9:30 Dragon: The Fifth Blight begins in the Korcari Wilds and southern Ferelden when the Architect failed the attempt to make a Disciple out of Urthemiel, and instead results in the Old God becoming an Archdemon.
Ferelden is defeated at the Battle of Ostagar by the darkspawn; the battle is lost when Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir deserts, resulting in the destruction of the Fereldan army, the near-destruction and exile of the Grey Warden order, and the deaths of King Cailan Theirin and Warden Commander Duncan.
The fourteen Wardens and Alistair are saved by a Witch of the Wilds, Flemeth.
Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir returns to Denerim and declares himself regent, triggering the "Fereldan Civil War" between Ferelden's nobility.
Duran Aeducan and his sister return to Orzammar, where Sereda crowns her brother king after rediscovering the Anvil of the Void. Bhelen and Harrowmont are both exiled to the surface.