This quest is available if you select a pre-made background within Dragon Age II in which Alistair is king. This quest also appears when starting a Dragon Age II game with an imported Dragon Age: Origins game in which Alistair was made king.
After receiving the quest, head to the Viscount's Keep. A cut scene will play with Knight Commander Meredith berating Alistair over three mages who had escaped to Ferelden. After Hawke is introduced to Alistair, Aveline, if she's in the party, will kneel before Alistair, provoking a wry remark from him. Anders will also have lines here if present, Fenris and Varric have a couple of lines as will Isabela. If the imported save file is a Dalish Warden and if the boon given at the ending was land for the Dalish, Merrill will have some lines as well; if the imported save file isn't from the Dalish Warden, Merrill will still have a line concerning the Circle of Magi. Alistair will then discuss a threat to Ferelden from Orlais, and will tell Hawke to keep Kirkwall safe. If Hawke asks what the greatest threat facing Kirkwall is, Alistair will say wryly that he'd say it's Meredith.
Completing the dialogue will complete the quest and a codex entry for Alistair will be added. When Alistair asks you how to fix the city, replying with "I could be viscount" will result in Varric: friendship (+10)
- Alistair says "Swooping is bad" when he first meets Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins. This line reappears during the conversation with King Alistair if you choose to investigate and follow the dialogue path "What happened with Orlais?" -> "Why is that?"
- If you import from a save where Alistair and the Warden had a threesome with Isabela, she will have an amusing dialogue. If he didn't, he will simply state that she looks different, probably referring to her character design, to which she answers "Don't we all?".
- If you have Anders in your party, he will ask if Alistair was a Grey Warden, he'll reply, "That's the rumor" and then turn the same question to Anders, to which he replies, "That's the rumor." Alistair finishes with "Well, we certainly get around."
- If you import from a save in which Alistair is married to the female human noble, he will affectionately refer to her as "the old ball and chain." If you import from a save in which he is married to Anora but still has the female Warden as a mistress, Bann Teagan will make a remark to the effect that the Warden has returned to Ferelden, and Alistair will reply that they'd best not let the Queen know.