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How to Frame a Templar - Introduction
This is a very easy non-combat mission for people who wish to help the apostates in Kirkwall. You can get this quest off of Mistress Selby's quest board for the Underground Railroad. You just have to plant a little bit of evidence to get a nasty templar removed from his post.
As noted, there is no combat at all in this quest. It's just free money for running around the town. There don't appear to be any impacts on relationships either, so don't worry too much about your party. Just pick up the parts of the quest as you travel, and then turn it in for your free gold coin and XP.
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How to Frame a Templar - Framing Ser Conrad
The good news is that you don't have to look very hard. You can just listen to the agrument occurring to the right as you enter the Gallows. The habormaster's assistant will be loudly explaining that he has an entire shipment of lyrium that is just sitting in a box on the docks. And it seems that he doesn't have anywhere to ship it to. That sounds like a good opportunity.
Walk behind him and look at the flashing scroll lying on the box. You will receive an option to write in Conrad's name (Conrad's the templar's name, in case you forgot...like I did).
With the correct and new order in hand, you can go to the other dock worker in the Gallows and hand over the scroll. He'll just be happy to have some paperwork and orders, which means that the lyrium will soon be Ser Conrad's problem.
Just planting the lyrium won't do a whole lot though. You'll need to get the templars to search his quarters and at least suspect him. You'll need a templar that's either drunk or corrupt. As noted, the Hanged Man should meet our needs. Go to the Hanged Man during the day and you should find a marked man, named Ser Roderick, waiting by the bar.
He's a bit tipsy, but he'll still gladly accept any reports that you may have. Tell him you want to report a corrupt templar, and then just report whatever crime you feel like reporting. As long as he gets investigated, you're set.
This actually takes care of the quest. It has no major impact and it will take care of itself from here. Just go back to Mistress Selby and talk to her to receive your reward and XP.
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All screenshots and references from "Dragon Age 2."
All information based on a "hard" difficulty playthrough, unless otherwise noted.
There are a number of side quests that you'll want to take care of while you're in Kirkwall in Act 2. This series will give you help with completing Night Terrors, The Midnight Meeting, Search and Rescue, How to Frame a Templar and The Lost Patrol.