Keeping the Darkspawn Down is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.


The quest is started by completing the war table operation Reports of Darkspawn Activity.


Proceed to the Storm Coast with a mage, unless you are a mage yourself; it's also best to bring along Blackwall for some easy approval for each tunnel you block off. There are 4 caves in total to close, to halt the darkspawn activity.


  • 521 XP
  • 200 influence
  • 2 power


  • Blackwall DAIApproval Slightly Approves upon approaching each of the four tunnel entrances.


  • You can also find a tunnel entrance in the lower section of Valammar, in the Hinterlands, giving Blackwall slight approval and needing a mage to close it. This is unrelated to the quest, however.
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