The Silent Grove is haven for dragons, built following the collapse of Tevinter. The civilized world is ignorant of the Grove's existence, along with its keeper, the feared and enigmatic Yavana, a Witch of the Wilds.
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for Dragon Age: The Silent Grove.
King Alistair of Ferelden, the pirate Isabela and the merchant Varric Tethras are led to the Grove by Yavana, who tells them it exists as a haven for dragons from the ignorance of mankind. She explains it was built by those who knew that dragons would need protection, and that if dragons were wiped out it would be a tragedy that would destroy mankind. Then Yavana demands that they leave and enters the columned building. A high dragon sits on the rooftop, and the adventurers have to turn away.
After Alistair is captured by Prince Claudio Valisti, Isabela and Varric return to the Grove and enter the building. They see Yavana sitting near a large well with stairs leading down into the darkness. They ask for her aid, and she bestows a magical enchantment on them, instantly healing Isabela's wounds. They leave to free Alistair.
After the rogues kill Claudio and his men and Yavana interrogates the spirit of the prince, the witch says that they deserve one more chance and leads the trio back to the temple. She allows Alistair to follow her down the stairs, leaving the rogues behind.
- According to writings of a Chantry scholar, some claim that the ancient dragons called "Old Gods" slumber as a form of hibernation, not as a result of the Maker's wrath, which matches the Yavana's description of the Hall of Sleepers.