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Dragon Age: The Last Court is a text-based, free-to-play browser game that serves as an interquel between Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

The player takes on the role of the Marquis of Serault, a marquisate located on the western edge of Orlais. The Marquise (played as either The Huntress or The Scholar) guides Serault through a tumultuous part of its history, making decisions that affect not only the player but the region and its relation to the wider world. Affairs of court will be managed, and positions of counselor, lover, bodyguard, and other roles will be chosen.

The Last Court is available as part of Dragon Age Keep. The game is only available in English. While the choices made by the player in The Last Court is recorded in the Keep, they have no effect on the story in Dragon Age: Inquisition.[1] However, completing The Last Court will open up two war table missions in Inquisition and unlock a unique window that can be used to customise Skyhold.[2]


Last Court Gameplay screen

Dragon Age: The Last Court

The Last Court is a resource management game, with the player asked to make decisions and accept challenges, the odds of which depend on their attributes and the current state of the realm. The goal is to accumulate Secrets, Trophies, and Viands with which to impress Divine Justinia V when she visits. The game takes place over the period covering seven Market Days leading up to the visit.

The player starts with 20 actions, which replenish at the rate of 1 every 20 minutes. A resource called Dawn can be purchased for real-world cash to replenish actions.

Cards Edit

Main article: Action cards

The most common use of an action is to draw up to three cards, which can then be played. Cards can represent a generic visit from a subject, a visit from a subject bringing particular news, or a specific event in the realm. The player generally has a choice of one of several options per card, though some may be locked based on certain requirements. Most commonly, each option will lead to a series of choices, some involving risks called challenges.

On each Market Day the player will receive a draw of special cards. These cards can bring great rewards and open up cases for the player to investigate. Only one special card can be used on a given Market Day.

Last Court Attributes

Dragon Age: The Last Court Attributes

Attributes Edit

There are four main types of attributes in the game:

  • Health - This represents the Marquise's personal health. It is lowered by injuries and increased by rest and healing.
  • Skills (Rulership, Scholarship, Derring-Do, Woods-Wise, and Cunning) - These increase slowly over the course of the game. Most challenges involve a roll based on these characteristics. They can be boosted by recruiting subjects into your court as a Counsellor, Lover, Accomplice, or Bodyguard.
  • State of the Realm (Dignity, Freedom, and Prosperity) - These change quickly over the course of the game, increasing and decreasing regularly as decisions are made. Higher values indicate a healthier realm and may open new opportunities.
  • Threats (Peril, Twilight, and Rumors of Revolution) - These also change quickly. High values have negative effects, but also open opportunities.
Last Court Resources

Dragon Age: The Last Court resources

Resources Edit

The player has an inventory of resources, including:

  • Secrets, Trophies, and Viands - The goal of the game is to collect these.
  • Clues - A primary currency, these can be collected and then used to trade for other opportunities. Clues can be traded to boost your attributes via interaction with your subjects and are also used to progress story quest cards and can increase dignity, prosperity and freedom.
  • Bags of Royals
  • Authority - can be used to summon subjects and gain favors
  • Favors (owed to the player by one of the characters) - can be used to complete activities with the characters who owe them to the player

Characters Edit

The Marquise's subjects and other dignitaries appear regularly and some can be summoned to court. They can provide clues, perform specific services, train you in skills, and be recruited as part of your court. You need 2x Favor from respective character in order to recruit them.

Name Advisor Roles Advisor Bonus Spend Clues for... Favor Cost Spend Favor for...
Dowager The Acerbic Dowager Counsellor +20 Rulership +3 Rulership 5 Bag of Royals + Dignity
+ Authority
+ Rulership
+ Clues
Abbess The Elegant Abbess Counsellor, Lover +20 Scholarship -10 Twilight 20 Prosperity
4 Bag of Royals
+ Viands
+ Clues
+ Health
+ Scholarship
+ Clues
Cheerybaron The Cheery Baron Counsellor +20 Derring-Do -10 Rumors of Revolution 1 Viand
Knight The Kindly Knight Counsellor +20 Scholarship +3 Derring-Do or
+10 Freedom
3 Bags of Royals + Scholarship
+ Freedom
+ Clues
Smilingguildmistress The Smiling Guildmistress Counsellor +20 Rulership +10 Prosperity 1 Bag of Royals
10 Clues
20 Prosperity
+ Rulership
+ Cunning
+ Authority
Purveyor The Purveyor of Teas Accomplice +20 Cunning -10 Peril 5 Authority
+25 Peril
+25 Rumors of Revolution
+ Cunning
+ Clues
- Rumors of Revolutions
Pigfarmer The Well-Read Pig-Farmer Accomplice +20 Scholarship +3 Scholarship 20 Dignity
2 Authority
+ Authority
+ Dignity
+ Rulership
+ Clues
- Twilight
Silenthunter The Silent Hunter Bodyguard +20 Derring-Do +3 Woods-wise 1 Trophy + Authority
+ Dignity
+ Clues
- Peril
- Rumors of Revolutions
Wayward Bard The Wayward Bard Lover +20 Cunning +10 Dignity 5 Bag of Royals + Secret
+ Clues
Mercilessoutlaw The Dashing Outlaw Bodyguard, Accomplice +20 Cunning +3 Cunning 34 Prosperity
34 Dignity
+ Authority
+ Prosperity
+ Cunning
+ Clues
- Peril
+ Cunning
+ Woods-wise
+ Clues
His Dour Lordship His Dour Lordship,
Marquis of Alyons
Counsellor +10 Cunning
+10 Rulership
20 Dignity
Morrigansmall The Scornful Sorceress
The Muttering Banker The Muttering Banker
Wearybailiff2small Seneschal of Serault Counsellor +5 Derring-Do or +5 Cunning

Trivia Edit

Bugs Edit

  • New Market Day cards may come up after several days instead of 24 hours.

References Edit

  1. Bioware blog article "The Last Court Is Now Available" - "The Keep will record the choices and decisions you make in The Last Court, but [...] it won’t have an impact on your story in Dragon Age: Inquisition and is entirely optional."
  2. Bioware forums - The Last Court FAQ

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