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You must have imported a save from Dragon Age: Origins with Warden's Keep in which you spared Avernus (note that placing restrictions on his research affects only the text of the codex entry and nothing else about the quest). Playing through Awakening is not required. If you have, you will find the body of a messenger surrounded by bandits and spiders in the northwestern pass of the Wounded Coast. Loot the body to start the quest. It will contain:Grey Warden Documents
Requires: 18 magic
+1 mana/stamina regeneration rate Avernus's Experimental Draught
Whoever consumes this elixir gains greater mastery over the body's potential.
Attribute points: +2
Attribute points: +2
The documents will contain a number of letters.
The first letter is from the Warden Commander of Ferelden telling the messenger to immediately take the enclosed letters to Weisshaupt Fortress, relying on a contact in Kirkwall who can be contacted through a dead drop in Lowtown during the day if the road from Kirkwall is blocked or too dangerous. The second is from Avernus to the Warden Commander of Ferelden vaguely discussing important details of his enclosed and cyphered research, inspired by information given to him about The Architect, which he feels the First Warden must be made aware of as soon as possible.
To complete the quest, simply travel to the alley next to The Foundry in Lowtown during the day. The dead drop will be surrounded by another group of bandits. Kill them, and deliver the letters.
Following the completion of the quest, Hawke will receive a letter of thanks along with some gold.
Rewards EditDark Epiphany
- 2 50 (pc confirmed) sent to your home attached to a letter from the Grey Wardens. (2 in version 1.02)
- 2 attribute points from the potion found on the messenger.