- "We need absolute unity to fight against the fulcrum of true evil."
Prince of Orzammar
Third of King Endrin Aeducan's children, Bhelen of House Aeducan has always been considered the last and least important of his family. Not the heir, nor the favourite, and not as accomplished as either sibling, Bhelen's most notable trait was his ability to stay out of trouble. Bhelen is also married, however only his concubine can be found in the game.
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for A Tale of Orzammar.
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for Dragon Age: Origins.
The Dwarf Noble Warden is the second, and most popular, of the Aeducan children. Shortly after the Warden is pronounced Commander, Bhelen will reveal that Trian plans to remove the Dwarf Noble from the picture, assuring himself the throne. The Dwarf Noble may express a desire to kill Trian or to wait for him to make the first move.
If the intention is to kill him, after leaving the Aeducan Thaig, Trian and a group of royal guards will be waiting at the crossroads and a fight will break out. If the more cautious approach is taken, Trian and his guards will be lying slain on arrival. Shortly after the Dwarf Noble examines his corpse, the King, Bhelen and Lord Harrowmont will arrive demanding answers. Regardless of what actually happened, the scout and Frandlin Ivo give the exact same damning testimony.
When the Dwarf Noble is to be exiled without trial, it is revealed Bhelen has the support of a good half of the Assembly, and it becomes painfully obvious that he has played the game of dwarven politics better than any would have given him credit for.
If the Warden is of the Dwarf Commoner Origin, he or she will return to find and find that his or her half-sister, Rica Brosca, has become Bhelen's consort and has borne him a son. Both she and her mother ther now live in the Royal Palace with Bhelen.
After the death of King Endrin Aeducan, Bhelen is one of the candidates for the throne. The Warden can choose to support his claim through the quest chain A Paragon of Her Kind. According to Shaper Czibor, Prince Bhelen is interested to know more about the reign of Paragon Bemot, who ruled Orzammar during the Fourth Blight and disbanded the Assembly as well as set some other precedents.
Siding with him during the election for king yields Trian's Maul. However, if the Warden chooses to side with Harrowmont, Bhelen becomes furious during the coronation and lashes out against the new king and the player along with a loyal group of deshyrs.
If Bhelen becomes king, he rules as a reformist and works to strengthen Orzammar's connection with the surface world. He also offers casteless greater rights and privileges in exchange for military service against the darkspawn. This policy allows Orzammar to reclaim lost territory, but angers the warrior and noble castes. After several attempts on his life, Bhelen dissolves the Assembly and rules alone. Opinion is divided as to whether he should be remembered as a tyrant or a progressive ruler.
Dragon Age II Save File Transfer
Making Bhelen king in Dragon Age: Origins and using the save file to transfer will enable the quest Last of His Line in Dragon Age II.NPCs will also mention how the new king of Orzammar is enabling more trade with the surface.
- Bhelen: "Why these delaying tactics? My father has but one child to assume the Aeducan throne. Who would deny him that?"
- Harrowmont: "Your father made me swear on his deathbed that you would not succeed him."
- (After the Warden deals with Jarvia) "Well, you've simply outdone yourself. The whole city's talking about how someone finally went through Dust Town and slaughtered the carta like genlocks".
- "I am impressed, Warden. Few outsiders grasp Orzammar's rather...convoluted politics so quickly".
- "..And my wife..".