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    Return to Ostagar Walkthrough
    version 1.0
    By: OgesMC
    Table of Contents:
    [INT] Introduction
    [WAL] Walkthrough
    [ACH] Achievements
    [VER] Version History
    [DIS] Disclaimer
    [TYS] Thanks
    [INT] Introduction
    Return to Ostagar is the third DLC for Dragon Age: Origins and was released for
    download on January 13, 2010 for the cost of 400 Microsoft Points. This DLC
    along with all the rest can be found on the Game of the Year edition of Dragon
    Age: Origins. If you do not have the Game of the Year edition, you will need
    to purchase Return to Ostagar from the Xbox Live Marketplace. 
    Return to Ostagar gives the Warden the opportunity to return to the site of the
    famous opening battle of Dragon Age: Origins to take revenge on the Darkspawn 
    and learn of King Cailan's fate. The DLC will require Origins to play and can 
    be accessed during the main game any time after Lothering. This DLC add-on has
    one Achievement to be earned and many new items for the player to find.
    [WAL] Walkthrough
    Warden in distress!
    If you have the DLC installed, a new quest "A King's confidant" will appear 
    in your quest log. The quest tells of the rumor that another survivor of 
    Ostagar has escaped and is seeking aid. This fellow Warden is suspected to be 
    hiding in the woods near Bann Loren's land so from the main map, travel to 
    Bann Loren's Lands to begin the quest. 
    Herbs found in the woods:
    * Deathroot x2
    * Elfroot x2
    As you enter the woods you come across a group of guards surrounding an 
    unarmed man and are presented with four options:
    1. (Take a closer look at the unarmed man.)
    2. (Take a closer look at the guards.)
    3. (Join the fray.)
    4. (Wait for the guards to leave.)
    Choose options 1 & 2 first to gain some insight on the characters you see and
    then choose either 3 or 4. The outcome towards the plot is the same for either
    but with option 3 you have to fight the guards while with option 4 they simply
    leave the scene.
    Talking to the man yields some backstory and information on himself and the
    battle, converse with the man in whichever way you see fit. He will tell you
    of the key to the Warden's chest that was entrusted to him by the King and 
    that it may still be stashed in the Ostagar camp. The key is behind a loose
    stone by a statue.
    New quests:
    - Recover the King's secret documents
    Elric has provided a map to the loose stone where he had hidden the key.
    - Reclaim the King's belongings:
    * Helm
    * Breastplate
    * Greaves
    * Gauntlets
    * Maric's Sword
    * Heraldic Shield
    (Cailan's gear can be used by the player or companions when found)
    Having the information you need, proceed to the world map and head to Ostagar
    to start the fight for revenge, recover the King's armor, and to reclaim the 
    lost Warden documents.
    Ostagar, First Area
    As soon as you enter two Hurlocks and a Genlock attack, defeat them and be sure
    to loot the wooden crate behind the statue. From the entrance, take a left at
    the statue and continue through the passage to the next area. As you move 
    foward, you are attacked by two Hurlocks, four Genlocks, and a Hurlock Strider.
    Defeat them and loot the Strider to find Cailan's Greaves.
    Cailan's Greaves
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Requires 36 strength
    Armor 2.70
    Fatigue 3.60%
    +1 armor
    +20% chance to dodge attacks
    To the right of the stairs where the Strider was is a wooden crate. Go up the
    stairs to find the joining area where you can find the joining chalice (gift)
    and a pile of sacks you can loot.
    Joining Chalice (Gift)
    Darkspawn blood still encrusts this silver 
    chalice. With a shudder, you remember the 
    day you brought it to your lips and drank
    deeply of all the mysteries that lay within.
    Make your way back to the stairs where the Strider was, enter the next area,
    and defeat the Six Hurlocks and Genlock Forgemaster. A Hurlock Alpha, Two
    Hurlocks, and Two Genlocks will appear here so defeat them as well. There is
    a chest and a wooden crate near the quartmaster's hut and Elric's key is near
    the Magi Encampment. Make sure you get the key.
    Key to Royal Arms Chest
    Circle around the right side of the Kennels where you will be attacked by two
    Genlock Rogues, four Blight Wolves, a Genlock, a Genlock (archer), and a 
    Hurlock Vanguard. Defeat them all and loot the Vanguard for Cailan's Shield.
    Cailan's Shield
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Requires 32 strength
    Defense 4
    Fatigue 3.84%
    Missle deflection 6
    Strength modifier 1
    +1 armor
    chance to avoid missle attacks
    You can loot a pile of sacks and two dead Mabari here. The dead Mabari will 
    have Swiftrunner warpaint and Firestone Harness which are both armor pieces
    for your Mabari companion.
    Swiftrunner warpaint
    Mabari warpaint
    Requires 10 strength
    +2 dexterity
    +2 damage
    Firestone Harness
    Mabari collar
    25% cold resistance
    +4 attack
    Head around the ruined gazebo towards the Royal Enclave to find Cailan's Chest.
    The Chest contains Maric's Blade and the Secret Correspondence.
    Recover the King's secret documents: Completed
    Maric's Blade
    Longsword, Main hand
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Damage 9.80
    Critical chance 2.80%
    Armor penetration 3.20
    Strength modifier 1
    +1.5 Health regeneration in combat
    Weakens nearby darkspawn
    +1.5 stamina regeneration in combat
    +6 damage vs. darkspawn
    Sockets: 2
    Secret Correspondence
    Plot item
    A bundle of documents comprised of private
    correspondence to and from King Cailan.
    Head up the stairs nearby and defeat the four Genlock (archer) right in front
    of you. Loot the wooden crate for Repeater Gloves and the pile of sacks for
    random treasure.
    Repeater Gloves
    Drakeskin (Tier 7)
    Requires 20 strength
    Armor 1.50
    Fatigue 1.15%
    Rapid aim
    +1 armor penetration
    Repeater gloves having rapid aim are excellent for an archer!
    Bridge & Second Area
    Head across the bastion to find three Hurlocks and three Genlocks (archer) near
    the Ballista. Defeat them and loot the pile of sacks, two wooden crates, and 
    chest for random treasure. Head back to Cailan's tent, pass through the large
    archway, and cross the bastion/bridge. After a cutscene, a Skeleton Mage enters
    and summons some Skeletons to fight you. Defeat the Mage, two Shambling
    Skeletons, and the three Hurlocks here. Note the remains here on the bridge and
    continue on to the other side. From the bridge, take the right side first, 
    fighting off the five Genlocks, and two Hurlocks at the Ballista. Be wary of
    any Darkspawn manning Ballistas as they can do some heavy damage to you! As
    you move down near the Ballista, a Hurlock Strategist will enter with two
    additional Hurlocks. Defeat them all and loot the Hurlock Strategist for
    Cailan's Gauntlets.
    Cailan's Gauntlets
    Massive Gloves
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Requires 36 Strength
    Armor 2.25
    Fatigue 3.60%
    +1 armor
    15% critical/backstab damage
    There is a pile of sacks and two wooden crates on each of the towers you can
    loot for random treasure. Head back up to the main area of this side and head
    towards the world map exit to find two wooden crates. Now return to the main
    area and head through the archway to find four Hurlocks and a Hurlock Emissary.
    Defeat them and loot the pile of sacks and wooden crate here before going up
    the stairs to the next section. Fight the Hurlock General, six Hurlocks, and 
    three shrieks. There is a chest and wooden crate here near the General, and the
    General itself can be looted for Cailan's Breastplate.
    Cailan's Breastplate
    Massive Armor
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Requires 36 strength
    Armor 15.75
    Fatigue 25.20%
    +1 armor
    +15 physical resistance
    Tower of Ishal
    Head up to the tower of Ishal and enter. After a cutscene enter the room and
    fight the six Hurlock Grunts, four Genlock Grunts, and the single Ogre. There
    is a pile of filth you can loot in this room. Follow the hall to the next room,
    and fight the seven Hurlock Grunts and the lone Genlock Grunt inside. You can
    open the Bereskarn cage to release it (hostile to you) and the other for a
    pile of filth. Loot the two barrels and the weapon rack which holds a Nug
    Nug Crusher
    Maul, Two-handed
    Dragonbone (Tier 7)
    Requires 38 strength
    Damage 12.80
    Critical chance 0.80%
    Armor penetration 14
    strength modifier 1.25
    +4 dexterity
    +100 stamina
    chance to stun
    Sockets: 3
    Enter the next room to find the entance to the Darkspawn Tunnels, a metal door,
    and a barricaded metal door. Enter the metal door to find two piles of rubble
    that you can loot then enter the Darkspawn Tunnels (the barricaded door is 
    indeed barricaded and cannot be opened).
    Darkspawn Tunnels
    Immediately defeat the two Genlocks and head left to find a broken chest and a
    corrupted spider. Loot the chest and head out of the room and follow the tunnel
    to the next open room. Inside are three corrupted spiders and two piles of 
    rubble (loot these) so clear the room and follow the tunnel to the next. In
    the tunnel you will have to fight a Genlock Emissary and four Genlocks. Defeat
    them, loot the rubble nearby, and continue to the final room. Defeat the three
    corrupted spiders here and loot the chest which spawns four more spiders as you
    near it. Exit the tunnels to the Battlefield once the spiders are dead.
    Enter the Battlefield to find a Genlock Necromancer who ressurects the Ogre 
    that defeated King Cailan! The Necromancer will summon skeletons to pester
    you so focus on the Necromancer first, and then the Ogre when it is defeated.
    Loot the Necromancer for Cailan's Helm and loot the Ogre for Duncan's Sword &
    Reclaim the King's belongings: Complete
    Cailan's Helm
    Massive Helmet
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Requires 36 strength
    Armor 2.70
    Fatigue 3.60%
    +1 armor
    +10 mental resistance
    Duncan's Sword
    Longsword, Main Hand
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Requires 25 strength
    Damage 9.80
    Critical chance 2.80%
    Armor penetration 3.20
    Strength modifier 1
    +3 willpower
    +3 cunning
    +4 stamina regeneration in combat
    +4 damage vs. darkspawn
    Sockets: 2
    Duncan's Dagger
    Dagger, One-handed
    Red Steel (Tier 5)
    Requires 24 dexterity
    Damage 5.60
    Critical chance 4.20%
    Armor penetration 6.40
    Strength modifier 0.85
    +4 dexterity
    +10% critical/backstab damage
    +10 damage vs. dragons
    Sockets: 2
    With Cailan's gear recovered, return to the bridge through the tunnel to make 
    your decision on the matter there. After the final scene, you are now finished
    here at Ostagar and your characters will retain all gear found here for the
    rest of your Origins playthrough!
    [ACH] Achievements (1)
    In War, Victory      25GS
    Defeated the Ogre that killed King Cailan.
    -Story based and cannot be missed. Defeat the final enemy in the DLC to unlock
    this achievement.
    [VER] Version History
    4/7/2011 version 1.0
    -Finally found all items in the DLC, including random chests and crates
    -Added full monster encounters instead of just saying "lots of enemies here"
    -Finished item descriptions
    -Revised and completed guide
    [DIS] Disclaimer
    This FAQ/Walkthrough is my own work, and has been created by me for use on
    Websites allowed to host this guide:
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
    web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a 
    violation of copyright.
    Copyright 2011 by John "The Ogre" Kwitkowski
    Contact Email: jwkwitkowski@gmail.com
    [TYS] Thanks
    - Bioware, for all of their excellent games. Especially Dragon Age: Origins,
      and for the continued support to us gamers with the release of such DLC
      as Return to Ostagar.
    - All who may find this guide useful or any part of it.