The Wending Wood is an area of forested slopes and lush greenery, divided by the trade route known as the Pilgrim's Path -- named for the faithful devotees of Andraste who walk that very road to reach the City of Amaranthine, and who have left ancient relics scattered about the wood to honor Andraste and the Maker.

Background Edit

The wood was once a home to an Avvar tribe of the Alamarri, and the location of one of the battles between the magisters and the barbarians in the ancient times. The wood was a sacred place of an Avvar god known as Uvolla. For centuries, the wood had been known as a place of breathtaking beauty and tranquility.

Involvement Edit

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“I do not seek to rule my brethren. I only seek to release them from their chains.” — The Architect
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In Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, The Warden-Commander travels to the Wending Wood to investigate mysterious goings-on in the area. Multiple caravans of merchants have been attacked recently, and roaming bands of darkspawn have been spotted as well. A clan of Dalish elves has also settled in the area, their proximity to nearby human villages making the locals uneasy. The Warden-Commander finds that the darkspawn are responsible for the attack (and near total destruction) of the Dalish clan. One surviving elven mage had mistakenly believed that humans were responsible for the murders, and dealt out revenge to any humans who wandered into the area. With her help, the Warden-Commander ventures into the Silverite Mine in order to eradicate the darkspawn.
Maferaths Monuments Wending Wood

Map of the area

Quests Edit

Ico Quest The Righteous Path
Ico Quest Brothers of Stone
Ico Quest From the Living Wood
Ico Quest Heart of the Forest
Ico Quest Ines the Botanist
Ico Quest Maferath's Monuments
Ico Quest The Merchant's Goods
Ico Quest Trading Troubles
Ico Quest What is Built Endures

Characters Edit

Enemies Edit

Notable items Edit

Ico ring AshAsh
The outer surface is blistering, yet the inner is cool.

When equipped with the ring Icicle, the character gains a bonus to magic.

+10% fire resistance
+20% fire damage
, source: darkspawn corpse
Ico amulet IlluminationIllumination
Etched lyrium encircles this pendant.

+3 to all attributes
+10 mental resistance
, source: Mystic Chest
Ico longsword The Winter BladeThe Winter Blade
Dragonbone (Tier 7)
Requires: 31 strength

Damage: 11.20
Critical chance: 3.20%
Armor penetration: 4.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+0.5 armor penetration
+4 attack
+3 cold damage
, from Statue of War
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Greater Spirit Balm Recipe, from Statue of Peace
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Potent Stamina Draught Recipe, from Statue of Peace
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Master Stamina Draught Recipe, from Statue of Peace
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Superb Health Poultice Recipe, from Ines Arancia
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Superb Lyrium Potion Recipe, from Ines Arancia
Plt ico ironbark wood Ancient SylvanwoodAncient Sylvanwood
Plot item
A sample of ancient sylvanwood.
x5, source: ancient sylvans
Tre ico book 3 Battered JournalBattered Journal
Plot item
This old journal is practically falling apart.
, source: scholar
Tre ico silk carpet Fine SilksFine Silks
Plot item
A bundle of exceptional silks.
x9, source: barrels, bundles of cloth, and crates
Icon heartwood HeartwoodHeartwood
Plot item
A large piece of wood found in the core of a mighty sylvan.
, source: The Old One
Tre ico runestone 2 Strange StoneStrange Stone
Plot item
An unusual stone carved with an unfamiliar rune.
, source: scholar

Notable gifts for companions:

Plt ico sextant Bronze SextantBronze Sextant
An instrument used in navigation.
, source: corpse
Tre ico fancy scroll Elven Prayer for the DeadElven Prayer for the Dead
This prayer implores Falon'din to guide the dead across the Veil.

"O Falon'Din
Lethanavir--Friend to the Dead
Guide my feet, calm my soul,
Lead me to my rest."

, in abandoned Dalish camp
Plt ico seal of faith Elven TrinketElven Trinket
A carved ironbark trinket inlaid with silver and suspended from a leather cord.
, source: Hurlock emissary


Madcap Bulb Madcap BulbMadcap Bulb
Fereldan youths sometimes try eating madcap bulbs. They rarely repeat the experience.
Rashvine Nettle Rashvine NettleRashvine Nettle
This plant burns the skin, but surprisingly not the tongue. It has no flavor whatsoever.
Blood Lotus Blood LotusBlood Lotus
This flower is famous for surviving in almost any climate.
Rgt ico deathroot DeathrootDeathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.
Rgt ico elfroot ElfrootElfroot
The common name for canavaris, this herb actually has little to do with elves other than being commonly collected and traded to outsiders by the Dalish. It is the primary ingredient in many healing salves.

Use: Chewing elfroot restores a small amount of health, and those with skill can use elfroot to make more potent elixirs.

Codex entries Edit

Special objects Edit

  • Wending Wood stone puzzle
  • Maferath Statues
  • Corpse Pile
  • Abandoned Dalish Camp
  • Granite Deposit
  • Brothers of Stone statues
  • Magister's Remains
  • Ruined Caravan
  • Bandit Camp
  • Makeshift Lean-To
  • Darkspawn Camp
  • Cocoon
  • x2 Tripwires (Difficulty 40 XP)
  • x1 Leghold Trap (Difficulty 40 XP)

References Edit