Nathaniel Howe
The Howe name was once great, known across Ferelden as honorable stewards of their lands and protectors of their people's freedom. But then Arl Rendon Howe betrayed the teyrn of Highever, assumed a title that did not belong to him, threw his lot in with a regicide, and was slain for his deeds. And yet he was the lucky one. He did not live to see his surname dragged through the mud, his family stripped of titles and lands. It is Rendon's son Nathaniel who has suffered for the sins of his father. He has been left with nothing, a pariah forced to live by wits alone. All he knows is that the father he loved is dead by a Grey Warden's hand and that those murderers have now installed themselves in his childhood home.

How to Recruit: Near the beginning of the Awakening expansion, you'll be brought to interrogate a would-be thief within the basement of Vigil's Keep. When you discover that he's Nathaniel Howe, son of Arl Rendon Howe, you can choose to invoke the Right of Conscription to bring him into the Grey Wardens and, ultimately, your party.

Gifts of Special Significance: To substantially increase your approval rating with Nathaniel, you can present him with the Howe Bow, Delilah Howe's Letters, Bronze Sextant, Locksmith's Tools, the Golden Vase, or a Whetstone.

Equipment: Clothing, Buckle of the Winds, Shaper's Amulet, Worn Golden Ring, and a Dusk Ring.

Starting Attributes (at Level 19)

Strength: 25
Dexterity: 36
Willpower: 21
Magic: 11
Cunning: 30
Constitution: 10

Starting Talents (at Level 19)

Assassin: Mark of Death
Rogue: Dirty Fighting, Combat Movement, Below the Belt, Deft Hands, Improved Tools
Archery: Melee Archer, Aim, Defensive Fire, Pinning Shot, Crippling Shot, Critical Shot, Arrow of Slaying, Rapid Shot, Shattering Shot

Companion Notes

As your approval rating with Nathaniel increases, he will gain additional cunning via four "Inspired" skills.