The Absent Mistress is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins. It is the first burglary of the Crime Wave quest line.

Acquisition Edit

Lady Sophie, Arl Rendon Howe's lover, is visiting the country and her room in the Gnawed Noble Tavern is empty. The first bulgary requires the Warden to break in the room and retrieve the valuable items. For this information Slim Couldry requires 1DAO goldpiece trans, however if the Warden had already broken into that room, then he will apologize, return the money and say that he will do better next time.

Walkthrough Edit

Once you enter the tavern, Lady Sophie's room is the last one in the eastern corridor. She also has a guard posted in the beginning of the hallway to keep her room safe; however, the guard is eagerly waiting for her shift to end and is not paying attention. The staff of the tavern will also not intervene if the Warden attempts to break in. The door in Lady's Sophie's room requires Mechanical Expertise or the equivalent in cunning and the chest inside requires Device Mastery.

Inside the room the Warden can find a book which gives Codex entry: Rivain. Looting from any containers will mark the quest as completed. The following items can be found in the chest with the quest marker (may vary a bit):

Tre ico silk carpet Silk CarpetSilk Carpet
A carpet woven from fine silk thread.
Tre ico diamond DiamondDiamond
A brilliant cut, colorless stone.
Rgt ico deepmush Deep MushroomDeep Mushroom
Fungi found underground in close proximity to lyrium veins. In addition to their restorative properties, they can also be made into poisons.

Use: After chewing a deep mushroom, warriors and rogues regain a small amount of stamina. Mages gain no benefit from chewing deep mushrooms.
2DAO goldpiece trans 0DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans