Shallow Breaths is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

A refugee at the Crossroads is having trouble breathing. Without a specific potion, she is likely to die.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Once the Crossroads have been claimed, ambient chatter of a distressed refugee can be heard. He is typically found wandering near the The Departure of Her Lover landmark, across from the merchant on the road or walking around the campfire. Once spoken to he asks for the Herald's help in tracking down his son, Hyndel, who has left to join the people in the mountains.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

After speaking with the refugee an extra 50 XP can be earned by reading the letter Hyndel left on the table inside the nearby home detailing why he decided to leave.

Travel to the Dwarfson's Pass Inquisition Camp, then south to the Winterwatch Tower and up to the keep. The Herald will need to speak to Anais to gain access to the area, unless this was done before hand. Once inside, travel up the left ramp and crossover to the ladder upwards to find Hyndel. After explaining the situation he will hand over a potion and tell the Herald to quickly take it to his father. Giving the potion to the refugee completes the quest.

Note: While not part of the quest, the Herald can then choose to visit Hyndel again and persuade him to go back to his family. See Approval below.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • 44 XP
  • Influence 40

Approval[edit | edit source]

  • If present when the quest is completed:
DAIApproval.png Blackwall Slightly approves
DAIApproval.png Cassandra Slightly approves
DAIApproval.png Iron Bull Slightly approves
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly approves
DAIApproval.png Solas Slightly approves
  • If recruited but not in the party when the quest is completed
DAIApproval.png Cole Approves
  • If you speak with Hyndel again after the quest is completed, the following approval may be earned:
(Special) Elves must help each other. (Elf Inquisitor only)
DAIApproval.png Cole Approves(does not need to be in active party)
DAIApproval.png Iron bull Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Solas Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Disapproves
(Special) Go to your family.
DAIApproval.png Cole Approves (does not need to be in active party)
DAIApproval.png Cassandra Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Approves
DAIApproval.png Iron Bull Slightly Approves
(Special) Solas? (If Solas is in the party)
DAIApproval.png Solas Approves
DAIApproval.png Cole Approves(does not need to be in active party)
DAIApproval.png Sera Slightly Disapproves

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: Letter Found in a Redcliffe Home Codex entry: Letter Found in a Redcliffe Home

Notes[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • xboxonexboxoneps4ps4 When returning the potion, if Hyndel's father initiates the dialogue, the option to join the conversation will not appear. If the Inquisitor exits the conversation by walking away and returns later, the refugee cannot be interacted with, causing the player to be unable to finish the quest. Reloading a previous save and speaking to Hyndel's father before he has a chance to speak first is an easy fix.
    • ps4ps4xbox360xbox360 A possible fix is to stand still until Hyndel's father switches chairs, which terminates the dialogue and allows interaction.
  • pcpc You can speak to Hyndel and use both Special interactions and gain approval/disapproval for allies.
  • pcpc When a female Inquisitor speaks to Hyndel, she will use the ungrammatical, "Your father sent me here for potion." which is missing an article before 'potion'.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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