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Chanter’s Staff Apostate
Dragon Hunter’s Hauberk Corpse
Edge of Song and Glory Decimus
Raw Lyrium Dragonling
The Hypnotist’s Staff *Karras
Skeleton Archer
Codex Entries Available Side-Quests
L: Blood magic - The Forbidden School N/A

To follow up on the rumor of mages being transported from Starkhaven you must go to the Writing Desk in Gamlen’s House. Read the letter Act of Mercy to start the quest ‘Act of Mercy’ then head to the Wounded Coast Approach in the Free Marches. As you enter defeat the Dragonlings and loot the corpse they were feeding on. Continue down the path defeating more Dragonlings then take a path to the northwest to find a pile of bones. Backtrack and go east to find a corpse off to the side then another at the fork.

Take the path south to find Thrask waiting for you. Agree to help him out by entering the Runaways’ Cavern. Proceed into the caverns and defeat the Apostate then check the northern alcove for a corpse . Continue south to the open area and defeat the Corpses then check the northeast alcove for rubble . Up the stairs to the west you will find another corpse , loot it then proceed through the southern door. At the split go west to find raw lyrium then quickly turn around east to find numerous enemies.

Speak to Thrask outside the Runaway’s Cavern (left), then enter and clear out the apostates inside.

Speak with Alain after the battle then check the corpse up the stairs, to the north a pile of bones . Continue south to find another corpse and once in the open area prepare for a battle. Take out Decimus first and loot his corpse for The Hypnotist’s Staff . During the conversation there are many options but be careful what you say as it effects Friendship and Rivalry. On your return out you must fight off the undead once more. Search the area to the east for two corpses and a chest - standard then make your way back.

Take out decimus and his crew (left) and fight off the undead on your way out (right).

Once you make it outside Karras is conversing with Thrask. Again, dependant of your previous choice you can lie and set the mages free without conflict, set them free after a fight, or return them to the Circle. Each choice will strongly affect Friendship and Rivalry bonuses so choose wisely. Freeing the mages nets you a Chanter’s Staff and killing Ser Karras will let you loot his Edge of Song and Glory and Dragon Hunter’s Hauberk .

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  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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