Forest Stream is a scripted encounter in Dragon Age: Origins.

Background Edit

This encounter occurs after Leliana tells you about Marjolaine. You'll be attacked by an assassin and several minions. After you defeat him, a dialogue cutscene with him occurs, after which Leliana will talk with you which starts the Leliana's Past quest.

Enemies Edit

Strategy Edit

  • The quickest way to finish this battle is to concentrate all fire on the leader and ignore other enemies, as they will disappear when he is defeated. However, this prevents you from obtaining the experience from slaying his underlings.
  • If you have a mage with Force Field, use it on the leader at the very beginning of the battle, deal with the melee enemies, kill the witch (she won't attack until you go far enough down the path), go down and finish off last mercenary and mabari and only then slay the leader. If not, Paralyze, Misdirection Hex and similar spells will do.

Results Edit

  • If you tell Leliana that you will look for Marjolaine in Denerim as soon as possible:
    • If you let the Assassin Leader go Ico Appr Heart Leliana approves (+4
    • If you kill the Assassin Leader Ico Appr Heart Leliana approves (+2

Notable items Edit

Ico greatsword Qunari SwordQunari Sword
Red Steel (Tier 5)
Requires: 32 strength

Damage: 15.40
Critical chance: 2.10%
Armor penetration: 4.80
Strength modifier: 1.10
Rune slot Rune slot
- obtained from the Assassin Leader
Ico longbow Antivan LongbowAntivan Longbow
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 dexterity

Damage: 6.00
Critical chance: 1.00%
Armor penetration: 4.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
+1% ranged critical chance
- obtained from the Assassin Leader
x2 Rgt ico deathroot DeathrootDeathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.
Rgt ico elfroot ElfrootElfroot
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.

Notes Edit

  • ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360The bridge leading up to the last pair of enemies has a Fire Trap on it.

Bugs Edit

  • There is a Trap Trigger just past the bridge that sets off an explosion when the bridge is crossed. However, the trap is located too far beneath the ground to be disarmable.

Gallery Edit