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Is that so? I was under the impression that it was possible to pick Anora and have Alistair fight the duel with Loghain. That way the human noble male can still be king and you can keep Alistair in your team. Or does the ending text say he ends up drinking himself into an early grave even if you do all of that?
Ah, yeah it's probably alright with human noble male. Otherwise I'm pretty sure Anora wants him dead and the best you can manage is talking her out of it, but he still has to leave.
'' Ah, yeah it's probably alright with human noble male. Otherwise I'm pretty sure Anora wants him dead and the best you can manage is talking her out of it, but he still has to leave. ''
But even if you aren't a human noble and let Alistair be your champion, kill Loghain and THEN let Anora be Queen then it should still work out with both Anora and Alistair happy, right? I mean you killed Loghain so Alsitair has no reaosn to leave, Anora might want him dead but you can talk her out of it without even passing a persuasion check. I have never tried this though, it could be that you cant give the crown to Anora after slaying Loghain.
On my first playthrough I chose Anora and here's why. Alistair insists that he doesn't want to be king that he just wants to be a Grey Warden then when you choose to not kill "Loghain" he has a cow. He says he wants to be king but not for the right reasons just so he can kill Loghain. Which in my mind I found stupid and selfish. So I decided to let him go.
dude, alistair doesn't leave/become depressed/start drinking if anora is queen. I picked anora for queen, and alistair said 'phew I didn't even want to be king' and anora never mentioned wanting him executed. alistair just continued being a grey warden. In the epilogue it said he and I rebuilt the grey wardens and alistair built a memorial to duncan. The drinking/leaving your party thing only happens if you let loghain live. I'm pretty sure anora only calls for alistair's execution if he makes the killing blow against loghain....
anora asked me if I wanted anything at the end and i said 'give the circle of magi freedom' and she granted it. She was a good queen. Next playthrough I made alistair king and he kind of seemed like he didn't know what he was doing. It said he was popular though.