Mark Plays ‘Dragon Age: Origins’: Hour 25 / Stone Prisoner DLC

In the twenty-fifth hour of Dragon Age: Origins, Lord Harrowmont sends me on another quest, and THE. STONE. PRISONER. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to play Dragon Age: Origins.

LOOK BEFORE WE GET INTO THIS, I NEED TO KNOW ASAP: ARE THERE ANY OTHER DLC QUESTS I SHOULD GET BEFORE I FINISH THE GAME? BECAUSE THIS RULED SO MUCH AND I GOT SOME GREAT SHIT, AND BASICALLY, I’M SUPER EXCITED.

Okay, first things first!

Orzammar

Just before I headed to Sulcher’s Pass, I wanted to let Lord Harrowmont know that I had taken care of Jarvia so that the dwarf plotline could advance a little before I took a break. He was pleased, and then promptly informed me that what I had just done didn’t matter. Yeah, he couldn’t sway any voters because of some ridiculous law that I didn’t care to remember. So now I have to go find someone named Branka in the Deep Roads? What the hell is a paragon anyway? IDEK Y’ALL. UGH. How many political errands must I run for you, Lord Harrowmont? Well, at least I get to go down into the mine. THAT SHOULD BE AWESOME.

On the way out of Orzammar, Wynne and Alistair had two conversations of note. It’s clear now that Wynne thinks of Alistair like a son. First, Alistair whined about a hole in his shirt and asked Wynne to fix it at camp. She begrudgingly agreed, Alistair pushed it, and she warned him that “PUCKERED GARMENTS MAY BE THE LEAST OF YOUR PROBLEMS.” Oh my god, they’re adorable. And just sixty seconds later, as we were about to leave the Hall of Heroes, he whines to Wynne about an itchy wound he has. ARE YOU A CHILD, ALISTAIR? Oh shit, that’s why he kept running into the fire in the last hour! It was PRETTY! Y’all, I just love this game so much because of shit like this.

Camp!

This lovely video was commissioned by Lauren! Before I went to Sulcher’s Pass, I spent time sassing it up with everyone at camp. I GOT STEN TO GIVE ME A +4 APPROVAL. I FEEL VICTORIOUS.

Stone Prisoner DLC

These next four videos are all for Andrea, who commissioned me to play the Stone Prisoner DLC.

And so I headed to Sulcher’s Pass, where Felix the merchant gave me a rod. TO RAISE A FUCKING GOLEM. Okay, 100% in support of this ALREADY SPECTACULAR DLC. Oh my god, I have missed the golem shapeshifting since I first entered the Fade, so I was super stoked to see where this was going. But before I could head to the town of Honnleath, I was shocked when the game directed me back to camp, where we were all attacked. YEAH, CAMP ISN’T SAFE ANYMORE. What the fuck? So now the creatures of the Blight are just going to start attacking me? Yes, they are, which I learned as my party traveled the map to Honnleath. We met another skirmish. Shit, I’m going to have to get used to this, aren’t I? That must be a sign of the desperation the darkspawn feel about the inevitable battle at the end of this. Fuck, how is that going to go down???

Anyway, we successfully made it to Honnleath, a village that was completely deserted aside from tons of darkspawn and demons. Apparently, this is all that’s really left since the place was abandoned. After some hearty Walking Bomb-ing (I WILL NEVER GET OVER HOW SATISFYING THAT SPELL IS), I found the golem in the center of the town. All right, time to use the rod Felix gave me to raise it!

Now.

How about now.

Now.

Now?

Yeah, nothing. What the hell? Did Felix give me a bad rod? (That sounds dirty. Shush.) I actually had to check the codex to see what the quest said now that I discovered the rod was dysfunctional. I have to go find the remaining villagers? Where? WHERE?

And thus, I am introduced to Wilhelm’s Cellar, a hell dimension as far as I am concerned. Weird crystals, creepy noises, and more darkspawn in a confined space than I have ever had to deal with. I fought my way to that final room, only to discover AN ENTIRE GROUP OF HUMANS BEHIND A MAGICAL SHIELD. Are they prisoners??? What are they doing back there??? Oh, wait, I can’t find out yet because I JUST DIED. Whoops, I should have paid attention during that battle. I didn’t notice that EVERYONE HAD DIED until I WAS ABOUT TO DIE. I did much better on my second attempt, utilizing Walking Bomb, Mind Blast, and Alistair’s newly acquired Cleanse Area to just completely dominate. I SERIOUSLY LOVE MY PARTY’S BATTLE DYNAMIC.

So, it was time for me to find out what was going on here! The story of Shale the golem is fairly fucked up, which is saying a lot for a game that’s already pretty damn disturbing. Wilhelm was the one who brought misery to his family’s life when Shale OBLITERATED HIS BODY. Okay, and why do I want to raise this thing? It’s not going to crush me, is it? IT PROBABLY IS. Did I just pay $15 to be repeatedly killed by a golem? WHO KNOWS?

Before I got to figure out if Shale was going to unceremoniously murder me, I agreed to go find this guy’s daughter, Amelia. Yeah, just watch the video. I am not okay with any of this. This cellar was already unnerving, and then there’s a talking cat with glowing eyes that’s asking me nicely if it can possess this girl, and then I fucked up. I bet if I had solved the puzzle, my lie might have worked. Instead, I aggravated the demon cat, AND I GOT AMELIA KILLED. NO. WHAT THE FUCK. DID I JUST HAVE TO KILL A CHILD? Great. GREAT.

This game is all kinds of messed up.

Oh gosh, SHALE IS REALLY GREAT. As much as I enjoy having Alistair around, I really want to see what it’s like having Shale in my party. So, I swapped one warrior out for another, and this is LOVELY. Plus, I got so much good shit in that cellar! The Harvest Festival Ring alone was worth it, but now I have a goddamn golem on my side. Time to return to Orzammar and fuck shit up, y’all.

My Character Stats

Strength: 27+4
Dexterity: 25+8
Willpower: 21
Magic: 14
Cunning: 19
Constitution: 24

Heroic Stats

Kills: 438
Damage dealt: 87090
Friendly-fire damage dealt: 0
Greatest damage dealt: 90
Contribution to party damage: 33
Hit rate: 85
Most powerful foe slain: Piotin
Injuries: 18

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75 Responses to Mark Plays ‘Dragon Age: Origins’: Hour 25 / Stone Prisoner DLC

  1. Warden's Keep, and Return to Ostagar are DLC I would get before you beat the game. The sooner the better.

    • SpaceElves says:

      agreed. especially wardens keep

    • Tahaneira says:

      Yes, those are the only other two pieces that must be played before the end of the game. The rest is either post-game content (Awakening, Amgarrak, Witch Hunt) or side stories that don't really matter when you play them (Leliana's Song, Darkspawn Chronicles).

      • Spoilers for Leliana's Song (sort of):
        V jbaqre vs Znex jvyy rira obgure (be rira fubhyq) jvgu Yryvnan'f Fbat fvapr ur'f arire rira zrg ure punenpgre.

      • BornIn1142 says:

        Er, I would definitely say Darkspawn Chronicles should be played after completion.

      • stormwreath says:

        Leliana's Song is actually a prequel, taking place before the main events of the game, but assuming you already know what happens. Since it gives backstory for a much-loved character whom Mark has never encountered, it's probably not necessary for this playthrough.

    • Eliestav says:

      Well Return to ostagar I'd save for after the landsmeet. You know why.

      • cogsandcurls says:

        I second this.

      • Tahaneira says:

        Jryy, gung fubhyq bayl znggre vs ur pubbfrf Ybtunva bire Nyvfgnve, lrnu?

        • Eliestav says:

          If there's one thing I learned in the last few weeks, it's that I cannot predict what Mark will do.

      • Interestingly enough I don't know why lol. I've only played RtO once and it was well before the landsmeet. Does something special happen if you do it after the landsmeet?

        • cogsandcurls says:

          Orpnhfr vs lbh raq hc trggvat Ybtunva ur jnf n jubyr ohapu bs nznmvat punenpgre-ohvyqvat yvarf va vg. Naq vs lbh jnvg hagvy nsgre Ynaqfzrrg naq lbh fgvyy unir Nyvfgnve, lbh fgvyy trg nyy Nyvfgnve'f pbagrag. Fb vg'f fbeg bs jva/jva.

      • Mark Does Stuff says:

        I don't know why, but I'll follow your advice when I devote a post to Return to Ostagar! Which should happen soon, I imagine, since I'm close to finishing off Orzammar.

        • Eliestav says:

          Well I know you don't know, but I assumed Alchemy gangster would know, but no, he didn't know, so what do I know? You know?

          • Sarah S says:

            "I know what I know, I sing what I sing, we come and we go, that's the thing I keep in the back of my head . . ."

            I . . . I can't help myself, sorry.

    • celestineangel1 says:

      YES. This.

    • elenuial says:

      Hm. Well, you *can* do Warden's Keep, but it's pretty self-contained. Return to Ostagar will give you feels for characters you know well, but WK doesn't contribute to the main story and doesn't impact your party at all. It's still fun, but I wouldn't say it's *necessary*, you know?

  2. SpaceElves says:

    and yes. if you solve the puzzle you can not kill the girl

    • elenuial says:

      It's actually pretty hard to not do something awful. You have to pick the exactly correct options to not-kill the girl but kill the demon.

  3. Woah. I don't think I've ever gotten Amalia killed. Interesting. I'll have to watch the video for that later when I get some time.

  4. xyliane27 says:

    Jryy, ng yrnfg V trg gb tb qbja vagb gur zvar. GUNG FUBHYQ OR NJRFBZR.

    Nuns. All the nuns.

  5. celestineangel1 says:

    I always end up getting Amalia killed because I cannot solve that stupid puzzle. :(

    • @Ninjababe says:

      I forced myself once to complete the puzzle because I wanted to get her to live. Almost an hour later, I finally finished it.

      • Eliestav says:

        I forced myself to complete the puzzle because I wanted to get her to live. Five minutes later, I looked up the solution online.

        • @Ninjababe says:

          I own a 'book of cheating' as I call it, the strategy book. I usually use them for my second run throughs of games, since I want 100% completion. The book wasn't much help with the puzzle. I didn't want to leave the game to look it up, and I keep forgetting that I have a handy, dandy web browser in Steam.

        • celestineangel1 says:

          I tried to look up the solution online, and found a video that went too fast and I couldn't watch it and do the puzzle at the same time.

    • biblioteknician says:

      The only reason that puzzle didn't drive me absolutely MAD was because those sliding-picture puzzles were my favorite as a kid, and I figured out it was similar.

    • AmaneSaiko says:

      Is it bad I like the puzzle because it is so frustrating? I find frustration fun! That said first time I was disappointed in how not hard it turned out to be because it looked so much harder.

      • celestineangel1 says:

        Nope, not bad at all. It's just that I, like I've said before, am no good at puzzles. ::shrugs::

  6. Eliestav says:

    Did you find the helm of honnoleath? I'm a couple hours into Awakening, and my rogue is still using it.

    And what I love about the surprise attack is that you have all the party fighting at once. Fbzrguvat V yvxrq nobhg gur svany onggyr nf jryy.

    And Shale's amazing. It and Glados should start a club for contempt of humanity and hatred for birds.

  7. BettyTheThird says:

    Does anyone else find talking to your companions in camp very relaxing? The music is so calming, sometimes dog barks, the fire…
    Sometimes when I play DA:O in the evening and it's getting late, I'll be like "gonna make a cup of tea and spend some time in camp :3"

    and yessssssssss, SHALE IS THE BEST!
    …and I always kill the girl/demon, because I'm not here for puzzles, whoopsie.

    • Plactus says:

      Does anyone else find talking to your companions in camp very relaxing? The music is so calming, sometimes dog barks, the fire…

      I used to, before I tnir Yryvnan n crg aht. Abj… *fdhrnx* *fdhrnx* *fdhrnx*…

      V ybir Yryvnan, ohg V'z fgnegvat gb nterr jvgu Btuera…

      (Fortunately, there's a mod. Of course there is.)

      • snapsnzips says:

        Possibly the best mod ever is the one to shut up the barking dog in camp. How not romantic is all that noise?

  8. Tahaneira says:

    SHALE! I know I've greeted every other party member with this kind of enthusiasm, but that's because there aren't really any party members I really dislike. The closest I get is Morrigan, and that's mostly because I can't stand her behavior outside of camp. She's nice to talk to at camp, she's a fascinating character with interesting backstory and motivation, but any time she's in my party while I'm trying to help people I want to mix a poison that only paralyzes vocal cords.

    Anyways the party banter is always wonderful and fascinating, especially between… well, everyone. Wynne and Zevran is hilarious, Wynne and Leliana is sweet, Wynne and Alistair is hilarious and sweet, Wynne and Shale is hilarious… you get the point, I think. It's been a staple of BioWare games since… I'm actually not sure. I'm waiting for the revised edition of Baldur's Gate to come out before I play it, so the earliest I know of is Knights of the Old Republic.

    In any case, SHALE!

    Quote of the Day:

    Shale: Go on, order me to do something.
    Warden: All right, give Zevran a hug.
    Zevran: Erm, I don't appreciate foreign objects invading my personal space. Well, usually.

  9. @LJmysticowl says:

    You are making me want to replay the game! I haven't actually played Shale's DLC – should check if I have it, I bought the games as a bundle so they came with some of the DLCs – but maybe this playthrough I should actually play all of the DLCs I have.

    I'm a wuss – I'm scared of Darkspawn; the story and ambience of this game are so well done that it was hard for me to play through some of the stuff, that's why I'm looking forward to watching you play through it for me.

  10. Ryan Lohner says:

    I actually said "Oh come on!" out loud upon learning that killing Jarvia wasn't the end of the Orzammar mission. It was quite a relief to come on here and see that it wasn't just my warped perspective; it really is a good deal longer than the three other main quests to gather allies.

    Just like the bridge during The Gauntlet, upon reaching the sliding block puzzle I immediately saved and quit, and looked up the solution. Because I just don't care at all about solving it on my own. I was also near the end of the game at this point, and I was seriously itching to see Loghain taken down even more than I was about stopping the blight.

    And now I finally get to say in regular text something I've said a few times now in rot13: we need a fanfic where Shale and GLaDOS bond over their hatred of birds. I have also now incorporated "Pigeon crap" into my vocabulary of swears to use in mixed company.

  11. ensignkt says:

    I love that camp attack, but it's so buggy on my game that I've only gotten it once in the ten or so times I've played the game.

  12. Bookman230 says:

    Introducing Shale, the best party member. Strong, sassy, a contempt for organics and birds, what more could you possibly want? I always recruit it straight out of Lothering because it is the bestest, and it always ends up with the highest percentage of total damage done by the party besides the Warden, and part of that is because I bring it everywhere for its delightful dialouge and commentary and the other part is it is an absolute damage giving machine. I loves my Shale. :3

    God, I just beat this game for like the fifth time a few weeks ago and watching you replay it makes me want to play it AGAIN. Stop it, Mark! Stop making me flail with nostalgia! I have other games to play! :( If only DA2 could hold my attention like Origins.

  13. Passing by says:

    YESH! Shale has now worked ure way into Mark Plays! My life is now complete.

    My exams are finally over, so now I can catch up again.
    I find it interesting how I built Morrigan completely different from Mark: with me, Morrigan is very much a support mage, built around shutting enemies down with frost and sleep spells

    • Mark Does Stuff says:

      which, honestly, is so fascinating to me! I mean, I have two warriors in my party right now (Oghren and Shale), but I use them for totally different things.

  14. adaptation says:

    These next four videos are all for Andrea, who commissioned me to play the Stone Prisoner DLC.

    Yesssssss this is all I've ever wanted out of life.

  15. adaptation says:

    SHALE IS THE FUCKING BEST. DEAL WITH IT.

    And omg, I didn't even know getting that kid killed was an option. Do most people go that route? Am I just a big loser for doing the puzzle every time????

    • MisterBernie says:

      No you're not. I actually reload if I get the dialogue wrong. I AM NEUTRAL GOOD DAMMIT

    • cogsandcurls says:

      My latest girl got her killed just for being a bit brash on the "let her go, are are clearly a demon" bit. I didn't even get as far as the puzzle getting MENTIONED. :(

    • AmaneSaiko says:

      Do not fret, I do the puzzle every time too, except the last playthrough but that was my character being all… HOW DARE YOU I KILL NOW. So you know… no puzzle =(

  16. Eliestav says:

    First Time Awakening

    "Zvffvat? Nf va Xvqanccrq ol gur Qnexfcnja? Qb gurl rira qb gung?"

    Bu gung'f evtug, lbh jrera'g gurer sbe gung cneg. Frr gur zra ner rngra, ohg gur jbzra ner srq qnexfcnja syrfu, pnhfvat gurz terng cnva, naq frirer zhgngvbaf. Gur barf gung fheivir orpbzr oebbqzbguref; ubeevoyr zbafgref gung ovegu gubhfnaqf bs qnexfcnja bire gur pbhefr bs gurve yvsrgvzr.

    Fhecvfrq V arire zragvbarq gung. ORPNHFR VG FGVYY UNHAGF ZL AVTUGZNERF. Frr lbh fbba Uhool.

    Vf gur frarfpuny n Terl Jneqra? Orpnhfr ur xabjf n ybg nobhg gurz, naq ur fgnegf gur wbvavat, ohg V jbhyq rkcrpg uvz gb or n cnegl zrzore gura. Nyfb Naqref vf terng. Ur'f yvxr n pebff orgjrra Zbeevtna naq Nyvfgnve gung V arire xarj V jnagrq. V'z tynq gb frr Btuera ntnva pnhfr ur pnzr gbb yngr gb or nccerpvngrq va Bevtvaf, (ABG unccl gung gur nceebiny qbrfa'g pneel bire, ohg tvsgf fgvyy qvzvavfu), naq Zvunev vf qrnq. Qvq abg rkcrpg gung, naq abj sbe gur svefg gvzr V unir ab gnax.

  17. Passing by says:

    Ok, slightly off-topic, with Shale and all, but just a minute ago, I had the craziest random encounter on the road.

    Vg jnf onfvpnyyl n Fhcrezna ersrerapr. V rapbhagrerq na ryqreyl pbhcyr jub sbhaq n onol obl, jub unq pnefurq vagb gur rnegu ivn zrgrbe. Hasbeghangryl, V qvqa'g svaq bhg jung anzr gurl jbhyq tvir uvz, ohg V'q org vg'f Pynex.

    • Eliestav says:

      1) Try not to use the word crazy on this site, as it's considered ableist

      2) Qvq lbh teno gur zrgrbe sebz gur pengre? Pnhfr vg pna or hfrq gb znxr gur orfg fjbeq va gur tnzr.

      • Passing by says:

        V whfg ybbxrq hc jung V pna qb jvgu vg. Hasbeghangryl, V qbag unir gur Jneqra'f Xrrc QYP, ab rnegu-funggrevat fjbeqf sbe zr.

        I shall watch my language from now on.

        • Eliestav says:

          Ner lbh fher? Orpnhfr V qvqa'g guvax vg jnf cbffvoyr gb trg gung fprar jvgubhg vg.

          • Passing by says:

            I am certain. I only have The Stone Prisoner and the Blood Dragon armour, both were included with my copy of Dragon Age.

          • @Ninjababe says:

            Nppbeqvat gb zl 'obbx bs purngvat', vg erdhverf QYP gb or gevttrerq. Ohg, V erzrzore gung zl KObk irefvba bs gur tnzr jnf QYP serr naq V gevttrerq gung enaqbz rapbhagre. V erzrzore orpnhfr V jnf natel gung V unq n uhax bs zrgny V unq gb pneel naq pbhyqa'g qb nalguvat jvgu vg.

    • Herefox says:

      Lbh trg gung bar vs lbh unir gur jneqra'f xrrc QYP vafgnyyrq. Vg'f nzhfvat.

  18. Peter says:

    First Time Gameplay

    OH GOD. ORZAMMAR IS SO DAMN LONG. I just can't even. But also, Mark, there have been references to Branka and Paragons throughout Orzammar! You should talk to all the characters you can, and they'll tell you all about the world and what's going on in a given place.

    And Shale. OH SWEET WONDERFUL SHALE. Jnf Znex pbzzvffvbarq/jvyy Znex or qbvat Funyr'f fghss va Pnqnfu Gunvt? I want Morrigan and Shale to just have a Humanity Hatred party. With party hats. They could have pigeon killing competitions and such… WHY HASN'T THIS HAPPENED?

    Hmm… I think my camp was attacked after I completed Haven and the Sacred Ashes. I wonder whether that is based on character level or on number of quests completed?

    Not too much to say now, as I'm preoccupied with other things… If you're a US citizen eligible to vote, GO VOTE!!!!!!!!!!

  19. JackoDaGreat says:

    FUNYR! ::Ahem:: I mean SHALE!

    Yeah, I totally began recognizing it's name in rot13. I need to put Shale in my party more often.

    Also, I managed to figure out the puzzle without cheating and looking up the answer on the internet. I was so proud of myself! Of course I kept walking into the sparks on the puzzle and setting myself on fire. Oops. I guess I can't criticize my tanks for walking into open flames if I'm going to do it. FIRE CONFUSES ME!

    And Alistair's banter with Wynne is truly the best especially <romance spoilers> vs lbh ebznapr Nyvfgnve naq Jlaar gevrf gb tvir uvz "gur gnyx" naq gura znxrf sha bs uvz jura ur oyhfurf. "Lbh ner n onq crefba"

    On a side note, is Mark referring to the attack at the camp after lbh qernz bs gur Nepuqrzba crrevat vagb lbhe fbhy? Because that was particularly traumatic for my Dalish Elf. V nyjnlf ybirq lbh gbb Gnzyra! ::favss::

    • jerssica says:

      I LOVE Alistair and Wynne's conversations so much, especially with the romance. I'm also super obsessed with Alistair and Zevran's banter concerning the romance option.

  20. biblioteknician says:

    Yay DLC! Can I just go ahead and recommend you buy the Ultimate Edition? In the long run, it is SO much cheaper than buying everything individually, it really is.

    I love seeing you interact with your party. I was so confused you hadn't been gushing about them, I hadn't realized it was because you just hadn't really talked to them yet! Also, I love Wynne-Alistair party banter. It just makes my heart warm.

  21. cat says:

    YEAH SHALE! I can never pick one favorite character in this game, but when I have to, it's Shale at least 50% of the time. Even when I wander away from her for a second and she turns around and nails the darkspawn I'm standing right next to with a "hurl rock".

    Also, today was the first time I was watching these videos in fullscreen, and I keep hitting WSAD trying to move everyone around. Possibly a sign that I've been playing this game too much.

  22. AmaneSaiko says:

    I was going to be very disappointed if you did not add Shale to your party. Because Shale is the absolute best and by far my favourite. I could listen to Shale's dialogue until the end of time, sassy golems are best golems.

    I don't really have much more to say except… unprepared, that is what you are.

    • Mark Does Stuff says:

      A common theme for the rest of this week's reviews are me gushing over how much fun Shale is to talk to.

      Shale is still in my party, so I'm excited to do next week's posts, too!

  23. elenuial says:

    I love how Mark always picks the nicest option during dialogue. I have epic struggles to not pick the sassy/sarcastic ones, *especially* when talking to Alistair. XD

  24. sig says:

    i hate watching the videos due to the horrible platform, dragon age origins offers so much more on PC. pity mark is stuck with the clunky controls, graphics and extras that can be gotten on pc easily.

  25. OneOnOne1162 says:

    I'd gave to disagree with you on the Alistair thing, walking into fire again and again and again even though it burns you takes a hell of a lot of discipline I'd imagine and a lot of determination.

  26. Oh well, when I finally catch up with your posts for dragon age it's when you play a DLC…and I haven't got any DLC for this game :(
    Buy all is fine! Since I haven't contents on anything before on this game, just wanted to say that I deeply love the stories on this game and the fucked up dilemmas it forces you to face! It's an awesome experience!
    And it's always fun to see you take a completely different path then I have! I started as a dwarf royalty warrior and visited the big maps in another order!
    One thing I did when I finished playing the game, and I suggest you do, is playing EVERY starting sorry, just until you get to Ostegard, then drop that one and start another! It doesn't take very long and there are a lot of cool stories there!

    Well, looking forward for your venturing into the depths of the dwarf mines! (and people around Orzamar will explain to you what a paragon is, right on the entrance hall of the city, if I remember correctly!)

  27. Whatever you do, just make sure you get the Dragon Age 2 DLC, and play Legacy during Act 3 for the fullest experience.

    • Ryan Lohner says:

      This is actually the big problem I have with DLC. If you can't be bothered to plug your plot holes in the actual game without making me pay more money, guess whose fault it is that I think there's a plot hole?

      • Eh. Legacy isn't so much an attempt to plug a plot hole as it is a separate story. I just think it's better to play during Act 3 because (DA2 spoilers) vg ernqf nf n shyyre ernyvmngvba bs Naqref'f punenpgre qrirybczrag, nf jryy nf Pneire'f naq Orgunal'f vs lbh cynl gurz nf Jneqraf, naq bs Unjxr'f jvgu gur gurzr bs Unjxr'f ybff guebhtubhg gur tnzr. Cyhf gur vzntvarq pbairefngvba jvgu Yrnaqen ng gur raq vf URNEGJERAPUVAT.

        Unpopular opinion: I prefer DA2 to Origins. For a lot of reasons.

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