Becomes available after completion of Rumors of Maleficarum.
Operation text Edit
Your concerns regarding the lack of conclusive evidence found in the Wending Wood incident were well placed.
Rumors of blood magic drew out our templars—as intended, it seems. Some mages say our men were responsible for the murders. More templar zealots persecuting the innocent. What's worse, another murder was reported shortly after our people left. Lady Dahlia claims the victim was her daughter—not a mage at all, although it's rumored she sympathized with their plight. Witnesses say a templar sigil was found nearby.
After the events in Kirkwall and the fighting in the Hinterlands, people fear extremists on both sides. If word spreads that we've lost control of the templars—as the Chantry did before us—we may lose support from the nobility in Amaranthine. Or worse, Denerim.
Advisor suggestions Edit
Lady Dahlia claims ignorance of her daughter's political leanings. I doubt that's true.
Leliana - 1:00:00 Edit
My agents will infiltrate the mage groups spreading the rumors.
Cullen - N/A Edit
Not participating in this mission.
Lady Dahlia's daughter did far more than sympathize with the mages' plight. Her former lover is a mage—with extremist tendencies, at that. This mage and his associates are stirring up anti-templar sentiment to discredit the Inquisition. He fears our association with the templars grants them too much power, posing a significant threat to what remains of the mage rebellion.
Fortunately, Lady Dahlia has agreed to quiet the accusations against our templars—provided we keep her daughter's indiscretions a secret.
We've discovered the source of the accusations leveled at our templars. A group of rebel mages with extremist leanings operates in the area. The group fears our association with the templars will permanently crush what remains of their rebellion. They've been actively working to stir up anti-templar and anti-Inquisition sentiment in the region.
Fortunately, we have enough evidence to clear the templars' name.
Both advisors Edit
- 60 Influence
- Unlocks Confront Mages in the Wending Wood operation