Long ago, a high dragon settled near the Blackmarsh, wreaking chaos upon its residents. One night, the Baroness came and traveled to the dragon’s lair. The next day, the dragon had disappeared, presumed dead, and while rumors circulated that the Baroness must have been a blood mage to have brought down such a beast, the grateful townsfolk paid them no heed.
The Baroness later became the Orlesian ruler of the Blackmarsh during Orlais’ occupation of Fereldan, but her rule was marked by oppression, violence and injustice. Reports of dismembered bodies found in the areas surrounding her manor caused her subjects to turn on her. The Baroness supposedly met her end when they burned down her mansion, but the entire town vanished before it could be comfirmed.