Dragon Age Origins: Shadow of the Blight
Vigil’s Keep is a fortress in Amaranthine. When Amaranthine fell to the Orlesians, the Howe family did not surrender. Instead, they chose the fortress Vigil’s Keep as their base of operations. When the Orlesians were defeated during the Fereldan Rebellion in 8:99 Blessed, Vigil’s Keep was the first place that the flag of Amaranthine was raised again. After this, Amaranthine became the new home of the Howe family.
In 9:30 Dragon, following the treachery of Arl Howe during the Fifth Blight, the Arling of Amaranthine was given to the Grey Wardens, with the keep as their base of operations. Soldiers of Vigil’s Keep soldiers are recognised by their distinctive silverite armor, and have come to be known as the Silver Order. Under the tutelage of the Wardens, the Silver Order are recognised as one of Ferelden’s most revered military forces, a lasting legacy of the Vigil’s famous commander.