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House Cadash, is a ruthless Dwarven crime family which is part of the Carta. They were formerly a warrior caste house; however as exiles they are now casteless surfacers.


House Cadash was exiled from Orzammar several generations before the Dragon Age. Only the Shaperate knew the exact reasoning behind it but it's revealed that House Cadash was feared long before its exile and that their "offensive" methods used in an attempt to find information about a particular war golem from the First Blight were seemingly the last straw.[1] House Cadash eventually became a prominent crime family of the Carta operating across various city-states in the Free Marches. Since then House Cadash has come to specialize in smuggling Lyrium across Thedas.

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for Dragon Age: Origins.
Shayle, a member of the house and a friend of Paragon Caridin, volunteered to be transformed by the Anvil of the Void into a golem around -255 Ancient (940 TE). She was the only woman to ever volunteer. An unspecified time later, she fell into stasis in Cadash Thaig.
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for Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne.
Centuries after she fell into stasis, Shale was awakened by a human mage, Wilhelm, and under his control fought against Orlais in the Fereldan Rebellion. She fell into stasis again when she killed Wilhelm.
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for Dragon Age: Origins.

Some 30 years later Shale was awakened by the Warden, who obtained Shale's control rod from a merchant.

If Shale was recruited:

Shale was recruited by the Warden to fight against the Fifth Blight.

If Shale turned against the Warden:

Shale was killed after coming into conflict with the Grey Warden who awoke her.

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for Dragon Age: Asunder.

If Shale and Wynne survived:

After the Blight ended, Shale traveled with Senior Enchanter Wynne from the Circle of Magi to Orlais where she was involved in the revolt at the White Spire which marked the outbreak of the Mage-Templar War.
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for Dragon Age: Inquisition.

In 9:41 Dragon, a Cadash carta dwarf was sent to spy on the Divine Conclave at the Temple of Sacred Ashes seeking to put an end to the Mage-Templar War, since the conclave would have an enormous impact on the demand for lyrium.

If the Inquisitor is a dwarf:

After a cataclysmic event they ended up becoming the Inquisitor, the leader of the reformed Inquisition.

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  1. According to Valta in The Descent

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