I am a cat, really.

Kitty is a desire demon in a form of a cat located in the laboratory section of Wilhelm's Cellar.

Background[edit | edit source]

Kitty was summoned decades ago by the mage Wilhelm and imprisoned in his laboratory. Wilhelm intended to study and interrogate the demon in order to determine and create a defense against possession for mages. Unfortunately, before Wilhelm could dismiss her back to the Fade he was killed by Shale. This act left Kitty trapped behind Wilhelm's magical defenses, until Wilhelm's granddaughter discovered her when escaping the darkspawn raid on her village.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

Artwork of Kitty from Heroes of Dragon Age

Artwork of Kitty's tier progression in Heroes of Dragon Age

Matthias refuses to give you the correct password to reactivate the golem until you save his daughter. He would like you to ensure the safety of his young daughter and promises the password on your return. He warns you that other men have been sent down to try and get her, but have been killed by his father's traps. When you finally locate Amalia you will see her with 'Kitty', a demon assuming the form of a cat, who has charmed the young girl in an attempt to possess her and finally leave the prison Wilhelm created for her. Kitty will engage in a conversation with the Warden in order to secure her right to leave the cellar but she needs the Warden's help to disengage the barrier, as only a mortal can unlock it and Amalia is unable to figure it out.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

See The Golem in Honnleath for a full list of outcomes and rewards.

There are many ways to deal with Kitty. Refusing to negotiate with the demon will cause her to immediately possess Amalia and fight you. You can avoid the problem by leaving and convincing Matthias that Amalia is beyond help. Allowing the demon to possess Amalia will avoid a fight and "Amalia" will return to her father pretending to be safe and sound. You can compromise and agree to free Kitty without letting her take Amalia, or you can pretend to help Kitty but lie convincingly for a chance to save Amalia.

Any course of action besides fighting the demon immediately or leaving will require solving the puzzle in the room. You will notice that there is a large square behind Kitty with a number of smaller movable squares inside. When you first begin, you will see two small squares coming off the large one, one on the upper left corner, which will be on fire, and one on the bottom right corner. The squares within the puzzle have arrows that determine which direction the fire will go. Move the squares so that the fire reaches the square on the bottom right corner.

After this is done Kitty will say she can feel that the barrier has been lifted and you will continue your conversation from earlier. If you lied about freeing Kitty or agreed to free Kitty without taking the girl then you can refuse to allow Amalia to be possessed, in which case Amalia will run away and the demon will attack you. If your offer was genuine then the demon will possess Amalia and return to her father to wait for you.

However you resolve the situation you will receive the incantation to activate Shale. You will also receive money and other items depending on your choice of solution.

Items[edit | edit source]

Cord of Shattered Dreams Cord of Shattered Dreams – drop off/bribe from Kitty
Helm of Honnleath Helm of Honnleath – drop off Kitty
Lyrium Potion Lyrium Potion – random drop off Kitty
Wilhelm's Magus Staff Wilhelm's Magus Staff – bribe from Kitty

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Nothing you say will convince Amalia to go with you. She loves only me now. I am her friend while you are just a stranger."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The same model is used for Kitten.
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