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{{Quote|Some of us know what honour and loyalty are.}}
 
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|name = [[Ser Cauthrien]]
 
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|title = Ser
 
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|race = [[Human]]
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|rank = [[Elite boss]]
 
|location = [[Arl of Denerim's Estate - Interior]]
 
|location = [[Arl of Denerim's Estate - Interior]]
 
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|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins]]
 
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins]]
 
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'''Ser Cauthrien''' is a knight and [[Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir]]'s most trusted lieutenant in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.
 
'''Ser Cauthrien''' is a knight and [[Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir]]'s most trusted lieutenant in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.
   
==Background==
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== Background ==
 
As a youth working on her father's farm, Cauthrien became aware of a man being chased by bandits. After helping him fight them off, she found out that he was Loghain Mac Tir, the hero of [[Ferelden]]'s war with [[Orlais]]. Cauthrien volunteered her service to Loghain, working her way up through the ranks with hard work and determination to become his lieutenant, a position in which she takes great pride.
 
As a youth working on her father's farm, Cauthrien became aware of a man being chased by bandits. After helping him fight them off, she found out that he was Loghain Mac Tir, the hero of [[Ferelden]]'s war with [[Orlais]]. Cauthrien volunteered her service to Loghain, working her way up through the ranks with hard work and determination to become his lieutenant, a position in which she takes great pride.
   
==Involvement==
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== Involvement ==
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Cauthrien is seen early in the game following the lighting of the beacon at [[Ostagar]]. Loghain tells her to order a retreat. Cauthrien tries to protest, however she reluctantly gives in after he grabs her arm.
 
Cauthrien is seen early in the game following the lighting of the beacon at [[Ostagar]]. Loghain tells her to order a retreat. Cauthrien tries to protest, however she reluctantly gives in after he grabs her arm.
   
Later, during [[Rescue the Queen]] in [[Denerim]], Cauthrien will confront the party when attempting to leave [[Arl of Denerim's Estate]]. The Warden can either surrender or fight her (see [[Ser Cauthrien (strategy)]] for detailed suggestions on how to defeat her). Winning the battle is rewarded with [[The Summer Sword]], while losing or surrendering leads to [[Captured!]].
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Later, during [[Rescue the Queen]] in [[Denerim]], Cauthrien will confront the party when attempting to leave [[Arl of Denerim's Estate]]. The Warden can either surrender or fight her. Winning the battle is rewarded with [[The Summer Sword]], while losing or surrendering leads to [[Captured!]].
   
 
If Cauthrien survives the encounter, she will be met again at [[the Landsmeet]], where she wishes to stop you from interfering with Loghain and it is possible to fight her for a second time. However, the Warden can also persuade her to stand down.
 
If Cauthrien survives the encounter, she will be met again at [[the Landsmeet]], where she wishes to stop you from interfering with Loghain and it is possible to fight her for a second time. However, the Warden can also persuade her to stand down.
 
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==Quotes==
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== Strategy ==
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{{See|[[Ser Cauthrien (strategy)]]}}
   
* ''[To the troops at Ostagar]'' Pull out! All of you, let's move!
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== Quotes ==
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* ''(To the troops at Ostagar)'' "Pull out! All of you, let's move!"
* You are very bold or very stupid to threaten the teyrn before witnesses. ''[to a Human Noble Warden who threatens Howe when meeting him and Loghain]''
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* ''(To the Warden threatening Howe when meeting him and Loghain)'' "You are very bold or very stupid to threaten the teyrn before witnesses."
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* ''(To the Warden challenging Howe)'' "Don't interrupt, churl. Your betters are talking."
* Don't interrupt, churl. Your betters are talking. ''[to the Warden challenging Howe]''
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* "Bring them down! Loghain wants the Warden, dead or alive!"
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* ''(Confronting the Warden outside the Landsmeet)'' "You have torn Ferelden apart to oppose the very man who ensured you were born into freedom!"
* Bring them down! Loghain wants the Warden, dead or alive!
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* ''(An alternative to the above)'' "You have torn this nation apart to oppose my lord, and never once tried to understand why he is a hero to Ferelden."
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* "Do not think you will get past me to desecrate the Landsmeet itself. The nobles of Ferelden will confirm my lord as Regent and we can put this to rest once you are gone."
* ''[Confronting the Warden outside the Landsmeet]'' You have torn Ferelden apart to oppose the very man who ensured you were born into freedom!
 
 
* You have torn this nation apart to oppose my lord, and never once tried to understand why he is a hero to Ferelden. ''[An alternative to the above]''
 
 
* Do not think you will get past me to desecrate the Landsmeet itself. The nobles of Ferelden will confirm my lord as Regent and we can put this to rest once you are gone.
 
 
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*'''Warden''': Do you really not see what Loghain has become?
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* '''Warden''': Do you really not see what Loghain has become?
*'''Ser Cauthrien''': I have had...so many doubts of late. Loghain is a great man, but his hatred of Orlais has driven him to madness. He has done terrible things, I know it, but I owe him everything. I cannot betray him, do not ask me to!
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* '''Ser Cauthrien''': I have had...so many doubts of late. Loghain is a great man, but his hatred of Orlais has driven him to madness. He has done terrible things, I know it, but I owe him everything. I cannot betray him, do not ask me to!"
*'''Warden''': Then let me stop him. You know it is the only way.
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* '''Warden''': Then let me stop him. You know it is the only way.
*'''Ser Cauthrien''': I never thought duty would taste so bitter. Stop him, Warden. Stop him from betraying everything he once loved. Please...show mercy. Without Loghain, there would be no Ferelden to defend.
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* '''Ser Cauthrien''': I never thought duty would taste so bitter. Stop him, Warden. Stop him from betraying everything he once loved. Please...show mercy. Without Loghain, there would be no Ferelden to defend.
 
==Trivia==
 
* Courtesy of the [[Survival]] [[skill]], Ser Cauthrien is listed as an [[Elite Boss]] in the first encounter during the Rescue the Queen quest. If she isn't slain while trying to arrest the Warden, she will attempt to stop the party from entering the Landsmeet, but this time she will be listed as a Boss.
 
   
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== Trivia ==
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* Ser Cauthrien is listed as an [[elite boss]] in the first encounter during the Rescue the Queen quest. If she isn't slain while trying to arrest the Warden, she will attempt to stop the party from entering the Landsmeet, but this time she will be listed as a boss.
 
* At the Battle of Ostagar, when Loghain orders her to sound the retreat, she is seen with both a two-handed greatsword and a shield on her back.
 
* At the Battle of Ostagar, when Loghain orders her to sound the retreat, she is seen with both a two-handed greatsword and a shield on her back.
   
==Bugs==
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== Bugs ==
* If you kill Ser Cauthrien, recruit [[Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]], and sacrifice yourself to kill the Archdemon, she still shows up to your funeral.
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* If you kill Ser Cauthrien, recruit [[Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]], and sacrifice yourself to kill the [[Archdemon]], she still shows up to your funeral.
* It is possible to get two of The Summer Sword if you manage to defeat and loot Cauthrien before being taken prisoner by the remaining guards in Arl of Denerim's Estate, she will reappear before the Landsmeet (Even if you get a Messy Kill against her and her head is removed!)
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* If you kill her in the Rescue The Queen quest but still fall to the guards accompanying her, she will still try to prevent you from entering the Landsmeet. It is therefore possible to get two of The Summer Sword if you manage to defeat and loot Cauthrien before being taken prisoner by the remaining guards in Arl of Denerim's Estate.
* If you kill her in the Rescue The Queen quest but still fall to the Guards accompanying her she will still try to prevent you from entering the Landsmeet. This is easily explainable in most cases, as she may have just regained consciousness, but in certain kill animations you may remove her head!
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* {{PC}} (1.03) {{PS3}} {{XBOX}} When Ser Cauthrien tries to stop you again before the Landsmeet, the persuade option actually checks against [[Poison-Making]], instead of the [[Coercion]] skill, but you can convince her to stand down. The intimidate option makes the right check, but you must make another intimidate or persuade check after that to convince Cauthrien that Loghain is wrong.{{confirm}}
* If you try to persuade Ser Cauthrien not to fight you before the Landsmeet, your success will depend on your poison making skill, not on coercion. (Confirmed on PC, patch 1.04.)
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* (1.04) If you allow yourself to be captured by Ser Cauthrien and return to the estate, Cauthrien and her soldiers will sometimes still be in the room along with [[Anora]] and [[Erlina]], although they will not fight you.
* If you allow yourself to be captured by Ser Cauthrien, if you return to the estate (For example, to complete the [[Correspondence Interruptus]] Quest) Then Ser Cauthrien, her knights and mage will sometimes still be in the room along with Anora and Erlina but they will not try to fight you. (Spotted on patch 1.04)
 
   
==See also==
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== See also ==
*[[Codex entry: Ser Cauthrien]]
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* [[Codex entry: Ser Cauthrien]]
 
* [[Gwaren]]
 
* [[Gwaren]]
* [[Ser Cauthrien (strategy)]]
 
   
 
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Some of us know what honour and loyalty are.


Ser Cauthrien is a knight and Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir's most trusted lieutenant in Dragon Age: Origins.

Background

As a youth working on her father's farm, Cauthrien became aware of a man being chased by bandits. After helping him fight them off, she found out that he was Loghain Mac Tir, the hero of Ferelden's war with Orlais. Cauthrien volunteered her service to Loghain, working her way up through the ranks with hard work and determination to become his lieutenant, a position in which she takes great pride.

Involvement

Template:DAOSpoiler

Strategy

See Ser Cauthrien (strategy).


Quotes

  • (To the troops at Ostagar) "Pull out! All of you, let's move!"
  • (To the Warden threatening Howe when meeting him and Loghain) "You are very bold or very stupid to threaten the teyrn before witnesses."
  • (To the Warden challenging Howe) "Don't interrupt, churl. Your betters are talking."
  • "Bring them down! Loghain wants the Warden, dead or alive!"
  • (Confronting the Warden outside the Landsmeet) "You have torn Ferelden apart to oppose the very man who ensured you were born into freedom!"
  • (An alternative to the above) "You have torn this nation apart to oppose my lord, and never once tried to understand why he is a hero to Ferelden."
  • "Do not think you will get past me to desecrate the Landsmeet itself. The nobles of Ferelden will confirm my lord as Regent and we can put this to rest once you are gone."
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  • Warden: Do you really not see what Loghain has become?
  • Ser Cauthrien: I have had...so many doubts of late. Loghain is a great man, but his hatred of Orlais has driven him to madness. He has done terrible things, I know it, but I owe him everything. I cannot betray him, do not ask me to!"
  • Warden: Then let me stop him. You know it is the only way.
  • Ser Cauthrien: I never thought duty would taste so bitter. Stop him, Warden. Stop him from betraying everything he once loved. Please...show mercy. Without Loghain, there would be no Ferelden to defend.

Trivia

  • Ser Cauthrien is listed as an elite boss in the first encounter during the Rescue the Queen quest. If she isn't slain while trying to arrest the Warden, she will attempt to stop the party from entering the Landsmeet, but this time she will be listed as a boss.
  • At the Battle of Ostagar, when Loghain orders her to sound the retreat, she is seen with both a two-handed greatsword and a shield on her back.

Bugs

  • If you kill Ser Cauthrien, recruit Loghain, and sacrifice yourself to kill the Archdemon, she still shows up to your funeral.
  • If you kill her in the Rescue The Queen quest but still fall to the guards accompanying her, she will still try to prevent you from entering the Landsmeet. It is therefore possible to get two of The Summer Sword if you manage to defeat and loot Cauthrien before being taken prisoner by the remaining guards in Arl of Denerim's Estate.
  • pcIcon pc (1.03) ps3Icon ps3 ps3Icon ps3 When Ser Cauthrien tries to stop you again before the Landsmeet, the persuade option actually checks against Poison-Making, instead of the Coercion skill, but you can convince her to stand down. The intimidate option makes the right check, but you must make another intimidate or persuade check after that to convince Cauthrien that Loghain is wrong.[confirmation needed]
  • (1.04) If you allow yourself to be captured by Ser Cauthrien and return to the estate, Cauthrien and her soldiers will sometimes still be in the room along with Anora and Erlina, although they will not fight you.

See also

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