I want to have Words with whoever made sure that the ONLY way to access that damn door was by climbing, in plain view, up a well lit wall.
I ran around like a fool trying desperately to find a door that would lead me to a little hallway or something that would take me up to the second floor where I could access it without shaming Josephine, but no. Besides, I am pretty sure that I would have been stealthier just stepping out from another balcony and edging my way around the building.
Oh man, I felt the same when I had to do this. Like... It is very much obvious, seeing the Inquisitor (in a very red suit), climb up a wall
The ball was the time in inquisition when I most missed being able to read the in game text, so much information and secrets that I missed... (Sorry, not very related but it's musing inspired by the comic).
It looks especially ridiculous if you climb up and down every other minute because you don't wanna lose any approval.
I did that too... Then once I climbed up, I realized that didn't even matter and... I was upset. On a different note, my human mage was VERY upset when everyone else got a pretty dress and she had to walk around in identical clothes to the rest of the inquisition participants (is it a new uniform?! Because they could do better.)
@Sharp-Claw: Indeed. I know Orlesians are strange and all, but I am fairly certain that climbing the walls is not a socially accepted party game.
@Norwegian: I was upset too. The amount of time I put into trying to *avoid* doing it increased my displeasure.
And yes. More dresses are definitely needed.
Celene should really look into the fact that of-limits parts of her home are so easily accessible to climbers. Bards can also be assassins.
I just headcannon that my Inquisitor does weird shit like that all the time, and all parties were advised by Josephine in advance to just ignore her if she started climbing walls or jumping over railings. Walking on couches. Trying, and failing, to walk through groups of people. Running laps around the area for no discernible reason. And so on.
I headcanoned that this was a strange Orlesian rite of passage. Everyone, on their first trip to the Winter Palace, eventually gets drunk and tries to climb the lattice.
Wait. You say you can't just walk through the library back boor? It's been a while since I played, but I remember that there was this one door near royal wing that you could have used. Or is it blocked this early in the mission?
Anyway, after I got a hang of the mission, on every next playthrough I loved pretending to be this politically suave and cunning character and looked forward to it. Sneaky classy inquisitor is classy.
@mamiser: Yeah, I think it either says the library door is locked from the other side, or locked and requires a key. Can't quite remember which. I do remember that it's locked, though, because the first thing I do in a new area is bust through as many doors as possible. I'm a classy guest.