Rainier's Release: An Alternative is a war table operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Acquisition Edit

Available during Revelations after the Inquisitor speaks to Cullen in Val Royeaux about deciding Thom Rainier's fate. Requires the Underworld Knowledge Inquisition perk.

Operation text Edit

Leliana informs me that your contacts in the underworld could aid in having Rainier released from prison. This route would conveniently mask the Inquisition's involvement.


Advisor suggestions Edit

Note: The time listed is the time it takes with no agents.

Josephine - N/A Edit

Not participating in this mission.

Leliana - 0:04:00 Edit

An offer whispered in the right circles. A dozen factions vying for our favor. We'll see who desires it most.

Cullen - N/A Edit

Not participating in this mission.

Results Edit

Rainier was brought to Skyhold gates under cover of darkness. Best not to ask how.


Rewards Edit

Notes Edit

  • This operation is mutually exclusive with Thom Rainier's Fate and simply provides a fourth option with regards to his release.
  • The way in which you release Thom Rainier from prison - through Rainier's Release: An Alternative or Thom Rainier's Fate - will affect the dialogue during the judgment.
  • Blackwall doesn't like you using your connections to free him, saying that you're a criminal like him and that the Inquisition is corrupt in doing so. If you reply that you had no choice, he says you should have left him in prison. This, however, doesn't result in any companion, himself or any of the other, gaining or losing approval.

Bugs Edit

  • Choosing this method causes the pyramid for Thom Rainier's Fate to vanish, but the little star for an unstarted mission to remains. This bug is not unique to this quest/mission but a possible solution is to go through all of the advisors without selecting any thus treating the mission as viewed and removing the "New Mission" mark (little star).
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