Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins Achievements


Across all playthroughs, recruited all party members   

he party members that you have to recruit are: Alistair (Ostagar), Morrigan (Kocari Wilds), Leliana (Lothering), Sten (Lothering), "Dog" (Human Noble origin and in Ostagar), Zevran (encounter after Redcliffe), Oghren (Orzammar), Wynne (Mage's Circle Tower), and Loghain (after "The Landsmeet"). Be aware, if you accept Loghain into your party, then Alistair will leave it forever.

Shale is not be required for this. If you have the "Stone's Prisoner" DLC, recruit him anyway because he's extremely valuable.

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Comment #1 by storvolleng
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 05:12:28 PM


it says in the Achievement guide that shale is "he" but in fact, Shale is a
Female Dwarf.

Comment #2 by AetherMaster
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 01:22:39 AM

Actually golems have no gender. They may be male or female when they were humans, but golems have no true gender.

Comment #3 by Dangerous Brian
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 01:27:09 PM

Shale was female before she became a golem

Comment #4 by elgydium
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 09:49:46 AM

yeah i can confirm that, and anyone that has played 'A Golem's Memories'' (The Stone Prisoner DLC). As you find out more.

Comment #5 by jewelz09186
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 08:36:53 PM

Well I think Shale would probably be quite offended to be called a man, as she likes to make sure her crystals match

Comment #6 by Taternator3
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 04:59:31 AM

Great 'Guide'. Doesnt tell you shit on how to get them. Just who they are. >.

Comment #7 by LizEnglish
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 02:20:35 AM


1 Alistair
2 Dog
3 Leliana
4 Loghain Mac Tir
5 Morrigan
6 Oghren
7 Shale
8 Sten
9 Wynne
10 Zevran

Comment #8 by LizEnglish
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 02:28:27 AM

1 Alistair:
Ostagar, King's Camp. Alistair will unlock automatically. Duncan will ask you to seek Alistair out when you arrive at Ostagar.

2 Dog:
Castle Cousland or Ostagar. Complete a side quest during the Human Noble origin or complete the "Mabari Hound" side quest once you reach Ostagar.

3 Leliana:
Lothering. Get rid of the local mercenaries and then speak with Leliana in Dane's Refuge.

4 Loghain Mac Tir:
Denerim, Royal Palace. After the Landsmeet, you'll be able to invite Loghain to become a Grey Warden. Just know that if you do, Alistair will leave your party.

5 Morrigan:
Korcari Wilds. After the battle of Ostagar, Morrigan will save your life and then join your party.

6 Oghren:
Orzammar. At the entrance of the Deep Roads, he will join your party to sear

Comment #9 by LizEnglish
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 02:31:44 AM

7 Shale:
Village of Honnleath. Stone Prisoner DLC: Complete the Golem of Honnleath quest.

8 Sten:
Lothering. Free Sten from his cell

9 Wynne:
Circle Tower. She will join your party when you are locked inside the Circle Tower.

10 Zevran:
Random. Once you complete a one of the major treaty quests, you will more then likely run into Zevran's band of assassins on the road.

Comment #10 by Negamerf
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:03:04 PM

How do I access Shale's memories?

Comment #11 by BadRasta NL
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 03:55:06 AM

You just need all 10 of them at once or just had them recruited..?
As I read Alistair leaves when Loghain joines.. Means he goes to camp or gone?
Zevren betrayed me in Denerim actually.. An Assassin asked me where he was..
Choose.. Zevran? Who is Zevran? Zevren showed up and tried to kill me again..
They failed Zevren died and damn.. Need to make new Hero or what?
Cause really want this achievement done :P

Comment #12 by twhiting9275
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 02:30:53 PM

This is one of those "across all playthrough" achievements, so you can bet you don't have to have them all with you at the time.

Comment #13 by THE real BIGLEW
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 08:59:00 AM

ive also got it on playstation and i cudnt get it on there either has anyone else got this achievement??

Comment #14 by monst
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 06:02:04 PM

does this shale character realy count to this achievment?
as it is in a dlc quest and not on the orig disc game.
its not fair to make us fork out for dlc to get an on disc cheev.

Comment #15 by Flik0r
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 03:58:52 PM

@14, I'm pretty sure Shale doesn't count toward this

Comment #16 by Uncle Rodgers
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 05:28:19 PM

Hey all, if anyones struggling here may I suggest the presents DLC as this will get you to a high enough rep to not leave such as Zevran. This is only a tip as I am not sure whether him leaving effects it. Anyway these are group members you should have and where to get them (Please excuse spelling if wrong)
- Alistair (Automatically starts with you)
- Mabari war hound, automatically with you if you are Human Noble. Otherwise talk to Mabari hound keeper in Ostogar (you see him after speaking to Alistair and before you meet up with Duncan). Do the quest and talk about the Mabari being "inprinted" on you. After the battle, he will find you. Accept him.
- Morrigan, joins after Flemeth tells you to take her with you.
- Leliana, Found in the inn in Lothering. This is a one chance only as Lo

Comment #17 by Uncle Rodgers
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 05:37:43 PM

*Lothering is destroyed.
- Sten, found in cage in Lothering. (to free without hurting feelings I suggest getting Leliana in group first as she help pursuades the lady.
- Oghren, joins when you accept the quest in Orzammar to find the paragon. (just before you enter deep roads)
- Shale, (not confirmed). DLC REQUIRED. Find in a town. Quest given by a merchant who gives you a control rod, a quest is required to find the true words that need to be spoken to activate her.
- Wynne, She will offer to join when you clear the mage circle of abominations.
- Zevran, Joins you if you let him live after he attacks you. (Sent by Loghain).
- Logain, Joins if you let him go through the joining at the Landmeet, (Alistair will leave) so I suggest saving before hand and doing this one last.

Comment #18 by Uncle Rodgers
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 05:43:29 PM

Lothering gets destroyed.
- Sten, A cage in Lothering. (To save him without upsetting people get Leliana in your party first as she will help persuade).
- Oghren, Joins in Orzammar when you get the quest to find the "Paragon of her kind"
- Shale, (Not confirmed) DLC REQUIRED. Accept quest from merchant by accepting control rod, then complete the quest in her town to get her.
- Wynne, You find her in Circle tower when cleansing it of abominations.
- Zevran, Joins if you LET HIM LIVE. He is sent to kill you by Loghain.
- Loghain, Let him go through joining at Landsmeet, (Alistair will leave) so i suggest doing this last. (save before hand if you wish)

Comment #19 by A Lil turtle
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 08:17:37 PM

alright will someone help me does shale count ? because Achievement Hunter said he i
she doesn't i just need some clarification please if anyone know post something
confirming this question of concern. thanks

Comment #20 by Uncle Rodgers
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 05:48:21 AM

Turtle, one easy way to check this is to recruit everyone else we have listed, I mean everyone, complete the game. Once complete you can only do DLC so if it doesn't unlock, then you may have to purchase the DLC for Shale.

Comment #21 by A Lil turtle
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 10:29:25 AM

thanks Rodgers ill look in to that. nice pic btw lol hangover is ftw =P

Comment #22 by theNomad
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 02:04:39 PM

Currently working on this but messed the Loghain one up, damn the things we do for a lousy 25G's

Comment #23 by IceCadaverX
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 05:11:06 PM

Got the achievement after recruiting:

The dog

The DLC is not required.

Comment #24 by Strahd Z
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 11:36:17 PM

Ok, so I just Loghain and no cheevo. WTF? I have everyone except Shale.

Comment #25 by Kellybean1989
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 12:16:02 PM

What does it mean "across all playthroughs"? I have do it as a warrior then Mage then rogue? Or is it human then elf then dwarf? Or if I do it just once will I get the achievement?

Comment #26 by Mikazu
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 04:43:22 AM

To get Sten you have to free him from the cage, right?
Well if Lotherin got destroyed and i didn't free him
then I can't recruit him anymore, is this correct?

Wanted to just confirm this,,,

Comment #27 by Cubecake
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 04:43:39 AM

Never knew Loghain also counts o_รด
Ah, damnit. At least I now have a reason to play the game once again.

Comment #28 by XxATh2oxX
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 01:02:26 AM

@26 you have to get him before lotherin gets destroyed
only get one chance same with leliana

Comment #29 by Sarcasm
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 11:25:40 PM

In case you haven't figured it out yet, it means that it is cumulative between all of your playthroughs, so if you missed Sten in your first playthrough, but get him in your second it'll count.

Also, does anyone know if Alistair takes all of his equipment with him when he leaves. Assuming of course that you recruit Loghain.

Comment #30 by I3east
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 10:49:47 PM


Yes that loser does take all its shits

Comment #31 by Aeterna Hope
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 01:36:40 AM

First @29 your wrong Alistairs gear appears in a chest at Eamons place in Denerim after leaving...

Hmm Wynne attacked me in the tower my first try not to piss her off this time..last.char i need :/

Comment #32 by maitai121
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 10:45:09 AM

See if this one really is "Across all playthroughs" I dont get it. Ive gotten all of them multiple times. And I have yet to get this achievement. Am I doing something wrong?

Comment #33 by dpguto
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 03:24:07 PM

remember Loghain is the secret companion and necessaire to get this achievement.

Comment #34 by TheFabulousAJ
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 10:54:29 PM

Yeah, @32 you have to spare Loghain at the Landsmeet in order to get the achievement. It means you lose Alistair. However, if you save before you enter the Landsmeet chamber, spare him, and let the whole cut scene happen, you'll get the achievement and then you can just go back and do it again if Alistair was in love with you and you want to be Queen, or just don't want to betray Alistair.

However since you already betrayed Alistair to get this achievement, you might as well keep Loghain, since sacrificing him to the Arch Demon is one of the requirements to getting the Perfectionist Achievement.

Also, @31 Wynn won't join your party and will instantly attack you if you agreed to the Right of Annulment or said anything against mages when speaking to the Knight Commander. Also if you

Comment #35 by TheFabulousAJ
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 10:59:46 PM

(cont ) Side with Cullen before fighting Uldred, she'll attack you as well. She only counts as being 'recruited' if she leaves the tower with you.

Leliana will attack you and won't be recruited if you kill Loghain's men, either. :(

And if you want Sten but don't want to deal with that uppity Mother, if Leliana is in your party or you're a rogue you can just pick the lock on the door. WAY easier.

Comment #36 by maitai121
Monday, February 17, 2014 @ 11:34:01 PM

I've done this 4 times and still do not have the achievement. I'm so pissed.

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Electronic Arts


US November 03, 2009
Europe November 06, 2009

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