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Burdens of Command is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition

A spirit in Old Crestwood refuses to return to the Fade until someone destroys a rage demon prowling around the Flooded Caves.


Obtained by speaking with the Wraith in Old Crestwood and selecting the "Why don't you return?" and "I'll do it." dialogue options.


The rage demon (level 11 elite) is located in the Flooded Caves and can be easily confronted during the side quest Still Waters. The demon is found at the end of the first corridor upon reaching the dwarven ruins.

After defeating the demon, return to the Spirit of Command for your reward. Though the quest is resolved here, Still Waters is completed further into the cavern; plus there three pieces available for the Freed Are Slaves mosaic and an elven artifact waiting to be activated.



  • "Is there something alike in us?"
    • Absolutely. - DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Disapproves
    • How should I know?
    • No, you just sensed the mark.
  • (Special) Any advice for it, Cole?
DAIApproval.png Cole Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Solas Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Disapproves
  • (Special) Cassandra?
DAIApproval.png Cassandra Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Solas?
DAIApproval.png Solas Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Disapproves
  • (Accepting the quest) I'll do it.
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Disapproves
DAIApproval.png Cassandra Slightly Approves
  • Completing the quest
DAIApproval.png Solas Approves
DAIApproval.png Iron Bull Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Cole Greatly Approves
DAIApproval.png Dorian slightly approves


  • If you select Cole's special dialogue, the Wraith addresses him as 'Compassion.' This is the first time that Cole is identified as a spirit of compassion.


  • You must talk to the Wraith to initiate the quest. The rage demon and its entourage will spawn in the Flooded Caves no matter what, and if it is slain without talking to the Wraith beforehand, the spirit will disappear, preventing the player from adding the quest to the journal and obtaining the rewards.