Just triggered it so yes, I think that was the trick. Thanks.
In DD you could start the fight by attacking the discs b/c they would already be out there. In DA it seems like it's different.
Trust me it's not different. The first time you fight the metal golem (Mettle Against Metal), the medals appear after the fight begins. Every time afterwards though, the medals will be there. Sometimes, though, the golem will be active before you arrive to the swamp.
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