The Frostback Mountain Pass is a part of Gherlen's Pass in the Frostback Mountains that leads to the gates of the dwarven city of Orzammar. Gherlen's Pass is the only safe route to cross the Frostback Mountains for year-round travel[1], unlike the more treacherous Sulcher's Pass.

Involvement Edit

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 Edit

Map-Frostback Mountain Pass

Map of the area

Ico Quest A Paragon of Her Kind
Ico Quest Dead Drops
Ico Quest Dereliction of Duty
Ico Quest False Witness
Ico Quest Notice of Termination
Ico Quest The Sword of the Beresaad

Characters Edit

Area-Frostback Mountain Pass.jpg


Enemies Edit

  • 3 x Bounty hunters - melee warriors of all weapon styles, a crossbowman and a mage.
Note: The bounty hunters serve as device to keep under-leveled players out of the area.

Notable items Edit

Orzammar gates - Keep

Dragon Age Keep concept art of the gates of Orzammar

3 x Rgt ico deathroot DeathrootDeathroot
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.

Ico armor massive Knight Commander's PlateKnight Commander's Plate
Massive chestpiece
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 39 strength

Armor: 18.90
Fatigue: 27.50%
+5 willpower
+40% spell resistance
+10 mental resistance
, source: Faryn's store

Notable gifts for companions:

Tre ico topaz Remarkable TopazRemarkable Topaz
A brilliant gem the color of sunshine.
, source: Faryn's store
Tre ico medium painting 1 Portrait of a GoosegirlPortrait 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

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: King Endrin Aeducan, source: after initial dialogue with the dwarven gate guard

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 19