Dragon Age: Condemnation
King Alistair Theirin
“That's what I'm here for. To deliver unpleasant news and witty one-liners.”
As the most recent recruit of Ferelden’s Grey Wardens, Alistair helps the new recruits prepare for their Joining at the fortress of Ostagar for the battle goes array due to the betrayal of Logan. He accompanies The Wardens into the Korcari Wilds as part of their pre-Joining trials, encountering the apostate, Morrigan there along with her mother, Flemeth, both of whom Alistair distrusts.
Following the others successful Joining, Alistair and The Wardens are given the task of lighting the beacon atop the Tower of Ishal. The tower is crawling with darkspawn by the time the pair reach it, and though they successfully fight their way to the top and light the beacon, Loghain Mac Tir, teyrn of Gwaren and leader of King Cailan’s armies, abandoned his king and retreats. Alistair and The Wardens are overwhelmed by darkspawn and would have perished, but were saved by the intervention of Flemeth.
Alistair was nursed back to health by Flemeth and Morrigan and was utterly devastated to hear of the defeat at Ostagar and Duncan’s death, laying the seeds for a passionate hatred of Teyrn Loghain. Following their recovery, Alistair and The Wardens set out to rebuild the army lost at Ostagar and defeat the Blight. Upon their approach to Redcliffe, Alistair revealed the truth concerning his parentage (Being the Bastard Brother of the former King). With the downfall of King Cailian at Ostagar, Alistair’s bloodline meant that he was the last of the Theirin bloodline, and a claimant to the throne.
Through the many perils the group faced Alistair and Gwendyln Cousland grow close and soon fall in love. During most of their missions they spent time together.
After finally reaching the Landsmeet, Alistair participated in laying the cause against Teyrn Loghain before the nobility of Ferelden. Loghain was finally defeated by force of arms.
Loghain was beheaded for his crimes, though the issue of Ferelden’s vacant throne remained unresolved. Gwendyln took up the role of kingmaker, crowning Alistair king and unexpectedly announcing that they would rule beside him as his wife and queen. Alistair was surprised at this conclusion but did not object.
After the last seige of the dark spawn was defeated he wed his love. Most nof his time is spent making rounds of the country side being the Hero King he is expected to be while his Queen rules.