Mistress Poulin is an Orlesian noble and ruler of the town of Sahrnia in Emprise du Lion. She is also the owner of the nearby quarry and the mining trade has long been a major source of income for the town.
Poulin could see that thanks to the War of the Lions, the trade which sustained Sahrnia was dead and the town was collapsing under the economic strain. When the Red templars approached her with an offer to buy citizens of Sahrnia from her to work the quarry and mine Red lyrium. Knowing the Red Templars would likely kill her and take the villagers anyway if she refused, Poulin agreed and used the profits to sustain the citizens who remained. Eventually her treachery is discovered by the Inquisition when they assault the Red Templars at Suledin Keep as part of an offensive to secure Emprise du Lion. Poulin is imprisoned by the Inquisition and brought to Skyhold for judgment by the Inquisitor. The Inquisitor may:
- Seize Poulin's financial assets for House Trevelyan (Human Inquisitor only)
- Grant Poulin a pardon and release her
- Sentence Poulin to hard labour
- Execute Poulin
- Have Poulin use her funds to rebuild Sahrnia (must have completed Quarry Quandary)