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==========================   Dragons Age: Origins   ==========================
==========================    Additional Content    ==========================
========================== Revision 1.22 (10-06-10) ==========================
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                      by Duncan Clay  duncanclay@msn.com

                              Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

ADDITIONAL CONTENT
  (1) In-Game Items
    (1.01) Blood Dragon Armor
    (1.02) Collector's Edition
    (1.03) Memory Band and Formari Tome
    (1.04) Feral Wolf Charm
    (1.05) Dalish Promise Ring
    (1.06) The Lion's Paw
    (1.07) Guildmaster's Belt
    (1.08) Band of Fire
    (1.09) The Wicked Oath
    (1.10) Mark of Vigilance
    (1.11) The Edge
    (1.12) The Lucky Stone
    (1.13) Helm of the Deep
    (1.14) Embri's Many Pockets
    (1.15) Amulet of the War Mage
    (1.16) Bulwark of the True King
    (1.17) Pearl of the Anointed
    (1.18) Bregan's Bow
    (1.19) Feastday Gifts and Pranks
    (1.20) Camp Storage Chest
  (2) Downloadable Content
    (2.01) The Stone Prisoner
    (2.02) Warden's Keep
    (2.03) A Tale Of Orzammar
    (2.04) Return to Ostagar
    (2.05) The Darkspawn Chronicles
  (3) Expansion Packs
    (3.01) Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening
  (4) Other Online Content
    (4.01) Character Creator
    (4.02) Toolset
    (4.03) Dragon Age: Journeys - The Deep Roads
    (4.04) Xbox Avatars
    (4.05) Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne
    (4.06) Dragon Age: The Calling

APPENDIX
  (A) Game Editions
  (B) Credits and Revision History
  (C) Contact Information

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= Introduction ===============================================================
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A large amount of offical additional content was created for the release of
Dragon Age: Origins.  More has been added since the release of Dragon Age:
Origins - Awakening.  The purpose of this FAQ is to gather it all together in
one place with details on where the content is from.

Some content is provided through an unlock code which adds the content to your
BioWare account. The codes can be entered at
  http://social.bioware.com/redeem_code.php

Other downloadable content can bought through XBox Live Marketplace, PSN, in
the game using BioWare points or online at
  http://dragonage.bioware.com/addon/

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= Additional Content =========================================================
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(1) In-Game Items

(1.01) Blood Dragon Armor

Commissioned by an infamous Nevarran dragon hunter, this armor was crafted in
a time when dragons had almost been hunted to extinction.  Infused with their
blood, the armor gained notoriety after the hunter died at the hands of men
rather than the dragons it was designed to protect him from.  When all four
pieces of Blood Dragon Plate are equipped, the character gains a bonus to
defense and armor.

The code will also unlock use in BioWare's Mass Effect 2.

Includes:
 - Blood Dragon Plate
     +6 Defense, +30 Health
 - Blood Dragon Plate Gauntlets
 - Blood Dragon Plate Boots
 - Blood Dragon Armor Set
     +3 Armor, +1 Defense, +1 Missile Deflection
 - Blood Dragon Plate Helmet
     +10 Health

Placement: You'll receive the Blood Dragon Plate immediately, the Helmet,
Gauntlets and Boots are available from Bodahn in the party camp.

From:
 - Dragons Age: Origins Standard Edition (PC/360/PS3)
 - Dragons Age: Origins Collector's Edition (PC/360/PS3)
 - Dragons Age: Origins Digital Edition (PC)
 - Dragons Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition (PC)

(1.02) Collector's Edition

A collection of three special items exclusive to the Dragon Age: Origins
Collector's Edition.

Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes (Book)

Far north of Orthland lies the Frozen Wastes.  In these pages are hundreds of
harrowing tales describing how the barbarians survive in their icy homeland.
The authors' hope their stories will help readers in their times of need.  Or
at the least prove entertaining.

Stats:
  Adds three attribute points

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

Bergen's Honor (Helmet)

When the Grey Warden Bergen knew he was at the end of his life, he descended
into the the Deep Roads joined by a full company of the Legion of the Dead.
They slew hordes of darkspawn, clearing tunnels that had been lost for
centuries.  When at last they fell, a lone dwarf brought back Bergen's helm,
as well as his defiant and inspirational tale.

This is a massive dragonbone helmet. So it's end-game warrior fare.  At a good
price. Besides Corruption at the end of the game, it should be the best helm
available.

Stats:
  +2 Armour, +25 Physical Resistance, +6 Attack

Placement: Available from Bodahn in the party camp.

Final Reason (Staff)

This staff was held by several senior master conjurers of the Circle Tower,
passed down from old master to new.  Errant students learned to fear it, for
when all other forms of discipline failed, the Final Reason would produce
obedience at the cost of significant pain and discomfort.

This is meant to be useable once the player is at 11+ level. It's price, like
all the pre-order items, should be very reasonable. It's meant to be the best
staff for the mid-levels of the game.

Stats:
  +3 Damage, +10 Spellpower, +15% Fire Damage

Placement: Available from Bodahn in the party camp.

From:
 - Dragons Age: Origins Collector's Edition (PC/360/PS3 valid until 30-4-2010)
 - Dragons Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition (PC)

(1.03) Memory Band and Formari Tome (Ring)

Memory Band

Made by the Formari, these lyrium-infused rings are supposed to help
apprentices retain their lessons.  They work rather well - too well, perhaps,
as less capable students sometimes wear three or four per finger.

Stats:
  +1% to gained XP

Formari Tome

Formari are known for a rigorous dedication to the pursuit of knowledge. This
manual, one of the more popular Formari texts, contains a wide variety of
insight into skills and knowledge.

Stats:
  Adds one skill point

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - EB Games (NZ) pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - gamesman.co.nz pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - mightyape.co.nz pre-order
 - EA Store pre-order
 - Direct2Drive pre-order
 - Steam Pre-order
 - Gamestop pre-order
 - play.com pre-order
 - amazon.co.uk pre-order
 - GAME (UK) pre-order

(1.04) Feral Wolf Charm (Amulet)

Chasind hunters favour charms like this.  The hunters claim that they are
enchanted on moonlit nights by scantily clad witches deep in the heart of the
Korcari Wilds.  But perhaps that is just wishful thinking.

Stats:
  +1 Armor, +5 Exploration Health Regeneration, +15% Nature Resistance

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - EB Games (NZ) pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - gamesman.co.nz pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - Gamestop pre-order
 - play.com pre-order

(1.05) Dalish Promise Ring (Ring)

Intended for a Dalish elf's betrothed, this enchanted silver band was blessed
by the tribe's Keeper to ensure a long, healthy life.

Stats:
  +1 Combat Health Regeneration, +15% healing effects received,
  reduces hostility

From:
 - EB Games (NZ) pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - gamesman.co.nz pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - Direct2Drive pre-order

(1.06) The Lion's Paw (Boots)

Lady Rosamund, an infamous outlaw of the Korcari Wilds, wore these regal
boots.  Through clever ambushes and surprising tactics, she spent decades
preying on merchants and eluding the king's guards until one day she simply
disappeared.  Some still brave the Wilds in search of her hidden hoard of
treasure. 

Stats:
  +1 Armor, +10% Dodge, +10% chance of evading missiles

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - EB Games (NZ) pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - gamesman.co.nz pre-order (valid until 31-12-2011)
 - amazon.com pre-order
 - amazon.co.uk pre-order
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_LNP/DAO_PRC_PROMO_LNP_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.07) Guildmaster's Belt (Belt)

The guilds of Denerim are despised by the peasants of Ferelden because the
guildmasters grow fat off their labors.  Quite literally in the case of this
belt's former owner, who could’ve stood to lose a pound or two.

Stats:
  +3 Cunning, +5% Dodge, increases monetary gain

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - GameCrazy pre-order
 - mightyape.co.nz pre-order

(1.08) Band of Fire (Ring)

Magical fire is used with great care in the construction of these rings. After
a few unfortunate incidents of singed eyebrows and burnt hair, there is some
speculation that this is why the Formari often shave their heads.

Stats:
  +3 Constitution, +25 Fire Resistance, +10 Spirit Resistance

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - EA Store pre-Order

(1.09) The Wicked Oath (Ring)

Countess Luciana of Antiva lived as a virtual prisoner in her husband’s castle
until an elven slave offered her a way out.  The slave magically bound a small
amount of the countess’s blood into a ring in return for a promise of freedom.
The countess agreed, and the count was found stabbed soon afterwards, this
ring lying beside him.  Neither Luciana nor the slave were seen again.

Stats:
  +10% Critical Strike Damage, +1 Combat Stamina Regeneration,
  +1 Armor Penetration

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - Steam pre-order (PC)
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_WKD/DAO_PRC_PROMO_WKD_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.10) Mark of Vigilance (Amulet)

Not all maleficar practice forbidden blood magic, but templars must constantly
guard against the possibility that even an innocuous-seeming mage has delved
into arts that permit him to control the minds of others.  The best mage-
hunters are granted these valued amulets as rewards by the Divine.  They are
often entombed alongside the templar when he dies.

Stats:
  +6 Defense, +2% Spell Resistance, +5 Mental Resistance

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - Hot Topic with a Dragon Age: Origins t-shirt (PC/360/PS3)
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_VGL/DAO_PRC_PROMO_VGL_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.11) The Edge (Dagger)

Newly forged and sporting an edge sharp enough to cut through boot leather,
this blade is the pinnacle of Fereldan crafting skill.  Wait, there's more! It
slices, it dices, and can make Orlesian potatoes.  Yours for just one easy
payment.

Stats:
  +4 Attack, +5 Damage, +3% Melee Critical

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - Register the game on http://social.bioware.com/ before 30th November 2009
   (PC/360/PS3)
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_EDG/DAO_PRC_PROMO_EDG_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.12) The Lucky Stone (Ring)

This old stone, set in a golden ring, has been an aid and companion to dozens
of adventurers across innumerable years.  Its trip to Ferelden was long and
convoluted.  Some say it has a life of its own.

Stats:
  +1 all attributes

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - Upload a character using the Character Creator (PC/360/PS3)
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_LKS/DAO_PRC_PROMO_LKS_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.13) Helm of the Deep (Helmet)

There is a legend amongst the dwarves of the Legion of the Dead that, three
centuries ago, a commander of the Legion came across the body of a legionnaire
wearing a helmet inscribed with lyrium.  He took it, and died nobly... and
then his body was found years later by another commander - and so forth, for
generations.  The helmet is said to be a sign of an honorable death for the
lucky dwarf who stumbles across it.

Stats:
  +2 Constitution, +10 Mental Resistance, +10 Physical Resistance

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - To earn the Helm of the Deep in Dragon Age: Origins, you must earn all five
   achievements in Dragon Age Journies: The Deep Roads.
   (PC/360/PS3 valid until 30-06-10)
   + The Black Gate: Reach the gates of Orzammar.
   + Darkspawn Warrior: Kill two monsters in a single attack.
   + Bard's Yarn: Convince the Bard to join your party.
   + Ogreific Tactics: Defeat an Ogre, with all party members at full health.
   + Mighty Magic: Defeat the Hurlock emissary on any difficulty level.
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_HOD/DAO_PRC_PROMO_HOD_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.14) Embri's Many Pockets (Belt)

Embri of Gwaren, an elven mage of limited talent who volunteered to become one
of the Tranquil, proved herself a talented enchanter - if absent-minded.  She
kept an array of magical ingredients on her belt at all times, and eventually
the belt itself became magical.  Embri died of lyrium poisoning many years
later, but the enchanted belt remains.

Stats:
  +5% Fire Resistance, +5% Cold Resistance, +5% Electricity Resistance,
  +5% Nature Resistance, +5% Spirit Resistance

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - To earn Embri's Many Pockets in Dragon Age: Origins, save the Grey Warden
   Martine by completing The Missing Warden quest in Dragon Age Journeys.
   (PC/360/PS3 valid until 30-06-10)
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_EMB/DAO_PRC_PROMO_EMB_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.15) Amulet of the War Mage (Amulet)

This amulet was forged during the height of the ancient Tevinter Imperium's
power, a time when entire armies would flee upon seeing a Tevinter magister
stride into battle.  While the name Cavellus remains engraved on its back, any
memory of the magister who created it has been lost to the mists of time.

Stats:
  +5% Fire Damage, +5% Cold Damage, +5% Electrical Damage, +5% Nature Damage,
  +5% Spirit Damage

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - Defeat all 4 ogres in Dragon Age Journeys on a single playthrough.  You can
   unlock the Amulet of the War Mage at any difficulty level.
   (PC/360/PS3 valid until 30-06-10)
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_WAR/DAO_PRC_PROMO_WAR_1.0.dazip
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.16) Bulwark of the True King (Shield)

This shield once belonged to Moira, the Rebel Queen, who was killed when her
liege lords betrayed her to the Orlesians.  The shield was taken from her body
and given in tribute to the usurper Meghren.  It has since changed hands
several times.

Origins Stats:
  +3 Defense, +1 Armor, +3 Willpower, +2 Constitution
Awakening Stats:
  +3 Defense, +1 Armor, +5 Willpower, +3 Constitution, absorbs damage 

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - Alienware giveaway
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_BTK/DAO_PRC_PROMO_BTK_1.0.dazip (Origins)
   http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_EP1_PROMO_BTK/DAO_EP1_PROMO_BTK_1.0.dazip (Awakening)
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.17) Pearl of the Anointed (Amulet)

This amulet was torn from the neck of Emperor Kordillus Drakon of Orlais
"the Anointed" during one of the many battles he fought to spread the Chant
throughout Thedas.

Origins Stats:
  +1 all attributes, increases monetary gain 
Awakening Stats:
  +2 all attributes, increases monetary gain 

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - play.com Awakening pre-order
 - amazon.de Awakening pre-order
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_PAN/DAO_PRC_PROMO_PAN_1.0.dazip (Origins)
   http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_EP1_PROMO_PAN/DAO_EP1_PROMO_PAN_1.0.dazip (Awakening)
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.18) Bregan's Bow (Shortbow)

This bow once belonged to the Orlesian Commander of the Grey Wardens, Bregan.
When he ventured into the Deep Roads for his Calling, he left this bow in the
hands of a young recruit. What happened to Bregan after this is a mystery. 

Origins Stats:
  +3 Armor Penetration, +6 Attack, +10% Critical/Backstab Damage
Awakening Stats:
  +6 Armor Penetration, +10 Attack, +15% Critical/Backstab Damage

Placement: You'll receive this item immediately.

From:
 - game.co.uk Awakening pre-order
 - gamestop.de Awakening pre-order
 - http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_PRC_PROMO_GBK/DAO_PRC_PROMO_GBK_1.0.dazip (Origins)
   http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/p/eagames/bioware/dragonage
     /content/DAO_EP1_PROMO_GBK/DAO_EP1_PROMO_GBK_1.0.dazip (Awakening)
   install using daupdater.exe

(1.19) Feastday Gifts and Pranks

Throughout Thedas, the great holiday of Satinalia is marked by sumptuous
feasts, wild celebration, and naming the town fool as ruler for a day. Amid
the feasting, it is customary for friends, lovers, and traveling companions to
exchange gifts and pranks.

Feastday gifts and pranks offer the player a chance to explore the approval
system in Dragon Age: Origins at greater depth by making your companions
despise or adore you.

Feastday Gifts

Ten unique feastday gifts that your party members are sure to love. Each gift
is specific to one potential companion. +50 to Approval.
 - Dog: Stick
     +6 Dexterity
 - Alistair: Grey Warden Hand Puppet
 - Morrigan: Alistair Doll
   Effects Alistair with one of the following
     - Mindless Rage: - Cunning, + Dexterity
     - Unscratchable Itch: - Dexterity
     - Strangely Stimulated: - Willpower, + Constitution
     - Burning Sensation: - Dexterity
     - Two Left Feet: - Dexterity
     - Suddenly Wet: - Magic
 - Sten: Qunari Prayer Book
     Resurrects any fallen party members during battle
 - Shale: Pet Rock
 - Leliana: Fat Lute
 - Zevran: Rare Antivan Brandy
     Permanent +2 Dexterity
 - Wynne: Amulet of Memories
 - Oghren: Beard Flask
     Permanent +2 Strength
 - Secret Companion: King Maric’s Shield
     +4 Armor, High Morale

Two types of lousy gifts to let your companions know you weren't completely
serious.
 - Rotten Onion (-5 Approval)
 - Lump of Charcoal (-10 Approval)

Placement: Bodahn stocks the gifts in his store at the party camp year-round.

From:
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/addon/feastday/ for 160 BioWare points
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 160 points
 - PlayStation Network for $1.99

Feastday Pranks

Ten unique feastday pranks that your party members will love to hate. Each
prank is specific to one potential companion. -50 to Approval.
 - Dog: Protective Collar
     -2 Dexterity, +4 Attack, +4 Armor
 - Alistair: Compleat Genealogy of the Kyngs of Ferelden
 - Morrigan: The Chant of Light, Unabridged
 - Sten: The Butterfly Sword
     +12 Attack, +1.5 Armor Penetration
 - Shale: Uncrushable Pigeon (Large Crystal)
     +9 Armor, 22% Fatigue, +4 Damage, -4 Dexterity
 - Leliana: Ugly Boots
     +6 Defense, reduces hostility
 - Zevran: Chastity Belt
     +5 Armor, -2 Dexterity, messy kills
 - Wynne: Cat Lady’s Hobblestick
 - Oghren: Scented Soap
 - Secret Companion: Orlesian Mask

Two types of gifts to let you apologize afterward.
 - Sugar Cake (+5 Approval)
 - Thoughtful Gift (+10 Approval)

Placement: Bodahn stocks the pranks in his store at the party camp year-round.

From:
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/addon/feastday/ for 160 BioWare points
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 160 points
 - PlayStation Network for $1.99

Feastday Combo Pack

Includes:
 - All the content from both Feastday Gifts and Feastday Pranks.

From:
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/addon/feastday/ for 240 BioWare points
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 240 points
 - PlayStation Network for $2.99

(1.20) Camp Storage Chest

Spawns a storage chest at the party camp.  Only works in the main camp, some
versions where combat or cutscenes take place will not have access to the
chest. If you don't see the chest, leave the camp and come back again.

Stats:
  100 inventory slots

From:
 - http://social.bioware.com/project/463/
   install using daupdater.exe

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(2) Downloadable Content

(2.01) The Stone Prisoner

Crafted by the ancient dwarves as their first line of defense against the
darkspawn, the dread sentinels known as golems dwindled in number after the
art of their creation was lost.  Shale, one of the few golems remaining, was
found in the Deep Roads, reactivated and brought to the surface, and may prove
to be the Grey Wardens' most effective weapon against the onslaught of the
Blight.

The darkspawn-infested village of Honnleath holds a secret: the forgotten
stone figure at the town's heart is a powerful golem frozen in time.  Bound in
stone, Shale was an unstoppable warrior created by the dwarves to battle the
darkspawn.  Now centuries later, the time has come for you to release this
stone prisoner and unleash its wrath!

Gain access to Shale, a mighty stone golem who can join the party and travel
throughout Dragon Age: Origins.  One of the most powerful characters in the
game, Shale comes with a rich back story, extensive voice acting, and a unique
follower quest to explore.  The Stone Prisoner also includes new environments,
items, and hours of additional gameplay that adds to the Dragon Age: Origins
campaign.

Includes:
 - Shale, a unique and powerful golem, as a recruitable party member who is
   fully integrated into the main Dragon Age: Origins campaign.
 - Brand new plots and adventure areas.
 - Harvest Festival Ring
     +2 Strength, +4 Dexterity, +4 Attack
 - Cord of Shattered Dreams (Belt)
     +3 Willpower, +10 Mental Resistance
 - Blood-Gorged Amulet
     +12 Constitution, -3 Strength, -3 Willpower
 - Cadash Stompers (Boots)
     +2 Dexterity, +2 Armor, +2% Ranged Critical, +2% Melee Critical,
     increases hostility
 - Helm of Honnleath
     +2 all attibutes, +3 Armor
 - Dead Thaig Shanker (Dagger)
     +5 Cunning, +0.5 Armor Penetration, +6 Attack, interrupts spellcasting
 - Wilhelm's Magus Staff
     +3 Willpower, +25% Fire Resistance, +10% Electricity and Fire Damage

Placement:
 - Play through Dragon Age: Origins until after the village of Lothering.
 - Journey to Sulcher's Pass, which will be added to the western portion of
   your world map.
 - Find the troubled merchant who awaits you with a deal that may just be too
   good to be true.

From:
 - Dragons Age: Origins Standard Edition (PC/360/PS3)
 - Dragons Age: Origins Collector's Edition (PC/360/PS3)
 - Dragons Age: Origins Digital Edition (PC)
 - Dragons Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition (PC)
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/addon/ for 1200 BioWare points
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 1200 points
 - PlayStation Network for $15

(2.02) Warden's Keep

Some claim the fortress of Soldier's Peak is corrupted and overrun by demons.
Others whisper of betrayal and the spirits of murdered Grey Wardens.  Whatever
the truth, Soldier's Peak is no place for the living.

Relive the darkest hour of the Grey Wardens with all-new content that adds to
the main Dragon Age: Origins campaign.  This downloadable adventure reveals
secrets hidden for generations, and includes unique achievements, unlockable
character abilities, powerful items, and much more!

Includes:
 - Shadow Belt
     +3% Melee Critical, reduces hostility
 - Warden Commander Armor
     +1 Armor, +1 Combat Stamina Regeneration, +15% Critical/Backstab Damage,
     +10 Physical Resistance
 - Warden Commander Gloves
     +10% Fire Resistance
 - Warden Commander Boots
     +50 Stamina
 - Warden Commander Armor Set
     -10% Fatigue, +10 Health
 - Robes of Avernus
     +3 Willpower, +3 Armor, improves Blood Magic
 - Warden's Tower Shield
     +3 Willpower, +6 Defense, +1 Combat Stamina Regeneration
 - Winter's Breath (Staff)
     +25% Cold Resistance, +15% Cold Damage, Radiates Cold
 - Starfang (Longsword) 
     +3 Dexterity, +3 Damage, +2.5 Armor Penetration
 - Starfang (Greatsword) 
     +3 strength, +2.5 Armor Penetration, +8 Attack
 - Asturian's Might (Longsword)
     +2 Damage, +1 Armor Penetration, weakens nearby Darkspawn
 - Antique Warden Crossbow
     +1 Damage, Rapid Aim

From:
 - Dragons Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition (PC)
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/addon/ for 560 BioWare points
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 560 points
 - PlayStation Network for $7

(2.03) A Tale Of Orzammar

You are an interpid adventurer seeking employment in the Dwarven city of
Orzammar.  You've gone to Tapster's Tavern in search of a mysterious noble who
has machinations afoot that you might like to get involved with - or at least,
find out more about.

The quest is part of the story, extending the lore in a surprising way.

Placement:
  From the main menu, select Other Campaigns, then select A Tale Of Orzammar.

From:
 - PC Gamer magazine November 2009 issue

(2.04) Return to Ostagar

Your memories of the battle of Ostagar will haunt you for years to come. It
laid waste to your order and claimed the lives of many great men and women.

Now, there are rumors that a fellow survivor of the battle has escaped from
captivity and is seeking the Grey Wardens' help. The time has come for the
Grey Wardens to make their return to Ostagar and exact their revenge upon the
darkspawn.

King Cailan Theirin inherited a Ferelden at peace, and it frustrated him
immensely.  His father, beloved King Maric, had become a legend in his own
lifetime, defeating the Orlesians to gain independence for the nation.  To
Cailan, that was the proper role of a king-rallying people against a common
enemy.  But he also believed his father's success had deprived him of the
opportunity for greatness-Cailan's Ferelden was cursed by stability.

And so it was that young King Cailan, hungry for glory and eager to emulate
the ancient legends, committed the armies of Ferelden to face the darkspawn at
the earliest sign of the Blight.  He took counsel from Grey Wardens, and
bolstered his forces with foreign troops, even inviting soldiers from hated
Orlais.  This angered many who had served under Maric, but Cailan had no
interest in their quaint national prejudices; the darkspawn and their
archdemon master-these were threats worthy of a soon-to-be legendary king.

Whatever the reasons, Cailan and the Grey Wardens stood for Ferelden against
the darkspawn. It should have been a decisive victory, but they were abandoned
to face the horde alone.

Return to fallen Ostagar, discover the fate of a king, and reveal the true
cost of betrayal.

Includes:
 - A return to the battlefields of Ostagar, now thick with darkspawn encamped
   amidst the snow
 - An opportunity to reclaim the lost arms and armor of a king
 - A second chance to add Dog to your party
 - Firestone Harness (Dog)
     +25% cold resistance, +4 attack
 - Swiftrunner Warpaint (Dog)
     +2 Dexterity, +2 Damage
 - Cailan's Breastplate
     +1 Armor, +15 Physical Resistance
 - Cailan's Gauntlets
     +1 Armor, +15% Critical/Backstab Damage
 - Cailan's Greaves
     +1 Armor, 20% Chance to Dodge Attacks
 - Cailan's Armor Set
     -25% Fatigue, +5 Combat Health Regeneration
 - Cailan's Helm
     +1 Armor, +10 Mental Resistance
 - Repeater Gloves
     Rapid Aim, +1 Armor Penetration
 - Cailan's Shield
     +1 Armor, chance to avoid missile attacks
 - Maric's Blade (Longsword)
     +1.5 Combat Health Regeneration, +1.5 Combat Stamina Regeneration,
     Weakens nearby darkspawn +6 Damage vs Darkspawn
 - Duncan's Sword (Longsword)
     +3 Willpower, +3 Cunning, +4 Combat Stamina Regeneration,
     +4 Damage vs Darkspawn
 - Duncan's Dagger
     +4 Dexterity, +10% Critical/Backstab Damage, +10 Damage vs Dragons
 - Corrupted Magister's Staff
     +5 Willpower, +15% Spirit Damage, Possible Paralysis
 - Nug Crusher (Maul)
     +4 Dexterity, +100 Stamina, Chance to Stun

Placement:
 - To find the survivor play through Dragon Age: Origins until after the
   village of Lothering.
 - Journey to Bann Loren's Lands along the Bannorn's northwest border.

From:
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/addon/rto/ for 400 BioWare points
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 points
 - PlayStation Network for $5

(2.05) The Darkspawn Chronicles

Play as the darkspawn! The city of Denerim, jewel of Ferelden, girds itself
for war. As a hurlock vanguard, you alone hold the power to make thralls of
your fellow darkspawn and drive them into the heat of battle. Heed the
archdemon's call, Denerim must burn!

- A standalone adventure in which you command genlocks, hurlocks, shrieks, and
  even the mighty ogers.
- A look at an alternate history: what if your character had died in the
  Joining ceremony and the Grey Wardens marched under Alistair's commad
  instead?

Includes:
 - Blightblood (Sword)
     (Origins) +3% Melee Critical, +10% Critical/Backstab Damage, +2 Attack,
     Poison: Venom
     (Awakening) +5% Melee Critical, +15% Critical/Backstab Damage, +6 Attack,
     Poison: Venom
   Placement: Complete The Darkspawn Chronicles

Placement:
  From the main menu, select Other Campaigns, then select The Darkspawn
  Chronicles.

From:
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/dschronicles/ for 400 points
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 points
 - Play Station Network for $5

==============================================================================

(3) Expansion Packs

(3.01) Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

BioWare's next thread in the Dragon Age: Origins tapestry, occurs following
the events of Dragon Age: Origins and puts players into the role of a Grey
Warden Commander entrusted with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens.  In
addition to rebuilding the ranks of the Grey Wardens, you will be tasked with
uncovering the mystery of how the darkspawn survive after the slaying of the
Archdemon.  How players choose to rebuild their order, resolve the conflict
with the mysterious "Architect," and determine the fate of the darkspawn are
just some of the many intriguing moral choices that will shape each player's
heroic journey.  Players will be able to import their character from Dragon
Age: Origins or start out as a new Grey Warden from the neighboring land of
Orlais.

Features:

* A Stunning World Expanded: BioWare’s deepest universe to date just got
  bigger with an all new area of the world to explore, Amaranthine.
  - Unlock the secrets of the Darkspawn and their true motivations
  - Rebuild the Grey Warden order and establish their base of operations at
    Vigil’s Keep

* All-new Complex Moral Choices: Embark on an epic story that is completely
  defined and reactive to your play style.
  - Shape your entire experience based on the choices you make and how your
    handle complex situations

* New Ways to Customize your Hero: Experience additional spells, abilities,
  specializations, and items to further personalize and customize your hero
  and party.
  - Encounter five all-new party members and an old favorite from Dragon Age:
    Origins

* Even more Bone-Crushing, Visceral Combat: Battle against a new range of
  horrific and terrifying creatures.
  - Put your skills to the test against an evolved, intelligent breed of
    Darkspawn and other menacing creatures including the Inferno Golem and
    Spectral Dragon!

* Queen of the Blackmarsh
  - One of the many new creatures is a deadly Spectral Dragon that terrorized
    the village of Blackmarsh only to mysteriously disappear.

Placement:
  From the main menu, select New Game, then select Dragon Age: Awakening

From:
 - http://dragonage.bioware.com/awakening/
 - Stores for $39

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(4) Other Online Content

(4.01) Character Creator

Extracted directly from the game, any character you create can be saved on
your PC and loaded into the actual game.

From:
 - http://files.bioware.com/dragonage_cc_dl
     /DragonAgeOriginsCharacterCreator_en.exe

(4.02) Toolset

The Dragon Age Toolset puts the power of the game developer in the palm of
your hands.  The Dragon Age Toolset will allow you to produce your own content
including dungeons crawls, full-length campaigns, and even cut-scenes you can
share with friends and the BioWare community.

Key Features
 - Create New Adventures: Forge your own environments from your imagination,
   or use the rich set of Dragon Age locations and artwork as starting blocks
   to build new, original campaigns, quests, or cut-scenes.
 - Stage Massive Battles: Test your might in battle by fully customizing the
   combat and creature AI, allowing you to create detailed action sequences
   full of heart-pounding warfare.
 - Be the Director - Create your own stories with the powerful cinematics
   editor that offers full control of the camera, voice and lip syncing tools,
   and a full character creator.
 - Content Creator's Community: Join the BioWare Social Network where you can
   easily find tutorials, share content, chat with other creators, and get
   content updates for the toolset.

From:
 - http://files.bioware.com/dragonage/toolset/DragonAgeToolset1.00Setup.exe

(4.03) Dragon Age: Journeys - The Deep Roads

Dragon Age Journeys is an epic browser based tactical RPG set within BioWare’s
Dragon Age universe.

Chapter 1: The Deep Roads is free to play.  Chapters 2 and 3 will be released
in the coming months and will include premium content you can purchase.

From:
 - http://www.dragonagejourneys.com/

(4.04) Xbox Avatars

Want to show your love for Dragon Age: Origins while you're on Xbox Live?  You
can now customize your Xbox Live avatar with a selection of the coolest Dragon
Age: Origins t-shirts and hats. Dress up your avatar with the finest in Dragon
Age: Origins avatar clothing today.

 - Blood Dragon Red Tee
 - Blood Dragon White Tee
 - EA Blood Logo Tee
 - Dragon Age Origins Tee
 - Dragon Age Red Cap
 - Dragon Age White Cap
 - Blood Dragon White Cap

From:
 - Xbox Live Marketplace for 80 points each

(4.05) Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

Chapter 1 of David Gaider's book is available to download

When the beloved rebel queen is murdered, her son Maric sets out on a mission
of vengeance against the faithless lords who were responsible for his mother’s
untimely death.

From:
 - http://files.bioware.com/dragonage/assets/media/products/pdf
     /stolen_throne_ch1_cover.pdf

(4.06) Dragon Age: The Calling

Chapter 1 of David Gaider's second book is available to download

Having reclaimed the throne, King Maric finally allows the legendary Grey
Wardens to return to Ferelden after two hundred years of exile.  When they
come, however, they bring dire news: one of their own has escaped into the
Deep Roads and aligned himself with their ancient enemy, the monstrous
darkspawn.  The Grey Wardens need Maric’s help to find him.  He reluctantly
agrees to lead them into the passages he traveled through years before,
chasing after a deadly secret that will threaten to destroy not only the Grey
Wardens, but also the Kingdom above.

From:
 - http://files.bioware.com/dragonage/assets/media/products/pdf
     /the_calling_ch1_pt1.pdf
     /the_calling_ch1_pt2.pdf

==============================================================================
= Appendix ===================================================================
==============================================================================

(A) Game Editions

Dragon Age: Origins - Standard Edition (PC/360/PS3)
Dragon Age: Origins - Digital Edition (PC)
  Downloadable Addons
    The Stone Prisoner
  In-Game Items
    Blood Dragon Armor

Dragon Age: Origins - Collector's Edition (PC/360/PS3)
  Downloadable Addons
    The Stone Prisoner
  In-Game Items
    Blood Dragon Armor
    Bergen's Honor
    Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes
    Final Reason
  Bonus DVD
    Making-of featurette
    Concept art montage
    Game soundtrack
    Exclusive wallpapers
    Game Trailers
    Strategy Tips

Dragon Age: Origins - Tin Case Collector's Edition (PC/360/PS3)
  Cloth Map

Dragon Age: Origins - Wood Case Collector's Edition
  Cloth Map

Dragon Age: Origins - Digital Deluxe Edition (PC)
  Downloadable Addons
    The Stone Prisoner
    Warden's Keep
  In-Game Items
    Blood Dragon Armor
    Bergen's Honor
    Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes
    Final Reason
  Bonus Content
    Game soundtrack
    Exclusive wallpapers

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (PC/360/PS3)

==============================================================================

(B) Credits and Revision History

I would like to thank
- http://www.gamefaqs.com/ for hosting my FAQs
- http://dragonage.wikia.com/ for some item stats
- Isaliah for The Edge and Mark of Vigilance
- Arthandas9 for A Tale Of Orzammar

1.00 (17-11-09)
  First release
1.01 (20-11-09)
  Added Mark of Vigilance and The Edge
  Added more detail to section (3)
  Updated some URLs
1.02 (06-01-10)
  Added A Tale Of Orzammar and Return to Ostagar
1.10 (02-02-10)
  Added Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening
1.20 (27-05-10)
  Added Feastday Gifts and Pranks, The Darkspawn Chronicles, Xbox Avatars
1.21 (04-06-10)
  Added placement for more items, updated Blood Dragon Armor stats to 1.1
1.22 (10-06-10)
  Added details for Dragon Age: Origins - Digital Edition

==============================================================================

(C) Contact Information

If you see any mistakes or know of something I have missed you can email me at

  duncanclay@msn.com

Please mention the revision number in your message.

I have also written other guides for Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and
Neverwinter Nights available from
  http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/6889.html

This FAQ is a gamefaqs.com exclusive, no other site or organization has my
permission to host, distribute or modify it.  Please don't copy my work,

  Duncan (aka Naranek Angmar)

                                   ^^\o/^^


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