Owen is the blacksmith of Redcliffe in the eve of the Fifth Blight.

Murdock needs the Warden's help in the defense of Redcliffe Village as part of A Village Under Siege quest. The first task assigned is to talk to Owen about fixing the militia's armor for the upcoming battle.

Involvement[edit | edit source]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


The Warden finds Owen's door locked. The lock can be picked (Improved Tools required), broken or Owen can be persuaded or intimidated into opening the door.

Note: The persuade option "I'd like to speak with you. Can I come in?" as well as the intimidate option require Improved Coercion while the second persuade option "Please, I just want to talk with you." requires only one point in Coercion.

Once inside, Owen will refuse to fix the militia's armor unless the Warden promises to look for his daughter, Valena, in the Redcliffe Castle. The Warden can either:

  • Promise to look for Valena
After which Owen will repair the militia's armor. If Morrigan and/or Sten are present, they will make disparaging remarks and disapprove Disapproves (-5). However this will generate some approval from Wynne Approves (+4) and Leliana Approves (+1). Agreeing also activates the Lost in the Castle quest.
  • Kill Owen
There is a chance for this to happen if the Warden refuses to search for his daughter or otherwise, if the Warden inspects his hidden stash. After he is killed, the Warden can loot his key (or have acquired before via stealing) and open up the trapdoor to gain access to the Bundle of Equipment which can be given to Murdock. This will yield Approves (+4) approval from Zevran, but also Dispproves Alistair, Leliana (-5) and Ico DisAppr Heart.png Wynne disapproves (-10).
Note: There is no way to keep Owen alive without agreeing to his quest as this is a non-optional part of A Village Under Siege quest.
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  • If The Warden agrees to help him, he will act as merchant for The Warden selling a couple of plans, armor and weapons. After promising to search for Valena, it is also possible to search for Owen's hidden stash, which he will open and give to the Warden, remarking that it is "old equipment". You may also pickpocket Owen for the key to the stash (requires Expert Stealing).
Note: In this case several (tier 1) items can be acquired, instead of the Bundle of Equipment plot item which is found in the stash if Owen is killed.

If his daughter is found alive, Owen will be extremely pleased and give Shielded Dwarven Armor as a reward. Having Oghren in the party during this sequence will result in additional dialogue praising the piece of armor, as well as Approves (+1) for him. Also the stock Owen sells will be much improved with unique items, including Poisoned Caltrop Trap Plans, a Grandmaster Hale Rune, and Boots of Diligence.

  • If The Warden agrees to look for his daughter in the castle and never finds her, when reporting back the bad news, Owen will ask for some time alone after giving the Warden Owen's Remasterwork for trying to find his daughter only if you choose the dialogue option: "Yes, I suppose it means she must be dead.". Leave Redcliffe; upon return, Owen will be replaced (because he hangs himself) by a new blacksmith with better inventory. Lying to the new blacksmith and claiming to be one of Owen's relatives nets an amulet Faulty Amulet. The new blacksmith has the unique longbow Far Song available for sale.
  • Killing Owen will result in the new blacksmith appearing immediately after the battle.


Inventory[edit | edit source]

Name Price
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
15Silver 60Bronze
Large Caltrop Trap Plans
Large Caltrop Trap Plans Large Caltrop Trap Plans
7Silver 80Bronze
Metal Shard
Metal Shard Metal Shard (x4)
1Silver 30Bronze
Axe
Axe Axe
7Silver 35Bronze
Dagger (Origins)
Dagger Dagger
10Silver 40Bronze
Greatsword
Greatsword Greatsword
14Silver 30Bronze
Longsword
Longsword Longsword
19Silver 50Bronze
Mace
Mace Mace
11Silver 70Bronze
Helmet
Helmet Helmet
26Silver 0Bronze
Soldier's Helm
Soldier's Helm Soldier's Helm
39Silver 0Bronze
Heavy Chainmail Gloves
Heavy Chainmail Gloves Heavy Chainmail Gloves
29Silver 90Bronze
Scale Gloves
Scale Gloves Scale Gloves
15Silver 60Bronze
Splintmail Gloves
Splintmail Gloves Splintmail Gloves
15Silver 60Bronze
Scale Boots
Scale Boots Scale Boots
20Silver 80Bronze
Splintmail Boots
Splintmail Boots Splintmail Boots
20Silver 80Bronze
Heavy Chainmail Boots
Heavy Chainmail Boots Heavy Chainmail Boots
35Silver 10Bronze
Splintmail
Splintmail Splintmail
65Silver 0Bronze
Scale Armor
Scale Armor Scale Armor
65Silver 0Bronze
Small Metal Round Shield
Small Metal Round Shield Small Metal Round Shield
26Silver 0Bronze
Metal Kite Shield
Metal Kite Shield Metal Kite Shield
30Silver 32Bronze

Inventory (upgraded)[edit | edit source]

Name Price
Poisoned Caltrop Trap Plans
Poisoned Caltrop Trap Plans Poisoned Caltrop Trap Plans
3Gold 16Silver 80Bronze
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
13Silver 20Bronze
Large Caltrop Trap Plans
Large Caltrop Trap Plans Large Caltrop Trap Plans
6Silver 60Bronze
Metal Shard
Metal Shard Metal Shard (x4)
1Silver 10Bronze
Axe
Axe Axe
6Silver 22Bronze
Battleaxe
Battleaxe Battleaxe
14Silver 66Bronze
Dagger (Origins)
Dagger Dagger
8Silver 80Bronze
Greatsword
Greatsword Greatsword
12Silver 10Bronze
Longsword
Longsword Longsword
16Silver 50Bronze
Mace
Mace Mace
9Silver 90Bronze
Maul
Maul Maul
15Silver 2Bronze
Pyromancer's Brand
Pyromancer's Brand Pyromancer's Brand
99Silver 0Bronze
Metal Kite Shield
Metal Kite Shield Metal Kite Shield
25Silver 66Bronze
Heavy Metal Shield
Heavy Metal Shield Heavy Metal Shield
44Silver 0Bronze
Helmet
Helmet Helmet
22Silver 0Bronze
Soldier's Helm
Soldier's Helm Soldier's Helm
33Silver 0Bronze
Soldier's Heavy Helm
Soldier's Heavy Helm Soldier's Heavy Helm
44Silver 0Bronze
Heavy Chainmail Gloves
Heavy Chainmail Gloves Heavy Chainmail Gloves
25Silver 30Bronze
Chainmail Gloves
Chainmail Gloves Chainmail Gloves
13Silver 20Bronze
Chainmail Boots
Chainmail Boots Chainmail Boots
17Silver 60Bronze
Boots of Diligence
Boots of Diligence Boots of Diligence
4Gold 45Silver 50Bronze
Heavy Chainmail Boots
Heavy Chainmail Boots Heavy Chainmail Boots
29Silver 70Bronze
Heavy Plate Armor
Heavy Plate Armor Heavy Plate Armor
99Silver 0Bronze
Warpaint of the West Hills
Warpaint of the West Hills Warpaint of the West Hills
2Gold 83Silver 80Bronze
Expert Flame Rune
Expert Flame Rune Expert Flame Rune
1Gold 98Silver 0Bronze
Expert Frost Rune
Expert Frost Rune Expert Frost Rune
1Gold 98Silver 0Bronze
Grandmaster Hale Rune
Grandmaster Hale Rune Grandmaster Hale Rune
9Gold 76Silver 25Bronze
Expert Silverite Rune
Expert Silverite Rune Expert Silverite Rune
1Gold 32Silver 0Bronze
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