Saemus Dumar is the son of Viscount Marlowe Dumar and has long resented his position as the viscount's son. While traveling alone along the Wounded Coast, Saemus came across a Qunari named Ashaad, mapping the coast on the Arishok's orders. The two quickly bonded, despite Saemus never truly understanding Ashaad. Saemus, plagued by doubts admired Ashaad's certainty and will and that Ashaad did not care for his noble position but instead judged him by his merits.
Saemus's father sent mercenaries to retrieve him and this confrontation led to Ashaad's death. Saemus decides to convert to the Qun and is killed by Chantry members that were enraged that he did not share their belief in the Maker.