House Tethras was a dwarven noble house which was exiled from Orzammar in 8:98 Blessed.[1]

Background Edit

House Tethras initially started as House Garen, whose founding predated the Blights and produced dozens of kings. Paragon Orrick Garen was the King of Orzammar in the early Exalted Age as well as the only dwarf to have been made Paragon during his reign. His son, Tethras, was exiled into the Deep Roads for murdering his sister Unaria. When it was eventually found that the Carta had been responsible, Garen started sending numerous units of the Legion of the Dead in search of his son.[2] Despite a decade of searching, Paragon Garen was unsuccessful and as a tribute to his son, the heirs of House Garen took the name Tethras after him. Eventually one of these members became a Paragon on his own right and founded the noble House Tethras.[3]

The house has repeatedly risen to prominence as three of its members have held the office of the Steward of the Assembly. However, in the second year of the reign of King Endrin Aeducan, Lord Andvar Tethras was found to be fixing Provings and for his affront he was exiled to the surface along with the rest of his house. Its members are now surface dwarves and part of the Dwarven Merchants' Guild. In 9:31 Dragon, the house funded the rescue mission of Jerrik Dace and the Warden-Commander to the Amgarrak Thaig.[4] Furthermore, by that date, Bartrand Tethras is the new head of the house.

Known members Edit

  • Paragon Tethras: Founder of the House.
  • Dusan Tethras: A smith who tried to become a Paragon but ended up poisoning himself.[5]
  • Andvar Tethras: Father of Bartrand and Varric and former head of the House. He died five years later after the house's exile in 9:3 Dragon.
  • Ilsa: Mother of Bartrand and Varric and wife of Andvar. She took to drinking after her husband's death which left the young Bartrand to assume the leadership of the family. Died of a liver ailment in 9:26 Dragon.
  • Bartrand Tethras: Born in 8:93 Blessed[6], he assumed the leadership of the family a few years after they were exiled to the surface and the family's fortune and power was substantially increased.
  • Varric Tethras: Born in 9:1 Dragon[6], he is a merchant prince among the surface dwarves and companion to Hawke and the Inquisitor.
  • Emmet: Uncle of Bartrand and Varric.[7]
  • Vidar: Cousin of Bartrand and Varric.[7]
  • Thorold: Cousin of Bartrand and Varric. Husband of Magister Maevaris Tilani.[8]

Family TreeEdit

Paragon Garen
Paragon Tethras
Dusan Tethras
Emmet Tethras
Andvar Tethras
Vidar Tethras
Thorold Tethras
Bartrand Tethras
Varric Tethras

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition Official Strategy Guide, p. 4
  2. Codex entry: First Legionnaire's Journal, Codex entry: Second Legionnaire's Journal, Codex entry: Third Legionnaire's Journal
  3. See these four images: [1], [2], [3], [4]
  4. During the war table mission Revenge of the Merchants Guild it is revealed that House Tethras loaned Jerrik Dace money for the rescue mission.
  5. Mentioned in dialogue by Varric Tethras to Tallis in the Mark of the Assassin DLC of Dragon Age II.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Andvar Tethras, died in 9:3 Dragon, when Bartrand was eight and Varric was two. That makes Bartrand being born in 8:93 Blessed and Varric in 9:1 Dragon.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mentioned in dialogue by Varric Tethras to the Dog in the Act 3 of Dragon Age II.
  8. Dragon Age: Those Who Speak, chapter 1