The first game in the series was Dragon Age: Origins, released in late 2009, which follows the story of a recent recruit to a legendary order of warriors known as the Grey Wardens. Their mission is to save the world from being overrun by the darkspawn, a monstrous race of subterranean-dwelling beings known for swarming the surface world every few hundred years in a movement known as a Blight, by slaying their leaders, powerful dragons with total control over the darkspawn hordes known as Archdemons. The sequel Dragon Age II was released in March 2011, which revolves around the last head of the Hawke family, a Ferelden refugee who flees the Blight and settles down in the city state of Kirkwall, eventually rising up to become its Champion. 2014's Dragon Age: Inquisition centers on the Inquisition, an organization tasked with restoring peace and order to the world, which is ravaged by a demonic invasion from beyond the mortal realm over a decade after the events of the first game. All three main series games have been joined by a variety of expansions and downloadable content (DLC) add-ons.