The Ruins Upper Level is the topmost section of the Brecilian Ruins, located in the Brecilian Forest.

Quests Edit

Ico Quest Nature of the Beast
Ico Quest Correspondence Interruptus

Enemies Edit

Containers Edit

Map ruins upper level

Map of the area. The red markers indicate the location of the secret rooms

Ruins Upper Level - entrance hall

Entrance hall

Dragon lair

Notable items Edit

Dragon Hoard:

Ico Money MoneyMoney

GoldDAO goldpiece trans SilverDAO silverpiece trans BronzeDAO bronzepiece trans
Requires: Inventory
19DAO goldpiece trans 44DAO silverpiece trans 25DAO bronzepiece trans
Ico longbow Falon'Din's ReachFalon'Din's Reach
Dragonthorn (Tier 7)
Requires: 34 dexterity

Damage: 9.60
Critical chance: 1.60%
Armor penetration: 8.80
Strength modifier: 1.00
+2 damage
Rapid aim
Tre ico necklace 4 Silver MedallionSilver Medallion
This silver necklace is adorned with a large silver medallion.
Ico healing salve Health PoulticeHealth Poultice
A skilled herbalist has rendered a variety of medicinal ingredients into this soothing, restorative substance.
Ico greater healing salve Greater Health PoulticeGreater Health Poultice
A skilled herbalist has rendered a variety of medicinal ingredients into this soothing, restorative substance.
Ico greater lyrium potion Greater Lyrium PotionGreater Lyrium Potion
A potion that contains a small amount of refined lyrium.
Ico greater nature salve Greater Nature SalveGreater Nature Salve
This thick brown salve makes the user smell like dirt and herbs.

+60% nature resistance for 180 seconds.
Ruins Upper Level - secret door

A secret room with skeletons waiting inside

Tre ico emerald EmeraldEmerald
This dark green gem has murky depths, like an overgrown pond.
Tre ico fluorspar FluorsparFluorspar
This uncut stone is the color of honey.
Tre ico malachite MalachiteMalachite

This stone is patterned with odd bands and ripples of color, like the contents of a witch's cauldron.
Tre ico topaz TopazTopaz
A brilliant gem the color of sunshine.

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Correspondence Interruptus, source: Love Letter, Chest
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide, source: Falon'Din's Reach, Dragon Hoard

Traps Edit

Notes Edit

  • There are three hidden doors leading to small rooms in the entrance hall which only become apparent when standing close to them: these conceal some minor loot, enemies and a Love Letter involved in the Correspondence Interruptus quest. For their exact location see the red marker in the page's map.
  • As the Dragon Hoard contains a lot of gold, wearing the Dwarven Merchant's Belt may be beneficial.

Companion remarks Edit

Upon entering:

  • Alistair: "Is this an elven place? Did the elves live underground just like the dwaves?"
  • Leliana: "Do you think it's safe to be in here? I thought I heard a wall crumbling off in the distance."
  • Morrigan: "The ruins certainly look Tevinter, but are filled with elven trappings. How very odd."
  • Oghren: "Smells like wet dog in here."
  • Shale: "There are no doubt many traps here. Don't get squished."
  • Wynne: "I wonder what ruin used to be. Is it Tevinter, or elven?"
  • Zevran: "It seems that elves once lived with the Tevinter humans? Or the Tevinter built this place for them? I never heard of such thing."

After hearing a loud growl:

  • Alistair: "I think there's something ahead. Something big."
  • Leliana: "I have a bad feeling about this passageway. Why don't we turn back?"
  • Morrigan: "We should prepare ourselves for combat."
  • Oghren: "You see that? My mother told me never to trust anything that could make turds larger than you are."
  • Shale: "Some manner of large creature lies ahead. Perhaps it will eat you?"
  • Wynne: "Did you hear that? Sounds like... loud breathing..."
  • Zevran: "That smell... we're definitely approaching some kind of lair."