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Where to Find All Party Members and Companions in "Dragon Age: Origins"

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Len is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has had a fascination with games and media that has lasted a lifetime.

The expansive RPG, Dragon Age: Origins, is home to a wide-open world that features over 100 hours worth of questing and exploring. Unfortunately, those who are looking to build their party up will often be at a loss as to where to find all the party members in Dragon Age. For those suitably lost and confused, here's how to find Dragon Age party members.

Be Aware: This guide contains spoilers. The larger the spoiler, the further down the page will be listed. Good luck, and have fun!

Looking for characters from the expansion, Dragon Age: Awakening? Read more about how to get all the characters for Dragon Age: Awakening here.

Alistair

Alistair

Alistair

Found: The Korcari Wilds

Class: Warrior (Templar)

Alistair is the first character that joins you in Dragon Age. No real searching required. Simply follow the quest Duncan gives you after your origin story and you'll find him arguing with a mage. He'll join you and the other initiates as you head out to the Korcari Wilds. This gregarious Templar will be an invaluable party member early on and should provide adequate support for any of the first quests.

Morrigan (Voiced by television's Claudia Black.)

Morrigan (Voiced by television's Claudia Black.)

Morrigan

Found: The Korcari Wilds

Class: Mage (Shapeshifter)

Another easy to earn character. Morrigan will be offered to you as a companion by Flemeth after the battle against the Blight. Simply remain polite to both mother and daughter, and you will find this companion easy.

Morrigan is a powerful spell caster. She does not start with any healing skills, which can become a major hindrance. However, her early skill set is diverse and great for dealing damage.

SirBarkso, who is the best boy? Is it you? IS IT YOUUUUUU?

SirBarkso, who is the best boy? Is it you? IS IT YOUUUUUU?

Your Dog

Found: Origin Castle (human nobles) Korcari Wilds (others)

Class: Dog

This unique party member is exactly what he seems: a mighty war dog. Humans will receive this party member early on as part of their quest. Others will have to make sure they do the appropriate quest before preforming The Joining and becoming an official Grey Warden.

Before heading out into the Korcari Wilds, be sure to speak with the Kennel Master. He's a little ways away from the gate. He'll ask for a flower found in the forest beyond to help heal a wounded hound. This flower is easy to find. PC gamers can hold the tab key down to find it almost immediately upon exiting.

Warning: BE SURE to turn the quest in before completing The Joining to make sure you get the dog (which you can name whatever you please). He will become available as a party member after the great battle. Don't be afraid if you don't immediately see him. He will come bounding up as a side scene after you attempt to leave.

Design Work for Leliana

Design Work for Leliana

Leliana

Found: Lothering (Tavern)

Class: Rogue (Bard)

When you enter the tavern near the farmer's fields in the trade city of Lothering, Leliana will immediately try to intercede on your behalf after a group of warriors attempts to fight your player. Agree to take her on with you to add her to your party. Easy!

Leliana is the first rogue team member you can add in Dragon Age. If your own character is not a rogue, she is essential for lockpicking and trap-finding skills before you find other options.

Warning: Leliana is particularly pious and immoral behavior could cause her to leave the party.

Sten's Portrait

Sten's Portrait

Sten

Found: Lothering (Caged)

Class: Warrior

This taciturn warrior specializes in powerful two-handed swords. He can be found in the southern section of Lothering, caged. Speak with him to find that he is being held for crimes by the Merciful Mother. She can be found in the Chantry church near the entrance.

Characters with a silver tongue can convince her to let him free. However, the easiest path to success is to simply request Sten be freed with Leliana in your party. She will convince the priestess to free Sten.

Shale is DLC only!

Shale is DLC only!

Shale

Found: Honnleath

Class: Golem

Shale is only available to players who have activated the Stone Prisoner DLC.

By completing the quest and using the golem control rod, players can activate this giant warrior. Surprisingly sassy for a construct, he is one of the most powerful physical fighters in the game. Players without the DLC should not expect to find him in-game.

Wynne in Action

Wynne in Action

Wynne

Found: Mage Circle

Class: Mage (Spirt Healer)

An invaluable party member, until there is a mage with access to healing, she is one of the most important characters to find in Dragon Age. She's easy enough to meet. Simply head to the Mage Circle and find her protecting the children at the end of the long hallway.

Warning: Be careful if you have Morrigan in your party. She is an illegal mage and if your player character chooses to sympathize with her commentary on the Circle's laws, Wynne will attack the party during her recruitment conversation.

Oghren, a down on his luck dwarf.

Oghren, a down on his luck dwarf.

Oghren

Found: The Deep Roads

Class: Warrior (Berserker)

Before you can bring Oghren into your party, you must first complete the king-making quest in Orzammar. Once you're ready to head out onto the Deep Roads, he will offer to join you on your quest. Until then, he will not be available as a party member.

As a powerful warrior, he can teach the rest of your warriors how to become a Berserker.

Zevran: Saucy, Bisexual, May Kill You

Zevran: Saucy, Bisexual, May Kill You

Zevran

Found: Random Road Encounter (after completing a few starting quests)

Class: Rogue (Assassin)

You'll know you're close to acquiring Zevran as a party member when there are intermittent cut scenes showing him being hired to kill your player. Eventually, while traversing the map, your party will become involved in a random encounter. Zevran and his band of rogues will attack you.

After the battle, you have the option of killing him or speaking to him about his life. Engage him in conversation and he will offer to join you on your quest. Agree and he'll come along.

Warning: If you want to keep Zevran, get him to like you as fast as possible. Otherwise, he may be convinced to betray you by his former employers.

Loghain

Found: Denerim Landsmeet

Class: Warrior (Champion)

Once your antagonist is defeated, you can insist he join the Grey Wardens rather than execute him. If you do, he will join your party as a powerful and inspiring warrior. However, his violence and treasonous ways may not earn you the favor of your loyal party members.

Warning: Recruiting Loghain will result in Alistair permanently leaving the party no matter what. It is impossible to have both of them on the same team. Choose one.

Foe turned friend?

Foe turned friend?

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Comments

The Killmaster on December 12, 2017:

a good tip is, if you don't have a specialization you like by LVL 7, just keep going until you get it, then go back, because the specializations are on a different level of data all together.

example; wanna be Reaver but don't have it unlocked? at level 14? first, go to Redcliffe. LISTEN TO ALISTAIR!! no greater tip. then, do all stuffs until you get to Father Kolgrim in the Ruined Temple. side with him. however, when you taint the sacred ashes, DON"T HAVE LELIANA IN YOUR PARTY OR ELSE SHE WILL SAY; "I thought you were a person i was PROUD to stand behind! You have defiled the urn of sacred ashes!" and she will join The Gaurdian fighting you! then, Kolgrim will teach you how to Reaver, and you get the achievement Sacriligeous; sided with cult of andraste. then, as i said before, go back to a previous save, get the Reaver Specialization for your warriors, then play through the story normally.

andrew on June 19, 2013:

For everyone whos curious you can recruit a bloodmage, just not jowan, you can recruit the blood mage you attack at the circle during the abomination crisis, but the recruiton only works for mages

Will English on April 18, 2013:

Wish I had this the first time I played DAO. Ah well, good guide though.

UG x Magicz on January 16, 2013:

shes in the tavern.

and how do you marry queen anora {xbox360}

seems pc has way too many in game extras.

and how do you win landsmeet xbox gameplay.

jjp868 on June 08, 2012:

i sten but not the girl in lothering is there anything i can do to get her?

Mad boy 101 on June 03, 2012:

How do you continue after freeing your caricter at the keep

dracowolf6267 on February 15, 2012:

they changed dragon age 2 WAY to much i liked the Dragon Age 1 gameplay & graphics A lot better

Walkingbomb on January 02, 2012:

Shale, the Golem? You know that's a female yes? so it's not "He" it's "She"

ashwolf83 on December 28, 2011:

I am stuck at Redcliff Castle after the landsmeet I defeated the monsters there but there is no messenger to talk to, to let me in the castle which i need to do to move on to the next part of the story.

Phoenix on March 04, 2011:

Just wanted to say to the ones that max level is 30 in the dlc, its 35 in awakening, if anyone wondered. I got to it by importing a lvl 22 warrior. also try playing lelianas song, awakening, and golems of amgarrok, then replaying Origins, you'll have a few new weapons and armor.

Len Cannon (author) from Brooklyn, NY on February 28, 2011:

If you want to end up a Reaver, you have to choose all of the "evil" choices when confronted with the dragon in the mountains.

Joe on February 28, 2011:

How do you become a "rever" on dragon age??

I completed the game but I couldn't find any reavers!!

HELP

kaiserdragon on February 16, 2011:

i have found a secret charicter in dragon age ,A (BLOODMAGE)u gan get her in the tower of magi

wow on January 31, 2011:

go to dragonage.wikia.com.

research people research.

you can't go back to lothering to get leliana and sten. you can keep alistair and loghain if you tell alistair that everyone is out for themselves when he wants to see his sister goldanna. they list all the characters on the wikia and where to get them. they also have many other valuable resources. google people, google. giybf - google is your best friend.

Rachael on January 20, 2011:

Other games like Dragon Age Origins?? How about Never Winter Nights?

cartman on January 12, 2011:

oi how do go back to lothering to get the two charracters. a lot of people hav asked this but know one seems to have an answer. any help

YODHAI on January 10, 2011:

YOU HAVE TO TALK TO THE MERCENARIE GIRL THAT ZEVRAN -- YOUR ELF ROGUE KNOWS, SHE WILL ASK YOU TO PLAY A CARD GAME IF YOU ARE PERSUASIVE , YOU CAN LIE AND CHEAT GAMING , IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO WIN SINCE SHE IS CHEATING TOO, TELL HER TO TEACH YOUR CHARACTER REGARDLESS THE CLASS YOU CHOOSE, SHE WILL TEACHYOU , AND YOU WILL OBTAIN THE DUELIST CLASS, IF YOU MEEN TO WHO TO GET HER IN YOUR PARTY AS FAR I KWON AND READ , YOU CANT HAVE HER..

fart on January 05, 2011:

does anybody now how to get the duelist in denerim after you beat up the mercenaries

dragon01 on December 29, 2010:

i started playing dragonage about 3 weeks ago, i really like it but i'm really confused, are you meant to do the quests in a certain order? and also if Alistair apparently loves your character, will he still leave if you get Loghain to be in your party?

Borgy on December 06, 2010:

Wynne is extremely sensitive to your morale actions even when not in party, if you perform to many evil choice or your party dissapproves of you wynne will leave, had this problem as well finally figured it out re-loading and choosing the good options avoided wynnes being upset

bob sagat on November 29, 2010:

I was wondering why Wynne randomly got mad at me and left my party. She said that i told some men stuff and lied to them and that she knows that i'm evil and she just left. She started the dialogue so i couldn't prevent it and idk wtf i did. It was in the camp after i finished the Cadash Thaig thing. idk if this is a glitch or not but someone help me please :(

matt on November 10, 2010:

??????

me on October 28, 2010:

no are you stupid dude regarless the anvil is a huge joke bro you can't turn into a golem or anyone else for that matter

me on October 08, 2010:

if ur a dwarf,and you dont destroy the anvil of void,can u be a golem?

GOLOLOL on October 02, 2010:

is it possible to become a Golem??? if so plz tell me!

Mark on September 26, 2010:

Umm shale is actually a female...

matt069 on September 11, 2010:

i have just got the game...cause i heard it was great....i do think it is a great game so far.... i have posted a ? befor and i was sill woundering about that cause i read some post up earlyer...and im woundering if you can get logen and keep alistar...tryin to get the all character achevment...i am now also wandering how do i get the REANGER spspecialization!!!thank you

matt069 on September 09, 2010:

i do know this is a dumb ? but what is the dlc to be able to get shale...and i also wanted to ask is thir any way to get logen and keep alistar???

wilberarthur on August 31, 2010:

yo how is Awekening i am thinking about buying it and i need sum 1 to to give me a 1-5 star rating

Genesis on August 13, 2010:

@ some dude.. Yes, but you have to get a certain DLC. The new maximum is lvl 30.

Some dude.. on August 08, 2010:

I completed the game at just level 20 and am wondering if higher levels wre possible? And if so, what's the maximum? Thanks. :}

will on August 03, 2010:

@jamie not as fair as i knw ive tried with all ma characters

Jamie on August 03, 2010:

Is there a way to go back to lothering to get sten and leliana after it's destroyed??

Erik on July 19, 2010:

I have made it so far in this game doing every side quest and getting almost every character and when i go to the boat to go across to the wizards tower the guy agrees to take me across but then it just takes me back to be4 i talked to him like i never said ne thin ne help???

Len Cannon (author) from Brooklyn, NY on July 07, 2010:

NOPE, nobody but Oghren and newbies in Awakening.

sp47 on July 07, 2010:

can you use shale in awakening? i haven't downloaded the shale thing yet or awakening and i dont wanna replay the game just to use shale

ryry173 on July 01, 2010:

hey if you like dragon age play reppelz its a online game very very fun

ryan on July 01, 2010:

yo you have to keep allister out of your party when you do the logain stuff to get the award because allister will leave when you recruit him but if he is at the party camp he does not leave until you go there granting you ALL the charactors.........and can you turn the dwarf into a golem?

James shadow.realms@hotmail.com on June 19, 2010:

the last party member, i found him, it is that red-haired guy from the Castle Highever, of the Couslands, you can find him at lothering if you make the right choices. =)

Faldina on June 08, 2010:

err forgot Loghain also lol

Faldina on June 08, 2010:

Made a mistake..

Shale isn't in the expansion I think, but Oghren is in it.

If I missed anything just look at the site I posted earlier.

gregory hub on May 24, 2010:

Awesome hub, thanks! I'm so addicted to this game!

Joey on May 24, 2010:

Shale is a 'she' not a 'he' XD

myasar on May 04, 2010:

is those all the charecters ?

j45on on April 27, 2010:

Those who don't do the ritual w/ morrigan towards the final battle, she leaves unless you perform the ritual

Ebrithil on April 22, 2010:

I gave the bones and meat to Morrigan! She accepted them, believe it or not, though only gave +1 approval...better than nothing, considering. :D

Mark on April 21, 2010:

Is there a way to bring back characters you sent away earlier? I got the assassin in my party the other day, but sent him away as I didn't trust him enough. Later on, I wondered if he would be useful anyways. Are there ways to bring people back somehow, or are they permanently gone?

kronik420 on April 08, 2010:

what about the other dlc character, hes a human warrior

Omertá on March 20, 2010:

If you interact with one of the ?psychliaries? whilst doing the mage's circle, as a mage, you can obtain 2 "Power of Blood" skills "Dark Substanence" (Uses HP to regain Mana) and "Bloody Grasp" (Uses HP to inflict Spirit DOT). They are automatically added to your skill set and do not count as one of your two alotted class specializations.

Len Cannon (author) from Brooklyn, NY on March 19, 2010:

I'm playing the expansion right now sooooo you might be a bit confused.

jamie greenwood rochdale on March 19, 2010:

the expantion awakening got cancelled utta bullshit im sooo pissed off

Eddy on February 21, 2010:

There is downloadable content to go back to ostagar and get the kings armour I am downloading it now to see if there all dead :P i also saw on the internet that duncan is a playable character? someone help me there thanks.

billy on February 17, 2010:

haha i know... i wanted to kill logain to it pissed me off cause the king was coool hah ... and i got everyone. except wynee i killed her lol she pissed me off and turned on me so :(

asdes on February 16, 2010:

i missed out on LOTHERING so i lost leliana and sten!

Tdub on February 14, 2010:

I heard you give the bones and meat to sten, I haventtried but makes since given his attitude lol give it a try since dog is maxed.

Chidix on February 11, 2010:

Ag85 - You give the bones and meat to your dog, you get the dog from a side quest in Ostagar, after you are rescued by Flemith, you run into the dog on your way to the first village

Chidix on February 11, 2010:

To become a blood mage, do not kill Connor's demon, you will have to make a deal with you and she will offer you three thing, one is to teach you a skill you don't know and you will need to select blood magic. In exchange, she will come back for Connor 40 years later

123boy on February 09, 2010:

How do i get to lotheering it wont let me any more it just wont will i get to go back to lothering it says darkspawn attacked it

Ag85 on February 09, 2010:

Guys can anyone help me, who i supposed to give the 'gift' bones n meats or such? Cz can't give to my dog since it already had max apprval. Could be witherfang??

Jusey1 on February 08, 2010:

The game is fun but I'm missing 2 charz. The ones in Lothering. Didn't knew you could use them. About Loghain screw him! I wanted to chop his head off ever sicne he called that retreat!!

Svr200100 on February 07, 2010:

For those looking for the achievement... go through each background storyline... you get followers that aren't gainable in game for some characters... for example in the mage storyline you get Jowan as a follower for a shor time... those people count too I think.

Demaro on January 25, 2010:

thanks for the help man im trying to get the achiv to get all party members i didn't know logaihn would join your party now i can get it thanks

Pointless comment!! on January 23, 2010:

My bike was stolen yesterday..

mooglie on January 22, 2010:

to become bloodmag choose to go inside coner yourself (only works if your class is mage) and instead of killing demon choose her deal and ask for power

Anders on January 22, 2010:

kit kat: No .. And still the question: I HAVE GOT ALL THE PARTY MEMBERS ABOVE BUT I HAVE NOT GOT THE ACHIEVEMENT! ARE THERE MORE CHARACTERS?

kit kat on January 20, 2010:

hey guys is there any way to get shale on your team with out downloading it????

mich on January 20, 2010:

i missed the girl party member in town.

I didn't know by than that i could recruit her.

Now the town is destroit, and i can't go back in to find her.

or is there a possibility still recruiting her??

Trevor on January 19, 2010:

Were do I go? I just collected the 3-4 people for army and now al earmon says that he wonders if howe s doughter is an ally? Were do I go?

889 on January 19, 2010:

HOW DO YOU BECOME A BLOOD MAGE

Anders on January 19, 2010:

As cronxs writes, I have also got all of these characters in my party but I didn't get the achievement either ?? Somebody knows of more characters ?

Chet on January 17, 2010:

Do u get achievement if u killed wynne cuz I killed her in some quest

long hard on January 17, 2010:

i like this game so much i could have sex with it !

Cofscott on January 13, 2010:

Shales used to be a female dwarf lol

cronxs on January 13, 2010:

hey ive comleted the game and i had every one as a party member but i didn´t receive the achivment there most be some else

NMR333 on January 13, 2010:

Yes, you need to fight him yourself or select a different champion at the landsmeet to acquire the dialogue afterwards. Alistair will simply chop his head off without asking!

But as mentioned above, Alistair will leave your party if you side with Loghain.

Reaperofsouls187 on January 12, 2010:

It did not give me the option to spare Loghain, Alistair just walked up and cut off his head. Do I need to fight him with someone other than Alistair?

fufodiakdsjklhqlakkfk on January 09, 2010:

need more party members up with IRA

bobblehead on January 04, 2010:

i loved this game five stars ming glithched and i have logain and alastair in 1 party

dan on January 04, 2010:

how do i find the stone prisoner

Jokes on January 03, 2010:

you cant get the blood mage? i just finished up the part killing the demon in connor

Naumster on January 03, 2010:

too bad you cant get the blood mage on your side, i so badly wanted to have him just plowing down my foes.

Jordan on January 02, 2010:

Yeah he cheated I have done this too... but i soon stopped playing that character and started anew... though it is a good idea to use this glitch to your advantage as it can be a pain in the A$$ to get to lvl 25 otherwise... I am looking forward to playing all the different character intros and being an evil bastrd

Justin on December 31, 2009:

Jordan, you do realize thats impossible without some kind of cheat right?

jordan on December 30, 2009:

I made it to level 25 in 25 minutes

Rus02 on December 30, 2009:

Is there posible to donwload DLC widouth ORIGINAL DRAGON AGE??

the fat guy on December 27, 2009:

great game... hi ethan!

GR33nyx on December 25, 2009:

a great game i would give it 5 stars

Me on December 10, 2009:

You offer him but it is a joke...

Mattis on December 10, 2009:

Yes, you can sacrifice Oghren to be a golem.. or at least the option to "volonteur" (is that the spelling?) him for it, if it works I don't know, haven't tried x)

Allucard on December 06, 2009:

There is supposed to be another Golem other than shale, Nameless and you heve to pull a sidequest to get him... Any Idea?

Arthur Gulumian from Pasadena, CA on December 06, 2009:

Great game.

Alter Ego on December 03, 2009:

Buy the book for 15 gold after you leave lothering. you can also go back to the camp anytime from the map

Len Cannon (author) from Brooklyn, NY on December 03, 2009:

Be friends with Alistair.

MAKER on December 03, 2009:

ID LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO BECOME A TEMPLAR FAST

Len Cannon (author) from Brooklyn, NY on December 01, 2009:

Uh, pretty sure he's there hoss.

i know haha on December 01, 2009:

your missing a dwarf...

CA on November 21, 2009:

Thanks, was looking for something like this.