The Fade is the name given to the realm where spirits who have left their bodies wander. Mages will begin their game in The Fade, where they go through the Harrowing to test their ability to fight off demons. During the "Broken Circle" quest, the party is forcibly sent into The Fade by Sloth, one of the more powerful demons summoned by Uldred during his rebellion.
In the world of Dragon Age, The Fade is also the divide between the human consciousness and the landscape where dreams occur. At night, when people sleep, they open up to the Fade and experience dreams from therein.
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