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Dragon Age II

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Chantry Historian in Dragon Age II

Chantry Historian58 (25)

Find all four chapters of "The History of the Chantry," by Brother Genitivi.

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Achievement Guide for Chantry Historian

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Achievement won on 11 Mar 11
TA Score for this game: 2,221
Posted on 11 March 11 at 12:24, Edited on 09 October 11 at 18:25
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The four chapters can all be found in the Chantry inside Hightown in Kirkwall. One in Act I, two in Act II, and one in Act III. It is possible to miss these if you don't pick them up during the acts or during a quest (Chapter 3), so visit the Chantry early on when you start a new year/act.

Act I (Year 1)
Chapter 1
When you start your first year in Kirkwall after meeting Varric, head on over to the Chantry. From where you enter, head to your right up the steps to the second floor and the book will be on a long table close to the fireplace.

Act II (Year 4)
Chapter 2
Try and get this book before you do anything else or at least before starting "Demands of the Qun" and "Following the Qun" plot quests which will be near the end of the Act. The book is on the platform in the middle of the chantry, between where the Grand Cleric and Sebastian (if you have The Exiled Prince DLC) are, it'll be on the ground next to the podium.

Same Act.. Act II
Chapter 3
This is a tricky one for a couple of reasons, so be sure to have a save or autosave before this part, and here is why: It can only be obtained during the "Following the Qun" quest while you are inside the Chantry at night. After the cutscene where you are stopped by Petrice and her "Righteous" mob, you'll immediately go into battle stance but should notice Chapter 3 right in front of you to your left. It is hard to grab while in battle stance and even after the battle and the cutscenes that follow, you are not able to re-enter the Chantry to get it again.

The trick to picking it up is when your go into battle stance after the cutscene, run up to the book and hold down LT to bring up the radial menu. Then center the menu on the book so it has that eye icon and text on it lit up, quickly press or spam A button while releasing LT so that you will pick it up - tada! It should work, if not keep at it.. this trick is helpful while disarming traps as Rogue while in mid-combat as well if you are familiar with it.

Act III (Year 7)
Chapter 4
Head to the Chantry again and run up the stairs to your left when entering, should be on a box of crates on the second floor.

Achievement is yours, enjoy!

If you need further help, here is a video provided by Fragger of Achievement Hunter. Not to be confusing but it mixes in the Archeologist achievement (Enigma of Kirkwall locations) as well. Just follow the acts and you'll see where he picks up the chapters needed for Chantry Historian.
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