The Mercenary Fortress is a side quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Mercenaries are stirring unrest in the Hinterlands. They have occupied an old fort in the woods.

Acquisition Edit

This quest is triggered by looting the orders dropped by Outlaws. A copy of the orders can also be found near a group of bandits during the East Road Bandits quest (see Gallery).

See Notes below if you are having trouble triggering this quest.

Walkthrough Edit

The Mercenary Fortress, Grand Forest Villa, is located in the southwestern area of the Hinterlands, south of the Forest Camp. Approaching the entrance completes the quest.

Though not a part of the quest, a few outlaw enforcers patrol the villa itself. The Mercenary Leader (level 9 elite rank enforcer) is on the second level guarding the key that unlocks Valammar for the quest Deep Trouble. He always drops a random amount of gold, an Rare Belt Icon Enhanced Belt of Health and Masterwork Vanguar Mail icon Masterwork Vanguard Armor.

Additional XP can also be earned by finding Codex entry: An Unsigned Letter near the Valammar Key. There is also a note called An Unsigned Letter in the room across from the main entrance. This letter doesn't update the codex thus it is shown in the Gallery below.

Reward Edit

  • 128 XP
  • 80 Influence

Other texts Edit

Text ico Letter on a Bandit in the Hinterlands
Text ico An Unsigned Letter

Notes Edit

  • For those having a difficult time triggering this quest, visit the outlaw encampment east of the Grand Forest Villa. (It will be slightly north of the eastern rift for Rifts in the Woods.) The orders are on the ground of the camp and picking them up will start this quest. If you have already visited the Grand Forest Villa, it will trigger and immediately complete.
  • The Grand Forest Villa landmark is located at the front of the villa for Landmarks in the Hinterlands
  • An ocularum is found at the front of the villa for Shards in the Hinterlands
  • The Fereldan Banner is in a large chest in the room across from the main entrance
  • A piece of The Fall mosaic can be found at the top of the southern tower.
  • Quest may disappear after completing.

Bugs Edit

  • Entering Valammar before starting this quest breaks it.

Gallery Edit

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