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Dragon Age Origins Awakening - Side Quests in the City of Amaranthine

by: Sheila Robinson ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/2/2012 • Leave a comment

There are a lot of side quests in the city of Amaranthine. Described In this Dragon Age Origins Awakening guide are the spoiler information and details you will need to complete them and earn the gold sovereigns and experience.

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    Merchant’s Goods

    Dragon Age Origins Awakening boxshot Source: Merchant’s Guild board in Amaranthine

    Quest: Find 9 silks for a merchant that were lost due to a bandit attack.

    Reward: 25 sovereigns

    Completing the Quest: You can complete this quest by referring to the Dragon Age Origins Awakening guide in Wending Wood. You can see the location on the main Amaranthine map. Look and find the silks scattered across this area nearby wrecked merchant caravans, chests and on fallen enemies.

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    Mafeath’s Monuments

    Source: Merchant’s Guild board in Amaranthine

    Quest: Make a copy of 8 inscriptions from statues in Wending Wood

    Reward: 13 sovereigns

    Completing the Quest: Go to Wending Wood. Find the statues on all sides of the map. They are all near trees, so look carefully. Some are not obvious to see.

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    Keep Out of Reach of Children

    Source: Merchant’s Guild board in Amaranthine

    Quest: Find all the illegal poison bottles that have been sold in the city of Amaranthine.

    Reward: 7 sovereigns

    Completing the Quest: Explore the city of Amaranthine for the poison bottles. Most can be found next to the merchant’s booths.

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    From the Living Wood

    Dragon Age Origins Awakening screenshot Source: The Chanter’s Board in the City of Amaranthine

    Quest: Find 5 samples of “living wood".

    Reward: 15 sovereigns. You will also get a -1 to the approval rating from Nathaniel (if he is with you).

    Completing the Quest: Go to the Wending Wood. Get the “living wood" samples off of Ancient Sylvan tree enemies you will run into in this Dragon Age Origins Awakening area.

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    A Donation of Injury Kits

    Source: The Chanter’s Board in the City of Amaranthine

    Quest: The Chantry needs 5 injury kits to help them out.

    Reward: No gold reward. It is just a good deed that earns you 1,000 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest: This Dragon Age Origins Awakening walkthrough is simple. Give the Amaranthine Chantry 5 injury kits from your inventory

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    A Donation of Poultices

    Source: The Chanter’s Board in the City of Amaranthine

    Quest: The Chantry needs 5 potent health potions to help them out.

    Reward: No reward of gold. It is just a good deed that earns you 2,000 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest: Give the Chantry 5 potent health potions from your inventory.

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    Till’ Death Do Us Part

    Source: Inside the Chantry. See the woman praying.

    Quest: This woman’s husband has been missing. Find out what happened to him.

    Reward: No reward of gold. It will earn you 1,000 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest: In this Dragon Age Origins Awakenings guide you will need 2 clues to find the missing husband. First go to the bar nearby the Chantry. Inside there you will find a scrap of paper that will lead you to the city of Amaranthine catwalks. The catwalks are known as the “city battlements" and are located in a couple places in town. Look for these battlement doors. Once you go through them, explore the catwalk areas until you find another scrap of paper that will lead you to a farmhouse at the entrance of the town. Go there and you will find out that the poor man hung himself. See the wife in the Chantry and tell her the bad news.

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    Blight Orphans?

    Dragon Age Origins Awakening screenshot Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: Give the Orphans 20 silvers for food and shelter

    Reward: No gold reward. It just appears to be a good deed that earns you 100 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest: This Dragon Age Origins Awakening walkthrough is simple to complete. Give the Orphans 20 silvers in the box next to the Blight of Orphans board.

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    Blight Orphans (Again)

    Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: The Blight orphans want 2 sovereigns for pillows and blankets. They also would like you to purchase some Antivan brandy from the bar to help them sleep at night.

    Reward: No gold reward. It earns you 200 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest: Note: To access this quest, you must have completed the “Blight Orphans?". Purchase the Antivan brandy from the bartender in the Crown and Lion bar. Place the brandy and the 2 sovereigns in the box next to the Blight of Orphans board.

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    Moonshine for Children

    Dragon Age Origins Awakening screenshot Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: Obtain some moonshine from a gang located in Amaranthine city.

    Reward: No gold reward. It earns you 500 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest: Note: To access this quest, you must have completed the “Blight Orphans". The moonshine is found in Hubert’s den. It is a house located in Amaranthine city. When you go inside, you will have to fight the moonshiner gang members. Once you eliminate them, take the moonshine and any other dropped loot. Go back to the Crown and Lion bar and place the moonshine in the box next to the Blight of Orphans board.

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    The Sermons of Justinia II

    Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: Obtain the Sermons of Justinia II book from the Reverend Mother in the Amaranthine Chantry.

    Reward: No gold reward. This Dragon Age Origins Awakening side quest earns you 500 experience points. You also get +1 approval from Anders and -1 approval from Nathaniel (if they are with you).

    Completing the Quest: Note: To access this quest, you must have completed the “Blight Orphans?". Go inside the Amaranthine Chantry. The book is on the altar. Take the book and go back to the Crown and Lion bar. Place the book in the box next to the Blight of Orphans board.

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    Those Sweet Orphans

    Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: To “thank" the Reverend Mother for the use of her book, place some herbs in her bed.

    Reward: No gold reward. It earns you 500 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest: Note: To access this quest, you must have completed the “Blight Orphans?, “Blight Orphans (Again)", “Moonshine for Children" and the “Sermons of Justina II . To complete this quest in this Dragon Age Origins Awakening guide, take the herb basket that is located next to the Blight of Orphans board. Go inside the Amaranthine Chantry. The Reverend Mother Leanna’s bed is located in the back room on the right side. Place the herbs in her bed.

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    The Scavenger Hunt

    Dragon Age Origins Awakening screenshot Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: Note: To access this quest, you must have completed “Those Sweet Orphans". Find the pitchfork, doll, hammer and soles of a pair of shoes that the orphans lost while playing. They also want you to bring them a pie.

    Reward: No gold reward. It earns you 500 experience (XP) points.

    Completing the Quest:

    Find the items in the following locations:

    • Doll – Located on the east side of the city map behind a wagon (near a noble).
    • Shoe soles - Located on the west side next to Glassric the Weaponsmith.
    • Pie – Find it behind Master Healy on a table.
    • Pitchfork – On the north side of the map near a noble woman and the world map exit.
    • Hammer – Find it on the left side of the Crown and Lion bar. You will need to look up, since it is hooked on a rope.
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    Present for Melisse

    Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: Melisse has been scaring the orphans. They want to play a prank on her. Place a scarecrow with a knife in front of her house.

    Reward: No gold reward. It earns you 500 experience (XP) points. It also gives you +1 approval from Ogren (if he is with you).

    Completing the Quest: Note: To access this quest, you must have completed “Those Sweet Orphans" in Dragon Age Origins Awakening. Find the scarecrow on the south side of the city near the world map entrance. The knife can be found inside the Crown and Lion bar’s kitchen. Once you have both items, go to Melisse house on the south side of the map. Look for a “soft spot" to place the scarecrow. Once you do this quest is complete.

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    Making Amends

    Dragon Age Origins Awakening screenshot Source: The Blight of Orphans board inside the Crown and Lion bar in Amaranthine city.

    Quest: The result of the scarecrow prank has caused Melisse’s tomato garden to get ruined. To make it up to her, the orphans want you to place some flowers in front of her door.

    Reward: No gold reward. It earns you 500 experience (XP) points. You also get +1 approval from Nathaniel (if he is with you).

    Completing the Quest: Note: To access this quest, you must have completed all other Blight of the Orphans quests. Go inside the Amaranthine Chantry. The flowers are located on a table. Take the flowers to Melisse’s home and place them there. Once you have completed this Dragon Age Origins walkthrough for this side quest, you will have completed all of the Blight of Orphans tasks.

References

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