Andraste's Ear Chantry
Andraste’s Ear is a small chantry surrounded, protectively almost, by the run-down home and buildings of the Dregs. The chapel is small compared to nearly every other Chantry edifice in Ferelden, but Andraste’s Ear is clean and clearly well cared for.
The chantry building is T-shaped. In the nave (the long center section), pews in orderly ranks face a statue of Andraste, posed passively, her head slightly tipped as if listening. Bookshelves line the side walls, although they bear few tomes or scrolls given that the population of the Dregs is largely illiterate. Six confessional booths, each with two doors (one for a brother or sister, the other for a parishioner) are found in the eastern transept. At the end of that transept a statuette in the shape of a cat sits atop a rather plain pedestal.
By tradition, only those incapable of speech may act as confessors at Andraste’s Ear. Although symbolic, it seems meaningful to the parishioners of the Dregs that the brothers and sisters can never repeat secrets meant only for Andraste’s ears.