During A Day In Court she is brought before the Warden-Commander for desertion, having abandoned her post and been caught three leagues away. She states that she had repeatedly asked her old captain for leave because the darkspawn had been sighted near her family's farm and that they need her. Even if this had not happened during a time of war, the penalty for desertion would still be execution. The Commander can:
- Have her executed for desertion.
- Have her imprisoned for one year due to her motives mitigating the desertion.
- Have her bring the family to Vigil's Keep and start over (this option results in her being released from her oath and she "promises" to return).
- Let the Seneschal decide (he will have Danella executed).
If Danella is executed, this decision may have an effect on the available choices during The Peasant Revolution and there will be some disgruntled soldiers of the Vigil's Keep among the rioters (see the quest page for more information). If Danella is imprisoned, it will be viewed as a just decision among the people. If Danella is released (allowed to leave and bring her family to Vigil's Keep) despite her desertion, it will encourage further desertions; this option will also have repercussions with the men during the final battle.