A Business Discussion is an Act 1 main quest in Dragon Age II.

During this quest Varric and Hawke discuss their options for finding a suitable entrance into the Deep Roads.

Acquisition Edit

This quest becomes available after Hawke's first encounter with Varric in Hightown.

Walkthrough Edit

Travel to the Hanged Man in Lowtown and speak with Varric. He will inform Hawke that they need a suitable entrance into the Deep Roads, and that a Grey Warden who might know of one recently arrived in Kirkwall from Ferelden along with the other refugees. The quest is complete once the conversation between Hawke and Varric is finished.

Note: In the room next to Varric's you will find Codex entry: History of Kirkwall: Chapter 1 as well as a chest that contains the Shawl of Dalesdottir, an item that starts the side quest of the same name.

Friendship/Rivalry Edit

Depending on the tone of Hawke's final dialogue choice, Varric's approval will change as follows:

Diplomatic (top choice):

  • Friendship small Varric: friendship (+5)

Humorous (middle choice):

  • Friendship small Varric: friendship (+15)

Aggressive (bottom choice):

  • Rivalry small Varric: rivalry (+15)
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