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And You, Esmerelle is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening that develops from A Brewing Conspiracy.

If during A Brewing Conspiracy, the Warden-Commander allowed the nobles to set a trap, or if the Warden-Commander met with the Dark Wolf but did not go to Old Stark's Farm before dealing with the Peasant Revolution this quest will begin.


After dealing with the riot, proceed inside Vigil's Keep to the throne room. The nobles want to meet you for an important matter. Bann Esmerelle will then blame the Warden-Commander (or the Wardens in general in case of an Orlesian Warden) for killing the Arl, who was good to them.

Crow Assassin in action

Crow Assassin in action

An Antivan Crow will then try to assassinate you, but Varel will prevent his attempt, injuring himself in the process. Once this happens, a fight will start and your party will need to kill Bann Esmerelle, the other noble conspirators, and the four Antivan Crows. The Crow Assassin is a boss-ranked enemy with multiple rogue talents. Varel won't be able to assist as he is unconscious on the floor.

Once the fight is over and all enemies are killed, Captain Garevel shows up and examines Varel's injury and says that he will live. Once he realizes that Bann Esmerelle was behind the assassination attempt, depending on the dialogue choice, he'll apologize for failing the Warden-Commander and that it won't happen again, or mention it was foolish of Esmerelle to attempt such a thing. Afterwards he says that he will assign trusted men to clean up this mess and advises the Commander to keep it secret for a while as there is enough cause for panic already.

Note: Neither the storage chest, the NPCs who are usually inside the throne room, or inactive party members will be present during this quest. This is the only time you have control over your whole party inside the throne room. Once you leave and go back inside, everything will be back to normal, so it is advisable to loot the bodies before you exit the room.


The conspirators may vary depending on the choices you've made in the past. These are the possible noble enemies that you may encounter in this quest:


Possible drops from the Crow Assassin:

Wade's Drakeskin Gloves Wade's Drakeskin Gloves
Wade's Drakeskin Leather Armor Wade's Drakeskin Leather Armor
Vest of the Nimble Vest of the Nimble
Imperial Edge Imperial Edge
Antivan Leather Boots Antivan Leather Boots

Possible drops from Lady Liza Packton:

8Gold 20Silver 70Bronze
Ruby Ruby x2
Potent Health Poultice Potent Health Poultice
Dagger Dagger
Interesting Lure Interesting Lure


  • Completing this side quest simultaneously completes A Brewing Conspiracy as well. However, you may still travel to Old Stark's Farm afterwards to kill more conspirators for treasure and experience.


  • The name of the quest is likely a reference to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in which the imperator's famous last words are "Et tu, Brute?" (Latin: "And You, Brutus?" ).