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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


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 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

Name Price
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
Rcp ico traps 3 Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
15DAO silverpiece trans 60DAO bronzepiece trans
Large Caltrop Trap Plans
Rcp ico traps 2 Large Caltrop Trap Plans
7DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Metal Shard
Rgt ico metalshard Metal Shard (x4)
1DAO silverpiece trans 30DAO bronzepiece trans
Axe
Ico axe Axe
7DAO silverpiece trans 35DAO bronzepiece trans
Dagger (Origins)
Ico dagger Dagger
10DAO silverpiece trans 40DAO bronzepiece trans
Greatsword
Ico greatsword Greatsword
14DAO silverpiece trans 30DAO bronzepiece trans
Longsword
Ico longsword Longsword
19DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Mace
Ico mace Mace
11DAO silverpiece trans 70DAO bronzepiece trans
Helmet
Ico helm med Helmet
26DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Soldier's Helm
Ico helm heavy Soldier's Helm
39DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Chainmail Gloves
Ico gloves heavy Heavy Chainmail Gloves
29DAO silverpiece trans 90DAO bronzepiece trans
Scale Gloves
Ico gloves med Scale Gloves
15DAO silverpiece trans 60DAO bronzepiece trans
Splintmail Gloves
Ico gloves med Splintmail Gloves
15DAO silverpiece trans 60DAO bronzepiece trans
Scale Boots
Ico boots med Scale Boots
20DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Splintmail Boots
Ico boots med Splintmail Boots
20DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Chainmail Boots
Ico boots heavy Heavy Chainmail Boots
35DAO silverpiece trans 10DAO bronzepiece trans
Splintmail
Ico armor med Splintmail
65DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Scale Armor
Ico armor med Scale Armor
65DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Small Metal Round Shield
Ico shield smallroundmetal Small Metal Round Shield
26DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Metal Kite Shield
Ico shield kitemetal Metal Kite Shield
30DAO silverpiece trans 32DAO bronzepiece trans

Inventory (upgraded) Edit

Name Price
Poisoned Caltrop Trap Plans
Rcp ico traps 3 Poisoned Caltrop Trap Plans
3DAO goldpiece trans 16DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
Rcp ico traps 3 Large Shrapnel Trap Plans
13DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Large Caltrop Trap Plans
Rcp ico traps 2 Large Caltrop Trap Plans
6DAO silverpiece trans 60DAO bronzepiece trans
Metal Shard
Rgt ico metalshard Metal Shard (x4)
1DAO silverpiece trans 10DAO bronzepiece trans
Axe
Ico axe Axe
6DAO silverpiece trans 22DAO bronzepiece trans
Battleaxe
Ico greataxe Battleaxe
14DAO silverpiece trans 66DAO bronzepiece trans
Dagger (Origins)
Ico dagger Dagger
8DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Greatsword
Ico greatsword Greatsword
12DAO silverpiece trans 10DAO bronzepiece trans
Longsword
Ico longsword Longsword
16DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Mace
Ico mace Mace
9DAO silverpiece trans 90DAO bronzepiece trans
Maul
Ico warhammer Maul
15DAO silverpiece trans 2DAO bronzepiece trans
Pyromancer's Brand
Ico staff Pyromancer's Brand
99DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Metal Kite Shield
Ico shield kitemetal Metal Kite Shield
25DAO silverpiece trans 66DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Metal Shield
Ico shield towermetal Heavy Metal Shield
44DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Helmet
Ico helm med Helmet
22DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Soldier's Helm
Ico helm heavy Soldier's Helm
33DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Soldier's Heavy Helm
Ico helm massive Soldier's Heavy Helm
44DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Chainmail Gloves
Ico gloves heavy Heavy Chainmail Gloves
25DAO silverpiece trans 30DAO bronzepiece trans
Chainmail Gloves
Ico gloves med Chainmail Gloves
13DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Chainmail Boots
Ico boots med Chainmail Boots
17DAO silverpiece trans 60DAO bronzepiece trans
Boots of Diligence
Ico boots heavy Boots of Diligence
4DAO goldpiece trans 45DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Chainmail Boots
Ico boots heavy Heavy Chainmail Boots
29DAO silverpiece trans 70DAO bronzepiece trans
Heavy Plate Armor
Ico armor massive Heavy Plate Armor
99DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Warpaint of the West Hills
Ico warpaint Warpaint of the West Hills
2DAO goldpiece trans 83DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Expert Flame Rune
Ru flame expert Expert Flame Rune
1DAO goldpiece trans 98DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Expert Frost Rune
Ru frost expert Expert Frost Rune
1DAO goldpiece trans 98DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Grandmaster Hale Rune
Ru hale grandmaster Grandmaster Hale Rune
9DAO goldpiece trans 76DAO silverpiece trans 25DAO bronzepiece trans
Expert Silverite Rune
Ru silverite expert Expert Silverite Rune
1DAO goldpiece trans 32DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
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