A Noble Agenda is an Act 3 side quest in Dragon Age II.


The quest is received from Ser Marlein Selbrech in Hightown, after siding against Knight-Commander Meredith in the opening dialogue.

Walkthrough Edit

  • After receiving the quest, head to Darktown to the entrance of Hidden Supply Depot. Clear out the mercenaries and Templars. There are two locked chests available (1 standard and 1 complex, requiring 20 and 30 cunning to open and giving 100 and 150 experience respectively).
  • Head to Lowtown near Gamlen's House, and defeat Meredith's death squad.
  • Return to Hawke's Estate to check the writing desk, where there will be a message asking you to head to Lowtown at night to protect Ser Marlein at a meeting.
  • Defend Ser Marlein against Edgert the Hound, cementing the nobles' support.

Notes Edit

  • If you do not kill the Followers of She before going to meet Ser Marlein against Edgert the Hound, then you will need to fight the templars as well as the Followers of She.
  • Garahel's Helm is found within a chest in the Hidden Supply Depot after charging the remaining templars. The chest is standard level (requiring 20 cunning and resulting in 100 experience).

Rewards Edit

  • 3DAO goldpiece trans and 1200 XP after reading the message at Hawke's Estate (quest update)
  • 1200 XP from Ser Marlein after the fight (quest completion).
    • She says that she gives you something, but you don't get any items or coin.