30 Days of Alistair: Day Nine
9. The Warden has left Alistair alone with the other members of their party. Who does Alistair socialize with? How do they pass the time? What do they talk about?
In all my headcanons so far, the only other person in the party Alistair really grows close to is Wynne. Not only does he cast her in a sort of surrogate grandmother role, she is the person with whom he has the most in common — Andrastian but not too dedicated, respectful of the rules, generally in tune with the mores of their shared society. She is the only other Ferelden in the party, and the only one who grew up under the supervision of the Chantry. It’s natural that he would gravitate toward her, between her familiarity and her nuturing air. I suspect that conversation between them would be much like their party banters: Alistair asking her for help with small tasks, talking about their pasts and a little about the future, friendly chatter and gentle teasing, Alistair trying to learn more about life in the Circle to get a glimpse of what his life might have been, had he taken his vows.
I can also see Alistair building a friendship of sorts with Leliana — the fact that he’s comfortable enough to ask her for relationship advice if he’s wooing the Warden speaks to that — and a grudging, if possibly distant, trust and respect for Oghren, Sten, and Zevran, though I suspect their conversations would mostly be around practical matters. Not Morrigan — never Morrigan, theirs is an oil-and-water relationship — and for some reason not Shale, either. I do see him getting along well with the Dog: feeding him scraps when he thinks no one is looking, or tossing a stick, or having the long, private conversations about his fears that he doesn’t feel he can share with anyone else. Dog never judges him; he just looks back and smiles.
One last bit of personal headcanon: Alistair gets along famously with Sandal and Bodahn Feddic. He asks for stories of Orzammar, wheedles Bodahn into cooking (since Bodahn is the best cook of the lot), explores the shinier and more arcane of Bodahn’s wares and Sandal’s runes, sells them tidbits he finds on the road. Bodahn may be a scavenger, but he’s a useful one to have along, and Alistair admires him greatly for taking in Sandal and treating him as his own. They become fast friends, and Alistair is genuinely regretful when father and son leave for Kirkwall.
1 and 15 want to runaway and live the grand and exciting life of pirating on the high seas. 12 tries to talk them out of it.
Sometimes I make jokes about laughing hard enough to scare the cats. But tonight, they literally came upstairs to see what was wrong. The looks on their faces made me laugh even harder. Thank you. <3
“You can’t be serious about this.” Bethany looked back and forth between her sister’s servant and his new business partner, some princess recently arrived from a far-away country she’d never heard of. But the bag packed at Bodahn Feddic’s feet, and the fact that he’d come by the Gallows to say goodbye, seemed fairly strong signs. “You can’t really be leaving Kirkwall for a life of piracy. Hasn’t my sister been good to you?”
“Very good, Miss Bethany,” Bodahn assured her. “But I’ve been here long enough. Time for me to move on, see new challenges, explore new business opportunities.”
“What about Sandal?” Bethany asked.
“Oh, he’s coming along,” he replied, heartily. “Wouldn’t miss it! He wanted to come by, but, well, you know. The Gallows make him nervous. Can’t say I blame him,” he added in a low voice, glancing quickly around to make sure no Templars were in earshot. “So he’s waiting on the ship. But he sends his best.”
With a sigh of exasperation, Bethany turned to the woman, who had introduced herself as Ashe. “And you? You’re a princess, or so they say. Don’t you have a country to rule, obligations to attend to?”
Ashe shook her head, blue eyes steeled with resolve. “Once, it was so, but circumstances have changed me. A dear friend showed me that there are other paths to walk, that I need not be chained by the circumstances of my birth. I have chosen freedom, and Bodahn Feddic will help me take this journey.”
Bethany looked between them, saw the determination they shared, and discarded all the other arguments she might have made — chances were that Marian had attempted all the same avenues already. “All right. Well, best of luck to you then.” She embraced Bodahn and kissed him on the cheek — “for Sandal,” she said — and then they were gone, heading for the ship that awaited them on the Gallows dock. It pulled out and into the harbor; Bethany watched until it disappeared over the horizon, not sure whether she was more worried for Bodahn and Sandal, or jealous that she wasn’t going with them.
Damn it Bodahn...
I was wrong. I feel silly now. But I am glad that I do have all my inventory still. ^_^
In my party I have this Dwarf, Bodahn Feddic, and his son who stay at my camp. They are also merchants I guess so I trade and sell with them. For some reason I thought that if I sold him my stuff it would be waiting for me the next time I come back. In an attempts to clearly see all the weapons and armor I’ve picked up from killing Darkspawn, I sold him all my things temporarily (because there is a buyback option.) Well I didn’t buy it back immediately and accidentally clicked done and NOW ALL MY SHIT IS GONE D: I had Tier 8 swords and bows and Morrigan’s staff in there, which I am pissed as fuck about. When I first started the game all my other companions but her died so I figured I should help her out since she kept me alive and all. So I saved lots of money and bought her a 15 sovereign magic staff and it was great and gave her +5 to Magic and a bunch of other awesome nerdy stuff. I was so happy and it made her even stronger so it was like double win, right? And NOW MY OWN STUPIDITY LEFT ME SHORT HANDED :/ It’s gone. In fact, only half my party actually has their own weapon. So now I have to go back to Bodahn and buy a shitty over-priced 9 sovereign Sylvan’s Mercy staff because I need Morrigan to help me kill Broodmother. (WHO btw is disgusting as FUCK!) RAASLKjnfSK:Dnvksjdng;jsng;xlkjvnfrre