The Stone Prisoner is downloadable content for Dragon Age: Origins. It is available for free on Xbox Live Marketplace, the PC, and the PlayStation Store. It is also included in the Ultimate Edition.

The Stone Prisoner refers to the titular character of this downloadable content, Shale. In addition, the DLC also grants player access to the village of Honnleath, the abandoned dwarven Cadash Thaig, two new achievements, and crystals which act as armor and weapons for Shale.

Plot Edit

The darkspawn-infested village of Honnleath holds a secret: the forgotten stone figure at the town's heart is no statue, but a powerful golem, frozen in time. Recruit the creature, to unlock its power and mysterious past.

Overview Edit

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

Village of Honnleath

Main article: The Golem in Honnleath

The Warden travels to Sulcher's Pass in order to receive a control rod from a merchant. The golem for the control rod resides in Honnleath. However, when the Warden arrives there, Honnleath is being attacked by darkspawn. After defeating the creatures, the Warden can attempt to use the command phrase given by the merchant. It does not work. To try and find the true command phrase Wilhelm's Cellar is explored. After dealing with the Darkspawn and rescuing the towns people, you will meet Wilhelm's son. He will tell you about his missing daughter further down the cellar. After fighting some lesser shades, and an ash wraith which drops the Harvest Festival Ring you will come across the daughter Amelia. You can save Amelia by Persuade/Lie to the desire demon named Kitty and completing the puzzle; followed by a dialogue stating you won't let her go. Make sure to pick up the Helm of Honnleath from Kitty's body. After rescuing the inhabitants, and dealing with the Desire Demon, the Warden is rewarded with the true command phrase.

If you go for the kill immediately, Wynne disapproves Disapproves (-5) and Amalia is dead afterwards. If you go the lying route, Morrigan disapproves Disapproves (-3). You will, however get Approves (+2) from Alistair and a whopping Approves (+7) from Leliana. If you have Dog in the party, he will take an instant dislike to Kitty and growl at her during two dialogs.

Once activated, the golem will declare her name to be Shale and she can join the party.


Main article: Shale

Cadash Thaig

Main article: A Golem's Memories
Through the course of the journey, Shale will begin to express a desire to know more about her origins. She eventually finds out about who she was from Caridin; or recalls the location to Cadash Thaig while wandering in Ortan Thaig. At Cadash Thaig, Shale will urge the party forward until they discover a golem monument that celebrates the sacrifice of the dwarves that gave their lives to become golems. Shale will be grateful to have discovered her origins.

Items Edit

Main article: Items (The Stone Prisoner)

The following items are available in this downloadable content and may be found in Honnleath in Wilhelm's Cellar or in Cadash Thaig within the Deep Roads.

Blood-Gorged Amulet Blood-Gorged Amulet, an amulet that boosts constitution by huge amount.
Cadash Stompers Cadash Stompers, a pair of boots that increase hostility.
Cord of Shattered Dreams Cord of Shattered Dreams, a belt that boosts willpower and mental resistance.
Ico Dead Thaig Shanker Dead Thaig Shanker, a dagger that interrupts spellcasting.
Harvest Festival Ring Harvest Festival Ring, a ring for warriors and rogues.
Helm of honnleath Helm of Honnleath, a useful helm.
Ico Dead Thaig Shanker Olaf's Prized Cheese Knife
Winter's Breath Wilhelm's Magus Staff, a staff.

Codex entries Edit

The following codex entries are available in this downloadable content. They can be found in Honnleath and by completing Shale's personal quest, A Golem's Memories.

Ico codex entry Codex entry: A Decades-Old Letter
Ico codex entry Codex entry: A Note from the Honnleath Village Council
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Shale
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Journal of Enchanter Wilhelm

Achievements Edit

NameRequirementAchievement PointsTrophy typeImage
Rock and a Hard PlaceCompleted "The Golem in Honnleath"25BronzeRock and a Hard Place
Stone's LamentCompleted "A Golem's Memories"25BronzeStone's Lament

Bugs Edit

  • It is possible that after recruiting Shale, when attempting to communicate with the golem, the game will revert to a shot of an empty area, and the dialogue will be that of when one attempts to activate Shale at the beginning of the quest. The town where the golem is recruited is still available, but Cadash Thaig, if the questline has progressed far enough for it to be visited, will no longer appear on the map. After the bug and for the remainder of the storyline, Shale cannot be spoken to without causing the error. A warning sign for this bug is having quick bar or tactics settings disappear.

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