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Dragon Age II
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Boccia
Editor(s): Greg Boccia, Claire Farnworth
First Published: 24-07-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 20:26 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 24-04-2019 / 14:43 GMT

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Act I

Blackpowder Promise

Items Enemies
Elfroot Corrupted Spider
Meraas Giant Spider
Nehrappan Eva Tal-Vashoth
Raw Lyrium Tal-Vashoth Leader
Red Grace Tal-Vashoth Officer
Silverite Tal-Vashoth Saarebas
Spindleweed
Taamsala Eva
Codex Entries Available Side-Quests
P: The Orlesian Empire N/A
L: Tal-Vashoth
L: Embrium
L: The Qunari
L: The Qun

This quest starts out as a rumor. On your way to The Wounded Coast or to Sundermount you can be halted to take out some Corrupted Spiders and Giant Spiders. By doing so you save a dwarf who informs you that you can effectively kill two birds with one stone by taking out the Tal-Vashoth at The Wounded Coast. Take his word for it and find the embrium further up, along with some rubble and Caste Treatice that starts a quest.

Head over to The Wounded Coast and go north at the first split and then north again at the second one to find spindleweed . As the path ends Giant Spiders will impede your way to the chest - simple , take them out and take the loot. Backtrack and head west to find elfroot off the maps path. In a small cut-off path north is a pile of bones and further ahead is a chest - standard at a campsite. Continue west until you reach a campsite with a sack and crate .

After saving the dwarf on the way to the Wounded Coast (left), foillow his advice and take out the Tal Vashoth (right) in the Wounded Coast.

To the south off the beaten path is a corpse and another barrel can be found near the campfire. Find the path that leads south to a corpse in a small cut-off. This path connects you with the southern path from the previous quest The Unbidden Rescue. Go south at the split to find more elfroot then take the northern path which goes west. At the turn is a pile of bones and if you continue north you will find a corpse . Take the other path to the north east to be confronted by a Tal-Vashoth.

After hearing his warning continue the path to be ambushed by Tal-Vashoth. There is a barrel to the west and a corpse to the north. More of the Tal- Vashoth will attack as go north to a chest - standard with a Nehrappan Eva inside and a book on The Orlesian Empire – to the north of the path is a pile of bones . Just before you enter the Caverns a final group strikes, defeat them and find the chest to the north then enter the Tal-Vashoth Caverns.

After encountering the Tal-Vashoth (left), clear out his friends and enter the Tal-Vashoth Caverns (right).

As you enter, to your left is some rubble . Proceed through two doors until you are confronted by Tal-Vashoth. Head up the steps to the west where they came from to find a crate . Continue south and at the fork go west to find a pile of bones and chest guarded by a trap - simple . To the east a band of Tal-Vashoth led by an Officer will attack. Disarm the trap - simple and loot the Officer for Taamsala Eva then head north where a path will take you to raw lyrium and a chest containing Meraas .

Backtrack and go up the steps south to find silverite . Continue south to find the Tal-Vashoth leader and a band of others. Loot the Leader for Formula: Combustion Grenade then raid the area. Search the far east corner where the Leader was for a chest containing Red Grace . There is a chest where you entered the area and a crate to the south on the wooden platform. Move to the southwest corner to discover two more chests and the exit.

Clear out the caverns and be sure to loot the Tal-Vashoth leader for a crafting recipe.

Head to the Docks and go the eastern portion, the Qunari Compound. Observe The Qunari monument then approach Javaris in the back. In the end you are denied but still paid. You can talk to the Arishok afterwards to gain some insight as to his reasoning.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    24 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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