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Branka, along with her whole House except Oghren, ventured into the Deep Roads in search of the Anvil of the Void. According to Oghren, the number of dwarves participating in this expedition numbered more than three hundred. After being unable to evade Caridin's traps in order to reach the Anvil, Branka effectively destroyed her clansmen by sacrificing them to the darkspawn, with one of them at least becoming a broodmother. The purpose was that the constant darkspawn breeding to be used as sacrifice on taking out more and more of Caridin's traps. Depending on the Warden's actions, the House can be extinct as a result of killing the last surviving member, Branka.