Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins Achievements

Stone's Lament

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

You will need to complete "The Anvil of the Void" and have chosen to destroy the Anvil to open up this quest. Once "The Anvil of the Void" is complete and the dwarves have a king, return to your parties camp and speak to Shale. He will begin to remember and set you on your way. A new location will appear on your map, Cadash Thaig. Travel there to complete this quest. Fight through the Darkspawn until you reach the Golem Monument. Once there, Shale will remember everything.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Negamerf
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:13:35 PM

Ho do i access the memories?

Comment #2 by Deviss516
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 05:49:44 AM

you have to have him with you when you destroy the anvil of the void the ask him about his past later and he will give you the quest.

Comment #3 by Koubin
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 07:14:27 PM

The above comment is not completely true. While having Shale with you at the time does incite the start of the quest, you do not have to have shale right then and there. If you get shale after shattering the anvil simply talk to shale in camp about his memorie and the quest will start from there.

Comment #4 by Flik0r
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 01:57:22 PM

Hey, if anyone is in the same situation as me here. That is, you've just beaten anvil of the void, you have not yet touched the DLC AND have not shattered the anvil (sided with the Dwarf). Good news is, you can still get this achievement but you need a high Coercion skill (I had Expert)

As soon as I beat Anvil of the Void I did a quick readthrough of achievements and thought I'd messed up because I hadn't recruited Shale yet. On top of that, everywhere I read at the time said you needed to have destroyed the anvil for this quest to trigger, so i thought i was ultimately screwed.

After finding no info on this, I decided to carry on and attempt it anyway (I could revert to a save a couple of hours back before Anvil of the Void was finished, but I'd rather not).

I recruited Shale (go

Comment #5 by Flik0r
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 01:58:54 PM

I recruited Shale (got the achievement for that) and immediately headed back to camp. If you sided with the Dwarf in Anvil of the Void, you have the ability to LIE to Shale and say there was no such Anvil.

If you don't manage to successfully lie to her, I'm assuming she will leave the party and you won't be able to get the achievement.

If you managed to lie successfully, she'll rope you into doing this quest, and you're safe.

In short - preferably get Shale and take her with you before you even start Anvil of the Void to trigger the quest straight away.
If not, if you've sided with Caridin, Shale will prompt you to start the quest if you talk to her in camp.
If you sided with the Dwarf you will have to have high (I'm not sure how much) Coercion in order to lie to Shale and get

Comment #6 by Flik0r
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 02:00:31 PM

get her to offer this quest.

If you can't do any of these (I was lucky I had high coercion) then you'll miss this achievement out on your current playthrough. If you've made regular saves, revert to Anvil of the Void and side with Caridin to stay on the safe side and get this achievement with no problems. If not, build up your coercion BEFORE recruiting Shale so that you'll pass the Lie statement.
If you've already talked to Shale and she's left either because you told her the truth or because you failed the Lie statement, then I think you're out of luck and you've missed it. You'll need to start another playthrough.

Hope this helps anyone in the same boat as what I was.

Comment #7 by Cubecake
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 04:33:51 AM

Somehow this just won't pop up for me. Do I have to 'befriend' Shale before this works, or am I just helplessly stupid?
However, thanks for the advices here.
Guess I'll keep on trying, maybe it will work somewhen.

Comment #8 by thanatos8285
Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 04:33:55 AM

Small amendment to the achievement guide for this one. If you have Shale with you when you destroy the anvil, you can just talk to her right then. You don't have to go back to camp, and you don't have to go crown the new king first. Just talk to her until she marks Cadash Thaig on your map, and when Oghren asks you if you're ready to go back yet, say you want to explore more.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US November 03, 2009
Europe November 06, 2009

HDD Space Required : 6.44 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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