This is a list encompassing the choices made in Dragon Age: Origins as well as a guide for Dragon Age Keep. Note that some decisions made are depending on others. These dependencies are mentioned under their respective sections.


Choose the identity of your Warden and if they survived the Fifth Blight.


Note that the heroes listed below are only BioWare's characters, and you have the option to import your custom characters from your Origin account.

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(Default) Theron or Lyna Mahariel

Dalish elf warrior or rogue. They are the member of a Dalish clan, the wanderers of Thedas, and the orphan child of the clan's former Keeper. The Dalish intend to preserve whatever they can of their old glory from the times of Elvhenan and the Dales. That is what leads Mahariel to a cave full of old ruins and a mysterious relic. It taints them forever and not even the Keeper of the clan may cure them - the only way to avoid certain death is to join the ranks of the Grey Wardens.
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Faren or Natia Brosca

Dwarven commoner warrior or rogue. They are born casteless, essentially invisible in a world where rank is everything. To take care of their mother and sister, they serve the local crime lord in Dust Town. When given the chance however, they prove themselves to be a better fighter than anyone else during the Provings, which gets Brosca into a series of unfortunate events. When able, Duncan, as the Commander of the Grey in Ferelden intervenes and conscripts them into the Grey Wardens.
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Darrian or Kallian Tabris

City elf warrior or rogue. The city elves are looked down on by most and live in extreme poverty in alienages. As such, it is far from surprising when a local lord interrupt Tabris' wedding ceremony abducting some of the females. Whether Tabris is the bride or the groom, they find their way to Vaughan. They have the chance to avenge all the abuse the city elves had to suffer from him, as well as the murder of their partner and the sexual assault of their cousin - or they can accept the lord's offer of money for his own life. Whatever is Tabris' decision, eventually they find themselves confronted by city guards who intend to take them away. Duncan steps in and conscripts Tabris saving from the injustice of the humans.
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Alim or Neria Surana

Elven mage, whose background is an absolute enigma. Surana may come from Lothering, the Denerim Alienage - they might not even remember themselves. Leaving apprenticeship after succeeding at their Harrowing, they find themselves in a tough position: their friend is accused of blood magic, and have to decide if they stay loyal to their friendship or the Circle of Magi. Regardless of choice, they need to help him try and escape, after which they meet the Knight-Commander of the templars and the First Enchanter, only to realize the accusations were true. Duncan conscripts them before they would face the consequences of their actions.
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Daylen or Solona Amell

Human mage. They are related to the Amells, a noble family back in Kirkwall, and thus they are the cousins of the Champion of Kirkwall, the protagonist of Dragon Age II. The same events happen to the human mages as the elven mages, and there is no significant difference made between the two throughout the story.
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Aedan or Elissa Cousland

Noble human warrior or rogue. They are the youngest child of the Teyrn and Teyrna of Highever. Soon as their army leaves to fight against the darkspawn, the castle falls to the betrayal of the Cousland family's old friend, and most of who are in the castle are butchered. Duncan has the chance to save only the youngest child of the Teyrn, but asks for Cousland's services as a Grey Warden in turn.
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Duran or Sereda Aeducan

Dwarven noble warrior or rogue. They are the favored child of King Endrin, much to their younger brother's jealousy. They are cast out to the Deep Roads after being framed for the murder of their older brother, while their loyal second is cast to the surface, stripped of all ranks. After they are on their own, Duncan finds them in the tunnels, recruiting Aeducan as a Grey Warden and thus saving them from the dangers of the Deep Roads.

Dead or Alive

Whether the Warden survives the Fifth Blight depends on if you accepted Morrigan's offer and she conceives an old god baby, or if you were the one killing the Archdemon during the final battle.

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(Default) Warden died killing the Archdemon

Your Warden did not accept the offer, and they delivered the final blow to the Archdemon.
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Alive and well

Either your Warden accepted the offer, or let Alistair or Loghain deliver the final blow to the Archdemon.


Decide about the Warden's companions' fate and what were their relationships like with the hero.


It's up to you now if the Hero of Ferelden pursued a romantic relationship with any of their companions.

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(Default) No one romanced

Your Warden ignored all advances and focused on ending the Blight, rather than starting a relationship with any of the companions.
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Romanced Alistair

Alistair is the first Grey Warden your hero met after Duncan, and following the Battle of Ostagar they were the only Grey Wardens in Ferelden. After all the hardship they went through and battles they fought together, bonding between the two is inevitable.
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Romanced Morrigan

Morrigan is a witch from the Korcari Wilds, and the daughter of Flemeth, who sent her with your Warden knowing she would prove to be a valuable asset. Despite her acerbic nature and disapproval of love and nurture, she fell in love with the Warden.
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Romanced Leliana

Leliana is a lay sister in Lothering offering her help to the Warden in Dane's Refuge. In truth she is an Orlesian bard atoning for her sins in the past. After her lover's betrayal trust was hard to come by, but she felt safe and loved by the Warden's side.
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Romanced Zevran

Zevran is an Antivan Crow hired by Loghain to assassinate the Warden. After a failed attempt, he asked for his life to be spared and in turn he pledged himself to the hero. He stayed loyal to the end, sharing a passionate relationship with the Warden.

Recruitment of Dog

Your Warden, if they cured the mabari at Ostagar, met him on the road once again. Remember, if you are a human noble, you must have Dog.

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(Default) Recruited Dog

The Warden kept Dog, who fought ferociously alongside his master.
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Didn't recruit Dog

The Warden didn't need a pet, even if it was a war dog.

Fate of Sten

Sten, the Qunari prisoner in Lothering had already accepted his fate, knowing his crime cannot be forgiven. However, your Warden had the option to free him.

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(Default) Persuaded Revered Mother to free Sten

Your Warden managed to peacefully free Sten by convincing the Revered Mother either on their own or with the help of Leliana.
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Intimidated Revered Mother to free Sten

Your Warden insisted rather forcefully to free Sten, not being ashamed to threaten the Revered Mother.
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Picked lock to free Sten

The Revered Mother left Sten to his fate. His fate was to be freed by the deft hands of the Warden.
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Did not free Sten

Sten was left behind, his fate unknown after the darkspawn destroyed Lothering.

Recruitment of Sten

Depending on if your Warden freed Sten one way or another, they could recruit Sten to find his atonement.

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(Default) Recruited Sten

To defeat the Blight, the Warden needed every body able.
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Didn't recruit Sten

The Warden did not need the services of the Qunari prisoner.

Sten's sword

Sten revealed to the Warden he lost his sword, Asala, after a battle. This weapon is his soul, without it he would never be able to return to his homeland safely.

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(Default) Didn't return Sten's sword

The Warden focused on ending the Blight instead of searching for a lost weapon.
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Returned Sten's sword

The Warden recovered Sten's sword, the soldier and his soul reunited once again.
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Returned Sten's sword

The Warden never learned of the lost sword, as they never recruited the Qunari.

Fate of Wynne

The first time your Warden met Senior Enchanter Wynne, she was one of the few survivors of the events in Ferelden's Circle Tower.

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(Default) Wynne alive and well

Wynne survived the chaos in the Circle Tower, as well as the Blight.
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Didn't recruit Wynne

The Warden was not interested in what the Senior Enchanter had to offer.
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Wynne died at Broken Circle

If the Warden either agreed with Morrigan or Cullen, or they decided on their own to kill all the mages, if Wynne knew of it she attacked the Warden.
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Didn't recruit Wynne

When the Warden discovered the Sacred Ashes and defiled the relic, Wynne could not stand for this morally wrong decision and turned on the Warden.

Recruitment of Wynne

Order was restored within the Circle Tower's walls. If Wynne survived, she pledged her services to the Warden.

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(Default) Recruited Wynne

The Warden accepted Wynne's offer, making great use of her healing spells.
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Didn't recruit Wynne

The Warden did not need the services of the Senior Enchanter.

Recruitment of Oghren

Oghren, a dwarven berserker and a drunken disgrace of Orzammar joined your Warden during the Paragon of Her Kind quest line to find his wife, Paragon Branka.

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(Default) Recruited Oghren

Oghren joined the Warden and their fight against the Blight, following them to the surface.
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Didn't recruit Oghren

The Warden did not need the services of the dwarven berserker.

Fate of Zevran

The Warden had the chance to decide if Zevran lived.

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(Default) Zevran alive and well

Zevran's life was spared both during his first attempt to kill and when he and the Warden encountered Taliesen in Denerim.
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Zevran died

The former assassin's life was short; either the Warden finished him during their first encounter, or when Zevran turned on the Warden in Denerim, siding with Taliesen.
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