Way to unlock: Automatically, after you approach the Mysterious Arrow stuck in the ground.
The quest-giver: - (M4,1)
This quest becomes available during your stay in Val Royeaux, i.e. the location that you visit, among others, during one of the storyline quests. Explore the central yard in Val Royeaux. You need to find the Mysterious Arrow shown in the above screenshot (M4,1) and examine it. This will display a note on the screen and there appears a new item in your log.
Your next task is to find three items hidden all around Val Royeaux. You can reach them in any order you want. At the bottom level, you need to explore the area around the cafe (M4,1a) and the docks (M4,1b). Additionally, you need to visit the upper level of the market place (M4,1c). At this point, it should be noted that you can reach the upper level by selecting one of the fast-travel points on the map. In each of the three cases, you need to press the scanning key/button and collect the Red Handkerchiefs.
Obtaining all three handkerchiefs unlocks, on the world map, a location connected with Val Royeaux. It is the Secluded Courtyard marked in the above screenshot. Travel there.
After you get to a new location, you will have to fight an easy fight with a group of Mercenaries. If possible, eliminate the archers in the first place and only then, the bandits that want to fight in melee. After the fights, walk over into the neighboring area, where you encounter the elf archer Sera.
The conversation with Sera is interrupted by more mercenaries. Also this time, the fights area easy. Watch out, while talking to Sera, because towards the end, you will have to decide whether you want her on the party, or to send her away. The better way to follow is the former, of course.
Rewards for completing the quest:
- New Ally: Sera
- Experience (few)
- 80 Influence points
- 1 Power point