After leaving the Alienage, the ogre you enthralled was swallowed in a crush of swarming darkspawn and got separated from you. It is now trapped behind the gate that grants access to the Palace District. Upon entering the district, turn right, where you can see the imprisoned Ogre. There are many dwarven soldiers and Qunari missionaries, a ballista and a chest with a Reinforced Magus Cowl. Clear the area, then head left and up the stairs.
On your way to the stairs you will encounter Kardol. Kill him to get the Shield of the Legion and Totem (gift). Once Kardol's out of the way, head up the stairs to find several more qunaris and dwarves, along with a Steel Golem. (There's also another ballista up here, but it won't pose a threat as the dwarf manning it will be killed by a missile before you get to it.) After killing everything in sight, go east and then south to the portcullus. There will be several Innocent Men and Women mixed in with the rest of the enemies—it's best to clear the area completely before raising the portcullis. Pull the two levers (one on each side) to raise the portcullis and free the ogre and a Blight Wolf. If you still have a full party, kill two of the thralls so that you can enthrall both the ogre and the wolf (the blight wolf is one of the thralls that you will need in order to earn the Enthralling achievement.) Once the gate is raised another ogre will appear to assist in the battle.
Rewards EditMalign Staff
Ironbark (Tier 5)
Damage: 5.60 (Physical)
Armor penetration: 36.00
+2.5 mana regeneration in combat
+20% fire damage
+10% spirit damage - Looted from a chest. Reinforced Magus Cowl
More like a helm than most, this restrictive cowl was likely with a very specific need in mind. There are no visible runes, but the unknown monogram "L.X." glows slightly when viewed peripherally.
+20 mental resistance
-1 dexterity - Looted from a chest. Shield of the Legion
Red Steel (Tier 5)
Requires: 28 strength
Strength modifier: 1.00
+15% spirit resistance
+2 armor penetration
Chance to avoid missile atacks - Dropped by Kardol. Totem
A small wooden totem with figures of demons and other strange beasts carved into it.
- Dropped by Kardol.