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|title = Ser <br> Commander of the army of [[Gwaren]]
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|class = [[Warrior (Origins)|Warrior]]
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|rank = [[Rank#Boss|Boss]]/[[Elite Boss]]
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|location = [[Arl of Denerim's Estate - Interior]] <br> [[Royal Palace]]
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|quests = [[Tower of Ishal (quest)]] <br> [[Rescue the Queen]] <br> [[The Landsmeet]] <br> [[Storm the Gates]] <br> [[Kill the Arl]]
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|voice = [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2542896/ Alix Wilton Regan]
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|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins]] <br> [[The Darkspawn Chronicles]] <br> [[Heroes of Dragon Age]]
 
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'''Ser Cauthrien''' is a knight and [[Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir]]'s most trusted lieutenant in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.
 
   
==Background==
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Ser '''Cauthrien''' is a knight and [[Loghain Mac Tir|Teyrn Loghain]]'s most trusted lieutenant, as well as the leader of [[Maric Theirin|Maric]]'s Shield, Loghain's hand picked elite force.
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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== Background ==
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As a youth working on her father's farm, Cauthrien became aware of a man on horseback being chased by bandits. After helping him fight them off, she found out that he was Loghain Mac Tir, the hero of River Dane. 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.
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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== Involvement ==
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=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
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Cauthrien is on the battlefield following the lighting of the beacon on the [[Tower of Ishal]] at [[Ostagar]]. Loghain tells her to order a retreat. Cauthrien tries to protest at first, but reluctantly gives in and orders the troops to pull out.
   
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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Once [[The Landsmeet]] has been convened, she will join Loghain and [[Rendon Howe]] to confront [[Eamon Guerrin|Arl Eamon]] as well as [[Alistair]] and [[The Warden]] at the [[Arl of Redcliffe's Estate]] in [[Denerim]]. Later, Cauthrien will confront the party when attempting to leave the [[Arl of Denerim's Estate]] and try to apprehend them for the death of Arl Howe. The Warden can either surrender or fight her.
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If Cauthrien survives the encounter, she will be met again at the [[Royal Palace]] outside the Landsmeet Chamber. She will attempt to stop the Warden 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 peacefully.
 
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==Quotes==
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=== ''The Darkspawn Chronicles'' ===
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{{SpoilerDC|style=short|
* ''[To the troops at Ostagar]'' Pull out! All of you, let's move!
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Ser Cauthrien is encountered during the quest, [[Kill the Arl]] as an enemy boss. She is at the [[Denerim City Gates]], leading [[Fereldan royalty and nobility|Arl]] [[Rendon Howe|Howe]]'s bodyguards. Cauthrien is slain along with her comrades by the [[Hurlock Vanguard]] & the [[Darkspawn]].}}
 
* 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]''
 
 
* Don't interrupt, churl. Your betters are talking. ''[to the Warden challenging Howe]''
 
 
* 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!
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== Strategy ==
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{{See|[[Cauthrien (strategy)]]}}
   
* 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]''
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== Drops ==
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{{:The Summer Sword|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
   
* 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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== Quotes ==
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* ''(To a Human Noble or City Elf threatening Howe when meeting him and Loghain)'' "You are very bold or very stupid to threaten the teyrn before witnesses."
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* "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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* "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''': Do you really not see what Loghain has become?
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== Trivia ==
*'''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 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]].
*'''Warden''': Then let me stop him. You know it is the only way.
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* 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.
*'''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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* A portrait of Cauthrien in Gwaren's keep, commissioned because of her service to the village and its then-celebrated teyrn, was defaced and subsequently removed following the [[Battle of Ostagar]].<ref>{{Cite wot2|99}}</ref>
   
==Trivia==
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== Bugs ==
* 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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* If you kill her in the Rescue The Queen quest but still fall to the guards accompanying her, she will survive and 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. Conversely it is also possible to obtain The Summer Sword from her during Rescue the Queen and still spare her at the Landsmeet.
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* If you kill Ser Cauthrien, recruit [[Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]], and sacrifice yourself to kill the [[Archdemon]], she still shows up to your funeral.
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* 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}}
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* 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.
   
* 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.
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== Gallery ==
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CauthrianHoDA_Tier4.jpg|Tier evolution of Ser Cauthrien in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
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</gallery>
   
==Bugs==
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== See also ==
* 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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* 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!)
 
* 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!
 
* 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.{{Confirm}}
 
* 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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== References ==
*[[Codex entry: Ser Cauthrien]]
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* [[Gwaren]]
 
* [[Ser Cauthrien (strategy)]]
 
   
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Latest revision as of 14:20, May 20, 2016

Some of us know what honor and loyalty are.


Ser Cauthrien is a knight and Teyrn Loghain's most trusted lieutenant, as well as the leader of Maric's Shield, Loghain's hand picked elite force.

Background Edit

As a youth working on her father's farm, Cauthrien became aware of a man on horseback being chased by bandits. After helping him fight them off, she found out that he was Loghain Mac Tir, the hero of River Dane. 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 Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


Cauthrien is on the battlefield following the lighting of the beacon on the Tower of Ishal at Ostagar. Loghain tells her to order a retreat. Cauthrien tries to protest at first, but reluctantly gives in and orders the troops to pull out.

Once The Landsmeet has been convened, she will join Loghain and Rendon Howe to confront Arl Eamon as well as Alistair and The Warden at the Arl of Redcliffe's Estate in Denerim. Later, Cauthrien will confront the party when attempting to leave the Arl of Denerim's Estate and try to apprehend them for the death of Arl Howe. The Warden can either surrender or fight her.

If Cauthrien survives the encounter, she will be met again at the Royal Palace outside the Landsmeet Chamber. She will attempt to stop the Warden 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 peacefully.

The Darkspawn Chronicles Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Darkspawn Chronicles.


Ser Cauthrien is encountered during the quest, Kill the Arl as an enemy boss. She is at the Denerim City Gates, leading Arl Howe's bodyguards. Cauthrien is slain along with her comrades by the Hurlock Vanguard & the Darkspawn.

Strategy Edit

See Cauthrien (strategy).


Drops Edit

Ico greatsword The Summer Sword

Quotes Edit

  • (To a Human Noble or City Elf threatening Howe when meeting him and Loghain) "You are very bold or very stupid to threaten the teyrn before witnesses."
  • "You have torn this nation apart to oppose my lord, and never once tried to understand why he is a hero to Ferelden."
  • "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!"

Trivia Edit

  • 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.
  • A portrait of Cauthrien in Gwaren's keep, commissioned because of her service to the village and its then-celebrated teyrn, was defaced and subsequently removed following the Battle of Ostagar.[1]

Bugs Edit

  • If you kill her in the Rescue The Queen quest but still fall to the guards accompanying her, she will survive and 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. Conversely it is also possible to obtain The Summer Sword from her during Rescue the Queen and still spare her at the Landsmeet.
  • If you kill Ser Cauthrien, recruit Loghain, and sacrifice yourself to kill the Archdemon, she still shows up to your funeral.
  • 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]
  • 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.

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Ser Cauthrien

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 99
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