Dragon Age Inquisition: Bioware Developer Talks About Skyhold

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

What is your character’s home base going to be like in Dragon Age Inquisition? 

In the game’s official blog, Bioware producer Cameron Lee drops some details about Skyhold, a “huge fortress” from which you get to carry out the Inquisition. 

And just like any proper castle, it has plenty of “interesting places” such as the throne room from which you get to “decide the fate of nations, direct your agents throughout Thedas, pass judgment on your enemies, and decide how you will personally take action against the Elder One,” a tavern to hand out with fellow Inquisition followers, a dungeon for defeated enemies, a good sized library complete with a research assistant, and a garden to grow herbs and plants for potions.

You will also have your own vault, kitchen, guard tower, and training ground in Skyhold, among other areas. 

Skyhold is customizable, and you can choose to change how major parts of the castle like the courtyard and towards look, as well as work on interior design by adding various decorations like “statues, windows, drapes, furniture, and even the heraldry your Inquisition forces will take into the world.”

You can interact with both major and minor characters that you have recruited to join the Inquisition, and the major characters will even have their own rooms that “reflect their role in the Inquisition.” 

Finally, before going out for battle, you can choose to do all your weapon enhancing and potion brewing right from Skyhold, before heading to the stables to select the mount you want to ride into battle. 

Dragon Age: Inquisition is set for release November 18 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. 

EA Access subscribers can get early access to the game on Xbox One.

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.