Acquisition[edit | edit source]
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Cassandra reveals to the Inquisitor that she is reading, and is a fan of, the novel series Swords & Shields, written by none other than Varric Tethras. She would like to have the next issue from him, without personally asking for it.
Upon accepting this quest, the Inquisitor need only venture over to where Varric stands, at the entrance to the main hall and request the book from him in conversation. Varric will discuss the poor reception of the book series, his shock that someone actually likes it, and that Cassandra is one of those interested people. After agreeing to Varric's stipulation that he must be present when the book is given to Cassandra, the Inquisitor returns to Cassandra and initiates a conversation.
Companion Approval[edit | edit source]
There are no approval changes for any dialogue choice not listed.
Cassandra: It's one of Varric's tales. Swords & Shields. The latest Chapter.
Cassandra: Whatever you do, don't tell Varric.
Varric: I must have heard that wrong. It sounded like you just said that Cassandra read my books.
Varric: That book is easily the worst I've ever written. The last issue barely sold enough to pay for the ink.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
- 128 XP
- Influence 80
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Varric started writing Swords & Shields during the events of Dragon Age II. Aveline also seems to be a fan of the story, and asks Varric to tell her how it ends. He says that he's got an idea, but that the characters ultimately drive the story, not him.
- The character on the front cover of the book strongly resembles Aveline.