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The Search for the Hack Writer is a war table operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Acquisition Edit

Requires completion of Hard in Hightown 3: Varric's Revenge. Available upon reaching Skyhold.

Operation text Edit


First off, you play a mean hand of Wicked Grace. Second, the lead you dug up for me on this Bhelenforth guy in Kirkwall is starting to show some promise.

I got my editor to look around for me. She's a Coterie boss, so people tell her things whether they want to or not. She tracked down the poor sod carrying the manuscripts out of Kirkwall. This is where it gets weird.

The courier is a magistrate: Lord Werner Camring. The Coterie won't touch him with a ten-foot pole. Maybe you could have a polite word with him for me?


Advisor suggestions Edit

Josephine - 1:00:00 Edit

I'm owed a few favors in the Viscount's office. I could call one in.

Leliana - 0:48:00 Edit

A magistrate courier? He has to be involved in something else. Let's find out what.

Cullen - 1:00:00 Edit

I have a friend in the Kirkwall guard. She might be willing to talk to this magistrate.

Results Edit

Josephine Edit

Ambassador Josephine,

I regret to inform you that Magistrate Camring was discovered dead in his home this morning in what the guards believe was a grisly reenactment of a scene from some penny dreadful called Hard in Hightown. I do not know what interest the Inquisition has in the matter, nor do I want to know.

Best wishes,
Viscount Bran

Leliana Edit


Camring is dead. Fully armored, locked in an inner room in his home, a knife in his back. He knew someone was coming for him. Ironically, the scene was exactly the same as one in the first Hard in Hightown novel. Someone sent a professional after this magistrate. They had to leave a trail.


Cullen Edit


We found Magistrate Camring dead in his home. There was no sign of forced entry, but Camring was holed up in a closet in full armor with a knife in his back. Wasn't that a scene from Hard in Hightown? The guard is investigating now. And tell Varric to watch his back.


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