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For the DLC for Dragon Age II, see The Black Emporium (DLC).
For the DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, see The Black Emporium (Inquisition DLC).

Black Emporium

Black Emporium Icon

The Black Emporium is a secret shop in Kirkwall, specializing in unique items.

It appears only if you have The Black Emporium DLC for Dragon Age II or the DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It can only be accessed after completing The Black Emporium war table operation. The player must complete the Scout the Hinterlands operation first.

Background Edit

Black Emporium DAI Map

Map of the area (Dragon Age: Inquisition)

The Black Emporium is a shop owned by Xenon the Antiquarian, an eccentric and immortal character. Xenon once made a deal with a witch for eternal life but forgot to ask for eternal youth. This caused his body to decay. He has been alive for at least 300 years and has acquired many artifacts. The entrance to his emporium is only given to those he deems worthy.

Characters Edit

Dragon Age II Edit

Map-The Black Emporium

Map of the area (Dragon Age II)

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

Stores Edit

Dragon Age II Edit

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

Notable items Edit

Dragon Age II Edit

Inside the "Discarded Weapons and Armor" chest:

Dagger green DA2 Song of SorrowsSong of Sorrows
Requires: Dual Weapon
20 dexterity
Level 5

Damage: 13 physical damage
(24 per second)
Rune slot Rune slot
+27 attack
Medium armor green DA2 Ancient Leather CuirassAncient Leather Cuirass
Medium chestpiece
Requires: 16 dexterity
12 cunning
Level 5

Armor: 69
Rune slot
+5% critical chance
+298 electricity resistance
Heavy helmet green DA2 Helm of AppreciationHelm of Appreciation
Heavy helmet
Requires: 16 strength
12 constitution
Level 5

Armor: 30
Rune slot
+9 defense
+3 armor
Light gloves green DA2 Gloves of the Unknowable UnknownGloves of the Unknowable Unknown
Light gloves
Requires: 16 magic
12 willpower
Level 5

Armor: 15
Rune slot
+1 health regeneration rate
+1 mana/stamina regeneration rate
Ring green DA2 Ring of Unheeded WisdomRing of Unheeded Wisdom
Requires: Level 5

+1 cunning
+5 health
+2% damage resistance

Codex entries Edit

The Black Emporium concept art

Concept art

Dragon Age II Edit

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Xenon the Antiquarian, by clicking on Xenon, any act

Act 1 Edit

Letter icon DA2 The Black Emporium
Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Andraste in Nude Repose - Invisible
Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: The Box of Screaming

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: The Pickled Apples of Arlathan

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: A Vessel of Tears

Act 2 Edit

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: The Basket of Lost Socks

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Crate of Live Death Watch Beetles
Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Velvet Cailan

Act 3 Edit

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Broken Dowsing Rods - No Refunds
Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Chest of Unanswered Invitations
Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: The Emergent Compendium

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Black Emporium
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Xenon the Antiquarian (Inquisition)

Special objects Edit

Notes Edit

Dragon Age II Edit

  • The emporium's stores are restocked with better items as the game progresses.
  • The recipes of The Black Emporium are unique and can be bought only here.
  • Crafting resources missed in previous acts will show up here and count toward the available resources for crafting and also toward the Supplier achievement.
  • Unlike the other stores in the game, The Black Emporium is always open and can be accessed at any time, including post-game.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Edit

  • The crafting material store is restocked with higher tier materials as the Inquisitor levels up. All other stores carry the exact same stock, regardless of the Inquisitor's level.

Trivia Edit

  • Brother Ferdinand Genitivi is a customer of The Black Emporium.[1]
  • Dragon Age II: The Complete Official Guide mentions that items can be sold at The Black Emporium for 125% of their value, but instead items are sold at normal price and items purchased from the emporium are 125% of their value.
  • Xenon makes a reference to Professor Dumbledore from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series when you first access the Emporium's Relics and Antiques. Xenon mentions that "you can never have enough socks," as did Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
  • The red box situated in the top right part of the map screams when it is passed by.
  • When interacting with the nude statue, Xenon says, "Please don't fondle Andraste."
  • Stepping over to where the Nude Statue of Andraste is located will cause Xenon to cry out as if in pain, likely due to the priceless item being knocked over.
  • By 9:41 Xenon had acquired a specially miniaturized bear named Chauncey from a Magister.
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The petrified remains of Knight-Commander Meredith can be found inside a cage to the right and behind Emporium's Schematics of Legend table.

Meredith statue

Knight-Commander Meredith's remains

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Codex entry: The Pickled Apples of Arlathan and Codex entry: Chest of Unanswered Invitations

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