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Who Needs Rescuing? is an Act 3 side quest in Dragon Age II.


The quest starts by reading a letter on the Writing Desk in the Hawke Estate in Act 3. This is sent by Feynriel only if Hawke helped him during Night Terrors quest in Act 2 and was not made Tranquil.

Note: ps3PS3 Sometimes this quest is active immediately following the completion of Showdown.


Accept the letter and then head towards the Wounded Coast. Go to the first path on the northeast side of the map. Head north and turn right to find a kidnapped noblewoman named Orlanna. She says that Feynriel came to her in a dream, and when she awoke, the guards had killed each other. She asks to be taken to Feynriel, calling him her love, to thank him, but none of the dialogue options allow you to lead her to him.

The bandits will attack after the dialogue, leaving Orlanna to return to Kirkwall and wait for Feynriel.


  • Hack Hack - looted from the bandit leader
  • Random loot from the bandits

Note texts[]

Who Needs Rescuing? Who Needs Rescuing?


  • Hawke has the option to flirt with Orlanna, but nothing comes of it, not even a reaction from Orlanna. All dialogue options result in the bandit leader attacking.
  • One of the bandit corpses behind Orlanna has 2 Health Potions, regardless of how many are in Hawke's inventory. This allows you to overstock them for a more difficult fight, or store them at home until such a fight comes.
  • This quest does not exist in Dragon Age II: The Complete Official Guide.


  • The quest may appear in journal before the letter is read but Orlanna will not appear in the Wounded Coast.
  • It's possible that the quest itself may not update properly. Orlanna appears and you can fight the bandits, but after you've freed Orlanna from her captivity, the quest still remains active and the description text doesn't change. As a consequence the quest still can't be finished.
  • pcpcA new quest marker will appear above the writing desk in Hawke's estate, but no corresponding message can be found and the quest marker remains after checking.
  • If unpatched, the quest may be bugged, preventing Orlanna from appearing at all. A bandit will be there, but he will not react to your presence.