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The Descent is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2014 game Dragon Age: Inquisition. It contains a new region called the Deep Roads, which is in fact only a small part of the full Deep Roads as described in the lore. As most other sections of the Deep Roads, it is infested with the Darkspawn. After not being part of the Darkspawn encountered in the main game, the Genlocks, Shrieks, Ogres, and Emissaries have returned in this DLC.

During the DLC the Inquisitor is informed about earthquakes in the Storm Coast. The earth quakes become more frequent, longer and stronger. This threatens one of the local Lyrium mines of the Dwarves of Orzammar. Since the Inquisition trades with these Dwarves, they take the job to find the source of the earthquakes and stop it once and for all.

Together with Shaper Valta and member of the Legion of the Dead Renn, the Inquisitor sets out to find the source. It doesn't take long for the team to encounter their first Darkspawn, and the caves are infested with them. Whilst battling through the old cave system, a long lost Thaig, they slay countless Darkspawn and destroy one of their nests. Eventually they are ambushed by the Sha-Brytol, an race of ancient Dwarves living solely on lyrium. They seem to protect the source of the earthquakes.

The soon stumble across an old, never before discovered, lyrium vein. During their travels Shaper Valta discovers the truth about the cave system they're walking in, by the help of old lyrium carvings. It turns out the cave system is actually the body of a Titan, living underground. These are ancient creatures, and as big as mountains. Normally this Titan would stay peacefully underground. The source of the earthquakes turns out the be The Guardian, a rock wraith like enemy, used to protect the Titan's heart.

After killing The Guardian the Titan stops being restless and thus the earthquakes stop. Shaper Valta insists on staying with the Titan and the Inquisitor's party leaves, diverting their attention to the Red Templars.


Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent PlayStation 4 Found fellow patrol killed by the darkspawn
Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent PlayStation 4 Giant spiders are common nuisance in tight spaces
Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent PlayStation 4 Leader of the Legion of the Dead was just killed by an unknown attackers after heading deeper into the caves
Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent PlayStation 4 Heading down through the Bastion of the Pure

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Darkstation Windows Oct 22, 2015 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Windows Sep 10, 2015 7.7 out of 10 77
IGN Xbox One Aug 13, 2015 6.3 out of 10 63
GameSpot Xbox One Aug 24, 2015 6 out of 10 60
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Windows Aug 24, 2015 3 out of 5 60
PC Gamer Windows Aug 24, 2015 60 out of 100 60
Game Revolution Windows Aug 25, 2015 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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