Dalish Captains are NPC's spawning in Dalish fortresses from which you can hire Dalish units. They're easily recognizable by their missing helms and the silver coin they hold in their left hand.

Upon hiring a unit from a Dalish Captain, the player earns the achievement "Dalishmen at Arms"


As with most trading NPC's, Dalish Captains stick to themselves most of the time, unless they're attacked, in which case they will defend themselves using their Dalish sword. If a Dalish Captain has been hurt, he will quickly heal himself once he's no longer in combat.


At an alignment level of +100 with Dale, you can talk to the captain and he will show you a screen that allows you to hire units. The prices and alignment requirements are as follows:

Unit Unpledged Cost (Silver Coins) Pledged Cost (Silver Coins) Alignment Required (Dale) Requires Pledge (Dale)
Dalish Levyman 20-40 (2coinX to 4coinX) 10-20 (1coinX to 2coinX) +100 No
Dalish Soldier 30-60 (3coinX to 6coinX) 15-30 (1coinX5coinI to 3coinX) +150 No
Dalish Longbowman 50-100 (5coinX to 1coinC) 25-50 (2coinX5coinI to 5coinX) +200 No
Dalish Cavalry 50-100 (5coinX to 1coinC) 25-50 (2coinX5coinI to 5coinX) +250 No
Dalish Banner-Bearer 50-100 (5coinX to 1coinC) 25-50 (2coinX5coinI to 5coinX) +300 No
Esgaroth Banner-Bearer 50-100 (5coinX to 1coinC) 25-50 (2coinX5coinI to 5coinX) +300 No



  • I offer the mighty men of Dale for hire!
  • You will find the mightiest soldiers of Dale here!
  • For only a small sum of money, you may command several powerful soldiers.
  • Greetings, Person! Are you here to hire some of my men?
  • None can match the skill of my soldiers.
  • Money wins wars, not men! Ha ha!
  • I will offer you command of my men, if you can pay for them.
  • The men of Dale are the mightiest warriors in these lands.
  • Nothing shall stand in the way of my men!
  • Do you wish to hire my men, Person?


  • You are not yet worthy of commanding my men.
  • Come back when you have proven yourself!
  • Do you think I'd let someone like you command my men? Hah! No.
  • Your money alone is not enough to command my men.
  • You must prove yourself as a worthy battle-commander first, Person!
  • Come back when you have some honour to your name!
  • I do not give out my men for hire to any stranger that passes by!
  • You wish to hire troops? Prove yourself to the Kingdom of Dale, and then we can talk!
  • Go kill some outlaws and Orcs, and then come back!
  • I don't allow any stranger to command my men.


  • I will make quick work of you, scum!
  • Be gone from these lands, foul Orc-servant!
  • You shall meet my sword!
  • You shall be punished for your crimes!
  • I will not allow you to go further!
  • Die, bandit-wretch!
  • You stand no chance against our spears and blades, scoundrel!
  • You will pass no further, villain!
  • Your days of crime have come to an end, Person!
  • By my sword, you will fall!


Dale Shield  The Northmen of Dale  Dale Banner

NPCs: Dalishman (Banner Bearer, Levyman, Longbowman, Soldier)
Traders: BakerBlacksmithCaptainMerchant
Items: Armour (Gambeson) • CrackerCramEquipmentRolling Pin
Blocks: BrickCrafting Table
Structures: FortressVillageWatchtower

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