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{{For|the epilogue in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening|Epilogue (Awakening)}}
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* The effects on the post-coronation ceremony of the female HN marrying Alistair.
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* The effects on any aspect of the post-coronation ceremony of being Alistair's mistress.
This page will reveal the various endings that occur in the '''epilogue''' of ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.
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* Confirmation that Soris can be made bann of the Alienage.
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* Confirmation that if the male HN marries Anora, neither Alistair nor Arl Eamon will be present at the coronation. Confirmation whether leaving Alistair at the gate is a factor in this.
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* Confirmation that the listed NPCs (see just below [http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Epilogue_%28Origins%29#Zevran here]) are present at the post-coronation ceremony when the stated conditions are met.
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* Confirm circumstances of a possible bug in which Arl Eamon is not present. Done for:
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:''Female mage where unromanced Alistair sacrificed himself and Anora is queen.'' Anora states that Arl Eamon is gesturing to her, but he is not present. In the place where he normally stands is a man talking to the air.
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* The '''exact wording''' of the slides where the Hero is King Alistair's mistress.
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* Confirmation of a bug: If Alistair is king and the Warden lives, the epilogue slide for the alienage bann will be the same regardless of whether this boon was chosen; a 'bad flag' is preventing alternative slides from triggering. It will only mention that the Hahren has been raised to the court of Denerim, upsetting the nobility.
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* Confirm wording: Bug (xbox360) - If the Hero is a female HN and marries Alistair, the epilogue may mention that Alistair still has a relationship with the Hero, "much to Queen Anora's discomfort", as if Alistair had wed Anora and kept the Hero as his mistress.
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In a cutscene, [[Elemena|Grand Cleric Elemena]] crowns [[Alistair]] and/or [[Anora]] as the next [[Ferelden#King.2FQueen|King or Queen of Ferelden]].
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== Post-coronation ==
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{{For|the epilogue in ''Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening''|Epilogue (Awakening)}}
Unless [[the Warden]] made the Ultimate Sacrifice, they return to the Landsmeet chamber, where Alistair and/or Anora will make a speech and offer a boon, and inquire about future plans. Choice of boon and response to inquiry can further affect the epilogue (and possibly ''[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening|Awakening]]''). The Warden is then informed that a crowd has gathered, hoping to see the Hero of Ferelden.
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{{For|the epilogue in ''Dragon Age II''|Epilogue (Dragon Age II)}}
   
Before heading to the exit, the Warden may speak with family, friends and/or companions one last time. In addition to any party members who have not departed or perished, and Arl [[Eamon Guerrin|Eamon]] if Alistair took or shared the throne, there will also be someone from the Warden's [[Origins|origin story]] in attendance:
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{{Quote|And then it was over.}}
   
*Human Noble: [[Fergus Cousland]]
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This page reveals the various endings that occur in the '''epilogue''' of ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.
*Magi: First Enchanter [[Irving]] ('''unless''' [[Broken Circle]] was resolved in favor of the templars)
 
*City Elf: [[Cyrion Tabris]]
 
*Dalish Elf: [[Ashalle]]
 
*Dwarf Commoner: [[Rica Brosca]]
 
*Dwarf Noble: [[Gorim Saelac|Gorim]]
 
   
{{Bug|DAO|Shale is missing from this sequence in console versions of the game.}}
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After the cutscene when the [[Archdemon]] is killed, the coronation cutscene will play. [[Elemena|Grand Cleric Elemena]] will crown either [[Alistair]] or [[Anora]] the sole [[Ferelden#King.2FQueen|ruler of Ferelden]], or both Alistair and Anora as joint rulers.
   
Once you approach the doors at the far end of the chamber and tell the guard you're ready, the epilogue slideshow begins (and is followed by the credits).
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The PC has been named the Hero of [[Ferelden]].
   
== Epilogue outcomes ==
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If the Hero died in the climax, the funeral cutscene will then play. If not, the post-coronation ceremony occurs. Both are followed by the epilogue slideshow.
   
=== [[The Warden]] ===
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* The Warden may die by sacrificing themselves in order to kill the Archdemon. '''Otherwise...'''
 
==== Place in Society ====
 
* A '''human noble''' '''''male''''' Warden can become prince-consort if he marries [[Anora]]. (There are simpler paths in which 'prince-consort' is what is agreed upon, but in the epilogue the Warden is never referred to as king-consort, even if proclaimed so by Anora twice at the Landsmeet and recorded as such in the journal.)
 
* A '''human noble''' '''''female''''' Warden can become princess-consort if she marries [[Alistair]]. (Alistair will always refer to the female noble as queen, even though the epilogue slide states 'princess-consort'.)
 
* Any '''female''' Warden who romances a [[hardened]] Alistair and helps him to the throne may (barring the human noble's marriage option) become his mistress, regardless of whether he marries Anora.
 
* A '''dwarven''' Warden (either social class) may be declared a [[Paragon]] by the [[Assembly]]; if they were a commoner, this makes them the head of a new noble [[House]], supplemented with followers from every [[caste]]. (This is likely to occur even for a dwarf who made the "ultimate sacrifice".)
 
   
==== The boon ====
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== The Hero's funeral ==
* The Warden may stay at court and be named Chancellor if they chose "I only wish to continue serving the Crown."
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Alistair will deliver the eulogy if:
* The Warden may become the new Teyrn(a) of [[Gwaren]], inheriting Loghain's estate and wealth (even if Loghain lives), if they chose "A title and the riches..."
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:*He is the sole ruler.
* A '''human noble''' Warden may demand that Arl [[Rendon Howe|Howe]]'s family pay for the massacre at Highever. This results in [[Amaranthine|Howe's lands]] being gifted to the [[Grey Wardens]].
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:*He is married to Anora and [[Loghain]] was killed at the [[Landsmeet]].
** '''Note:''' Ferelden's new ruler will gift Amaranthine to the Wardens even if this boon isn't chosen/available.
 
* A '''city elf''' Warden can become Ferelden's first elven Bann, representing [[Denerim]]'s [[Elven Alienage|alienage]]. Alternatively, [[Shianni]] may be given the title in The Warden's stead.
 
** '''Note:''' If Alistair is king and the Warden lives, the epilogue slide for the alienage will be the same regardless of whether this boon was chosen; a 'bad flag' is preventing alternative slides from triggering. It will only mention that the Hahren has been raised to the court of Denerim, upsetting the nobility.
 
* A '''[[mage]]''' Warden may ask that Ferelden's Circle be freed to practice magic without [[Chantry]] oversight. (It's been revealed that the Chantry refuses to accommodate Ferelden's monarch or hero(ine) in this matter<ref name="Magi Boon">Gaider, David. [http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/4629917/1#4631921 "Might the Magi Boon of DA:O play a role in DA2 or continue to be ignored?"]. BioWare Social Network. Retrieved December 5, 2011.</ref>)
 
** '''Note:''' This boon is currently bugged when granted by Alistair. It's only recognized if granted by Anora and then brought up in conversation with Irving. If it's requested from Alistair he will agree to it, but neither Irving nor the epilogue will acknowledge this.
 
* A '''Dalish''' Warden may ask that the Dalish be officially granted territorial sovereignty.
 
** '''Note:''' If [[Nature of the Beast]] is resolved in favor of the elves, the slide will show that the Dalish are given lands even if this boon isn't chosen, but this is a bug that shows for all Wardens as long as Lanaya becomes the new Keeper. The Dalish will only receive the Hinterlands (including the ruins of [[Ostagar]]) if the Dalish Warden requests this boon, or performs the ultimate sacrifice to defeat the Archdemon.
 
* Any dwarf Warden can ask for aid battling darkspawn in the Deep Roads.
 
* If "The sacrifices of the Wardens should not be forgotten again" is chosen, a statue will be erected in honor of the Wardens.
 
* The Warden may turn down any boon.
 
* The Warden may take more time to consider the offer. (It is not known whether conferring with associates and then returning to the monarch(s) changes anything about this scene.)
 
   
==== Future plans, part 1 ====
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Anora will deliver the eulogy if:
* The Warden may offer to stay in Denerim and help the new ruler (assuming the Warden didn't already ask to stay and serve the crown).
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:*She is the sole ruler.
* The '''city elf''' Warden (if made Bann) will remain in Denerim if they choose "I will have my duties in the Alienage."
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:*She is married to Alistair and Loghain was not killed at the Landsmeet.
* The Warden may decide to help rebuild the Grey Wardens' strength in [[Ferelden]].
 
* The dwarf Warden may elect to return to Orzammar.
 
* A '''male''' Warden may decide to search for [[Morrigan]].
 
* A Dalish Warden may return to their clan.
 
* The Warden may choose to continue their adventures for a time before returning to [[Ferelden]].
 
* The Warden may be unsure for now.
 
   
==== Future plans, part 2 ====
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Both do something more to properly honor the Hero of [[Ferelden]] in addition to the magnificent tomb the [[Grey Wardens]] are building at [[Weisshaupt]], next to that of [[Garahel]]. They will ask someone to step forward depending on the [[Origins|origin]] of the Hero:
* A '''human noble''' Warden may plan on returning home with Fergus to help rebuild Highever.
 
* The Warden may travel with [[Sten]] to the Qunari homeland.
 
* [[Leliana]] may offer to stay with and support the Warden instead of departing for her mission, but only if their romance is active and circumstances match one of the following:
 
** the Warden did not marry Ferelden's new monarch
 
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** the Warden did marry the new monarch '''and''' Leliana is hardened.
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=== Human Noble ===
* If the Warden is not Leliana's love, they may offer to accompany Leliana on her mission. Leliana will gladly accept this offer of companionship as long as [[Marjolaine]] is dead. If Marjolaine is not dead then she will turn the Warden's offer down.
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[[Fergus|Fergus Cousland]] has been discovered alive and has recovered from his wounds. The [[Highever]] lands are restored to him, as well as the arling of [[Amaranthine]] that belonged to [[Arl Howe]]. Fergus gives Amaranthine to the Grey Wardens.
   
=== [[Companions (Origins)|Companions]] ===
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{{Note|For all other origins, Amaranthine is granted to the Grey Wardens by the ruler.}}
Outcomes are not only dependent on choices made during the course of the game, but also on the approval ratings of companions at game's end. For example, Shale will return to Orzammar to fight the Darkspawn if her attitude is "Warm"; but she will travel to Tevinter with Wynne, seeking a way to regain her mortality if her attitude is "Friendly".
 
   
==== [[Alistair]] ====
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=== Dwarf Noble ===
[[File:Alistair Epilogue.jpg|thumb|250px|An Alistair and Anora epilogue.]]
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[[Gorim Saelac|Gorim]] relates that the Hero is to be buried in [[Orzammar]] next to their [[Endrin Aeducan|father]], as an [[House Aeducan|Aeducan]], with all honors restored. He is told that Ferelden will be sending men to help keep the [[darkspawn]] at bay. Orzammar's plight will no longer be ignored.
*He may become King with or without a queen or consort.
 
*If [[hardened]], King Alistair spends a great deal of time at court, willing to learn the art of governing and ultimately ruling fairly (this part happens if he marries [[Anora]] as well, and his willingness to listen surprises her). He proves quite popular, his humor and grace winning people over as much as his willingness to sneak out of the castle and mingle in the lower-class taverns.
 
*Alistair may rule jointly with Anora. If this occurs and [[the Warden]] is romancing Alistair, the Warden may become his "consort" and continue the relationship (but only if Alistair has been hardened).
 
*Alistair may become King and announce that the female Cousland Warden will be his queen: however, the epilogue text will only refer to her as princess-consort.
 
*If Anora is made queen, and the Warden chooses not to convince her otherwise, Alistair is executed.
 
*If [[Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]] is executed, Alistair is not nominated to be king during the Landsmeet, Anora is convinced to spare Alistair's life and the [[Dark Ritual]] is accepted, Alistair may choose to follow the Warden around on their next adventures, or to help them rebuild the Grey Wardens.
 
*If Anora is made Queen, Loghain is allowed to live, and you convince Anora to spare Alistair's life, Alistair leaves the Grey Wardens and is last seen hiring a ship to leave Denerim. A short rebellion borrowing his name occurs a year later but no evidence is found linking it to him. A haggard drunk somewhat matching Alistair's description eventually surfaces at a tavern claiming to have once been a Grey Warden and a prince.
 
** The 'haggard drunk' outcome is confirmed in ''[[Dragon Age II]]'', where Alistair can be found in [[Kirkwall]].
 
*Alistair may sacrifice himself to kill the Archdemon.
 
*If the Warden sacrifices herself to kill the Archdemon, and Alistair is in love with her and is left at the gate in the final battle, he survives but feels great grief over her loss. He eventually leaves the Grey Wardens, and travels to Duncan's birthplace to honor him. Where he goes afterward is unknown.
 
*If the Female Warden is in love with Alistair and she brings him to fight the Archdemon, provided the Dark Ritual is declined, Alistair will sacrifice himself against the player's will, also causing Anora to rule alone.
 
*If the male human Warden marries Anora, neither Alistair nor Arl Eamon will be present at the coronation. Leaving Alistair at the gate may be a factor in this.
 
{{Bug|DAO|{{Platforms|pc|xbox360|ps3}} If Anora is queen and you opted to take Morrigan up on her dark promise, requesting from the queen that the Grey Wardens not be forgotten causes her to speak of Alistair as if he were dead, yet he is standing near you on the dais.}}
 
{{Bug|DAO|{{platforms|pc|xbox360}} If Alistair was not made King, Morrigan's dark ritual was accepted, and Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet, you must select Alistair for your final group in Denerim to face the Archdemon if you wish him to appear at the coronation. If he is left behind to defend the gate, he will be absent from the coronation.}}
 
{{Bug|DAO|{{Platforms|xbox360}} If Alistair marries Anora but sacrifices himself to kill the Archdemon, the Epilogue will state that Alistair and Anora ruled jointly.}}
 
   
==== [[Dog]] ====
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=== Dwarf Commoner ===
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[[Rica Brosca]] will relate that the [[Assembly]] is considering [[Paragon|Paragon-hood]] for the Hero, meaning a burial in Orzammar with all honors. Rica's son will have a clan of his own one day, and their mother has gone sober. The ruler will ask Rica to convey their well-wishes to Orzammar's [[Dwarven royalty|king]].
   
*Dog isn't mentioned in the epilogue. However, the post-coronation animation sequence features a group of all of the companions (except for Shale on the Xbox 360 confirmed) standing directly in front of the throne area which includes Dog.
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=== City Elf ===
*If the Warden made the Ultimate Sacrifice, there is a brief glimpse of a Mabari Hound at the funeral, however, it is unclear if this is Dog or not.
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The ruler decides that the [[Elven Alienage|Alienage]] will have its own ruler, someone to speak in the Landsmeet as an equal. They ask [[Cyrion]] to be the first [[Ferelden#Bann|bann]] of the Alienage, if he is willing. The ruler promises that this is just a start.
*If the Warden survives, there is a mabari hound at the back of the coronation chamber, standing next to Sten. It cannot be interacted with, but its kaddis is identical to Dog's last equipped kaddis, and so it is presumed to be Dog.
 
*Dog can be killed by the Warden in Ostagar, if the Warden is not the human noble.
 
*It can be assumed that Dog stays with the Warden if they survive (as assumed in ''Witch Hunt''). If the Warden dies, it is likely that Dog stays with the Warden's closest friend.
 
   
==== [[Leliana]] ====
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=== Dalish Elf ===
*[[Leliana]], if in love with the Warden, will offer to remain at her love's side, supporting whatever they choose to do. The single exception to this is when both A) the Warden marries Anora or Alistair and B) Leliana is not [[Hardened|hardened]].
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[[Keeper Marethari]], on behalf of her people, is offered the hinterlands north of the [[Korcari Wilds]], including [[Ostagar]], to do with as they will. The ruler looks forward to providing the rest of their people a shining example of how [[elves]] and [[humans]] should co-exist.
*Leliana will go back to [[Orlais]] to seek out [[Marjolaine]] if she is not in love with the Warden and Marjolaine is still alive. She will turn the Warden down if they offer to join her.
 
*Leliana will lead an investigation into the darkspawn, at the behest of Anora or Alistair, if she is hardened, Marjolaine is dead, and she is not in love with the Warden. If she and the Warden are in a romance and they offer to join her, she will gladly accept.
 
*Leliana will aid the [[Chantry]] in leading an expedition to the [[Urn of Sacred Ashes]] if she is neither hardened nor in love with the Warden, and Marjolaine is dead (or was never confronted). If she and the Warden are in a romance and they offer to join her, she will gladly accept.
 
*If [[The Warden]] makes the Ultimate Sacrifice and Leliana is romanced but not hardened, she will compose what will become a famous ballad of your journey. After one performance, Leliana quietly vanishes. It is said that the Maker came to her in the night, and her maid found Leliana smiling, with tears in her eyes, saying that at last she would soon be reunited with her love.
 
*If [[The Warden]] makes the Ultimate Sacrifice and Leliana is neither romanced nor hardened, she composes what will become a famous ballad of the journey. Leliana quietly vanishes; some say she has returned to [[Orlais]].
 
*If [[The Warden]] makes the Ultimate Sacrifice and Leliana is both romanced and hardened, she will compose what will become a famous ballad of the journey. After one performance, Leliana quietly vanishes. Some say that she returned to her life of adventure, others say she returned to [[Orlais]] to hunt down her enemies, but she never forgets the one she loved.
 
*Leliana may die at the hand of [[The Warden]] if she is present in the party after destroying the [[Urn of Sacred Ashes|Ashes of Andraste]] unless 3 specific conditions are met (See [[The Urn of Sacred Ashes#Kolgrim.27s Offer|Kolgrim's Offer]] for details). If not present, she may abandon the Warden soon after. This is dependent on dialogue with Genitivi after defiling the urn, and how you respond when approached by Leliana in camp (she can be coerced or tricked into staying).
 
{{SpoilerDA2|Considering Leliana's canonical appearance in ''[[Dragon Age II]]'', the circumstances of what happened after her (possible) death are not yet fully explained.}}
 
   
==== [[Morrigan]]====
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=== Mage ===
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[[Knight-Commander]] [[Greagoir]] is told by the ruler that they wish the [[Circle of Magi|Circle]] to be restored. As they understand the [[Veil]] at [[Circle Tower|the tower]] is too weak, they wish that a new tower be built, with the [[Chantry]]'s aid, that will bear the Hero's name. They also grant the new Circle autonomy, saying that what has happened proves what a substantial contribution a mage can make, and that they have earned the opportunity to prove that they can watch themselves.
   
*Morrigan is last seen traveling west through the [[Frostback Mountains]], possibly heavy with child (if you completed the dark ritual or had at least one sexual encounter with her).''[[File:Morrigan.png|thumb|The elusive "ring dialogue" in Morrigan's epilogue.]]''
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== Post-coronation ceremony ==
*If [[The Warden]] has romanced Morrigan and is in possession of [[Morrigan's Ring|her ring]] he can sense her and her regret through the ring. ''(Equipping the ring '''isn't '''mandatory, but it should be in the player's inventory. To increase the chances of triggering this, it is highly recommended that the Warden talk to Morrigan '''right before''' accessing the roof to face the Archdemon).''(It is possible to leave Morrigan at the gates and still receive this slide by selecting 'I don't want you to get hurt' though other dialogue options remain untested)
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Alistair will give a speech in the [[Landsmeet Chamber]] if:
* With [[Flemeth]] dead --or at least gone-- the chances of tracking her down were slim indeed. One cannot help but wonder, however: What became of the child? What were Morrigan's plans? These questions must remain a mystery... for now. ''(If Dark Ritual completed, Morrigan not romanced)''
 
{{Bug|DAO|{{Platforms|pc|}}This occurs even if the Warden never gives Morrigan the [[Black Grimoire]] that initiates the quest [[Flemeth's Grimoire]] which may lead to The Warden battling Flemeth.}}
 
*Morrigan leaves the party the night before the final battle when the Warden refuses her offer. She is later seen traveling through the Frostback Mountains alone. Several years later, tales out of Orlais said that a strange dark-haired mage had insinuated herself into the empress's court .(''Male PC must not engage in romance with Morrigan for this to trigger'').
 
*If [[The Warden]] was in a romance with her and refused to take part in the ritual, Morrigan is last seen traveling west through the [[Frostback Mountains]], possibly with child, and it's been rumored she once was the lover of [[The Warden]] himself. ''(Happens if The Warden and Morrigan shared at least one night together at camp).''
 
*If [[The Warden]] refused the ritual, a dog is seen near [[Sten]] which could be Morrigan, as she shapeshifts into a dog after you refuse her the night before the final battle, but it is probably the [[Dog]].
 
* If [[The Warden]] had Alistair take part in the ritual with Morrigan, a grey dog (identical to the one Morrigan shape shifts into if she is rejected) is seen next to Sten, with [[Dog]] on the other side of him.
 
   
==== [[Oghren]]====
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*He is the sole ruler.
*[[Oghren]] can decide to stay topside and continue wandering the world.
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*He is married to Anora and Loghain was killed at the Landsmeet.
*Oghren can also become the first dwarven general of the king's forces. He also sobers up and eventually marries, his first child is named after the friend that changed his life - The Warden (if the Warden sacrifices himself/herself). It's also mentioned that when he first holds his son/daughter Oghren cried.
 
*Oghren can decide to stay on the surface and join the human forces as a general.
 
*Oghren can decide to go in search of Felsi and settle down.
 
*Oghren can decide to remain on the surface but becomes a drunken and sometimes dangerous nuisance.
 
*Oghren becomes a mercenary and joins a company known for their fine ales.
 
   
{{Bug|DAO|{{Platforms|PC}} If the Warden makes the Sacrifice and you did not do Oghren's quest, the epilogue where he marries Felsi is shown.}}
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Anora will give the speech if:
   
==== [[Shale]] ====
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*She is the sole ruler.
*[[Shale]] might go to the [[Tevinter Imperium]] with [[Wynne]] to seek a way to regain her mortality. (This only happens if her approval level is at "friendly" AND you have completed her personal quests.)
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*She is married to Alistair and Loghain was not killed at the Landsmeet.
*Shale might decide to travel the world, not knowing where she will go. However, pigeon populations will drop dramatically along the coastline if this is the case.
 
*Shale might join the dwarves in the [[Deep Roads]] squishing darkspawn, which she compares unfavorably to pigeons. (This may happen if her approval level is high but you do not complete her quests.)
 
*Shale leaves the court, refusing all rewards. Later, rumors abound of an angry dwarven woman in the north who hunts pigeons. (Shale defaults to this if the Warden dies.)
 
*Shale might exist as a statue if [[The Warden]] was not interested in activating it.
 
*Shale may abandon the [[The Warden|Warden]] if he or she chooses to preserve the [[Anvil of the Void (object)|Anvil of the Void]] and is present without being lied to about it.
 
*Shale might fall in battle against the Warden who is trying to preserve the [[Anvil of the Void (object)|Anvil of the Void]].
 
*Shale does not appear at the coronation in the console versions of the game. She is, however, mentioned in the epilogue if the player chooses the ultimate sacrifice, or by Wynne if you meet the requirements for her traveling to Tevinter ending.
 
   
==== [[Sten]] ====
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The ruler offers the Hero a boon, and inquires about the Hero's future plans. The player's choices affect the epilogue slideshow and ''[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]''.
*Sten can return to his homeland.
 
*Sten returns to his homeland and is made a general tasked with crushing human resistance in the Qunari lands (does not happen if you did not return his [[Asala | sword]]).
 
*If Sten's approval rating is Friendly and the Warden found his [[Asala | sword]], Sten returns to his homeland and when the Arishok asks him if he found any worthy warriors outside of Par Vollen, Sten answers that he met only one: The Warden. (This happens if the Warden sacrifices himself/herself).
 
*You can discuss traveling with him if the Warden lives but there is no further commentary about Sten if you do not return his sword to him.
 
*Sten possibly dies if he is left in the cage in Lothering.
 
   
==== [[Wynne]] ====
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=== Boons ===
*[[Wynne]] might follow Shale on her quest to regain her mortality.
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*If the Hero states that they only wish to continue serving the crown, they will be named Chancellor.
*Wynne can accept a position as a court advisor/mage.
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*If the Hero asks for a title and the riches to go with it, they will be granted Loghain's estate and wealth (even if Loghain lives), becoming the new [[Ferelden#Teyrn.2FTeyrna|Teyrn/Teyrna]] of [[Gwaren]].
*Wynne can choose to spend the remainder of her days traveling, seeking to do what good she can with the time she has left.
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*A [[Human Noble Origin|Human Noble]] Hero may demand that Arl Howe's family pay for the massacre at Highever. This results in [[Amaranthine|Howe's lands]] being gifted to the [[Grey Wardens]].
*Wynne can die if killed by [[The Warden]] at the Circle of Magi, if you agree with Morrigan about the mages, or with [[Cullen]] about annulling the Circle.
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{{Note|Ferelden's new ruler will gift the arling of Amaranthine to the Wardens even if this boon isn't chosen, for a Hero of any origin.}}
*Wynne can be killed if she is in the party, should [[The Warden]] choose to destroy the Urn of Sacred Ashes.
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*If a [[City Elf Origin|City Elf]] Hero asks for the city elves to be treated better, they can become Ferelden's first elven bann, representing [[Denerim]]'s Alienage. Alternatively, either [[Shianni]] or [[Soris]] {{confirm}} may be installed as the bann.
*Wynne can be offered the position of [[First Enchanter]] at the Circle of Magi, but she refuses it. A year later she leaves the Circle to see more of the world.
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*A [[Magi Origin|mage]] Hero may ask that the Circle of Magi be given its independence.
*Wynne can also stay in Denerim. (with the Warden-provided the Warden asks her to and she does not travel with Shale)
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{{Bug|DAO|This boon is only recognized if granted by Anora. If Alistair is the ruler, he will agree to it, but the game does not acknowledge it.}}
*Wynne can leave the party if you choose to side with Father Kolgrim and Destroy the Urn of Sacred Ashes (Wynne must not be in the party and will leave upon your return to the party camp)
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*A [[Dalish Elf Origin|Dalish]] Hero may ask that the Dalish be officially granted territorial sovereignty.
*Wynne may remain in the Circle Tower if the Warden after the events of the [[Broken Circle]] rejects her request to join as a companion.
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{{Bug|DAO|If [[Nature of the Beast]] is resolved in favor of the elves, the epilogue slide will show that the Dalish are given lands even if this boon isn't chosen, for all origins, as long as [[Lanaya]] becomes the new [[keeper]].}}
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*A [[Dwarves|dwarven]] Hero can request aid in battling darkspawn in the [[Deep Roads]].
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*If the Hero states that the sacrifices of the Wardens should not be forgotten again, a statue will be erected in the Wardens' honor.
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{{Bug|DAO|{{Platforms|pc|xbox360|ps3}} If Anora is the ruler and [[Morrigan]]'s ritual was performed, this choice causes Anora to speak of Alistair as if he were dead.}}
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*The Hero may state that they have no need of anything further.
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*The Hero may state that they don’t know, and will have to think about it.
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{{Note|Choosing this option effectively means choosing no boon, as the ruler does not make the offer again when next spoken to.}}
   
==== [[Zevran Arainai|Zevran]] ====
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=== Future plans ===
*Zevran can decide to stay in [[Ferelden]] with his beloved (if romanced), for a time.
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*The Hero may choose to stay in Denerim and help the new ruler (if they did not choose to continue to serve the crown).
*Zevran (as a friend) can remain in Denerim with you should you decide to settle there and ask him to stay. He suggests the Crows can "bring it on" as you will be there to deal with them.
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*The Hero may choose to help rebuild the Grey Wardens' strength in Ferelden.
*[[Zevran Arainai|Zevran]] can choose to follow you in your continued adventures for a time. (Bug: If the Warden is in a romance with Zevran and is a male, the epilogue refers to the Warden as a female anyway. "...with her, electing to remain with the woman he loved.")
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*A '''male''' Hero may choose to search for Morrigan.
*Zevran may continue to travel alone for a time if the Grey Warden decides to stay in Denerim.
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*If the Hero is the bann of the Alienage, they may choose to remain in Denerim to perform their duties.
*Zevran may help train Grey Wardens without ever going through the Joining.
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*A dwarven Hero may choose to return to Orzammar.
*If the Warden dies killing the archdemon, Zevran returns to [[Antiva]] and becomes leader of the [[Crows of Antiva|Crows]], although, he doesn't know if this is victory or defeat.
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*A Dalish Hero may choose to return to their clan.
*If the Warden dies killing the archdemon, Zevran (if in love with the Warden) spends time in Ferelden helping the throne to distract himself from his grief, then returns to Antiva and becomes leader of the Crows, and though offered many bedmates, never loves again.
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*The Hero may choose to continue their adventures for a time before returning to Ferelden.
*Zevran may have been killed by [[The Warden]] after surviving his failed ambush on the Warden.
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*The Hero may be unsure for now.
*Zevran can be killed by simply asking him to leave at camp, and when he refuses the Warden can kill him.
 
*Zevran may have been killed if he betrays the Warden after encountering [[Taliesin]]
 
*Zevran may depart the party on his own after encountering Taliesin.
 
*Zevran (If in love with the warden) is told the relationship has to end, he will leave for good. No epilogue mention.
 
   
=== Other characters and events ===
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=== Companions, family, and friends ===
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The Hero may speak with those companions who had not left the party or been killed. There will also be someone from the Hero's origin story in attendance:
   
==== [[Alienage|Denerim Alienage]] ====
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==== Human Noble ====
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If asked, Fergus will say that he never made it to the [[Battle of Ostagar|battle at Ostagar]]. He and his men were scouting in the Wilds when they were attacked by a party of darkspawn. Most of his men were killed. He woke up two weeks later in a [[Chasind]] hut, wounded and feverish. By the time he was able to sneak out of the Wilds, the PC was already marching to Denerim. He is now heading back to Highever to see if he can clean up the mess Howe made of it.
   
*Alistair might grant the City Elves a place in his court, upsetting the nobility.
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==== Dwarf Noble ====
*A City Elf Warden might be made Bann of the Alienage in Denerim, if asked for better treatment of their people. Alternatively, the Warden might instead nominate [[Shianni]] in their place.
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Gorim will tell the Hero that both of them have had their full rights to House Aeducan restored. If [[Pyral Harrowmont]] is king, he declares the Hero to be the heir of the House. The Assembly is also considering naming the Hero a Paragon. Gorim is happy to take up his old position as the Hero's [[Noble caste#Second|second]], if they will have him.
   
*If a City Elf Warden makes the ultimate sacrifice Cyrion will be made the Bann of the Alienage by Alistair/Anora.
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==== Dwarf Commoner ====
*Anora might ease the restrictions placed upon the City Elves for a time, but a food riot not long after forces her to come down hard on the people of the Alienage. This causes more distrust to brew between the people in the Alienage and their human counterparts.
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Rica will tell the Hero that their mother swore off drinking when she heard about what the Hero did, and had been sober ever since. If [[Bhelen Aeducan]] was killed, Rica will say that it worked out just fine; her son will be the Aeducan heir, and she doesn't have a husband to boss her around. She is officially an ambassador, sent by the Assembly to tell the Hero that they're free to return to Orzammar as a full citizen, technically as a member of the [[warrior caste]]. They are also being considered for Paragon-hood.
*Shianni might become the next [[Hahren]]. While she will often get into trouble with the authorities for her outspoken way of doing things, she will prove to be an asset to her community.
 
*If the Warden is City Elf, [[Soris]] eventually got married - to a human woman, and one he loves deeply. After the initial scandal, Soris left the city and settled in Highever, where he and his new wife had many children.
 
   
*Due to a bad flag, the elven Bann slides don't properly show up. The Epilogue slides that are supposed to show up if there's a Bann for the Alienage:
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==== City Elf ====
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Cyrion is awed by, and proud of, the Hero. If the Hero doubts that anything will change for the Alienage elves, he will say, "And this is your fault? If anything, for Ferelden to have an elven hero will only do us good," and expresses his hope that with a new human on the throne, things will change in time.
   
:*With a new bann in the Landsmeet to represent them, the city-born elves found a better lot than ever. New law gave the elves more trading rights and their own militia within the Alienage.
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==== Dalish Elf ====
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[[Ashalle]] brings the well wishes of the clan, and tells the Hero the keeper was very proud of their victory. The Hero is missed dearly by the clan.
   
:*[[Shianni]]: Resistance from humans saw a rise in violence in the city, however, which culminated in Shianni's murder by a human bigot several years later. The resulting riot in the Alienage forced a crack-down from the throne, a clear signal that the tension with the elves had not been resolved.
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==== Mage ====
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Unless the PC sided with the [[templars]] in [[Broken Circle]], First Enchanter [[Irving]] will be present and will congratulate and thank the Hero.
   
:*[[Soris]]: A year later, Soris's marriage to a wealthy human woman caused a scandal in both parts of the city--resulting in a riot within the Alienage that forced a crack-down from the throne. Angered, Soris resigned his title and left Ferelden with his new wife. No new bann was named to replace him.
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{{-}}
   
:*[[The Warden|Warden]]: With <FirstName/> as their new voice, the elves became prosperous in a way they had never known... enough to draw elves from nearby lands, desperate for real hope. The influx built ire among the human population and eventually resulted in a riot in Denerim, showing that as much as things change, they always stay the same.
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==== Alistair ====
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*If Alistair is ruling jointly with Anora and Loghain was not killed at the Landsmeet, he will mention that the Grey Wardens seem to be curious as to how the Hero survived killing the Archdemon. He is grateful to the Hero, but does not think that they have much to say to one another.
   
:*Unnamed: Resistance from humans saw a rise in violence in the city, however, culminating in an angry mob outside the Landsmeet that stoned the new bann to death. The resulting riot in the Alienage forced a crack-down from the throne, a clear signal that tensions with the elves were far from resolved.
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*If Alistair is ruling jointly with Anora and Loghain died killing the Archdemon, Alistair will say that he is not angry.
   
====[[Redcliffe]]====
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*Otherwise, Alistair will be impressed that both he and the Hero have survived. If he knows about Morrigan's ritual, he will decide not to say anything about it to the Grey Wardens, who have sent questions.
*Arl [[Eamon Guerrin|Eamon]] will stay on as an advisor to Alistair if Alistair is made king. Eamon eventually abdicates his arling of [[Redcliffe]] in favor of Bann [[Teagan Guerrin|Teagan]], to the approval of the townspeople.
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{{Bug|DAO|{{platforms|pc|xbox360}} If Alistair was not made king, Morrigan's ritual was performed, and Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet, Alistair will be absent from the coronation if he was not part of the final party that faced the Archdemon.}}
*Arl Eamon returns to Redcliffe and restores it to its former glory, should Alistair not become king or marry Anora, or if the Warden becomes Chancellor to Alistair. This also has occurred if a hardened Alistair marries Anora and Loghain sacrifices himself to defeat the archdemon.
 
*If the Warden abandons Redcliffe during [[The Attack at Nightfall]], Arl Eamon abdicates his arling to Bann Teagan and returns to Redcliffe. However, he is unable to restore the town to its former glory due to rumors that it is haunted.
 
*If the Warden [[A Missing Child|helped]] [[Kaitlyn]] find [[Bevin]], then returned [[The Green Blade|their grandfather's sword]] after the attack, Bevin will grow up to be a famous adventurer, who tells stories about how as a young lad he met the Warden, who had used the blade to save Redcliffe.
 
*If the Warden paid Kaitlyn for her grandfather's sword enough to travel to Denerim, she uses the small fortune to open a foundry, becoming wealthy and respected. She then meets Bann Teagan at court by chance, and they marry months later. This can only happen if the Warden pays before the Attack at Nightfall quest.
 
*If the Warden gives Bella enough money to leave Redcliffe, she eventually makes her way to Denerim safely where she opens her own brewery.
 
*If the Warden put Bella in charge of the tavern during the first Redcliffe fight, she will rename the inn The Grey Warden's Rest and tell stories of your adventures for years to come, though no one will believe these stories in time. This slide will not appear in the epilogue if [[Kaitlyn]] married Bann [[Teagan Guerrin]] although Bella still takes over the Tavern as long as [[Lloyd]] is killed.
 
*If The Warden allows the Desire demon to possess Connor at a later date as part of their deal to spare his life, Connor will vanish when the Arl prepares him to be sent to The Circle. Eamon will search but eventually give up. Connor is never seen again.
 
*If the Warden allows the Desire Demon to possess Connor at a later date as part of their deal to spare his life, and does not let his mother, Lady Isolde, sacrifice herself, it could also result in Connor completing his Harrowing and becoming a full circle mage, undertaking a formal study of the Fade.
 
*If Connor is saved and the Desire Demon killed or scared away, he may be sent to the Circle of Magi. After completing his Harrowing and becoming a full circle mage, he will undertake a formal study of The Fade in Tevinter. This will happen if you let his mother, Lady Isolde, sacrifice herself to perform Jowan's blood ritual not using the Circle of Magi's help.
 
*If Connor is saved and the Desire Demon killed or scared away, Arl Eamon may merely comment that Connor has been acting strangely. This will happen if his mother, Lady Isolde, also survives the Redcliffe quest. This can also happen if both his parents live (at least with the ending where a hardened Alistair marries Anora and Loghain sacrifices himself).
 
*If Connor is killed, Eamon and Isolde will conceive another child, this time a daughter, named Rowan. Isolde dies during childbirth. Like Connor, she is revealed to be a mage, and is eventually sent to the Circle for formal training.
 
   
==== [[Anora|Queen Anora]]====
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==== Anora ====
*If Alistair is not hardened and he weds Anora, she becomes a skilled governor, concerning herself with matters of court and law, while Alistair travels the kingdom making personal appearances to commoners, delighting them to no end.
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Anora offers her personal congratulations to the Hero.
*If Alistair is hardened and Anora weds Alistair, they rule together both in matters of court and law, and both make personal appearances together, supervising the reconstruction process, meeting the enthusiastic approval of the people to the point where it was considered that the chaos of the civil war and the Landsmeet were worth it for delivering such beloved monarchs.
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*If Loghain died killing the Archdemon, she asks if the Hero can tell her anything about his death.
*If Anora weds [[The Warden]], she establishes many trade contracts with surrounding countries, and together with [[The Warden]] begins what could be a new golden age for Ferelden if they do not end up fighting for control.
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*If Anora is to marry Alistair, she asks if he is always "like that", answering every serious question with a jest. She thinks his heart is in the right place, and that he reminds her of [[Cailan Theirin|Cailan]] in that, which she considers to be no failing.
*If Anora weds [[The Warden]] who made the final sacrifice, she becomes a skilled governor, but never remarries due to her exceptional standard for a groom - her father, not [[Cailan Theirin|Cailan]] or [[The Warden]].
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:*If Alistair is hardened, she is surprised by his eagerness to learn the business of ruling, and thinks he may yet be a good king.
*If Anora weds no one and rules alone, she becomes a skilled governor but she never remarries due to the exceptional standard she sets for a potential groom. As above, her standard is her father, not Cailan.
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:*If Alistair is unhardened, she fears her initial suspicions that he will not be a good king will prove correct, as Alistair avoids anything resembling a decision and she has yet to hear him speak on any matter more serious that what the cooks are making for dinner.
*If Alistair is made king and she does not willingly abdicate the throne to him, Anora is imprisoned in the tower to avoid a rebellion. This is done at Alistair's request, so that someone remains to inherit the throne should he fall against the Blight - a measure of mercy an appreciative Anora admits she would not have shown had the roles been reversed. If Alistair survives the battle with the Archdemon, Anora is not mentioned in the epilogue slides and her ultimate fate remains unknown.
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*If Anora is to marry the Hero, she asks if he is nervous. If the Hero admits to be, she will confess that she is, too, as the Hero is rather intimidating. If the Hero says that he looks forward to being king, she will tell him that his title will be prince-consort.
{{Bug|DAO|{{platforms|xbox360}}If [[The Warden]] is a female [[Human Noble Origin|Human Noble]] and marries Alistair, the epilogue may mention that Alistair still has a relationship with The Warden, "much to Queen Anora's discomfort", as if Alistair had wed Anora and kept The Warden as his mistress}}
 
   
==== [[Urn of Andraste|The Sacred Ashes of Andraste]] ====
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==== Eamon ====
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*If Alistair is king and the Hero is not the chancellor, [[Eamon Guerrin|Eamon]] will remain in the capital to help him. [[Teagan Guerrin|Teagan]] will take over the rule of [[Redcliffe Village|Redcliffe]] for the time being.
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*Otherwise, he will return to Redcliffe to rebuild.
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:*If both [[Connor]] and [[Isolde]] are alive, Eamon will say that Connor seems well enough, but Isolde refuses to speak of what happened and has said that she never wants to go back. Eamon thinks he may yet leave the land to Teagan.
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:*If Connor is dead, Isolde is determined to have another child, and Eamon is happy to oblige her.
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:*If Isolde is dead, Eamon knows he needs to send Connor to the Circle of Magi, and thinks perhaps his son will become a Grey Warden one day.
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:*If the PC made a deal with the demon that possessed Connor, Eamon will ask if the Hero has noticed anything strange about the lad, saying he seems quiet.
   
*If The Warden allowed [[Ferdinand Genitivi|Brother Genitivi]] to mount an expedition to the Urn, but did not kill the [[High Dragon]], the Urn disappears without a trace and falls into myth once more.
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==== Leliana ====
*If The Warden allowed [[Ferdinand Genitivi|Brother Genitivi]] to mount an expedition to the Urn, and killed the [[High Dragon]], the temple becomes a mecca for pilgrims.
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*If [[Leliana]] is in a romance with the Hero, with [[Approval]] at Adore or better, and the Hero is to marry either Alistair or Anora, then Leliana will end the relationship if she is unhardened and is asked, "But does the hero get his/her girl?"
*If The Warden killed [[Ferdinand Genitivi|Brother Genitivi]], and killed the [[High Dragon]], The Chantry dismiss the rumors of the Urn ever being found.
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*If [[Marjolaine]] is alive, Leliana will return to [[Orlais]] to find her. She is determined to do this alone.
*If The Warden killed [[Ferdinand Genitivi|Brother Genitivi]], but did not kill the [[High Dragon]], the Chantry announces the discovery of the ashes, but the dragon will eventually get tired of pilgrims and will go on a rampage that will destroy the temple and possibly the ashes, as they are never found, while the dragon looks for a new haven.
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*If Marjolaine is dead and Leliana is hardened, she is asked to head up an investigation into the darkspawn. The ruler wishes to know how far they go in the Deep Roads and where the [[broodmother]]s can be found. Leliana is organising a royal expedition into one of the Deep Roads, which will leave in a month.
*If The Warden defiled the Sacred Ashes for [[Kolgrim]], Brother Genitivi announces discovery of the [[Urn of Sacred Ashes|Ashes]], drawing enormous attention from scholars. Expeditions to the ruins found nothing and several years later his work is declared fiction. He commits suicide. The Dragon appears by winter, rampaging across the countryside, rumors are heard of it being worshiped as Andraste by cultists, and efforts to find the lair or the ashes ultimately fail as the cultists rapidly gain converts.
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*If Marjolaine is dead and Leliana is unhardened, she is asked by the Chantry to return to the [[Urn of Sacred Ashes]] and make sure it is protected. She is leaving in a month with a small army of templars and priests. If she is in a romance with the Hero, she is glad for their company if they wish to help her.
*If The Warden defiled the Sacred Ashes for [[Kolgrim]] but then kills him and does not kill the High Dragon, rumours about the Urn of Ashes involvement in curing Arl [[Eamon Guerrin|Eamon]] spread and people begin to mount expeditions to find it. After finding nothing but a High Dragon and many failed attempts to slay the Dragon, the expeditions are decided to be too dangerous to continue. The Dragon eventually goes west to find a new Haven but goes on a rampage beforehand leaving nothing but ruins of the temple. Later expeditions and digs in the ruins found nothing. Some believe that the Urn is still in the ruins while some say it was destroyed, others wonder if it ever existed at all, the Urn falls into myth once more.
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*If Leliana is in love:
* If Brother Genitivi did not come with the Warden while killing The Cult, then the Urn will disappear, even if you killed the High Dragon and allowed pilgrimage.
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:*If the Hero is staying in Denerim, Leliana will remain there with them.
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:*If the Hero is leaving Denerim:
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::*Leliana will continue to travel with the Hero, if the Hero accepts.
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::*If the Hero wishes to travel on their own for a while, the relationship will end. If Leliana is hardened, she will say that she is heading back to Orlais for a time, where there is some old business to be taken care of.
   
==== [[Circle of Magi]] ====
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==== Loghain ====
[[File:Circle of Magi Epilogue.jpg|thumb|250px|A Circle of Magi epilogue.]]
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Loghain has been tapped to lead up the Grey Warden recruitment efforts in Ferelden, something that he believes is down to Anora's influence. If his Approval is Warm, he will tell the Hero that they have earned his respect.
*If [[The Warden]] had saved the mages during the [[Broken Circle]]: "Following months of effort, the tower of the Circle of Magi was finally cleansed of the last spirits to slip through the [[Veil]]. No further [[abomination]]s were created, and First Enchanter [[Irving]] was pleased to declare the Circle safe. All that could be saved had been."
 
*A Magi [[The Warden|Warden]] can ask for independence for the Circle of Ferelden for their royal boon. Although King Alistair or Queen Anora agrees to this request, the Chantry ignores it.<ref name="Magi Boon" /> Alternatively, a Warden mage who makes the Ultimate Sacrifice will have the new ruler declare that the tower be rebuilt elsewhere at Alistair/Anora's decree and the supervision by the Templars will be abolished. If this occurs, a huge statue of the Warden commemorates their ultimate sacrifice at the entry to this new tower.
 
*[[Cullen]] might go insane after Uldred's attempt to overthrow the circle, resulting in him slaying several mages before escaping the tower. He becomes a wandering madman, hunting mages wherever he can. He may alternatively replace Greagoir as Knight-Commander, watching over the [[Circle of Magi|Circle]] using fear. (This option occurs respectively if The Warden chooses to side with the Templars during the main quest.)
 
   
==== [[Darkspawn]] ====
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==== Oghren ====
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[[Oghren]] has decided to stick around a bit. He says they may have already branded him a [[Surface dwarves|surfacer]] back in Orzammar.
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*If Oghren reconciled with [[Felsi]], he thinks he will look her up and see how that goes.
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*If his Approval is Warm or better, he will tell the Hero that he has been offered a spot in the human army.
   
*The [[darkspawn]] fall back to the [[Deep Roads]] where they plague the dwarven kingdoms once more, but leave the surface world alone for some time.
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==== Shale ====
*Depending on your choices [[Shale]] may or may not return to the Deep Roads to help the dwarves fight against the darkspawn.
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*If [[Shale]]'s Approval is Neutral or Hostile, she will travel, north, or perhaps east. If she spoke with [[Caridin]] but her personal quest was not done, she will search for answers. If her personal quest was completed, she thinks she may return to [[Ortan Thaig]], or maybe destroy all the pigeons.
*Even though the horde of darkspawn are dispersed after the Archdemon's defeat, the strongest among them may reorganize into roving war bands, preying upon the land and each other. Some even make it as far as Orlais before they are eventually defeated (albeit with great difficulty). '''Note:''' This sets the stage for ''[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]''.
 
*If The Dwarf [[The Warden|Warden]] asks for human military aid as their boon, the combined human and Dwarven armies will reclaim many Thaigs and push the Darkspawn back to the Dead Trenches. But if Harrowmont is king, his isolationist foreign policy results in only allowing indirect aid from humans; when they arrive at Orzammar the gates are closed and they are only allowed to provide things like medical supplies to the dwarves for their fight against the darkspawn.
 
   
==== [[Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]] ====
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*If her Approval is Warm, Shale will say she is thinking of returning to Orzammar to fight the darkspawn in the Deep Roads. Aiding the dwarves in this way is something she feels worth existing for. If her personal quest was completed, she will say that she will honor the commitment of the dwarf she once was.
*[[Loghain Mac Tir|Loghain]] might have been killed in the [[Landsmeet]], either at the hands of Alistair or [[The Warden]].
 
*Loghain might have sacrificed himself killing the [[Archdemon]].
 
*If Loghain is conscripted but survives the final battle, then he becomes a major recruiter for the Grey Wardens in Ferelden before getting reassigned to the Orlesian Grey Wardens in Montsimmard by request of Weisshaupt Fortress itself. If a hardened Alistair marries Anora, this is still the outcome.
 
*If Anora is made Queen and Loghain is executed during the Landsmeet:
 
<blockquote>"Despite Loghain being executed in disgrace, Queen Anora insisted on building a monument to her father, overlooking the Orlesian embassy. The statue was largely ignored, save by Anora herself, who voyaged out to the statue once a year to place flowers at its feet."</blockquote>
 
*If Anora is made Queen and Loghain dies slaying the Archdemon:
 
<blockquote>"Queen Anora had a monument built to her father in honor of his redemption at Fort Drakon. The monument was built overlooking the Orlesian embassy... "watching" it carefully, as the local legend goes. It became popular, and in time, Loghain's darker deeds were forgotten in favor of his more heroic ones."</blockquote>
 
*If Loghain had survived the final battle and the Warden made the Ultimate Sacrifice:
 
<blockquote>"Loghain remained with the Grey Wardens, pressed into service as the primary recruiter in Ferelden. He performed diligently for several years, until finally the taint wore too hard on his aged body. After a solemn service with his fellow Wardens, Loghain traveled to Orzammar to take his final march into the Deep Roads."</blockquote>
 
   
==== [[Orzammar]] ====
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*If Shale is Friendly, she will say that she may try to become a dwarf again. She is traveling to [[Minrathous]] in [[Tevinter]]. Its Circle of Magi is said to have the largest collection of arcane knowledge in Thedas, and if it is possible to reverse the process she underwent, she hopes the knowledge to do so will be there. If [[Wynne]] is in the party, she will have offered to accompany Shale. Shale will not object if the Hero wishes to go with her.
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{{Bug|DAO|{{platforms|ps3|xbox360}} Shale is missing from the post-coronation ceremony.}}
   
*If [[Pyral Harrowmont|Harrowmont]] becomes [[Dwarven royalty|king]] and the Anvil is destroyed, he quickly finds himself in a protracted battle against Bhelen's rebellion that leaves him unable to gain the stability he needed. The clan lords object to many of his measures in the Assembly, and only his efforts to increase the dwarves' isolation from the surface met with any success. In time, Harrowmont's health begins to fail. Some claim it was poison, while others say it is a flagging spirit. Either way, after a protracted illness, the king finally passes away. The wrangling in the Assembly for a successor begins almost immediately.
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==== Sten ====
*If [[Pyral Harrowmont|Harrowmont]] is made the new king and the Anvil is saved, he quickly puts down Bhelen's rebellion and then passes a series of laws to please the clan lords. Unfortunately, that isolates the dwarves even further from the surface. Caste restrictions and the rights of the nobles both grow, and trade with the human lands is all but cut off. A law excluding the casteless from common areas of the city is passed and this spurs in a rebellion in the slums. But the rebellion is put down, the slums are practically reduced to rubble, and the dwarves there are crushed. Although outrage is widespread, the Assembly remains united behind King Harrowmont.
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[[Sten]] has decided to return to his people, and has a ship prepared to leave in two days' time.
*If The Warden destroyed the Anvil of the Void, a group of Dwarves will try to recreate it from the remains. The first golem they create is animated by a spirit taken from the Fade. It goes berserk, killing many, and further research is banned. Interest in reopening Caridin's research never wanes, however.
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*If Sten's Approval is Warm or better, the Hero can choose to go with him to [[Par Vollen]].
**'''Note:''' This sets the stage for ''[[The Golems of Amgarrak]]''.
 
*Siding with Harrowmont and recovering the Anvil of the Void will also lead to a decline after initial success. Harrowmont will discourage trade with the surface, leading to further isolation. In addition, after Harrowmont refuses Branka more volunteers for the Anvil, she will begin raiding the surface world for the needed ingredients. Eventually the surface world will retaliate, resulting in a short war with Ferelden. Orzammar's gates are besieged, and are sealed off, isolating Orzammar more than ever.
 
**'''Note:'''This also happens even if the Dwarf Warden requests human military aid from Queen Anora or King Alistair in battling darkspawn in the deep roads.
 
*Siding with [[Bhelen]] regardless of Anvil status will cause him to quickly prove himself a reformer. Trade with the surface lands increases and caste restrictions are loosened. The casteless are permitted to take arms against the darkspawn in exchange for new freedoms. For the first time in generations, the line in the Deep Roads is pushed back, and a few thaigs are reclaimed. Bhelen's reforms quickly finds him enemies within the warrior and noble castes, however, and after several assassination attempts, the Assembly is dissolved. The [[Dwarven royalty|king]] then rules alone--some say as a tyrant, others say as a visionary determined to drag Orzammar into the modern world.
 
*Siding with Bhelen and preserving the Anvil leads to it not being long before Branka masters Caridin's technique, learning how to use the Anvil of the Void to create new golems--the first in many centuries. The dwarven people greet this news with cheers, though few know of the cost. At first, King Bhelen works eagerly with Branka to provide subjects--willing or not--so that the golems can push the darkspawn back. This arrangement is not to last, however. Before long, Branka begins to refuse to create golems only for the king, who soon bans use of the Anvil. His men attack Branka's fortress in the Deep Roads, forcing her to shut it tight. Years into the siege, Bhelen is forced to relent. The fortress, guarded by Branka's golems, remains impenetrable.
 
*If the Dwarf Warden requests military aid from Ferelden and Bhelen is king, the latter would welcome them with open arms. Within months, the darkspawn are driven back as far as the [[The Dead Trenches|Dead Trenches]], and the first dwarven warrior to return with a relic retaken from the gates of [[The Dead Trenches|Bownammar]] was greeted by cheering, jubilant crowds.
 
*If The Warden helped Brother Burkel near the Tapster's and convinced the Shaper to grant him the right to preach his sermons to others, Brother Burkel's new chantry in Orzammar draws a surprising number of converts among the dwarves. They quickly attract a great deal of anger from more conservative quarters, and before long the Assembly severely restricts the Andrastians' rights. Brother Burkel resists, and is slain while being arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the Commons. The Assembly claims this was an accident, but news of the resulting riots reach the Chantry on the surface, where the Divine even contemplates a new [[Exalted March]].
 
*If The Warden helps [[Dagna]] join the Circle of Magi, she will later author a comprehensive theory of how [[lyrium]] vapors relate to the supply of magic. It gains a great deal of attention and inspires mages from other parts of [[Thedas]] to establish a new circle in Orzammar itself, one that has ready access to dwarven lyrium... and lies outside the chantry's power completely. The willingness of Orzammar to harbor [[Apostate]]s sparks outrage that begins whispers that the Divine is contemplating a new Exalted march. A Magi Warden who requests that the tower be returned to the mages and helped Dagna will not include the last line. Note that this also only happens if you do not help Brother Burkel.
 
*If The Warden sided with the Templars in the Circle of Magi quest, informing [[Dagna]] of the destruction of the Circle causes her to go and immediately help rebuild the tower.
 
*If the Dwarf Noble Warden makes the ultimate sacrifice, Alistair or Anora (depending on who becomes king/queen) tells Gorim that The Warden's body shall be returned to Orzammar to be returned to the stone next to the late King [[Endrin Aeducan]] with rights restored. Alistair/Anora also sends soldiers to help the dwarves battle the Darkspawn.
 
   
==== [[Werewolf|Werewolves]] ====
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{{Note|If Alistair took part in Morrigan's ritual, a grey dog (identical to the one Morrigan shape-shifts into if her offer of the ritual is rejected) is seen next to Sten, with [[Dog]] on the other side of him.}}
* If [[The Warden]] killed the [[Dalish]] the [[werewolves]] will be respected for a while due to their part in stopping the blight. However as time passes they fail to completely suppress their violent instincts and eventually attack nearby human settlements leading to the humans gathering in force to finally wipe them out for good. But when said armies march all they find are abandoned camps. The [[Lady of the Forest]] and her followers disappeared.
 
* The Werewolves might have been killed by [[The Warden]].
 
* The Werewolves might have been cured by [[The Warden]] and returned to Human civilization. They all assume the surname "Wolf" in honor of the [[Lady of the Forest]]. (This epilogue slide is bugged and doesn't trigger normally).
 
* The Werewolves might also have been cured by [[The Warden]] then killed once they've become human again.
 
   
==== [[Dalish|Dalish elves]] ====
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==== Wynne ====
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If Wynne's Approval is Warm or better, she will tell the Hero that Irving asked her to take over as first enchanter, but she doesn't wish to go back after all that has happened.
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*If Shale has remained in the party and her Approval is Friendly, Wynne will say that Shale has expressed a desire to go to Tevinter to look into a way to regain her mortality, and that Wynne will join her and bring her before the Tevinter mages.
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*If the Circle was granted autonomy, Wynne thinks she might take up traveling, perhaps to Tevinter to see Minrathous.
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*Otherwise, Wynne is asked by the ruler to stay, and accepts a position at court, advising the throne and helping to improve the lot of mages in Ferelden.
   
*The Dalish might have been killed by the Werewolves and [[The Warden]].
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==== Zevran ====
*If [[The Warden]] recruits the Dalish they will become more respected due to their part in the final battle. Their connection with humans will steadily improve, but tensions will eventually rise again. If Lanaya replaces Zathrian as Keeper, she will be instrumental in maintaining the peace between the humans and the Dalish.
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[[Zevran]] expects the [[Crows of Antiva|Crows]] to come after him, and thinks that staying in one place is only going to invite them to find him that much quicker. He will ask if the Hero is in favor of him remaining with them, whether they are staying in Denerim, leaving, or returning to the Grey Warden fold.
*If Dalish, the Warden may request that land be granted to their people (the Dalish will only be given the Hinterlands at the Warden's request or if the Warden makes the ultimate sacrifice slaying the Archdemon; a bug shows this epilogue slide for all Wardens as long as Lanaya becomes the new Keeper).
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:*He will remain with the Hero if told he is welcome to stay.
*If Zathrian remains as the keeper of the clan, he goes on to lead the Dalish for quite some time until he begins entering disputes with humans. When he eventually just vanishes, his clan searches for him to find nothing but an indication that he disappeared of his own choice.
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:*Otherwise, he will make plans to leave soon, and will consider Par Vollen as a destination.
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:*If it is suggested he be on his own, any romantic relationship with the Hero will end.
   
Congratulations! You have completed Dragon Age Origins!
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{{-}}
   
== Trivia ==
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Other NPCs attending the ceremony (if they were not killed) are:
*After speaking with Sten, if you engage in a conversation with him again he will say. "Where is the cake? I was told there would be cake. The cake is a lie." This is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:Portal (video game)|Portal]]''.
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*[[Leonas Bryland|Bryland]]
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*Connor
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*[[Cullen]] (if the PC sided with the templars)
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*[[Dulin]] (if [[Harrowmont]] is the king of Orzammar)
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*[[Ferdinand Genitivi|Genitivi]] (if he returned to Denerim and the Urn of Sacred Ashes was not tainted)
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*Greagoir (if the PC sided with the mages)
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*Isolde
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*[[Jowan]] (if he was brought to the main hall in [[Redcliffe Castle]])
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*[[Kalah]] (if the Hero is the dwarf commoner)
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*[[Kardol]]
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*[[Marethari|Keeper Marethari]] (if the Hero is a Dalish elf)
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*[[The Lady of the Forest]] (if the werewolves were recruited)
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*Lanaya (if the elves were recruited, and she is not angry with the PC for opening the chest behind her in the [[Dalish camp]])
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*[[Lily]] (if Jowan was brought to the main hall in Redcliffe Castle, and is not dead)
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*[[Mardy]] (if the dwarf noble PC slept with her, either on her own, or with [[Teli]])
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*[[Ser Cauthrien]]
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*[[Sighard]] (if [[Oswyn]] was rescued)
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*[[Soris]] (if he was freed, or never imprisoned)
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*[[Vartag Gavorn|Vartag]] (if Bhelen is the king of Orzammar)
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*[[Zathrian]]
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*[[Zerlinda]] (if she went to the surface with her child).
   
*During the endgame credits after the Epilogue, the song ''"This is War"'', by the band ''30 Seconds to Mars'' starts playing.
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Some of the companions will also be accompanied by a group:
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*Alistair is accompanied by nobles and admirers if hardened; if unhardened, lots of women will be there.
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*Leliana is accompanied by a group of men if she is hardened; if she is unhardened, a team of Chantry people will be with her.
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*If Oghren's personal quest was completed, he will be accompanied by a small group that includes Felsi.
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*Wynne is accompanied by scholars and mages.
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*Zevran is accompanied by a group of men if he is in a romance with a male Hero, and a group of women if he is in a romance with a female Hero. Otherwise, he is accompanied by a group of shady characters.
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{{-}}
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A crowd has gathered outside, hoping to see the Hero of Ferelden. Once you approach the doors at the far end of the chamber and tell the guard you're ready to go, the epilogue slideshow will begin, followed by the credits.
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== The epilogue slideshow ==
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=== Denerim ===
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==== Alistair and Anora married ====
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*Alistair hardened:
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{{Quote|In the months that followed their wedding, Alistair and Anora proved themselves a surprisingly effective pair. Alistair spent a great deal of time at court, showing willingness to learn the art of governing from Anora and often deferring to her judgment--and no one was more surprised by this than Anora herself.}}
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{{Quote|The two of them made numerous outings into Denerim and the other settlements in Ferelden, supervising the reconstruction process and greeting their subjects personally, much to the commoners' enthusiastic approval. Many said the chaos of the [[Fereldan Civil War|civil war]] and [[The Landsmeet|Landsmeet]] were worth it for delivering such beloved monarchs.}}
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:Hero is Chancellor
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{{Quote|As the new chancellor, the former Grey Warden <FirstName/> was seen often at court--at least for a time. With both the king and queen actively involved in running their kingdom, the need for an advisor diminished with time. <FirstName/> continued to enjoy great popularity in Ferelden, however, and maintained considerable influence in the running of the kingdom.}}
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*Alistair unhardened:
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[[File:Alistair Epilogue.jpg|thumb|250px|Unhardened Alistair and Anora.]]
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{{Quote|In the months that followed their wedding, Alistair and Anora fell into the routine of ruling Ferelden. Anora was a skilled governor, adept at matters of court and more than willing to spend her time judging matters of law from the throne... and Alistair was quite happy to let her do so. He traveled frequently, making personal appearances that delighted commoners to no end.}}
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:Hero is Chancellor
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:*Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet
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{{Quote|As the chancellor, <FirstName/> was seen often at court, usually arguing with Queen Anora over matters of state. The former Grey Warden enjoyed King Alistair's full confidence, however, and thus great influence in running the kingdom--more than the queen would like, probably, but she had little choice.}}
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:*Loghain was not executed at the Landsmeet
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{{Quote|As the new chancellor, the former Grey Warden is seen often at court--at least for a time. With the king seldom seen and disinclined to offer the chancellor his support, Queen Anora has the most sway over the running of the kingdom and arguments with her chancellor generally end in her victory. The hero of Ferelden continues to enjoy great popularity in Ferelden, however, and maintains considerable political influence.}}
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{{Bug|DAO|{{Platforms|xbox360}} If Alistair is to rule with Anora, but sacrifices himself to kill the [[Archdemon]], the epilogue slides occur as if he was still alive.}}
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==== Alistair sole ruler ====
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*Alistair hardened:
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{{Quote|In the months that followed his coronation, Alistair surprised many by studying the art of governance and doing his best to rule the kingdom with a fair and even hand. He proved quite popular with the people, his humor and easy grace winning them over as much as his willingness to sneak out of the castle and mingle in the lower-class taverns on occasion.}}
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:Hero is Chancellor
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{{Quote|<FirstName/>, as Alistair's chancellor, was a regular face at court--at least for a time. Alistair deferred to his advisor's judgment on most matters, and when the king traveled away from the capital, as he did often, he was more than willing to leave the throne entirely in <FirstName/>'s hands.}}
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*Alistair unhardened
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{{Quote|In the months that followed his coronation, Alistair proved to be a popular king... if largely unwilling to involve himself in matters of governing. He traveled often, making appearances in towns throughout Ferelden to the great delight of the commoners. They referred to him as a king with the "common touch," even if a few knew it was a simple aversion to life at court.}}
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:Hero is Chancellor
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{{Quote|<FirstName/>, as Alistair's chancellor, was the face most often seen at court. In truth, the chancellor ruled the nation, and did so with King Alistair's blessing. Whenever the chancellor left Denerim on personal affairs, the business of the court effectively came to a standstill.}}
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==== Hero marrying Alistair ====
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*No romance with Alistair
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{{Quote|<FirstName/> married King Alistair in a lavish ceremony six months after his coronation, becoming the princess-consort of Ferelden. As both their savior and new ruler, she proved incredibly popular among the people, and Alistair allowed his bride a great deal of leeway to act as she wished.}}
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*Romance with Alistair
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{{Quote|<FirstName/> married King Alistair in a lavish ceremony six months after his coronation, becoming the princess-consort of Ferelden. The two toured the nation soon afterwards, and the people were ecstatic to see how the king adored his new bride.}}
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==== Anora sole ruler ====
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{{Quote|In the months that followed her coronation, Anora proved herself an adept ruler. Trade agreements with other lands quickly brought new funds into the royal coffers, and with them, the queen saw the capital rebuilt. The army was restored, laws were passed to encourage freeholders to produce sufficient harvests, and plans were conceived for a university.}}
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*If Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet
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{{Quote|Despite Loghain being executed in disgrace, Queen Anora insisted on building a monument to her father, overlooking the [[Orlais|Orlesian]] embassy. The statue was largely ignored, save by Anora herself, who voyaged out to the statue once a year to place flowers at its feet.}}
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*If Loghain died making the final blow against the Archdemon
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{{Quote|Queen Anora had a monument built to her father in honor of his redemption at [[Fort Drakon]]. The monument was built overlooking the Orlesian embassy... "watching" it carefully, as the local legend goes. It became popular, and in time, Loghain's darker deeds were forgotten in favor of his more heroic ones.}}
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*Hero not marrying Anora
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{{Quote|As the years passed, Anora continued to rebuff the advice of Ferelden's nobility requesting that she remarry. Though prospective suitors from other nations visit Denerim from time to time, the queen's only comment is that all of them fall far short of the bar she measures them against: that of her father.}}
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*Hero is Chancellor
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{{Quote|As chancellor, <FirstName/> was often seen at court--at least for a time. Queen Anora conferred with her chancellor over matters of state, and it was easy to see that the former Grey Warden had great sway over the kingdom's rule.}}
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*Hero marrying Anora
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{{Quote|<FirstName/> married Queen Anora in a lavish ceremony six months after her coronation, becoming the prince-consort of Ferelden. Many said that if the two did not end up vying for control of the throne, they would usher in a new golden age not seen since [[Calenhad Theirin|King Calenhad]] first united the barbarian tribes.}}
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=== Urn of Sacred Ashes ===
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==== Brother Genitivi returns to Denerim ====
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{{Quote|News that the [[Urn of Andraste|Urn of Sacred Ashes]] had been found in Ferelden did not spread outside the [[Chantry]] until [[Brother Genitivi]] made an announcement several months after the defeat of the [[darkspawn]]. The manuscript detailing his research and his experience with [[Andraste]]'s cult drew huge interest among scholars throughout [[Thedas]].}}
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; A deal was made with Kolgrim
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{{Quote|Attempts to verify Brother Genitivi's claims, however, proved impossible. Agents of the Chantry sent into the mountains found little more than empty ruins. There were no cultists, and more importantly, no Sacred Ashes. Several years later, Genitivi's research was declared fiction and his work discredited. He killed himself not long afterwards.}}
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{{Quote|When the next snows began to fall, the [[High Dragon|high dragon]] of the [[Ruined Temple|temple]] made its first appearance in the skies over Ferelden. As it laid waste to the countryside in its rampage, rumors began to circulate of a [[Disciples of Andraste|strange cult]] that believed this was Andraste returned. Efforts to locate the dragon's lair failed, and no connection was made to the Urn of Sacred Ashes, while the cult rapidly gained converts.}}
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; A deal was not made with Kolgrim
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*High dragon is dead
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{{Quote|Some years later, the Chantry announced that the resting place of Andraste's Ashes had indeed been found. A ripple of excitement spread among the pious people of Thedas, with many undertaking pilgrimages to see the Ashes or partake of their healing powers.}}
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*High dragon is not dead
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{{Quote|Some years later, the Chantry announced that the resting place of Andraste's Ashes had indeed been found. They were located, however, in ruins that were also the lair of a high dragon, thus proving too dangerous to approach. Many made demands to secure the Ashes so that followers could undertake pilgrimages to partake of their healing powers.}}
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{{Quote|Following numerous failed attempts to deal with the dragon, the beast finally flew off to find another haven... but leaving the [[The Gauntlet|mountaintop sanctum]] in ruins. An excavation found no traces of the Urn.}}
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{{Quote|People began to doubt that the Ashes had ever been found, while others claimed that a cult of Andraste's followers stole them from the temple. Still others say that the [[Maker]] Himself removed the Urn, deeming mankind unworthy of it. For now, what happened to the Urn is simply unknown...}}
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==== Brother Genitivi doesn't return to Denerim ====
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{{Quote|Rumors that the Urn of Sacred Ashes had been found, and that it was used to heal [[Arl Eamon]] of his poisoning, circulated in Ferelden in the months following the darkspawn defeat... slowly, at first, and then with growing frequency as the [[Grand Cleric|grand cleric]] failed to deny them.}}
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; A deal was made with Kolgrim
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{{Quote|Once the Chantry made several attempts to verify the rumors, however, there came an official decree that no resting place for the Ashes had been found. If the Urn of Sacred Ashes was in those ruins once, it was no longer.}}
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=== Tower of the Circle of Magi ===
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==== With templars ====
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{{Quote|Following months of grim effort, the [[Templar Order|templars]] cleared the last remaining [[spirits]] from the [[Circle Tower]], making it safe to rebuild a home for [[Ferelden]]'s [[Circle of Magi]]. Rumors of what happened increased the common folk's distrust of [[Mage (Origins)|mages]], and more than one young apprentice claimed to encounter mages thought long dead still wandering in the [[Fade]].}}
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; Circle not given independence
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{{Quote|Once the tower was rebuilt, Knight-Commander [[Greagoir]] stepped down from his post and retired to a life of private contemplation as a brother in the Chantry. His health failed over time, and after refusing treatment, he perished in his sleep. Knight-Commander [[Cullen]] was said to be more strict and less trusting of the mages even than Greagoir was. He ruled the Circle with fear.}}
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; Irving not killed
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{{Quote|Former First Enchanter [[Irving]] was imprisoned along with a number of other survivors and inspected carefully by the Chantry for any signs of [[Codex Entry: Demonic Possession|demonic possession]]. After more than a year, he was finally released. His spirit broken, Irving allowed himself to be sent to the [[White Spire|Circle]] of [[Val Royeaux]] in Orlais, where he served as an administrator for the remainder of his days.}}
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==== With mages ====
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[[File:Circle of Magi Epilogue.jpg|thumb|250px|The saved Circle of Magi.]]
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{{Quote|Following months of effort, the tower of the Circle of Magi was finally cleansed of the last spirits to slip through the [[Veil]]. No further [[Abomination|abominations]] were created, and First Enchanter Irving was pleased to declare the Circle safe. All that could be saved had been.}}
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; Circle given independence
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{{Quote|The young templar Cullen never quite recovered from his ordeal. After months of attempting to convince his superiors that the tower was still a danger, he finally snapped and killed three apprentices before being stopped by his fellow templars. Eventually, Cullen escaped from prison, a madman and a threat to any mage he encountered.}}
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=== Elven Alienage ===
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==== Bann of the Alienage ====
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{{Quote|With a new [[Ferelden#Bann|bann]] in the Landsmeet to represent them, the [[Codex entry: The City Elves|city-born]] [[elves]] found a better lot than ever. New law gave the elves more trading rights and their own militia within the [[Elven Alienage|Alienage]].}}
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; Shianni is not the bann
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{{Quote|[[Shianni]] continued to be an outspoken member of the Alienage community, and in time became the new [[hahren|elder]]. That outspokenness earned her frequent trouble, but served her people well.}}
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{{-}}
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; Shianni is the bann
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{{Quote|Resistance from [[humans]] saw a rise in violence in the city, however, which culminated in Shianni's murder by a human bigot several years later. The resulting riot in the Alienage forced a crack-down from the throne, a clear signal that the tension with the elves had not been resolved.}}
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; Soris is the bann
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{{Quote|A year later, [[Soris]]'s marriage to a wealthy human woman caused a scandal in both parts of the city--resulting in a riot within the Alienage that forced a crack-down from the throne. Angered, Soris resigned his title and left Ferelden with his new wife. No new bann was named to replace him.}}
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; Hero is the bann
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{{Quote|With <FirstName/> as their new voice, the elves became prosperous in a way they had never known... enough to draw elves from nearby lands, desperate for real hope. The influx built ire among the human population and eventually resulted in a riot in Denerim, showing that as much as things change, they always stay the same.}}
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; Someone else is the bann
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{{Quote|Resistance from humans saw a rise in violence in the city, however, culminating in an angry mob outside the Landsmeet that stoned the new bann to death. The resulting riot in the Alienage forced a crack-down from the throne, a clear signal that tensions with the elves were far from resolved.}}
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{{Bug|The slides for an elven bann are not displayed.}}
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==== No bann of the Alienage ====
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; Slave trade not stopped
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{{Quote|Amongst the city-born elves of Denerim, things remained as they always had. The rumors of slave traders working secretly in the shadows persisted until riots in the Alienage forced the throne to intervene. The slavers were shut down, but not without the loss of many elven lives.}}
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; Slave trade stopped
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*Alistair is king
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{{Quote|With the slavers shut down in the Alienage, the lot of the city-born elves improved for a time. The new king even named the local elder to his personal court--a scandal amongst the humans, but a sign of new hope to the elves.}}
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*Alistair is not king
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{{Quote|With the slavers shut down in the Alienage, the lot of the city-born elves improved for a time. A food shortage years later forced Queen Anora to come down hard on elven rioters, an act not quickly forgiven and a sign that tensions between the elves and humans were far from resolved.}}
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==== Hero is City Elf ====
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; Soris released from prison
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{{Quote|Distrusted by his fellow elves, Soris eventually left them and after a great deal of travel joined a thieves' guild in Orlais. He enjoyed success there, at least for a time.}}
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; If Soris never in prison
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{{Quote|Soris eventually got married--to a human woman, and one he loves deeply. After the initial scandal, Soris left the city and settled in [[Highever]], where he and his new wife had many children.}}
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=== Redcliffe ===
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==== Redcliffe was abandoned ====
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{{Quote|[[Eamon Guerrin|Arl Eamon]] eventually returned to [[Redcliffe Village|Redcliffe]], beginning the long task of rebuilding. The village was a ruin, however, and rumors that it was haunted kept people from returning in numbers. The [[Redcliffe Castle|castle]] became near-empty, with only a handful of soldiers to man it. Redcliffe itself dwindled in importance.}}
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==== Redcliffe was not abandoned ====
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; Anora sole ruler
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{{Quote|Arl Eamon returned to Redcliffe, beginning the long task of rebuilding. He found the village already bustling and eager to leave behind the memories of those terrible nights facing the undead.}}
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; Anora not sole ruler
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*Hero is not Chancellor
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{{Quote|Arl Eamon remained in Denerim for some time, acting as the chancellor and chief advisor to King Alistair. [[Teagan]] ruled over Redcliffe in his stead, and was surprised to find himself well-loved by the villagers, who were still grateful for the nights he spent defending their lives. In time, Eamon abdicated in favor of his brother... an event the locals greeted with approval and enthusiasm.}}
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==== Connor is alive ====
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; Made deal with demon
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{{Quote|While Eamon planned to send [[Connor Guerrin|Connor]] to the Circle of Magi for training, the boy grew strangely ill and the trip was delayed... and then one day Connor simply disappeared entirely. After a frantic search, he was eventually given up for lost. His disappearance remains a mystery to this day.}}
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; No deal made with demon
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{{Quote|Connor was sent off to study at the Circle, and considering his earlier experiences, he excelled in his training and easily passed the [[Harrowing]] to become a full mage. At his father's urging, Connor accepted a position in [[Tevinter Imperium|Tevinter]] to undertake formal study of the Fade.}}
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==== Connor is dead ====
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{{Quote|Lady [[Isolde]] bore her husband another child, this time a girl. The birth was difficult, however, and Isolde died in Eamon's arms. He named the child Rowan, after his own [[Rowan|sister]], and raised her with a loving hand. When she began to exhibit affinity for [[mage|magic]] at a young age, he gave her over to the Circle for training--but continued to visit her and loved her no less than before.}}
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==== Bevin saved ====
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; Kaitlyn's sword was returned to her
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{{Quote|[[Bevin]], [[Kaitlyn]]'s young brother, eventually grew to become a famous adventurer in his own right. One of his favorite stories to tell companions was how, as a young lad, he met <FirstName/>, who used his father's blade to save Redcliffe and then passed it back.}}
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; Kaitlyn was made rich in exchange for sword
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{{Quote|The young woman Kaitlyn eventually made it to Denerim safely, and used the small fortune she received for her father's sword to open a foundry while the city rebuilt. The foundry did well, turning her into a wealthy and respected woman. By chance, she met Teagan again at court--and within months, the two of them married.}}
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==== Bella runs tavern ====
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{{Quote|The [[Tavern (Redcliffe Village)|tavern]] in Redcliffe village, now run by [[Bella]], was renamed "The Grey Warden's Rest." It echoes with tales of how the hero of Ferelden saved the village and healed Arl Eamon with the Sacred Ashes of Andraste. Few believe that such tall tales could possibly be true.}}
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{{Bug|This slide does not appear if the previous slide for Kaitlyn appears.}}
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==== Bella went to Denerim ====
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{{Quote|Bella, the tavern wench, made it to Denerim safely. With the money she was given, she opened a brewery of her own.}}
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=== Dalish encampment ===
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==== The elves were killed ====
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{{Quote|In the [[Brecilian Forest]], the [[Werewolf|werewolves]] thrived for a time, living in the remains of the [[Dalish camp]] and enjoying recognition for their bravery at the [[Battle of Denerim|siege of Denerim]].}}
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{{Quote|Even that goodwill was only to last so long, however. Try though she might, the [[Lady of the Forest]] could not entirely suppress the werewolves' animal nature, nor her own... and eventually the curse spread into nearby human settlements.}}
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{{Quote|The werewolf populations swelled, until finally the army of Ferelden was called in to deal with the threat permanently. Many a werewolf died, but when the soldiers arrived at the old Dalish camp, they found it abandoned. The Lady of the Forest was gone, as were her followers, who were not seen again.}}
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==== The elves were not killed ====
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{{Quote|The [[Dalish]] [[elves]] prospered after the siege at Denerim, having earned much respect for their part in the battle. For once, human lands welcomed the wandering folk.}}
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; Zathrian killed
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{{Quote|The new [[keeper]], [[Lanaya]], was respected both amongst the Dalish as well as in the Ferelden court. She was a voice of reason, and other Dalish clans would turn to her to help resolve disputes with human folk.}}
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* Hero asked for land
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{{Quote|In time, many of the Dalish clans moved to the new land provided for them in the south near [[Ostagar]]. Wary of their human neighbors, however, tensions soon rose again... and only Keeper Lanaya's leadership kept peace alive.}}
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; Zathrian not killed
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{{Quote|[[Zathrian]] remained keeper of his clan for many years more, until finally he realized that the world was changing too quickly for him to keep pace. He constantly argued with the human court, increasing tensions, until one day he simply vanished. The Dalish searched for him, but it was obvious that he had left of his own volition and did not intend to return.}}
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* Hero asked for land
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{{Quote|In time, many Dalish clans moved to the new land provided for them in the south near Ostagar. Wary of their human neighbors, however, tensions soon rose again. Despite hopes for another chance, many clans fear a repeat of their oldest lesson.}}
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==== The curse was not ended ====
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{{Quote|As for the werewolves, even with [[Witherfang]] slain the curse was not broken. In time, werewolf populations swelled again and they returned to their savage nature. The Brecilian Forest was ultimately sealed off to travelers, although not even this stopped the spread of the curse.}}
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==== The curse was ended ====
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; Former werewolves not killed
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{{Quote|As for the werewolves, now freed of their curse, they remained together and took the surname Wolf in memory of what they once were. They eventually became the most successful animal trainers in Thedas, and each year would gather to light a candle in memory of the Lady who had loved them so well.}}
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=== Orzammar ===
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==== King Bhelen ====
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{{Quote|In [[Orzammar]], [[Kings and Queens of Orzammar|King]] [[Bhelen Aeducan|Bhelen]] quickly proved himself a reformer. Trade with the surface lands increased and [[caste]] restrictions were loosened. The [[casteless]] were permitted to take arms against the darkspawn in exchange for new freedoms. For the first time in generations, the line in the [[Deep Roads]] was pushed back, and a few [[thaigs]] were reclaimed.}}
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{{Quote|Bhelen's reforms quickly found him enemies within the [[Warrior caste|warrior]] and [[Noble caste|noble]] castes, however, and after several assassination attempts, the [[Assembly]] was dissolved. The king then ruled alone--some said as a tyrant, others said as a visionary determined to drag Orzammar into the modern world.}}
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; Hero asked for aid
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{{Quote|When the first human armies arrived from Ferelden, King Bhelen welcomed them with open arms. Within months, the darkspawn were driven back as far as the [[Dead Trenches]], and the first [[Dwarves|dwarven]] [[Warrior (Origins)|warrior]] to return with a relic retaken from the gates of Bownammar was greeted by cheering, jubilant crowds.}}
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==== King Harrowmont ====
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; Branka is alive
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{{Quote|In Orzammar, King [[Harrowmont]] quickly put down Bhelen's rebellion and then passed a series of laws to please the clan lords. Unfortunately, that isolated the dwarves even further from the surface. Caste restrictions and the rights of the nobles both grew, and trade with the human lands was all but cut off.}}
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; Branka was killed
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{{Quote|In Orzammar, King Harrowmont found himself in a protracted battle against Bhelen's rebellion that left him unable to gain the stability he needed. The clan lords objected to many of his measures in the Assembly, and only his efforts to increase the dwarves' isolation from the surface met with any success.}}
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; Hero asked for aid
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{{Quote|When the first human armies arrived from Ferelden, they found themselves blocked at the city gates. Harrowmont feared the disruption the humans would cause and permitted only limited aid in the form of equipment and herbal medicines.}}
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{{Quote|After a law excluding the casteless from common areas of the city was passed, a rebellion saw the [[Dust Town|slums]] reduced practically to rubble. Although outrage was widespread, the Assembly remained united behind King Harrowmont.}}
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{{Quote|In time, Harrowmont's health began to fail. Some claimed it was poison, while others said it was a flagging spirit. Either way, after a protracted illness, the king finally passed away. The wrangling in the Assembly for a successor began almost immediately.}}
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==== Dwarven Hero dead ====
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; Dwarf Noble
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{{Quote|The Assembly posthumously declared <FirstName/> a [[Paragon]] after months of deliberation. He/she was buried in the earth beneath Orzammar next to his/her father--his/her [[Aeducan]] name restored. A new statue was erected in the [[Orzammar Commons|Commons]] and a new [[house]] founded in his/her honor.}}
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; Dwarf Commoner
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{{Quote|The Assembly posthumously declared <FirstName/> a Paragon, following months of deliberation... the first [[duster]] ever to receive the honor. A new house was founded in his/her name, and so many casteless flocked to its banner that it became one of the largest in the city.}}
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==== Dwarven Hero alive ====
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{{Quote|The Assembly unanimously declared <FirstName/> a living Paragon, following months of deliberation. A new statue was erected in the Commons and a new house founded in the Paragon's name, quickly drawing a great number of followers from every caste.}}
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==== Brother Burkel was helped ====
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{{Quote|[[Burkel|Brother Burkel]]'s new [[Orzammar Chantry|chantry in Orzammar]] drew a surprising number of converts among the dwarves. They quickly attracted a great deal of anger from more conservative quarters, and before long the Assembly severely restricted the Andrastians' rights.}}
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{{Quote|Brother Burkel resisted, and was slain while being arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the Commons. The Assembly claimed this was an accident, but news of the resulting riots reached the Chantry on the surface, where the [[Divine]] even contemplated a new [[Exalted March]].}}
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==== Dagna was helped ====
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{{Quote|The dwarven mage, [[Dagna]], ultimately completed her studies at the rebuilt Circle Tower on the surface. Eventually, she published a comprehensive theory of how [[lyrium]] vapors relate to the supply of magic. It gained a great deal of attention.}}
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; Circle not given independence
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{{Quote|This inspired mages from other parts of Thedas to establish a new Circle of Magi in Orzammar itself, one that had ready access to dwarven lyrium... and lies outside the Chantry's power completely. The willingness of Orzammar to harbor [[apostates]] sparked outrage that began whispers that the Divine was contemplating a new Exalted March.}}
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=== Anvil of the Void ===
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==== Branka was killed ====
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{{Quote|Although the [[Anvil of the Void]] was destroyed, rumors about its location crept into Orzammar. Years later, thanks to the defeat of the darkspawn on the surface, a few determined smiths managed to locate the Anvil's remains.}}
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{{Quote|They examined the ruins of the Anvil, and, upon returning to Orzammar with their findings, convinced the [[Shaperate]] to attempt to recreate [[Caridin]]'s research. A new [[golem]] was created, bound with a spirit taken from the Fade.}}
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{{Quote|The golem immediately went insane, killing several [[Shaper|shapers]] before it was destroyed. The research was branded excessively dangerous and sealed away. Whispers of its existence circulated throughout Orzammar, however, and demand among the [[smith caste|smith]] caste to reopen Caridin's research refused to abate.}}
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{{Note|This sets the stage for [[The Golems of Amgarrak]].}}
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==== Branka is alive ====
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{{Quote|It was not long before [[Branka]] mastered Caridin's technique, learning how to use the Anvil of the Void to create new golems--the first in many centuries. The dwarven people greeted this news with cheers, though few knew of the cost.}}
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; King Bhelen
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{{Quote|At first, King Bhelen worked eagerly with Branka to provide subjects--willing or not--so that the golems could push the darkspawn back. This arrangement was not to last, however.}}
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{{Quote|Before long, Branka began to refuse to create golems only for the king, who soon banned use of the Anvil. His men attacked Branka's fortress in the [[Deep Roads]], forcing her to shut it tight.}}
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{{Quote|Years into the siege, Bhelen was forced to relent. The fortress, guarded by Branka's golems, remained impenetrable.}}
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; King Harrowmont
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{{Quote|Initially, King Harrowmont was more than willing to provide volunteers for Branka. The golems were sorely needed to crush Bhelen's rebellion, after all, and they did so with success.}}
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{{Quote|But eventually, Harrowmont declared that no new dwarven souls could be used on the Anvil. The unending need for golems in the Deep Roads, however, gave rise to secret surface raids to kidnap humans and elves for the mad Paragon.}}
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{{Quote|When this came to light, a brief war broke out between Orzammar and Ferelden. The gates to the subterranean city were sealed and Harrowmont's kingdom became more isolated than ever. Branka insists, of course, that the raids on the surface continue.}}
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=== Morrigan ===
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==== The Warden did not perform Morrigan's ritual or sleep with her ====
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{{Quote|True to her word, [[Morrigan]] vanished the same night she made her offer at Redcliffe Castle. Someone of Morrigan's description was later seen traveling alone, heading west through the [[Frostback Mountains]].}}
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{{Quote|Several years later, tales out of Orlais said that a strange, dark-haired mage had insinuated herself within the [[Celene I|empress]]'s court.}}
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==== The Warden slept with Morrigan ====
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{{Quote|True to her word, Morrigan vanished the same night she made her offer at Redcliffe Castle. Someone of Morrigan's description was later seen traveling alone, heading west through the Frostback Mountains... and she may even have been with child.}}
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{{Quote|Whose child it might be is unknown, but some whisper that the witch was once the lover of <FirstName/> himself. Either way, her ritual was never completed... and there was no word of her after that.}}
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==== Morrigan's ritual was performed ====
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{{Quote|As good as her word, Morrigan disappeared once the archdemon was slain. Someone of Morrigan's description was seen traveling alone months later, heading west through the Frostback Mountains... and she may even have been with child.}}
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==== Given ring by Morrigan ====
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; Morrigan in love with Hero
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[[File:Morrigan.png|thumb||250px|Morrigan's ring.]]
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{{Quote|The ring that Morrigan gave <FirstName/> remained in his possession. She had once claimed that it formed a connection between the two, and there came a night when he was sure that she was thinking of him... somewhere. She felt regret, and sorrow. But the ring told no more.}}
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{{Note|This [[Morrigan#Epilogue.28s.29_acquisition_walkthrough|walkthrough]] gives instructions for ensuring that this slide is triggered.}}
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==== Flemeth is alive ====
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{{Quote|There was no word of her after that. [[Flemeth]]'s [[Flemeth's Hut|hut]] in the [[Korcari Wilds]] was likewise abandoned. One cannot help but wonder: Where did they go? What were their plans? What became of the child? These questions must remain a mystery... for now.}}
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==== Flemeth was killed ====
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{{Quote|There was no word of her after that. With Flemeth dead--or at least gone--the chances of tracking her down were slim indeed. One cannot help but wonder, however: What became of the child? What were Morrigan's plans? These questions must remain a mystery... for now.}}
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{{Bug|This slide appears even if the Warden never battled Flemeth.}}
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=== Hero and companions ===
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==== Hero died ====
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; Loghain chosen over Alistair, Anora sole ruler
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{{Quote|As for the [[Grey Wardens]], Anora was as good as her word: The [[Arling of Amaranthine]] was given to the order, and a new headquarters established there. A statue of <FirstName/> towers over its entrance, in memory of one who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might live.}}
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; Anora not sole ruler
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{{Quote|As for the Grey Wardens, Alistair was as good as his word: The arling of Amaranthine was given to the order, and a new headquarters established there. A statue of <FirstName/> towers over its entrance, in memory of one who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might live.}}
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; Hero not dwarven
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{{Quote|<FirstName/>'s remains were transported with a full honor guard to the Grey Warden fortress of [[Weisshaupt]] in the [[Anderfels]]. There they were installed in the tomb alongside those of the four others who have made that same sacrifice to defeat a Blight.}}
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; Alistair
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*Alistair Warm or better
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:Not in love
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{{Quote|Alistair returned to the Grey Wardens for a time, insisting that new recruits pay respect to <FirstName/>'s sacrifice and campaigning to relax some of the order's more secretive policies. But in time, he left the Wardens once more, declaring that it simply no longer felt right.}}
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{{Quote|He traveled to Duncan's birthplace, and there placed a small monument in the man's memory. Where he went afterwards is unknown.}}
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:In love
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{{Quote|Alistair felt the loss of his love keenly. Although he returned to the Grey Wardens for a time, he was heard to say that it simply was not the same anymore. Much to Queen Anora's relief, he resigned from the order and left Ferelden for good.}}
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{{Quote|He traveled to Duncan's birthplace, and there placed a small monument in the man's memory. Where he went afterwards is unknown.}}
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*Alistair not Warm
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{{Quote|Alistair returned to the Grey Wardens for a time, helping to recruit new members to restore the order. It quickly became apparent, however, that his presence in Ferelden made relations with the new queen strained at best. He was recalled to the far-off Warden fortress of Weisshaupt, and departed readily.}}
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; Leliana
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*Leliana Warm or better
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:Not in love
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{{Quote|Leliana remained at court for a time, penning a ballad dedicated to <FirstName/>--one that would eventually become known throughout Thedas. But after one performance at the palace, Leliana quietly vanished. Some say she returned to Orlais, but it is not known for certain.}}
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:In love
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:*Not hardened
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{{Quote|Leliana remained in the royal court for a time, mourning. She poured her heart into a ballad that would eventually become known throughout Thedas. But after one performance, Leliana quietly vanished. Some say that the Maker came to her in a vision again that night. Smiling, tears in her eyes, she told a maid that she would see her love again at last.}}
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:*Hardened
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{{Quote|Leliana remained in the royal court for a time, mourning. She poured her heart into a ballad that would eventually become known throughout Thedas. But after one performance, Leliana quietly vanished. Some claimed she returned to a life of adventure, while others said that she returned to Orlais to exact revenge on her enemies. Whichever is true, she never forgot the one she loved.}}
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*Leliana not Warm
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{{Quote|Leliana remained at court for a time before deciding to return to Orlais. She left with little explanation, saying only that she had old scores to settle.}}
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; Loghain
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{{Quote|Loghain remained with the Grey Wardens, pressed into service as the primary recruiter in Ferelden. He performed diligently for several years, until finally the taint wore too hard on his aged body. After a solemn service with his fellow Wardens, Loghain traveled to Orzammar to take his final march into the Deep Roads.}}
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; Oghren
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*Oghren Warm or better
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{{Quote|Oghren accepted a position as a general in the army of Ferelden, the first dwarf ever promoted so high, and eventually both sobered up and married. When his first son/daughter was born, Oghren held him/her in his arms and wept--and named him/her after the friend who had changed his life so long ago.}}
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*Oghren not Warm
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{{Quote|Oghren remained on the surface for a time, adventuring as far as the nearest tavern and gaining a reputation as an occasionally dangerous nuisance. Eventually he left Ferelden, accepting employment with a mercenary company renowned for its supply of fine ales.}}
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; Shale
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*Shale Friendly
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{{Quote|Shale left Ferelden soon after the battle at Denerim, refusing all offers of reward by the royal court. The golem was not seen again... but rumors abounded of an angry dwarven woman in the far north who hunted pigeons with reckless abandon.}}
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*Shale Warm
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:Shale's personal quest was completed
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{{Quote|Shale returned to Orzammar not long after the battle in Denerim, fighting in the [[Orzammar Proving|Proving Grounds]] and defeating every opponent. The dwarves reluctantly agreed to restore her status as a member of the lost [[Houses|House]] Cadash. Pleased, Shale ventured into the Deep Roads to do battle with the darkspawn and was not seen again.}}
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:Shale's personal quest was not completed
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{{Quote|For a time, Shale aided the Fereldan army in fighting the darkspawn that remained on the surface... and then, growing bored, decided to pursue further adventures elsewhere. The rapid decline of pigeon populations in Ferelden may or may not be related.}}
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*Shale not Warm
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:Shale's personal quest was completed
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{{Quote|Shale left Ferelden, presumably headed for the fabled Library of Minrathous. Reports suggest that she got into an altercation with an influential mage there and was driven out. She swore bloody vengeance.}}
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:Shale's personal quest was not completed
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{{Quote|Shale departed soon after the battle at Denerim. The golem did not indicate a destination, but pigeon populations along the Amaranthine coast have fallen dramatically.}}
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; Sten
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*Sten Warm or better
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{{Quote|Sten bowed once before <FirstName/>'s remains and then left without a word, returning to his homeland. His honor had been restored, and when fellow qunari asked if there were worthy people outside Par Vollen, Sten would answer that in all his travels he had only met a single one.}}
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*Sten not Warm
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{{Quote|Sten returned to his homeland, leaving without a word. Upon reporting to the arishok of his observations of humanity, Sten was elevated to the rank of general and placed in charge of forces in Seheron fighting against human insurgents. This pleased Sten greatly.}}
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; Wynne
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*Wynne Warm or better
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{{Quote|Wynne remained in service to the throne of Ferelden for a time, politely refusing the position of first enchanter when it was offered to her. After almost a year, she quietly collected her things and announced that she was journeying to see more of the world before her time came... and then she was gone.}}
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*Wynne not Warm
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{{Quote|Wynne returned to the Circle of Magi, but only for a short time. After several months, her quarters were found empty. She was gone without explanation or apology. The templars were told to look out for her, although no active search has yet been ordered.}}
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; Zevran
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*Zevran Warm or better
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:Not in love
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{{Quote|Zevran traveled for a time, trying to remain as far from the Crows as possible. When they finally came for him, Zevran elected to take the fight to their doorstep, returning to Antiva. After four master assassins disappeared, the Crows readmitted Zevran--as their leader. He was never sure if that was victory or defeat.}}
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:In love
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{{Quote|Zevran lingered in Denerim for a time, mourning the loss of his love and working for the Fereldan throne as a distraction. Eventually the Crows came after him once again and he elected to take the fight to their doorstep, returning to Antiva. After four master assassins disappeared, the Crows readmitted Zevran--as their leader. He maintained a distance from his former comrades even then, and despite frequent offers of new bedmates, never loved again.}}
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*Zevran not Warm
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{{Quote|Zevran traveled for a time, trying to remain as far from the Crows as possible. When they finally came for him, Zevran elected to take the fight to their doorstep, returning to Antiva. After four master assassins disappeared, the Crows readmitted Zevran--as their leader. He was never sure if that was victory or defeat.}}
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==== Hero lives and Anora sole ruler ====
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; Alistair exiled
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{{Quote|Alistair was true to his word and did not return to the Grey Wardens. He was last seen, before the siege, hiring a [[Rivain|Rivaini]] ship to take him out of Denerim. An attempted coup to overthrow Anora a year later borrowed Alistair's name, but no proof of Alistair's involvement was ever supplied. A haggard, drunken man was seen in a tavern in [[Starkhaven]], bitterly claiming to have once been a Grey Warden and prince... but drunken men are not so rare.}}
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{{Note|An exiled Alistair can be found in [[Kirkwall]] in [[Dragon Age II]].}}
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; Hero in love with Alistair
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*Going back to Grey Wardens
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Alistair was relieved to be away from court at last and returned with his love to help rebuild the Grey Wardens. He left her side only briefly, to return to Duncan's home and plant a small memorial.}}
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*Staying in Denerim
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Alistair remained in Denerim with his love for a time, much to Queen Anora's discomfort. He was eventually called to the far-off fortress at Weisshaupt, the home of the Grey Wardens, and swore he would return to his love's side soon.}}
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*Leaving Denerim
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. When <FirstName/> finally left Denerim to continue her travels, Alistair went with her, electing to remain with the woman he loved. They continued their adventures together--at least for a time.}}
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; Hero in love with Leliana
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*Going back to Grey Wardens
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Leliana and <FirstName/> returned to the Grey Wardens, helping to rebuild the order for a time, then joining an effort to investigate the darkspawn's remaining secrets.}}
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*Staying in Denerim
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Leliana, however, elected to remain at the side of her love--at least for a time.}}
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*Leaving Denerim
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. When <FirstName/> finally left Denerim to continue his/her travels, Leliana went with him/her, electing to remain with the man/woman she loved. They continued their adventures together--at least for a time.}}
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; Hero in love with Zevran
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*Going back to Grey Wardens
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Zevran returned with <FirstName/> to the Grey Wardens, helping to recruit and train new members even though he never officially joined the order.}}
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*Staying in Denerim
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Zevran however, elected to remain at the side of his love--at least for a time.}}
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*Leaving Denerim
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{{Quote|As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. When <FirstName/> finally left Denerim to continue his/her travels, Zevran went with him/her, electing to remain with the man/woman he loved. They continued their adventures together--at least for a time.}}
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; Hero in love with no one
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*Returning to Denerim
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:Ritual performed
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{{Quote|The companions who had traveled with <FirstName/> eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or the call to further adventure. The Grey Wardens welcomed their hero back into the fold--even if the suspicions of those who wondered how <FirstName/> managed to survive were sometimes given quiet voice.}}
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:Ritual not performed
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{{Quote|The companions who had traveled with <FirstName/> eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or the call to further adventure. The Grey Wardens welcomed their hero back into the fold gladly, eager to receive a hero who faced the archdemon and lived to pass on the knowledge.}}
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*Staying in Denerim
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{{Quote|The companions who had traveled with <FirstName/> eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or by the call to further adventure. The hero remained in Denerim, a celebrity amongst the commoners and a fixture at court--at least for a time.}}
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*Leaving Denerim
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{{Quote|Both <FirstName/> and the companions who helped defeat the Blight eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or the call to further adventure. Circumstance dictated that they would not see each other again--at least for a time.}}
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==== Always ====
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{{Quote|As the blighted lands began to heal and the Grey Wardens slowly rebuilt the order in Amaranthine, they discovered that the fight against the darkspawn was not yet complete. Although the horde was routed and had dissolved upon the archdemon's death, many of the more powerful darkspawn survived to organize roving war bands that preyed both upon the land and upon each other.}}
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{{Quote|These war bands spread havoc, and some even journeyed west into Orlais or crossed the Shining Sea by the Deep Roads. They proved incredibly difficult to wipe out.}}
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{{Note|This sets the stage for [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]].}}
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{{Note|The Shining Sea does not exist in Thedas. The name was likely changed to the Waking Sea later in development.}}
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; Hero died
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{{Quote|But these are tales for other heroes. The tale of <FirstName/> ended when he/she sank the blade into the archdemon's head and destroyed it forever. Whatever follows, his/her sacrifice will not soon be forgotten.}}
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; Alistair or Loghain died
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{{Quote|But these are tales yet to be told. <emp>This</emp> tale ended with the death of the archdemon and the end of the Blight before it truly began. Surely <FirstName/> would be heard from again...}}
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; Hero lives
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{{Quote|But these are tales yet to be told. <emp>This</emp> tale ended when <FirstName/> sank his/her blade in the archdemon's head and destroyed it forever. It was not the last that Ferelden would hear of him/her, however...}}
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{{-}}
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== Trivia ==
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*It has been revealed that the Chantry refuses to accommodate Ferelden's ruler if they grant the Circle autonomy.<ref name="Magi Boon">Gaider, David. [http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/4629917/1#4631921 "Might the Magi Boon of DA:O play a role in DA2 or continue to be ignored?"]. BioWare Social Network. Retrieved December 5, 2011.</ref>
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*If spoken to after the initial dialogue, Sten will say, ''"Where is the cake? I was told there would be cake. The cake is a lie."'' This is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:Portal (video game)|Portal]]''.
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*The song [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcps2fJKuAI This is War] by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Seconds_to_Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars] plays during the credits. This was the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_War#Promotion_and_release world debut] of the song.
   
 
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For the epilogue in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, see Epilogue (Awakening).
For the epilogue in Dragon Age II, see Epilogue (Dragon Age II).
And then it was over.

This page reveals the various endings that occur in the epilogue of Dragon Age: Origins.

After the cutscene when the Archdemon is killed, the coronation cutscene will play. Grand Cleric Elemena will crown either Alistair or Anora the sole ruler of Ferelden, or both Alistair and Anora as joint rulers.

The PC has been named the Hero of Ferelden.

If the Hero died in the climax, the funeral cutscene will then play. If not, the post-coronation ceremony occurs. Both are followed by the epilogue slideshow.

The Hero's funeral

Alistair will deliver the eulogy if:

  • He is the sole ruler.
  • He is married to Anora and Loghain was killed at the Landsmeet.

Anora will deliver the eulogy if:

  • She is the sole ruler.
  • She is married to Alistair and Loghain was not killed at the Landsmeet.

Both do something more to properly honor the Hero of Ferelden in addition to the magnificent tomb the Grey Wardens are building at Weisshaupt, next to that of Garahel. They will ask someone to step forward depending on the origin of the Hero:

Human Noble

Fergus Cousland has been discovered alive and has recovered from his wounds. The Highever lands are restored to him, as well as the arling of Amaranthine that belonged to Arl Howe. Fergus gives Amaranthine to the Grey Wardens.

Note: For all other origins, Amaranthine is granted to the Grey Wardens by the ruler.

Dwarf Noble

Gorim relates that the Hero is to be buried in Orzammar next to their father, as an Aeducan, with all honors restored. He is told that Ferelden will be sending men to help keep the darkspawn at bay. Orzammar's plight will no longer be ignored.

Dwarf Commoner

Rica Brosca will relate that the Assembly is considering Paragon-hood for the Hero, meaning a burial in Orzammar with all honors. Rica's son will have a clan of his own one day, and their mother has gone sober. The ruler will ask Rica to convey their well-wishes to Orzammar's king.

City Elf

The ruler decides that the Alienage will have its own ruler, someone to speak in the Landsmeet as an equal. They ask Cyrion to be the first bann of the Alienage, if he is willing. The ruler promises that this is just a start.

Dalish Elf

Keeper Marethari, on behalf of her people, is offered the hinterlands north of the Korcari Wilds, including Ostagar, to do with as they will. The ruler looks forward to providing the rest of their people a shining example of how elves and humans should co-exist.

Mage

Knight-Commander Greagoir is told by the ruler that they wish the Circle to be restored. As they understand the Veil at the tower is too weak, they wish that a new tower be built, with the Chantry's aid, that will bear the Hero's name. They also grant the new Circle autonomy, saying that what has happened proves what a substantial contribution a mage can make, and that they have earned the opportunity to prove that they can watch themselves.

Post-coronation ceremony

Alistair will give a speech in the Landsmeet Chamber if:

  • He is the sole ruler.
  • He is married to Anora and Loghain was killed at the Landsmeet.

Anora will give the speech if:

  • She is the sole ruler.
  • She is married to Alistair and Loghain was not killed at the Landsmeet.

The ruler offers the Hero a boon, and inquires about the Hero's future plans. The player's choices affect the epilogue slideshow and Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

Boons

  • If the Hero states that they only wish to continue serving the crown, they will be named Chancellor.
  • If the Hero asks for a title and the riches to go with it, they will be granted Loghain's estate and wealth (even if Loghain lives), becoming the new Teyrn/Teyrna of Gwaren.
  • A Human Noble Hero may demand that Arl Howe's family pay for the massacre at Highever. This results in Howe's lands being gifted to the Grey Wardens.
Note: Ferelden's new ruler will gift the arling of Amaranthine to the Wardens even if this boon isn't chosen, for a Hero of any origin.
  • If a City Elf Hero asks for the city elves to be treated better, they can become Ferelden's first elven bann, representing Denerim's Alienage. Alternatively, either Shianni or Soris [confirmation needed] may be installed as the bann.
  • A mage Hero may ask that the Circle of Magi be given its independence.
Bug icon Bug! This boon is only recognized if granted by Anora. If Alistair is the ruler, he will agree to it, but the game does not acknowledge it.
  • A Dalish Hero may ask that the Dalish be officially granted territorial sovereignty.
Bug icon Bug! If Nature of the Beast is resolved in favor of the elves, the epilogue slide will show that the Dalish are given lands even if this boon isn't chosen, for all origins, as long as Lanaya becomes the new keeper.
  • A dwarven Hero can request aid in battling darkspawn in the Deep Roads.
  • If the Hero states that the sacrifices of the Wardens should not be forgotten again, a statue will be erected in the Wardens' honor.
Bug icon Bug! pcIcon pcxbox360Icon xbox360ps3Icon ps3 If Anora is the ruler and Morrigan's ritual was performed, this choice causes Anora to speak of Alistair as if he were dead.
  • The Hero may state that they have no need of anything further.
  • The Hero may state that they don’t know, and will have to think about it.
Note: Choosing this option effectively means choosing no boon, as the ruler does not make the offer again when next spoken to.

Future plans

  • The Hero may choose to stay in Denerim and help the new ruler (if they did not choose to continue to serve the crown).
  • The Hero may choose to help rebuild the Grey Wardens' strength in Ferelden.
  • A male Hero may choose to search for Morrigan.
  • If the Hero is the bann of the Alienage, they may choose to remain in Denerim to perform their duties.
  • A dwarven Hero may choose to return to Orzammar.
  • A Dalish Hero may choose to return to their clan.
  • The Hero may choose to continue their adventures for a time before returning to Ferelden.
  • The Hero may be unsure for now.

Companions, family, and friends

The Hero may speak with those companions who had not left the party or been killed. There will also be someone from the Hero's origin story in attendance:

Human Noble

If asked, Fergus will say that he never made it to the battle at Ostagar. He and his men were scouting in the Wilds when they were attacked by a party of darkspawn. Most of his men were killed. He woke up two weeks later in a Chasind hut, wounded and feverish. By the time he was able to sneak out of the Wilds, the PC was already marching to Denerim. He is now heading back to Highever to see if he can clean up the mess Howe made of it.

Dwarf Noble

Gorim will tell the Hero that both of them have had their full rights to House Aeducan restored. If Pyral Harrowmont is king, he declares the Hero to be the heir of the House. The Assembly is also considering naming the Hero a Paragon. Gorim is happy to take up his old position as the Hero's second, if they will have him.

Dwarf Commoner

Rica will tell the Hero that their mother swore off drinking when she heard about what the Hero did, and had been sober ever since. If Bhelen Aeducan was killed, Rica will say that it worked out just fine; her son will be the Aeducan heir, and she doesn't have a husband to boss her around. She is officially an ambassador, sent by the Assembly to tell the Hero that they're free to return to Orzammar as a full citizen, technically as a member of the warrior caste. They are also being considered for Paragon-hood.

City Elf

Cyrion is awed by, and proud of, the Hero. If the Hero doubts that anything will change for the Alienage elves, he will say, "And this is your fault? If anything, for Ferelden to have an elven hero will only do us good," and expresses his hope that with a new human on the throne, things will change in time.

Dalish Elf

Ashalle brings the well wishes of the clan, and tells the Hero the keeper was very proud of their victory. The Hero is missed dearly by the clan.

Mage

Unless the PC sided with the templars in Broken Circle, First Enchanter Irving will be present and will congratulate and thank the Hero.

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Alistair

  • If Alistair is ruling jointly with Anora and Loghain was not killed at the Landsmeet, he will mention that the Grey Wardens seem to be curious as to how the Hero survived killing the Archdemon. He is grateful to the Hero, but does not think that they have much to say to one another.
  • If Alistair is ruling jointly with Anora and Loghain died killing the Archdemon, Alistair will say that he is not angry.
  • Otherwise, Alistair will be impressed that both he and the Hero have survived. If he knows about Morrigan's ritual, he will decide not to say anything about it to the Grey Wardens, who have sent questions.
Bug icon Bug! pcIcon pcxbox360Icon xbox360 If Alistair was not made king, Morrigan's ritual was performed, and Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet, Alistair will be absent from the coronation if he was not part of the final party that faced the Archdemon.

Anora

Anora offers her personal congratulations to the Hero.

  • If Loghain died killing the Archdemon, she asks if the Hero can tell her anything about his death.
  • If Anora is to marry Alistair, she asks if he is always "like that", answering every serious question with a jest. She thinks his heart is in the right place, and that he reminds her of Cailan in that, which she considers to be no failing.
  • If Alistair is hardened, she is surprised by his eagerness to learn the business of ruling, and thinks he may yet be a good king.
  • If Alistair is unhardened, she fears her initial suspicions that he will not be a good king will prove correct, as Alistair avoids anything resembling a decision and she has yet to hear him speak on any matter more serious that what the cooks are making for dinner.
  • If Anora is to marry the Hero, she asks if he is nervous. If the Hero admits to be, she will confess that she is, too, as the Hero is rather intimidating. If the Hero says that he looks forward to being king, she will tell him that his title will be prince-consort.

Eamon

  • If Alistair is king and the Hero is not the chancellor, Eamon will remain in the capital to help him. Teagan will take over the rule of Redcliffe for the time being.
  • Otherwise, he will return to Redcliffe to rebuild.
  • If both Connor and Isolde are alive, Eamon will say that Connor seems well enough, but Isolde refuses to speak of what happened and has said that she never wants to go back. Eamon thinks he may yet leave the land to Teagan.
  • If Connor is dead, Isolde is determined to have another child, and Eamon is happy to oblige her.
  • If Isolde is dead, Eamon knows he needs to send Connor to the Circle of Magi, and thinks perhaps his son will become a Grey Warden one day.
  • If the PC made a deal with the demon that possessed Connor, Eamon will ask if the Hero has noticed anything strange about the lad, saying he seems quiet.

Leliana

  • If Leliana is in a romance with the Hero, with Approval at Adore or better, and the Hero is to marry either Alistair or Anora, then Leliana will end the relationship if she is unhardened and is asked, "But does the hero get his/her girl?"
  • If Marjolaine is alive, Leliana will return to Orlais to find her. She is determined to do this alone.
  • If Marjolaine is dead and Leliana is hardened, she is asked to head up an investigation into the darkspawn. The ruler wishes to know how far they go in the Deep Roads and where the broodmothers can be found. Leliana is organising a royal expedition into one of the Deep Roads, which will leave in a month.
  • If Marjolaine is dead and Leliana is unhardened, she is asked by the Chantry to return to the Urn of Sacred Ashes and make sure it is protected. She is leaving in a month with a small army of templars and priests. If she is in a romance with the Hero, she is glad for their company if they wish to help her.
  • If Leliana is in love:
  • If the Hero is staying in Denerim, Leliana will remain there with them.
  • If the Hero is leaving Denerim:
  • Leliana will continue to travel with the Hero, if the Hero accepts.
  • If the Hero wishes to travel on their own for a while, the relationship will end. If Leliana is hardened, she will say that she is heading back to Orlais for a time, where there is some old business to be taken care of.

Loghain

Loghain has been tapped to lead up the Grey Warden recruitment efforts in Ferelden, something that he believes is down to Anora's influence. If his Approval is Warm, he will tell the Hero that they have earned his respect.

Oghren

Oghren has decided to stick around a bit. He says they may have already branded him a surfacer back in Orzammar.

  • If Oghren reconciled with Felsi, he thinks he will look her up and see how that goes.
  • If his Approval is Warm or better, he will tell the Hero that he has been offered a spot in the human army.

Shale

  • If Shale's Approval is Neutral or Hostile, she will travel, north, or perhaps east. If she spoke with Caridin but her personal quest was not done, she will search for answers. If her personal quest was completed, she thinks she may return to Ortan Thaig, or maybe destroy all the pigeons.
  • If her Approval is Warm, Shale will say she is thinking of returning to Orzammar to fight the darkspawn in the Deep Roads. Aiding the dwarves in this way is something she feels worth existing for. If her personal quest was completed, she will say that she will honor the commitment of the dwarf she once was.
  • If Shale is Friendly, she will say that she may try to become a dwarf again. She is traveling to Minrathous in Tevinter. Its Circle of Magi is said to have the largest collection of arcane knowledge in Thedas, and if it is possible to reverse the process she underwent, she hopes the knowledge to do so will be there. If Wynne is in the party, she will have offered to accompany Shale. Shale will not object if the Hero wishes to go with her.
Bug icon Bug! ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Shale is missing from the post-coronation ceremony.

Sten

Sten has decided to return to his people, and has a ship prepared to leave in two days' time.

  • If Sten's Approval is Warm or better, the Hero can choose to go with him to Par Vollen.
Note: If Alistair took part in Morrigan's ritual, a grey dog (identical to the one Morrigan shape-shifts into if her offer of the ritual is rejected) is seen next to Sten, with Dog on the other side of him.

Wynne

If Wynne's Approval is Warm or better, she will tell the Hero that Irving asked her to take over as first enchanter, but she doesn't wish to go back after all that has happened.

  • If Shale has remained in the party and her Approval is Friendly, Wynne will say that Shale has expressed a desire to go to Tevinter to look into a way to regain her mortality, and that Wynne will join her and bring her before the Tevinter mages.
  • If the Circle was granted autonomy, Wynne thinks she might take up traveling, perhaps to Tevinter to see Minrathous.
  • Otherwise, Wynne is asked by the ruler to stay, and accepts a position at court, advising the throne and helping to improve the lot of mages in Ferelden.

Zevran

Zevran expects the Crows to come after him, and thinks that staying in one place is only going to invite them to find him that much quicker. He will ask if the Hero is in favor of him remaining with them, whether they are staying in Denerim, leaving, or returning to the Grey Warden fold.

  • He will remain with the Hero if told he is welcome to stay.
  • Otherwise, he will make plans to leave soon, and will consider Par Vollen as a destination.
  • If it is suggested he be on his own, any romantic relationship with the Hero will end.
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Other NPCs attending the ceremony (if they were not killed) are:

  • Bryland
  • Connor
  • Cullen (if the PC sided with the templars)
  • Dulin (if Harrowmont is the king of Orzammar)
  • Genitivi (if he returned to Denerim and the Urn of Sacred Ashes was not tainted)
  • Greagoir (if the PC sided with the mages)
  • Isolde
  • Jowan (if he was brought to the main hall in Redcliffe Castle)
  • Kalah (if the Hero is the dwarf commoner)
  • Kardol
  • Keeper Marethari (if the Hero is a Dalish elf)
  • The Lady of the Forest (if the werewolves were recruited)
  • Lanaya (if the elves were recruited, and she is not angry with the PC for opening the chest behind her in the Dalish camp)
  • Lily (if Jowan was brought to the main hall in Redcliffe Castle, and is not dead)
  • Mardy (if the dwarf noble PC slept with her, either on her own, or with Teli)
  • Ser Cauthrien
  • Sighard (if Oswyn was rescued)
  • Soris (if he was freed, or never imprisoned)
  • Vartag (if Bhelen is the king of Orzammar)
  • Zathrian
  • Zerlinda (if she went to the surface with her child).

Some of the companions will also be accompanied by a group:

  • Alistair is accompanied by nobles and admirers if hardened; if unhardened, lots of women will be there.
  • Leliana is accompanied by a group of men if she is hardened; if she is unhardened, a team of Chantry people will be with her.
  • If Oghren's personal quest was completed, he will be accompanied by a small group that includes Felsi.
  • Wynne is accompanied by scholars and mages.
  • Zevran is accompanied by a group of men if he is in a romance with a male Hero, and a group of women if he is in a romance with a female Hero. Otherwise, he is accompanied by a group of shady characters.
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A crowd has gathered outside, hoping to see the Hero of Ferelden. Once you approach the doors at the far end of the chamber and tell the guard you're ready to go, the epilogue slideshow will begin, followed by the credits.

The epilogue slideshow

Denerim

Alistair and Anora married

  • Alistair hardened:
In the months that followed their wedding, Alistair and Anora proved themselves a surprisingly effective pair. Alistair spent a great deal of time at court, showing willingness to learn the art of governing from Anora and often deferring to her judgment--and no one was more surprised by this than Anora herself.
The two of them made numerous outings into Denerim and the other settlements in Ferelden, supervising the reconstruction process and greeting their subjects personally, much to the commoners' enthusiastic approval. Many said the chaos of the civil war and Landsmeet were worth it for delivering such beloved monarchs.
Hero is Chancellor
As the new chancellor, the former Grey Warden <FirstName/> was seen often at court--at least for a time. With both the king and queen actively involved in running their kingdom, the need for an advisor diminished with time. <FirstName/> continued to enjoy great popularity in Ferelden, however, and maintained considerable influence in the running of the kingdom.
  • Alistair unhardened:
Alistair Epilogue

Unhardened Alistair and Anora.

In the months that followed their wedding, Alistair and Anora fell into the routine of ruling Ferelden. Anora was a skilled governor, adept at matters of court and more than willing to spend her time judging matters of law from the throne... and Alistair was quite happy to let her do so. He traveled frequently, making personal appearances that delighted commoners to no end.
Hero is Chancellor
  • Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet
As the chancellor, <FirstName/> was seen often at court, usually arguing with Queen Anora over matters of state. The former Grey Warden enjoyed King Alistair's full confidence, however, and thus great influence in running the kingdom--more than the queen would like, probably, but she had little choice.
  • Loghain was not executed at the Landsmeet
As the new chancellor, the former Grey Warden is seen often at court--at least for a time. With the king seldom seen and disinclined to offer the chancellor his support, Queen Anora has the most sway over the running of the kingdom and arguments with her chancellor generally end in her victory. The hero of Ferelden continues to enjoy great popularity in Ferelden, however, and maintains considerable political influence.
Bug icon Bug! xbox360Icon xbox360 If Alistair is to rule with Anora, but sacrifices himself to kill the Archdemon, the epilogue slides occur as if he was still alive.

Alistair sole ruler

  • Alistair hardened:
In the months that followed his coronation, Alistair surprised many by studying the art of governance and doing his best to rule the kingdom with a fair and even hand. He proved quite popular with the people, his humor and easy grace winning them over as much as his willingness to sneak out of the castle and mingle in the lower-class taverns on occasion.
Hero is Chancellor
<FirstName/>, as Alistair's chancellor, was a regular face at court--at least for a time. Alistair deferred to his advisor's judgment on most matters, and when the king traveled away from the capital, as he did often, he was more than willing to leave the throne entirely in <FirstName/>'s hands.
  • Alistair unhardened
In the months that followed his coronation, Alistair proved to be a popular king... if largely unwilling to involve himself in matters of governing. He traveled often, making appearances in towns throughout Ferelden to the great delight of the commoners. They referred to him as a king with the "common touch," even if a few knew it was a simple aversion to life at court.
Hero is Chancellor
<FirstName/>, as Alistair's chancellor, was the face most often seen at court. In truth, the chancellor ruled the nation, and did so with King Alistair's blessing. Whenever the chancellor left Denerim on personal affairs, the business of the court effectively came to a standstill.

Hero marrying Alistair

  • No romance with Alistair
<FirstName/> married King Alistair in a lavish ceremony six months after his coronation, becoming the princess-consort of Ferelden. As both their savior and new ruler, she proved incredibly popular among the people, and Alistair allowed his bride a great deal of leeway to act as she wished.
  • Romance with Alistair
<FirstName/> married King Alistair in a lavish ceremony six months after his coronation, becoming the princess-consort of Ferelden. The two toured the nation soon afterwards, and the people were ecstatic to see how the king adored his new bride.

Anora sole ruler

In the months that followed her coronation, Anora proved herself an adept ruler. Trade agreements with other lands quickly brought new funds into the royal coffers, and with them, the queen saw the capital rebuilt. The army was restored, laws were passed to encourage freeholders to produce sufficient harvests, and plans were conceived for a university.
  • If Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet
Despite Loghain being executed in disgrace, Queen Anora insisted on building a monument to her father, overlooking the Orlesian embassy. The statue was largely ignored, save by Anora herself, who voyaged out to the statue once a year to place flowers at its feet.
  • If Loghain died making the final blow against the Archdemon
Queen Anora had a monument built to her father in honor of his redemption at Fort Drakon. The monument was built overlooking the Orlesian embassy... "watching" it carefully, as the local legend goes. It became popular, and in time, Loghain's darker deeds were forgotten in favor of his more heroic ones.
  • Hero not marrying Anora
As the years passed, Anora continued to rebuff the advice of Ferelden's nobility requesting that she remarry. Though prospective suitors from other nations visit Denerim from time to time, the queen's only comment is that all of them fall far short of the bar she measures them against: that of her father.
  • Hero is Chancellor
As chancellor, <FirstName/> was often seen at court--at least for a time. Queen Anora conferred with her chancellor over matters of state, and it was easy to see that the former Grey Warden had great sway over the kingdom's rule.
  • Hero marrying Anora
<FirstName/> married Queen Anora in a lavish ceremony six months after her coronation, becoming the prince-consort of Ferelden. Many said that if the two did not end up vying for control of the throne, they would usher in a new golden age not seen since King Calenhad first united the barbarian tribes.

Urn of Sacred Ashes

Brother Genitivi returns to Denerim

News that the Urn of Sacred Ashes had been found in Ferelden did not spread outside the Chantry until Brother Genitivi made an announcement several months after the defeat of the darkspawn. The manuscript detailing his research and his experience with Andraste's cult drew huge interest among scholars throughout Thedas.
A deal was made with Kolgrim
Attempts to verify Brother Genitivi's claims, however, proved impossible. Agents of the Chantry sent into the mountains found little more than empty ruins. There were no cultists, and more importantly, no Sacred Ashes. Several years later, Genitivi's research was declared fiction and his work discredited. He killed himself not long afterwards.
When the next snows began to fall, the high dragon of the temple made its first appearance in the skies over Ferelden. As it laid waste to the countryside in its rampage, rumors began to circulate of a strange cult that believed this was Andraste returned. Efforts to locate the dragon's lair failed, and no connection was made to the Urn of Sacred Ashes, while the cult rapidly gained converts.
A deal was not made with Kolgrim
  • High dragon is dead
Some years later, the Chantry announced that the resting place of Andraste's Ashes had indeed been found. A ripple of excitement spread among the pious people of Thedas, with many undertaking pilgrimages to see the Ashes or partake of their healing powers.
  • High dragon is not dead
Some years later, the Chantry announced that the resting place of Andraste's Ashes had indeed been found. They were located, however, in ruins that were also the lair of a high dragon, thus proving too dangerous to approach. Many made demands to secure the Ashes so that followers could undertake pilgrimages to partake of their healing powers.
Following numerous failed attempts to deal with the dragon, the beast finally flew off to find another haven... but leaving the mountaintop sanctum in ruins. An excavation found no traces of the Urn.
People began to doubt that the Ashes had ever been found, while others claimed that a cult of Andraste's followers stole them from the temple. Still others say that the Maker Himself removed the Urn, deeming mankind unworthy of it. For now, what happened to the Urn is simply unknown...

Brother Genitivi doesn't return to Denerim

Rumors that the Urn of Sacred Ashes had been found, and that it was used to heal Arl Eamon of his poisoning, circulated in Ferelden in the months following the darkspawn defeat... slowly, at first, and then with growing frequency as the grand cleric failed to deny them.
A deal was made with Kolgrim
Once the Chantry made several attempts to verify the rumors, however, there came an official decree that no resting place for the Ashes had been found. If the Urn of Sacred Ashes was in those ruins once, it was no longer.

Tower of the Circle of Magi

With templars

Following months of grim effort, the templars cleared the last remaining spirits from the Circle Tower, making it safe to rebuild a home for Ferelden's Circle of Magi. Rumors of what happened increased the common folk's distrust of mages, and more than one young apprentice claimed to encounter mages thought long dead still wandering in the Fade.
Circle not given independence
Once the tower was rebuilt, Knight-Commander Greagoir stepped down from his post and retired to a life of private contemplation as a brother in the Chantry. His health failed over time, and after refusing treatment, he perished in his sleep. Knight-Commander Cullen was said to be more strict and less trusting of the mages even than Greagoir was. He ruled the Circle with fear.
Irving not killed
Former First Enchanter Irving was imprisoned along with a number of other survivors and inspected carefully by the Chantry for any signs of demonic possession. After more than a year, he was finally released. His spirit broken, Irving allowed himself to be sent to the Circle of Val Royeaux in Orlais, where he served as an administrator for the remainder of his days.

With mages

Circle of Magi Epilogue

The saved Circle of Magi.

Following months of effort, the tower of the Circle of Magi was finally cleansed of the last spirits to slip through the Veil. No further abominations were created, and First Enchanter Irving was pleased to declare the Circle safe. All that could be saved had been.
Circle given independence
The young templar Cullen never quite recovered from his ordeal. After months of attempting to convince his superiors that the tower was still a danger, he finally snapped and killed three apprentices before being stopped by his fellow templars. Eventually, Cullen escaped from prison, a madman and a threat to any mage he encountered.

Elven Alienage

Bann of the Alienage

With a new bann in the Landsmeet to represent them, the city-born elves found a better lot than ever. New law gave the elves more trading rights and their own militia within the Alienage.
Shianni is not the bann
Shianni continued to be an outspoken member of the Alienage community, and in time became the new elder. That outspokenness earned her frequent trouble, but served her people well.
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Shianni is the bann
Resistance from humans saw a rise in violence in the city, however, which culminated in Shianni's murder by a human bigot several years later. The resulting riot in the Alienage forced a crack-down from the throne, a clear signal that the tension with the elves had not been resolved.
Soris is the bann
A year later, Soris's marriage to a wealthy human woman caused a scandal in both parts of the city--resulting in a riot within the Alienage that forced a crack-down from the throne. Angered, Soris resigned his title and left Ferelden with his new wife. No new bann was named to replace him.
Hero is the bann
With <FirstName/> as their new voice, the elves became prosperous in a way they had never known... enough to draw elves from nearby lands, desperate for real hope. The influx built ire among the human population and eventually resulted in a riot in Denerim, showing that as much as things change, they always stay the same.
Someone else is the bann
Resistance from humans saw a rise in violence in the city, however, culminating in an angry mob outside the Landsmeet that stoned the new bann to death. The resulting riot in the Alienage forced a crack-down from the throne, a clear signal that tensions with the elves were far from resolved.
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No bann of the Alienage

Slave trade not stopped
Amongst the city-born elves of Denerim, things remained as they always had. The rumors of slave traders working secretly in the shadows persisted until riots in the Alienage forced the throne to intervene. The slavers were shut down, but not without the loss of many elven lives.
Slave trade stopped
  • Alistair is king
With the slavers shut down in the Alienage, the lot of the city-born elves improved for a time. The new king even named the local elder to his personal court--a scandal amongst the humans, but a sign of new hope to the elves.
  • Alistair is not king
With the slavers shut down in the Alienage, the lot of the city-born elves improved for a time. A food shortage years later forced Queen Anora to come down hard on elven rioters, an act not quickly forgiven and a sign that tensions between the elves and humans were far from resolved.

Hero is City Elf

Soris released from prison
Distrusted by his fellow elves, Soris eventually left them and after a great deal of travel joined a thieves' guild in Orlais. He enjoyed success there, at least for a time.
If Soris never in prison
Soris eventually got married--to a human woman, and one he loves deeply. After the initial scandal, Soris left the city and settled in Highever, where he and his new wife had many children.

Redcliffe

Redcliffe was abandoned

Arl Eamon eventually returned to Redcliffe, beginning the long task of rebuilding. The village was a ruin, however, and rumors that it was haunted kept people from returning in numbers. The castle became near-empty, with only a handful of soldiers to man it. Redcliffe itself dwindled in importance.

Redcliffe was not abandoned

Anora sole ruler
Arl Eamon returned to Redcliffe, beginning the long task of rebuilding. He found the village already bustling and eager to leave behind the memories of those terrible nights facing the undead.
Anora not sole ruler
  • Hero is not Chancellor
Arl Eamon remained in Denerim for some time, acting as the chancellor and chief advisor to King Alistair. Teagan ruled over Redcliffe in his stead, and was surprised to find himself well-loved by the villagers, who were still grateful for the nights he spent defending their lives. In time, Eamon abdicated in favor of his brother... an event the locals greeted with approval and enthusiasm.

Connor is alive

Made deal with demon
While Eamon planned to send Connor to the Circle of Magi for training, the boy grew strangely ill and the trip was delayed... and then one day Connor simply disappeared entirely. After a frantic search, he was eventually given up for lost. His disappearance remains a mystery to this day.
No deal made with demon
Connor was sent off to study at the Circle, and considering his earlier experiences, he excelled in his training and easily passed the Harrowing to become a full mage. At his father's urging, Connor accepted a position in Tevinter to undertake formal study of the Fade.

Connor is dead

Lady Isolde bore her husband another child, this time a girl. The birth was difficult, however, and Isolde died in Eamon's arms. He named the child Rowan, after his own sister, and raised her with a loving hand. When she began to exhibit affinity for magic at a young age, he gave her over to the Circle for training--but continued to visit her and loved her no less than before.

Bevin saved

Kaitlyn's sword was returned to her
Bevin, Kaitlyn's young brother, eventually grew to become a famous adventurer in his own right. One of his favorite stories to tell companions was how, as a young lad, he met <FirstName/>, who used his father's blade to save Redcliffe and then passed it back.
Kaitlyn was made rich in exchange for sword
The young woman Kaitlyn eventually made it to Denerim safely, and used the small fortune she received for her father's sword to open a foundry while the city rebuilt. The foundry did well, turning her into a wealthy and respected woman. By chance, she met Teagan again at court--and within months, the two of them married.

Bella runs tavern

The tavern in Redcliffe village, now run by Bella, was renamed "The Grey Warden's Rest." It echoes with tales of how the hero of Ferelden saved the village and healed Arl Eamon with the Sacred Ashes of Andraste. Few believe that such tall tales could possibly be true.
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Bella went to Denerim

Bella, the tavern wench, made it to Denerim safely. With the money she was given, she opened a brewery of her own.

Dalish encampment

The elves were killed

In the Brecilian Forest, the werewolves thrived for a time, living in the remains of the Dalish camp and enjoying recognition for their bravery at the siege of Denerim.
Even that goodwill was only to last so long, however. Try though she might, the Lady of the Forest could not entirely suppress the werewolves' animal nature, nor her own... and eventually the curse spread into nearby human settlements.
The werewolf populations swelled, until finally the army of Ferelden was called in to deal with the threat permanently. Many a werewolf died, but when the soldiers arrived at the old Dalish camp, they found it abandoned. The Lady of the Forest was gone, as were her followers, who were not seen again.

The elves were not killed

The Dalish elves prospered after the siege at Denerim, having earned much respect for their part in the battle. For once, human lands welcomed the wandering folk.
Zathrian killed
The new keeper, Lanaya, was respected both amongst the Dalish as well as in the Ferelden court. She was a voice of reason, and other Dalish clans would turn to her to help resolve disputes with human folk.
  • Hero asked for land
In time, many of the Dalish clans moved to the new land provided for them in the south near Ostagar. Wary of their human neighbors, however, tensions soon rose again... and only Keeper Lanaya's leadership kept peace alive.
Zathrian not killed
Zathrian remained keeper of his clan for many years more, until finally he realized that the world was changing too quickly for him to keep pace. He constantly argued with the human court, increasing tensions, until one day he simply vanished. The Dalish searched for him, but it was obvious that he had left of his own volition and did not intend to return.
  • Hero asked for land
In time, many Dalish clans moved to the new land provided for them in the south near Ostagar. Wary of their human neighbors, however, tensions soon rose again. Despite hopes for another chance, many clans fear a repeat of their oldest lesson.

The curse was not ended

As for the werewolves, even with Witherfang slain the curse was not broken. In time, werewolf populations swelled again and they returned to their savage nature. The Brecilian Forest was ultimately sealed off to travelers, although not even this stopped the spread of the curse.

The curse was ended

Former werewolves not killed
As for the werewolves, now freed of their curse, they remained together and took the surname Wolf in memory of what they once were. They eventually became the most successful animal trainers in Thedas, and each year would gather to light a candle in memory of the Lady who had loved them so well.
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Orzammar

King Bhelen

In Orzammar, King Bhelen quickly proved himself a reformer. Trade with the surface lands increased and caste restrictions were loosened. The casteless were permitted to take arms against the darkspawn in exchange for new freedoms. For the first time in generations, the line in the Deep Roads was pushed back, and a few thaigs were reclaimed.
Bhelen's reforms quickly found him enemies within the warrior and noble castes, however, and after several assassination attempts, the Assembly was dissolved. The king then ruled alone--some said as a tyrant, others said as a visionary determined to drag Orzammar into the modern world.
Hero asked for aid
When the first human armies arrived from Ferelden, King Bhelen welcomed them with open arms. Within months, the darkspawn were driven back as far as the Dead Trenches, and the first dwarven warrior to return with a relic retaken from the gates of Bownammar was greeted by cheering, jubilant crowds.

King Harrowmont

Branka is alive
In Orzammar, King Harrowmont quickly put down Bhelen's rebellion and then passed a series of laws to please the clan lords. Unfortunately, that isolated the dwarves even further from the surface. Caste restrictions and the rights of the nobles both grew, and trade with the human lands was all but cut off.
Branka was killed
In Orzammar, King Harrowmont found himself in a protracted battle against Bhelen's rebellion that left him unable to gain the stability he needed. The clan lords objected to many of his measures in the Assembly, and only his efforts to increase the dwarves' isolation from the surface met with any success.
Hero asked for aid
When the first human armies arrived from Ferelden, they found themselves blocked at the city gates. Harrowmont feared the disruption the humans would cause and permitted only limited aid in the form of equipment and herbal medicines.
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After a law excluding the casteless from common areas of the city was passed, a rebellion saw the slums reduced practically to rubble. Although outrage was widespread, the Assembly remained united behind King Harrowmont.
In time, Harrowmont's health began to fail. Some claimed it was poison, while others said it was a flagging spirit. Either way, after a protracted illness, the king finally passed away. The wrangling in the Assembly for a successor began almost immediately.

Dwarven Hero dead

Dwarf Noble
The Assembly posthumously declared <FirstName/> a Paragon after months of deliberation. He/she was buried in the earth beneath Orzammar next to his/her father--his/her Aeducan name restored. A new statue was erected in the Commons and a new house founded in his/her honor.
Dwarf Commoner
The Assembly posthumously declared <FirstName/> a Paragon, following months of deliberation... the first duster ever to receive the honor. A new house was founded in his/her name, and so many casteless flocked to its banner that it became one of the largest in the city.

Dwarven Hero alive

The Assembly unanimously declared <FirstName/> a living Paragon, following months of deliberation. A new statue was erected in the Commons and a new house founded in the Paragon's name, quickly drawing a great number of followers from every caste.

Brother Burkel was helped

Brother Burkel's new chantry in Orzammar drew a surprising number of converts among the dwarves. They quickly attracted a great deal of anger from more conservative quarters, and before long the Assembly severely restricted the Andrastians' rights.
Brother Burkel resisted, and was slain while being arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the Commons. The Assembly claimed this was an accident, but news of the resulting riots reached the Chantry on the surface, where the Divine even contemplated a new Exalted March.

Dagna was helped

The dwarven mage, Dagna, ultimately completed her studies at the rebuilt Circle Tower on the surface. Eventually, she published a comprehensive theory of how lyrium vapors relate to the supply of magic. It gained a great deal of attention.
Circle not given independence
This inspired mages from other parts of Thedas to establish a new Circle of Magi in Orzammar itself, one that had ready access to dwarven lyrium... and lies outside the Chantry's power completely. The willingness of Orzammar to harbor apostates sparked outrage that began whispers that the Divine was contemplating a new Exalted March.

Anvil of the Void

Branka was killed

Although the Anvil of the Void was destroyed, rumors about its location crept into Orzammar. Years later, thanks to the defeat of the darkspawn on the surface, a few determined smiths managed to locate the Anvil's remains.
They examined the ruins of the Anvil, and, upon returning to Orzammar with their findings, convinced the Shaperate to attempt to recreate Caridin's research. A new golem was created, bound with a spirit taken from the Fade.
The golem immediately went insane, killing several shapers before it was destroyed. The research was branded excessively dangerous and sealed away. Whispers of its existence circulated throughout Orzammar, however, and demand among the smith caste to reopen Caridin's research refused to abate.
Note: This sets the stage for The Golems of Amgarrak.

Branka is alive

It was not long before Branka mastered Caridin's technique, learning how to use the Anvil of the Void to create new golems--the first in many centuries. The dwarven people greeted this news with cheers, though few knew of the cost.
King Bhelen
At first, King Bhelen worked eagerly with Branka to provide subjects--willing or not--so that the golems could push the darkspawn back. This arrangement was not to last, however.
Before long, Branka began to refuse to create golems only for the king, who soon banned use of the Anvil. His men attacked Branka's fortress in the Deep Roads, forcing her to shut it tight.
Years into the siege, Bhelen was forced to relent. The fortress, guarded by Branka's golems, remained impenetrable.
King Harrowmont
Initially, King Harrowmont was more than willing to provide volunteers for Branka. The golems were sorely needed to crush Bhelen's rebellion, after all, and they did so with success.
But eventually, Harrowmont declared that no new dwarven souls could be used on the Anvil. The unending need for golems in the Deep Roads, however, gave rise to secret surface raids to kidnap humans and elves for the mad Paragon.
When this came to light, a brief war broke out between Orzammar and Ferelden. The gates to the subterranean city were sealed and Harrowmont's kingdom became more isolated than ever. Branka insists, of course, that the raids on the surface continue.

Morrigan

The Warden did not perform Morrigan's ritual or sleep with her

True to her word, Morrigan vanished the same night she made her offer at Redcliffe Castle. Someone of Morrigan's description was later seen traveling alone, heading west through the Frostback Mountains.
Several years later, tales out of Orlais said that a strange, dark-haired mage had insinuated herself within the empress's court.

The Warden slept with Morrigan

True to her word, Morrigan vanished the same night she made her offer at Redcliffe Castle. Someone of Morrigan's description was later seen traveling alone, heading west through the Frostback Mountains... and she may even have been with child.
Whose child it might be is unknown, but some whisper that the witch was once the lover of <FirstName/> himself. Either way, her ritual was never completed... and there was no word of her after that.

Morrigan's ritual was performed

As good as her word, Morrigan disappeared once the archdemon was slain. Someone of Morrigan's description was seen traveling alone months later, heading west through the Frostback Mountains... and she may even have been with child.

Given ring by Morrigan

Morrigan in love with Hero
Morrigan

Morrigan's ring.

The ring that Morrigan gave <FirstName/> remained in his possession. She had once claimed that it formed a connection between the two, and there came a night when he was sure that she was thinking of him... somewhere. She felt regret, and sorrow. But the ring told no more.
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Flemeth is alive

There was no word of her after that. Flemeth's hut in the Korcari Wilds was likewise abandoned. One cannot help but wonder: Where did they go? What were their plans? What became of the child? These questions must remain a mystery... for now.

Flemeth was killed

There was no word of her after that. With Flemeth dead--or at least gone--the chances of tracking her down were slim indeed. One cannot help but wonder, however: What became of the child? What were Morrigan's plans? These questions must remain a mystery... for now.
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Hero and companions

Hero died

Loghain chosen over Alistair, Anora sole ruler
As for the Grey Wardens, Anora was as good as her word: The Arling of Amaranthine was given to the order, and a new headquarters established there. A statue of <FirstName/> towers over its entrance, in memory of one who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might live.
Anora not sole ruler
As for the Grey Wardens, Alistair was as good as his word: The arling of Amaranthine was given to the order, and a new headquarters established there. A statue of <FirstName/> towers over its entrance, in memory of one who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might live.
Hero not dwarven
<FirstName/>'s remains were transported with a full honor guard to the Grey Warden fortress of Weisshaupt in the Anderfels. There they were installed in the tomb alongside those of the four others who have made that same sacrifice to defeat a Blight.
Alistair
  • Alistair Warm or better
Not in love
Alistair returned to the Grey Wardens for a time, insisting that new recruits pay respect to <FirstName/>'s sacrifice and campaigning to relax some of the order's more secretive policies. But in time, he left the Wardens once more, declaring that it simply no longer felt right.
He traveled to Duncan's birthplace, and there placed a small monument in the man's memory. Where he went afterwards is unknown.
In love
Alistair felt the loss of his love keenly. Although he returned to the Grey Wardens for a time, he was heard to say that it simply was not the same anymore. Much to Queen Anora's relief, he resigned from the order and left Ferelden for good.
He traveled to Duncan's birthplace, and there placed a small monument in the man's memory. Where he went afterwards is unknown.
  • Alistair not Warm
Alistair returned to the Grey Wardens for a time, helping to recruit new members to restore the order. It quickly became apparent, however, that his presence in Ferelden made relations with the new queen strained at best. He was recalled to the far-off Warden fortress of Weisshaupt, and departed readily.
Leliana
  • Leliana Warm or better
Not in love
Leliana remained at court for a time, penning a ballad dedicated to <FirstName/>--one that would eventually become known throughout Thedas. But after one performance at the palace, Leliana quietly vanished. Some say she returned to Orlais, but it is not known for certain.
In love
  • Not hardened
Leliana remained in the royal court for a time, mourning. She poured her heart into a ballad that would eventually become known throughout Thedas. But after one performance, Leliana quietly vanished. Some say that the Maker came to her in a vision again that night. Smiling, tears in her eyes, she told a maid that she would see her love again at last.
  • Hardened
Leliana remained in the royal court for a time, mourning. She poured her heart into a ballad that would eventually become known throughout Thedas. But after one performance, Leliana quietly vanished. Some claimed she returned to a life of adventure, while others said that she returned to Orlais to exact revenge on her enemies. Whichever is true, she never forgot the one she loved.
  • Leliana not Warm
Leliana remained at court for a time before deciding to return to Orlais. She left with little explanation, saying only that she had old scores to settle.
Loghain
Loghain remained with the Grey Wardens, pressed into service as the primary recruiter in Ferelden. He performed diligently for several years, until finally the taint wore too hard on his aged body. After a solemn service with his fellow Wardens, Loghain traveled to Orzammar to take his final march into the Deep Roads.
Oghren
  • Oghren Warm or better
Oghren accepted a position as a general in the army of Ferelden, the first dwarf ever promoted so high, and eventually both sobered up and married. When his first son/daughter was born, Oghren held him/her in his arms and wept--and named him/her after the friend who had changed his life so long ago.
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  • Oghren not Warm
Oghren remained on the surface for a time, adventuring as far as the nearest tavern and gaining a reputation as an occasionally dangerous nuisance. Eventually he left Ferelden, accepting employment with a mercenary company renowned for its supply of fine ales.
Shale
  • Shale Friendly
Shale left Ferelden soon after the battle at Denerim, refusing all offers of reward by the royal court. The golem was not seen again... but rumors abounded of an angry dwarven woman in the far north who hunted pigeons with reckless abandon.
  • Shale Warm
Shale's personal quest was completed
Shale returned to Orzammar not long after the battle in Denerim, fighting in the Proving Grounds and defeating every opponent. The dwarves reluctantly agreed to restore her status as a member of the lost House Cadash. Pleased, Shale ventured into the Deep Roads to do battle with the darkspawn and was not seen again.
Shale's personal quest was not completed
For a time, Shale aided the Fereldan army in fighting the darkspawn that remained on the surface... and then, growing bored, decided to pursue further adventures elsewhere. The rapid decline of pigeon populations in Ferelden may or may not be related.
  • Shale not Warm
Shale's personal quest was completed
Shale left Ferelden, presumably headed for the fabled Library of Minrathous. Reports suggest that she got into an altercation with an influential mage there and was driven out. She swore bloody vengeance.
Shale's personal quest was not completed
Shale departed soon after the battle at Denerim. The golem did not indicate a destination, but pigeon populations along the Amaranthine coast have fallen dramatically.
Sten
  • Sten Warm or better
Sten bowed once before <FirstName/>'s remains and then left without a word, returning to his homeland. His honor had been restored, and when fellow qunari asked if there were worthy people outside Par Vollen, Sten would answer that in all his travels he had only met a single one.
  • Sten not Warm
Sten returned to his homeland, leaving without a word. Upon reporting to the arishok of his observations of humanity, Sten was elevated to the rank of general and placed in charge of forces in Seheron fighting against human insurgents. This pleased Sten greatly.
Wynne
  • Wynne Warm or better
Wynne remained in service to the throne of Ferelden for a time, politely refusing the position of first enchanter when it was offered to her. After almost a year, she quietly collected her things and announced that she was journeying to see more of the world before her time came... and then she was gone.
  • Wynne not Warm
Wynne returned to the Circle of Magi, but only for a short time. After several months, her quarters were found empty. She was gone without explanation or apology. The templars were told to look out for her, although no active search has yet been ordered.
Zevran
  • Zevran Warm or better
Not in love
Zevran traveled for a time, trying to remain as far from the Crows as possible. When they finally came for him, Zevran elected to take the fight to their doorstep, returning to Antiva. After four master assassins disappeared, the Crows readmitted Zevran--as their leader. He was never sure if that was victory or defeat.
In love
Zevran lingered in Denerim for a time, mourning the loss of his love and working for the Fereldan throne as a distraction. Eventually the Crows came after him once again and he elected to take the fight to their doorstep, returning to Antiva. After four master assassins disappeared, the Crows readmitted Zevran--as their leader. He maintained a distance from his former comrades even then, and despite frequent offers of new bedmates, never loved again.
  • Zevran not Warm
Zevran traveled for a time, trying to remain as far from the Crows as possible. When they finally came for him, Zevran elected to take the fight to their doorstep, returning to Antiva. After four master assassins disappeared, the Crows readmitted Zevran--as their leader. He was never sure if that was victory or defeat.

Hero lives and Anora sole ruler

Alistair exiled
Alistair was true to his word and did not return to the Grey Wardens. He was last seen, before the siege, hiring a Rivaini ship to take him out of Denerim. An attempted coup to overthrow Anora a year later borrowed Alistair's name, but no proof of Alistair's involvement was ever supplied. A haggard, drunken man was seen in a tavern in Starkhaven, bitterly claiming to have once been a Grey Warden and prince... but drunken men are not so rare.
Note: An exiled Alistair can be found in Kirkwall in Dragon Age II.
Hero in love with Alistair
  • Going back to Grey Wardens
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Alistair was relieved to be away from court at last and returned with his love to help rebuild the Grey Wardens. He left her side only briefly, to return to Duncan's home and plant a small memorial.
  • Staying in Denerim
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Alistair remained in Denerim with his love for a time, much to Queen Anora's discomfort. He was eventually called to the far-off fortress at Weisshaupt, the home of the Grey Wardens, and swore he would return to his love's side soon.
  • Leaving Denerim
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. When <FirstName/> finally left Denerim to continue her travels, Alistair went with her, electing to remain with the woman he loved. They continued their adventures together--at least for a time.
Hero in love with Leliana
  • Going back to Grey Wardens
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Leliana and <FirstName/> returned to the Grey Wardens, helping to rebuild the order for a time, then joining an effort to investigate the darkspawn's remaining secrets.
  • Staying in Denerim
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Leliana, however, elected to remain at the side of her love--at least for a time.
  • Leaving Denerim
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. When <FirstName/> finally left Denerim to continue his/her travels, Leliana went with him/her, electing to remain with the man/woman she loved. They continued their adventures together--at least for a time.
Hero in love with Zevran
  • Going back to Grey Wardens
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Zevran returned with <FirstName/> to the Grey Wardens, helping to recruit and train new members even though he never officially joined the order.
  • Staying in Denerim
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. Zevran however, elected to remain at the side of his love--at least for a time.
  • Leaving Denerim
As for <FirstName/>'s companions, they went their separate ways. When <FirstName/> finally left Denerim to continue his/her travels, Zevran went with him/her, electing to remain with the man/woman he loved. They continued their adventures together--at least for a time.
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Hero in love with no one
  • Returning to Denerim
Ritual performed
The companions who had traveled with <FirstName/> eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or the call to further adventure. The Grey Wardens welcomed their hero back into the fold--even if the suspicions of those who wondered how <FirstName/> managed to survive were sometimes given quiet voice.
Ritual not performed
The companions who had traveled with <FirstName/> eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or the call to further adventure. The Grey Wardens welcomed their hero back into the fold gladly, eager to receive a hero who faced the archdemon and lived to pass on the knowledge.
  • Staying in Denerim
The companions who had traveled with <FirstName/> eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or by the call to further adventure. The hero remained in Denerim, a celebrity amongst the commoners and a fixture at court--at least for a time.
  • Leaving Denerim
Both <FirstName/> and the companions who helped defeat the Blight eventually scattered to the four winds, drawn either by personal duty or the call to further adventure. Circumstance dictated that they would not see each other again--at least for a time.

Always

As the blighted lands began to heal and the Grey Wardens slowly rebuilt the order in Amaranthine, they discovered that the fight against the darkspawn was not yet complete. Although the horde was routed and had dissolved upon the archdemon's death, many of the more powerful darkspawn survived to organize roving war bands that preyed both upon the land and upon each other.
These war bands spread havoc, and some even journeyed west into Orlais or crossed the Shining Sea by the Deep Roads. They proved incredibly difficult to wipe out.
Note: This sets the stage for Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.
Note: The Shining Sea does not exist in Thedas. The name was likely changed to the Waking Sea later in development.
Hero died
But these are tales for other heroes. The tale of <FirstName/> ended when he/she sank the blade into the archdemon's head and destroyed it forever. Whatever follows, his/her sacrifice will not soon be forgotten.
Alistair or Loghain died
But these are tales yet to be told. <emp>This</emp> tale ended with the death of the archdemon and the end of the Blight before it truly began. Surely <FirstName/> would be heard from again...
Hero lives
But these are tales yet to be told. <emp>This</emp> tale ended when <FirstName/> sank his/her blade in the archdemon's head and destroyed it forever. It was not the last that Ferelden would hear of him/her, however...
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Congratulations! You have completed Dragon Age: Origins!

Trivia

  • It has been revealed that the Chantry refuses to accommodate Ferelden's ruler if they grant the Circle autonomy.[1]
  • If spoken to after the initial dialogue, Sten will say, "Where is the cake? I was told there would be cake. The cake is a lie." This is a reference to Portal.
  • The song This is War by Thirty Seconds to Mars plays during the credits. This was the world debut of the song.

References

  1. Gaider, David. "Might the Magi Boon of DA:O play a role in DA2 or continue to be ignored?". BioWare Social Network. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
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