The Descent


Downloadable Content
The Descent
The Descent.jpg
Release Date August 11, 2015 WW
Platforms Playstation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Appearances Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Descent is downloadable content for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It was initially announced on August 5, 2015 at Gamescom 2015 and was released August 11, 2015 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.


[edit] Plot

Explore the legendary Deep Roads, but ensure that you come prepared. A perilous journey awaits underground, where vast, darkspawn-infested caverns will challenge the Inquisition like never before.

Following the Battle of Haven, tremors began to shake the Storm Coast. The earthquakes were causing various lyrium mines to collapse, threatning the Inquisition's supply and threatening the dwarves of Orzammer. With their own supply of Lyrium under threat, the Inquisition look in to the cause of the Earthquakes at a recently opened fissure at the Storm Coast where they meet a Shaper called Valta, and a lieutenant in the Legion of the Dead, Renn. Valta has a theory that there is an intelligence behind the quakes, believing that a long forgotten race known as a Titan is the root cause. Valta believes that should they be able to locate the titan they will be able to put a stop to the tremors. Renn remains skeptical about the existance of titan's, but ultimately believes they need to find the source.

The further the Inquisition, Renn, and Valta move in to the Deep Roads, they find more information pertaining to the Titans and eventually find themselves in a location outside the Deep Roads where they are attacked by a mysterious and hostile group of Dwarves called the Sha-Brytol. Moving deeper down the caverns they uncover an entire cavern that is full of veins of untapped Lyrium. The cavern is so large that is contains its own ecosystem and a turbulent sea. Evidence of a whole civilisation also exists, with large stalagmites connected to one another by bridges and building littering the entire cavern.

Evidence of the Titan has been etched in to rock walls in lyrium, similar to the memories of Orzammer, each detailing more of the Titan and the Sha-Brytol, however once the cavern is reached there is still no sight of the titan. The Inquisition group come to the realisation that since encountering the Sha-Brytol, they have been following a path that felt very different to the environment the Deep Roads and come to the conclusion the reason for that, and the reason for not finding the body of the titan, is because they were within the titan.

[edit] Quests

Inquisition Quest Mark.png Builder's Towers
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Chronicles of Forgotten Wars
Inquisition Quest Mark.png The Descent (Quest)
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Exploring the Deep Roads
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Holding the Deep Roads
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Killing Me Softly
Inquisition Quest Mark.png On Broken Knees
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Rune-Warded Gate of Segrummar
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Sacrificial Gates of Segrummar
Inquisition Quest Mark.png A Second Rune-Warded Gate
Inquisition Quest Mark.png A Warm Welcome

[edit] Collections

Inquisition Quest Mark.png Gates of Segrummar
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Landmarks in the Deep Roads
Inquisition Quest Mark.png Mugs in the Deep Roads

[edit] War Table Operations

[edit] Expedition Operations

[edit] Locations

[edit] Characters

[edit] Codex Entries

Codex Entry.png Codex entry: A Note on Orzammar
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Ailsa's Sketch of the Deep Roads
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: An Unsent Letter from a Miner
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Chronicles of a Forgotten War
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Cretahl
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Darkspawn Emissary
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Genlock
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Heidrun Thaig
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Journal of Professor Arberg
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Journal of Tog
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Kolg's Journal
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Lieutenant Renn
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Lyrium Blast Charges
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Ogre
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Sha-Brytol
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Shaper Valta
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Shriek
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: The Eternal Battle: Darkspawn
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: The Guardian
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: The Nug King
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Titans
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: Warden Ailsa's Diary
Codex Entry.png Codex entry: When It's Quiet

[edit] Notes

Note Icon.png Note: The Gates of Segrummar

[edit] Items

[edit] Weapons

[edit] Armor

[edit] Accessories

[edit] Schematics

[edit] Achievements and Trophies

Image Name Requirements Gamerscore Trophy
Deep Roads Commander Icon.jpg Deep Roads Commander Complete a mission at the expedition table in the Legion of the Dead Camp. 30 Bronze
Giant Slayer Icon.jpg Giant Slayer Defeat an ogre alpha. 60 Silver
Fact Finder Icon.jpg Fact Finder Help Shaper Valta discover secret dwarven history. 60 Silver
Shaper of Stone Icon.jpg Shaper of Stone End the earthquakes threatening the surface. 100 Gold

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