I officially surrender myself to Bioware. Shower me with Makos and Mages.
I’m holding out hope that if we encounter Hawke in Inquisition it’ll be a nice day at the beach. Varric smiles from ear to ear as he embraces his friend, asking how he’s been holding up since Krikwall.
Cut to the fade rift opening and an armada of demons storms the beach. And all the two can do is laugh at it all. Because they both remember an old conversation about the day Hawke enjoys a day at the beach is the day an angry army of demon pirates show up.
Sometimes I think about Sebastian Vael.
About how he added the name of Aveline’s late husband, Wesley, to the memorial wall in the Chantry and asked the Grand Cleric to read his name during the Chant of Rememberance.
About how he takes Merrill seriously, discusses their…
I don’t have a problem with Sebastian. I’ve even taken the time to think of his side of the story when it comes to the Chantry. And I always try to play my Hawke in a supportive manner with my companions. Despite me being a rabid Anders lover (rabid..Anders…lover…rabidly pro-Anders), and I always spare him, I do understand Sebastian. I wish I could say that I’d do a game where I romance him or even make him happy at the end but…it’s not in the cards. I should offer him some hugs sometime…out of apology to a man who I do like, I just don’t give him his way.
I like to imagine that a Sebastian who befriends Hawke acts rashly when Anders destroys the Chantry. Yes, he will go to rally Starkhaven, To reclaim his throne despite being persuaded to remain a Brother. But he will reliaze that it would be a great crime to bring the might of Starkhaven against Kirkwall, an entire city to burn for the acts of one mage? One Apostate? He may never forgive Anders or Hawke, but I can’t imagine him turning swords on innocent citizens. On the other hand, a Sebastian who is on a Rival path, being told to reclaim his birthright and take his place as King, will bring the wrath of Starkhaven to bring order back to Kirkwall, and to hunt down those who have killed Elthina. Just as he did against Flint Company.
Ah, the dwarf. You left your hame and came to the surface knowing that-“
“Why don’t I save you some time? Yes, I wish I could have saved my family from Branka. I wish I’d been a better mate; maybe she’d have stayed home with a belly full of baby Oghren and never gone for the Anvil. Maybe I failed her. And yes, I came to the surface because I’m barely a dwarf anymore. My family is dead, my honor as a warrior long gone. I’ve lost my caste and my house and I have nothing else to lose.
—Oghren, A Test of Faith. Also known as why I love that little dwarf.
I wonder if the Inquisitor is going to have to foot Cullen’s lyrium addiction.
Been wondering this myself, and after looking, there’s no mention on the wikia site that a templar can even kick…
I recall speaking to some Templars in Denerim and a former Templar in Kirkwall. Continuing to use Lyrium eventually addles the mind. The outward effects seem similar to Alzheimer’s and dementia. And you never really kick the stuff, as all Templars must injest it via Lyrium Dust, or suffer the withdrawal and loss of their abilities. Hell, many Templars remain in the order as the Chantry has their thumb on the supply of Lyrium. It’s a very sick system the Chantry has going on.
I feel like I should introduce my characters. Past and future. Seeing as how I’ve never properly done so, now is as good a time as any.
Dragon Age Origins felt very fantastical, especially compared to Dragon Age II. It was a very dark setting and dealt with topics such as rape and slavery, genocide and betrayal, but it retained the feeling of a fantasy game. I think that’s why I enjoy it more than DAII which dealt with many of the same subjects and held a more personal story, but was a very down to earth experience that honestly hurt to go through at times. Dragon Age II was a bit of a downer at times, but that doesn’t diminish the strength of its story.
As with everything there’s a bit of bias, I mean who doesn’t love a Poet Tree?
Or should I get into the best circus performers to ever walk Thedas?