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.

Acquisition Edit

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

Walkthrough Edit

The rage demon (level 11 elite) is located in the Flooded Caves, the same location where you complete Still Waters. It is found at the end of the first corridor when you reach the dwarven ruins.

After defeating the demon, return to the Spirit of Command for your reward. Though this quest is resolved here, Still Waters is completed further into the caves and there are also three mosaic pieces for Freed Are Slaves and an elven artifact to be found.


  • 512 XP
  • 200 Influence
  • 2 Power
AmuletofPowerIcon Amulet of Power (Cole only)

Approval Edit

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

Trivia Edit

  • 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 get this 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 from the game, preventing you from adding the quest to the journal and obtaining the rewards.
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