The Exiled Prince is downloadable content for Dragon Age II, included in the signature edition or available separately from the Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network, and BioWare's site for the PC.[1] It can be played at any time after reaching Kirkwall in the main campaign.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Adventure alongside Sebastian Vael, an archer of noble birth, as he seeks revenge for the brutal murder of his family. Aid him in his quest and direct his righteous wrath on your enemies. Sebastian is a full companion character, complete with his own series of side missions.

Overview[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.

The Chanter's Board

Main article: Duty (Dragon Age II)

The first time Hawke approaches the Kirkwall chantry in Act 1, a scene will play where Grand Cleric Elthina is seen arguing with a man furious over the murder of his family. Checking the chanter's board starts the quest Duty. Once dispatching the mercenaries, the poster of the bounty reveals himself to be Sebastian Vael, prince of Starkhaven. He thanks Hawke and pays the bounty.


Main article: Repentance

In Act 2, Sebastian will become a permanent companion, and will ask Hawke to confront the family responsible for his parents' murder. After dispatching Lady Harimann, Sebastian will return to the chantry and ponder whether he should remain a Chantry initiate or march on Starkhaven to claim his throne.


Main article: Faith (quest)
In Act 3, Sebastian will request that Hawke accompanies him to liaise with an agent of the Divine. The agent will inform the pair that the tensions between mages and templars in Kirkwall disturbs the Divine, who has contemplated an Exalted March. She will ask Sebastian and Hawke to convince Elthina to flee Kirkwall, though the Grand Cleric refuses.

Items[edit | edit source]

Act 1 or 2[edit | edit source]

Flint Company Cuirass Flint Company Cuirass
Meghan Vael's Locket Meghan Vael's Locket

Act 2[edit | edit source]

Temperance Temperance
Starkhaven Longbow Starkhaven Longbow
Fade's Fury Fade's Fury
Allure's Crook Allure's Crook
Twilight Belt Twilight Belt

Act 3[edit | edit source]

The Resolutionist's Cap The Resolutionist's Cap
Ser Maura's Gauntlets Ser Maura's Gauntlets
Mage's Friend Mage's Friend
The Low Blade The Low Blade
Jewel of the Ether Jewel of the Ether

Codex entries[edit | edit source]

Codex entry: The City of Starkhaven Codex entry: The City of Starkhaven
Codex entry: The Demon's Gift Codex entry: The Demon's Gift
Codex entry: Divine Justinia V Codex entry: Divine Justinia V
Codex entry: Duty Codex entry: Duty
Codex entry: Flora Harimann's Diary Codex entry: Flora Harimann's Diary
Codex entry: Leliana Codex entry: Leliana
Codex entry: The Resolutionists Codex entry: The Resolutionists
Codex entry: Sebastian Vael Codex entry: Sebastian Vael
Codex entry: Sebastian - After the Deep Roads Codex entry: Sebastian - After the Deep Roads
Codex entry: Sebastian - The Last Three Years Codex entry: Sebastian - The Last Three Years
Codex entry: The Vael Family Codex entry: The Vael Family

Achievements[edit | edit source]

If none of these achievements are unlocking, BioWare suggests you delete and redownload the DLC.[2]

Name Requirement Gamerscore Trophy Image
Avenged Confront the culprit behind the Vael family's murder 25 Bronze Avenged.png
Cloak and Dagger (secret) Meet secretly with the agent of the Divine 25 Bronze Cloak and Dagger.png
Loyalty of the Prince Earn either a friendship or rivalry with Sebastian (must be at 100%) 30 Bronze Loyalty of the Prince.png
Memento Give Sebastian a family heirloom 25 Bronze Memento.png
Retribution Dealt with the mercenaries that killed the Vael family 25 Bronze Retribution.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The DLC was originally intended to focus around Sebastian and Nathaniel Howe, but the concept was changed due to the possibility of Nathaniel's execution.[3]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Sometimes when you go to the Chantry board to pick up the quest Duty, nothing is available with which to interact. This happens if the DLC is installed after clearing the jobs during Act 2. His Act 3 companion quest will still be available.
  • It appears that the 1.04 patch make the event conversations harder to load, the screen fades and Loading appears on the bottom right of the screen. It can eventually make the end of the quests Repentance and Faith enter in a loading loop. A workaround is available (see individual pages).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Addons". BioWare. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  2. Priestly, Chris. "The missing Exiled Prince achievements fix". BioWare Social Network. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  3. [1]

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