Within the Circle

“Under the Sea” - Disney’s the Little Mermaid.

Sung by a senior mage to a new apprentice when they wish to run away from the circle to live as an apostate. I have a mini headcanon that my Amell had to live through this. 

Within the Circle 

The dragon scales are always shinier
On somebody else’s drake
You dream about going out up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the dormitory floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more are you lookin’ for?

Within the Circle
Within the Circle
Darling it’s safer
Here with all the paper
Take it from me
Out in the world they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin’
Full time to remotin’
Within the Circle 

In here all the mages are happy
As off through the halls they go
The mages in the land ain’t happy
They sad ‘cause they in shadow
But mages in the dark are lucky
They in for a worser fate
One day when the people get angry
Guess who’s gon’ be takin’ the hate?

Within the Circle
Within the Circle
Templars beat us
Protect us and use us
In full duty
We what the land folks loves to blame
Withing the Circle we off the flame
We got no complaints
Jus’ some restraints 
Within the Circle ( Within the Circle )
Within the Circle ( Within the Circle )

Since life is sweet here
We got the beat here
Naturally (Naturally)
Even the Templars an’ the trainee
They get to keep us ‘n’ safety 
We got the spirit
You got to adhere it
Within the Circle

The pyro is just a tyro 
The healer ain’t no squealer
The dreamer is a schemer
And they gunna be a kneeler
The necro cause a real echo
The arcanist is a bit pissed
The seniors are the unquestioned leaders
(Yeah)
The tranquil is thankful
The doors protect us from wars 
The evil’s not in but out
The Maker’s our caretaker
Without horror and combat
We know where it’s at
An’ oh an abomination, Oh No!

Yeah, Within the Circle  ( Within the Circle )
Within the Circle ( Within the Circle )
When the Templars
Like to make exemplars
It’s a bit scary to me (It’s scary to me)
What do apostates got? A lot of them dead
We got a bed and roof over ar’ head
Each little mage here
Knows how to age here
Within the Circle
Each little book here
Fits’ in a crook here
Within the Circle
Each damp cell here
Prevents the casting of spells there
That’s why it’s safer
Within this place ‘er
Ya we in luck here
Forever we stuck here
Within the Circle

The Signs as Dragon Age Backgrounds:
  • Aries: Brosca
  • Taurus: Cousland
  • Gemini: Amell/Surana
  • Cancer: Lavellan
  • Leo: Cadash
  • Virgo: Mahariel
  • Libra: Trevelyan mage
  • Scorpio: Tabris
  • Sagittarius: Adaar
  • Capricorn: Aeducan
  • Aquarius: Hawke
  • Pisces: Trevelyan rogue/warrior

Duncan: ‘The Grey Wardens do not involve themselves in politics.’

Hero of Ferelden: *Chooses new King of Orzammar*

Hero of Ferelden: *Overthrows Ferelden government*

Hero of Ferelden: *Appoints Grey Warden sidekick as King*

Hero of Ferelden: *Becomes Arl of Amaranthine*

Duncan: ’…bro, what the fuck?’