Desperate Haven is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins.


This quest can be received from the Chanter's Board in Redcliffe Village or Denerim Market District.


A group of six refugees is fleeing the darkspawn, and the Chantry would like the Warden to assist them, if possible.

Once the Warden receives this quest, a new location appears on the World Map, marked as Refugees. Travel to the location and fight the darkspawn, which consists of ten Hurlocks (including one Hurlock emissary) and three Genlocks. Once the fight is over (regardless of how many refugees survived) return to a Chantry representative for a reward.


  • 2 DAO goldpiece trans
  • 175 experience points

BUG If you turn this quest in with the Loghain's Push quest, you are only rewarded the gold(2g) for one of the quests. I'm starting to see this pattern with most Chantry Board, Mage's Collective, and Blackstone Irregular quests. It seems the only way to get the full reward is to complete them one at a time, turning them in one at a time.


  • It is not required to save any of the Refugees in order to complete the quest. If they all die you still get the same reward.
  • Once you leave this location you cannot return.
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