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Old 11-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Dragon Age Origins: Achievement Guide/Road map



Overview:
-Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 5/10
-Offline Achievements: 50(1000 )
-Online Achievements: 4(ish) (100 ) Note: These achievements can be done offline, once you have the content required (Warden's Keep DLC + The Stone Prisoner DLC)
-Approximate time to achieve 1000/1000 : 30-60 Hours (explained below)
-Minimum playthroughs required: 1-3
-Missable Achievements : Complicated-explained in detail below
-Glitched Achievements : Glitches were reported for the DLC achievements
-Achievements disabled by cheats: No Cheats.
-Does difficulty affect unlocking achievements: No.





Introduction:


Welcome to Bioware's Epic game: Dragon age Origins. This guide/road map have been put together (so far) by me, Sporty Flea. I am writing this guide for YOU, so if YOU don't like it, either help to improve it in some way, constructive criticism, or by adding to the guide. What YOU should not do is say “this guide sux” (crappy internet spelling intended). I am going to be working on this guide tirelessly, but as of now there are still quite a few unknowns, and I will need YOUR help, to complete this guide in the greatness it was intended to be


Also, as should be noted with guides/roadmaps, spoilers ARE involved, read on at your own risk!


Missable Achievements:


This is an important note. Depending on how you end the game, you may not be able to play your character anymore, and if you can, you will be very limited. So assume that once you beat it, you will not be able to play anymore! Finish everything you need to before the "Landsmeet" quest.



Glitched Achievements:

*Note the DLC achievements are on xbox.com now, and should be working correctly.

1st Playthrough:

*See below for the alternate playthrough method, if you wish to complete the game as quickly as possible*

Each play through is pretty linear, for your first one however, you will want to make sure that you get your character to lvl 20, and kill as many darkspawn as you can throughout the game. To achieve both of these, complete as many side quests as you can, and complete all of the chanter board quests, mage circle quests, black stone irregular quests, and "illegal" quests you stumble upon for Mercenary (20)


The main bulk of achievements are awarded for choosing one storyline path vs another, so in this play through, it won't matter what path you chose, you will gain achievements either way.



2nd Playthrough:

Pick a different class, and origin story, a different sex, and when faced with each important storyline decision that rewards achievements, choose the opposite faction/person/whatever to side with, to get all the storyline achievements.


3rd Playthrough:


Pick the last class you haven't played, and another origin story. Get to level 20.


Clean up:


Start new characters and play through their origin stories to finish up the game!


Alternate Playthrough method:

This playthrough method is for those who wish to complete the game as fast as humanly possible. I put this as alternate because you will miss a lot of this games greatness by doing this, and the amount of saving/reloading you do will be tiring, however, it is here.

The concept of this playthrough, is for you to save before every storyline event (described in detail throughout the guide), continue down path A, get the achievement, and then reload the past saved file, and follow path B this time, giving you both storyline achievements in a single playthrough. For the "Landsmeet" you must save prior to the actual meeting, as you will need to follow both paths that the quest gives you, in order to achieve the games four possible endings.

I suggest for this playthrough starting a female warrior. Female to romance Alistar, Lelina, and Zevran. Morrigan, (romance-able by males only) is in my opinion the easiest to romance. Playing as a warrior to best achieve "Heavy Hitter".

Use this leveling trick to level to 25, and complete all the side quests you can, while following the save/reload concept described earlier. This strategy will make your single playthrough take much longer than normal, but will reduce the overall amount time spent on the game be quite a lot.

Clean up the rest of achievements by starting a male of any other class, and romance Morrigan.

Then start a character of the last class you haven't played yet, get him to 20, and then finish up the origin stories, and you are done!

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Last of Your Line 10
Completed the Human Noble origin story


See “kinslayer” achievement


Corrupted 10
Completed the Dalish Elf origin story


See “kinslayer” achievement


Conscripted 10
Completed the City Elf origin story


See “kinslayer” achievement


Harrowed 10
Completed the Magi origin story


See “kinslayer” achievement


Casteless 10
Completed the Dwarf Commoner origin story


See “kinslayer” achievement


Kinslayer 10
Completed the Dwarf Noble origin story


These are all storyline achievements that can not be missed, once you select the appropriate origin. They each take about 20min to complete (average on easy)


Last of the Wardens 20
Completed Ostagar


Storyline related.


Standard-Bearer 20
Used the Grey Warden treaties to recruit all possible allies


Storyline related.


Hero of Redcliffe 20
Completed "The Arl of Redcliffe"


Storyline related.


Rabble-Rouser 20
Completed "The Landsmeet"


Storyline related.


Mercenary 20
Complete 15 job-board quests


There are job boards, that give you quests. Walk up to one and access it to view the jobs given to you. As you complete quests, more may become available.

Also it has been reported that illegal jobs, mage circle jobs, and black stone irregular jobs count towards these as well.

Illegal jobs located in:

Denerim

Mage Circle jobs located in:

Mage circle docks
Denerim

Blackstone Irregular jobs located in:

Denerim

Job boards, one located in:


Lothering
Redcliffe Village
Denerim Market


Recruiter 25
Across all playthroughs, recruited all party members


To get this you must recruit each party member, at least once, throughout all of your playthroughs.


They are:


Alistar: Storyline related.


Morrigan: Storyline related.


Dog: Human noble recruits him in his origin story, the rest must complete the quest the “Mabari hound” and follow the dialog prompts to accept him to your party. These prompts however, happen after Ostagar, on your way to Lothering, when the dog joins your party.


Leliana: She is in the Lothering tavern, and will aid you in a bar fight, just follow the dialog to accecpt her to your party. She is missable if you pass Lothering without entering the tavern!


Sten: Also in Lothering, and also miss able. He is in a cage on your way out of town. Complete the quest “The Qunari Prisoner” and follow the dialog.


Shale: Is in the “Stone prisoner” DLC (*Note: you do not need shale to get this achievement). Once you download the DLC, follow the plotline and dialog, you will receive him.

Oghren: He is storyline related to the Anvil of the Void quest in Ostagar. You can't miss him.

Wynne: Is in the “Circle Tower”. You should avoid killing her, when given the option, follow the dialog to gain her as an ally.


Zevran: He will, eventually (storyline related), try to ambush and assassinate you. Once killing him and his group, you are given the option to spare his life, if you do, you may have him join your party.

and *spoiler*



Loghain: this is story related, you must accept him into the Grey Wardens to get him.


Hopelessly Romantic 25
Across all playthroughs, experienced all possible romances


To get this, you have to play at least once as a Male character and once as a Female one.


You must romance:


Alistair (F only) (Good)
Leliana (accessible to both M + F) (Good)
Morrigan (M only) (Evil)
Zevran (accessible to both M + F) (Evil)


Best means to gain favor:
  1. Give gifts they like (http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Gifts)
  2. Talk with them in your campsite, follow prompts to improve your relationship (save before you do just in case you screw up)
  3. Take them with you on your journeys, and follow their ethical code as closely as possible.
Link to the Romance guide is here.


Perfectionist 50
Across all playthroughs, discovered all possible endings

*More LARGE spoilers*


There are 4 endings in total:
1) where you agree with morrigan.
2) when you sacrifice yourself at the end.
3) where you let allistar sacrifice himself.
4) where you let logain sacrifice himself.

*credit goes to sinlessdeeds

*Note: to get all 4 endings in one playthrough, you must save your game before you have the "Landsmeet".


Educated 15
Used a tome to improve the main character's attributes, talents, spells, or skills


Tomes can be found in the game, however most of them are sold by many of the venders. Simply find a vender currently selling one, purchase it, go into your “Usable items” menu, and use it.

*Note, if you can't seem to find a tome, your vender at your campsite should sell one. If you don't know what I am talking about you are not at that point in the game yet.


Magic Sympathizer 20
Sided with the mages in "Broken Circle"


See “Annulment Invoker” achievement.


Annulment Invoker 20
Sided with the templars in "Broken Circle"

Throughout the fight, the Sloth Demon will occasionally call out and large circles will appear on a mage. This is very bad if you want "Magic Sympathizer", this circle begins to transform mages into abominations and will force you down the Annulment Invoker achievement should you take too much time. To guarantee the "Magic Sympathizer" achievement you need to access your Radial Menu (LT button) and access the Advanced Menu, use the litany right beside the mage and it'll cancel the transformation.(Or if you are having a hard time using the litany, you can set the game to easy and kill the boss quickly, thus saving the mages)

After killing the sloth, you should enter a dialog with one of the mages, choose to look around a bit more, save, then speak with him again. Killing/Imprisoning will side with the Templars, and freeing them will side with the Mages.
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Slayer 20
Sided with the werewolves in "Nature of the Beast"


See “Poacher” achievement.


Poacher 20
Sided with the elves in "Nature of the Beast"


Save before speaking to Swiftrunner about meeting the spirit. Then make the choice to kill the elves or the werewolves to unlock either achievement.

*Note, for slayer, you must, must kill the elves, not just the main elf. You must kill all the elves, for you to be able to gain the werewolves.


Sacrilegious 20
Sided with the Cult of Andraste in "The Urn Of Sacred Ashes"


See “Ceremonialist” achievement.


Ceremonialist 20
Defied the Cult of Andraste in "The Urn of Sacred Ashes"


When confronting Kolgrim before the trial, agree to help him destroy the ashes in which he will hand over a vial of blood to you (Don't worry, you can still defy him when you reach the urn). Then you have the choice of taking some of the ashes or pouring blood into it which will unlock the appropriate achievements.


Bhelen's Ally 20
Sided with Bhelen in "A Paragon of Her Kind"


See “Harrowmont's Ally” achievement.


Harrowmont's Ally 20
Sided with Harrowmont in "A Paragon of Her Kind"

RIGHT after the Anvil arc you should be given an opportunity to save and then travel to Orzammar to choose one of them as a king.


Liberator 20
Destroyed the Anvil of the Void


See “Pragmatist” achievement.


Pragmatist 20
Preserved the Anvil of the Void


Side with Branka (Preserve) or Cailidin(Destroy). and either will unlock.


Heavy Hitter 10
Main character inflicted 250 damage with a single hit

One method:
Use the Berserker's "Final Blow" Skill after being buffed by Wynne's Heroic Offense spell.

Best attempted at level 25, with a large amount of Strength and Willpower, along with a big enchanted weapon (and on easy )

Another method:
Playing as a rogue I went the archery way and had Aim, Master Archer, and used Arrow of Slaying on a grunt enemy and hit them for around 600-700 damage.


Bloodied 10
Completed an origin story without the main character ever falling in battle


Complete a single origin story, without dieing during it. If needed, set the game to easy to achieve this.


Traveler 35
Set foot in every area in the game


Use this great guide made by ray5555.


Master of Arms 25
Main character achieved level 20 as a warrior


Self explanatory. If you wish, you can use this leveling glitch. (You must spend all your characters points before you will get this achievement)


Shadow 25
Main character achieved level 20 as a rogue


Self explanatory. If you wish, you can use this leveling glitch. (You must spend all your characters points before you will get this achievement)


Archmage 25
Main character achieved level 20 as a mage


Self explanatory. If you wish, you can use this leveling glitch. (You must spend all your characters points before you will get this achievement)


Pilgrim 10
Completed a Chanter's Board quest


See “Mercenary” achievement


Grey Warden 20
Killed 100 darkspawn


See “Blight-Queller” achievement


Master Warden 25
Killed 500 darkspawn


See “Blight-Queller” achievement


Blight-Queller 25
Killed 1000 darkspawn

*Note, even though it won't show it in your quest log, darkspawn kills carry over, from each playthrough, so you do not need to reach 1000 in a single playthrough, so you should get this somewhere earlyish in your second.

The best method (to complete this in one playthrough) to achieve this is to do every quest, travel as much as you can (hope you get ambushed), and explore as much as you can. You will kill a rough estimate of 200 darkspawn, in the final battle so make sure you are close to 700-800 before initiating the “Landsmeet”


Tinkerer 10
Crafted an item


To do this, you only need a character with the herbalism ability (Morrigan), to make a single potion. However, trap-making, and poison-making, both will work for this achievement. To access these abilities, select the character you wish to use, and open up the radial menu, selecting either herbalism, trap-making, or poison-making respectively.


Persuasive 10
Succeeded at five difficult Persuasion attempts


See “Silver Tongued” achievement


Silver Tongued 20
Succeeded at 25 difficult Persuasion attempts


Best done as a rogue, place skill points in Coercion, and attribute points into cunning, and initiate as much dialog as you can, always choosing persuade. Should be easily acquirable.


Bully 10
Succeeded at five difficult Intimidate attempts


See “Menacing” achievement


Menacing 20
Succeeded at 10 difficult Intimidate attempts


Best done as a soldier, load up on strength, and initiate as much dialog as you can, and always choose intimidate when applicable. Should be easily acquirable.
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First Knight 10
Experienced the thrill of romance with Alistair


See “Hopelessly Romantic” achievement.


Witch Gone Wild 10
Experienced the thrill of romance with Morrigan


See “Hopelessly Romantic” achievement.


Easy Lover 10
Experienced the thrill of romance with Zevran


See “Hopelessly Romantic” achievement.


Wine, Woman, and Song 10
Experienced the thrill of romance with Leliana


See “Hopelessly Romantic” achievement.


Veteran 25
Main character learned a specialization


See “Elite” achievement.


Elite 30
Main character learned two specializations


To do this, your main character must reach level 14 and then place your 2 specialization points, one into a separate specialization.

*Note: For those confused, you must acquire the below specializations associated with your class, before you are able to assign a specialization point into that field. You get 1 point at level 7, and one more at 14. Each time you level up after that, the game gives you another chance to spend your points.


Mage

Arcane Warrior: Learned From: The Presence in Brecilian Ruins (“Nature of the Beast” quest line)
Blood Mage: Learned From: Desire Demon in Fade (“Arl of Redcliffe” quest line)
Shapeshifter: Learned From: Morrigan (Companion), Varathorn (Dalish Camp)
Spirit Healer: Learned From: Wynne (Companion), Wonders of Thedas (Denerim, after Landsmeet starts), and the trader in the Warden's Keep DLC after securing the tower.

Rogue

Assassin: Learned From: Zevran (Companion), Alarith’s Store (Denerim, after Landsmeet starts)
Bard: Learned From: Leliana (Companion), Alimar (Orzammar)
Duelist: Learned From: Isabela (The Pearl in Denerim)
Ranger: Learned From: Bodahn’s Wares (Party Camp)

Warrior

Berserker: Learned From: Oghren (Companion), Gorim (Denerim Market)
Champion: Learned From: Arl Eamon (at the end of the “Urn of Sacred Ashes” quest line)
Reaver: Learned From: Kolgrim (Wyrmling Lair)
Templar: Learned From: Alistair (Companion), Bodahn’s Wares (Party Camp)


Master of the Peak25
Completed ''Soldier's Peak'' (Warden’s Keep DLC)


To start this quest line, enter into your camp, and there is a quest giver named Levi, who will point you towards soldiers peak. Complete the quest anyway you please for this achievement.


Rock and a Hard Place25
Completed ''The Golem in Honnleath'' (The Stone Prisoner DLC)

Once you have access to the world map, you will see a glowing spot on your map. Head there and accept the control rod. Finish the quest line for this achievement (anyway you wish).




Secret Achievements



A Dark Promise 50
Defeated the Archdemon and, through a dark ritual with Morrigan, spared your own life

After the Landsmeet, the night before the final battle in Denerim, Morrigan will approach you and offer you the dark ritual mentioned in the description. Take it, and beat the game.


The Ultimate Sacrifice 50
The ultimate sacrifice was made in defense of Ferelden


To get this achievement, when Morrigan offers her “easy way out” (very close to the final battle, the night before it takes place) you have to turn her away. When prompted at the end of the game, sacrifice yourself.


Dragonslayer 30
Defeated the dragon guarding the Urn of Sacred Ashes


During the Urn of Sacred Ashes questline, there is a snowy path that will eventually lead you to the guardian. At the start of that path however, is a gong, that you are unable to ring at that time. After the quest is completed however, come back out, and ring it.


Defender 20
Preserved the lives of half the troops at Denerim's Gates in "The Final Battle"


The most surefire way to do this currently is to set the game on easy, (if it isn't already) during the fight for the town, and either not using your troops, or protecting them so that few die.


Diabolist 25
Took advantage of Avernus's research (Warden’s Keep DLC)


In the room after the stone bridge you see a potion on a table. Make a save and after that drink the potion. Achievement unlocked. Revert to your save or keep on playing.


Stone's Lament25
Completed ''A Golem's Memories'' (The Stone Prisoner DLC)


You need to take shale with you when you do the Anvil of the void Quest, and choose to destroy the anvil. Then when the quest ends there will be a side quest for Shale called " A Golem's Memories" complete that and you will net the secret achievement for The Stone Prisoner DLC.
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On a side note, can some one take the Dragon age image and throw some text on it, saying achievement guide/roadmap? Or something like that, you will be credited! :]

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good job so far. is this like oblivion at all cos at first i thought it looked like a real serious rpg but then i saw the video on inside xbox and it looked more fun
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good job so far. is this like oblivion at all cos at first i thought it looked like a real serious rpg but then i saw the video on inside xbox and it looked more fun
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And I would say this has a lot more comic relief than oblivion did, but it is still pretty serious, in fact more serious when it comes to the ethical choices you must make.
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there are 4 endings in total. 1 where you agree with morrigan. 2 when you sacrifice yourself at the end. 3 where you let allistar sacrifice himself. and 4 where you let logain sacrifice himself. credit goes to sinlessdeeds
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there are 4 endings in total. 1 where you agree with morrigan. 2 when you sacrifice yourself at the end. 3 where you let allistar sacrifice himself. and 4 where you let logain sacrifice himself. credit goes to sinlessdeeds
Thanks a lot murrots, I'll cite you and sinlessdeeds
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originally posted by sinlessdeeds...Actually you can get all of the endings in one playthrough because i did it. you have to make a few saves. one save before the part when you have to choose if your going to make logain a grey warden thus losing allistar in ur party, or keep allister and punish logain for his crimes. u need an ending with each choice making sure they are always in ur party. the next save u want to make is before you go to redcliffe in the final quest. morrigan will be in your bedroom and she will propose a way out. say yes to her and thats another ending. just thought this should be added as well

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this thread needs to stickied and added to the official guide/roadmap for this game.
It hopefully will be, once it is complete, than I will submit it to the mods as an official guide, and the wheels will turn
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I was able to get Heavy Hitter by using the Berserker's "Final Blow" Skill after being buffed by Wynne's Heroic Offense spell. I'm sure it's not the only way to get it, but just a suggestion if you want to throw it in the guide.
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I was able to get Heavy Hitter by using the Berserker's "Final Blow" Skill after being buffed by Wynne's Heroic Offense spell. I'm sure it's not the only way to get it, but just a suggestion if you want to throw it in the guide.
Great, ty! Will do.
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Can anyone confirm if the only way to side with the wolves in Slayer is to persuade the Lady of the Land to attack the elves? This is what I have been told and I tried it but apparently my warrior isn't high enough to do so and in the end got the same result after fighting Zathvarian
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Also, if the DLC achievements are indeed fixed... you may want to include how to repair them for people who got them before they were working properly.

IE: do you have to recover your gamertag, and then do those sections over with a new character, or what?
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You might also wish to compile your own gifts guide, or find a nother source. That Wikia page you link to crashes my browser on 3 different computers.
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Stone's Lament
Completed "A Golem's Memories" (The Stone Prisoner DLC)
I got the quest by having Shale in my party when I did the last part of the Anvil of the Void Quest.

As for the Mercenary- You can do any quests from the mages, thieves, or Blackstones and they count towards it.

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Completed "A Golem's Memories" (The Stone Prisoner DLC)
I got the quest by having Shale in my party when I did the last part of the Anvil of the Void Quest.

As for the Mercenary- You can do any quests from the mages, thieves, or Blackstones and they count towards it.

Hope that helps.
That is all very helpful ty! I will add this all in., and cite!
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Also, if the DLC achievements are indeed fixed... you may want to include how to repair them for people who got them before they were working properly.

IE: do you have to recover your gamertag, and then do those sections over with a new character, or what?
There is quite a bit of information on that up on this forum, if you wished to compile it in a quide, I would gladly link it in this achievement guide, however, it's not something I will add directly into the guide itself, quite a lot of extra confusion could be added, due to that.
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You might also wish to compile your own gifts guide, or find a nother source. That Wikia page you link to crashes my browser on 3 different computers.
Is anyone else having this problem? I have had no issues with the wiki, and as far as I know I haven't heard of anyone else having issues linking to it either...

I will work on adding some later, depending on demand.
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As for the characters you can recruit, I just recruited a Dwarf named Ohgren, perhaps he is included in the achievement? (Not listed in the guide).
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Your missing alot of things buddy, its RPG so try making each achievement more detailed and idiot proof.
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Your missing alot of things buddy, its RPG so try making each achievement more detailed and idiot proof.
Can you explain how that was constructive at all?

What do you believe needs more detail?

I mean the guide is obviously not done yet, and your statement is pretty ambiguous, vague, and useless.
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*Minor spoiler*

The other important miss able quest is Mercenary(20). The town Lothering becomes inaccessible shortly into the game, make sure to complete all the board quests there before leaving. (the number of quests being 3)

I only finished one of the quests in lothering and still got the Mercenary achievement later on in the game. I'm not sure if I did 15 exactly or if i did one or two more after I got the achievement.
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Siding Achievements

With the siding achievements, you can get both sides within one playthrough, just save before the choices made and reload the saved game after the achievement is unlocked.
As for when to save *SPOILERS*:

Werewolves/Elves Arc
Save before (or is it after, I seem to have forgotten) speaking to Swiftrunner about meeting the spirit. Then make the choice to kill the elves or the werewolves to unlock either achievement. (Not sure if you need to choose the intimidate/persuade option to unlock it)

Sided/Defied Cult Arc
When confronting Kolgrim before the trial, agree to help him destroy the ashes in which he will hand over a vial of blood to you (Don't worry, you can still defy him when you reach the urn). Save before touching the urn, then you have the choice of taking some of the ashes or pouring blood into it which will unlock both achievements.

Destroy/Preserve Anvil Arc
Save after the fight with the 4 headed head or whatever it seemed to be. And you should be given the option to side with Branka (Preserve) or Cailidin(SP? Destroy). and either will unlock.

Bhelen/Harrowmont Arc
RIGHT after the Anvil arc you should be given an opportunity to save and then travel to Orzammar to choose one of them as a king.

Broken Circle Arc
After killing the sloth, you should enter a dialog with one of the mages (the name is a blur at the moment), choose to look around a bit more, save, then speak with him again. Killing/Imprisoning will side with the Templars, and freeing them will side with the Mages.

*END SPOILERS*

Hopefully that helped everyone and saves some time from another playthrough though the game probably needs more than one for the full 1000.
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Save before touching the urn, then you have the choice of taking some of the ashes or pouring blood into it which will unlock both achievements.
When i went to touch the urn the only options were to take some ashes or leave it alone. I think you need to not kill kolgrim? to get the blood or something.
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Recruiter 25
Across all playthroughs, recruited all party members


To get this you must recruit each party member, at least once, throughout all of your play throughs.


They are:


Alistar: Storyline related.


Morrigan: Storyline related.


Dog: Human noble recruits him in his origin story, the rest must complete the quest the “Mabari hound” and follow the dialog prompts to accept him to your party. These prompts however, happen after Ostagar, on your way to Lothering, when the dog joins your party.


Lelina: She is in the Lothering tavern, and will aid you in a bar fight, just follow the dialog to accecpt her to your party. She is missable if you pass Lothering without entering the tavern!


Sten: Also in Lothering, and also miss able. He is in a cage on your way out of town. Complete the quest “The Qunari Prisoner” and follow the dialog.


Shale: Is in the “Stone prisoner” DLC (*Note: you do not need shale to get this achievement). Once you download the DLC, follow the plotline and dialog, you will receive him.



Wynne: Is in the “Circle Tower”. You should avoid killing her, when given the option, follow the dialog to gain her as an ally.


Zevran: He will, eventually (storyline related), try to ambush and assassinate you. Once killing him and his group, you are given the option to spare his life, if you do, you may have him join your party.

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Loghain: this is story related, you will know what to do


The first time i encountered Zevran i let him live. When i saw that made Morrigan and Allistair disapprove i loaded a save and chose to kill him. When i finished landsmeet and went against Allistair and recruited the final guy I still unlocked this achievement.
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When i went to touch the urn the only options were to take some ashes or leave it alone. I think you need to not kill kolgrim? to get the blood or something.
Ahh I guess I forgot to miss a step that I had taken. I agreed to help Kolgrim in which he handed me a vial of blood to destroy the ashes with, it's then that you would be given the option to destroy it (Along with the option of taking some of the ashes).
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I dont know if this has been posted yet, but what about the Fallout trick?
Save before a crucial decision, make decision, acquire achievement.
Reload. Rinse and repeat. Although I suppose it would involve a bit of backtracking in some cases, but it could work, right?
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