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Cullen is an NPC in Dragon Age 3: Inquisition that joins the Inquisition as an advisor, but does not join your party as a companion. c cullen-profile.jpg

"Cullen has seen the worst that magic and corruption can do to innocent people. Trained from a young age, he has devoted more than half his life in service to the Templar Order. He saw the Ferelden Circle fall during the Blight and was witness to the mage-templar conflict that tore Kirkwall apart. In the aftermath, it was Cullen who rallied what remained of Kirkwall's templars to restore order to the devastated city. His leadership and integrity caught the attention of Cassandra Pentaghast, who recognized in him a vital component in forming the Inquisition. Now the world is falling into chaos. Cullen is through waiting for others to act, and he's determined that the Inquisition will make a difference for the people of Thedas."

Encounters

  • Cullen is first introduced to the player during The Threat Remains in the Haven Chantry War Council room. He can be found for conversation in the training grounds outside Haven.

Related Quests

Name, Time & Requirements
Best
Forces Reward
Secrets Reward
Connections Reward

Cullen

Aid those Impacted by the Civil War (60 min)

Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts complete, some points in the Forces perk tree
The Imperial Army is prepared to aid the Inquisition but must first deal with demons within their own borders. Cullen suggests sending your own soldiers to fight demons. Josephine suggests petitioning the Chantry to provide shelter for civilians, while Leliana’s agents can divert travelers from dangerous areas. Choose Cullen as direct cooperation with the Imperial soldiers will encourage them to work with you again.
Forces
60 Influence
60 Influence
60 Influence

An Offer from the Imperial Army (15 min)

Completed Aid those Impacted by the Civil War with Cullen.
Chevalier Ducet remembers the Inquisition’s soldiers helping with the demons. He offers to assist your soldiers as they fight Red Templars in Val Foret. Only Cullen is available for this operation.
Forces
30 Influence
N/A
N/A

Diverting Soldiers in the Frostbacks (60 min)

Keep in Crestwood claimed, many points in the Forces perk tree
Sister Paulette and a group of injured Inquisition soldiers are holding off Avvar in the Frostback Mountains. Word can be sent to soldiers near their location, however said soldiers are in pursuit of Red Templars with civilian captives. Cullen will opt to pursue the red templars and captives. The captives will be freed but Sister Pauline and the soldiers are lost. Pursuit through the Mountains becomes available. Josephine will opt for helping Sister Pauline and the injured soldiers. The sister and soldiers are saved, but the red templars’ trail is lost. Thanks from a Chantry Sister becomes available.
Forces
60 Influence
N/A
1 Maker’s Bride Cameo

Pursuit Through the Mountains (240 min)

Complete Diverting Soldiers in the Frostbacks with Cullen.
Inquisition soldiers were able to uncover information on Red Templar movements. Cullen or Leliana can set up an attack. Either way, the attack is a success.
Secrets
1 Masterwork Inscribed One-Handed Haft, 120 Influence
1 Masterwork Inscribed One-Handed Haft, 120 Influence
N/A

Thanks From a Chantry Sister (240 min)

Complete Diverting Soldiers in the Frostbacks with Josephine.
Sister Pauline offers to assist the Inquisition as thanks for rescuing her from the Avvar. You may choose to accept the offer or release her from obligations. All choices result in some sort of reward.
Secrets
60 Influence
N/A
60 Influence

Party?

No: Cullen is an Inquisition Advisor and will only operate with you via the War Council and War Table.

Romance

Cullen is a Templar Commander who becomes an advisor to the Inquisition. To initiate a romance plot, the player must be female and human or elf, and must take all available opportunities to flirt during dialogues. Being in a relationship with anyone else will make Cullen's options not available. To ensure progress in your flirting, do not have Cullen take lyrium at any point. If you do, he will not romance you and even break up with you.
  • Romance by: Females, Human and Elf only.
  • Alignment: ??
  • Important Approval Choices: Advisors are not affected by the approval system, there is no way to gain or lose approval with them. To create a relationship, you must focus on flirting conversatino points.
  • Romance Point: You must not be in a relationship so that you have an opportunity to flirt with Cullen during conversations.

Alignment & Approval Rating

Cullens approval rating is not available in the game. Advisors are not affected by the approval system, there is no way to gain or lose approval with them. To create a relationship, you must focus on flirting conversation points. You should be wary, however, to never give Cullen Lyrium or he will not romance you.

Haven

"...None made quite the entrance you did."
  • I'm glad I'm here.
  • I like to stand out.
  • It wasn't my choice.

"...Now it seems we face something far worse."
  • I believe the mark will help.
  • Everything's a mess.
  • You trust in the Inquisition?

"...Forgive me. I doubt you came here for a lecture."
  • I like your enthusiasm. (romance)
  • I don't mind.
  • You have thought that through.
  • No, not really.

"...Did you need something?"
  • Anything I should know?
  • Why did the templar's leave?
  • Tell me about your colleagues.

"...Tell me about templar life." (investigate)
  • Why did you become a templar
    • That's not very old
      What about your family?
  • What do templars do
  • You lived in the circle
  • How are templars trained
  • Tell me about their vows


"...Tell me about yourself." (Investigate)


Background, Dialogue & Other Notes

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    • Error14 Jul 2016 18:04

      "To ensure progress in your flirting, do not have Cullen take lyrium at any point. If you do, he will not romance you and even break up with you." <br/> <br/>Not true. I told him to get back on the lyrium and then even confirmed it after and I started a romance with him after just fine.

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