In Dragon Age: Inquisition, the companions and advisors are the twelve people who join the Inquisitor, known in game as the Inner Circle. Nine companions accompany the Inquisitor in their journey whilst three advisors assist the Inquisitor in the running of the Inquisition.
Advisors are the three people who aid the Inquisitor in areas of military strategy, diplomacy, and espionage.
The following table summarizes where the Inquisitor first meets each companion.
For the advisors, Leliana is met in the opening sequence. Cullen is first met either when charging with the soldiers to reach Haven, or if the mountain path is taken, in the war room when the Inquisitor first arrives in Haven. The latter is also when the Inquisitor first meets Josephine.
|Blackwall||Southwest of Upper Lake Camp||The Lone Warden|
|Cassandra||Jail cell||The Wrath of Heaven|
|Iron Bull||Storm Coast beach near Storm's Solitude camp after talking to Krem in Haven||The Captain of the Chargers|
|Cole||Therinfal Redoubt if Templars are supported, Haven otherwise.||The Forgotten Boy|
|Sera||Val Royeaux||A Friend of Red Jenny|
|Varric||Frozen River between jail cell and forward camp||The Wrath of Heaven|
|Dorian||Redcliffe Village if the Inquisitor meets with the mages, Haven otherwise.||In Hushed Whispers or during In Your Heart Shall Burn.|
|Solas||Frozen River between jail cell and forward camp||The Wrath of Heaven|
|Vivienne||Val Royeaux||The Imperial Enchanter|