Maryden Halewell is a bard found in the Haven tavern, then in Skyhold's Herald's Rest tavern after In Your Heart Shall Burn. She can also be found singing in the café in Val Royeaux, and travels with the party to the Winter Palace, where she can be found in the garden.

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

Maryden Halewell is the bard of Haven, although she prefers to be called a minstrel, as she claims not to be a bard in the Orlesian sense of the term. She joined the Inquisition to help spread word of the good deeds the Herald of Andraste had done, while making a profit.

A number of tales codex can be unlocked by listening to the songs she sings. Some can only be heard after recruiting specific characters or finishing specific quests.

After completing the main quests Here Lies the Abyss and Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts, the Inquisitor can talk to Maryden to unlock the war table operation Stop the Rumors. Maryden is present when Marius and Tessa Forsythia are staying at Skyhold.

Trespasser Edit

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Maryden travels to the Winter Palace along with a large compliment of the Inquisition, to attend the Exalted Council.

If Inquisitor is friends with Cole:

Two years after Corypheus' defeat, if Cole was made more Spirit, he will subtly play matchmaker between Maryden Halewell and Krem (if the Chargers are alive) or Zither (if the Chargers are dead). If Cole was made more Human, it is revealed that he and Maryden have become a couple, and in the end, the two will travel together across Thedas, where Cole and Maryden work together to ease the pain of many people.

Five new songs are performed by Maryden during the Exalted Council.

Trivia Edit

Maryden HoDA

Maryden in Heroes of Dragon Age

  • According to Sera, the song "Sera Was Never" was written by Maryden in an attempt to woo Sera. Sera was not impressed.
  • During the Trespasser (quest), party banter between Dorian Pavus, Iron Bull, and Cole will result in Cole confessing his romantic and sexual attraction for Maryden whom he states has a voice that "helps people" and a bodice that "smells good. [1]
  • All her dialogue lines are in iambic pentameter.

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs available