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Dragon Age: Inquisition


Claire Farnworth
Scott Peers

Ah, the Forbidden Oasis. Forbidden for a reason, perhaps? Once the site of a bustling mining organization, all you will find here nowadays is sand… and plenty of it. The oasis is a welcome life-spring in an otherwise inhospitable desert, but also holds its share of secrets and of course, tears in the veil.

Crafting Materials

Common Rare Unique
Elfroot Dragonthorn
Spindleweed Wither Stalk
Blood Lotus Paragon’s Luster
Deep Mushroom


Name Name
Hyena Corrupted Spider
Corpse Corpse Archer

Codex Entries

Codex Location
Letters & Notes #68 - The Marker Claim “The Marker” landmark to the south of the Desert Camp.
Letters & Notes #11 A Miner’s Journal To the left of the Desert Camp, when you run into the stone wall, in a small camp.
Letters & Notes #70 - The Weight of War Gained when claiming “The Weight of War” landmark, to the east of Desert Camp.
History #79 - Worn Pillars Gained when claiming the “Worn Pillars” landmark.
Letters & Notes #61 - Spiral Mine Found by claiming the “Spiral Mine” landmark.
Letters & Notes #48 - Mysterious Book Found while exploring the highest reaches of the area (likely while shard hunting) between the two camps. You will need to energize a walkway between two cliff-tops at one point and can find this book on the second cliff-top past the newly formed walkway.
Letters & Notes #71 - Tracing from Temple Doors Found while doing the main quest in this area, “The Temple of Pride”.
Oculara Found in Solasan. Use the Veilfire then backtrack across the hall to find the Glyph.
An Apostate’s Message This is a Glyph found in the Spiral Mine, you’ll need to enter at the west end of the bottom layer to reach it. The place is dark with lots of braziers along the way.
The Journal of Paulette Deschant This is found in Envers Mining Camp on a crate.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Steam, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    18 December 2014
  • Last Updated
    24 January 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia, Greg Wright, Claire Farnworth

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This guide for Dragon Age: Inquisition offers a detailed walkthrough of the main story and all side quests associated with each region, detailing easily missed features and hidden lore secrets along the way. The guide also covers all three main DLC: Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser, and all dialogue choices throughout the game.

Inside this guide you will find:

  • Coming Soon! A detailed Character Builds section with coverage of all classes, skill trees, recommended armor, weapons, consumables, and much more!

  • A Walkthrough for all main story quests, detailing the consequences of your choices along the way.

  • Walkthrough for all DLC content, covering Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser.

  • Exploration sections for each region, including side quests, requisitions, collections and companion quests.

  • Comprehensive section on Dialogue Choices, covering both approval and romance options for companions.

  • Breakdown of Specialization Trainers, including where to find them and how to complete their missions.

  • Crafting section covering key locations for potions, tonics, grenades, and other materials.

  • An Equipment section, detailing where to find some of the best weapons and armor.

  • A Mounts section with descriptions of how to acquire them and when they become available.

  • Overview of Multiplayer including basic starting tips, coverage of characters, challenges, and loot.

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