Rumors of a hidden quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition have floated around since the game’s launch last November on PlayStation and Xbox consoles plus the PC. The start of the quest was finally discovered yesterday while other members of the Dragon Age community quickly found the end and the reward.
The presence of the secret cave was supposedly tipped by one of the developers of Dragon Age: Inquisition. The clue given was simply that players need to “jump on the tiny cave.” It took months, but the quest was finally found.
The YouTube channel Project Falcon Punch was the first to find out how to start the hidden “The Tiniest Cave” quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition. To start the quest, players will need to go to The Emerald Graves area and make their way to the river in the northern part of the map.
There you will find a rock formation with a gap between the two rocks.
If you go through that gap, you’ll see a tiny cave or rock house.
It’s easy to see why it took so long for this quest to be discovered. The location is so obscure and this pile of rocks is so innocuous that it is easy to pass over.
If you jump on that tiny cave 50 times, you’ll be given a fetch quest to collection ten Crystal Grace flowers. These can be found in the Hinterlands area of Inquisition. These spawn randomly in the area, but, YouTube broadcaster AntarcticWildlife provided the tip that one of these flowers always spawns at the following location. All you have to do is grab the flower, fast travel out, and then back into the Hinterlands to retrieve another from the same spot until 10 flowers are collected.
Once 10 flowers are collected, return to the tiny cave and place them at the foot of the cave to complete the quest.
The reward for this secret quest is another matter and not immediately obvious. There is a chest elsewhere in Dragon Age that unlocks with its completion. A commenter on the Project Falcon Punch video claimed to have found its location, which was confirmed by AntarcticWildlife’s video guide.
To reach the chest, you will need to travel to the Emprise du Lion area of Inquisition and head to the mines. Light the torch behind the keep and then walk through a snow-covered wall. This will lead you down a path of stairs that has the desired chest at the bottom.
The chest contains some gold and the rare Ardent Blossom level 22 helmet. You have to be at least level 19 to wear it and only Elf, Dwarf, or Human characters can wear it. This helmet was only previously obtainable through mods or cheats.
Supposedly, there are other hidden Easter Eggs in Dragon Age: Inquisition that have yet to be discovered. We’ll have to see if PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players are clever enough to find them all.
[Images via Project Falcon Punch, AntarcticWildlife, NexusMods]