A Maiden in Distress is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening that begins in the Blackmarsh Undying and ends in the Shadowy Crypt.

While travelling through the Fade the party will eventually come across some caskets and a young lady named Lonely Soul. Talking to her will initiate the quest.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

After defeating the skeletons follow her into the crypt. While exploring the crypt the party will be attacked by more skeletons in the next room (she will run off again), deal with the attackers and follow her. She will finally stop and a dialogue will ensue. She will tell the Warden-Commander that they fell for her trap; at this point it can be discovered that she is really a Hunger demon in disguise. She can be slain (along with more skeletal minions) thereby ending the quest and freeing the girl's spirit. Or, via conversation and a successful intimidation check it is possible to convince the demon to simply leave; however, you do not free the trapped spirit this way.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • 250 XP for convincing the demon to depart peacefully
  • 500 XP for freeing the trapped spirit of the real woman, and XP from kills
  • Permanent Stat bonuses: there are three Essence Shrines in the crypt that give +1 point each of constitution, cunning, and magic.
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