See also: Character: Anders

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"Most people enjoy being kicked in the head to be woken each morning. Me, I'm just so picky."

Anders is an apostate mage. He was arrested by templars who intended to cart him back to the Circle Tower; Vigil's Keep was to have been a short stop on the long journey. Unfortunately, the keep was attacked just after the group arrived, and Anders was found standing over the bodies of his captors. He insists they were killed by darkspawn.

Regardless, Anders joined the Warden to defeat the darkspawn in Vigil's Keep.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.


If the Warden-Commander lets Anders escape...
The Warden-Commander allowed Anders to escape.

After the Warden-Commander forces Anders to escape:
But Anders did not leave, returning instead to help defeat the darkspawn.

If Anders is taken by the templars...
Although Anders fought alongside (Warden Commander's name) at Vigil's Keep, the Warden-Commander returned the mage to the templars' custody after the battle.

If Anders is taken by the templars and given leniency...
Although Anders fought alongside (Warden Commander's name) at Vigil's Keep, the Warden-Commander returned the mage to the templars' custody after the battle—with a request that the templars be lenient, given what Anders had done to help the Grey Wardens.

If Anders undergoes the Joining...
Afterwards, Anders was recruited into the Grey Wardens. He survived the Joining.

If Anders is given a kitten...
The Warden-Commander gave Anders a kitten as a gift. Anders stowed the kitten, Ser Pounce-a-lot, in the folds of his robe.

At the start of Freedom for Anders:
Anders' old friend Namaya revealed that the templars had moved the phylacteries for most mages in Ferelden—including Anders—to the City of Amaranthine.

If Anders is taken by the templars at the end of Freedom for Anders...
But the warehouse where the phylacteries were supposedly stored was actually a templar trap. In order to avoid trouble, the Warden-Commander released Anders into the templars' custody.

If Anders is protected by the templars at the end of Freedom for Anders...
But the warehouse where the phylacteries were supposedly stored was actually a templar trap. The Warden-Commander stood with Anders against the templars, for which the mage was grateful.

If Anders Anders' approval is above 25...
Anders takes great pride in his appearance and enjoys fine things.

If Anders leaves (due to his approval being sufficiently low)...
But Anders grew weary of working with the Grey Wardens and departed shortly after joining them.

If the Warden-Commander leaves Anders at Vigil's Keep without sufficient upgrades...
Anders died when darkspawn sacked Vigil's Keep a second time.


Related codex entries

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