This operation becomes available if you kill Florianne de Chalons at the end of the quest, Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts. When you sit at your throne upon your return to Skyhold, you will be asked to judge the remains of Florianne. Only the fourth option ("Ha! Community service!") leads to the operation.
Operation text Edit
Several of Grand Duchess Florianne's peers are maneuvering to claim her place at court. Or, at least, to try and cannibalize the largest portion of it. Their natures may be such that they will not see her fate as a cautionary tale. They may see how high she rose, and assume that they will be ever so much smarter when the time comes to "face their own Inquisitors." They should be reminded of the dangers.
Advisor suggestions Edit
You've seen how they are slaves to bureaucracy. Demand they attend the duchess's reception, as is usual for this time of year. I can see it now: the fashion is pine.
Arrange visitation. Not with you──with the duchess. I dare say that waking to find a boxed traitor on their bed tables will set each straight.
Since we are being barbaric, why not set her head on a pike? That was a joke──do not ask for her head on a pike! (sighs.) You want her head on a pike.
Such splendor at Grand Duchess Florianne's Pinewood Festival! The awkward silence! The spritzing of masking scents! And the wood? My goodness, the wood.
None of those attending will forget the folly or fate of the grand duchess. We will have no rivals from that quarter.
I would call our efforts a success, Inquisitor. The peers of Duchess Florianne are sufficiently frightened by her "visits" to have given up all attempt at following in her footsteps. In fact, we have been so effective at scaring the nobility, there is something of an urban legend arising because of us. They say if you whisper "last season" three times in your walk-in, the boxed duchess will appear, and you will be cursed to wear flat shoes.
She does, you know. It happened to an arl I knew, I dare you, (name).
Well, I cannot say I'm pleased, Inquisitor. Thanks to you, I now have a soldier whose sole job is to shake the duchess's head at social ne'er-do-wells. Was this truly necessary? I could have had a cherry of a "don't" sign delivered from Kirkwall in a matter of days. Or made here. I believe that Varric commands the rights. Regardless, I am not sure the problem was solved. Truth be told, now I forget what it was. So, job done.
Josephine / Leliana Edit
- 120 Influence
- 60 Influence
- The response note from Cullen about ordering some "Don't" signs from Kirkwall is a reference to dialogue in Dragon Age II between Varric and Guard-Captain Aveline. She asked Varric to write posters asking people not to break any laws, to which he replied it'd be more effective if she just hit people with a sign labeled "Don't."