A bronze-skinned qunari giant who is wary of revealing his true name to members of the race his people twice attempted to conquer. Four centuries ago the qunari reached the shores of Thedas, possessed of an alien philosophy and an iron determination to force lesser cultures into enlightenment. They conquered only a small area which in turn only allowed them to study their human foes more carefully, sending missionaries and explorers into the southern lands after the last truce. This could explain Sten's presence as he was left to rot in a cage and refuses to clarify how he failed his mission. The infidel ways are not his; if he needs forgiveness for his crimes, it is a matter of qunari honor, not of human law.

How to Recruit: Sten has been locked up in a cage within Lothering, but you can convince the chantry's Revered Mother to release him into your custody. Offer to help him seek atonement and Sten will gladly join your party.

Gifts of Special Significance: To substantially increase your approval rating with Sten, you can present him with a Painting of a Rebel Queen, a Portrait of a Goosegirl, a Silver-Framed Still Life, Sten's Sword, a Totem, a Water-stained Portrait, or the Qunari Prayers for the Dead.

Equipment: Clothing.

Starting Attributes (at Level 7)

Strength: 28
Dexterity: 15
Willpower: 15
Magic: 12
Cunning: 10
Constitution: 13

Starting Talents (at Level 7)

Warrior: Powerful, Threaten, Precise Striking, Taunt
Two-Handed: Pommel Strike, Indomitable, Sunder Arms, Mighty Blow, Powerful Swings

Companion Notes

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