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Wine, Woman, and Song in Dragon Age: Origins

Wine, Woman, and Song19 (10)

Experienced the thrill of romance with Leliana

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Achievement Guide for Wine, Woman, and Song

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Achievement won on 09 Aug 12
TA Score for this game: 1,689
Posted on 10 August 12 at 21:37
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This was, for me, the biggest pain. I tried to get it naturally through two play throughs and missed my chances each time. When this was essentially my last achievement and I couldn't find the most straightforward way - here it is, in my opinion. It took me 2 hrs and 20 minutes (of which 1 hr and 10 minutes was that particular origin story)

Note: There are SPOILERS. Also, this guide is written with the particular character I used. Other genders and races will likely follow a similiar path, however some dialog options may be different.

This achievement was accomplished using a City Elf Rogue (for what its worth).

START - Complete the origin story.
OSTAGAR - Zip through all of the story based dialog until the Joining quest where you must collect 3 vials of darkspawn blood and the warden treaties. This is optional, but I used the Duncan Experience Glitch until I was able to get a completed Coersion talent tree. Finally, complete the main story until you end up in Lothering.
LOTHERING - Once arriving here, immediately go to Dane's Refuge as soon as you gain control of your character. Get Leliana to join your party - SAVE.

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana.
2. I'd like to talk.
1. This vision of yours ...
1. What then?
2. And this made you want to help me?
1. The Chantry says the Maker has left us.
2. Believe what feels right to you, Leliana
RESULT: Leliana approves +4

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana
2. I'd like to talk.
1. What was life like in the Chantry cloister?
1. Condescending? How so?
3. I prefer your ideas to the ideas of the Chantry.
RESULT: Leliana approves +2

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana
2. I'd like to talk
1. What would someone like you be doing in Lothering's chantry?
2. You know, a beautiful charming woman like yourself.
1. Those initiates can't have been more lovely than you.
1. What did you do before that?
RESULT: Leliana approves +6 (Leliana is now interested in you)

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana.
2. I'd like to talk to you about something.
1. Why did you decide to come to Ferelden?
2. Why did she leave Ferelden then?
2. You were young, it's understandable.
RESULT: Leliana approves +1

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana.
2. I'd like to talk to you about something.
1. Do you miss anything about Orlais?
4. I've never been to Orlais.
3. Do you not have fine things now?
3. Oh, I love shoes!
2. Oh, that sounds so lovely.
1. You don't need fancy shoes to make you beautiful.
RESULT: Leliana approves +1

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana.
2. I'd like to talk to you about something.
1. You were a traveling minstrel. Do you have any tales to share?
2. Know any stories from Orlais?
2. That sounds interesting.
2. I saw that coming.
2. Did she win the tourney?
2. That's terrible.
2. Do you know any Fereldan legends?
1. Yes, I have heard of Flemeth.
1. Tell me the whole story.
1. What happened then?
3. There was another story I wanted to hear.
1. Do you know anything about the Dalish?
1. It didn't last.
1. What do you know about Andraste?
2. How did Andraste die?
2. Why did the Maker not save Her with His power?
3. Let's just move on.
RESULTS: Leliana approves +5

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana
2. I'd like to talk to you about something.
2. I heard that in Orlais, minstrels are often spies.
2. I don't remember.
2. What's the difference?
2. Do they spy on Ferelden?
2. You seem to know quite a bit about these bards.
3. I'd never leave that. It sounds too exciting.
RESULT: Leliana approves +2.

Speak with the owner of Dane's Refuge and buy all of the gifts he has for sale. Leave and turn right to speak with Sten in his cage. Tell him you will try and get the key. Travel back toward the Chantry.

In front of the Chantry message board is a merchant arguing with a Chantry member. Approach this crowd and a conversation will ensue. (Note: the presented dialog options will cause Morrigan to dissapprove - 3 if she is in your party).
2. Why would I want to help you?
4. You don't think you're being unscrupulous?
4. (Intimidate) Lower your prices, or lose your goods.
RESULT: Leliana approves +2.
Afterwards, speak with the merchant and buy his "Wine" gift.

Enter the Chantry and pick the lock on the chest in the back left. Give Lelina the "Bronze Symbol of Andraste" you just pilfered from the chest. RESULT: Leliana approves +10.

Cross the Chantry to the Revered Mother and speak with her. Depending on how much money you would like to part with - you will get improved approval rating for Leliana.
3. What tithe is acceptable?
4. (Leliana +4) I can offer five sovreigns.
3. (Leliana +2) Very well. Thirty silver it is.
2. (Leliana +1) I am sorry, but I only have ten silver.
(I only gave thirty silver in my play through)

Key in hand, go release Sten, save Bodic and leave Lothering.
Go to camp and have your scary dream. Speak with Bodic and purchase all of the gifts he has.

Leave camp and travel to the Brecillian Forest. Zip through the dialog to get the Dalish quest started. Speak with Valeron and purchase any gifts he has.

Enter the Brecillian Forest and stay on the futher left path. Kill the werewolves and wolves and continue to the alcove with the Great Bear. Kill the bear and pick up "Andraste's Grace" - a flower growing on the path. Leave the Brecillian Forest and Dalish camp back to the World Map. Go to the Party Camp.

At the Party Camp - a cutscene begins - I'm told its random, but it happened right away for me. The cutscene has Leliana entering into a conversation with you.
2. I knew you weren't telling me something.
2. You're a criminal?
2. So Marjolaine was a bard too?
2. Important documents?
2. Isn't that what bards do?
2. Most countries don't appreciate treason.
2. What happened then?
2. How unpleasant.
2. I don't think you would have.
2. Thank you for trusting me with this.
RESULT: Leliana approves +3.

Leave camp and head to Denerim. At this point a random encounter hit me. You are ambushed by some assassins - kill them and a dialog opens.
3. You had better have a good reason for this.
3. He probably means you, yes.
3. Don't just stop there. Tell us.
2. I think we should just kill him, just to be safe.
3. Sorry, time to die (Kill him.)
3. Or maybe the Orlesians.
3. Don't worry. I won't let anyone harm you.
1. We'll go as soon as possible.
RESULT: Leliana apporves +4.

Once arriving in Denerim - find Marjolaine and kill her. First house on the right. (Some guards, two mages, and Marjolaine)

Leave Denerim and go to the Party Camp. SAVE. (There are a couple of options, I will present the course that got me the achievement).

DIALOG: Talk with Leliana.
3. No, I thought you looked like you wanted to talk, though.
3. You're less talkative than usual.
3. Is there anything I can do?
1. But you said the Maker wanted you to leave.
1. You're not alone, Leliana.
2. It's only human. Don't punish yourself.
3. You are a good person. You always will be.
3. You strike to be good and that's what's important.
RESULT: Leliana approves +9

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana
3. There is still beauty to be found in this world.
2. Tell me the story.
2. That's a beautiful story.
2. If we lose hope in love, then we are truly lost.
1. Why is it a surprise?
RESULT: Leliana approves +3

GIVE Leliana "Andraste's Grace" and other gifts you've picked up. I got Leliana approves +16.

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana
2. I know what you mean.
2. It is not silly to seek moments to lay down your burdens.
2. You never have to feel afraid with me.
2. You're cute when you're embarrassed.
3. Someone like you being interested in me is flattering.
1. Thanks. You're so complimentary.
2. I've always wanted us to be more than just friends.
3. I thought you were comfortable around me.
3. (Kiss Leliana.)
RESULT: Leliana approves +9

DIALOG: Talk to Leliana
1. I'm glad your path led you here too.
1. Hmm, want some company?
1. Well, I'm not going to say no to sharing of blessings.
(Cue incredibly graphic partially nude sex scene - and best of all - achievement pops.)
The rest of the dialog options let you have a little morning action, but the goal was achieved.

Keep in mind there are multiple dialog options that likely work, but this method was the most straightforward for me and worked like a charm.

Hope it helps - sorry it was so long. Thanks for reading.
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