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Sit in Judgment is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Someone being held in Skyhold awaits judgment.

Acquisition

Once the Inquisitor has gained Skyhold, he/she must leave once and return in order to trigger this quest. After the first prisoner is judged, the quest triggers every time a new prisoner is captured.

Walkthrough

The judgment options and outcomes are outlined below for each prisoner the Inquisitor may capture:

Chief Movran the Under

Captured as part of the Lost Souls quest. Judged for his crime of attacking Skyhold with a male goat (aka a ram) in retaliation for his son's death.

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Banishment DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Disapproves - Cole
Put on public display on a gibbet and "probably" released DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas, Iron Bull and Cole
Arm and Exile to Tevinter DAIApproval Greatly approves - Iron Bull
DAIApproval Approves - Sera
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cole, Vivienne, Solas, Dorian and Blackwall
Assign to Abernache
(Requires Abernache to have survived Champions of the Just)
DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull and Sera
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cole and Varric
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Vivienne


Magister Gereon Alexius

Captured as part of the In Hushed Whispers quest. Judged for his crimes of apostasy, attempted enslavement, attempted assassination (of the Inquisitor).

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Execution DAIApproval Approves - Cole and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas and Varric
DAIApproval Disapproves - Dorian
Imprisonment DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull
DAIApproval Disapproves - Cole
Forced to work for the mages DAIApproval Approves - Solas and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Blackwall, Dorian and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Sera

Note: Additional approval changes on subsequent dialogue: DAIApproval Dorian slightly approves

Made Tranquil
(Available to Mage Inquisitor only)
DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cassandra
DAIApproval Disapproves - Blackwall and Cole
DAIApproval Greatly disapproves - Solas and Dorian
Note: Sentencing a mage to be made Tranquil after siding with the mage rebellion has a negative effect on your relationship with the mages.
Forced to research magic arcana for the Inquisition
(Requires Arcane Knowledge Inquisition perk)
DAIApproval Approves - Dorian and Solas
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Vivienne, Cole and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Disapproves - Sera
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cassandra

Note: Additional approval changes on subsequent dialogue: DAIApproval Dorian approves


Knight-Captain Denam

Captured as part of the main quest Champions of the Just. Judged for his crimes of wilfully corrupting his fellow templars with red lyrium, murdering the Knight-Vigilant

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Execution
(Only available if the locked door to his quarters were opened, and the Knight-Vigilant's body discovered)
DAIApproval Approves - Solas, Iron Bull, Sera and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cassandra
Imprisonment DAIApproval Slightly approves - Solas, Iron Bull and Varric
Given to the Templars to be punished (implied execution) DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cassandra, Varric, Solas, Blackwall, Sera and Vivienne
Exiled to the Sea of Ash
(Requires History Knowledge Inquisition perk)
DAIApproval Approves - Cassandra and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Solas, Blackwall, Sera and Cole
Conscription
(Only available if the locked door to his quarters was NOT opened)
DAIApproval Approves - Blackwall
DAIApproval Disapproves - Solas, Cassandra, Cole and Varric
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Sera


Mistress Poulin

Aiding and abetting the Red Templars in the Dales

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Have her rebuild the town
(Requires the completion of the side quest Quarry Quandary)
DAIApproval Approves - Blackwall, Varric, and Sera
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Vivienne, Solas
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Iron Bull
Released DAIApproval Slightly approves - Blackwall and Varric
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Iron Bull and Sera
Put to work DAIApproval Slightly approves - Blackwall, Cassandra, Sera, and Varric
Execution DAIApproval Disapproves - Blackwall, Cole, and Varric
Money confiscated for House Trevelyan
(Human noble only)
DAIApproval Disapproves - Cole, Solas, and Varric
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Blackwall, Cassandra, and Iron Bull


Mayor Gregory Dedrick

Captured as part of the Still Waters side quest and after the Find Crestwood's Mayor war table operation. Judged for his crimes of purposely drowning a number of citizens in Old Crestwood during the Fifth Blight

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Give him to the Grey Wardens
(Requires completion of the main quest Here Lies the Abyss, and they must still be present in Orlais)
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera, Iron Bull and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Vivienne and Solas
Exile DAIApproval Approves - Solas
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cole
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Iron Bull and Sera
Give him a clean death DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull, Sera and Cole
DAIApproval Disapproves - Solas
Lock him up in Ferelden DAIApproval Slightly approves - Vivienne, Varric and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cole


Grand Duchess Florianne de Chalons

Captured as part of the main quest Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts quest. Judged for the attempted assassination of Empress Celene

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Encloisterment
(Special - Available to a faithful Inquisitor only)
(Florianne must be alive)
DAIApproval Approves - Cole
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cassandra
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas and Iron Bull
Recruit her for the Inquisition
(Requires Nobility Knowledge Inquisition perk)
(Florianne must be alive)
DAIApproval Greatly approves - Solas
DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull
DAIApproval Disapproves - Sera and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cassandra, Vivienne and Varric
Farm work
(Florianne must be alive)
DAIApproval Approves - Sera, Cole and Blackwall
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Vivienne and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Disapproves - Solas
Exile
(Florianne must be alive)
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas, Iron Bull and Vivienne
Make her the Inquisition's court jester
(Florianne must be alive)
DAIApproval Approves - Sera
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Vivienne and Dorian
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cassandra
Ignore her
(Florianne must be dead)
DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cassandra
Put her remains to use
(Florianne must be dead)
DAIApproval Approves - Sera, Varric and Dorian
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cassandra, Cole
Return the trade routes to the reigning monarch
(Requires Historical Knowledge Inquisition perk)
(Florianne must be dead)
DAIApproval Approves - Vivienne, Solas
Void her claims
(Florianne must be dead)


Magister Livius Erimond

Captured as part of the main quest Here Lies the Abyss.

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Imprisonment DAIApproval Slightly approves - Dorian, Blackwall, Varric, Vivienne, and Sera
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas
DAIApproval Disapproves - Cole
Execution DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull, Cole, Solas, Sera, and Varric
Made Tranquil
(Available to a Mage Inquisitor only)
DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull and Vivienne
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Cassandra
DAIApproval Greatly disapproves - Solas
DAIApproval Disapproves - Blackwall, Cole, and Dorian
  • Note: Sentencing a mage to be made Tranquil after siding with the mage rebellion has a negative effect on your relationship with the mages.
  • Can unlock the war table operation Judgment: How Could You (if first time sentencing someone to be Tranquil)
Remand to the Grey Wardens DAIApproval Approves - Blackwall and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas


Ser Ruth

Captured as part of the main quest Here Lies the Abyss. Judged for her crimes of blood sacrifice.

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Divine Forgiveness
(Available to a faithful Inquisitor only)
DAIApproval Approves - Iron Bull and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera and Cassandra
DAIApproval Disapproves - Solas
Public Humiliation DAIApproval Approves - Solas and Vivienne
DAIApproval Disapproves - Blackwall, Sera and Cole
Imprisonment DAIApproval Slightly approves - Dorian and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas, Iron Bull and Sera
Refuse to judge a warden DAIApproval Approves - Sera
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Blackwall
DAIApproval Disapproves - Solas
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cassandra, Cole and Vivienne
Exile like the rest of the Wardens DAIApproval Approves - Solas and Blackwall
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Iron Bull, Sera and Cole
Exile to the Deep Roads DAIApproval Approves - Sera and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Varric and Cole
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Solas


Captain Thom Rainier

Captured as part of the Revelations companion quest and potentially the war table operation Rainier's Release: An Alternative. Judged for his crimes of murder, treason and identity theft.

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Pardon DAIApproval Greatly approves - Blackwall
DAIApproval Approves - Sera
Give him to the Wardens after the Inquisition ends DAIApproval Greatly approves - Blackwall
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera

Additional approval changes on subsequent dialogue:
Tell Blackwall good riddance - DAIApproval Blackwall strongly disapproves
Otherwise - DAIApproval Blackwall approves
Servitude to the Inquisition DAIApproval Greatly disapproves - Blackwall
DAIApproval Disapproves - Sera


Samson

Captured as part of the main quest What Pride Had Wrought if In Hushed Whispers was also completed. Judged for his crimes while in the position of accomplice/general to Corypheus and being a traitor to the Templar Order.

Judgment options Approval changes Results
(Special) Serve the Inquisition
(Requires completion of Before the Dawn)
(Must choose the "Maddox respected you" dialogue option, then "Cullen will question you.")
DAIApproval Approves - Cole, Solas and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Vivienne
Give him to Dagna for study DAIApproval Approves - Sera and Solas
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Dorian
Corrupting Runes of various levels
Remand to Kirkwall for judgment DAIApproval Approves - Sera and Varric
Exile to the wilderness DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera
DAIApproval Disapproves - Solas
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cole, Iron Bull, and Varric
Imprisonment DAIApproval Slightly approves - Sera
DAIApproval Disapproves - Cole

NOTE: The Inquisitor can speak to Cullen after this judgment regarding the decision made.


Crassius Servis

Captured when found in the Western Approach. Judged for his crimes: working for Corypheus, raising monsters, using magic for conquest, smuggling

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Imprisonment DAIApproval Slightly approves - Solas and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Disapproves - Cole
Returned to Corypheus DAIApproval Approves - Sera and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Solas
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Varric, Blackwall, Cole and Dorian
Recruited as an Informant DAIApproval Approves - Solas and Iron Bull
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Blackwall and Vivienne
DAIApproval Disapproves - Cole
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Sera
Recruited as a Smuggler
(Requires Underworld Knowledge Inquisition perk)
DAIApproval Approve - Solas
DAIApproval Slightly approves - Iron Bull, Varric and Dorian
DAIApproval Slightly disapproves - Cole, Sera and Cassandra
  • Recruited as an Agent (None)
    Note: Though this decision states "Agent Acquired", Servis does not appear in the Inquisition perk list


Ser Delrin Barris

Becomes available after completing the war table operation Investigate Man Accused of Abomination. After saving Val Colline from the Venatori, breaking a siege of demons in Ansburg, and stopping a mob from attacking a mage without raising his sword.

Judgment options Approval changes Results
Promote Ser Barris to Knight-Commander of the Templars Nice cut scene
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