I finally got back to this game yesterday and I instantly remembered why I love it so much. Most of yesterday, I have been doing miscellaneous side quests which are not really story related in any way, but do give experience and nice rewards. I have also spent a lot of time talking to my party members, which allowed me to unlock a couple of specializations and start some quests.
Today, however, I decided to progress the story a bit. Since the Brecilian forest was on the way to the town where I am supposed to look for the cure for Arl Eamon, I decided to stop by there. Turns out there was a clan of Dalish elves living there and they are under attack by werevolves. Long story short, I went to the forest, done a few minor quests, killed a crazy hermit and freed the werewolves from the curse that was actually caused by the leader of the elven clan. The leader is dead now and the werewolves are back in their human forms, so I’m on my way back to the elven camp. I’m not really sure how this will play out, being the murderer of their leader and all, but I’m being an optimist. Anyway, I had to take a break here, because I have a WoW raid soon. I will continue later tonight or tomorrow morning.