Valendrian is the Elder, or hahren, of the elves of the Denerim Alienage. He appears in the City Elf Origin, as well as at the end of the quest Unrest in the Alienage during the Landsmeet portion of the game.
Valendrian effectively runs the Alienage. He acts as the voice of the Alienage, although lacks any real power in Denerim politics. He is a good friend of Duncan, who apparently travels frequently to the alienage. Valendrian respects him as he is able to recognize that 'talent can be found in the most unlikely of places'.
He presides over Soris and the Male/Female City Elf Warden's wedding, before it is crashed by Vaughan. He is initially submissive, but then backs the City Elf's plan to attack the Arl of Denerim's Estate to free the kidnapped women.
He later appears as a captive of Caladrius, to a non city-elf Warden player, should the player decide to release the captive elves. If the player is a city elf, Valendrian will have already been shipped off to Tevinter, and Cyrion will be there in his place.
Assuming the player is not a city elf, Valendrian can either be killed as part of Caladrius' ritual, or spared. If he is spared, he will reward the player the dagger Gift of the Grey when visited back at his home.
- "I would say the world has far more use of those who know how to stay their blades."
- Sometimes, immediately after releasing Valendrian from the same room where you just killed Caladrius, a cutscene will start which initiates the conversation that is normally seen inside of Valendrian's home.