Feastday Gifts and Feastday Pranks are downloadable content packs for Dragon Age: Origins. The gifts and pranks are fun items which allow the player to "mess around" with the party approval system. The items can be purchased from Bodahn Feddic in the Party Camp. Each companion has a unique gift and prank. Many of the items are either usable or can be equipped and possess amusing effects. Most items are restricted to a specific companion. The gifts give (+50) , while the pranks give (-50) .
The DLC packs were fittingly released on April 1, 2010—in other words, on April Fools' Day. The free UK PS3 version was released in early March on the UK PlayStation Network along with the 1.03 patch. Each pack is currently available for US$2 (160 Bioware points for PC, 160 Microsoft Points for X360, and $1.99 PSN for PS3). The combo pack is priced at US$3 (240 Bioware points, 240 Microsoft Points, $2.99 PSN).
Both "Feastday Gifts" and "Feastday Pranks" are listed as quests to be completed under the Downloadable Content category. In order to complete the "quests" one must buy at least one item from each set from Bodahn. This will complete the quest; the items don't actually need to be given and may be destroyed or sold.
Feastday Gifts pack Edit
This sturdy stick is well-weighted for throwing.
for Dog. Anyone (except Shale) can throw the stick for Dog to fetch it.
This tin-helmeted puppet is painted with the blue-and-grey heraldry of the Grey Wardens.
for Alistair. It becomes a toy he can play with.
This little doll, fashioned from rags and stuck with pins, is eerily reminiscent of Alistair.
for Morrigan. It becomes a doll she can play with to inflict injuries to Alistair if present.
The words are in a strange spidery script, but the fine etchings demonstrate a clear respect for the departed.
for Sten. He will read it and revive any fallen party members.
Someone has painted a pair of eyes and a goofy smile on this rock.
for Shale. It becomes a pet Shale can play with.
A favorite of traveling bards, the fat-bodied lute is a sturdy instrument with rich tone and a melodious sound.
for Leliana. It becomes an instrument she can play.
Pulling the stopper from the bottle reveals hints of exotic passion fruit. The alcohol content is low by local standards--"just enough to keep the conversation flowing," as the Antivans say.
for Zevran. It gives him a small buff to dexterity (+2 dexterity).
The simple patterns along this locket's outer edge are worn smooth, and a dark patina clouds the glass.
for Wynne. It summons characters known to her.
Fashioned from nug stomach, this fascinating dwarven device is like a loose-fitting muzzle that sits beneath the beard and keeps the drinker's alcohol accessible even after he loses feeling in his arms.
for Oghren. It gives him a small buff to strength (+2 strength).
Two dogs rampant mark this shield for the house of Theirin. It bears scars from many battles.
for the secret companion. It becomes a heavy shield, King Maric's Shield.
The following gifts are not specific to anyone.
They say it's the thought that counts, and this gift is always sure to please.
Dressed in strawberries and sugar-cream icing, this simple pound cake is a perfect pick-me-up at the end of a long day.
- Unlike the other gifts, Bodahn initially stocks 50 each of the Thoughtful Gift and Sugar Cake, so it can be gifted multiple times. However, there is a small fee for each item.
Feastday Pranks pack Edit
A pearly-white cone of unknown material attached to a dog collar. It looks like it would be uncomfortable to wear.
for Dog. It replaces any equipped mabari collar with Protective Cone. If you give Dog the Cone, and then the Stick, Dog acquires Dexterity bonus companion skills for having +100 Approval.
Chapter upon chapter and verse on verse, this dense tome enthusiastically details the countless branches of Ferelden's royal family. The final entry describes King Maric's ascent to the throne.
A luridly illustrated copy of Chantry teachings, complete with a hundred-page concordance and an overly simplistic collection of daily affirmations about how the Chant can bring light into any life.
It's unclear whether this gaudy blade is meant as a weapon of war or simply a stage prop.
for Sten. It becomes a greatsword, Butterfly Sword.
This pigeon coos happily, apparently comfortable in the knowledge that no force could ever crush it.
for Shale. It becomes a Large Crystal, Uncrushable Pigeon.
Many insects died to make these iridescent boots. What a waste.
for Leliana. It becomes a pair of light boots, Ugly Boots.
This iron girdle looks distinctly uncomfortable. A sturdy lock keeps the loins secure.
for Zevran. It replaces any equipped belt with Chastity Belt.
This gnarled staff carries odors of cat urine and prune juice.
for Wynne. The cats can distract enemies during combat.
This bar of brightly colored soap smells of elfroot blossoms.
for Oghren. It can be used by anyone to remove blood spatter.
Fashioned of lace and porcelain, this expensive mask is the height of fashion for Orlesian nobility.
for the secret companion.
The following pranks are not specific to anyone.
It is unclear which smells worse--the onion or the rot.
A chunk of firewood pulled from the remains of last night's campire. How sweet!
- Unlike the other pranks, Bodahn initially stocks 50 each of the Rotten Onion and Lump of Coal, so it can be gifted multiple times. However, there is a small fee for each item.
Codex entries Edit
- Sten's Butterfly Sword is the only gift that (without mods) imports into Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.
- ps3 Bodahn's store resets losing any items you have sold to him previously. This appears to happen only once as later items sold to him remain available for repurchase.
- pcps3xbox360 Upon storing the items within the party storage chest (Warden's Keep downloadable content) the gifts will reappear within Bodahn's store, and may be purchased and given to your companions again, for additional approval changes.
- pc Giving a Feastday gift to a companion when they are already at Friendly or Adore (and possibly Love) can lower that rating back to Warm. The rating does not lower numerically.
- pcxbox360 Dialog options are sometimes not available once a companion's approval rating is at certain levels. If you wish to romance a character use feast-day items with caution.
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