An Errant Letter is an Act 1 secondary quest in Dragon Age II.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Kill the abomination at Arthuris's Private Dock during the quest Wayward Son, then loot Olivia's Letter to Thrask to acquire this quest.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Give the letter to Thrask in the Gallows Courtyard. Hawke can blackmail him, or tell him that his secret is safe.

Result[edit | edit source]

If Hawke blackmails Thrask:

  • Rivalry Anders: rivalry (+5)
  • Rivalry Aveline: rivalry (+10)
  • Rivalry Carver: rivalry (+5)
  • Friendship Fenris: friendship (+10)
  • Rivalry Merrill: rivalry (+5) (pcPCxbox360xbox360 no change)
  • Rivalry Varric: rivalry (+5)
  • Thrask's demeanor will be different when he is encountered during the quest Act of Mercy.


If Thrask is assured that his secret is safe:

  • Friendship Anders: friendship (+5)
  • Friendship Aveline: friendship (+5)
  • Friendship Bethany: friendship (+5) (pcPCps3PS3 no change)
  • Rivalry Fenris: rivalry (+10)
  • Friendship Merrill: friendship (+10)
  • Friendship Varric: friendship (+5)

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • If Thrask is blackmailed: 2 Gold
  • Otherwise: 250 XP

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Sometimes Olivia's letter doesn't drop, especially if a mage has the Death Syphon ability enabled. Her corpse may immediately disappear after the mage gains vitality from it, leaving nothing behind. It may happen without a mage too. This can be fixed by either reloading a previous save, or using this mod to add the letter manually. The letter's item ID code is mag111im_thrask_letter. Upon using the console command, the letter is added as a codex entry and the quest appears in Hawke's secondary quests list.
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