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“I listened to tales of the Grey Wardens and dreamt one day, I, too would ride a griffin into battle against slavering monsters.”

Ser Jory is one of the Grey Warden recruits that the Warden meets at Ostagar. He comes from Redcliffe, where he served as a knight for Arl Eamon. However, after meeting his future wife in Highever, Jory asked Arl Eamon permission to leave Redcliffe. He was drafted into the Grey Wardens by Duncan after winning a tournament in Highever. His pregnant wife, Helena, waits for his return.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

Jory accompanies his fellow recruits (the Warden and Daveth) and Alistair into the Korcari Wilds to prepare for their Joining ritual. He is suspicious of the ritual's purpose (the Warden may sympathize to an extent), and attempts to resolve his worries with the party on several occasions. He is hesitant throughout the ritual, and horrified when he realizes that to proceed he must drink the Darkspawn blood the recruits have collected.

After witnessing Daveth's fatal reaction to the blood, Jory refuses to proceed with the Joining. When Duncan insists that he must drink the blood, Jory draws his sword and pleads with Duncan, mentioning his pregnant wife and stating that had he known all that Grey Warden recruitment entailed, he would not have left Highever. Duncan is forced to kill Jory, apologizing as he does so, to preserve the secrets of the Grey Wardens.


Initial skills[]

Expert Combat Training Expert Combat Training

Initial talents[]

Warrior Powerful Powerful
Two-Handed Pommel Strike Pommel StrikeIndomitable IndomitableSunder Arms Sunder ArmsMighty Blow Mighty Blow

Initial equipment[]

Weapons Balanced Greatsword Balanced GreatswordLongbow Longbow
Armor Chainmail armor set Chainmail armor set

While his primary weapon is a two-handed sword, he also comes equipped with a longbow. His willpower is the lowest of the three companions for this scenario, and he has the most talents available for activation – so expect him to burn through his stamina supply relatively quickly.


  • "There is no glory in this!"
HoDA Jory

Jory in Heroes of Dragon Age


  • Ser Jory: "I'm not a coward, but this is foolish and reckless. We should go back."
  • The Warden: "You sound like a coward to me."
  • Ser Jory: "I... am simply trying to stay alive. You do not see me fleeing, do you?"


  • Jory's father was the castle smith at Redcliffe.[1]
  • If the Warden is female, Jory will be surprised, saying that he didn't know women were permitted to join the Grey Wardens.

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


  • In addition to his Two-Handed Weapon talents, Jory may have some Archery talents when he first joins the party. Some are taken out of order (second and third-tier talents with none of the first-tier prerequisite talents) and the total number of talents exceeds the number of talents available to a warrior of his level. The archery talents will be removed upon saving and reloading the game. Confirmed pcpc v. 1.05.
  • It is possible to use the Ostagar map hole to get the party to the Tower of Ishal early and skip the Joining. Ser Jory and Daveth will follow the main character from here on (except in Connor's Fade world, though they return afterward), and after the Tower of Ishal both Ser Jory and Daveth will be immortal in battle. Participating in the official Orzammar Proving removes the immortality. pcpc v. 1.05


  1. Mentioned during conversation with a dwarf Warden.