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 XP
Bug icon Bug! Turning in multiple Chanter's Board quests at once will give you the reward for all of them, but only the last of them will show up on feedback. However, if you check your inventory, it will reflect that you get the full reward for each quest.


  • 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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