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The Gallows Courtyard is the forecourt of the Gallows and home to the merchant market. The area is only accessible during the day. Although this is the first area Hawke visits upon arriving in the city, it will not be accessible again until the Wayward Son, Enemies Among Us, or Family History quest is activated.


Map of the area

Keran (conditional)
Karras (conditional)
Samson (conditional)
Feynriel (conditional)
Templar Lieutenant
Harbormaster's Assistant


Armor Shop
Weapon Shop
Mage Goods
Formari Herbalist (maintained by Solivitus)



The Destruction of Lothering The Destruction of Lothering

Act 1[]

Wayward Son Wayward Son
Enemies Among Us Enemies Among Us
The First Sacrifice The First Sacrifice
An Errant Letter An Errant Letter
Herbalist's Tasks Herbalist's Tasks
Map of Occupied Kirkwall Map of Occupied Kirkwall

Act 2[]

Prime Suspect Prime Suspect
All That Remains All That Remains
A Debt in the Family A Debt in the Family
Herbalist's Tasks Herbalist's Tasks
How to Frame a Templar How to Frame a Templar
Sketchy on the Details Sketchy on the Details
The Eyes of Azure Jamos The Eyes of Azure Jamos

Act 3[]

The Last Straw The Last Straw
Favor and Fault Favor and Fault
Herbalist's Tasks Herbalist's Tasks

Codex entries[]

Codex entry: Death of a Templar Codex entry: Death of a Templar (Act 1)
Codex entry: The Enigma of Kirkwall Codex entry: The Enigma of Kirkwall (Act 1)
Codex entry: The Seekers of Truth Codex entry: The Seekers of Truth (Act 1)

Companion reactions[]

Visiting the area with Fenris[]

The first time you visit the Gallows Courtyard with Fenris, he will wonder if the Gallows is more effective than the Circle of Magi from the Tevinter Imperium. If Hawke is a mage, then he will ask you if it's wise for you to be here. If Hawke is not a mage and another mage companion is there, then he will ask if you are sure about being here considering the company you are with. Your companions will also react to your opinion on the Circle of Magi:

  • "It's wrong to oppress mages."
    • Rivalry Fenris: rivalry (+15)
    • Friendship Anders: friendship (+5)
    • Friendship Bethany: friendship (+5)
    • Friendship Merrill: friendship (+5)
  • "The Circle doesn't work."
    • Rivalry Fenris: rivalry (+5)
  • "The Circle is necessary."
    • Friendship Fenris: friendship (+5)
    • Rivalry Anders: rivalry (+5)
    • Rivalry Bethany: rivalry (+5)
    • Rivalry Merrill: rivalry (+5)

After the discussion, Hawke will gain friendship and/or rivalry with party members whom were affected directly by this debate, and will obtain Codex entry: Tevinter: The Magisters.

After Enemies Among Us[]

If Hawke returns to speak to Cullen after completing Enemies Among Us, Hawke can gain minor changes to friendship and rivalry.

If Hawke declares that the order needs to change:

Friendship Aveline: friendship (+5)
Friendship Anders: friendship (+5)

If Hawke declares their support for the templars:

Rivalry Merrill: rivalry (+10)
Rivalry Anders: rivalry (+5)
Friendship Fenris: friendship (+5)
Friendship Aveline: friendship (+5)