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Knight-Captain Rylen is an Inquisition commander stationed at Griffon Wing Keep and Cullen's second-in-command.

Background[]

Rylen is the youngest of five children of a Starkhaven stonemason. He joined the Templar Order at fifteen because he wanted to do something useful with his life. He quickly gained a reputation as a problem solver among Starkhaven's Templars, and eventually became Knight-Captain.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


Following the destruction of the Kirkwall chantry in 9:37 Dragon, Rylen was dispatched to lead an aid mission and coordinate rescue efforts. While in Kirkwall, he met Cullen leading the remnants of Kirkwall's Templars.

When the Mage-Templar War broke out, Knight-Commander Carsten elected to follow the Lord Seeker's edict, and joined the revolt against the Chantry. Rylen and many of the other senior Templar officers dissented and refused to follow. When Cullen offered them a position within the Inquisition, Rylen and many of his loyalists chose to join.[1]


Involvement[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Knight-Captain Rylen is first mentioned during the Herald of Andraste's first private conversation with Cullen. As they talk, an Inquisition soldier runs up to Cullen and informs him of Ser Rylen's report regarding supplies. Rylen may also be involved in Truth or Dare: The Imperial Court war table operation, where he escorts nobles to the remains of the Temple of Sacred Ashes. Later on, he can be found in person on the upper-most level of Griffon Wing Keep after the Inquisitor captures the Griffon Wing Keep.

When the Inquisitor takes Griffon Wing Keep from the hands of the Venatori, Rylen takes over as commander of the fort, coordinating reports from the Inquisition's agents in the area. The Inquisitor can consult Knight-Captain Rylen on the status of Keep.


Quests[]

The Trouble with Darkspawn The Trouble with Darkspawn
Fortress Squatters Fortress Squatters
This Water Tastes Funny This Water Tastes Funny
Investigate the Western Approach Investigate the Western Approach (war table)
Crossing the Sulphur Pits Crossing the Sulphur Pits
The Arl's Invitation The Arl's Invitation (war table) (conditional)
Freeing the Valo-Kas Mercenaries Freeing the Valo-Kas Mercenaries (war table) (conditional)
Reclaiming the Mage Rebellion Reclaiming the Mage Rebellion (war table) (conditional)
Truth or Dare: The Imperial Court Truth or Dare: The Imperial Court (war table) (conditional)

Status reports[]

  • "I've had scouts investigate that red lyrium operation you smashed. I don't think anyone's getting into that cave any time soon." (after destroying the red lyrium deposit in Sand Rock Mine)
  • No specific remarks on completing:
Secure a Source of Water for Outpost Secure a Source of Water for Outpost
Fortress Squatters Fortress Squatters
Crossing the Sulphur Pits Crossing the Sulphur Pits
The Trouble with Darkspawn The Trouble with Darkspawn
This Water Tastes Funny This Water Tastes Funny
Deal with the Angry Varghests Deal with the Angry Varghests

Note texts[]

Tales of the Inquisition's Agents: Book I Tales of the Inquisition's Agents: Book I

Trivia[]

  • Rylen is a somewhat blunt, pragmatic but reasonable man, who, while taking his duties both for the Templars and the Inquisition seriously, will not overlook a more pressing problem just for the sake of his faith, stating that "when the barracks are on fire, [he] will go and get a bucket of water, not [smite] the ashes for the heresy."

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