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|gender = Male
|title = [[Grey Wardens|Grey Warden]] <small>(possibly)</small>
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|race = [[Dwarf]]
 
|race = [[Dwarf]]
|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]]
|caste = [[Noble caste|Noble]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Warrior caste|Warrior]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Casteless dwarves|No caste]] ([[Surface dwarves|surface]])
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|affiliation = [[House Kondrat]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[House Branka]] <small>(formerly)</small> <br> [[Grey Wardens]] <small>(conditional)</small>
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|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>
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|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]]
 
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|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 used to be one of the best [[Warrior caste|warriors]] of his generation and member of [[House Kondrat]] in [[Orzammar]]. He married a [[smith caste]] girl named [[Branka]], who would later become a [[Paragon]]. Soon after its founding, [[House Branka]] absorbed the entire [[House]] Kondrat. Branka later took her 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. 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]] 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 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 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]] Warden speaks with Gorim Saelac in [[Denerim Market District]] for the first time while having Oghren in their party.</ref>
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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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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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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. 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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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 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 [[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".
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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".
   
 
{{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.}}
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[[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 (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]].
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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, 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"/>
   
 
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]] 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.
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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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[[File:Oghren DAOA choices - DA Keep.png|thumb|330px|The choices during [[Oghren the Family Man]] in ''[[Dragon Age Keep]]'']]
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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.
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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, which he [[Shale/Dialogue#Shale and Oghren|mentions]] is still a major problem.
   
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]].
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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.
   
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.}}
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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"/>}}
   
 
=== ''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}}{{clrl}}
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{{:Oghren's Old Flame|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
'''Awakening'''
 
'''Awakening'''
{{:Oghren the Family Man|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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{{:Oghren the Family Man|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
== [[Gifts (Origins)|Gifts]] ==
 
== [[Gifts (Origins)|Gifts]] ==
   
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ===
Oghren's [[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 (Origins)|approval]] will increase when you give him any alcohol, especially ale. The one exception is [[Wine]], which is preferred by [[Wynne]].
   
 
{{ItemGiftTable|
 
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=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
 
=== ''Dragon Age: Awakening'' ===
Oghren continues to enjoy alcoholic gifts in the ''Awakening'' expansion.
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Oghren continues to enjoy alcoholic gifts after he joins the Grey Wardens.
   
 
{{ItemGiftTable|
 
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== Initial statistics ==
 
== Initial statistics ==
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=== 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 ===
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{{:Berserker (Origins)|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
=== 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 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 (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''.}}
   
 
=== 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'' ===
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[[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 [[Dwarven diet|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 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]]!"
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* "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 Branka|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 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'' ===
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*"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..."
 
== Bugs ==
 
* '''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.}}
 
{{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.
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* Oghren is the first companion to be available in two different games, the others being [[Anders]] and [[Varric Tethras|Varric]].
* 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>
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* 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=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.
* 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>[https://twitter.com/BioMaryKirby/status/434087929070096384 Mary Kirby]. Twitter.</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>{{Twitter|author=[[Mary Kirby]]|url=https://twitter.com/BioMaryKirby/status/434087929070096384}}</ref>
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== Bugs ==
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* '''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}}
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* 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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* 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.
   
 
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As one of the blighters, I sodding salute you. Let us show them our hearts, and then show them theirs.


Oghren is a crude dwarven berserker fond of all things alcoholic. He is a companion to the Warden in Dragon Age: Origins and a possible one to the Warden-Commander in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

Background Edit

Oghren was one of the best 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[2], 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.

Within a year after their marriage Branka was declared a living Paragon, and founded the 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[3] but the stress of Branka's Paragon status put a heavy strain on Oghren and Branka's marriage. As the marriage crumbled, Oghren began 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 family.

Over Oghren's objections, in 9:28 Dragon[4] 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.[1][5] They were not heard from again.

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.[6]

Oghren began drinking even more heavily than he had been, making his situation even worse when one day the youngest son of 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.

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 Diamond Quarter.[6][7]

Oghren also knows Gorim Saelac, the second of the Dwarf Noble, because the latter has thrown Oghren out of the royal palace a couple of times. Their relationship is not bitter; however, there is some antagonizing.[8]

Involvement Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


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Oghren fighting a werewolf.

After the Warden has spoken to either Prince Bhelen's or Lord 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".

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.
Oghren DAO choices - DA Keep

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.

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 Blight.[6]

Once Oghren's approval is high enough, he can teach the warrior specialization, Berserker.

Dragon Age: Awakening Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.


After the 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.[6]

Oghren DAOA choices - DA Keep

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.[6] 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 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.

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.[6]

The Darkspawn Chronicles Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Darkspawn Chronicles.


Oghren, like the other heroes, appears as a 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 Edit

Origins Ico Quest Oghren's Old Flame

Awakening Ico Quest Oghren the Family Man

Gifts Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Oghren's approval will increase when you give him any alcohol, especially ale. The one exception is Wine, which is preferred by Wynne.

Name Notes Description

Ico mug of ale
Ale
Located: Sold by Bartenders
A mug of watered-down ale.
Tre ico pitcher
Alley King's Flagon
A monument to the pot-valiant in appropriately hammered gold. Lack of lid allows for a quick pour and, more importantly, refill. Never a stale brew when you facilitate swift consumption.
Tre ico fancy bottle 2
Chasind Sack Mead
Located: Ruined Temple
A brutishly strong honey liquor, reminiscent of warm summer days, apple blossoms on the wind with an unexpected aftertaste of father going off to war, never to return. Bitter, to say the least.
Tre ico fancy bottle 1
Garbolg's Backcountry Reserve
Found by Dog
Likely dropped to avoid seizure by authorities, or because of seizure due to drinking it. Garbolg only brewed from 8:74 to 8:92 Blessed, killed when the vapors in his beard spontaneously combusted.
Tre ico fancy bottle 5
Golden Scythe 4:90 Black
Found in a Crate in Lothering.
This battlefield spirit maintains a chill even in direct sunlight, which it appears to absorb. Optimal serving is by the drop. Contact with exposed flesh is discouraged, but likely inevitable.
Tre ico fancy bottle 3
Legacy White Shear
Peculiar and rare, a single run of this spirit took color and what has been optimistically been called flavor from lyrium in the cask's bilge hoop. A sipping whisky if you value your innards. Circa 790 T.E.
Tre ico fancy bottle 4
Sun Blonde Vint-1
Located: Circle Tower
Tevinter-brewed for a very discreet clientèle, and strong enough to fluster a tranquil. An almost weightless spirit best served with a powdering of catsbane as a flavor-enhancer and antidote.
Plt ico drinks guards
Wilhelm's Special Brew
Located: Honnleath
Requires: The Stone Prisoner
This dark-colored ale gives off a thick, oaky smell. Swirling it in the tankard, you notice it takes on an unexpected glow.
Note: These gifts do not give the +5 approval additional points during the Awakening campaign.

Dragon Age: Awakening Edit

Oghren continues to enjoy alcoholic gifts after he joins the Grey Wardens.

Name Notes Description

Tre ico fancy bottle 1
Aqua Magus
Fine spirits infused with a bit of refined lyrium. Potentially fatal if ingested in quantity.
Tre ico fancy bottle 4
"Dragon Piss"
Located: Amaranthine - Hubert's Den
The name is probably figurative, but no one knows for sure.
Tre ico fancy bottle 5
Hirol's Lava Burst
"It tastes like burning." Brewed exclusively in Kal'Hirol.
Tre ico fancy bottle 2
Mackay's Epic Single Malt
This whiskey is older than the Maker and smoother than elven baby-butt.
ToyHorse
Toy Horse
Located: Blackmarsh
Plot Item
A child might appreciate the simple toy.
Plt ico brandy
West Hill Brandy
Located: Vigil's Keep
Notes of blackcurrant with a honeysuckle finish. Also, tastes like brandy.
Bug icon Bug! If you export a character from Origins, the game remembers the number of gifts you gave Oghren during the Origins campaign, even though his approval is reset when he is recruited. This means that the initial gifts given to him during Awakening will already suffer from the diminishing returns on approval gain based on number of gifts given.

Initial statistics Edit

Attributes Edit

Relative attribute weightings on auto-level:

Strength Dexterity Willpower Magic Cunning Constitution
1.4 0.25 0 0 0 0

Specialization Edit

Classico berserker Berserker

Talents (Origins, PC) Edit

Warrior Powerful Talent-Powerful icon PowerfulTalent-Threaten icon ThreatenTalent-Bravery icon BraveryTalent-DeathBlow icon Death Blow (level 14)
Berserker Talent-Berserk icon BerserkTalent-Resilience icon ResilienceTalent-Constraint icon Constraint (level 13)   Talent-FinalBlow icon Final Blow (level 18)
Two-Handed Pommel Strike Talent 2h pommelstrike Pommel StrikeTalent 2h indomitable IndomitableTalent 2h stunningblows Stunning Blows (level 15)   Talent 2h criticalstrike Critical Strike (level 19)
Sunder Arms Talent 2h sunderarms Sunder ArmsTalent 2h shatteringblows Shattering BlowsTalent 2h sunderarmor Sunder Armor (level 12)
Mighty Blow Talent 2h mightyblow Mighty BlowTalent 2h powerfulswings Powerful Swings (level 16)   Talent 2h 2hstrength Two-Handed Strength (level 17)   Talent 2h 2hsweep Two-Handed Sweep (level 20)
Bug icon Bug! 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) Edit

Weapons Ico greataxe Battleaxe
Armor Ico armor heavy Dwarven Heavy armor set
Accessories Ico flask of wine One for the Ditch

Equipment (Awakening) Edit

Weapons Ico greataxe Darkspawn Ravager
Armor Ico helm heavy Helm of the LegionIco armor massive Legion of the Dead armor set
Accessories Ico amulet Smith's HeartIco flask of wine One for the DitchIco ring Ring of the WarriorIco ring Ring of Resistance

Restricted gear Edit

Ico flask of wine One for the Ditch (Origins)
Ico flask of wine One for the Ditch (Awakening)

Plot skills Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

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Oghren fighting a revenant.

As you befriend Oghren and gain his approval, he will gain the following additional skills:

Name Benefit Requirement
Inspired: Minor Constitution +1 to constitution 25% approval
Inspired: Moderate Constitution +2 to constitution 50% approval
Inspired: Major Constitution +4 to constitution 75% approval
Inspired: Massive Constitution +6 to constitution 90% approval
Note: These bonuses are non-cumulative, i.e. the total bonus is +6, not +13.

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Edit

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Grey Warden Oghren in Heroes of Dragon Age.

As you befriend Oghren and gain his approval, he will gain the following additional skills:

Name Benefit Requirement
Inspired: Minor Strength +1 to strength 25% approval
Inspired: Moderate Strength +2 to strength 50% approval
Inspired: Major Strength +4 to strength 75% approval
Inspired: Massive Strength +6 to strength 90% approval
Note: These bonuses are non-cumulative, i.e. the total bonus is +6, not +13.

Dialogue points Edit

For an approval guide, see Oghren/Approval.

Below are the spots where you can initiate dialogue with Oghren in Awakening. On the PC version, it can be hard to find the correct spot to click; make sure to hit "tab" and rotate the camera if it's not letting you click on it. Within Vigil's keep, if dialogue doesn't initiate when clicking on Oghren, try clicking the cask behind him.

  • City of Amaranthine: Billboard by the stairs to the Chantry.
  • 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: Cliff by the entrance of the thaig, just if Sigrun not joined the party.
  • 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.

Quotes Edit

Main article: Oghren/Dialogue
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Concept art of Oghren

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

  • "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..."
  • "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."
  • "By the tits of my ancestors!"
  • "Shave my back and call me en elf!"
  • "That pot-bellied son-of-a-whore 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."
  • "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."

Dragon Age: Awakening Edit

  • "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!"
  • (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."

Dialogue Edit

  • Oghren: "I came here to join the Grey Wardens, and from the looks of it, you could use the extra hands! Where's the giant cup? I'll gargle and spit!"
  • The Warden-Commander: "You're not allowed to spit."
  • Oghren: "Heh. That's what I always say..."

Trivia Edit

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  • Oghren is the first companion to be available in two different games, the others being Anders and Varric.
  • Oghren does not know how to swim.[9]
  • Oghren was mostly written by Jay Turner, but Sheryl Chee also had a hand in writing him.[10] Mary Kirby wrote his personal quest.[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • 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 states he died when the darkspawn attacked. However, with a fully upgraded Keep, the 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 "Association of Chair Butt Sufferers"; 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."[13]
  • Oghren named his child after the Warden.
  • 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.
  • Mary Kirby has playfully described Oghren as being like "creamed chipped beef that's been left in the fridge maybe a week too long".[14]

Bugs Edit

  • 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 Approves (+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 Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Oghren

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 107
  2. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 89
  3. Mentioned by the Mines Commander before heading out to the Deep Roads with Oghren in the party.
  4. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 145
  5. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 90
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 91
  7. Based on discussion with Loilinar Ivo.
  8. This is revealed if a non-Dwarf Noble Warden speaks with Gorim Saelac in Denerim Market District for the first time while having Oghren in their party.
  9. Mentioned in dialogue in Lake Calenhad Docks.
  10. BSN David Gaider (January 7, 2010). "Writers of Dragon Age" . The BioWare Forum.
  11. BSN Mary Kirby (January 11, 2010). "Writers of Dragon Age" . The BioWare Forum.
  12. Like Ademaro does so.
  13. Chee, Sheryl. "Asschabs?". 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  14. Twitter icon Mary Kirbyhttps://twitter.com/BioMaryKirby/status/434087929070096384 . Twitter.
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