Blood-Wardens

I AM AN UNASHAMED ALISTAIR, ANDERS, CULLEN ROMANCER!

I’m so irrationally in love with this elven blooded/mage blooded/dragon blooded/royal blooded Grey Warden Warrior I may need to seek profession help (and I never will bwahaha)

I FRIENDSHIP ROMANCE ANDERS EVERY TIME, MAGE RIGHTS, AND I ALWAYS WITHOUT HESITATION HELP HIM PLACE THE DAMN BOMB I WILL PROTECT HIM TO MY LAST BREATH! HAWKE MAY HAVE DIED IN THE FADE BUT MY WARDEN IS WATCHING OUT FOR HIM NOW!

I maaaaayyyy have started romancing him with a mage because of Anders’ someone like me will love someone like you quote, but him. CULLEN. yes. it’s just the perfect blend of sweet and awkward and intense and passionate for me.

everything Solas says about the subject of the Blight in DA:I
everything Solas says about the subject of the Blight in DA:I

(For reference, here is what Solas has to say about the Blight, darkspawn and the Grey Wardens, all together.)

  • Solas: Your Order… the Grey Wardens…
  • Blackwall: What about them?
  • Solas: The Wardens see themselves as the world’s defense against the Blight, do they not?
  • Blackwall: Yes… why do you sound so skeptical? Doesn’t everyone know this?
  • Solas: When an Archdemon rises, they slay it. What will they do when all the Archdemons are slain?
  • Blackwall: Retire?
  • Solas: Without Archdemons, there can be no Blights. Is that the reasoning?
  • Blackwall: Right. Where are you going with this?
  • Solas: Nowhere. I hope they are correct.

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Freddy Krueger’s addons, perks and new survivor perk from the stream.

First perk is called Fire Up: Increased action (generator damaging/pallet breaking, vaulting, ect.) speed every time a generator is repaired starting from the second generator.

Second perk is called Blood Warden: Exit gates are blocked for a period of time after a survivor is hooked for the first time after the exits are powered. Survivor’s auras are revealed if they are near the exit gate.

Third perk is called Remember Me: Obsession perk. Every time your obsession is damaged, exit opening time is increased. Cooldown of five seconds per hit.

Fourth perk is called Pharmacy: Chest searching speed increased. Guarenteed medkit from first chest.

Dresden Files Books Rated By The Opening Line
  • Storm Front: "I heard the mailman approach my office door, half an hour earlier than usual. He didn't sound right. His footsteps fell more heavily, jauntily, and he whistled. A new guy. He whistled his way to my office door, then fell silent for a moment. Then he laughed."
  • Easily one of the weakest in the series. 3/10.
  • Fool Moon: "I never used to keep close track of the phases of the moon. So I didn't know that it was one night shy of being full when a young woman sat down across from me in McAnally's pub and asked me to tell her all about something that could get her killed."
  • Nicely ominous. Thanks to this book, I also keep track of the phases of the moon. Helped me catch a local werewombat. You have no idea how hard it is to put one of them down. 8/10.
  • Grave Peril: "There are reasons I hate to drive fast. For one, the Blue Beetle, the mismatched Volkswagen bug that I putter around in, rattles and groans dangerously at anything above sixty miles an hour. For another, I don't get along so well with technology. Anything manufactured after about World War II seems to be susceptible to abrupt malfunction when I get close to it. As a rule, when I drive, I drive very carefully and sensibly. // Tonight was an exception to the rule."
  • Not bad, per se, but not all that good. It takes too long to get to its point, which makes it not as good of a hook. 6/10.
  • Summer Knight: "It rained toads the day the White Council came to town."
  • This one makes me giggle. 8/10. Good job.
  • Death Masks: "Some things just aren't meant to go together. Things like oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. // Wizards and television."
  • Very relatable. I, too, am no fan of toothpaste in my orange juice. I used to put toothpaste in my orange juice all the time and had no clue why my orange juice tasted so bad. I mean, who knew? 9/10.
  • Blood Rites: "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."
  • There is no need to explain perfection. 15/10.
  • Dead Beat: "On the whole, we're a murderous race. According to Genesis, it took as few as four people to make the planet too crowded to stand, and the first murder was a fratricide. Genesis says that in a fit of jealous rage, the very first child born to mortal parents, Cain, snapped and popped the first metaphorical cap in another human being. The attack was a bloody, brutal, violent, reprehensible killing. Cain's brother Abel probably never saw it coming. // As I opened the door to my apartment, I was filled with a sense of empathic sympathy and intuitive understanding. // For freaking Cain."
  • One of the all time greats of this series. Lovely illustration of how Dresden feels and catches people up on his relationship with his brother really quick. 10/10.
  • Proven Guilty: "Blood leaves no stain on a Warden's grey cloak. I didn't know that until the day I watched Morgan, second in command of the White Council's Wardens, lift his sword over the kneeling form of a young man guilty of the practice of black magic. The boy, sixteen years old at the most, screamed and ranted in Korean underneath his black hood, his mouth spilling hatred and rage, convinced by his youth and power of his own immortality. He never knew it when the blade came down."
  • Dark. Really sets the tone for the book. Also, I'm, like, totally jealous. Blood stains are the worst. 8/10.
  • White Night: "Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are."
  • I know, right? It's, like, I thought this guy who came into work would be just a normal customer and get his stuff and leave, but, instead, he rants about conspiracy theories and shit when I can't tell him to fuck off. 9/10. Good job.
  • Small Favor: "Winter came early that year; it should have been a tip-off."
  • Not bad, but kinda weak. I mean, did he even consider that maybe winter came early because Global Warming is actually a hoax? I mean, it isn't, but couldn't he at least consider the possibility? 6/10.
  • Turn Coat: "The summer sun was busy broiling the asphalt from Chicago 's streets, the agony in my head had kept me horizontal for half a day, and some idiot was pounding on my apartment door. // I answered it and Morgan, half his face covered in blood, gasped, 'The Wardens are coming. Hide me. Please.'"
  • It's just, like, whaaaaaat? Why's Morgan here? How'd he get all bloody? And, like, he even snuck in some nice foreshadowing with the headache. Really well done. 8/10.
  • Changes: "I answered the phone, and Susan Rodriguez said, 'They've taken our daughter.'"
  • Nice and shocking, making you want to read more, but the last book did a similar shocking opening better. 5/10.
  • Ghost Story: "Life is hard. // Dying's easy."
  • Totally relatable. I, like many others, wish for death because life is too hard. Thanks for making me feel better, Harry. 8/10.
  • Cold Days: "Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, has unique ideas regarding physical therapy."
  • One would imagine. I mean, did you hear her TED talk on it? Fascinating stuff. She's an innovator in the field. 7/10.
  • Skin Game: "There was a ticking time bomb inside my head and the one person I trusted to go in and get it out hadn't shown up or spoken to me for more than a year."
  • Don't you just hate it when you have a time bomb in your head? I know I do. But not all of us know bomb defusal experts. We're not all as lucky as you are, Dresden. I had to defuse my time bomb myself. Dick. 4/10.

i’m watching a playthru of dai rn and what’s Wild to me is Hawke being so Anti-Blood Magic like

Hawke can literally be a blood mage soooooooo

I just don’t get it as a choice for them. I get that they want to have Different Opinions in there for players to chose from and people to voice them but that match up is just so bizarre to me like, hawke can be a blood mage w/ a warden sibling and a girlfriend who’s also a blood mage yet we want them to be the one who’s shit talking blood magic and the wardens?????

the blight, how will we end it?

this is me getting my thoughts together. i feel like i’m close to an answer to the bigger problem in dai, but i also feel like i’m missing some vital information.

the blight, however, is definitely cause for concern. i realized that after putting all these points down.

anyway, read away and if anyone has anything to add, be my guest. 


lyrium is alive - lyrium is titan “blood”

  • titans enslaved the dwarves, making them mindless drones
  • mythal killed a titan and had lyrium mined from its body

lyrium grants templars abilities to halt magic - “enforces reality”

mages drink lyrium to replenish mana (dao)/increase magical damage (dai)

constant ingestion causes severe addiction, insanity, and eventually death

  • has been proven that you can quit lyrium, withdrawl is painful (reference cullen rutherford)

red lyrium = lyrium infected with the blight

(red lyrium increases strength significantly at cost of sanity, inflicts constant pain and physical deformity; it grows inside its host until they die - seekers are resistant)

  • andruil the elven godess was said to have created armor made of “the void” - it drove her mad

blight disease a.k.a. the taint is akin to radiation poisoning - causes physical deformity, illness, and severely affects environment for several years preventing plant regrowth, and causes animal and human deformity, illness and madness

  • deep mushrooms grow near the taint; also grows in spider corpses

darkspawn and those infected with the blight for a long period hear a “song” - the old gods the magisters worshiped and fen’harel walked among speak to the tainted in dreams and in a hive mind; the darkspawn find the old gods, dragons, taint them, thus starting another blight

  • grey warden blood given to darkspawn grants them sapience; they no longer hear the song or are forced to obey it
  • grey wardens ingesting darkspawn blood including the blood of an archdemon slow the taint significantly
  • dragons are unusually resistant to the blight, but not indefinitely 
    • dragons ruled the skies before the creation of the veil
  • the taint grants those who know how incredible magical power (reference warden avernus) 
  • dog was cured of the taint (reference dao)
  • fiona was cured of the taint after giving birth to her son alistair, who like his father, has dragon blood (reference the calling)
  • merrill purified a tainted eluvian with blood magic (reference da2)
  • warden anders was either cured of the calling due to his possession, or his taint corrupted the spirit of justice possessing him
  • the mother was driven mad due to the deprivation of the “sweet music” (reference dao awakening)
  • “so long as the song plays, we dance.” -flemeth, dai

it is said the blight began because the magisters entered the black city in the fade

  • has been proven that red lyrium existed before the first blight (reference primeval thaig discovered by varric and hawke)

corypheus claims the black city was already corrupted

solas a.k.a. fen’harel created the veil to punish those who murdered mythal, and to save those still under their power

  • resulted in destruction of elven empire
  • Amell: hey inquisitor I’ve got just the guy to help you with this ancient tevinter magister dude
  • Inquisitor: who
  • Amell: one of the other ancient tevinter magister dudes
  • Inquisitor:
  • Amell:
  • Inquisitor:
  • Amell:
  • Inquisitor: you’re serious
  • Amell: well it’s either him or we go talk to the 200-something year old Warden blood mage that I’ve got stuck off in a secret fortress
  • Inquisitor: what
  • Amell: what

Someone sent me a prompt for a Hawkebela Weisshaupt reunion ages ago and I’m sorry it took me so long to get to it! Here’s a little drabble for it. Since we still don’t know what actually happens there, I’m just going to take a guess that it’s something to do with corrupt wardens. 1087 words.

Warnings: slightly violent reaction from Isabela (don’t know how else to tag that lol)

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“Hawke this,” Hawke mutters as she pulls her blade out of the chest of the warden at her feet. “Hawke that." 

She turns and throws it across the room, hitting another one of the corrupt wardens right below the sternum. Another one appears at her side and she ducks under his sword and drives her other dagger up into his stomach.

"Why does everything always fall to me?”

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Wind and flame, 6 - In the Graves

Rating: chapter is Mature (some graphic depictions of violence), full work is Explicit

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Cullen x Female Lavellan

Link to AO3 - thank you for reading

Summary: Finn’s party scouts the Graves for red lyrium smugglers.

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The bear lay on the riverbank before her, big as an aravel. Finn knelt near the head, and brushed a leaf from the matted fur. It was a shame, she thought, to kill her. But they had come upon her, mouth foamy, swatting and roaring at the Inquisition soldiers scouting ahead for Finn and her party. She had to protect her people.

They were deep in the forest of the Graves, tracking red lyrium. Cullen was hopeful this would lead them to the source, and, in turn, closer to Corypheus. The poor bear’s fur reminded her of him, of that shaggy collar he wore. Without it, he was still broad, but so much less imposing. She wondered if his wearing it was a kind of talisman, a source of bear-like strength, and courage, that he needed. Or perhaps he was just cold. She sighed at herself. They had not been at Skyhold for two weeks now. She hoped he was well—reports from him were professional, to the point, no indication of his state of being, beyond existence. She thought of him often. All the time, if she were honest with herself.

Sera and Dorian crouched at the water’s edge, washing the bear’s blood from their arms and faces in the stream, in agreement, for once, that the water was too cold. Blackwall stood some yards away speaking with the soldiers, giving them orders to tell the nearest camp about the bear. “Fur, fat, meat. Whatever you can get from it, it can be used,” she heard him say. Blackwall sent the soldiers on their way and walked to her, his armored boots crunching the riverbank gravel. He leaned on his sword. “I hate having to kill them. Such grand creatures,” he said. “But they are easily provoked, and dangerous.”

She nodded, but didn’t look up. “They’re frightened. I fear they’ve been spooked by the rifts.”

He grunted an agreement. “Like all of us.”

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Dragon Age Origins - a short summary
  • Warden: *fucks up*
  • Duncan: HELLO DO YOU HAVE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT GREY WARDENS
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  • Morrigan: why hello there.
  • Warden: I'm gonna fuck that.
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  • Duncan: drink this dark spawn blood child.
  • Warden: no thanks I'm vegan lol
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  • Alistair: being a grey warden is a privilege we are the only ones who can stop the blight every grey warden is precoius and important.
  • Duncan: you and Alistair go light a torch.
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  • Cailan: *dies*
  • Duncan: *also dies*
  • Loghain: I'm leaving lol
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  • Flemeth: I just saved your ass by turning into a dragon.
  • Warden: shit you’re old as balls.
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  • Dog: *appears from nowhere*
  • Warden: fuck me everyone died in Ostagar and this useless animal is the only survivor how is this possible?
  • Dog: rude.
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  • Leliana: I hear voices.
  • Warden: join me.
  • Sten: I killed a shitload of people just because I lost my sword and panicked.
  • Warden: join me.
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  • Cullen: kill all the mages please.
  • Warden: you're going to be hot as hell in 10 years I can tell you that.
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  • Wynne: there is a spirit inside me.
  • Warden: yeah I'm sure a lot of things were inside you at the time.
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  • Warden: *saves Arl Eamon's son*
  • Warden: *saves Arl Eamon*
  • Arl Eamon: thank you I guess I'll help you by saying some shit at a meeting.
  • Warden: yeah thanks a lot asshole.
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  • Alistair: I never licked a lamp post.
  • Warden: you're going to be a great king.
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  • Shale: I hate pigeons.
  • Warden: attack Alistair.
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  • Zevran: *tries to kill Warden*
  • Zevran: *fails*
  • Zevran: hey sorry for that can I join your party maybe?
  • Warden: sure why the fuck not.
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  • Oghren: Branka I finally found you!
  • Branka: go fuck yourself you ugly useless drunk piece of shit.
  • Oghren: ahah I love this bitch.
  • Oghren: I'm gonna kill her tho.
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  • Zathrian: help us some werewolves are attacking us.
  • Zathrian: I turn some elves in werewolves back in the day actually.
  • Zathrian: that could be my fault but don't blame me I'm immortal.
  • Warden: what is your damage.
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  • Alistair: look I don't want to be king don't make me become king ok?
  • Warden: I got you bro don't worry.
  • Loghain: *is executed*
  • Warden: nice now Alistair you're going to be king
  • Alistair: fuCK
  • Warden: you're also going to marry Anora.
  • Alistair: I hate you so fucking much
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  • Morrigan: quick have sex with me so you don't have to die killing the Archdemon.
  • Warden: what.
  • Morrigan: if you impregnate me you won't die but I'll leave forever and you will never see the baby again.
  • Warden: the downside being?!
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  • Warden: *kills the Archdemon*
  • Warden: shit that bitch witch was right I'm alive fuck yes
  • Alistair: you did it motherfucker what are you gonna do now
  • Warden: I think I'll disappear for 2 games I mean 10 years maybe idk