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The Gallows is an area in Dragon Age II. The Gallows itself is an isolated fortress built in the harbor just off the Kirkwall Docks.

Statues of tortured slaves fill the Gallows courtyard, a ghastly memento of Kirkwall's history. The statues are not monuments to the suffering of slaves. Every inch and angle of the courtyard was designed by magisters bent on breaking the spirit of newcomers. Executions here took place daily, sometimes hourly, and corpses were hung from gibbets throughout the yard. New slaves trudging in from the docks saw what awaited them.[1]

It is the home of both the Circle of Magi and the Templar Order in Kirkwall.

Background Edit

Statues of tortured slaves fill the Gallows courtyard, a ghastly memento of Kirkwall's history. Fifteen-hundred years ago, Kirkwall was the Tevinter Imperium's largest quarry, feeding the construction of the Imperial Highway.

The Imperium's hunger for expansion led to legions of slaves forced into working the quarry. When the empire's construction phase ended, Kirkwall slid naturally into its new role as the capital of the slave trade—the Gallows at its heart.

The statues are not monuments to the suffering of slaves. Every inch and angle of the courtyard was designed by magisters bent on breaking the spirit of newcomers. Executions here took place daily, sometimes hourly, and corpses were hung from gibbets throughout the yard. New slaves trudging in from the docks saw what awaited them.

When Our Lady turned her armies against the Imperium, the slaves of Kirkwall revolted and claimed the city for themselves. The Gallows stood empty for two hundred years, not to be reopened until the crowning of Divine Justinia I. The Gallows transformed the city again when the abandoned prison tower became the home of Kirkwall's Circle.

—From In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of a Chantry Scholar, by Brother Genitivi
—From Codex entry: Kirkwall - The Gallows

Stores Edit

Places Edit

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Gallows Courtyard
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Templar Hall
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Gallows Prison
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Gallows Dungeon

Quests Edit

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The Destruction of Lothering

Act 1Edit

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Enemies Among Us
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Herbalist's Tasks
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The First Sacrifice
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Wayward Son - If You choose to talk to Thrask about Feynriel
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An Errant Letter

Act 2 Edit

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Herbalist's Tasks
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A Debt in the Family (If Keran had to leave the Templar Order)
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Prime Suspect
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Dissent - You can talk to Cullen at the Gallows about Ser Alrik's papers after the quest, not quest relevant

Act 3 Edit

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Herbalist's Tasks
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On the Loose
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Favor and Fault
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Best Served Cold
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The Last Straw

Characters Edit

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

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Codex entry: Kirkwall - The Gallows

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age II Official Website
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