Soldier's Peak is an ancient Grey Warden base that sits atop a maze of abandoned mining tunnels in northern Ferelden.

Map-Soldiers Peak Completed

Soldiers Peak after completing the quest.


The Grey Warden base at Soldier's Peak was built in the middle of the Glory Age, several decades after the second Blight was ended. Warden-Commander Gaspar Asturian desired a fortified headquarters where his forces could train and live. The defeat of the archdemon Zazikel was fresh in the minds of the Fereldan people, and many were willing to donate gold to build Commander Asturian's fortress. Soldier's Peak was fully completed within 10 years, and dedicated to the Maker in 9:34 [sic] Glory.
—From Codex entry: The History of Soldier's Peak: Chapter 1

Storm AgeEdit

Main article: Battle of Soldier's Peak

In 7:5 Storm, Soldier's Peak was besieged by Fereldan soldiers loyal to King Arland Theirin, who were sent to kill Warden-Commander Sophia Dryden and her followers, who rebelled against the tyrannical king. After a bloody battle in which almost all the Wardens inside were killed, Soldier's Peak was abandoned and later forgotten. As a consequence of the battle, the Veil inside the keep was thinned, and the ruins were overrun by demons.

Involvement Edit

Fifth BlightEdit

Main article: Fifth Blight
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As a youth, Levi Dryden was contacted in dreams by Avernus, the only survivor of the battle, who had lived hidden in one of the towers of the fortress for almost 200 years by using blood magic. Avernus called Levi to the fortress (though he wasn't aware of Levi's heritage as a Dryden) in order to attract the necessary reinforcements to finally break the 200 year deadlock. The twisting labyrinth of abandoned mine shafts that must be traversed to reach the keep were far too dangerous for Levi himself to journey through.

Some time before the Fifth Blight, Levi contacted Warden-Commander Duncan for help. Duncan promised he would help Levi, but the Fifth Blight arrived first on Ferelden and Duncan was forced to deal with it. When Duncan was struck down in the Battle of Ostagar, Levi sought out to find the last of the Fereldan Wardens, in hope that they would take up the promise that Duncan could not.

During the Fifth Blight, the Warden, their companions, and Levi go to Soldier's Peak and uncover the truth about Sophia Dryden and her rebellion. They also met the old mage Warden, Avernus, and learn about the demon infestation. After clearing out the fortress and strengthening the Veil, the Warden lefts the fortress under the care of Levi. Levi and his brother Mikhael settle at Soldier's Peak and begin to use it to store their merchant goods.

Quests Edit

Ico Quest Soldier's Peak
Ico Quest Ancient History

Characters Edit

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Notable items Edit

Warden-xbow Antique Warden CrossbowAntique Warden Crossbow
Varies (Tier 3-7)
Requires: 14-30 strength

Damage: 9.60 to 12.80
Critical chance: 2.40% to 3.20%
Armor penetration: 7.00 to 11.00
+1 damage
Rapid aim

, an above average Crossbow.
Starfang Asturian's MightAsturian's Might
Varies (Tier 3 or 6)
Requires: 15 or 27 strength

Damage: 8.40 or 10.50
Critical chance: 2.40% or 3.00%
Armor penetration: 2.60 or 3.50
Strength modifier: 1.00
+2 damage
+1 armor penetration
Weakens Nearby Darkspawn
, the longsword of the Grey Warden Asturian.
Ico armor robe Robes of AvernusRobes of Avernus
Cloth chestpiece
Worn by Avernus for over a century, there's an almost electric power in these robes. Potent blood magic enchantments protect its wearer and enhance the blood mage's abilities.

+3 willpower
+3 armor
Improves Blood Magic
, a robe that improves Blood Magic.
Ico belt Shadow BeltShadow Belt
Crafted from dark leather, this unassuming belt is a favorite of thieves, cutpurses, and rogues.

+3% melee critical chance
Reduces hostility
, a belt that reduces hostility.
Starfang Starfang (greatsword)Starfang (greatsword)
Starmetal (Tier 8 [Informal])
Requires: 38 strength

Damage: 18.70 (PC) / 17.00 (Console)
Critical chance: 2.55%
Armor penetration: 6.30
Strength modifier: 1.10
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+3 strength
+2.5 armor penetration
+8 attack
, the two-handed greatsword or
Starfang Starfang (longsword)Starfang (longsword)
Starmetal (Tier 8 [Informal])
Requires: 31 strength

Damage: 11.90
Critical chance: 3.40%
Armor penetration: 4.20
Strength modifier: 1.00
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+3 dexterity
+3 damage
+2.5 armor penetration
, the longsword.
Warden-armour Warden Commander armor setWarden Commander armor set

Varies (Tier 2-7)
Requires: 42 strength

Armor: 13.80
Fatigue: 28.35
+1 armor
+0.5/+1 stamina regeneration in combat
+15% critical/backstab damage
+10 physical resistance
+50 stamina
+10% fire resistance
Set: -12% fatigue
Set: +2 constitution
, set of armor once worn by Warden Commanders.
Tre ico dunc shield Warden Tower ShieldWarden Tower Shield
Heavy shield
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 38 strength

Fatigue: 6.00%
Strength modifier: 1.00
+3 willpower
+6 defense
+1/+2 stamina regeneration in combat
, a shield with a low random drop chance identical to Duncan's Shield.
Winter's Breath Winter's BreathWinter's Breath
Dragonbone (Tier 7)
Requires: 36 magic

Damage: 6.40 (Cold)
Armor penetration: 40.00
+25% cold resistance
+15% cold damage
Radiates cold
, a powerful magical staff.

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: A Letter From Bann Mathuin Wulff
Ico codex entry Codex entry: A Plea from Commander Athlar
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Avernus's Notes
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Sophia Dryden
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Sophia Dryden's Journal
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The History of Soldier's Peak: Chapter 1
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The History of Soldier's Peak: Chapter 2
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The History of Soldier's Peak: Chapter 3
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The History of Soldier's Peak: Chapter 4
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The History of the Drydens

Special objects Edit

  • Party Storage Chest: The only party storage chest in Origins. Make sure you've gathered all loot from inside before further map travel (after completing Warden's Keep); the doors will not open again.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • If the Warden returns to the cleared keep with Shale as a party member, there will be a group of three ravens on the ground who hop around and follow Shale. It's not possible to interact with them, but anytime Shale moves the ravens are quick to follow.

See also Edit