Exotic Methods is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins.

Walkthrough Edit

In the Royal Palace of Orzammar, the very room which was formerly used by King Endrin's middle child. Lady Brodens has been poisoned and an antidote must be found. To finish this quest, a party member must be a master herbalist.

Speak to Herbalist Widron to acquire the quest. Once it is accepted, enter the herbalism screen to craft a potion.

Crafting the Dwarven Regicide Antidote requires Master Herbalism and the following ingredients:

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The common name for canavaris, this herb actually has little to do with elves other than being commonly collected and traded to outsiders by the Dalish. It is the primary ingredient in many healing salves.

Use: Chewing elfroot restores a small amount of health, and those with skill can use elfroot to make more potent elixirs.
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These rare rocks have existed in close proximity to lyrium ore, and as such, they have absorbed some of its traits. Lifestones enhance the natural properties of other materials used in item creation.
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These simple glass containers are able to hold many compounds, even unstable ones.
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Heatherum and Foxite are both common herbs in Ferelden. When distilled to be sufficient purity, they may be used as herbal agents to concentrate the effects of many potions, salves, and poisons.

All the ingredients can be purchased at Figor's Imports. Once the antidote has been made, speak with the sick dwarf (Lady Broden) to give her the potion and complete the quest.

Note: If you side with Prince Bhelen Aeducan (covertly or not) during the throne ascension, it will grant you access to Lady Broden's chamber much quicker than choosing to exclusively help Lord Harrowmont.

Rewards Edit

  • 150 XP
  • The recipe can create potions that cure Sleep and Paralysis (though it is impossible to drink potions while under the effects of either Sleep or Paralysis).

Notes Edit

Bugs Edit

  • pcIcon pcThe recipe for the antidote may not appear in the crafting screen, despite having Master Herbalism. Use of Console commands can solve this issue.
  • pcIcon pcIn previous versions of game if you finished the Main Orzammar Quest line before finishing this quest, you won't be able to turn it in since Lady Brodens and the Herbalist will bug out and vanish. However, this has been fixed, and even after completing paragon of her kind and choosing the king, you can complete this quest by having the antidote in your inventory/quick bar and clicking on the Lady patient instead of Herbalist, as dialogue with Herbalist doesn't initiates the treatment part.