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The Burden of Guilt is a side quest in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. A merchant in the Blackmarsh betrayed several young women in exchange for treasures from the Baroness. Overpowered by guilt, he soon killed himself. The merchant's suicide note contained a map to his hidden cache.


This quest is received when The Warden-Commander finds an Ancient Note within the crates found near the dead Mabari dog. The quest leads the player to a barrel which is lying half buried in the ground. The treasure is located in a barrel near a dead log and a tear in the Veil.

Burden of Guilt treasure location

The yellow mark denotes the location of the treasure

Note: pcpc Using the Tab button will show the location if you are near the treasure


Diamond Diamond

Ruby Ruby

Sapphire Sapphire


  • 500 XP


  • pcpcThe experience is granted when the player interacts with the Treasure Barrel. By choosing to close the loot menu without looting the Barrel, the player can continue to interact with it to gain 500 XP each time the loot menu is opened. Allowing for infinite experience to be obtained.

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Codex entry: Karsten Wilde's Last Testament Codex entry: Karsten Wilde's Last Testament