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

Once Crossroads has been claimed, ambient chatter of a distressed refugee can be heard. He is located across from the merchant on the road or walking around the fire. Once spoken to he will direct the Herald to his son, Hyndel, who has left to join the cult in the hills.

Walkthrough Edit

After speaking with the refugee you can earn an extra 50 XP by finding a letter from Hyndel, describing where, and why, he has gone on a table inside the nearby home.

Travel to the Dwarfson's Pass Camp and south to the Winterwatch Tower and up to the keep. The Herald will need to speak to Anais to gain access to the castle. Once inside, travel up the left ramp and crossover to the ladder upwards. Once there, speak to Hyndel. 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

  • 44 XP
  • 40 Influence

Approval Edit

  • If present when the quest is completed
DAIApproval Blackwall Slightly approves
DAIApproval Cassandra Slightly approves
DAIApproval Iron Bull Slightly approves
DAIApproval Sera Slightly approves
DAIApproval Solas Slightly approves
  • If recruited but not in the party when the quest is completed
DAIApproval 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 Cole Approves(does not need to be in active party)
DAIApproval Iron bull Slightly Approves
DAIApproval Solas Slightly Approves
DAIApproval Sera Slightly Disapproves
  • (Special) Go to your family.
DAIApproval Cole Approves(does not need to be in active party)
DAIApproval Cassandra Slightly Approves
DAIApproval Sera Slightly Approves
DAIApproval Iron Bull Slightly Approves
  • (Special) Solas? (If Solas is in the party)
DAIApproval Solas Approves
DAIApproval Cole Approves(does not need to be in active party)
DAIApproval Sera Slightly Disapproves

Notes Edit

Bugs Edit

  • xboxoneXbox one iconps4Icon ps4When 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.
    • ps4Icon ps4xbox360Icon xbox360 A possible fix is to stand still until Hyndel's father switches chairs, which terminates the dialogue and allows interaction.
  • pcIcon pc You can speak to Hyndel and use both Special interactions and gain approval/disapproval for allies.
  • pcIcon pc When a female Inquisitor speaks to Hyndel, she will use the ungrammatical, "Your father sent me her for potion." which is missing an article before 'potion'.

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