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Item List Items Cont
Armor of the Legion Gloves of the Legion
Bloodline Golem Registry Tracing
Boots of the Legion Head in a Bag
Branka’s Shield Helm of the Legion
Caridin’s Cage Legionnaire Key
Caridin’s Shield Medium Silver Bar
Dead Caste Insignia Ortan Records
Effort Paragon-Forged Crown
Effort’s Gloves Ring of Selection
Forge Master’s Hammer Ring of the Warrior
Items Cont Codex
Silk Weave Gloves 146 Stalata Negat
Smith’s Heart 147 Orzammar History: Chapter One
Spear-thrower 148 Orzammar History: Chapter Two
Thorn of the Dead Gods 161 The Blights
Topsider’s Blade 200 Caridin’s Journal
Topsider’s Hilt 302 The Dead Caste
Topsider’s Honor 303 The Crosscut Drifters
Topsider’s Pommel 304 The Gangue Shade
Torso in a Bag 307 Topsider’s Honor

Defeat the hired goons and turn the corner taking the first right until you reach a Fractured Stone. Enter the expansive area defeating the Darkspawn that attack. Check the firepit to the right for Codex 161: The Blights and progress to a Fractured Stone before the camp of Darkspawn. Take the camp and the two chests it holds then make your way to the bridge where a Hurlock Alpha and numerous traps await. Once across the bridge, button hook left to find rubble and a Fractured Stone. Take out the camp and loot two more chests then check the rubble for Codex 303: The Crosscut Drifters .

There is a passageway to the east that heads south; follow it to a statue for Codex 147: Orzammar History - Chapter One and the rubble to it’s right. Head east and defeat the Bronto then continue on taking out the Genlock Runners that will bring more Darkspawn. Keep going east to a large camp in the middle of a three-way intersection, the barrel is empty. Once the camp is yours loot the chest, Fractured Stone and rubble then go north.

Take the path to the right and kill the Deep Stalkers. Check the Runestone and Fractured Stone then go north through the passage killing more Deep Stalkers. Grab the Small Bloody Sack and loot the Head in a Bag . There is a chest and Fractured Stone to the right but more Deep Stalkers will strike before you can get to it. Return to the camp at the three-way intersection and go east.

The Runestone can be examined for more Codex updates. You can find the Head in a Bag nearby too.

Loot the broken crate and Glass Phylactery to summon a Revenant . Loot it to find it was the Third Corpse Walker. Head south and enter the area to the the east. Loot the small bloody sack for the Torso in a Bag, which should then give you the quest “Asunder” if you went through Aeducan Thaig, then dispatch the Darkspawn. In the next room are numerous Deep Stalkers, killing them all spawns more and the Deep Stalker Leader. Killing these spawns the Deep Stalker Matriarch. Kill away and loot the two Fractured Stones and the Sarcophagus. Check the rubble near the second stone to finish the codex and gain the quest “ The Drifter’s Cache “.

Return to the road and head south again but don’t leave yet, take the path to the right. Follow the path killing the Shrieks then turn right and kill the Ogre Alpha. Check the Fractured Stone and Drifter’s Cache for some good items including Thorn of the Dead Gods (Silverite), Effort’s Gloves , and a Ring of the Warrior . To the south is another Fractured Stone. Follow the path north and kill the Darkspawn then loot the broken chest and chest they were guarding. The Genlock Emissary has the Topsider’s Hilt which starts Codex 307: Topsider’s Honor . You may now leave Caridin’s Cross and head to Ortan Thaig.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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You are a Grey Warden, last of a group of highly-skilled warriors tasked to defeat the Archdemon and stop the Blight from spreading across the land. The Grey Wardens are the only ones capable of defeating the Archdemon and sending the Darkspawn back to the pits whence they came. Accrue a squad of highly memorable characters, each with their own personalities and skills, to help you in your task and save Fereldan before it is too late.

This guide charts the adventures of the main walkthrough and all Downloadable Content and covers:

  • A complete walkthrough from start to finish.
  • Every item and codex uncovered.
  • A complete trophy/achievement guide.
  • Full coverage of all Downloadable Content including the massive DLC “Awakening”.

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