He asks the Warden to fulfill an assassination contract titled "Mercenary Hunt", which requires the elimination of the Kadan-Fe.
- "Kadan" in the Qunari language is a term for someone who is valued highly. The Warden is called this for retrieving Asala, it means something like "friend" or "comrade".
- The Kadan-Fe use shields which bear the emblem of Gwaren, Loghain's teyrnir. It is not clear how they acquired these shields, though given how the other quests relate to people helping Howe and Loghain, it's likely they were hired on by Loghain and outfitted accordingly. Ignacio heavily implies they were at least on Loghain's side, since he states that every contract the Warden performed was ultimately a gain for the Warden.