Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age 2 Achievements

Chantry Historian

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

This is missable. Chapters 1, 2 and 4 can be found by visiting the Chantry during each Act. I recommend that you make visiting the Chantry your priority upon starting each Act so that you do not forget to do this.

Note: Chapter 3 is missable and is only available during the quest "Following the Qun" during Act II. After traveling to the Chantry at night, you will encounter a cut-scene where you discover Saemus' fate. Immediately after the cut-scene ends, use your targeting wheel by pressing  to pause combat. The book will be on the podium overlooking the ground level of the Chantry. Select it with the targeting wheel to pick it up. You may also be able to grab it in between breaks in the combat if you missed it the first time, but it will be more difficult. If you are unable to pick it up before the cut-scene begins, simply reload your last autosave and try again.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by AlastorsNight
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 09:09:49 AM

Okay question, I went through and found all 4 chapters like the achievement says to do but when I gathered the last one the achievement didn't unlock, I checked my guide book and it says that you can't get one of the chapters till act 2 so my question is, anybody else have this problem?

Comment #2 by flyingbananapie
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 08:19:03 PM

where do i find them?

Comment #3 by Balmung6
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 12:59:18 AM

I'm going through the game now for achievements, ill post them here once ive found then all.

Comment #4 by Baujin
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 11:59:59 PM

All of the books are found in the Chantry

First Book ~ Act 1 ~
In chantry during daytime (No quest needed)

Second Book ~ Act 2 ~
In chantry during daytime (No quest needed)

Third Book ~ Act 2 ~
In chantry during (Follow the Qun)
Save before entering the Chantry
You can only get this during the
null in battle. Fight next to the
alter, and just keep trying to pick
it up during the fight. If you can't
RELAOD Save and do it again.

Fourth Book ~ Act 3 ~
In chantry during daylight (No quest needed)

Comment #5 by CunningFox
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 08:09:04 AM

All in the chantry? strange.

I found the third book in the back of Ander's clinic in Act 2.

Comment #6 by ASleepyKitten
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 01:43:42 PM

@#5 You are mistaken. You are referring to the History of Kirkwall in the back of Ander's clinic in Act 2

Comment #7 by Vyper08
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 08:13:28 PM

Can you do this over more than one play through? I missed the book in the first act but got the other three.

Comment #8 by TheAshcat
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 10:19:26 AM

#7 Vyper08

No .. I just tried that.

Comment #9 by Eli M
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 02:56:26 PM

NICE, thanks baujin

Comment #10 by BigGayLawyer
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 09:01:21 PM

So I'm in act 3, went to get the last book and it's not there... Awesome.

Comment #11 by bbogos01
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 03:46:30 PM

hey BigGay,
in act3 go to the chantry (make sure its day) go to the back, up the stairs to the left, left from the top of the stairs, thru the pillars, on top of some crates is Chapter 4. If u still can't find it then you may have progressed the story too far.

Comment #12 by RAcnid Lemming
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 03:03:43 PM

I think this achievement for me is bugged

Comment #13 by Sweet Rogue
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 12:26:37 AM

For the one during 'Follow the Qun', where is the book? The battle with the Arishok in is not in the Chantry. I just went though a playthrough, but had missed the previous books. I decided to find it during the battle but couldn't. Any help?

Comment #14 by Sweet Rogue
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 12:28:21 AM

Oh wait- I think I just answered my own question- are you talking about the battle with Mother Patrice? For some reason I was thinking the one with the Arishok. My bad. #^_^#

Comment #15 by Grimmjowpawn
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 08:45:24 PM

@4 - Thanx Baujin I found the one is was missing

Comment #16 by SDxBrandimus
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:44:02 AM

Hey @4 when you're in the chantry in the fight you can hold LT and target the book to select it and act on it ;) quite useful to know hope it helps save people some time! Also thanks for the locations were a great help found the one I missed!

Comment #17 by DeFFeR
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 04:25:06 PM

Ok... this guide had to have been screwed up right when the game released right?

I did exactly what the guide told me to do, but I didn't get the History of the Chantry, I got the history of Kirkwall...

The images were wrong in the guide when the game released.

Poor job. How long would just a dry run take to get to act 3 while gathering these? I don't really want to start all over just for 2 achievements...


Comment #18 by DeFFeR
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 04:26:06 PM

As clarification - I haven't played this since mid April... followed the guide to a T the entire time.

Just got back into playing right before the end of Act II...

Comment #19 by esoterikos
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 04:09:19 PM

One thing, always go to the forums for info, the guides seem to all be glitched.
Other players who have done it already will have better info.

Comment #20 by Pwnerology
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 08:12:43 PM

For those worrying about trying to grab the chantry book during the Arishok fight, if you use your radial menu, you'll find that there is a circular redicule in the middle of the menu. The player can use it to target an object, hit A, and then as soon as you close the menu, the player will interact with the selected target. This let's you pick things up and open things, even in combat.

Comment #21 by Sawyer 881
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 03:01:05 PM

Read the last one 10 minutes ago and got no achievment. Woopdidoo awesome, guess I'll just replay this very short game and hope it works this time. No problemo............

Comment #22 by Maverick2474
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 08:08:44 AM

Glad i searched everywhere to get this

Comment #23 by adavy06
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 11:57:11 PM

That video is clutch. It helps a lot.

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Electronic Arts


US March 08, 2011
Europe March 11, 2011

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