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Dragon Age: Inquisition


Claire Farnworth
Scott Peers

Before the Dawn

Quest Giver Requirement Reward
Cullen Allied with Mages. Completed **Red Water** 1,025 Experience, 400 Influence, 3 Power

You’ll need to go to the Emerald Graves and find three smuggler letters first:

  1. Outside Villa Maurel near the Andraste’s Mercy Landmark.

  2. At the edge of Stonewolf Green to the west of Briathos’ Steps Camp.

  3. There are several giants around this letter in the north.

With them collect return to Cullen. He determines that you need to raid Sahrnia Quarry . Head to Emprise du Lion and begin your march south from the Tower Camp. Your objective is to enter the three highlighted camps and defeat the Templars at the locations. You may as well be doing Rocky Rescue as well since the majority of these captives are in these locations too. Be sure to search the area for letters about Samson, you need them to clear the area.

With all three areas secure and letters in hand, return to Cullen. He wants you to speak with Dagna to question her about Samson’s armor. Turns out she just needs some time and resources, to the War Table it is to complete the operation Find Samson’s Weakness for Dagna. With it complete, return to Cullen to gain information on Maddox. You need to do another operation called Track Down Samson then return to Cullen. From here you must travel to the Shrine of Dumat where Samson is located.

In the initial area you’ll find numerous Red Templar Guard and Red Templar Horrors, focus on the latter first. Once they are defeated you’ll have to face a Behemoth, at least it’s alone. Don’t be afraid to use Potions, there is a Supply Cache just through the doors ahead. Knights and Horrors flank the left and right sides, take one out at a time so you don’t get sandwiched. Further in are two more Guards and Shadows, the Shadows join late. Loot the left side pile on the table to find Superb Corrupting Rune schematic.

Head through the door to find Maddox. After he slumps over you’ll need to locate the Bottles and the Letter on the table. Head into the next room and pick up the Tools off the table. With the information obtained, return to Cullen at Skyhold to complete this lengthy quest.


Quest Giver Requirement Reward
Cullen Complete **Here Lies the Abyss** or **Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts** . Must have talked to Cullen about Lyrium withdraw and played chess. 1,025 Experience, 400 Influence, 3 Power

Go check up on Cullen at his tower, he isn’t there and his aide lets you know that he is meeting with Cassandra. Go to the blacksmith to interrupt the conversation.

Dialogue Choice

Forgive me.

  • Talk to me.

  • At least you missed.

  • I want an explanation.

  • Are you okay?

  • I know that.

  • So now what?

- I understand.

- You have bad timing.

- You're taking too many risks.

 - Good. Just do your job. ( **Cullen takes Lyrium** )

 - That would be best. ( **Cullen takes Lyrium** )

 - You don't need lyrium. ( **Cullen doesn't take Lyrium** )

 - No lyrium. That's an order. ( **Cullen doesn't take Lyrium** )
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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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