Red Water is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

A small group of Inquisition soldiers were dispatched to investigate a Dwarven port on the Storm Coast that is currently being held by red templars. The port gives the red templars a foothold in the region. The soldiers have cleared the way to storm the port.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Unlocked upon completing the War table scouting operation Red Templars on the Storm Coast.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Note: As there are multiple groups of Red Templars, it is recommended to bring Varric and Solas along to strike from a distance to prevent the party from being overwhelmed. In addition, Varric will provide positive approval changes for destroying Red Lyrium deposits for his companion quest Seeing Red, and Solas will do the same upon finding the Elven Artifact which is potentially needed to unlock the war table operation Measure Veil Strength.

Head to the marked Red Templars stronghold on the Storm Coast, located northwest of the Driftwood Margin Inquisition Camp; the door that was originally locked will now be ajar. Follow the linear path through the cave out to the shoreline, then back into the stronghold, destroying one of the Red Lyrium deposits along the way.

The path will end at the Daerwin's Mouth landmark. Backtrack to the last corner prior to the landmark to find a breach in the northern wall. That passage leads to a larger cave with two two-story buildings, patrolled by Red Templars.

From the lower level, a door will lead to a passage heading to a broken bridge containing a Red Lyrium deposit and an Elven Artifact. Continuing through the upper level, where another breach in a wall can be found, will lead to a separate room that connects to a suspended bridge. On the other side of the river, descend the stairs and check the broken bridge for another Red Lyrium deposit.

There is a Red Templar Horror carrying a key needed to access the following area. Once the key has been obtained follow the path opposite the broken bridge which will lead into a larger cave leading out to the shore. Defeat the last group of Red Templars to complete the quest and destroy the final Red Lyrium deposit.

Note: On the shoreline a row boat can be used to gain access to Dragon Island.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • 512 XP
  • Influence 200
  • Power 2

Results[edit | edit source]

  • Unlocks war table operation Restore the Port on the Storm Coast.
  • Once the quest is completed, a new landmark appears on the map. The claimable landmark uses the Point of Interest map icon, while the one unlocked at the end of the quest uses the Town icon which can be used as a way-point for fast travel.
  • Access to Dragon Island becomes available via the row boat in the last accessible section of Daerwin's Mouth.

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: A Father's Letter Codex entry: A Father's Letter
Codex entry: Daerwin's Mouth Codex entry: Daerwin's Mouth
Codex entry: Surface Dwarves Codex entry: Surface Dwarves
Codex entry: Unsigned Journal Codex entry: Unsigned Journal

Note texts[edit | edit source]

Bandit Notes Bandit Notes

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • After completing the side quest Red Water traveling through Daerwin's Mouth will allow for the Red Templar Key to be looted over and over again from a carcass located just past the two boats prior to entering the cave leading into Daerwin's Mouth.
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