Alright, ill start off with my choices in DAO. This playthrough (combined with what happened in DA2) puzzled my mind.

I think for the first time ever i didn't take alistair with me to the Archdemon, i took with me Morrigan, Zevran and Leliana, so he's left to defend the gate. When you kill the archdemon (i did the dark ritual with morrigan and gave the throne to Anora) and Queen Anora speaks to you in the throne room alistair isn't there. And she also says we should honor those who were fallen in battle and she specifically mentions alistair as well. As he is not in the room and we should honor him, he must be dead right?

Well i could live with that. Except now that i'm playing DA2 with that imported save file.

End of Act 2, the Qunari invade Kirkwall you come across a group of Grey Wardens. And suddenly, Alistair is there.

He doesn't mention anything from the blight in Ferelden so we can't make up anything from that.

Here is the codex entry i received after meeting him:

Alistar Codex entry

It says he's credited alongside the Hero of Feleden.

Did i just encounter a bug in DA:O where Alistair was supposed to be with me? Or did the save file from DA:O to DA:2 simply not include this?

The latter would seem really bad on biowares part.

  • i don't he's dead. he defended the gate after all. also, from your path, where Anora was made queen, did his father (forgot his name) was alive or dead? if alive then its understandable that he wants to get out of there as soon as possible. if not, o think he went to bury the Grey Warden that recruited(also forgot his name) him and your character.
    – ken
    Oct 31, 2014 at 10:54
  • @ken if you mean Loghain (anora her father) yes i let Alistair kill him. As for burrying the grey wardens. This seems very strange. Why would everyone party and honor me (the hero) while Alistair is on his own burying everyone. Doesn't make sense to me.
    – Deja Vu
    Oct 31, 2014 at 11:08
  • @deja_vu well of course he wouldn't be there! he killed the queens father! also, Alistair mentioned he will after the blight. i'm sure you also got that talk from Alistair when in the camp right?
    – ken
    Oct 31, 2014 at 11:25
  • @ken Hmm, you've got me thinking now. I know Alistair killing the Queens father could bring trouble but queen anora herself said that it was hard but the right choice. So i dont think anora hates alistair for it. As for the talk in camp, i can't remember which one you're talking about.
    – Deja Vu
    Oct 31, 2014 at 13:18

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Wikia mentions this DAO bug:

If Alistair was not made king, Morrigan's ritual was performed, and Loghain was executed at the Landsmeet, Alistair will be absent from the coronation if he was not part of the final party that faced the Archdemon.

I have a save like that, although I haven't imported it into DA2. No mention in the DAO codex that Alistair died -- and he couldn't have because he was there with Riordan when picking the final team, of which he was not part, so he could not have made the killing blow (regardless of the ritual). Even so, he could still get "credit" for helping to kill the Archdemon.

So he's not king, not dead, and not exiled/drunk, and just continues to be a Grey Warden: he would show up as he did for you.

  • Thanks Ken, i figured he just died when he tried to defend the gates. So he basically gave his life to help protect Denerim. But as you said in the codex was nothing to be found. Thanks for pointing me to the wikia that tells about the bug.
    – Deja Vu
    Nov 3, 2014 at 11:39

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