The Queen of the Blackmarsh was once a large dragon, but after her death she returned to the realm of the living as a spectral dragon.

Background Edit

A generation before the Dragon Age, she settled in the Blackmarsh, terrifying the local villagers. Not wishing any harm to come to their homes, the villagers enacted many futile pre-emptive strikes against her. When it seemed all hope was lost, the Orlesian Baroness that ruled those lands set out and presumably killed the Queen. However, some did not believe it, and rumours circulated that the Baroness was a witch.

Splr daoa
“I do not seek to rule my brethren. I only seek to release them from their chains.” — The Architect
This article contains spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. Click here to reveal them.
In fact, the Baroness used a spell to banish the dragon's essence to the Fade, but the enchantment was imperfect and the bond between spirit and physical body remained. She then ripped the body apart and scattered it about the marsh.[1]

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Edit

Splr daoa
Click here to reveal spoilers
for Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.
The Queen of the Blackmarsh is inadvertently resurrected in 9:31 Dragon by The Warden-Commander and the Ferelden Grey Wardens by returning all of the scattered dragon bones to the skull on the hill toward the border of the village. Once slain, the Warden-Commander can retrieve the Eldest Dragonbone and have it forged into the powerful weapon, Vigilance by Wade.

Quests Edit

Ico Quest The Lost Dragon Bones
Ico Quest Worked to the Bone

Strategy Edit

Main article: Queen of the Blackmarsh (strategy)

Drops Edit

In addition to the 950 XP received the first four items below are guaranteed.

Ico armor robe SpellminderSpellminder
The origin of these robes is unclear, but the garment radiates power.

+8 magic
+1 mana regeneration in combat
+8 armor
Ico helm cloth Toque of the ObliviousToque of the Oblivious
Cloth helmet
This cowl protects a mage's ears from cold winds. It is also an extraordinarily powerful magical artifact.

+10 magic
+5 armor
+10% spell resistances
+10 mental resistances
+10 physical resistances
Ico amulet Rough-Hewn PendantRough-Hewn Pendant
This pendant is carved from the tooth of some animal. The Chasind folk wear similar adornments.

+10% critical/backstab damage
-25% fatigue
Ico ring EarthboundEarthbound
Archon Lovias forged two rings to simultaneously command the physical realm and the Fade.

When equipped with the ring Soulbound, the character gains a bonus to willpower.

+15% nature resistances
+15% nature damage
Ico ring Emerald RingEmerald Ring
The gemstone in this ring is so ostentatiously large, it can probably be seen from half a league away.
Tre ico diamond Flawless DiamondFlawless Diamond
A diamond of peerless quality.
Ru paralyse master Master Paralyze RuneMaster Paralyze Rune
Weapon Rune
Lyrium has been formed into the shape of the Tevinter rune for stillness.

5% chance of paralysis for 7s
Ru slow grandmaster Grandmaster Slow RuneGrandmaster Slow Rune
Weapon Rune
The ancient Tevinter symbol for sloth.

Highest chance to reduce movement speed
Ico soulrot bomb Soulrot BombSoulrot Bomb
A flask filled with a murky green potion.
Ico soulrot coating Soulrot CoatingSoulrot Coating
A small vial that contains a dark viscous liquid.
Ico greater ice salve Greater Ice SalveGreater Ice Salve
A sticky, snow-white salve. No two particles of it are identical.

+60% cold resistance for 180 seconds.
Shl o fire Small Brilliant Fire CrystalSmall Brilliant Fire Crystal
Small Crystal
This unassuming crystal feels strangely warm to the touch.
Requires: 38 strength

Damage: 8.00
Critical chance: 0.80%
Armor penetration: 8.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
+5% melee critical chance
+5 all weapon damage
+30% fire damage
Converts all damage to fire damage
Ico potent lyrium potion Potent Lyrium PotionPotent Lyrium Potion
A potion that contains a small amount of refined lyrium.
Ico greater lyrium potion Greater Lyrium PotionGreater Lyrium Potion
A potion that contains a small amount of refined lyrium.
Ico greater elix grnding Greater Elixir of GroundingGreater Elixir of Grounding
A flask of clear blue liquid.

+60% electrical resistance for 180 seconds
Ico greater warmth balm Greater Warmth BalmGreater Warmth Balm
This light balm attunes the user to the element of fire.

+60% fire resistance for 180 seconds.

Gallery Edit

Bugs Edit

  • xbox360Icon xbox360ps3Icon ps3 Its possible and quite easy to achieve double experience by killing the dragon amidst a transformation sequence. The current form will count as a kill but not interrupt the process and then the next hit following the completed transformation will result in a second kill and more experience. Some characters may even share the queen as most powerful foe slain following the fight.

References Edit

  1. Codex entry: Baroness of the Blackmarsh