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A Puppet Master is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Inquisition agents have lured Carroll, the red templar responsible for manipulating the Freemen of the Dales, to the Lion's Pavilion in the Emerald Graves. It's time to finish this.


Obtained upon completion of the war table operation Draw Out the Red Templar Lieutenant which follows the side quest Victims of War.


Travel to the Lion's Pavilion in the Emerald Graves and defeat Carroll and his entourage. The meeting site can be reached quickly from Direstone Camp. Two Red Templars and two Red Templar Marksmen guard the entrance, while Carroll and two Red Templar Shadows wait by the statue within.

Carroll is an elite enemy and will immediately attempt to infuse red lyrium into another Red Templar to transform them into a Red Templar Horror once he spots the Inquisitor's party (this can be prevented by interrupting his spell with Dispel). Be wary of the Shadows sneaking up and attacking while attempting to deal with the main Red Templar force. Quickly eliminating the Red Templars outside and subsequently the shadows while staying out of range of Carroll can help make the battle easier.

Note: There is a chest next to Carroll inside the pavilion which can be opened will in stealth. It will disappear after the quest has been completed.


  • 1,324 XP
  • Influence 600
  • Power 2