Rumors of Maleficarum is a war table operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Acquisition Edit

Requires completion of Champions of the Just. Becomes available upon moving to Skyhold.

Operation text Edit

We've all heard the rumors—blood mages in the Wending Wood. The Inquisition controls the templars, does it not? Surely it is your responsibility to act.

Tomas Fincher
Owner and proprietor of Fincher Textiles

An additional note appears at the bottom of the letter:


I've received several complaints from various merchants. No one has been able to verify these claims one way or another. A major trade route between Denerim and the now-thriving Amaranthine runs through this region. The arl of Amaranthine would consider it a personal favor if our templars investigated.


Advisor suggestions Edit

Note: The time listed is the time it takes with no agents.

Josephine - N/A Edit

Not participating in this mission.

Leliana - 0:15:00 Edit

Nowadays a mage sneezes and someone cries blood magic. My agents will investigate first—and if necessary, bring in templars.

Cullen - 0:12:00 Edit

Blood magic requires a quick, decisive response. Our templars can handle it.

Results Edit

Leliana Edit

A field report from the Wending Wood, delivered to Sister Leliana:

We found several murdered mages just off the road. The bodies had been dragged from the place they were killed, but not well hidden. It's possible someone wanted them discovered. A message, but for whom?

Victims were stabbed. Unclear whether it's the work of blood mages or if local merchants decided to deal with the "rumors" themselves. We'll have templars sweep the surrounding area as a precautionary measure.


Cullen Edit

A field report from the Wending Wood, delivered to Commander Cullen:

We found several murdered mages just off the road. If the victims were blood mages, there were no obvious signs—no cuts on the palms or the like—but it's difficult to say. The victims appear to have been stabbed. It's possible maleficarum are responsible, using their fellows to power some ritual. It's also possible these were former Circle mages, killed by ordinary men over hearsay.

We will continue sweeps of the Wending Wood to ensure safe passage for future travelers.

Knight-Captain Briony

Rewards Edit

Both advisors Edit

  • Corrupting rune Icon Corrupting RuneCorrupting Rune
    Inflicts bonus damage against humanoids, beasts, and animals on each weapon strike.

    +20 Damage vs. Living
  • Unlocks False Accusations