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Elemental Requirements is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, granted by Herren in order to better arm the soldiers of Vigil's Keep against the expected darkspawn invasion. However, he is lacking in materials. He has therefore asked the Warden-Commander to look for metal deposits that he can use to upgrade the soldiers' equipment.


Throughout your travels, be on the lookout for these three items:

Iron Ore Iron Ore: Forge area at Kal'Hirol - Trade Quarter (not to be confused with Pure Iron, which is bought from Glassric and used for Golem's Might)
Veridium Ore Veridium Ore: Underneath Vigil's Keep
Silverite Ore Silverite Ore: In the Silverite Mine in the Wending Wood


The soldiers will be better equipped for the attack on Vigil's Keep. This may affect the outcome of the battle and the ending you receive.


  • 500 XP for returning each ore to Herren.
  • 500 XP for completing this side quest.


  • If you don't collect the silverite ore while in the Silverite Mine during the Righteous Path, you will not be able to obtain the ore and complete this side quest – the mine cannot be accessed again after completing the Righteous Path.
    • pcpcYou can use the console to warp yourself in the Silverite Mine using the command "runscript zz_trp_debug" to collect the ore, though you have to select the Architect's Lab, not the Silverite Mine itself, as the latter gets you into the trap room.
      • However, you cannot use the console to add the items to your inventory because they are not included in the AddItem mod; the only way to pick these ores up is to physically visit their location.
  • This is one of three side quests in Awakening that needs to be completed to earn the Enduring Vigil achievement.


  • It is possible to not be able to complete this quest if you attempt to turn in the quest and have multiple ores in your inventory. To avoid this, turn in each ore as you get it.
  • Vigil's soldiers may randomly change armour from one material to another (e.g., silverite to iron).
  • The quest log will always show what you've turned in last. For example, if you have cleared the basement before heading to the Wending Wood and you've turned in the veridium ore and then went to the Wending Wood and turned in the silverite ore, your quest log will state, "You found a deposit of Silverite Ore that Wade can use to make armor for your soldiers. Keep looking for other metals."