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A Tale of Orzammar is a promotional module for Dragon Age: Origins that was created by BioWare and released as a bonus with the December 2009 edition of PC Gamer.[1] It is an unvoiced storyline that serves as a prologue to the Dwarf Noble Origin and was created in collaboration with the magazine as an example of what could be made with the modding toolset.[2] The module is also included with the GOG release of Dragon Age: Origins via an update patch.


An offer of Employment

An offer of Employment

Tapster's Tavern is the one place where all levels of the rigidly stratified Dwarven society can meet. As such, it is an excellent place for deals to be made - often of a somewhat illicit nature. You've heard word that a Dwarven Noble is looking to hire an adventurer for a small foray into the Deep Roads. It should pay well - and, perhaps give you some insight into the politics of Orzammar. Knowledge that can be worth far more than gold...

This section contains spoilers for:
A Tale of Orzammar.

The playable character is a dwarven commoner, or a human, or elf visiting Orzammar, looking for work. A Dwarven Noble from one of the lesser Houses has obtained the location of an artifact valuable to one of the more influential houses. Not wanting to attract attention but wanting to confirm the artifact's location, he is looking for some discrete outside help before risking his house's reputation. After hiring the player and enlisting the help of a surprisingly deadly local drunkard, the party set off for the Deep Roads.

After arriving at the Ruined Thaig, the nobleman and his escort wait at the deep roads entrance until you locate Aeducan's relic within the tomb. Once you locate the tomb and defeat the Golem guarding it, the dwarf nobleman will enter, revealing himself as Prince Bhelen Aeducan. After commenting on how he will have to make sure to leave some clues behind to guide his sibling into solving his puzzle, he will attack you. Once you best him he will offer the opportunity to come to a more peaceful arrangement. You can accept and Bhelen will stay true to his word and permit you to leave for the surface without incident. Alternatively you can refuse him and Bhelen will tell you that one should always have a back up plan, at which point Orson will stab you in the back, killing you.


Orson Haver – a dwarven warrior


An Expedition to the Deep An Expedition to the Deep

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  • pcPCIn order to acquire this DLC in non-GOG versions, you can follow this link and download the file which can be installed afterwards like any other .dazip extension for Dragon Age: Origins.