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Red Run Streets is an Act 3 Gangs side quest in Dragon Age II.

Acquisition Edit

The Crimson Weavers are trying to take over Hightown (Night). Killing the majority of them will reveal the location of their hideout and leader.

Walkthrough Edit

Enter the Suspicious House and defeat the gang and its leader Jakeson Hall. Afterward, return to The Hanged Man and speak to A Friend for your reward.

Strategy Edit

This fight is very similar to the fight against Captain Qerth in Night Lies six years ago: Cold-immune enemies, large numbers, and even exactly the same map layout, so the usual choke/pull/kite tactics won't work. Fortunately, the only real threat is the Blood Mage, Jakeson Hall. He won't heal his reinforcements, he's much squishier than the previous occupant, and he doesn't get two similarly-armored Elites to show up and help him. A quick stun followed by a full-party assault will take him down. Fenris is an excellent choice here, in addition to Anders casting an upgraded Haste and using Elemental Weapons to add fire damage. Varric makes a suitable third for range and stun. Debilitating Poison on Fenris' blade will keep the reinforcements from doing too much damage, but the real problem is that a second Bloodrager will show up late in the battle, draining a weakened party, so be ready to go after her the same way you took down Jakeson. Having about 4-5 healing potions will really help in this fight, and you may even be able to grab a spare from the chest in the middle of the room.

Result Edit

You can now walk around Hightown at night without being ambushed by thugs.

Rewards Edit

  • Random loot
  • Battleaxe gold DA2 Top-Chop BrandTop-Chop Brand
    Battleaxe
    Red Steel
    Requires: Two-Handed
    33 strength

    Damage: 31 physical damage
    (51 per second)
    +102 attack
    +6% critical chance
    +10% physical damage
    (dropped by Jakeson Hall)
  • 2 DAO goldpiece trans
  • 500 XP
  • Should this be the last of the night-time quests that you turn in : 5 DAO goldpiece trans and 800 XP and the Woodsman's Ire axe will be given to you by A Friend, she will then depart. Note : There seems to be a bug in the game that changes the reward to 7 DAO goldpiece trans(2+5) and 1300 XP(800+500) and the Woodsman's Ire axe, then A Friend walks away and you receive again 5 DAO goldpiece trans and 800 XP and the Woodsman's Ire axe(again).

Notes Edit

  • A Friend only appears at night, in the back room of The Hanged Man. She will continue to give out rewards each time the player clears out a band of thugs in the subsequent side quests.
  • Like all nighttime gang quests, several waves of enemies will not appear unless you change area and come back. Also like all other such quests, the hideout location will be revealed even if 1-2 groups of gang members have not been cleared (so as not to be rendered impossible to complete if another quest npc is curretly blocking a group from spawning in a specific location).
  • The name of the quest is a play on the phrase "The streets will run red with blood.".
  • The thugs are generically named Bloodrager.
  • In the area The Viscount's Way, there's an unlocked chest containing (over)18 DAO goldpiece trans

Bugs Edit

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes a Bloodrager Thrall may become stuck at the Merchant's Guild (map marker) area of the district, it will be located behind one of the small statues on either side of the door in the northeast corner of the courtyard. Failure to kill it will prevent other groups from spawning.

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