Attainder is a royal decree made by the Crown of the Royal Court of Ferelden or the Chancellor of the Realm officially denouncing a person or an entire noble House. Such a decree strips the one attainted of all lands, titles and incomes. Attaintment is sometimes accompanied with a death sentence, but that may not always be the case.
Known cases of attainder
- House Howe, the Arls of Amaranthine, have been stripped of all lands and titles by King Alistair I Theirin as punishment for Rendon Howe's crimes involving the betrayal and murder of the Teyrn of Highever, assuming titles that did not belong to him, supporting a regicide and other atrocities he committed during Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir's regency.