As always, this post will contain spoilers. It’s also going to be short, because while I finished a major quest I actually started it well before I started this blog. As a result, I only played the last little bit of it.
I finished the quest to save Arl Eamon In Redcliffe castle. In this quest, an assassin blood mage named Jowan has tried to poison Arl Eamon, who is in a coma. Arl Eamon’s son Connor has also been possessed by a demon supposedly summoned by Jowan. I had already defended Redcliffe village from monsters, and killed every enemy in and around the castle. All I had to do now was figure out how to save Arl Eamon, his wife, and his child.
I have been trying very hard not to look up how to finish quests with the best possible outcome, and I didn’t do that for this quest. However, I was able to end up getting the best possible outcome. The reason I started this quest months ago and only finished it now was on a suggestion from my partner. I realize now it was because getting mages from the Circle Tower to help you was the only way to save the whole family. I had no idea until now, and I’m glad he helped me with that without spoiling anything!
In order to save whole family, I got help from a group of mages. My other options were to kill the child or allow Jowan to use blood magic to save the child, but killing his mother in the process. I did get help, and they sent me into the Fade again. I chose to go to the Fade as Wynne, because I thought she would be the most effective. I don’t know if that’s true, but she pulled off the mission easily. It was almost too easy, and the final fight was more tedious than difficult.
I spent the rest of my play time running around and finishing up sidequests. I guess I did enough sidequests that earned me money to unlock the Mercenary achievement. I also spent some time talking to the others at the party camp, and unlocked some companion quests. I unlocked Sten’s, but due to a bug I couldn’t finish it. I don’t mind too much though, because playing with Sten in the party reminded me of how much I dislike him. He kept bothering Wynne about how she’s not a proper woman because she’s going to war and generally being a sexist jerk.
Next I tried Morrigan’s quest, and I really hope she doesn’t find out I didn’t actually kill Flemeth. After hearing what she does in order to keep on living I wanted to, but I could tell I wasn’t going to win that fight. So I ended up getting her grimoire anyway and giving it to Morrigan, who likes me considerably more now.
I plan to keep finishing up little sidquests, because I want to do as much as possible before I get to the end of the game.