Contemporarily, the First Warden is largely caught up in the politics of the Anderfels and offers little guidance to the order or its local commanders. The First Warden acts largely as a figurehead, relying on the Warden-Commanders to make the major decisions within their assigned territories.
The First Warden who lived during the early Exalted Age led the Grey Wardens against the Fourth Blight. In order to evacuate refugees from Kirkwall, the First Warden ordered Isseya to subject the Griffons of Fortress Haine to her modified version of the Joining in order increase their combat capability.Once the Blight ended, the First Warden gave the order that any Griffon showing signs of uncontrollable aggression was to be put down. 
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By 9:37 Dragon, the First Warden became interested in the Primeval Thaig, which Hawke, Champion of Kirkwall, had ventured to. Because the thaig was farther in the Deep Roads than any other thaig, it was of great interest to the First Warden and an expedition was commissioned. Nathaniel Howe tells this to Hawke if they meet in the Deep Roads.If Avernus survived the Fifth Blight and was allowed to continue his experiments, the First Warden is aware of this and receives reports of all the discoveries made by the old mage.
See also EditCodex entry: The First Warden
- ↑ Dragon Age: Last Flight 17-19, ch24.
- ↑ Codex entry: Grey Warden Letters
- ↑ Dragon Age: Last Flight 15