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What about you, Dorian?

In which Dorian understands Bioware’s issue with elves better then Bioware.

…Except Bioware wrote Dorian, which means they understand completely.

This isn’t something that they just overlooked or forgot about, guys. The tragedy of the elves themselves knowing so incredibly little about their own history has been a huge plot point since Origins. 

An elven Warden can (and Velanna does) lament the fact that elven children don’t know any stories about elven heroes. It is explicitly stated that the Dalish pepper their speech with as many Elvish words as they can because they are desperately trying to keep hold of their language, a language even their Keepers know precious little of.

So, while it would be awfully nice if Thedas were the sort of place where a past Dalish companion could take the place of Morrigan in Inquisition, or where a Dalish Inquisitor can “show Morrigan what’s what” at the Temple of Mythal (not counting the “Who is this Mythal?” dialogue glitch, which they have acknowledged as, in fact, a glitch), it isn’t. You know why? Because the Dalish have no way of knowing what Morrigan knows. All they know of their own history is what’s been passed down through the ages, which, as we learn from Solas and Abelas–people who were actually there at the time–is woefully inaccurate.

Morrigan, on the other hand, was raised by Mythal. She learned this stuff from the source, and even she still doesn’t know everything, just more than the Dalish possibly could. And since Asha’bellanar seems pretty tight with the Dalish in DA2 and The Stolen Throne, one can only assume Mythal was playing that shit close to the vest for a reason.

“But why couldn’t Mythal have picked an elven vessel?” you ask. Good question: why didn’t she? Was Flemeth the living being she felt the strongest connection to? Did she have some reason to actively avoid choosing an elven vessel? She was murdered, after all–did her own people turn on her for some reason? The only thing you can be certain of is that the answer damn sure isn’t “Bioware hates elves.” For God’s sake, an elven god has been guiding the player characters’ steps since day one, a second elven god appears to have some world-changing plans in the works, and Inquisition largely revolves around the player discovering more about elven history than we’ve been shown in the past. Elves are, in fact, turning out to be the most important race in the series.

So, no. Bioware actually understands perfectly.



I am so sorry that these took me so long to get ready and put together. Life has been kicking my ass lately. But here they are! Beastly Beverages Dragon Age inspired teas!

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Dorian Pavus


Varric Tethras


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I had these post-its, and @jaake-english and @apollojvstice wanted me to draw them Dorian and Cole, and then I did Fenris for fun. 


“…Then let’s go.”

So I finally finished the first installment of my endgame Dragon Age 4 comic. I have a lot more to go, but I dunno if it interests anyone but me.

(Part 1 of ?)


the saddest thing about dorian pavus is that he honestly doesn’t believe he’s got friends, or close friends, beyond the inquisitor once felix is gone. and i know sometimes this may be dorian being dorian, or the writing making the player’s character special, but i do think there’s an element of him just not understanding that people care about him!

we know from wot2 that he was a clever kid and didn’t have many friends because he was precocious and older kids didn’t like him, and he was a terror to pre-empt any unkindness directed towards him

Dorian in JoH, quite possibly projecting: “Ah yes, Tevinter architecture at its finest. This just screams ‘I hated my parents and had no friends as a child.’”

but he has friends! of varying kinds and levels of friendship!

  • him and vivienne snipe at each other but they confirm to the inquisitor it’s not really hostile
  • cassandra shares smutty literature with him, they talk about the similar elements of growing up noble!
  • sera writes about missing him in her trespasser diary, they drink together, play insult games together
  • plays chess with cullen
  • gets over a national rivalry with iron bull, jokes about said rivalry eventually, potentially has a romantic relationship with him
  • gets on with varric, they make fun bets against each other

honestly the only members of the inner circle i think you would legitimately argue he’s not friends with are blackwall (if you take their banter at face value), cole perhaps, and solas. possibly leliana and josie (but i honestly think he’s get on super with josie!)

but i think dorian is so used to having few people to rely on, suddenly finding himself with people who have his back is something he’s clearly not used to. plus, we get the impression that things start of pretty hostile for him at haven/skyhold, and that can’t be the easier background to trusting that the friendships that are forming are genuine.

And there’s Maevaris. He always refers to her as a good friend. So he’s not entirely friendless back in Tevinter.



I had the same party, but i didnt get this banter. Nice to hear! Maybe “All new, Faded for her”, could also a different meaning than the anagram? (I wish :P)

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