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|title = [[Grey Wardens|Grey Warden]] <small>(conditional)</small>
 
|title = [[Grey Wardens|Grey Warden]] <small>(conditional)</small>
 
|race = [[Dwarf]]
 
|race = [[Dwarf]]
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|family = [[Branka]] <small>(estranged wife)</small> <br> [[Felsi]] <small>(wife)</small> <br> Child <small>(gender unknown)</small>
 
|class = [[Warrior (Origins)|Warrior]]
 
|class = [[Warrior (Origins)|Warrior]]
|affiliation = [[House Kondrat]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[House Branka]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Grey Wardens]] <small>(conditional)</small>
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|caste = [[Noble caste|Noble]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Warrior caste|Warrior]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Casteless dwarves|No caste]] ([[Surface dwarves|surface]])
|family = [[Branka]] <small>(estranged wife)</small> <br> [[Hespith]] <small>(cousin)</small><ref name="wot107">{{Cite wot2|107}}</ref> <br> [[Felsi]] <small>(wife)</small> <br> Child <small>(gender unknown)</small>
 
|caste = [[Noble caste|Noble]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Warrior caste|Warrior]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Casteless|No caste]] ([[Surface dwarves|surfacer]])
 
 
|specialization = [[Berserker (Origins)|Berserker]]
 
|specialization = [[Berserker (Origins)|Berserker]]
 
|quests = [[A Paragon of Her Kind]] <br> [[Oghren's Old Flame]] <br> [[Oghren the Family Man]]
 
|quests = [[A Paragon of Her Kind]] <br> [[Oghren's Old Flame]] <br> [[Oghren the Family Man]]
 
|voice = [[Steve Blum]]
 
|voice = [[Steve Blum]]
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins]] <br> [[The Darkspawn Chronicles]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]] <br> [[Heroes of Dragon Age]]
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|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins]] <br> [[The Darkspawn Chronicles]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]] <br> [[Heroes of Dragon Age]]
 
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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
Oghren was one of the best [[Warrior caste|warriors]] of his generation and a member of [[House Kondrat]] in [[Orzammar]], and in his youth he became quite popular, especially among women, due to his many victories against decorated veterans in the [[Provings]]. He became interested in a young woman of the [[merchant caste]] named [[Felsi]]<ref>{{Cite wot2|89}}</ref>, but before they were able to pursue a relationship his house betrothed him to a woman of a wealthy [[smith caste]] family named [[Branka]]. Oghren's family, believing the match to be of benefit to both families, pressured him to marry their choice. Even though she was eccentric and seemed more interested in smithing than in her new husband, the first months of the union were relatively happy and peaceful.
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Oghren used to be one of the best [[Warrior caste|warriors]] of his generation and member of [[House Kondrat]] in [[Orzammar]]. Sometime in his youth he met a young woman named [[Felsi]], and they fell in love. Around the same time the parents of a [[smith caste]] teenager named [[Branka]], offered her hand in marriage to Oghren. Oghren's family, believing the match to be of benefit to both families pressured him to marry the girl, he acquiesced and broke off his relationship with Felsi. Despite his initial reluctance Oghren soon developed genuine feelings for Branka, and the two enjoyed a passionate sexual relationship.
   
Within a year after their marriage Branka was declared a living [[Paragon]], and founded the [[Noble caste|noble]] [[House Branka]]. Soon after its founding, House Branka absorbed the entire House Kondrat. Normally he could have been a [[deshyr]] on behalf of his new noble house<ref>Mentioned by the [[Mines Commander]] before heading out to the [[Deep Roads]] with Oghren in the party.</ref> but the stress of Branka's Paragon status put a heavy strain on Oghren and Branka's marriage. As the marriage crumbled, Oghren began [[Dwarven diet|drinking]] heavily, and Branka began an affair with his cousin [[Hespith]]. The couple stopped talking to each other and Branka's disdain for Oghren influenced the rest of his House; Oghren found himself shunned by even his own [[House|family]].
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A year after their marriage Branka was declared a paragon, and founded the noble [[House Branka]]. Soon after its founding, House Branka absorbed the entire [[House]] Kondrat. The stress of Branka's paragon status put a heavy strain on Oghren and Branka's marriage. As the marriage crumbled Oghren started drinking heavily, and Branka began an affair with his cousin [[Hespith]]. Just six months after being declared a paragon Branka took her entire household, with the sole exception of her husband, into the [[Deep Roads]] in search of the secrets of the legendary smith [[Caridin]]. They were not heard from again.
   
Over Oghren's objections, in 9:28 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]]<ref>{{Cite wot|145}}</ref> Branka took her entire household, with the sole exception of her husband, into the [[Deep Roads]] in search of the secrets of the legendary [[Anvil of the Void (object)|Anvil of the Void]].<ref name="wot107"/><ref>{{Cite wot2|90}}</ref> They were not heard from again.
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Oghren, left behind, became a laughingstock. He started drinking even more heavily than he already did, making his situation worse as one day the youngest son of House Meino|Lord Meino]] m mentioned that it is impossible for Branka and her house to have survived for that long in the Deep Roads. Oghren considered this as an insult to the Paragon, challenged his honor, and killed him in a first-blood match while drunk. Oghren was stripped of his house name and barred from bearing weapons within the city, a punishment considered worse than exile for a warrior.
   
Oghren, left behind, became a laughingstock. In a failed attempt to forget Branka, Oghren tracked down Felsi, and began a relationship with her that soon foundered, as he was no longer the man she fell in love with. When Oghren made a scene at her father's funeral Felsi broke with him, and left for the surface to join her mother.<ref name="wot91">{{Cite wot2|91}}</ref>
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In a failed attempt to forget Branka, Oghren tracked down Felsi, and attempted to re-kindle their relationship. Although Felsi tried to make it work, Oghren was no longer the man she fell in love with. After Oghren made a scene at her father's funeral Felsi broke things off with him, and left for the surface to join her mother. Oghren has spent the last two years trying to convince the [[Assembly]], or anyone else who will listen to him, to look for Branka in the Deep Roads.<ref>Based on the discussion with [[Loilinar Ivo]].</ref>
   
Oghren began drinking even more heavily than he had been, making his situation even worse when one day the youngest son of [[House Meino|Lord Meino]] mentioned that it was impossible for Branka and her house to have survived for that long in the Deep Roads. Oghren considered this as an insult to the Paragon, challenged his honor, and killed the man in a first-blood match while drunk. Oghren was stripped of his house name and barred from bearing weapons within the city, a punishment considered worse than exile for a warrior.
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Oghren also knows rim Saelac]], th, the ble caste#Seconds|second]] of of the arf Noble Origin|Dwarf Noble]], be, because the latter has thrown Oghren out of the zammar Royal Palace|royal palace]] a c a couple of times. Their relationship is not bitter; however, there is some antagonizing.>This is revealed if a non-[[Dwarf Noble Origin|Dwarf Noble]] Warden speaks with Gorim Saelac in [[Denerim Market District]] for the first time while having Oghren in their party.</ref>
   
Oghren has spent the last two years trying to convince the [[Assembly]], or anyone else who will listen to him, to look for Branka in the Deep Roads, often in a drunk state. Because of his insistence, even when told that there would be no rescue, Oghren became something of a pest in the [[Orzammar Diamond Quarter|Diamond Quarter]].<ref name="wot91"/><ref>Based on discussion with [[Loilinar Ivo]].</ref>
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Oghren also knows [[Gorim Saelac]], the [[Noble caste#Seconds|second]] of the [[Dwarf Noble Origin|Dwarf Noble]], because the latter has thrown Oghren out of the [[Orzammar Royal Palace|royal palace]] a couple of times. Their relationship is not bitter; however, there is some antagonizing.<ref>This is revealed if a non-[[Dwarf Noble Origin|Dwarf Noble]] [[The Warden|Warden]] speaks with [[Gorim Saelac]] in [[Denerim Market District]] for the first time while having Oghren in their party.</ref>
 
   
 
== Involvement ==
 
== Involvement ==
   
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
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[[File:Oghren2.jpg|thumb|270px|Oghren fighting a [[werewolf]].]]
 
[[File:Oghren2.jpg|thumb|270px|Oghren fighting a [[werewolf]].]]
After the Warden has spoken to either [[Dwarven royalty|Prince]] [[Bhelen Aeducan|Bhelen]]'s or Lord [[Pyral Harrowmont|Harrowmont]]'s representatives and given a task, Oghren appears, arguing with [[Loilinar Ivo]] in the entrance of the Diamond Quarter. Loilinar can be questioned about Oghren and Branka after Oghren leaves. He can be found again at [[Tapster's Tavern]] in the [[Orzammar Commons]]. The Warden can talk to him there, and learn more about Branka. However, he is aware that the Warden is working for one of the candidates for the throne, which makes him think that any concern expressed about Branka is not genuine. If the Warden attempts to talk to Oghren at Tapster's again, no matter how the conversation is structured, Oghren will tell the Warden to "sod off".
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After the Warden has spoken to either [[Bhelen]] or [[Pyral Harrowmont|Harrowmont]]'s representatives and given a task, Oghren appears, arguing with [[Loilinar Ivo]] in the entrance of the [[Orzammar Diamond Quarter|Diamond Quarter]]. Loilinar can be questioned about Oghren and Branka after Oghren leaves. He can be found again at [[Tapster's Tavern]] in the [[Orzammar Commons]]. The Warden can talk to him there, and learn more about Branka. However, he is aware that the Warden is working for one of the candidates for the throne, which makes him think that any concern expressed about Branka is not genuine. If the Warden attempts to talk to Oghren at Tapster's again, no matter how the conversation is structured, Oghren will tell the Warden to "sod off".
   
 
{{Note|If Oghren does not appear at the Tapster's tavern, he will approach the party when trying to venture forth into the Deep Roads volunteering to help find Branka.}}
 
{{Note|If Oghren does not appear at the Tapster's tavern, he will approach the party when trying to venture forth into the Deep Roads volunteering to help find Branka.}}
 
[[File:Oghren DAO choices - DA Keep.png|thumb|330px|The recruitment choices for Oghren in ''[[Dragon Age Keep]]'']]
 
   
 
Oghren will only become a member of the party when the Warden is sent into the Deep Roads by Bhelen or Harrowmont to find Branka and secure her support for their ascension to the throne. He can leave Orzammar and the Deep Roads at this point, but he will not talk until [[A Paragon of Her Kind]] has been completed.
 
Oghren will only become a member of the party when the Warden is sent into the Deep Roads by Bhelen or Harrowmont to find Branka and secure her support for their ascension to the throne. He can leave Orzammar and the Deep Roads at this point, but he will not talk until [[A Paragon of Her Kind]] has been completed.
   
He is eager to reunite with his wife, but when the truth is revealed, he is shocked at what she has done in her quest for the Anvil of the Void, including causing the death of most of her House. Yet, despite this he is willing to offer her a second chance, and he disapproves if the Warden chooses to side with [[Caridin]] and destroy the Anvil. After a new king has been chosen, Oghren realizes that there was nothing left in Orzammar for him and then throws his lot in with that of the Warden's and leaves Orzammar to help fight the [[Fifth Blight|Blight]].<ref name="wot91"/>
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He is eager to reunite with his wife, but when the truth is revealed, he is shocked at what she has done in her quest for the [[Anvil of the Void (object)|Anvil of the Void]], including causing the death of most of her House. Yet, despite this he is willing to offer her a second chance, and he disapproves if the Warden chooses to side with [[Caridin]] and destroy the Anvil. After a new king has been chosen, Oghren then throws his lot in with that of the Warden's and leaves Orzammar to help fight the [[Fifth Blight|Blight]].
   
 
Once Oghren's approval is high enough, he can teach the warrior [[specialization]], [[Berserker (Origins)|Berserker]].}}
 
Once Oghren's approval is high enough, he can teach the warrior [[specialization]], [[Berserker (Origins)|Berserker]].}}
   
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
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After the [[Urthemiel|Archdemon]] is defeated, Oghren settles down with his old flame [[Felsi]] and had a child. This happens even if Oghren's attempts to woo her while accompanying the Warden were unsuccessful. Those who know him say that he was truly happy, at least for a time. To Felsi's dismay, he returned to the ale soon again, unable to forget his insecurities and faults. The second time he dropped his baby, he realized that he wasn't fit to be a husband or a father.<ref name="wot91"/>
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After the [[Urthemiel|archdemon]] was defeated, Oghren settled down with his old flame [[Felsi]] and had a child. This happens even if Oghren's attempts to woo her while accompanying the Warden were unsuccessful. Those who know him say that he was truly happy, at least for a time. But Oghren is a warrior born and bred, and, as he is fond of saying, "you can take a warrior out of the fight, but you can never take the fight out of the warrior". Oghren traveled to [[Vigil's Keep]] awaiting [[the Warden-Commander]] so he could join the [[Grey Wardens]] and helped defend the Keep when it was attacked by the Darkspawn. Should he be put through the Joining he will survive and become a fully fledged Grey Warden. Eventually Felsi will return and ask about what he intends to do with his family. Once his approval is high enough, he will talk to the Warden-Commander about his feelings and he can be persuaded to take a more active role or not.
 
[[File:Oghren DAOA choices - DA Keep.png|thumb|330px|The choices during [[Oghren the Family Man]] in ''[[Dragon Age Keep]]'']]
 
 
Without a word, Oghren left his family and traveled to [[Vigil's Keep]] awaiting [[the Warden-Commander]] so he could join the [[Grey Wardens]] and helped defend the Keep when it was attacked by the [[darkspawn]].<ref name="wot91"/> Should he be put through the [[Joining]] he will survive and become a fully fledged Grey Warden. Eventually Felsi will return and ask about what he intends to do with his family. Once his approval is high enough, he will talk to the Warden-Commander about his feelings and he can be persuaded to take a more active role or not.
 
 
Oghren will also support siding with the Architect, arguing that it's worth the risk if sentience allows the darkspawn to stop assaulting Orzammar, which he [[Shale/Dialogue#Shale and Oghren|mentions]] is still a major problem.
 
   
If the Warden killed him during the events of ''Origins'' while attempting to leave the party at -100 disapproval, the Warden-Commander can ask him about it. He will claim that he woke up with nothing on and compliment the Commander on trying to kill him.
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Oghren will also support siding with the Architect, arguing that it's worth the risk if sentience allows the darkspawn to stop assaulting Orzammar, [[Shale/Dialogue#Shale and Oghren|which he mentions is still a major problem]].
   
Before the [[Siege of Vigil's Keep]] takes place, Oghren will send a letter to his child describing that he may not have a chance to contact again because he may not survive the upcoming battle. But even if he does, he feels that he won't live long. Affectionally calling his child "Nugget", he apologizes for leaving but says that it was better than being there. He also compliments Felsi and laments that he didn't do right by her.<ref name="wot91"/>}}
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If you killed him in ''Origins'', you can ask him about it. He will claim that he woke up with nothing on and compliment you on trying to kill him.}}
   
 
=== ''The Darkspawn Chronicles'' ===
 
=== ''The Darkspawn Chronicles'' ===
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Oghren, like the other heroes, appears as a [[Rank#Boss|boss]], and is encountered in the [[Denerim Market District]] accompanied by four violent drunks. He wields the [[Forge Master's Hammer]], though it is not explained how he obtained it. The codex explains that through circumstances that are not clarified, Oghren took up residence in the [[Gnawed Noble Tavern]] after he came to the surface, and was still there when the Battle of Denerim began.}}
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Oghren like the other heroes appears as a [[Rank#Boss|boss]], and is encountered in the [[Denerim Market District]] accompanied by four violent drunks. He wields the [[Forge Master's Hammer]], though it is not explained how he obtained it. The codex explains that through circumstances that are not clarified, Oghren took up residence in the [[Gnawed Noble Tavern]] after he came to the surface, and was still there when the Battle of Denerim began.}}
   
 
== Quests ==
 
== Quests ==
 
'''Origins'''
 
'''Origins'''
{{:Oghren's Old Flame|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Oghren's Old Flame|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
   
 
'''Awakening'''
 
'''Awakening'''
{{:Oghren the Family Man|style=iconmini}}<br>
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{{:Oghren the Family Man|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
   
 
== [[Gifts (Origins)|Gifts]] ==
 
== [[Gifts (Origins)|Gifts]] ==
   
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
Oghren's [[Approval (Origins)|approval]] will increase when you give him any alcohol, especially ale. The one exception is [[Wine]], which is preferred by [[Wynne]].
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Oghren's [[approval]] will increase when you give him any alcohol, especially Ale. The one exception is [[Wine]], which is preferred by [[Wynne]].
   
 
{{ItemGiftTable|
 
{{ItemGiftTable|
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=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
Oghren continues to enjoy alcoholic gifts after he joins the Grey Wardens.
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Oghren continues to enjoy alcoholic gifts in the ''Awakening'' expansion.
   
 
{{ItemGiftTable|
 
{{ItemGiftTable|
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== Initial statistics ==
 
== Initial statistics ==
 
 
=== Attributes ===
 
=== Attributes ===
 
Relative attribute weightings on auto-level:
 
Relative attribute weightings on auto-level:
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| style="width: 16%;" | Strength
 
| style="width: 16%;" | Strength
 
| style="width: 16%;" | Dexterity
 
| style="width: 16%;" | Dexterity
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=== Specialization ===
 
=== Specialization ===
{{:Berserker (Origins)|style=iconmini}}<br>
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=== Talents (''Origins'', PC) ===
 
=== Talents (''Origins'', PC) ===
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|}
 
|}
   
{{Bug|DAA|When Oghren is imported into Awakening, his statistics are reset and repopulated with new defaults, regardless of your decisions and specializations in Origins. Note: If you played as a [[Mage (Origins)|mage]] in ''Origins'' and had Oghren read the warrior/rogue Tomes in ''Origins'', those attribute, skill, and talent points will be wasted in ''Awakening''. If you want Oghren to use those tomes, you must hold them until ''Awakening''.}}
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{{Bug|DAA|When Oghren is imported into Awakening, his statistics are reset and repopulated with new defaults, regardless of your decisions and specializations in Origins. Note: if you played as a mage in Origins and had Oghren read the warrior/rogue Tomes in Origins, those attribute, skill, and talent points will be wasted in Awakening. If you want Oghren to use those tomes, you must hold them until Awakening.}}
   
 
=== Equipment (''Origins'') ===
 
=== Equipment (''Origins'') ===
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== Plot skills ==
 
== Plot skills ==
   
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
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=== Dragon Age: Origins ===
 
[[File:Oghren3.jpg|thumb|275px|Oghren fighting a [[revenant]].]]
 
[[File:Oghren3.jpg|thumb|275px|Oghren fighting a [[revenant]].]]
 
{{Plot skills|companion=Oghren|gender=male|attribute=constitution}}
 
{{Plot skills|companion=Oghren|gender=male|attribute=constitution}}
   
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening'' ===
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=== Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening ===
[[File:Oghren promotional HoDA.jpg|thumb|275px|Grey Warden Oghren in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''.]]
 
 
{{Plot skills|companion=Oghren|gender=male|attribute=strength}}
 
{{Plot skills|companion=Oghren|gender=male|attribute=strength}}
   
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* City of Amaranthine: The table of the weapon-smith in the market district (when talking to [[Sigrun]]).
 
* City of Amaranthine: The table of the weapon-smith in the market district (when talking to [[Sigrun]]).
 
* [[Kal'Hirol - Trade Quarter]]: The anvil in the prison room.
 
* [[Kal'Hirol - Trade Quarter]]: The anvil in the prison room.
* [[Kal'Hirol]]: Cliff by the entrance of the [[thaig]], just if Sigrun not joined the party.
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* [[Kal'Hirol]]: Cliff by the entrance of the Thaig, just if Sigrun not joined the party.
* [[Blackmarsh Undying|The Blackmarsh Undying]]: Boat in the area you wake up in. There is an alternative dialogue if the Warden is imported and Oghren was trapped in the Fade in the Circle of Magi.
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* [[Blackmarsh Undying|The Blackmarsh Undying]]: boat in the area you wake up in. There is an alternative dialogue if the Warden is imported and Oghren was trapped in the Fade in the Circle of Magi.
 
* [[Vigil's Keep - Throne Room]]: The cask behind Oghren in the throne room, which can be used to initiate several conversations.
 
* [[Vigil's Keep - Throne Room]]: The cask behind Oghren in the throne room, which can be used to initiate several conversations.
   
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=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
* "If you've ever heard of me before, it's probably all been about how I piss ale and murder little boys who look at me wrong. And that's mostly true..."
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* "If you've ever heard of me before, it's probably all been about how I piss [[Dwarven diet|ale]] and murder little boys who look at me wrong. And that's mostly true..."
 
* "Misery, vomit and malt liquor. Ah, reminds me of home."
 
* "Misery, vomit and malt liquor. Ah, reminds me of home."
 
* "This is it, Warden. 'When from the blood of battle [[the Stone]] has fed, let the heroes prevail and the blighters lie dead.' As one of the blighters, I sodding salute you. Let us show them our hearts, and then show them ''theirs''."
 
* "This is it, Warden. 'When from the blood of battle [[the Stone]] has fed, let the heroes prevail and the blighters lie dead.' As one of the blighters, I sodding salute you. Let us show them our hearts, and then show them ''theirs''."
 
* "By the tits of my [[ancestors]]!"
 
* "By the tits of my [[ancestors]]!"
* "Shave my back and call me en [[elf]]!"
 
 
* "That pot-bellied son-of-a-whore [[Teagan Guerrin|Teagan]] said I can't drink a whole barrel of pickle juice without passing out first. I aim to prove him wrong."
 
* "That pot-bellied son-of-a-whore [[Teagan Guerrin|Teagan]] said I can't drink a whole barrel of pickle juice without passing out first. I aim to prove him wrong."
* "My family is dead, my honor as a warrior long gone. I've lost my [[caste]] and my house and I have nothing else to lose."
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* "My family is dead, my honor as a warrior long gone. I've lost my [[caste]] and my [[House Branka|house]] and I have nothing else to lose."
 
* "I wish people wanted to share me more often. Especially the ladies. I want more ladies to share me."
 
* "I wish people wanted to share me more often. Especially the ladies. I want more ladies to share me."
 
* "Aye. I've tried twenty-seven different types of ale and learned I'm just the right height to give a human girl a good time. That doesn't make me a good man."
 
* "Aye. I've tried twenty-seven different types of ale and learned I'm just the right height to give a human girl a good time. That doesn't make me a good man."
   
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
*"You can take a warrior out of the fight, but you can never take the fight out of the warrior."
 
 
* "'''No one''' touches Oghren's junk and lives!"
 
* "'''No one''' touches Oghren's junk and lives!"
 
* ''(Upon seeing [[the Mother]])'' "That's a lot of nipples."
 
* ''(Upon seeing [[the Mother]])'' "That's a lot of nipples."
* ''(In banter with Sigrun)'' "I'm like a cherry soaked in brandy. Plump...juicy...and full of intoxicating flavor."
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* ''(In banter with [[Sigrun]])'' "I'm like a cherry soaked in brandy. Plump...juicy...and full of intoxicating flavor."
   
 
==== Dialogue ====
 
==== Dialogue ====
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* '''The Warden-Commander''': "You're not allowed to spit."
 
* '''The Warden-Commander''': "You're not allowed to spit."
 
* '''Oghren''': "Heh. That's what I always say..."
 
* '''Oghren''': "Heh. That's what I always say..."
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== Bugs ==
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* '''Infinite approval exploit:''' Take Oghren with you when you are confronting [[Dwyn]] before the [[The Attack at Nightfall]]. When trying to persuade Dwyn to fight for the village, choose '''"You're a coward,"''' followed by '''"Stay in here, then, if you prefer."''' This will end the conversation, and you can start it again as many times as needed. Oghren will gain {{Approval|1}}{{Bug|DAO|Under unknown circumstances, Oghren may not show up in the entrance of the Deep Roads and enter the Warden's party during the last part of [[A Paragon of Her Kind]] quest line.}}
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{{Bug|DAO|If you have used the console command '''runscript selectparty''' before meeting Oghren for the first time in the [[Orzammar Diamond Quarter]], he will not spawn at [[Tapster's Tavern]] and will be missing for the rest of the game. To fix the bug, go to Tapster's (preferably after acquiring the quest [[A Paragon of Her Kind]]), leave, and then enter '''runscript selectparty''' into the console again. Oghren should appear on the screen and remain there from that point on.}}
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
[[File:Oghren promotional finished.png|right|270px]]
 
[[File:Oghren promotional finished.png|right|270px]]
 
* Oghren is the first companion to be available in two different games, the others being [[Anders]] and [[Varric Tethras|Varric]].
 
* Oghren is the first companion to be available in two different games, the others being [[Anders]] and [[Varric Tethras|Varric]].
* Oghren does not know how to swim.<ref>Mentioned in [[Oghren/Dialogue|dialogue]] in [[Lake Calenhad Docks]].</ref>
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* Oghren was mostly written by [[Jay Turner]], but [[Sheryl Chee]] also had a hand in writing him.<ref>{{BWF|date=January 7, 2010|author=[[David Gaider]]|url=http://forum.bioware.com/topic/43582-writers-of-dragon-age/page-2|title=Writers of Dragon Age}}</ref> [[Mary Kirby]] wrote his personal quest.<ref>{{BWF|date=January 11, 2010|author=[[Mary Kirby]]|url=http://forum.bioware.com/topic/43582-writers-of-dragon-age/page-16|title=Writers of Dragon Age}}</ref>
* Oghren was mostly written by [[Jay Turner]], but [[Sheryl Chee]] also had a hand in writing him.<ref>{{BWF|date=January 7, 2010|author=[[David Gaider]]|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160802094211/https://forum.bioware.com/topic/43582-writers-of-dragon-age/page-2|title=Writers of Dragon Age}}</ref> [[Mary Kirby]] wrote his personal quest.<ref>{{BWF|date=January 11, 2010|author=[[Mary Kirby]]|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151105065642/http://forum.bioware.com/topic/43582-writers-of-dragon-age/page-16|title=Writers of Dragon Age}}</ref>
 
 
* Although Oghren becomes a surface dwarf when he joins the Warden's party and leaves for the surface, he isn't forced to paint a tattoo on his face when the Warden and their party returns to Orzammar in order to indicate that he is a surfacer.<ref>Like [[Ademaro]] does so.</ref>
 
* Although Oghren becomes a surface dwarf when he joins the Warden's party and leaves for the surface, he isn't forced to paint a tattoo on his face when the Warden and their party returns to Orzammar in order to indicate that he is a surfacer.<ref>Like [[Ademaro]] does so.</ref>
 
* Although Oghren is barred from bearing arms in the city, nothing happens if you equip him with weapons in Orzammar. He even joins your party with an axe equipped.
 
* Although Oghren is barred from bearing arms in the city, nothing happens if you equip him with weapons in Orzammar. He even joins your party with an axe equipped.
* When selected to defend the Keep in Awakening, his [[Codex entry: Oghren|codex entry]] states he died when the darkspawn attacked. However, with a fully upgraded Keep, the [[Epilogue (Awakening)|epilogue]] says he survived.
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* When selected to defend the Keep in Awakening, his [[Codex entry: Oghren|codex entry]] states he died when the darkspawn attacked. However with a fully upgraded Keep, the [[Epilogue (Awakening)|epilogue]] says he survived.
 
* Oghren's "Asschabs" was added as a joke between the writers of ''Dragon Age: Origins''. David Gaider would, "[a]t least once or twice a week, [...] come in [their offices] groaning about having "chair butt", which is essentially when your butt goes numb from sitting in your chair for too long". Someone then coined the name "'''Ass'''ociation of '''Cha'''ir '''B'''utt '''S'''ufferers"; its abbreviation, ASSCHABS, was then written on their whiteboard. At that time, Jay Turner was writing Oghren, and the word "would be staring at him. So since it sounds like something Oghren would say, he decided to make Oghren say it, to make sure ASSCHABS was never forgotten."<ref>Chee, Sheryl. [http://social.bioware.com/245/blog/760/ "Asschabs?"]. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2011-01-07.</ref>
 
* Oghren's "Asschabs" was added as a joke between the writers of ''Dragon Age: Origins''. David Gaider would, "[a]t least once or twice a week, [...] come in [their offices] groaning about having "chair butt", which is essentially when your butt goes numb from sitting in your chair for too long". Someone then coined the name "'''Ass'''ociation of '''Cha'''ir '''B'''utt '''S'''ufferers"; its abbreviation, ASSCHABS, was then written on their whiteboard. At that time, Jay Turner was writing Oghren, and the word "would be staring at him. So since it sounds like something Oghren would say, he decided to make Oghren say it, to make sure ASSCHABS was never forgotten."<ref>Chee, Sheryl. [http://social.bioware.com/245/blog/760/ "Asschabs?"]. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2011-01-07.</ref>
 
* Oghren named his child after the Warden.
 
* Oghren named his child after the Warden.
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* When he talks about his child, he calls it 'the Nugget'.
 
* In a dialogue with the Warden he mentions that he feels bad about leaving Felsi and the child alone.
 
* In a dialogue with the Warden he mentions that he feels bad about leaving Felsi and the child alone.
 
* In ''Dragon Age II'', a painting of Oghren's concept art can be seen near the bar at the Hanged Man.
 
* In ''Dragon Age II'', a painting of Oghren's concept art can be seen near the bar at the Hanged Man.
* Mary Kirby has playfully described Oghren as being like "creamed chipped beef that's been left in the fridge maybe a week too long".<ref>{{Twitter|author=[[Mary Kirby]]|url=https://twitter.com/BioMaryKirby/status/434087929070096384}}</ref>
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* Mary Kirby has playfully described Oghren as being like "creamed chipped beef that's been left in the fridge maybe a week too long".<ref>[https://twitter.com/BioMaryKirby/status/434087929070096384 Mary Kirby]. Twitter.</ref>
 
== Bugs ==
 
* '''Infinite approval exploit:''' Take Oghren with you when you are confronting [[Dwyn]] before [[The Attack at Nightfall]]. When trying to persuade Dwyn to fight for the village, choose '''"You're a coward,"''' followed by '''"Stay in here, then, if you prefer."''' This will end the conversation, and you can start it again as many times as needed. Oghren will gain {{Approval|1}}
 
* Under unknown circumstances, Oghren may not show up in the entrance of the Deep Roads and enter the Warden's party during the last part of [[A Paragon of Her Kind]] quest line.
 
* If you have used the console command '''runscript selectparty''' before meeting Oghren for the first time in the [[Orzammar Diamond Quarter]], he will not spawn at [[Tapster's Tavern]] and will be missing for the rest of the game. To fix the bug, go to Tapster's (preferably after acquiring the quest [[A Paragon of Her Kind]]), leave, and then enter '''runscript selectparty''' into the console again. Oghren should appear on the screen and remain there from that point on.
 
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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== Gallery ==
 
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Gxa oghren.png|Oghren's Awakening epilogue slide
 
 
OghrenHoDA.png|Tier progression of Oghren in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
 
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Oghren HoDA.jpg|Tier progression of Grey Warden Oghren in ''Heroes of Dragon Age''
 
Oghren HoDA.jpg|Tier progression of Grey Warden Oghren in ''Heroes of Dragon Age''
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