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The Mages' Collective is a group of magi, comprising of both Apostates and Circle mages, that conspire to operate outside the restrictions and oversight of the Chantry and the Templars.

Background Edit

It is described as a shadow-guild of sorts, wherein members can submit requests relating to either the practice of magic or something more mundane and have them seen to without judgement. This collective manages to work in relative secrecy, their members discreet and their clients anonymous. As of yet, this collective has seen no sanction from the templars, and there has been no sign that its members are practicing magic of which the Maker would not approve. Given the inherent danger in defying the Chantry (and thus risking being labeled an apostate or, worse, maleficarum), it is no surprise that dealing with the Mages' Collective can be risky (if profitable) business.

Involvement Edit

Leliana's SongEdit

Leliana may interact with the Collective by slaying some of their members and removing their wealth.

Dragon Age: OriginsEdit

There are several quests available through liaisons located in Denerim, Lake Calenhad, and Redcliffe Village.

Dragon Age: InquisitionEdit

The Collective took it upon themselves to study rifts in the Veil. Your Trainer is sent to Skyhold to teach The Inquisitor the specialisation of Rift Mage, if they are a mage. If the Inquisitor becomes a rift mage, the collective later approaches the Inquisition for a copy of the results from the study. The note may be sent to the collective or the Inquisition may offer to train several collective members in rift magic directly at Skyhold, rather than letting potentially dangerous magical research circulate openly.

Quests Edit

Lake Calenhad Docks Edit

Ico Quest Notice of Termination
Ico Quest Thy Brother's Killer
Ico Quest Herbal Magic
Ico Quest Places of Power
Ico Quest Careless Accusations

Redcliffe Village Edit

Ico Quest Justice Must Be Served/A Gift of Silence
Ico Quest Careless Accusations
Ico Quest Herbal Magic
Ico Quest The Scrolls of Banastor

Denerim Market District Edit

Ico Quest Blood of Warning
Ico Quest Have You Seen Me?
Ico Quest The Scrolls of Banastor

Other Edit

Ico Quest Defending the Collective/Defying the Collective

Locations of Mages Collective Liaisons & Bags Edit

Ico Village Redcliffe Village: On the dock at the southern end of town.
Note: The Chanter's Board, Blackstone Irregulars Quest Box, and Mages' Collective Bag will not appear until after the Village has been saved.
Ico Dock Lake Calenhad Docks: By The Spoiled Princess tavern.
Ico Denerim Denerim: In the Market District, behind Wade's Emporium.

Rewards Edit

  • 175 XP for each side quest
  • 1-5 DAO goldpiece trans per side quest, with an additional 95 DAO silverpiece trans at random chance (indicated by the liaison when he states, "A little something extra. For friendship.")

See also Edit

Ico Quest Find the Mages' Cache
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Mages' Collective
Plt ico signet ring2 Mages' Collective SignetMages' Collective Signet
Ring
A signet ring that bears the seal of the secretive Mages' Collective. Anyone suspected of membership in such a group would be judged harshly.

+2 magic
+10 spellpower
Quest icon DAI Way of the Rift Mage
Quest icon DAI Train

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