This encounter is a step in Wynne's personal quest line (see Wynne's Regret), and the means for her to unlock the Vessel of the Spirit ability. The encounter takes place only after the Hillside Path encounter (at the end of which Wynne faints), and the ensuing Party Camp conversation where she explains to the Warden how she's living on borrowed time.
The encounter begins with the party ambushed by a group of hurlocks, including a hurlock omega. He casts a powerful spell on the companions, and they are all badly hurt. Wynne, however, finds new resources to protect and heal her companions, giving the party a fighting chance.
There are 4 groups of hurlocks in the area. Two of them await behind a barricade, so you can face two groups at a time. Once all enemies are defeated, Wynne will initiate a conversation with the Warden, explaining how she reached for her companion spirit and found her new ability. She also points out that it is quite draining and should be used sparingly.
New ability: Vessel of the Spirit
Notable items EditDeathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.
The common name for canavaris, this herb actually has little to do with elves other than being commonly collected and traded to outsiders by the Dalish. It is the primary ingredient in many healing salves.
Use: Chewing elfroot restores a small amount of health, and those with skill can use elfroot to make more potent elixirs.
Special objects Edit
- Barricade - right click to destroy it.