This operation will become available once you have met the following conditions:
- Complete the side quest Call Me Imshael
- Recruit Michel de Chevin as an agent for Cullen (Forces)
- Complete the war table operation Assigning Michel de Chevin
- Complete the main quest Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts with Gaspard de Chalons on the throne of Orlais, either Gaspard or Briala alone must be supported
Operation text Edit
It has come to our attention that Michel de Chevin now serves the Inquisition. Congratulations. His prowess as a warrior is matched only by his virtue. My preening courtiers could stand to learn something from him, and if he desires to return to court, I would welcome him. His feud was, after all, with Celene, not me.
Here is my offer. If Ser Michel accepts it, his past transgressions will be forgotten. He will be reinstated as a chevalier and given a place in my honor guard.
Emperor Gaspard de Chalons
Another note is appended, written in Leliana's hand:
Michel's allegiance is to Orlais above all. Trust that Gaspard has sent a similar letter to Michel himself. If we keep him here, the thought that it is the Inquisition holding him back will be planted in his mind. We let Michel go, Gaspard gains a chevalier and applause for his mercy---Gaspard wins. Michel stays with us, Gaspard turns him resentful and gains a spy---Gaspard wins yet again. Tread carefully.
Advisor suggestions Edit
Well, this is wonderful news! Michel will be delighted. I believe that allowing him to return to the Imperial Court will cement the alliance between the Inquisition and the new emperor.
Gaspard wishes an advantage over the Inquisition? Let us give him one. Let Michel go, and feed him believable lies about our operations. Gaspard dances to our refrain, all the while thinking he has the upper hand.
We can't lose Michel. He is a valuable asset to the Inquisition. With Orlais stable for now, the Inquisition's needs come first. Besides, I do not believe Michel has great love for Gaspard.
It has been interesting, returning to Val Royeaux where Gaspard de Chalons reigns. Celene's court is still fresh in my mind, and the differences are stark. But it feels good to have a place of honor again. I will not forget that it is the Inquisition that aided this matter.
Ser Michel de Chevin
Perfect. All is in place.
I am disappointed by this decision. However, I understand that all strong men are needed to fight the battle against Corypheus.