The Villa Maurel is the estate of Lord Ramond Maurel, situated in the Emerald Graves in the Dales of Orlais. Due to the War of the Lions, Lord Maurel abandoned the Villa for the safety of Val Royeaux and now the Villa has been taken over by the Freemen of the Dales, deserters from the Imperial Army, and is currently serving as their headquarters.

Villa Maurel Map

Map of the Villa Maurel

Involvement Edit

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“Whatever we were before, we are now the Inquisition.” — The Inquisitor
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Villa Maurel is the headquarters of the Freemen of the Dales, deserters from the Orlesian Imperial Army, who are, unbeknownst to them, being manipulated by the Venatori and Red Templars, so that they may fulfil the Elder One's sinister agenda. After clashing with a corrupt Chantry sister named Costeau and the head of the Freemen, a Chevalier by the name Auguste, the Inquisitor sets out to investigate Villa Maurel and confront another of the Freemen's leaders, Maliphant.

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI A Corrupt General
Quest icon DAI Safe Keeping
Quest icon DAI A Vicious Thug
Quest icon DAI Victims of War

Notable items Edit

  • Axe of the Dragon Hunter icon Glittering DarmallonGlittering Darmallon
    Unique Greataxe
    The dwarven thaig Darmallon was one of Thedas's greatest sources of gold. This axe predates the thaig's loss to the darkspawn, and from flecks on the hilt, the blade was once coated in gold.
    Requires: Level 11

    Damage: 164–170 AoE
    +6% Critical Damage Bonus
    +25% Sunder on Hit
    10% chance to grant 2 seconds of Walking Fortress
    - dropped by Commander Duhaime outside the villa
  • Unique amulet icon Andraste's SacrificeAndraste's Sacrifice
    Unique Amulet
    Against all odds, Inquisition scouts discovered this amulet under the charred, fallen rafters of a burned-down Chantry. A mage who examined it said it "felt like all the power in the world."

    +10% Cooldown Modifier
    Chance on hit: Taunt all enemies within 8 meters for 4 seconds
    The wearer of this amulet regenerates Mana or Stamina at a higher rate.
    - in a chest in the Study (requires Patch 10)
  • Superb Dragon-Slaying Rune icon Sigil of the ChevalierSigil of the Chevalier

    +15% Front Armor
    -50% All other armor
    - in a chest in the Vault (see Safe Keeping)
  • A piece of the Invasion mosaic located behind the destructible barricade in the Study.

Resources Edit

Embrium icon EmbriumEmbrium
Tier 2 Common Herb

Crystal Grace icon Crystal GraceCrystal Grace
Tier 1 Rare Herb

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Exalted March of the Dales
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Long Walk to Halamshiral (see bugs)
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Maliphant's Journals
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Scrap of Paper
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Sexuality in Thedas

Notes Edit

Text ico An Official Appraisal

Objects Edit

Lyrium éperlan

Bugs Edit

  • pcIcon pc The activation circle for Codex entry: The Long Walk to Halamshiral floats away from the book as you mouse over the book. To get the codex entry on a PC, stand close to the bookcase, highlight the book and press "interact" key on the keyboard (on default it's F).

Gallery Edit