Ancient (992 TE), after almost 200 years of Blight and approximately 1,000 years before the events in Dragon Age: Origins.
There was a holiday dedicated to Dumat back in the times when the Old Gods were still widely revered. It was called "Funalis" but this holiday is now known as All Soul's Day and is spent in somber remembrance of the dead. It is celebrated at the beginning of Matrinalis.
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- Dumat's name may be a reference to Dumah, the "angel of silence" in Jewish mythology.
- In Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, the player can acquire weapons rumored to have been made from Dumat's bones: the sword Dumat's Spine and the dagger Dumat's Claw.
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Dragonbone (Tier 7)
Requires: 30 dexterity
Critical chance: 4.80%
Armor penetration: 8.00
Strength modifier: 0.85
Varies (Tier 7-9)
Requires: 35 strength
Critical chance: 3.40%
Armor penetration: 4.50
Strength modifier: 1.00
+0.75/+1.5 stamina regeneration in combat
+25% critical/backstab damage