Wilhelm was a human mage and Enchanter of the Circle of Magi who lived in the village of Honnleath. He was the owner of Shale.

Background Edit

According to Shale, Wilhelm was quite vain, and willing to scare the villagers to show off his power. He was fond of going into the Deep Roads in search of treasure despite the darkspawn danger, which is where he apparently found Shale by accident while trying to escape from shrieks.[1]

Maric Theirin disliked Wilhelm because of his brash manners, but still considered him a good man and a useful asset to the rebel cause because of his magic and his golem, so his presense was tolerated.

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne Edit

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“I fall off horses. It's this thing I do.” — Maric
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Both Wilhelm and Shale were part of the rebellion of Moira Theirin, and later, of Prince Maric, and fought against the Orlesian forces occupying Ferelden. Wilhelm held some authority in the army, and provided healing magic for the troops, as well as twice magically testing Maric to confirm his identity.

Later on, when Prince Maric was declared dead by King Meghren, following the devastating rebel defeat in West Hill, he organized the defenses of the remaining rebel army in Gwaren until the Prince arrived.

After the rebellion, thanks to his token appointment as court advisor, Wilhelm retired to the village of Honnleath in western Ferelden and started a family, free from his duties as a Circle enchanter.

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

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“We now have a dog and Alistair is still the dumbest one in the party.” — Morrigan
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Both Wilhelm's son, Matthias, and Shale claim that Wilhelm was killed by Shale while he was tinkering with it. However, no one actually saw Shale kill him, and Shale has no memory of the event.

Entries in Wilhelm's journal reveal that he was researching a means to counter demonic possession. This would seem to explain the numerous demons bound within the basement of his tower, which Matthias describes as his father's "defenses". In his final journal entry, he states his belief that the desire demon he was interrogating was too dangerous to hold any longer, and that he could not discount the possibility that it was influencing Shale.

Items belonging to Wilhelm Edit

Winter's Breath Wilhelm's Magus StaffWilhelm's Magus Staff
Grey Iron (Tier 2)
Requires: 18 magic

Damage: 4.40 (Physical)
Armor penetration: 23.00
+3 willpower
+25% fire resistance
+10% fire damage
+10% electricity damage

Plt ico drinks guards Wilhelm's Special BrewWilhelm's Special Brew
This dark-colored ale gives off a thick, oaky smell. Swirling it in the tankard, you notice it takes on an unexpected glow.

Icon golem control rod Golem Control RodGolem Control Rod
Plot item
Dwarven runes flicker along this crystalline rod. You've been told that it controls a golem in the village of Honnleath, near the Korcari Wilds.

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 91