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For the quest of the same name, see The Descent (quest).
For the armor in Dragon Age II, see The Last Descent.
For items found in the DLC, see Items (The Descent).

The Descent is the second downloadable content released for single-player in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Announced on August 5, 2015, it was released on August 11, 2015, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Cost: $14.99 USD.

Acquisition Edit

Go to the war table in Skyhold (you can NOT access this mission in Haven) find the mission labeled Disaster in the Deep Roads. You must have power to complete it. There is no level recommendation. Requires 16 power to start.

Plot Edit

Enter the Deep Roads to battle monstrous darkspawn, bloodthirsty creatures that dwell beneath the surface of Thedas. Explore ancient ruins and cavernous dungeons to find the cause of worsening earthquakes. In this new adventure, the Inquisitor will fight new adversaries, gain epic weapons and armor, and solve one of Thedas’ greatest mysteries.

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“Whatever we were before, we are now the Inquisition.” — The Inquisitor
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After the Battle of Haven, earthquakes begin to shake the Storm Coast. Mine shafts are collapsing, threatening the Inquisition's lyrium trade with the dwarves of Orzammar. More pressing, the quakes aren't subsiding. The Inquisitor looks into the matter, meeting a dwarf Shaper named Valta and a Legionnaire of the Dead named Renn. Valta believes there is an intelligence behind the quakes, which she attributes to be a titan. If they could find the titan, perhaps they could put an end to the quakes. Renn is skeptical of a titan's existence, but thinks they still need to find the quakes' source.

The Inquisitor and Valta uncover more of the titans' nature as they delve into the dark. Having gone beneath even the Deep Roads, they are ambushed by baffling assailants: the Sha-Brytol. They descend deeper into hostile territory and uncover consecutive wonders―a massive cavern of pure untapped lyrium, hundreds of feet high; a subterranean and even turbulent sea; and lastly, a gargantuan cavern with its own verdant ecosystem, with stalactites interconnected with bridges and dotted with structures; a full-blown civilization.

Throughout the journey, Valta finds lyrium etchings similar to Orzammar's memories, describing the Sha-Brytol and the Titans. Yet once they reach the verdant cavern, there is no titan in sight. The Inquisitor considers it, and is struck with an idea. The Deep Roads had felt different ever since they encountered the Sha-Brytol, almost organic; the reason they cannot see the Titan is because they are within it.

At the very end of the mission, Valta accidentally attacks the Inquisitor with some sort of magic, making her the first dwarf seen in the Dragon Age Series to perform magic (not counting Sandal's mysterious ways of destroying darkspawn, as its not confirmed or denied that Sandal used magic). Valta explains to the inquisitor that she "is pure" and wishes to remain in the Titan for further study. The purity that Valta describes is presumed to be the same purity that the Sha-Brytol have. The Inquisitor will inquire what they should tell the Shaparate, to which Valta replies: "Tell them the truth: you don't know."

The Inquisitor then leaves Valta with more questions than answers.

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI Builder's Towers
Quest icon DAI Chronicles of Forgotten Wars
Quest icon DAI The Descent
Quest icon DAI Exploring the Deep Roads
Quest icon DAI Holding the Deep Roads
Quest icon DAI Killing Me Softly
Quest icon DAI On Broken Knees
Quest icon DAI Rune-Warded Gate of Segrummar
Quest icon DAI Sacrificial Gates of Segrummar
Quest icon DAI A Second Rune-Warded Gate
Quest icon DAI A Warm Welcome

Collections Edit

Quest icon DAI Gears in the Deep Roads
Quest icon DAI Landmarks in the Deep Roads
Quest icon DAI Mugs in the Deep Roads

War table operations Edit

Expedition table operations Edit

For a complete list, see Expedition table.

Regions Edit

DeepRoadsInquisition Icon Storm Coast Fissure
DeepRoadsInquisition Icon Darkspawn Warrens
DeepRoadsInquisition Icon Ruins of Heidrun Thaig
DeepRoadsInquisition Icon Forgotten Caverns
DeepRoadsInquisition Icon Bastion of the Pure
DeepRoadsInquisition Icon The Wellspring

Codex entries Edit

For a complete list, see :Category:The Descent codex entries.

Other texts Edit

Text ico The Gates of Segrummar

Notable characters Edit

Items Edit

Main article: Items (The Descent)

Achievements and trophies Edit

Name Requirement Gamerscore Trophy Image
Deep Roads Commander Complete a mission at the expedition table in the Legion of the Dead camp. 15 Bronze EZXUBCal
Giant Slayer Defeat an ogre alpha. 30 Silver EeXN054l
Fact Finder Help Shaper Valta discover secret dwarven history. 30 Silver FgXEvJGl
Shaper of Stone End the earthquakes threatening the surface. 90 Gold TaFBNKDl

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