Welcome Home is an Act 1 companion quest for Merrill in Dragon Age II.

Acquisition Edit

This quest becomes available after Long Way Home, the Act 1 main quest in which Merrill joins Hawke's party. It is available whether or not Hawke told Merrill that she could expect a visit.

Walkthrough Edit

Simply travel to Merrill's Home in the Kirkwall Alienage in Lowtown, and then speak with her. Hawke will ask how she is getting on without her clan.

Result Edit

Hawke can earn friendship or rivalry points depending on the second dialogue choice that is made:

  • "Don't thank me."
    • Rivalry small Merrill: rivalry (+5)
  • "You're welcome."
    • Friendship small Merrill: friendship (+5)
  • "Did you really?" (Flirt)
    • Friendship small Merrill: friendship (+5) pcIcon pcxbox360Icon xbox360

Note change may not occur unless you choose "I don't think so" as the last dialog at the end of Long Way Home.

Bug icon Bug! pcIcon pcxbox360Icon xbox360 (1.04) It should also be noted that if "Did you really?" is chosen after the initial diplomatic option, not only does it not reward you approval points, it prevents any friendship or rivalry point gains thereafter, for the rest of the game. Bug does not occur if you open with the humor option.

It may also happen even if you open with the humor option; should this happen, the only workaround is to skip the flirt option, which is fortunately not necessary to engage in a romance with Merrill.

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