The Frostback Mountain Pass is a part of Gherlen's Pass in the Frostback Mountains that leads to the gates of Orzammar. Gherlen's Pass is the only safe route to cross the Frostback Mountains for year-round travel, unlike the more treacherous Sulcher's Pass.
On the Warden's first visit to the area, a group of bounty hunters will attack as soon as the party steps close to the bridge. Orzammar is locked down; if entry is sought, there will be a confrontation with Loghain's messengers. It can be resolved by fighting or intimidating the messengers.
Quests EditA Paragon of Her Kind Dead Drops Dereliction of Duty False Witness Notice of Termination The Sword of the Beresaad
- Starrick the Apprentice
- Tornas the Deserter with two Shady Thugs
- Faryn, a merchant.
- Imrek, a messenger of Loghain.
- Orzammar Guard: Talking to him and Imrek, part of A Paragon of Her Kind.
- 3 x Bounty hunters - melee warriors of all weapon styles, a crossbowman and a mage.
- Imrek and his bodyguards
- Tornas the Deserter (refer to the quest Dereliction of Duty).
- Brian (refer to the quest False Witness.)
Notable items Edit3 x Deathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.
Knight Commander's Plate
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 39 strength
+40% spell resistance
+10 mental resistance, source: Faryn's store Remarkable Topaz
A brilliant gem the color of sunshine.
, source: Faryn's store Portrait of a Goosegirl
A painting in a golden frame, showing a girl with windswept hair tending to a flock of geese in a snow-covered valley.
, source: Faryn's store