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Dragon Age Inquisition
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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 (????) 22-09-2018 / 21:37 GMT

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War Table

War Table

Inner Circle Operations

Blackwall

Utilize the Grey Warden Treaties

Requirements This operation appears once Blackwall is recruited.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 30 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 5 Iron
Secrets None
Forces None
**Details:** Blackwall has in his possession Grey Warden treaties, which the Inquisition might be able to use to obtain the resources it needs to improve itself. Josephine can be put in charge of invoking the treaties in as diplomatic a way as possible.

Conscript for the Inquisition

Requirements Blackwall was recruited, Haven was destroyed.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 1 Round Pommel
Secrets 1 Round Pommel
Forces 1 Round Pommel
**Details:** The appearance of an ancient darkspawn magister makes the Grey Warden treaties more relevant to the Inquisition. What you choose to obtain with the treaties is up to you. Cullen will use them to bolster Inquisition forces, Josephine uses them to ask for donations from noble allies, and Leliana will use them to gain information for the Inquisition.

The Consequences of Blackwall’s Lie

Requirements Saw Blackwall on the gallows in Val Royeaux, used the Grey Warden treaties before.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred None
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces None
**Details:** Blackwall’s revelation has made some of your allies upset, as the “conscription” done by the Inquisition was based on a lie. Josephine believes reparations should be made—this will get the Inquisition nothing but may appease your allies. Cullen prefers a more practical approach; based on your actions at Adamant, the Wardens are now your allies, or banished from Southern Thedas and their assets seized by the Inquisition. Either way, the commander believes this entitles you to use the treaties with impunity. Allowing him to handle it will give the Inquisition more gold.

Cole

Locate Rhys and Evangeline

Requirements Available after talking to Cole about Rhys and Evangeline at Skyhold.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces 30 Influence
**Details:** Cole’s friends Rhys and Evangeline were not present at the Conclave. Complete this operation to rescue them.

Deploy Rhys and Evangeline

Requirements Complete **Locate Rhys and Evangeline** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections None
Secrets 30 Spirit Essence
Forces 30 Influence
**Details:** Once the rescue is complete, you can then deploy Rhys and Evangeline as Inquisition agents as you see fit. Cole will approve of your actions, and there is no wrong way to complete this short chain of operations.

Cullen

Aid those Impacted by the Civil War

Requirements **Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts** complete, some points in the Forces Perk tree.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence
**Details:** The Imperial Army is prepared to aid the Inquisition but must first deal with demons within their own borders. Cullen suggests sending your own soldiers to fight demons. Josephine suggests petitioning the Chantry to provide shelter for civilians, while Leliana’s agents can divert travelers from dangerous areas. Choose Cullen as direct cooperation with the Imperial soldiers will encourage them to work with you again.

An Offer from the Imperial Army

Requirements Completed **Aid those Impacted by the Civil War** with Cullen.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces 30 Influence
**Details:** Chevalier Ducet remembers the Inquisition’s soldiers helping with the demons. He offers to assist your soldiers as they fight Red Templars in Val Foret. Only Cullen is available for this operation.

Diverting Soldiers in the Frontbacks

Requirements Keep in Crestwood claimed, many points in the Forces perk tree.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections 1 Maker’s Bride Cameo
Secrets None
Forces 60 Influence
**Details:** Sister Paulette and a group of injured Inquisition soldiers are holding off Avvar in the Frostback Mountains. Word can be sent to soldiers near their location, however said soldiers are in pursuit of Red Templars with civilian captives. Cullen will opt to pursue the red templars and captives. The captives will be freed but Sister Pauline and the soldiers are lost. Pursuit through the Mountains becomes available. Josephine will opt for helping Sister Pauline and the injured soldiers. The sister and soldiers are saved, but the red templars’ trail is lost. Thanks from a Chantry Sister becomes available.

Pursuit Through the Mountains

Requirements Complete **Diverting Soldiers in the Frostbacks** with Cullen.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections None
Secrets 1 Masterwork Inscribed One-Handed Haft, 120 Influence
Forces 1 Masterwork Inscribed One-Handed Haft, 120 Influence
**Details:** Inquisition soldiers were able to uncover information on Red Templar movements. Cullen or Leliana can set up an attack. Either way, the attack is a success.

Thanks From a Chantry Sister

Requirements Complete **Diverting Soldiers in the Frostbacks** with Josephine.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets None
Forces 60 Influence
**Details:** Sister Pauline offers to assist the Inquisition as thanks for rescuing her from the Avvar. You may choose to accept the offer or release her from obligations. All choices result in some sort of reward.

The Iron Bull

Choose Successor in Lydes

Requirements Recruited the Iron Bull, and Bull remains a member of the Qunari in good standing.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections None
Secrets 10 Spindleweed
Forces 30 Influence
**Details:** In these operations, you have the chance to manipulate events in order to determine who becomes the next Duke of Lydes. There is no way to fail these operations. Simply eliminate one candidate in each operation. The victor will provide a token of their gratitude.

Choose Successor in Lydes: Caralina

Requirements Complete **Choose Successor in Lydes** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 1 Ancestral Shield of Lydes
Forces None
**Details:** Provides Ancestral Shield of Lydes if made Duchess.

Choose Successor in Lydes: Monette

Requirements Complete **Choose Successor in Lydes** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets None
Forces 1 Ancestral Blade of Lydes
**Details:** Provides Ancestral Blade of Lydes if made Duchess.

Choose Successor in Lydes: Jean-Gaspard de Lydes

Requirements Complete **Choose Successor in Lydes** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred None
Connections 1 Ancestral Shield of Lydes
Secrets 1 Ancestral Blade of Lydes
Forces None
**Details:** Provides Influence if made Duke.

The Iron Bull: Hunter Fell Operation Chain

Investigate Hunter Fell

Requirements Recruited the Iron Bull, player has been made Inquisitor, and Bull remains a member of the Qunari in good standing.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15 mins
Preferred None
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces None
**Details:** You learn about possible Venatori agents in the Nevarran city of Hunter Fell.

Continue Investigation

Requirements Complete **Investigate Hunter Fell** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence
**Details:** Gain more clues about the secret Venatori agent.

Identify Venatori Agent

Requirements Complete **Continue Investigation** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 1440 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 1 Elfsnake Vitaar, 100 Influence
Forces 60 Influence
**Details:** Follow Leliana’s advice. She is, after all, your spymaster.

The Iron Bull: Venatori Fire Ship Operation Chain

Failed Assassination Attempt Inquiry

Requirements Completed **Demands of the Qun** and gained an alliance with the Qunari. **Here Lies the Abyss** or **Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts** complete.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 1 Firm Pommel
Secrets 1 Firm Pommel
Forces 1 Firm Pommel
**Details:** The best option here is to use Josephine. Any other choice will cause diplomatic incidents that will slow your team down.

Follow Venatori Assassins

Requirements Complete **Failed Assasination Attempt Inquiry** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections 1 Magister Fire Staff, 60 Influence
Secrets 1 Magister Fire Staff, 60 Influence
Forces 1 Magister Fire Staff, 60 Influence
**Details:** Follow Leliana’s advice and send the Ben-Hassrath through the Brecilian forest. Note that if you have made two wrong choices, you may not even unlock the final operation in the chain.

Stop Venatori Fire Ship

Requirements Complete **Follow Venatori Assassins** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections 1 Templar Commander Armor, 60 Influence
Secrets 1 Templar Commander Armor, 60 Influence
Forces 1 Templar Commander Armor, 60 Influence
**Details:** Follow Cullen’s advice and use the Qunari fleet to stop the fire ship. Assuming you have chosen correctly, they will take down the Venatori before they can set fire to the city of Denerim.

The Iron Bull: Venatori Spymaster Operation Chain

Find Spies in Skyhold

Requirements Completed **Stop Venatori Fire Ship** (successfully or not).
Power Cost 0
Time Required 15 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections None
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces 60 Influence
**Details:** If you do not want to risk losing operatives, follow Cullen’s advice and have the spy tried and executed. This ends the operation chain. If you want to take the risk, work with Leliana to track the spy to start a series of operations.

Track Spies in Val Royeaux

Requirements Complete **Find Spies in Skyhold** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections None
Secrets 1 Heavy Orlesian Army Armor
Forces 1 Heavy Orlesian Army Armor
**Details:** Val Royeaux is noisy and crowded, and Tallis says that it’s the perfect time to move agents in. Go with Cullen to increase your strength here.

Track Spies in Val Chevin

Requirements Complete **Track Spies in Val Royeaux** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 60 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections None
Secrets 1 Reinforced Bow
Forces 1 Reinforced Bow
**Details:** Val Chevin is more quiet, so go with Leliana to avoid attracting too much attention.

Track Spies in Nevarra

Requirements Complete **Track Spies in Val Chevin** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections None
Secrets 1 Amulet of Power
Forces 1 Amulet of Power
**Details:** If you haven’t gotten enough Ben-Hassrath agents so far, Tallis will warn you that you don’t have enough agents. Nevertheless, Nevarra isn’t safe for large numbers, and if you go with Cullen, you risk blowing your cover and ending the operation chain. Go with Leliana to keep moving quietly.

Track Spies in Vyrantium

Requirements Complete **Track Spies in Nevarra** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 1 Masterwork Archon Staff
Secrets 1 Masterwork Archon Staff
Forces 1 Masterwork Archon Staff
**Details:** Tallis will warn you about problems here, letting you know if you don’t have enough Ben-Hassrath strength, or if the Venatori are on high alert because of your activities already. The safest thing to do in this operation is have Josephine lower the Venatori alertness level rather than moving any agents in.

Destroy Venatori Spy Network

Requirements Complete **Track Spies in Vyrantium** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 1440 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections 120 Influence
Secrets 120 Influence
Forces 120 Influence
**Details:** Tallis will give you her final recommendation here, telling you whether it’s best to send in more agents or lower Venatori alertness. If she says that you have the numbers necessary to carry out your attack, then choose Josephine to avoid any risk of tipping off the Venatori. Otherwise, use Cullen or Leliana to send in agents. Good luck! If you succeed, you will have dealt a crippling blow to the Venatori spy network.

The Bull’s Chargers Operation Group

Investigate Redcliffe Castle

Requirements Available after Champions of the Just.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets 60 Influence
Forces None
**Details:** Choose Leliana to unlock the bonus operation, Deal with Venatori Ally.

Deal with Venatori Ally

Requirements Complete **Investigate Redcliffe Castle** with Josephine.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces None
Details None

Investigate Therinfal Redoubt

Requirements Available after **In Hushed Whispers** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections None
Secrets 3 Red Lyrium, 20 Influence
Forces 30 Influence
**Details:** Choose Josephine to unlock the bonus operation, Hunt Therinfal Redoubt Demon.

Hunt Therinfal Redoubt Demon

Requirements Complete **Investigate Therinfal Redoubt** with Leliana.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 3 Intense Spirit Essence, 30 Influence
Secrets 3 Intense Spirit Essence, 30 Influence
Forces None
Details None

Scout Haven Ruins

Requirements Available after **From The Ashes** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets None
Forces 30 Influence
**Details:** Choose Josephine to unlock the bonus operation, Locate Heretic Sister.

Locate Heretic Sisters

Requirements Complete **Scout Haven Ruins** with Josephine.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets 30 Influence
Forces None
Details None

Destroy Adamant Fortress

Requirements Available after **Here Lies the Abyss** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections 60 Influence
Secrets None
Forces 60 Influence
**Details:** Choose Cullen to unlock the bonus operation, Claim Grey Warden Cache.

Claim Grey Warden Cache

Requirements Complete **Destroy Adamant Fortress** with Cullen.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections None
Secrets 1 Grey Warden Shield
Forces 1 Grey Warden Shield
Details None

Meet Orlesian Mercenaries

Requirements Available after **Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces None
**Details:** Choose Josephine to unlock the bonus operation, Press Orlesian Nobles.

Press Orlesian Nobles

Requirements Complete **Meet Orlesian Mercenaries** with Josephine.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480 mins
Preferred Connections
Connections None
Secrets None
Forces None
Details None

Inflate Inquisition Numbers

Requirements Available after **What Pride Had Wrought** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 240 mins
Preferred Secrets
Connections None
Secrets 120 Influence
Forces 120 Influence
**Details:** Choose Leliana to unlock the bonus operation, Follow Venatori Map.

Follow Venatori Map

Requirements Complete **Inflate Inquisition Numbers** with Leliana.
Power Cost 0
Time Required 480 mins
Preferred Forces
Connections None
Secrets 1 Sentinel Staff
Forces 1 Sentinel Staff
Details None

Josephine

Strike a Bargain with Merchant Princes

Requirements Completed **In Your Heart Shall Burn** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 30 mins
Preferred None
Connections 30 Influence
Secrets None
Forces None
**Details:** The merchant-princes of Antiva claim they wish to aid the Inquisition with their access to trade routes and high-quality goods. Josephine has dealt with Antivan nobility all her life, so have her inspect this bargain for any pitfalls.

Stop War between Nevarra und Tevinter

Requirements Completed **Strike a Bargain with Merchant Princes** .
Power Cost 0
Time Required 40 mins
Preferred None
Connections 120 Influence
Secrets None
Forces None
**Details:** Tevinter and Nevarra are fighting over a contested piece of land along their border. Josephine is afraid it will escalate into full-scale war. Have her send diplomats to assist the Inquisition soldiers trying to make both sides see reason.