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Operation text Edit
The confrontation with Mother Hevara in the Val Royeaux market had the desired effect—to a point. The Chantry’s condemnation of the Inquisition was lost amid a flurry of speculation over the actions of Lord Seeker Lucius, as well as a divide in the opinions of the remaining Chantry clerics. There are, however, clerics still loudly denouncing the Herald of Andraste. The Inquisition could leave them to their speeches, but dealing with them before the Chantry elects a new Divine could be of benefit.
Advisor suggestions Edit
A delicate hand is needed. We should focus on clerics who can be swayed, make their voices louder than those who oppose us.
These clerics were not at the Conclave for a reason - they all have secrets and weaknesses we should exploit.
We should send a contingent of Inquisition soldiers to the Grand Cathedral. They can offer protection, and their visibility will remind the clerics they are not out of our reach.
Diplomacy won the day. The clerics chosen to receive aid have been most appreciative, and have successfully drowned out our detractors. This caused an internal struggle—clerics hiring thugs to kill other clerics; I was forced to intervene. Such despicable behavior from those who aspire to the Sunburst Throne. The mood in the Grand Cathedral is tense, but for now the Chantry can be counted our political ally.
My diplomatic efforts were successful. Many clerics are appreciative of our help, those who despaired that others listened only to the loudest and most divisive voices. While the Chantry is a political ally for the moment, I should caution that there are clerics who believe this was a ploy to control the Divine Election. We have not heard the last from them.
It is done. I needed only a few examples, clerics who both spoke against the Inquisition and had unsavory secrets they were desperate to keep hidden. One even attempted to kill the agent who spoke to her, and the agent was forced to kill her in self defense. That went further than I would have liked, and may stiffen the Chantry’s resolve to oppose us in the long run, but for now they are cowed and can be counted our political allies.
It is done. As expected, the clerics who spoke most loudly against us where trying to cover... their lack of character. They are silenced, and the rest of the Chantry has taken note. They can be counted our political allies for now, at least until our detractors discover other ways to strike out. I will watch carefully for that moment.
Inquisition soldiers scuffled briefly with mercenaries hired to guard the Grand Cathedral. One of our agents, Ser Belinda Darrow, had the presence of mind to keep the conflict from turning into a bloodbath. She reported the clerics are safe, but cowed in the face of our soldiers; no matter what we say, they are convinced the Inquisition is there to dictate terms. The short-term effect is that we have silenced our detractors, and gained the Chantry's political support. The long-term effects? We shall see.
Some Chantry clerics were openly appreciative once Inquisition soldiers arrived at the Grand Cathedral. Without the templars, they’ve resorted to mercenaries to protect Chantry property from looting. Other clerics, however, fled in terror, assuming we were coming either to arrest or kill them. These are no longer a problem, and those who remain should provide valuable political support.
All advisors Edit
- 30 Influence
- If the operation is successful, the war table operation The University of Orlais will unlock. If the operation is unsuccessful, the war table operation Grand Cleric Iona will unlock instead.
- This operation cannot be completed after moving to Skyhold.
- The outcome of the operation in regards to "success" appears to be random; see here for more details.