- "That's where they come from. That's why they hate us... that's why they need us. That's why they take us.... that's why they feed us. But the true abomination... is not that it occurred, but that it was allowed."
The Warden's party finds Hespith near the exit of the Dead Trenches, after hearing a recitation of most of her poem, which she repeats in its entirety once they actually see her. She shows signs of corruption, and speaks to the Warden of Branka's insanity and what the darkspawn do with the women they capture, describing the process of becoming a broodmother.
After speaking with the Warden, Hespith disappears. It is presumed she took her own life by jumping off the cliff behind the broodmother that was once Laryn.
- "She became obsessed, that is the word but it is not strong enough. Blessed Stone, there was nothing left in her but the Anvil."
- "We tried to escape, but they found us. They took us all, turned us. The men, they kill... they're merciful. But the women, they want. They want to touch, to mold, to change until you are filled with them. They took Laryn. They made her eat the others, our friends. She tore off her husband's face and drank his blood. And while she ate, she grew. She swelled and turned gray and she smelled like them. They remade her in their image. Then she made more of them. Broodmother..."
- "Branka... my love... The Stone has punished me, dream friend. I am dying of something worse than death. Betrayal."
- "I was her captain, and I did not stop her. Her lover, and I could not turn her. Forgive her... but no, she cannot be forgiven. Not for what she did. Not for what she has become."
Hespith's Poem Edit
Hespith repeats this poem:
First day, they come and catch everyone.
Second day, they beat us and eat some for meat.
Third day, the men are all gnawed on again.
Fourth day, we wait and fear for our fate.
Fifth day, they return and it's another girl's turn.
Sixth day, her screams we hear in our dreams.
Seventh day, she grew as in her mouth they spew.
Eighth day, we hate it as she is violated.
Ninth day, she grins and devours her kin.
Now she does feast, as she's become the beast.
Now you lay and wait, for their screams will haunt you in your dreams.
- In Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, Oghren will mention having a dream about a broodmother with Hespith's face after his Joining, however, his dream begins to become more absurd and irrational later on, causing him to question whether he had truly seen Hespith, or if it was only a dream.
- The Dragon Age Toolset explains that "Hespith kills herself after the Broodmother is destroyed, because the confrontation with Branka is yet to come, and that is the real horror that can't be faced."
Occasionally, after speaking with Hespith (when using the last option in the first dialogue exchange with her, "They made you eat your kin?"), she will not immediately run away from the party, but instead will stay in the room. She cannot be interacted with anymore, nor will she repeat her poem.