Humans took the Dalish elves' lands, burned their cities to the ground, and forced their people to live as slaves. The Dalish have forgotten their language, culture, and history--all because of the humans. Now, they roam the land in ragged bands, holding onto the fragments of their past. Is it any wonder that hatred for humans runs deep in Velanna's heart? Raised as a first to her clan's keeper, Velanna knows how much has been lost, and her pride demands that her people lose no more. She is nature's hand, an instrument of vengeance, and she will never submit. Creators help those who get in her way.

How to Recruit: Due to a misunderstanding about her abducted sister, Velanna has been slaying humans in and around the Wending Wood. When you convince her that the darkspawn are actually behind the abduction, your goals will be aligned and she'll join your party as a result.

Gifts of Special Significance: To substantially increase your approval rating with Velanna, you can present her with the Elven Trinket, Blank Journal, Carved Greenstone, Shiny Malachite, Ornate Silver Bowl, Elven Runestone, and Discarded Journal.

Equipment: Heart of the Forest, Pocketed Searing Gloves, Imperial Weavers, Skins of the Keeper, Earthen Cinch, Halla Horn, Ring of Study, and Keeper's Charm.

Starting Attributes (at Level 20)

Strength: 10
Dexterity: 10
Willpower: 36
Magic: 44
Cunning: 18
Constitution: 18

Starting Talents (at Level 20)

Mage: Arcane Bolt
Keeper: One with Nature
Primal: Flame Blast, Flaming Weapons, Fireball, Inferno, Rock Armor, Stonefist
Creation: Heal
Entropy: Vulnerability Hex, Affliction Hex, Misdirection Hex, Drain Life, Death Magic, Curse of Mortality

Companion Notes

As your approval rating with Velanna increases, she will gain additional magic via four "Inspired" skills.