The Qunari Compound is a walled off section in the center of the Kirkwall Docks. It is here that the Qunari expedition and their leader the Arishok reside. For the safety of the public, and the Qunari, it remains sealed off.
Following a storm which left the Qunari shipwrecked, they were forced to take up lodgings here until a new ship could be sent to return them to Par Vollen. According to the Viscount, it was a gift to the Qunari to "contain them".
The compound will first be visited during the quest Blackpowder Promise where Hawke meets the Arishok for the first time. It can also optionally be returned to after the conclusion of Shepherding Wolves where it is possible to disclose to the Qunari the fate of Arvaarad and Ketojan . Hawke will be recalled here at the inception of Act 2, at the request of both the Viscount and the Arishok for Blackpowder Courtesy to investigate the merchant Javaris Tintop. It is also possible to return to after completing Offered and Lost to inform the Arishok of the fate of the Qunari delegation. The compound is also briefly visited during Following the Qun where Hawke and the Arishok will discuss the role of Saemus Dumar. Hawke will return to the compound one final time during Demands of the Qun at the request of of Aveline where the Arishok will attempt to apprehend Hawke to prevent their interference in the Qunari invasion of Kirkwall.By 9:37 Dragon, with the Qunari gone from Kirkwall, the compound has been sealed off and a large Chantry banner hangs overhead. A large statue depicting an armored figure standing atop the severed head of the Arishok has been erected not far from the compound gates.
- According to the Dragon Age II: The Complete Official Guide, the remains of the Qunari dreadnought destroyed in the storm were recycled into the compound's structure. This explains why they hadn't simply repaired their ship, as the Qunari expected to stay in Kirkwall for an indefinite time.