Traps are a Girl's Best Friend is a side quest in Lothering. Allison has heard that Barlin is setting traps around his land to protect himself from the darkspawn, and she wants to protect herself in a similar fashion. Since Barlin has already acquired all the traps in the village, she hopes someone can make her three Spring Traps.
This quest is only available to a group with the Trap-Making skill. If Allison is approached without such a skilled Warden or companion, the conversation leads nowhere and the quest can never be obtained — she will not enter dialogue again.
Completing the quest is simple: convert three Trap Triggers into Spring Traps and give these to Allison. Prior to first passage through Lothering, Triggers are available from the Ostagar Quartermaster, Barlin in Dane's Refuge and the bandits' chests on the highway.
This quest is endlessly repeatable (until Lothering is destroyed). The first attempt to speak to Allison after first completion gives another "thanks for the traps I feel a lot safer now" and no dialogue, but after this she will be ready to accept more traps every time you speak with her.
- In the downloaded ps3 version, in the menu wheel, the number of traps (over one set of 99) rarely match what you bought, sometimes appearing to reduce at the same time; it has no bearing on the actual total you have (checking your equipment inventory will show the truth of this).
- 50 (for each set of three traps)
- 100 XP (for each set of three traps)