By the stone I'm drunk. You, you seem like a smart sort. Any idea what I was doing?

Orson Haver is a dwarf of the warrior caste. Orson is also companion during the A Tale of Orzammar DLC for Dragon Age: Origins. He can be found at the Tapster's Tavern by the front counter. He is extremely drunk and easily confused.

Involvement Edit

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After speaking to the Dwarven Nobleman, the player must recruit Orson to aid him in the expedition. Since Orson is already quite drunk, he will join the expedition merely at the suggestion that he is already part of it and simply confused due to his intoxicated state. Despite being ostensibly a drunken vagrant, Orson is quite adept in battle and is already equipped with armor as well a sword and shield. He will assist the player as they fight through the Ruined Thaig as well as in the final battle against the dwarven nobleman and his bodyguard. Should Bhelen's offer be refused, Orson will reveal that in reality he was working for Bhelen all along and his drunken antics were merely an act, by fatally knifing the player in the back.

Note: Even if the player did not recruit Orson, they will still die regardless upon rejecting Bhelen's offer; Orson simply does not appear behind them, making the death appear somewhat confusing.

Initial statistics Edit

When recruited, Orson will be level 5.

Attributes Edit

Strength Dexterity Willpower Magic Cunning Constitution
20 19 17 10 10 15

Talents Edit

Racial ability Talent-DwarvenResistance icon Dwarven Resistance
Warrior Talent-Powerful icon PowerfulTalent-PreciseStriking icon Precise StrikingTalent-Taunt icon TauntTalent-Disengage icon Disengage
Weapon and Shield Talent wns shieldbash Shield BashTalent wns shieldpummel Shield PummelTalent wns shieldblock Shield Block

Equipment Edit

Armor Ico gloves light Duster Leather GlovesDuster Leather Gloves
Light gloves
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 10 strength

Armor: 0.50
Fatigue: 1.00%
Ico shield kitemetal Metal Kite ShieldMetal Kite Shield
Kite shield
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Fatigue: 3.20%
Strength modifier: 1.00
Ico armor med Dwarven ArmorDwarven Armor
Medium chestpiece
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 strength

Armor: 4.25
Fatigue: 7.00%
Ico boots heavy Dwarven Heavy BootsDwarven Heavy Boots
Heavy boots
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Armor: 1.25
Fatigue: 2.25%
Note: Additionally once Orson joins the party, a Ico helm med Dwarven HelmetDwarven Helmet
Medium helmet
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 14 strength

Armor: 1.00
Fatigue: 1.50%
+2 physical resistance
, Ico shield kitewood Wooden Kite ShieldWooden Kite Shield
Kite shield
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 18 strength

Fatigue: 3.20%
Strength modifier: 1.00
and Ico longsword Dwarven LongswordDwarven Longsword
Varies (Tier 1-7)
Requires: 11 strength

Damage: 7.00
Critical chance: 2.00%
Armor penetration: 2.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
will be added directly to the inventory.

Quotes Edit

  • Mercenary: "I've got a job and you're helping me."
  • Orson: "Really? Yeah,okay! Booze an' adventure sounds about right!"
  • (Once taken into the Deep Roads) "Whoa, dizzy for a moment there... how'd I get here?