Caution: Spoilers Ahead! Since DAO was released in 2009, if you wanted to play , you likely already have. However, I will be doing a play by play of the game, so if you haven’t played and want to, and care about spoilers, skip this post.
For Part One of the story, go here: https://catnerd.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/dragon-age-origins-part-1/
I met Alistar, who had already been recruited for the Grey Wardens by Duncan previously. He’s charismatic, funny and witty, but a bit on the sensitive/dramatic side.
The other new recruits and myself, led by Alistar, were sent on a mission from Duncan to collect a vial of darkspawn blood to be used in our initiation ritual. While we were out in the wilds, we were supposed to also find the Grey Warden treaties from some ruins.
While looking for the treaties, we ran into what the other men referred to as a “Witch of the Wilds”, she called herself Morrigan. I was polite even if the other men weren’t. No need for rudeness. She informed us that her mother, Flemeth, had been keeping the treaties safe.
Morrigan brought us to her mother who, after some negotiations, handed over the treaties.
I survived the Grey Warden ritual- called The Joining. Jory and Daveth, the other recruits, did not. It was a pretty intense ritual.
I attended the war council where we finalized the plans for the upcoming battle with the darkspawn. Alistar and I were given key roles.
We were charged with lighting the beacon at the top of the tower when it was time for Teyrn Loghain’s men to charge.
Ahh, there’s a good shot of my face. Handsome, no? Anyway, the tower was unexpectedly covered with darkspawn. We don’t know how they got there, but we had to fight our way to the top.
In order to get to the beacon, we had to get passed a really nasty ogre. Not fun. However, all that hard work was for nothing! Loghain betrayed the King and retreated when he was supposed to attack! What a jerk! The battlefield was overrun and everyone died.
Except for Alistar and I. Apparently Flemeth took a liking to us and saved us. I woke up (with minimal clothing, oh my!) at Flemeth’s cabin. Morrigan was there to greet me. I appreciated the rescue, but it was a bit creepy waking up half-naked with this woman staring at me.
And now the fate of the world rests on Alistar and I. Good times ahead!