The Burden of Guilt is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. A merchant in the Blackmarsh betrayed several young women in exchange for treasures from the Baroness. Overpowered by guilt, he soon killed himself. The merchant's suicide note contained a map to his hidden cache.

Walkthrough Edit

This quest is received when The Warden-Commander finds an Ancient Note within the crates found near the dead Mabari dog. The quest leads the player to a barrel which is lying half buried in the ground. The treasure is located in a barrel near a dead log and a tear in the Veil.

Burden of Guilt treasure location

The yellow mark denotes the location of the treasure

Note: pcIcon pc Using the Tab button will show the location if you are near the treasure

Rewards Edit

Tre ico diamond DiamondDiamond
A brilliant cut, colorless stone.
Tre ico ruby RubyRuby
Deep red and nearly indestructible, these are prized by royalty.
Tre ico sapphire SapphireSapphire
A star-cut sapphire, almost the color of the night sky.

1DAO goldpiece trans

  • 500 XP

Exploit Edit

  • pcIcon pcThe experience is granted when the player interacts with the Treasure Barrel. By choosing to close the loot menu without looting the Barrel, the player can continue to interact with it to gain 500 XP each time the loot menu is opened. Allowing for infinite experience to be obtained.

See also Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Karsten Wilde's Last Testament