Warden's Fall is a Machinima series set in the Dragon Age universe and explaining the Back Story of Kristoff, a posthumous Grey Warden character from Dragon Age: Origins Awakening.
The original five episodes have been uploaded to YouTube in May 2010 but are no longer available. The story is watchable in its entirety, however, at the Riot Films channelnote .
Warden's Fall provides examples of:
- Adaptation Expansion: Aside from his wife, the backstory of Kristoff was left mostly vague in Awakening. Here we discover that he had a son who died during a Darkspawn raid, presumably prompting him to join the Wardens.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Cyril.
- Cut Short: The series ends on episode 5, never finishing its arc.
- Foregone Conclusion: The end of episode 5 has Kristoff leave to investigate the Blackmarsh, which players of Awakening will know is the location where he's killed at the hands of the First, shortly before the Warden-Commander arrived on the scene.
- Humanoid Abomination: The Mother.
- Jerkass: Kristoff. He refuses to let his mage companion heal some surviving villagers and then interrupts his spellcasting by knocking him to the ground. It says something that a Fade Spirit possessing his corpse is a nicer person than him.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Due to the Foregone Conclusion of Kristoff's death in Awakening, although Justice does attempt to provide his wife with some closure, despite her obvious dislike of having him walk around in Kristoff's corpse.