- “Lethanavir, master-scryer, be our guide, through shapeless worlds and airless skies.” ―Ancient song
Dalish legends Edit
—From Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide
Legends tell that the twins were inseparable spirits from birth to adulthood. They were split from each other when the kindly Falon'Din took pity on a dying deer and carried her to rest beyond the Veil, to a place where Dirthamen could not easily follow. The deer's spirit was released from her weakened body and she once again became light on her feet. Seeing this, Falon'Din vowed that he would remain to guide all the dead to their place Beyond. Falon'Din's lost brother eventually caught up with him, and the twins swore to never be parted again.
Since then Falon'Din accompanied by his brother guided elders on journeys of enlightenment while in uthenera. When elves became mortal, he started to carry them beyond the Veil in death instead. Finally Falon'Din was banished along with the other gods, and the Dalish now bury their dead with an oaken staff to keep them from faltering along the paths without a guide. They invoke Falon'Din on their deathbed or before quests from which they expect no return, and sometimes refer to him as the Merciful One.
In Elvhenan Edit
An Orlesian source speculates that Dirthamen and Falon'Din were "twin souls" with no family connection. Their bond was not romantic, beyond even the strongest friendship. The oldest elven stories never even name them directly, referring to Falon'Din as "Dirthamen’s shadow," and Dirthamen as "Falon'Din's reflection."
Symbols and shrines Edit
Falon'Din's sacred animal is an owl. It is either his companion or his manifestation and simultaneously a messenger of Andruil. Constellation "Tenebrium", called "Shadow" in the common parlance and resembling as an owl, may be associated with him. Falon'Din himself is sometimes depicted as a cloaked and hooded pointing figure.
Tales of Falon'Din Edit
- "I do not believe they sing songs about Falon'Din's vanity. It is said Falon'Din's appetite for adulation was so great, he began wars to amass more worshippers. The blood of those who wouldn't bow low filled lakes as wide as oceans. Mythal rallied the gods, once the shadow of Falon'Din's hunger stretched across her own people. It was almost too late. Falon'Din only surrendered when his brethren bloodied him in his own temple." - Solas
Lethanavir--Friend to the Dead
Guide my feet, calm my soul,
Lead me to my rest."
See alsoEditFalon'Din's Reach
Dragonthorn (Tier 7)
Requires: 34 dexterity
Critical chance: 1.60%
Armor penetration: 8.80
Strength modifier: 1.00
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, pp. 118,120
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "The Guide of Falon'din" landmark in Crestwood
- ↑ Codex entry: Dirthamen: Keeper of Secrets
- ↑ Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Player's Guide, set 2, p. 23
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide
- ↑ According to Morrigan in the Temple of Mythal
- ↑ Codex entry: Twins in Shadow.
- ↑ Codex entry: Song to Falon'Din
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 According to Solas during What Pride Had Wrought.
- ↑ Codex entry: Vir Dirthara: Duel of a Hundred Years
- ↑ Codex entry: Constellation: Tenebrium
- ↑ Codex entry: Andruil's Messenger
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Landmarks in the Graves: "The Guide" and "The Watcher"
- ↑ According to Tamlen.
- ↑ According to Tamlen.