During A Day In Court she is brought before the Warden-Commander for desertion, having been caught three miles from her post. She states that she had repeatedly asked for leave because her family is under threat from the darkspawn. Even if this had not happened during a time of war, the penalty for desertion would still be execution. The Commander can:
- Have her executed.
- Have her imprisoned for one year.
- Have her bring the family to Vigil's Keep and start over (this option results in her being released and she "promises" to return).
- Let the Seneschal decide (he will have Danella executed).
If Danella is executed, this decision may have an effect on the available choices during The Peasant Revolution and there will be some disgruntled soldiers of the Vigil's Keep among the rioters (see the quest page for more information). If Danella is imprisoned, it will be viewed as a just decision among the people. If Danella is released (allowed to leave and bring her family to Vigil's Keep) despite her desertion, it will encourage further desertions; this option will also have repercussions with the men during the final battle.