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For the elven temple located in this region, see Solasan.

The Forbidden Oasis is a desert location located in the western parts of Orlais.

Background Edit

The Forbidden Oasis lies in the northern stretches of the Western Approach. It contains ancient Elven and Tevinter ruins. Relatively recent history includes the arrival of the "Envers Mining Company" from Val Firmin, who set up shop in the region to mine Serpentstone and Paragon's Luster. The miners were eventually driven mad by the sinister magic that still lingers around the place.

Involvement Edit

The Inquisition travels to the oasis after an auction yields a scroll indicating a connection between this place and the ocularum shards. To activate this war table operation one must first pick up any of the shards found throughout Orlais and Ferelden. After the Inquisition moves to Skyhold, the Venatori also search the oasis for ancient artifacts.


Places Edit

Forbidden-Oasis-Map

Map of Forbidden Oasis

Regions Edit

Note: The 16 regions below make up the Regions in The Forbidden Oasis collection. Discovering all of them grants 200 Influence.
  • Aires Peak
  • Desert Edge
  • DuLac's Path
  • Dustdrop
  • Elizabeth's Garden (East)
  • Elizabeth's Garden (West)
  • Envers Mining Camp
  • Grant's Crossing
  • Intrinsic Pool
  • Par'as Cavern
  • Ritual Rock
  • Small location icon (Inquisition) Solasan
  • Spiral Mine
  • Stratos
  • Upper Ledge
  • Upper Walkway

Inquisitions camps Edit

See Holding the Oasis.
  • Desert Camp
  • Oasis Camp

Characters Edit

Quests Edit

Main article: Quests (Inquisition)

Unlock the area by completing the Investigate the Shards War table operation.
Quest icon DAI The Cold Endured
Quest icon DAI The Door in Par'as Cavern
Quest icon DAI The Fire Captured
Quest icon DAI Holding the Oasis
Quest icon DAI A Prideful Place
Quest icon DAI Shard Collector
Quest icon DAI The Spirit Calmed
Quest icon DAI The Temple of Pride
Quest icon DAI What It's Worth

Rifts Edit

Main article: Fade rift

Quest icon DAI Rifts High and Low
Quest icon DAI Rifts in the Oasis

Requisitions Edit

Main article: Requisitions

Quest icon DAI Alloy Requisition in the Oasis
Quest icon DAI Luster Survey in the Oasis
Quest icon DAI Mining Requisition in the Oasis
Quest icon DAI Serpentstone Survey in the Oasis
Quest icon DAI Spider Requisition in the Oasis

Collections Edit

Bottles Edit

Bottles On The Wall icon Golden Scythe 4:90 Black - At the bottom of the "Spiral Mine", near the first rift from Rifts High and Low quest.
Mosaic piece Forbidden Oasis1

The upper level entrance to the tunnel with the mosaic piece.

Landmarks Edit

Quest icon DAI Landmarks in the Oasis

Mosaics Edit

Mosaic Pieces icon Freed Are Slaves - 1/12 pieces:

Shards Edit

Quest icon DAI Shards in the Oasis

Skyhold Customizations Edit

Creatures Edit

Enemies Edit

After relocating to Skyhold:

Crafting materials Edit

Herbs Edit

Blood Lotus DAI Blood Lotus
Deep Mushroom icon Deep Mushroom
Dragonthorn icon Dragonthorn
Elfroot icon Elfroot
Spindleweed DAI icon Spindleweed
Witherstalk icon Witherstalk

Leather Edit

Canine Leather icon Canine Leather
Fennec Fur icon Fennec Fur
Nugskin icon Nugskin

Metals Edit

Paragons Luster icon Paragon's Luster
Serpentstone icon Serpentstone

Notable items Edit

An Apostate's Message
Forbidden Oasis well location

Hidden well location

Elven artifacts Edit

  • At the top of "Ritual Rock".
  • On the lower level of the main chamber in Solasan Temple.

Veilfire glyphs Edit

Text ico Ancient Writing – In the main chamber of the Solasan temple, revealed with veilfire; not part of the codex
Text ico An Apostate's Message – Near the Spiral Mine landmark, in a short tunnel roughly north of it, and only revealed with veilfire; not part of the codex

Loot Edit

Agony icon Agony – During A Prideful Place quest, in the center room of the Solasan Temple.
Arishoks Vitaar icon Arishok's Vitaar – During A Prideful Place quest, in the center room of the Solasan Temple.
Master Fire Rune icon Master Fire Rune – During The Fire Captured quest, in the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Master Spirit Rune icon Master Spirit Rune – During The Spirit Calmed quest, In the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Cold Resistance – During The Cold Endured quest, In the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Electric Resistance – During A Prideful Place quest, in the center room of the Solasan Temple.
Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Fire Resistance – During The Fire Captured quest, in the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Unique belt icon Superb Belt of Spirit Resistance – During The Spirit Calmed quest, In the final room of the Solasan Temple.
Verdict icon Verdict – At the bottom of a well, In the far south-east of the map. In order to break the wooden covering of the well a character must jump a few times upon it.

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Forbidden Oasis
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Marker
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: A Miner's Journal
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Mysterious Book
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Spiral Mine
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Tracing from Temple Doors
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Weight of War
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Worn Pillars

Other texts Edit

Text ico Ancient Writing
Text ico An Apostate's Message
Text ico Inscription in the Oasis Temple
Text ico The Journal of Paulette Deschant

Notes Edit

  • If the location is not scouted and explored prior to reaching Skyhold, Scout Harding will state "I'm afraid we've arrived too late," that the Venatori have already set up at the temple entrance. As a result, the Inquisition will have to fight through them and a Giant, in addition to local wildlife and Fade rifts, before reaching the temple. Harding's dialogue will also change regarding the temple, from stating "this place gives me the creeps," to, "Can't say, haven't been able to get close." The dialogue regarding the mining company remains the same.
  • Defeating the small Venatori groups scattered around the area results in
    DAIApproval Iron Bull Slightly Approves
    each time, if he is in the active party.
  • The Forbidden Oasis is one of two areas that don't have a Resources war table operation, the other being the Storm Coast.

Bugs Edit

Gallery Edit