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The Steel Age (6:00–6:99) is the sixth named Age in the history of Thedas.

During a hunt, Queen Madrigal of Antiva is found deep within a forest with four steel swords plunged into her chest (the work suspected to have been done by the mysterious Crows of Antiva). Because of this, Divine Theodosia I declares the next Age the Steel Age.[1]

Chronology Edit

  • 6:15 Steel: Dragons are hunted nearly to extinction thanks to methods pioneered by the Pentaghast family of Nevarra. The Pentaghasts become known across the continent as legendary dragon hunters.[2]
  • 6:30 Steel: The Qunari land in Par Vollen which was loosely controlled by Tevinter Imperium and conquer it quickly, unbeknownst to the rest of the continent.[2]
  • 6:32 Steel: Word of Qunari invastion does not reach the continent until the Qunari ships begin to land en masse at the coasts of Seheron and northern Rivain. Qunari Wars begin and last for the remaining of the century, and most of the next one.[4]
  • 6:35 Steel: Antivan city of Treviso is conquered by the Qunari.[5]
  • 6:42 Steel: The Qunari's initial advances are great: they have conquered much of the Tevinter Imperium, Rivain, and Antiva and begin to assault the Free Marches[6] and force all they conquered to convert to the Qun.
Only Minrathous itself remains besieged but unconquered in the north.
  • 6:50 Steel: The Avvar organize forces under the great warlord Balak and sweep into the heart of the Ferelden Valley in massive numbers. The Bannorn is put to torch.[6]
  • 6:52 Steel: The Avvar are pushed out of Ferelden proper. The period results in one of the worst famines in Fereldan history. Memories of Avvar savagery sour relations between the barbarians and Fereldan kings for ages.[7]
  • 6:85 Steel: The humans have organized themselves and pushed back hard enough that massive rebellions in Tevinter manage to free the Imperium, and the Qunari lines begin to crumble.[8]
  • 6:99 Steel: Divine Hortensia III names the next age Storm, foreseeing a growing storm of violence across Thedas.[8]

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 107
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 108
  3. Codex entry: The Bannorn
  4. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 109
  5. Codex entry: A Vessel of Tears
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 110
  7. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 111
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 112


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