Investigate the Shards is a war table scouting operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Acquisition Edit

Part of the side quest Shard Collector which becomes available when the Inquisitor finds their first shard.

Operation text Edit

Sister Leliana,

The shards acquired by the Herald of Andraste are unlike anything I've encountered. Though ancient in origin, few have been recovered before now. The Breach must have disrupted whatever ancient magic was concealing them from view.

I have heard of one scroll that mentions the shards. It belonged to the Circle Tower in Markham. However, after the Circles fell, the Sorrell family seized many of the valuables as compensation for donations made after their mage son was taken there. They intend to sell the scroll, along with everything else, at private auction.

Enchanter Renaud

Hastily scrawled below:


If this ancient magic is tied to the Breach, or can offer some advantage against it, we need to know. Can you get us into that auction?


Advisor suggestions Edit

Connections - Instant - Power cost: 4 Edit

A few well-placed rumors should incite bidding wars on other items, leaving the scroll for us.

Secrets - N/A Edit

Not participating in this mission.

Forces - N/A Edit

Not participating in this mission.

Result Edit

Sister Leliana,

With thanks to our lady ambassador, I was able to study the scroll. The reference is vague, but it implies a connection to a temple, possibly elven. I followed the lead and believe one such temple stands in an oasis in the Western Approach. As to what may lie within, I cannot say. Reports of the place are cut off or have pages missing. I have yet to find a reliable, firsthand account. Perhaps our soldiers can provide a better one.

Enchanter Renaud

Rewards Edit