- "There are few things in this world more powerful than a promise kept. Remember that."
Dalish Camp - (Origins)
Sundermount - (Dragon Age II)
Dragon Age: Origins Edit
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Marethari plays a minor role in the Dalish Elf Origin. After Duncan brought a comatose Dalish Warden back to the camp, she used her healing to keep the Warden stabilized until they awoke two days later. With Tamlen missing, she asks the Warden to look for him with her apprentice, Merrill.
When they returned with Duncan but no sign of Tamlen, he informed her that the Warden was infected with the Darkspawn taint and only joining the Grey Wardens could cure him/her. With her blessings, Marethari gave the Warden her Keeper's Ring as a parting gift.Also, if the Warden makes the ultimate sacrifice, Marethari shows up in the Epilogue, and is told that the Dalish are officially given their own lands near Ostagar.
Dragon Age II Edit
|“There are men who embrace destiny; these are the ones that change the world forever.” — Flemeth|
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Flemeth will ask Hawke to deliver an amulet to Marethari and the latter will ask Hawke to perform a ritual involving Merrill as well. Strangely, Marethari had expected Hawke. The ritual involved resurrecting Flemeth, should she had met her death at the hands of the Warden. After the ritual is done, Marethari asks Hawke to take Merrill back to Kirkwall but doesn't specify why. When she asks for the Champion to look at him closer, she will tell a different statement as to match the Champion's personality.
It later turns out that Marethari sent Merrill away because she had been trying to repair the Eluvian. But since the shard fragment she kept contained the darkspawn taint, she learned blood magic from a demon imprisoned at the top of Sundermount, in order to purify it. Marethari will continue to discourage Merrill from her attempts to fix the Eluvian but will not stop her First from continuing on with her quest.
In Act 2, Marethari is contacted by Arianni, a Dalish elf living in Kirkwall, for help with her human son, Feynriel. Marethari identifies Feynriel as a somniari, a dreamer who can affect the Fade and the people in it. She prepares a ritual for Hawke to go into the Fade and save Feynriel from the demons seeking to possess him. But she warns Hawke that if Feynriel can't be saved, then he'll have to be made Tranquil, rather than an abomination.If Merrill is allowed to fix the Eluvian, she will go to the Pride Demon who first helped her discover its secret to finish the job. Marethari will release and take the demon within herself, claiming that if Merrill had completed the Eluvian, then the demon would've used it to escape its prison. If Merrill's quest is pursued to this point, there is no way not to kill Marethari. When this Demon is defeated, it is revealed she does this because of her love for Merrill and hope that she will change her ways.
Dragon Age: Origins Edit
Dragon Age II Edit
- "I know not what dark power held you, but it nearly bled the life from you. It was difficult even for my magic to keep you alive."
- (To Alistair at the Warden's funeral) "I will admit that I am uncertain why you brought us here. We have already grieved in our own way. He/she was our brother/sister and our son/daughter before he/she was your hero. His/her loss lessens us all."
- (To a diplomatic Hawke after delivering the amulet) "There's truth in your face. A rare thing in a human."
- (To a humorous Hawke after delivering the amulet) "There is a light in your heart, human. Don't let it go out. You will need it."
- (To an aggressive Hawke after delivering the amulet) "It has been a long, hard journey to this place. And it's far from over."
- In Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, Velanna will mention Marethari if the Warden is a Dalish elf.
- Marethari mentions to Hawke that she owes a debt to Flemeth that must be repaid, though it is never revealed what this is.
- Marethari always calls malicious Fade inhabitants demons contrary to Merrill mostly calling them spirits, although Anders' debates with Merrill on the subject suggest the difference in terminology is religious.
- Despite claiming that Audacity would escape through the restored Eluvian, Marethari never reveals how she came to this conclusion, especially when her argument in Act II against this course of action was entirely different. Morrigan's revelation in Witch Hunt about the Eluvians serving as a doorway to a place "beyond this world, and beyond the Fade" call into question the validity of Marethari's claim.