Dragon Age: Origins – March 9th – 21st, 2010: Broken Branches

March 9th, 2010: Unlocked Hero of Redcliffe.

Bann Teagan used the Ashes on Arl Eamon, and he woke up. He asked of Connor and Isolde, so Teagan brought him up to speed.

Arl Eamon declared the party Champions of Redcliffe. He gave Etheria a special shield. Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins – March 9th – 21st, 2010: Broken Branches

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Dragon Age: Origins – February 24th – March 8th, 2010

February 24th, 2010: A Crimson Oars mercenary said he would rip out Etheria’s eyes and then piss in her skull if she looked at him the wrong way. Aah!

I like it when party members talk amongst themselves.

We went to Brother Genetivi’s house and found his assistant, Weylon. He did not know where Genetivi was, either. Our only lead: Genetivi said that he would be staying at an inn near Lake Calenhad. Ugh, there again? Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins – February 24th – March 8th, 2010

Dragon Age: Origins – February 23rd, 2010: Tragedy in the Forest

Trigger Warning: Mentions of rape and suicide

February 23rd, 2010: Ugh. My inventory was too stuffed full of stuff, so I idly gave Leliana a gift of flowers. They made her so happy because her mother once sprinkled flower petals on her dress. Aww.

At least with everything that’s happened/could happen to Leliana, she has that happy memory of her mother.

Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins – February 23rd, 2010: Tragedy in the Forest

Dragon Age: Origins – February 18th-22nd, 2010

February 18th, 2010: We tried to return to the Circle Tower, but a very silly Templar stood in our way. Luckily, Sten persuaded him with some cookies, and then the Templar let us cross Lake Calenhad to get to the Tower.

Graegoir said that the Tower was overrun with demons, and he had locked everyone inside. The Circle of Magi may have been lost. We could not let that stand, so we entered the Tower.

One of the surviving mages said that it was all the doing of a mage named Uldred that returned from the battle of Ostagar. Uldred wanted to take over the Circle. Clearly, the other mages resisted. How do we know Loghain isn’t behind this to?

Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins – February 18th-22nd, 2010

Dragon Age: Origins – February 14th-15th, 2010

February 14th, 2010: On the world map, the paths between locations are drawn as a sort of scorching trail. Cool!

We ran into some highwaymen just before Lothering. One was as dumb as a box of sticks. The leader was a typical slithering coward.

Lothering was a town full of refugees. There, Etheria met a darling little boy. He was separated from his parents, but she could not offer him much help. However, the boy did say that she was nicer than everyone else in Lothering, even though he knew the reputation of elves. Or rather, the reputations of those who thought they knew of the reputation of the elven folk. Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins – February 14th-15th, 2010

Dragon Age: Origins – January 2nd-February 13th, 2010: The Joining

January 2nd, 2010: Alistair took us to an old temple for the Joining ritual. Duncan warned us that Gray Wardens would have to pay a heavy price – perhaps later than sooner, but inevitably nonetheless. Etheria was not scared. Power always had a price.

The Joining had potential Wardens drink of Darkspawn blood and survive the “taint”. If successful, they would be immune to the “taint” and could sense it in Darkspawn.

Daveth drank out of a large chalice – and died. Father-to-be Jory no longer wanted to participate, and Duncan was forced to protect himself from the panicked knight. Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins – January 2nd-February 13th, 2010: The Joining

For the Ages: Dragon Age: Origins – December 21st-22nd, 2009: Introduction/The Harrowing 

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Dragon Age: Origins

Released: November 3rd, 2009

Purchased: December 18th, 2009

Platform: Xbox 360

Publisher: EA

Developer: BioWare

I wasn’t terribly excited for this game at first. But that was only because certain magazines had slightly disparaging previews of the game. Whether or not it was the very prevalent broadcast ad, or the eventually glowing reviews, I found myself counting on it to be a bright spot for games in 2009.

I started this journal because I really wanted to chart my relationship with a BioWare game from the beginning.

Continue reading For the Ages: Dragon Age: Origins – December 21st-22nd, 2009: Introduction/The Harrowing