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|type = [[Encounters (Origins)|World map encounter]]
 
|type = [[Encounters (Origins)|World map encounter]]
 
|location = Highway
 
|location = Highway
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|exits = [[World map (Origins)|World map]]
 
|characters = Mages
 
|characters = Mages
 
|enemies = [[Darkspawn]]
 
|enemies = [[Darkspawn]]
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[[File:Map-Roadside.jpg|thumb|270px|Map of the Area]]
 
[[File:Map-Roadside.jpg|thumb|270px|Map of the Area]]
== Background ==
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Upon arriving, [[The Warden]] sees a battle between [[Mage]]s and [[Darkspawn]]: a mage with 2 apprentices is standing on top of a little hill, preparing to defend against a wave of [[Darkspawn]]. Lucky for them, [[The Warden]] is there to help out. This encounter only occurs if you sided with the mages in the [[Broken Circle]] questline.
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Upon arriving at the '''Roadside''', [[The Warden]] sees a battle between [[mage]]s and [[darkspawn]]: a mage with 2 apprentices is standing on top of a little hill, preparing to defend against a wave of darkspawn. Lucky for them, the Warden is there to help out. This encounter only occurs if the Warden sided with the mages in the [[Broken Circle]] questline.
   
 
== Characters ==
 
== Characters ==
* [[Mage]] is only there for a brief speech. He is taking the apprentices to [[Redcliffe]]. The first enchanter told him that you, [[The Warden]], need every able-bodied mage for the war. Even if the apprentices are killed during the battle, the [[Mage]] will still refer to them as if they are alive. There is nothing to be gained by preventing the death of the [[Mage]] or the apprentices.
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[[File:NPC-Mage.jpg|right|thumbnail|Mage.]]
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* Mage - He is taking the apprentices to [[Redcliffe]]. [[First Enchanter Irving]] told him that the Warden needs every able-bodied mage for the war. Even if the apprentices are killed during the battle, the mage will still refer to them as if they are alive. There is nothing to be gained by preventing the death of the mage or the apprentices.
   
 
== Allies ==
 
== Allies ==
*A [[Lieutenant]]-level [[Mage]] and a pair of [[Normal]] apprentices. All of them provide powerful support, able to cast the following spells:
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*A [[Lieutenant]]-level mage and a pair of [[Normal]] apprentices.
[[File:NPC-Mage.jpg|right|thumbnail|Mage.]]
 
{{:Spell Might|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Stonefist|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Petrify|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Earthquake|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Fireball|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Shock|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Lightning|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Tempest|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Paralyze|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
   
 
== Enemies ==
 
== Enemies ==
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== Strategy ==
 
== Strategy ==
*[[Paralysis Explosion]] is a great spell to use, incapacitating most darkspawn and making mages' Tempest particularly deadly.
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*All of the allies provide powerful support, able to cast the following spells:
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:{{:Spell Might|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Stonefist|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Petrify|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Earthquake|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Fireball|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Shock|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Lightning|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Tempest|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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:{{:Paralyze|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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*[[Paralysis Explosion]] is a great spell to use, incapacitating most darkspawn and making mages' [[Tempest]] particularly deadly.
   
 
*All of the darkspawn are melee warriors and so the only way for them to harm the mages is to run uphill, using one narrow path. While it is impossible to completely block it off with [[Glyph of Repulsion]], a melee-oriented party can still bottleneck them in there. Also, it is a great place to lay down traps.
 
*All of the darkspawn are melee warriors and so the only way for them to harm the mages is to run uphill, using one narrow path. While it is impossible to completely block it off with [[Glyph of Repulsion]], a melee-oriented party can still bottleneck them in there. Also, it is a great place to lay down traps.
   
== Items ==
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== Notable items ==
 
{{:Deathroot|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
{{:Deathroot|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
== Exits ==
 
{{:World map (Origins)|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
 
 
[[Category:Dragon Age: Origins locations]]
 
[[Category:Dragon Age: Origins locations]]
 
[[Category:Dragon Age: Origins encounters]]
 
[[Category:Dragon Age: Origins encounters]]

Revision as of 22:35, January 29, 2013

Map-Roadside

Map of the Area

Upon arriving at the Roadside, The Warden sees a battle between mages and darkspawn: a mage with 2 apprentices is standing on top of a little hill, preparing to defend against a wave of darkspawn. Lucky for them, the Warden is there to help out. This encounter only occurs if the Warden sided with the mages in the Broken Circle questline.

Characters

NPC-Mage

Mage.

  • Mage - He is taking the apprentices to Redcliffe. First Enchanter Irving told him that the Warden needs every able-bodied mage for the war. Even if the apprentices are killed during the battle, the mage will still refer to them as if they are alive. There is nothing to be gained by preventing the death of the mage or the apprentices.

Allies

Enemies

Strategy

  • All of the allies provide powerful support, able to cast the following spells:
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  • All of the darkspawn are melee warriors and so the only way for them to harm the mages is to run uphill, using one narrow path. While it is impossible to completely block it off with Glyph of Repulsion, a melee-oriented party can still bottleneck them in there. Also, it is a great place to lay down traps.

Notable items

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