In Dragon Age II, a Dragon Age: Origins or Dragon Age: Awakening save can be imported so that decisions the Warden made in previous games will be reflected in Dragon Age II. The list of decisions are as follows (more may be possible):

Decisions

Gameplay Decisions

1. Connor lived or died during Arl of Redcliffe. This decision is supposedly recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two.*

2. Mages or Templars were recruited during Broken Circle. This decision is recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One.

3. Dalish or Werewolves were recruited during Nature of the Beast. This decision is recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One.

4. Bhelen Aeducan or Lord Pyral Harrowmont ascended to the throne of Orzammar during A Paragon of Her Kind. This decision is recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One.

5. Supoprt Caridin, or support Branka and save the Anvil, or support Branka and destroy Anvil A Paragon of Her Kind. This decision is recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. One.

6. Andraste's Ashes revealed or disappeared during The Urn of Sacred Ashes. Ashes can only be revealed by declining Kolgrim's offer and allowing Brother Genitivi to go back to Denerim. This decision is supposedly recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two.*

7. Accept or decline Morrigan's ritual during Morrigan's Ritual. This decision affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two.*

8. Loghain lives or dies during The Landsmeet. This decisions affects #9 and #10. This decision is supposedly recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two.*

9. The Warden/Alistair/Loghain kills the Archdemon during The Landsmeet. This decision affects #10. This decision is recorded in Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden. This decision may also be recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two.*

10. Who ascended Ferelden's throne (the Warden, Anora, Alistair, Anora & the Warden, Anora & Alistair, or the Warden & Alistair). This decision is recorded in Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden. This decision may also be recorded in Codex entry: A Study of the Fifth Blight, Vol. Two.*

11. If the Warden finds Shale in The Stone Prisoner DLC and she survives Dragon Age: Origins. She can be killed during A Paragon of Her Kind if the Warden sides with Branka.

12. Avernus or Sophia Dryden spared in Warden's Keep DLC

13. What the Warden did with King Cailan's body in Return to Ostagar DLC. Currently unsure what impact this has on Dragon Age II.

14. Amaranthine, or Vigil's Keep, or both are saved in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

15. The Architect lived or died at the end of Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. This flag is not imported properly, as whatever choice is made, the dialog in Finding Nathaniel will always indicate that the Architect survived.

16. Nathaniel remained with the Grey Wardens or not during Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. The only way to ensure Nathaniel remains with the Grey Wardens is to recruit him, ensure his survival, and raise his approval rating over 75.

17. Whether the Warden leaves Morrigan, stabs Morrigan, or follows her into the Eluvian at the end of Witch Hunt DLC. Currently the flag for this decision does not import properly and as a result the codex will always read that the hero remained a Grey Warden.

18. Whether Zevran Arainai lives or dies during Dragon Age: Origins


A note about DLC decisions

None of the pre-builts support any DLC decisions. If you have a DA:O save with DLC flags on it, they will be imported along with whatever pre-built you choose. It's not confirmed whether the save must be loaded first, or if the game picks it up automatically to fill in the holes left by the pre-built histories.


Decisions made during character creation

In addition to major decisions made over the course of the game, the race and background of the Warden are also reflected Codex entry: The Hero of Ferelden, amongst other codices detailed below. The pre-built histories assume the following:

Pre-built Background
Hero of Ferelden Human Noble
Martyr Dalish Elf
No Compromise Noble Dwarf

A. If the Warden is a Dalish Elf, there's alternate text in Codex entry: Vallaslin: Blood Writing and Codex entry: The Dalish Elves.

B. Depending on whether the Warden is a City Elf, Dalish Elf, or not an Elf at all, there is variable text in Codex entry: The City Elves

C. If the Warden is a Dwarf, there is alternate text in Codex entry: Darkspawn

D. If the Warden is a Mage, there is alternate text in Codex entry: The Tranquil

Results and Pre-built histories

The following chart describes which pre-built histories support which decisions, and the impact these decisions have on Dragon Age II:

Decision Choice Result Hero of Ferelden Martyr No Compromise
1 Connor Lives None ? ? ?
Connor dies None ? ? ?
2 Mages recruited None Yes.png Yes.png Nope.png
Templars recruited None Nope.png Nope.png Yes.png
3 Dalish recruited Enables encounter in Act 1. See The Wounded Coast Yes.png Yes.png Nope.png
Werewolves recruited Enables quest Changing One's Nature in Act 1 Nope.png Nope.png Yes.png
4 Bhelen Throned Enables quest Last of His Line in Act 1 Nope.png Yes.png Nope.png
Harrowmont Throned None Yes.png Nope.png Yes.png
5 Support Caridin None Yes.png Nope.png Nope.png
Support Branka, Anvil Saved None Nope.png Nope.png Yes.png
Support Branka, Anvil Destroyed None Nope.png Yes.png Nope.png
6 Ashes Revealed Enables Miracle Makers in Act 1 Nope.png Yes.png Nope.png
Ashes Disappeared None Yes.png Nope.png Yes.png
7 Accept Ritual None Yes.png Nope.png Nope.png
Decline Ritual None Nope.png Yes.png Yes.png
8 Loghain Lives None Nope.png Yes.png Nope.png
Loghain Dies None Yes.png Nope.png Yes.png
9 Warden kills Archdemon None Yes.png Yes.png Nope.png
Loghain kills Archdemon None Nope.png Nope.png Yes.png
Alistair kills Archdemon None Nope.png Nope.png Nope.png
10 Alistair rules Enables King Alistair (quest) in Act 3 Yes.png Nope.png Nope.png
Alistair & Anora rule Enables King Alistair (quest) in Act 3 Nope.png Yes.png Nope.png
Anora rules, Alistair remains GW Alistair appears during Demands of The Qun in Act 2 and bestows The Sacred Heart Nope.png Nope.png Nope.png
Anora rules, Alistair is exiled Alistair appears as a drunk patron in The Hanged Man in Act 1 and Act 2 Nope.png Nope.png Yes.png
11 Shale survives Bartender in The Hanged Man mentions pigeon population in Ferelden
12 Avernus spared Enables Dark Epiphany in Act 1
Sophia spared Enables Terror on the Coast in Act 1
13 Corpse burned None
Corpse fed to wolves None
Corpse left to Darkspawn None
14 Amaranthine saved Enables Secret Rendezvous in Act 1 Yes.png Yes.png Nope.png
Vigil's Keep saved Enables The Conspirators in Act 1 Nope.png Nope.png Yes.png
15 Architect lived None
Architect died None
16 Nathaniel remains GW Enables Finding Nathaniel in Act 3 Nope.png Yes.png Yes.png
Nathaniel dies/leaves GW Enables Fool's Gold in Act 2 Yes.png Nope.png Nope.png
17 Zevran lives Enables A Murder of Crows in Act 3 Yes.png Yes.png Yes.png
Zevran dies None Nope.png Nope.png Nope.png
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