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Dragon Age Origins - Completing the Denerim Side Quests

by: Sheila Robinson ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

Dragon Age Origins (PS3) has a lot of side quests.The city of Denerim is full of them. Described are the details and spoiler information you will need to succeed and earn the gold sovereigns, experience and other useful items.

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    Drake Scale Armor

    Dragon Age Origins boxshot Location: Wade’s Emporium in the Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Bring Wade Drake Scales

    Reward: Wade can create special drake skin (leather) armor for you that will have bonuses to fire resistance.

    How to Complete the Quest: In this Dragon Age Origins Denerim side quest, you will need to kill 6 drakes from the Wyrming Lair. Bring the skins back to Wade. For the first armor set, pay him 10 sovereigns. Once completed, you can have him create a second set of drake armor for about 25 sovereigns. Paying Wade to make the armor (you can still get it without paying him) will open the opportunity for him to be able to create a superior quality Dragon Plate armor later.

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    Dragon Scale Armor

    Location: Wade’s Emporium in the Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Bring Wade Dragon Scales

    Reward: Wade can create special dragon scale (leather) armor for you that will have bonuses to fire resistance.

    How to Complete the Quest: You need to kill the High Dragon that is located near the Gauntlet. To attack him, you will need to ring the gong to draw his attention. After you defeat him, bring the scales to Wade and have him create some dragon scale armor for you. If you paid for the other scale armor sets, have him create the superior dragon plate armor (your other options are medium, heavy or massive style armor). This armor will give you +50 to fire resistance, +1.0 combat stamina regeneration and +25 to your stamina point level.

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    Forgotten Verses

    Location: Sister Justine at the Chantry in the Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Collect ancient scrolls for the Chantry to study

    Reward: Receive 7 sovereigns

    How to Complete the Quest: Find the scrolls in the Ruined Temple. You will go this area when you are on the Urn of Sacred Ashes (a main quest in the Dragon Age Origins game). Access the temple through the town of Haven. At your convenience, bring the scrolls to Sister Justine. She will ask you if they can be studied. Tell her you want some collateral first. Then ask her to make a copy of them for you. When she finishes studying them (you wait a brief moment), she will reward you with the gold

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    Pearls before Swine

    Dragon Age Origins screenshot Location: Sergeant Kylon in the Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Some mercenaries have been causing trouble at the Pearl. Kill them or get them to leave peacefully.

    Reward: A couple of sovereigns

    How to Complete the Quest: Start this Dragon Age Origins Denerim side quest by going to the Pearl in Denerim. It can be accessed through the city map. If you have a high enough level of coercion , you can convince the mercenaries to leave without a fight. Otherwise, you will have to kill them. Once done, go and see Sergeant Kylon for your reward. Talk to him again for another side quest.

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    The Crimson Oars

    Dragon Age Origins screenshot Location: Sergeant Kylon in the Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Get the drunken Crimson Oars mercenaries to leave the Gnawed Noble Tavern

    Reward: A couple of sovereigns

    How to Complete the Quest: Go to the Gnawed Noble Tavern in the Denerim Marketplace. If your persuasion skills are high enough, convince them that there are better bars for them to hang out in. Otherwise fight them, but target the leader. If he is killed, the others will back off peacefully. When you’re finished, go see Sergeant Kylon.

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    Solving Problems

    Location: The bartender at the Gnawed Noble Tavern in Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Get rid of three corpses for the Rogue’s guild. This is the first of the “D" quests.

    Reward: A gold sovereign

    How to Complete the Quest: Find and pick up corpses in the alley next to the Chantry in Denerim Marketplace, the Pearl and in the Warehouse (near the Wonders of Thedas shop in Denerim Marketplace). Once complete, see the bartender for your reward and access to the next “D" quest.

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    Sign of Safe Passage

    Dragon Age Origins screenshot Location: The bartender at the Gnawed Noble Tavern in Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Fire a messenger arrow in the Brecilian forest. This is the second "D" quest.

    Reward: A gold sovereign

    How to Complete the Quest: To complete this Dragon Age Origins Denerim quest, you will need to go to the west Brecilian Forest. You will find the location off the road. Fire an arrow with your character at the appropriate spot. Next, you will need to fight some mercenaries who will arrive shortly after. Once you kill them, collect the items off of their corpses. Go back to the bartender in Denerim for your reward.

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    False Witnesses

    Location: The bartender at the Gnawed Noble Tavern in Denerim Marketplace

    Quest: Find and kill three individuals who have stolen from the Guild – Skinny Frank, Cam of Redside and Brian. This is the third "D" quest.

    Reward: A couple gold sovereigns

    How to Complete the Quest: You will find Cam of Redside in the Wonders of Thedas shop in the Denerim Marketplace. Skinny Frank is located next to the Lake Calenhad Docks. You can find Brian in the Frostback Mountain area near the shops. See the bartender in Denerim for your reward.

References

  • Screenshots for this Dragon Age Origins Denerim side quest guide were created by Sheila Robinson.

Dragon Age Origins (PS3) - Guide to the Denerim Side Quests

In Dragon Age Origins, there are a lot of side quests. The city of Denerim provides lots of opportunities to earn gold sovereigns and special items. In this guide, find out how to find and complete side quests for the Mage's Collective, The Denerim Chantry and the Bartender at Gnawed Noble Tavern.
  1. Dragon Age Origins - Completing the Denerim Side Quests
  2. Dragon Age Origins - Completing the Denerim Side Quests (Part 2)
  3. Arl of Denerim Estate, Chantry and Mages Collective Quest Information for Dragon Age Origins

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