Listen, so Dorian and Vivienne are friends, right? And
they’re both the kinds of people who pretend they don’t care about other people
while caring a LOT? So imagine them looking out for one another but point-blank
refusing to admit it.
An Orlesian nobleman is unconscionably rude to the new Divine? Mere weeks later, it’s revealed that he has rather unsavoury trade ties with Tevinter, and he’s forced to leave the court in disgrace.
When asked about it, Dorian is shocked, shocked that anyone could believe he was involved.
One of the members of the Magisterium makes veiled threats to Magister Pavus? It’s not a month before most of his trusted contacts refuse to trade him for his grain, citing rumours about blood magic. He ends up making a loss on the harvest.
When someone brooches the topic with Vivienne, she looks down at her perfectly-manicured nails and says, “Tragic.”