The Mercenary Fortress is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Mercenaries are stirring unrest in the Hinterlands. They have occupied an old fort in the woods.

Acquisition Edit

This quest is triggered by looting the orders dropped by Outlaws. A copy of the orders can also be found near a group of bandits during the East Road Bandits quest (see Gallery).

Walkthrough Edit

The Mercenary Fortress is in the southwestern area of the Hinterlands, in Grand Forest Villa, south of the Forest Camp. Approaching the entrance completes the quest.

Though not a part of the quest, a few outlaw enforcers patrol the villa itself. The Mercenary Leader (level 9 elite rank enforcer) is on the second level guarding the key that unlocks Valammar for the quest Deep Trouble. He always drops a random amount of gold, an Rare Belt Icon Enhanced Belt of HealthEnhanced Belt of Health
Rare Belt

+100 Maximum Health
and Masterwork Vanguar Mail icon Masterwork Vanguard ArmorMasterwork Vanguard Armor
Unique Heavy Armor
Requires: Level 8

Armor: 133–142
+3% Heal Bonus
+3% Melee Defense
+3% Ranged Defense
Increase maximum stamina by 10

Additional XP can also be earned by finding Codex entry: An Unsigned Letter near the Valammar Key. There is also a note called An Unsigned Letter in the room across from the main entrance. This letter doesn't update the codex thus it is shown in the Gallery below.

Reward Edit

  • 128 XP
  • 80 Influence

Other texts Edit

Text ico Letter on a Bandit in the Hinterlands
Text ico An Unsigned Letter

Notes Edit

Bugs Edit

  • Entering Valammar before starting this quest breaks it.

Gallery Edit