Aiding Kirkwall is a war table operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Acquisition Edit

Available once An Ally from Starkhaven, Here Lies the Abyss and Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts are completed. Sebastian Vael must have been recruited in Dragon Age II and Anders must have been killed by Hawke.

Operation text Edit

The tumult of the mage rebellion has been quelled. However, the city where it all began, Kirkwall, still suffers from the consequences of the fanatic Anders' actions. Kirkwall was once my home; it was the home of Grand Cleric Elthina, who was a mother to me and so many others. I will not watch it languish. Starkhaven will soon embark on a mission of aid. We will send troops and workers to assist in the rebuilding and restoration of the city. I humbly entreat the Inquisition for help in this endeavour.

Sebastian Vael

Advisor suggestions Edit

Note: The time listed is the time it takes with no agents.

Josephine - 1:00:00 Edit

I will plead for assistance from our supporters around Thedas. Restoring Kirkwall, a symbol of all that's happened, could be a significant act that cements our alliances.

Leliana - 0:48:00 Edit

Corypheus is still threatening Thedas. Kirkwall has survived this long; it can do so for a while longer.

Cullen - 1:00:00 Edit

Red lyrium may present an obstacle to rebuilding the city. Our soldiers can assist in its removal.

Results Edit

Josephine Edit

Our plea for aid has earned us great praise. Many see our willingness to commit to Kirkwall’s restoration as reinforcement of our commitment to restoring order to all of the world. First Kirkwall and then all of Thedas.

Leliana Edit

The prince is undeterred. Let him amuse himself with his pet project.

Cullen Edit

Rebuilding efforts are progressing well, but there is little we can do about the red lyrium. It seems impossible to destroy. The Gallows, where it is most concentrated, must be placed under quarantine. Our soldiers are handling it as we speak.


Rewards Edit

Josephine Edit

  • 30 Influence
  • Bane of Red Crossing icon Andruil's GiftAndruil's Gift
    Unique Bow
    She took the gathering storm, trapped its fury in golden limbs, and strung it with the screams of the south wind.
    Andruil, blood and force, your people pray to you. Grant that your eye may not fall upon us. Spare us the moment we become Your prey.

    Requires: Level 15

    Damage: 125-126 Electricity
    +28% Attack
    +24% Critical Chance
    Electricity Enchanted: All attacks deal electricity damage and have a chance on hit to paralyze the target
    (Trespasser DLC) (Obtained only Influence, no Andruil's Gift [PC, PS4])

Leliana Edit

  • 30 Influence
  • No rewards (Trespasser DLC)

Cullen Edit

  • 60 Influence (Obtained Ruby, no Influence [PS4]; Obtained only The Knight's Second, no Influence [PC, PS4])
  • Knight's Second icon The Knight's SecondThe Knight's Second
    Unique Shield
    The shape of this shield suggests a Marcher origin, and the style was one common to knights and nobles along the Amaranthine Coast during the Black Age. Its heraldry is curiously absent, and the faintest shimmer of lyrium proves the Formari had a hand in its forging. The outer face is scarred from blows beyond counting, but the inside is perfectly smooth except near the center, where "I'm sorry" is etched in small letters.
    Requires: Level 15

    Armor: 26
    +30% Front Defense
    +6% Melee Defense
    Guardian Spirit: blocks one melee attack every 30 seconds
    (Trespasser DLC)