Choose Successor in Lydes is a war table operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Recruit Iron Bull.

Operation text

Part of a Ben-Hassrath report noting the current fight for succession in Lydes, which has been without a direct ruler since Duke Remache died early in the Orlesian civil war:

…the duchy will go to one of three members of the dead duke's family, all of whom have possible claims to the position due to the complex nature of Orlesian politics: his cousin Caralina, already a duchess by marriage; his daughter Monette, whose claim is muddied by her youthful naïveté and the fact that her father pushed her into a life of service to the Chantry after his wife's death, likely to protect her from the dangers of the Game; and his brother Jean-Gaspard, an ambitious and cunning man who has been searching for power.

Caralina is capable and not overly invested in overseeing Lydes personally. Monette would be the most easily manipulated, but less likely to be useful. Jean-Gaspard would be difficult to manipulate and could present a threat if he succeeds his brother.

Any of the three candidates could become a valuable ally to the Inquisition, but the other two must be removed from play first.

Advisor suggestions

Note: The time listed is the time it takes with no agents.

Josephine – 0:48:00

I can destroy Caralina's marriage with four words and the proper glove left on the proper table.

Leliana – 1:00:00

Monette would do better in the Chantry than in the Game. I can see that she is encouraged to take vows.

Cullen – 1:00:00

Jean-Gaspard is a chevalier and a capable military leader. If we want him removed, I daresay we might recruit him for ourselves.



Ambassador Montilyet,

I am of course pleased to aid the Inquisition in its holy endeavor. My wife, Caralina, has recently been taken by a religious fervor and has declared her intention to live the rest of her life in a small chantry near the Arbor Wilds, where she will have the solitude necessary to live her life of spiritual reflection and repentance. As such, I have sold most of her gowns and jewelry and am pleased to make the resulting funds my gift to the Inquisition.

Duke Stefan de Firmin


Sister Leliana,

Monette has always been one of our most devoted lay sisters. At your advice, we urged her to consider a life of service, and after hearing of the dangers of the Game, she has consented to take vows. I truly believe this may have saved her life, and I thank you for your words of advice.

Some of our sisters have had luck tending wounds caused by demons, thanks to a new type of healing salve. I have included the details so that your own healers might make use of it.

Mother Renette


Commander Cullen,

It would be an honor to serve the Inquisition and prove the mettle of the Orlesian chevaliers by doing the Maker's work. I accept your generous offer wholeheartedly and will arrive in good time with those men loyal to me. It will be my privilege to order the Inquisition's troops into holy battle against those who would threaten the order of the empire.

In the Maker's grace,
Lord Jean-Gaspard of Lydes






  • While the operation texts change, the in-game results depend only on the choice of advisor in Part II.
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