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For the thaig, see Ortan Thaig.

House Ortan is a noble house which was founded by Paragon Ortan and was based out in Ortan Thaig.

Background Edit

A prominent member of House Ortan was Caridin, who created many things during his time and eventually rose up to Paragon status for creating the Anvil of the Void and thus left the House Ortan to found his own house. The house was formally declared extinct four hundred years ago during the Fourth Blight[1], when the Ortan Thaig fell to the darkspawn.

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However Orta is a surviving member of House Ortan, although she requires evidence to prove she is a true descendant.

If the Warden helps Orta during the Lost to the Memories quest and finds and gives back to her the Ortan Records, her noble house is re-established.

Known members Edit

  • Kelana Ortan: A warrior of House Ortan, she was training in Orzammar when Ortan Thaig fell.[3]
  • Orta: A descendant of Kelana who tries to prove her noble ancestry by searching for records in the Shaperate.

Notes Edit

  • For an unknown reason, if Paragon Caridin creates the crown for Orzammar's next king as part of A Paragon of Her Kind quest, he uses the ancient seal of House Ortan on the crown instead of the seal of his own house. See here.

References Edit

  1. As mentioned by Orta and the Ortan Records description.
  2. See Paragon.
  3. Mentioned by Orta.

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