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Dragon Age Inquisition
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Boccia, Greg Wright, Claire Farnworth
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth, Lynette James, Greg Wright, Greg Boccia
First Published: 18-12-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 19-03-2018 / 06:38 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 23-10-2018 / 08:26 GMT

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Inner Circle Quests

Inner Circle Quests


The Forgotten Boy

Quest Giver Requirement Reward
Cole Reach Skyhold Cole joins the Inquisition
Solas, Vivienne, and Cassandra are debating about who Cole could be. It turns out that he is a spirit and he has deep ties to the Fade. You can choose to recruit him, this will gain approval with Solas and disapproval with Vivienne.

Dialogue Choice

If you prefer, although the truth is somewhat more complex.

  • He helped us. ( Solas +1, Vivienne -1 )

  • How complex?

  • If he’s a demon, he’s gone. ( Solas -1, Vivienne +5 )

  • Explain more of possession.

  • What of demons at the Breach? ( Solas +1 )

  • I’ll talk with him.

  • I’ll get rid of him. ( Solas -1, Vivienne +5 )

Recruit Cole ( Solas +5, Vivienne -5 )

Make Cole Leave ( Solas -20, Vivienne +5 )

Subjected to His Will

Quest Giver Requirement Reward
Cole Complete **Here Lies the Abyss** Experience, 400 Influence, +3 Power
This is an odd, but very good quest. Upon seeing what happened to the demons at Adamant, Cole is deeply concerned and asks you for help against being bound. Agree to help to get the **Obtain Amulet for Cole** War Table Operation.

Dialogue Choice

He won’t bind me. He’s a mage, and he likes demons, be he won’t help.

  • What’s wrong?

  • Seriously?

  • No. ( Solas +1 )

  • We’ll protect you. ( Cole -1 )

  • We’ll figure something out. ( Solas +1 )

  • You may need to leave. ( Solas -1, Cole -1 )

  • That’s true for everyone.

  • What if binding changes you?

Once you have completed the operation, go give the amulet to Cole. This starts a scene with Solas and Varric where you’ll have some dialog (you can get some slight approvals / disapprovals by agreeing or disagreeing with Solas or Varric here). In the end… it doesn’t work. This automatically leads to the next scene at Redcliffe.

Dialogue Choice

It is simple enough. You put it on, I charge it with magic, and you should be protected.

  • All right, if Cole is sure. ( Solas +1 )

  • You think this will work?

  • Do it. ( Solas -1, Cole -1 )

  • Cole is a demon. ( Solas +1, Varric -1 )

  • I don’t know what Cole is.

  • Maybe Varric is right. ( Solas -1 )

  • We’ll investigate.

  • So we’re off hunting.

  • This is a distraction.

  • I care about results. ( Solas -1 )

  • I agree, Varric. ( Varric +1 )

  • No, Solas is right. ( Solas +1 )

Here you will be faced with a choice and learn about Cole’s past (which is very eye-opening). You can either side with Solas or Varric here (also with approvals). Pick one and enjoy the scenes. The quest will end back at Skyhold.

Dialogue Choice

He killed me. He killed me. That’s why it doesn’t work. He killed me, and I have to kill him back!

  • Cole, wait. ( Varric +1 )

  • I don’t understand.

  • We’ll take care of it.

  • Solas, what do you think?

  • Varric, what do you think?

  • I still don’t understand.

  • Cole must forgive this. ( Solas +5, Varric -5, Cole +1 )

  • Cole needs to grow. ( Solas -5, Varric +5, Cole +1 )

Chose Spirit

  • Are you happy, Cole?

  • I’m with Varric on this. ( Varric +1 )

  • I can’t understand him.

Chose Human

  • We’ll help.

  • I have no idea.

  • You don’t. ( Varric -1 )