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Back Alley Justice is a quest received from the Chanter's Board located in Denerim. There are three groups of criminals roaming around Denerim, and it is your job to handle the situation.

Walkthrough Edit

Travel to the following locations on the Denerim City Map:

In each area, you fight a group of thugs led by a "Gang Leader." They will use the following skills against you.

Bandit Skills
Archers Dual-Wielders Weapon-and-shield Two-handed (Gang leaders only)
Talent arch aim Aim
Talent arch scattershot Scattershot
Talent arch criticalshot Critical Shot
Talent arch shatteringshot Shattering Shot
Talent-PreciseStriking icon Precise Striking
Talent dw momentum Momentum
Talent dw cripple Cripple
Talent dw flurry Flurry
Talent-PreciseStriking icon Precise Striking
Talent wns shieldpummel Shield Pummel
Talent wns assault Assault
Talent wns shieldcover Shield Cover
Talent 2h powerfulswings Powerful Swings
Talent 2h destroyer Destroyer
Talent 2h sunderarmor Sunder Armor
Talent 2h criticalstrike Critical Strike

After defeating all three groups, return to any Chantry representative for your reward.

Rewards Edit

  • 175 XP
  • 4 DAO goldpiece trans

If you approach Sergeant Kylon he will say he has something for you. Talk to him and you get:

  • 50 XP
  • 4 DAO goldpiece trans

Notes Edit

  • This quest will appear under the "Denerim" quest heading, rather than the "Chanter's Board" heading.
  • You may have a chance to obtain Red Jenny Seekers on the Gang Leader's corpse in the Dark Alley.
  • Each of these areas is also associated with other sidequests. You can start The Last Request in the Run-Down Back Street by looting the dead templar's journal.

Bugs Edit

The bug mostly seems to occur when traveling to one of the districts involved in the quest before accepting it from the Chantry board, e.g. when completing the Dereliction of Duty quest which also occurs in one of the areas in question. The scripted fight will still occur at that location and the quest will be added to the player's journal, but when the quest is updated a number of problems may occur, such as failing to register the fight or not adding the other locations to the map. When Blood of Warning is active parallel to this quest, the gang may not spawn in the Dirty Back Alley.

Note: There is actually a workaround for this bug, but you'll need the Dragon Age toolset to do so. See the BioWare forum post.


Another bug is that the Dirty Back Alley will not show up as a location on Denerim's map when you accept the Back Alley Justice quest.

The quest may not move to your "Completed Quests" log even after you have finished it.

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