This story in the Hawkquisition timeline is now complete! Thanks for sticking with me through such an adventure.
Fenris was once told that even in the Imperium, warriors with markings of his sort were rare – with the implication that he is not unique. When the Inquisition hears of Venatori creating warriors marked like Fenris, but with red lyrium, Hawke may have to take her turn being the one left behind while Fenris travels into danger to help the Inquisitor investigate.
Or if you prefer to read it on Tumblr, here’s the chapter listing with titles and synopses:
Wherein parenthood is hard.
Raising baby Malcolm is overwhelming and new parents Lisbet Hawke and Fenris are on edge.
Wherein an expert is required.
Venatori in Seheron are experimenting with lyrium tattoos; Thayer Trevelyan’s advisors convene and send for Fenris.
Wherein an agreement is reached.
Amantium irae amoris integratio est.
Wherein farewells and firsts are spoken.
Hawke bids Fenris farewell as the Inquisition’s expedition to Seheron sets out.
Wherein the ship sails.
En route to Seheron, letters are exchanged.
Wherein Metis meets the Inquisition.
Seheron is not a very safe place for the Inquisitor and friends, but they do find one friend waiting for them.
Wherein the forest is welcoming.
The trek through the jungle begins; meanwhile, interesting developments are occurring at Skyhold…
Wherein Hawke’s worries are not ill-founded.
Fenris knows when things are fishy; saarebas are deadly; the jungle is a big place but Harding has lots of scouts looking for our heroes! Also Metis is kind of new to this combat thing.
Wherein the weather interferes.
It’s a bad idea to wander around a jungle when you can’t see where you’re going.
Wherein things become clearer.
Fenris’ past catches up with him, in more ways than one, and the Inquisition gains a formidable ally.
- Wherein we explore Ath Velanis.
Time to see what’s actually going on in that Venatori fortress, as soon as we find a way in through creepy tunnels! It’s all fun and games till someone slips and falls!
- Wherein plans change.
From opposite sides of the Ath Velanis gate, Thayer and Varric, Fenris and Metis reconsider their course of action.
- Wherein saboteurs are loose in Venatori territory.
Stranded in the fortress of Ath Velanis, Fenris and Metis make mischief for the Venatori.
Wherein the magister refines his ritual.
Licinius intends to use Fenris’ markings as a template for his next red lyrium warrior…and so the ritual begins…
- Wherein Metis gets a tattoo.
Thayer and Varric return to Ath Velanis but Metis is already being prepared for lyrium markings…
- Wherein everyone is loose in Ath Velanis.
Licinius resorts to blood magic; Thayer searches for lost elves; and the lost elves discover side effects of the red lyrium ritual…
- Wherein Fenris gets his sword back.
Reunions! Thayer gets the team back together and Caligo discovers someone she hadn’t expected to see again.
- Wherein we depart Ath Velanis.
Thayer and team take the fight to the magister at last! And Hawke finally hears back from her Fenris.
- Wherein the ship sails.
Our heroes depart from Seheron, but there is still the matter of certain red lyrium tattoos to be dealt with.
- Wherein Hawke provides the hero’s welcome.
Hawke and Malcolm rush to Jader to meet Fenris straight off the ship.
- Wherein Merrill works a miracle.
This is it. The final chapter. Lyrium cleansing and birthday cake!