Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age 2 Achievements

Crowning Glory

Became the viscount of Kirkwall.   

Note: Do any secondary quests, companion quests or any other unfinished business in ACT III before starting "The Last Straw" as there is no turning back after getting into it. I would also recommend saving the game before doing this as well, so you can reload your save if you miss any achievements.

During "The Last Straw" quest at the end of Act III, you will find Orsino and Meredith in a heated debate. When given the option to choose sides while in Lowtown, you must side with the Templars. This achievement will unlock after completing this quest.

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Comment #1 by mistborn2186
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:13:55 AM

I love becoming a viscount

Comment #2 by monchow
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 08:03:18 AM

I love viscount biscuits ^^

Comment #3 by X iSte
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 10:28:03 AM

i guess this is some kind of king or leader? hopefully there will be some decisions you have to make which shape the world like in fable 3

Comment #4 by KillerBEA
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 02:02:05 AM

a viscount is a member of the European nobility whose comital title ranks
usually, as in the British peerage, above a baron, below an earl (in Britain) or a count (the earl's continental equivalent).

TBH sounds story related

Comment #5 by artphobia
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 01:32:02 AM

Not story related.

Comment #6 by ll Mr Bubbles ll
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 04:01:29 AM

it is story related. But missable.

Comment #7 by artphobia
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 06:55:31 AM

Sorry I always think of "story related" as the non-missable stuff that must be done to get the end credits.

Comment #8 by solo07
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 08:10:03 PM

you have to side with the templars in the last quest of Act 3, so the final quest in the game.

Comment #9 by HostilePlatypus
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 10:26:48 PM

^ That's probably why I didn't become Viscount.

Comment #10 by MadMikeQs
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 07:01:39 PM

What Happens If u Dont Side With The Mage's or Templars?? i beat the game siding with the mages

Comment #11 by RaistlinRahl
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 11:53:03 AM

It forces you to choose a side. You must side with the Templars to get the achievement.

Comment #12 by R a Co oN v1
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 03:52:22 PM

oh i need to start a new playthrouth thanks

Comment #13 by IDiivil
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 07:24:23 PM

In order to get this achievement, you must side with the templars /at the end/. You don't need to side with them fully throughout the story. Spoiler: When Meredith tells you hey, pick me or Orsino's side at the quest The Last Straw, just pick Meredith's. You will then become viscount at the end of the game once you kill her and reach the last cutscenes.

Comment #14 by MR CHEWYNumNums
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 11:19:12 PM

I thought it would be pretty obvious when you break up the argument between Orisno and Meredith...she says you're not becoming Viscount without my approval (of course you had to choose the dialogue option that relatively said make me viscount).

Comment #15 by Minotaur Hero
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 11:05:34 PM

I really want to get 100% in this game but i dont want to side with the templars at the end. this is going to be very hard for me to do.

Comment #16 by BG Tyrrell
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 06:20:33 AM

so either way you kill meredith?

Comment #17 by Blitz Trident
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 05:03:16 PM

Meredith and Orsino fight you no matter which side you choose. Its most likely so the writers don't have to alter the dialoge relating to the origins of the Mage/Templar war when they release Dragon Age 3

Comment #18 by MeiTow
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 06:41:09 PM

All these people that are complaining about having to start a new game just to side with the Templars for this achievement...just save it near the end of the game before you have the last conversation and then pick the viscount side, complete it and load your save game and finish the other side...or vice versa. LOL!

Comment #19 by spiral_fishcake
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 05:42:23 PM

You basically have to do two play throughs to 100% this game anyway. I'm not sure if it's possible to get Arcane Defender and Mage Humter in the same play through.

Comment #20 by MR CHEWYNumNums
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 01:48:26 AM

@#19 I highly doubt it since it doesn't even pop up until around the end of act 2 or beginning of 3...don't really remember.

Comment #21 by Grimmjowpawn
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 08:37:50 PM

I found that the easiest thing to do is create multiple saves at all or many crucial choices and achievement crossroads so all you have to do is load the save closest to the point at which you get the required achievement then just reload a save once you have the achievement. Simple idea but hope it was helpful. :P

Comment #22 by SouthrnReb09
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 11:29:13 AM

@19 it is possible to get both in one playthrough. go to the Arcane Defender post and check it out there is a way

Comment #23 by ProDragRuyu
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 01:43:20 PM

do I need to complete all of the Rumors (Act Of Mercy) too???? because i think
its a bug i got here!

Comment #24 by Harlinos
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 11:43:32 AM

I killed the varishok, then sided with the to the end and just sauntered out of the becoming viscount :S do you HAVE to side with the templars? I did have the forethought (having played bioware games before) to save before major decisions so I'll crack on with killin orsino and meredith again lol any idea when Dragon age 3 or DLC for 2 is coming out?

Comment #25 by Shinkou79
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 06:20:44 AM

@24 You have to side with the Meredith at the end. I just did it yesterday. I sided with Meredith only because I hadn't checked how to get the Mage Hunter achieve and I was hoping if I sided with the templars a few times throughout the game it would pop. It didn't, but after siding with Meredith at the end I got the Crowning Glory, which was a nice surprise.

Comment #26 by Purified666
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 03:01:24 PM

This actuallysucks, i kinda feel bad for the mage here, im on the point of siding with meredith, stupid ach:( im sorr mages, need the ach

Comment #27 by WarriorPrincess
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 07:32:02 PM

No wonder I have such a hard time getting this achievement, u have to side with the damned Templars, I hate the knight-commander, she's a stupid nug-humping dirt farmer lol I luv mages

Comment #28 by wxJimG
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 10:03:01 AM

I just finished my first playthrough, and I had sided with the Mages most of the game but when [particular person] blows up [particular thing] toward the end... I suddenly felt like perhaps they do wield a bit too much power. And [particular person] was my romantic partner too, made it even tougher to [punish particular person].

Comment #29 by Judico
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 01:07:31 AM

This should have stated missable in the description.

Comment #30 by jackofblades
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 06:12:53 PM

no you dont i sided with nobody and i still got it

Comment #31 by Rhornset
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 11:54:42 PM

Stupid achievements...making me betray the mages for 25g... I can be bought and that's my price.

Comment #32 by WartyHogger
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 10:18:19 PM

Glad I read this before starting the last quest. Making two saves here I go!

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Electronic Arts


US March 08, 2011
Europe March 11, 2011

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