Dragon Age: Origins achievements

Dragon Age: Origins

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There are 76 Dragon Age: Origins achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,902 (1,750)

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Secret Achievement in Dragon Age: Origins

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Achievement won on 21 May 10
TA Score for this game: 2,902
Posted on 21 May 10 at 13:45, Edited on 03 May 11 at 22:43
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Took me a few times, but I figured it out. Yes, you must enthrall the 6 characters mentioned above all in one playthrough. How I was able to do it was by running to each character as quickly as possible and enthralling them.

Obviously since you can only have 3 thralls at a time, my suggestion is to do it in the following order:

Hurlock Emissary
Blight Wolf

The last 2 will not become available until the Alienage (at the beginning) and the Palace (once you release the trapped Ogre).

What I did was, through simply killing everyone in sight, got the approval rating for the Genlock and Hurlock nearly to 100% prior to moving onto the Marketplace. Once in the marketplace I had to kill off something in order to gain control on the Shriek, so I killed the Ogre (not suggested if you are doing the other Secret achievement, as you have to keep that Ogre alive...but if you've already done that part, kill him as you'll get another one back later). Running through the Marketplace as soon as the Genlock and Hurlock were at 100% approval I used Execute Thrall and keep only the thralls active that I was still working on approval ratings for.

To be on the safe side, prior to executing any thrall I would save the game, then I would give the thrall a gift to make sure they were indeed 100%. If the meter does not prompt a +# response, then he was indeed at 100%. At that point I LOAD my previous save (thusly keeping the gift) and then Execute Enthrall that character.

I kept on this process until I was able to release the Ogre and Blight Wolf. At that point my Emissary was nearly full as well. I went through the level and just before I got to Sten, I had at least 5 gifts. I was able to give the Emissary 1 to max him out, then I gave the remaining gifts to the Ogre and Blight Wolf. At that point my achievement popped.

So if you keep an eye out of the health of your thralls (remember that if they die and you enthrall them again, their approval is reset), but as soon as they get to 100% just use the Execute Thrall command. Only enthrall the characters that you still need (a lot of times you may only have 1 to 2 characters enthralled).

By saving your gifts until the absolute latest point it should be easy to cap the final 2 characters or so. The reason I did this prior to Sten, is his battle is one heck of a fight, and I kept losing the Wolf or the Ogre.

That reminds me, save often (feel free to create a few saves just in case you mess up), and if you are unable to heal someone and they die, just reload the old save point and go through it again.

Like I said, this took me a few playthroughs until I finally got the hang of it.

EDIT (Credit to Dingo Salad):
Oh, just playing through this, and here's a note to make it easier. Just before the fight with Sten, you can walk halfway up the stairs to spawn the encounter, and then walk back down again to the door right behind you. Dwarves continue to come out of that door in a steady trickle, and killing them nets you rep, so you can sit here and grind until you're positive you have max rep with all of your thralls.
Posted by Dingo Salad on 13 Jul 10 17:50:19
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