Ordel is a male dwarf and a member of the Miner caste, as well as the patriarch of a miner family. He is also a regular patron at Tapster's.

Background Edit

Ordel's daughter, Zerlinda, was involved with a casteless man with whom she bore a son. As Ordel could not petition the Assembly for status for his grandchild, and it would be too shameful to keep a casteless within the family, he expelled his daughter from his house until she decides to abandon her son.

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age: OriginsEdit

The Warden may speak with Ordel's daughter who is now a beggar and lives in Dust Town. If the Warden decides to help her then the quest Zerlinda's Woe will start and one of the available solutions is that the Warden speaks with Ordel who is usually found at Tapster's Tavern in the evening.

There, the Warden can talk to him and either by Persuasion (requires Improved Coercion) or Intimidation (requires Expert Coercion), Ordel can change his mind and decide to accept Zerlinda back.

Dragon Age: InquisitionEdit

The Inquisitor can find a letter written by Ordel, addressed to the king's second. He complains about the lack of action from the king about the recent earthquakes in Storm Coast Fissure. The letter was, however, not sent.

Quotes Edit

  • "I have no daughter. Could be you met that casteless whore claiming she was once mine."
  • "Oh, I am the monster? Not the casteless wretch that filled my daughter with his brat? I've got a family and reputation to protect. I'm not letting one stupid child drag us all down."