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For the quest of the same name, see Return to Ostagar (quest).

Downloadable content
Return to Ostagar

Return to Ostagar
Location:
Start:
Released:
29th January 2010 (PC and XBox 360)
11th March 2010 (PS3)
20th June 2010 (Mac)
Appearances:
Dragon Age: Origins - Return to Ostagar DLC

Return to Ostagar is downloadable content for Dragon Age: Origins. It allows the Warden to return to the first battlefield of Ostagar where the Grey Wardens were nearly wiped out by the darkspawn. There, they can find out more about King Cailan's and Loghain's agendas, and recover Cailan's Arms and Armor. It also provides another opportunity to recruit Dog. It is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, the PC/Mac, and the PlayStation Store. It is also included in the Ultimate Edition.

Plot Edit

The memories of the battle of Ostagar have haunted the surviving Grey Wardens in Ferelden. It laid waste to their order and claimed the lives of many great men and women.

Now, there are rumors that a fellow survivor of the battle has escaped from captivity and is seeking the Grey Wardens' help. The time has come for the Grey Wardens to make their return to Ostagar and exact their revenge upon the darkspawn. Players will discover King Cailan's top-secret political agenda and go behind enemy lines to revisit a place that many feared had been lost to history.

Overview Edit

A King's Confidant Edit

Main article: A King's Confidant

Once past Lothering, The Warden is able to travel to Bann Loren's Lands. There, they can meet a member of King Cailan's honour guard. He will explain that he left the key to the King's chest, containing Maric's Blade and Secret Correspondence, hidden by a statue in Ostagar, and that Cailan wanted the Grey Wardens to have the key in the event of his death.

Return to OstagarEdit

Main article: Return to Ostagar (quest)

The darkspawn now have the run of Ostagar, and pieces of Cailan's Armor Set have been appropriated by various higher-ranking darkspawn. Collect the armor set, Maric's Blade and Cailan's Shield, and decide what to do about the king's remains. Along the way, fight the Risen ogre that killed Cailan, and retrieve Duncan's Dagger and Duncan's Sword from his body.

Items Edit

Main article: Items (Return to Ostagar)

The following items are available in this downloadable content and may be found in Ostagar.

Massive armor red Cailan's armor setCailan's armor set
Item set
Varies (Tier 5-7)

Armor: 23.40
Fatigue: 36.00%
+4 armor
+10 mental resistance
+15% critical/backstab damage
+15 physical resistance
20% chance to dodge attacks
Set: -25% fatigue
Set: +5 health regeneration in combat
, the set of armor once worn by King Cailan Theirin
Starfang Cailan's ArmsCailan's Arms

Varies (Tier 5-7)

+1 armor
Chance to avoid missile attacks
+0.75/+1.5 Healing Regen in Combat
+6 damage vs. darkspawn
Weakens nearby darkspawn
+0.75/+1.5 stamina regeneration in combat
Set: +5 damage
Set: +5 stamina regeneration in combat
, a set of arms once wielded by King Cailan Theirin, consisting of Cailan's ShieldCailan's Shield
Kite shield
Varies (Tier 5-7)
Requires: 32-38 strength

Fatigue: 4.16%
Strength modifier: 1.00
+1 armor
Chance to avoid missile attacks (+20)
and Maric's BladeMaric's Blade
Longsword
Varies (Tier 5-7)
Requires: No

Damage: 9.80-11.20
Critical chance: 2.80%-3.20%
Armor penetration: 3.20-4.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
+0.75/1.5 health regeneration in combat
Weakens nearby darkspawn
+0.75/1.5 stamina regeneration in combat
+6 damage vs. darkspawn
Winter's Breath Corrupted Magister's StaffCorrupted Magister's Staff
Staff
Red Steel (Tier 5)
Requires: 30 magic

Damage: 5.60 (Physical)
Armor penetration: 32.00
+5 spellpower
+15% spirit damage
Possible paralysis
, only if you did not open the locked chest near the Tranquil Mage, when you originally visited Ostagar
Ico Dead Thaig Shanker Duncan's DaggerDuncan's Dagger
Dagger
Varies (Tier 5-7)
Requires: 24-30 dexterity

Damage: 5.60-6.40
Critical chance: 4.20%-4.80%
Armor penetration: 6.40-8.00
Strength modifier: 0.85
+4 dexterity
+10% critical/backstab damage
+10 damage vs. dragons
, a dagger once wielded by Duncan in his off hand
Starfang Duncan's SwordDuncan's Sword
Longsword
Varies (Tier 5-7)
Requires: 25-31 strength

Damage: 11.20
Critical chance: 3.20%
Armor penetration: 4.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
+3 willpower
+3 cunning
+2/+4 stamina regeneration in combat
+4 damage vs. darkspawn
, a longsword once wielded by Duncan in his sword hand
Firestone Harness Firestone HarnessFirestone Harness
Collar
Heavy black leather, from which a mabari, hopefully, can't wriggle free.

+25% cold resistance
+4 attack
Tre ico silver chalice Joining ChaliceJoining 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.
Starfang Maric's BladeMaric's Blade
Longsword
Varies (Tier 5-7)
Requires: No

Damage: 9.80-11.20
Critical chance: 2.80%-3.20%
Armor penetration: 3.20-4.00
Strength modifier: 1.00
+0.75/1.5 health regeneration in combat
Weakens nearby darkspawn
+0.75/1.5 stamina regeneration in combat
+6 damage vs. darkspawn
Nug Crusher Nug CrusherNug Crusher
Maul
Varies (Tier 5-7)
Requires: 32-38 strength

Damage: 12.60-14.40
Critical chance: 0.70%-0.80%
Armor penetration: 11.20-14.00
Strength modifier: 1.25
+4 dexterity
+100 stamina
Chance to stun
Repeater Gloves Repeater GlovesRepeater Gloves
Light gloves
Varies (Tier 3-9)
Requires: 14 strength

Armor: 1.00
Fatigue: 1.08%
Rapid aim
+1 armor penetration
Swiftrunner Warpaint Swiftrunner WarpaintSwiftrunner Warpaint
Warpaint
This dates back to the Black Age, and supposedly brings luck when fighting beasts.
Requires: 10 strength

+2 dexterity
+2 damage

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Cailan's Documents - Page 1 of 3
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Cailan's Documents - Page 2 of 3
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Cailan's Documents - Page 3 of 3
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Return to Ostagar - Credits

Achievements and trophies Edit

NameRequirementAchievement pointsTrophy typeImage
In War, VictoryDefeated the ogre that killed King Cailan25BronzeInwarvictory

Bugs Edit

  • macIcon mac A workaround for running the PC version of Return to Ostagar on Mac systems can be found here.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 The title update which accompanied the initial release of Return to Ostagar had a major bug where all specializations would be removed. A new update has now been released, fixing the specialization bug and re-unlocking them if they were locked by the bug. This update also fixed the Recruiter achievement glitch, possibly more.
  • A number of items in this DLC are scalable, i.e., they should be higher tier if the player character is higher level. However, some items may be found at tier 5 (Red Steel) even by higher level characters.
    • These can be upgraded by placing them in the Warden's Keep party storage chest, leaving and returning (Console) or by selling them to a merchant then repurchasing them later (PC)
  • In the Darkspawn Tunnels, after fighting the corrupted spiders in one of the first rooms, the player may fall through the floor if standing on the "Planked Floor". To avoid this, simply don't stand on it. If you do fall, switch to another companion and keep going: the player/companion should just respawn with the party. There is no way out of the room if the player and the Companions all fall into the room)
  • Some of the named darkspawn (such as the hurlock vanguard) are not flagged as darkspawn, and thus weapons with bonuses against darkspawn, including Silverite Runes, will not function as intended.
  • ps3Icon ps3 When finding the last piece of Cailan's armor, if Alistair is with you but not in range, so you can hear his dialogue the game may freeze.
  • pcIcon pc Due to an unknown bug If the genlock necromancer remains in the place where you defeat hurlock general you should reload the game to a previous save because even if you proceed all cut scenes will trigger as scripted but in the large area where you defeat the risen ogre the genlock won't be there and thus preventing you from getting the last piece of Cailan's armor set and the "In War, Victory" achievement for killing the ogre.
  • On the Xbox(not tested on ps3 or PC) if you go to the darkspawn tunnels without collecting the chest with Cailan's sword and the document and kill the risen ogre and darkspawn necromancer you will not be able to complete the content and will not be able to build the pyre for Cailan.

Notes Edit

  • Companions who had some involvement with the Battle for OstagarWynne, Alistair and the secret companion—will have additional dialogue during these quests so you may want to take some of them along. Dog also has some "lines", though obviously just barking, growling and howling.

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