The Exalted Plains, also known as Dirthavaren ("the promise") in elvish, is a region of the Dales in Orlais. The Exalted Plains is a grassland region with a myriad of abandoned forts.

Background Edit

Seven hundred years ago the elven nation fell on these very fields. The elven army was defeated by the combined forces assembled for the Exalted March called by the human Chantry, defending their land to the last breath. Then the settlement of Ville Montevelan was founded by one of the 'heroes' of the Exalted March, Sister Amity, and presided over by the allegedly elf-blooded Mayor Agur.

Involvement Edit

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The Exalted Plains are now a contested battlefield in the War of the Lions. As the Veil tears throughout Thedas, the spirits stir beyond the veil to possess the dead.

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The ruins of Ville Montevelan, the first human settlement in the Dales after the Exalted March, now destroyed in the War of the Lions

The armies of Empress Celene and Gaspard de Chalons have been fighting, but recently the fighting has stopped as an outbreak of undead has driven both armies back to their respective keeps.

Places Edit


Map of the Exalted Plains

Regions Edit

Note: The 21 regions below make up the Regions in the Plains collection. Discovering all of them grants 200 Influence.

Inquisition camps Edit

  • Path of Flame Camp
  • Riverwatch Camp
  • Fens Camp

Characters Edit

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI A Dalish Perspective - only available before reaching the Dalish Encampment
Quest icon DAI A Familiar Ring
Quest icon DAI A Father's Guidance
Quest icon DAI All New, Faded for Her
Quest icon DAI Another Side, Another Story
Quest icon DAI A Well-Stocked Camp
Quest icon DAI By the Grace of the Dalish
Quest icon DAI Calming Victory Rise
Quest icon DAI For the Empire
Quest icon DAI From the Beyond
Quest icon DAI Ghilan'nain's Grove
Quest icon DAI Holding the Exalted Plains
Quest icon DAI Lay Rest the Eastern Ramparts
Quest icon DAI Lay Rest the Western Ramparts
Quest icon DAI Left to Grieve
Quest icon DAI Map of Enavuris
Quest icon DAI Map of Halin'sulahn
Quest icon DAI No Word Back
Quest icon DAI Pressed for Cache
Quest icon DAI Scattered Glyphs
Quest icon DAI Silence on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Sketch of Enavuris River
Quest icon DAI Someone to Lose
Quest icon DAI Something to Prove
Quest icon DAI The Spoils of Desecration
Quest icon DAI The Golden Halla
Quest icon DAI Undead Ramparts to the West

Rifts Edit

Quest icon DAI Rifts in the Fens
Quest icon DAI Rifts in the Old Plains
Quest icon DAI Rifts on the Battlefield

Requisitions Edit

Quest icon DAI Armor Requisition on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Bloodstone Survey on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Harness Requisition on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Lore Requisition on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Obsidian Survey on the Plains
Quest icon DAI Spyglass Requisition on the Plains

Bug icon Bug! (All Platforms) Lore Requisition on the Plains cannot be completed. The items are consumed and the quest restarts automatically, preventing them from obtaining other requisition quests in that area. For pcIcon pcusers there is an unofficial mod which fixes the issue here.

Collections Edit


Bottles On The Wall icon Finale by Massaad ─ Basement of Riverside Garrison.
Bottles On The Wall icon Alvarado's Bathtub Boot Screech ─ Inside a tower in the Eastern Ramparts.
Bottles On The Wall icon Vintage: Warden Korenic ─ In a yellow house by the river in Ville Montevellan.
Bottles On The Wall icon Vintage: Warden Tontiv ─ Southwest of Riverwatch Camp in the burning red house.

High DragonsEdit

High Dragon icon Gamordan Stormrider


Quest icon DAI Landmarks on the Plains


Mosaic Pieces icon Invasion 5/12 pieces

  • at the entrance of the Dead Hand, on a rock behind the landmark.
  • in The Dead Hand cave, on the left-hand side of the main room where the puzzle is located.
  • in the northern section of the Ancient Baths, on a pier over the water.
  • directly east of Lindiranae's Fall, on the east side of the rocks overlooking the Eastern Ramparts, near a campfire in a small alcove.
  • in the final chamber of Unadin Grotto in Var Bellanaris.


Quest icon DAI Shards on the Plains

Skyhold CustomizationsEdit


Song icon Codex entry: The Silver Knight - on the ground in a pink house ruin just south from the Villa Montevelan landmark and just west of the Triumph of the Light landmark..


Enemies Edit

Crafting materials Edit

Herbs Edit

Black Lotus icon Black LotusBlack Lotus
Tier 1 Rare Herb

Blood Lotus DAI Blood LotusBlood Lotus
Tier 1 Common Herb

Deep Mushroom icon Deep MushroomDeep Mushroom
Tier 2 Common Herb

Elfroot icon ElfrootElfroot
Tier 1 Common Herb

Rashvine icon RashvineRashvine
Tier 2 Common Herb

Rashvine Nettle icon Rashvine NettleRashvine Nettle
Tier 2 Rare Herb

Royal Elfroot icon Royal ElfrootRoyal Elfroot
Tier 1 Rare Herb

Spindleweed DAI icon SpindleweedSpindleweed
Tier 1 Common Herb

Leather Edit

Canine Leather icon Canine LeatherCanine Leather

Metals Edit

Bloodstone icon BloodstoneBloodstone

Iron icon IronIron

Obsidian icon ObsidianObsidian

Serpentstone icon SerpentstoneSerpentstone

Veridium icon VeridiumVeridium

Notable items Edit

Elven artifactsEdit

  • Beside the bridge near the Offering to the Dread Wolf landmark in the Crow Fens

Logging standsEdit

  • In the Halin'Sulahn region right next to the shard, southeast of the Dalish hunter you meet, near the rune word you light up with the torch.
  • Northeast of the Dalish camp, across the river.


  • North-east of Offering to the Dread Wolf landmark (north of the dragon in the Crow Fens).
  • Northwest of the Dalish Camp, across the river, to the south of a rock formation.

Red Jenny's Caches Edit

  • Near the Enavuris ruins, north of the Dalish camp and north-west of Demetrius's End
  • Near the Riverside Garrison, exit and travel around to the south-east side (sometimes bugged)


  • Bane of Red Crossing icon FarslayerFarslayer
    Unique Bow
    The thrum of this bow's string is like a whisper in the mind—in elven or an even older tongue. Its power has lasted the millennia, but it has faded far from the marvel it once was.
    Requires: Level 6

    Damage: 71–74
    +8% Critical Chance
    +3 Dexterity
    On hit: 5% Chance to apply poison
    - on the ground behind the rift north of the Riverside Garrison.
  • Unique ring icon Ring of DoubtRing of Doubt
    Unique Ring
    A young Tevinter magister forced into an arranged marriage enchanted this, his wedding ring, with the power of invisibility.

    +20% Flanking damage
    Enter stealth when not attacking during combat
    You are a deadly threat to an enemy that can't see you coming. When you attack from stealth, you automatically critical hit.
    - see Something to Prove
  • Sad Weapon Schematic icon Sad Weapon SchematicSad Weapon Schematic
    Mace Schematic
    It will not be easy, but with additional material, these splinters may be forged into... something?

    Damage: missing info
    missing info
    - in a random dung pile near Riverwatch Camp/Ville Montevelan
  • Unique amulet icon Superb Amulet of CunningSuperb Amulet of Cunning
    Unique Amulet

    +10 Cunning
    - see Dead Hand
  • Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Ranged DefenseSuperb Belt of Ranged Defense
    Unique Belt

    +10% Ranged Defense
    - see The Spoils of Desecration

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Andruil: Goddess of the Hunt
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Andruil's Messenger
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Crumpled Missive
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Dales: A Promise Lost
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Exalted Plains
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Elgar'nan: God of Vengeance
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Ghilan'nain: Mother of the Halla
Ico codex entry Codex entry: June: God of the Craft
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Legend of the Three Sisters: Book 1
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Legend of the Three Sisters: Book 2
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Legend of the Three Sisters: Book 3
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Memorials of the Second Exalted March
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Mythal: the Great Protector
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Silver Knight
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Soul Canto
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Sylaise: the Hearthkeeper
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Ville Montevelan

Other textsEdit

Text ico Freemen Messages
Text ico Love Letter

Gallery Edit

Notes Edit

  • After Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts has been completed, Commaner Jehan and Marshall Proulx can be spoken to for additional dialogue, and new ambient dialogue can also be heard from the Orlesian soldiers stationed at Fort Revasan and Citadelle du Corbeau.
  • Although the door leading further into Citadelle du Corbeau can be highlighted, it cannot be opened by any means.
  • If you go near the bridge Pont Agur with Varric, he will say, "Don't anyone think of throwing me," which is a reference to Gimli from the film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings", wherein during their flight from the Balrog in Moria, he refuses aid making a difficult jump, saying "nobody tosses a dwarf." Later during the battle at Helm's Deep, Gimli reluctantly demands Aragorn throw him across a wide chasm as he is unable to make the jump to battle the Uruk Hai.