As the Hurlock Vanguard you begin just inside the Denerim City Gates. Your goal is to fight your way through the area in order to get to the Market District, recruiting some party members along the way to assist you in battle.
This main quest serves as a sort of tutorial, teaching you how to use the Hurlock Vanguard's abilities and how best to utilize the abilities of the various darkspawn that you can recruit in this area.
Kill the crossbowmen attacking the ogre and then recruit it.
Use the ogre's Hurl ability to smash the two barricades.
Rewards EditSaw Sword
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 15 strength
Critical chance: 3.00%
Armor penetration: 3.50
Strength modifier: 1.00
+10% melee critical chance
+4 Attack - Found on Arl Howe. Steel Bracers
These steel bracers have exquisite carvings of warhounds on them.
- Gift found on Arl Howe. Large Bone
This large bone is of indeterminate origin. It still looks tasty.
- Gift found on Guard Dog.
Use the gifts to raise the approval of the Hurlock/Genlock. It's suggested to use both gifts on the same thrall so that (coupled with the approval gains from killing enemies) you can raise it to the maximum level before leaving the area; you will need to open a spot in your party at the beginning of the next stage.