Sten talked to me when I took him out for a fight, rather than just sitting around in camp. He talks a bit about his past, how he got stuck in the cage and BAM! His personal quest is on. Now he loves me, and I love the fact he can equip Wades Superior Dragonbone Plate INSANO armour, making him the only character who I can get to have a bigger threat level than my Blood Silverite armour dude. I've also tricked out his Two handed weapons skills and he just butchers he way through the Darkspawn. Hehe. Also. I read a bit more through my guide. You can get in a foursome with yourself, Leliana, Zevran and Isabela. OMG. I am so trying that.