A scout on duty is worried something's happened to a fellow scout named Ritts, who was tasked with investigating apostates in the area.
Find the worried scout just north of Dwarfson's Pass Camp in the Hinterlands to begin the quest.
Ritts can be found in the Winterwatch Tower area. Follow the path southeast to the tower, up the stairs and across the bridge. Ritts will be to the left, near the end of the hill, being attacked by two templars. Kill the templars to rescue her.
Once rescued, the quest can be completed by informing the worried scout. Before leaving, search the box and the dead mage and then speak to Ritts, who will finally admit the real reason she's there.
- Ritts: So, the truth... I may have been, um, passing time with Eldredda.
- (Special) Varric?
- (Underworld Knowledge) or (dwarf Inquisitor) No. You have potential.
If Ritts is not recruited the Inquisitor can complete the quest by travelling back to the worried scout to inform him that Ritts is safe and optionally tell him of her actions while she was on duty. If the worried scout is informed he will be angry with Ritts and assure the Inquisitor that this won't happen again.
If Ritts is killed the quest will normally be completed by talking to the worried scout who vows for revenge.
Completing the quest yields
- 177 XP
- 80 Influence
- 1 Power
(Optional) Recruiting Witty Ritts for Leliana (Secrets) yields
- 50 Influence
- 1 Power
- The party can encounter, help and recruit Ritts before accepting the quest from the worried scout. If done this way, you will be able to tell the worried scout that she's been rescued, and the quest completes immediately.
- The combat between Ritts and the Templars will initiate as soon as the Inquisitor is close by. If the Inquisitor does not further approach, Ritts will eventually drop to 1 life and when the Inquisitor finally gets involved and initiates combat, it will require one hit from a templar to get her killed.