Emrys is the oldest son of Yevhen and works as a merchant. While near thirty, according to Dera, he is bossed around and cowed by his younger brother Iwan. He was hit hard by his biological mother's death, according to Yevhen.
Yevhen, a dwarven merchant, desperately asks Hawke to retrieve his three sons who have gone down into the Deep Roads, by themselves, in search of treasure. Once down there, Hawke will find Yevhen's middle son, Emrys, sitting in front of a locked door. He will explain that his younger brother, Iwan, locked the youngest brother, Merin, in a room full of darkspawn before running off to find the treasure. Hawke then tells Emrys to go back to his father and must now choose which brother to save. If Hawke goes around the locked door and goes to the room Merin is locked in, Hawke and company must help him fight off a small troop of Darkspawn. This act will save Merin who will then go back to his father. However, doing this will result in Iwan's death. Alternatively, Hawke can by-pass Merin's tomb and run straight to Iwan. Helping Iwan fight off his darkspawn will result in Merin's death.