I headcanon that Nathanial, Oghren, and Anders/Justice (if Hawke hasn’t killed or romanced Anders) join the Hero of Fereldan’s quest to cure the Blight. Who better to help them on their quest and keep them company than three (four?)of their fellow Grey Warden comrades?
Another thought occurred to me. Other than the Chantry represent betrayal,
The Chantry failed him first. The Chantry that failed him, the place
where he had to put his lover out of his misery, it was the first place
that had to go. For Anders, it was more that declaring war against the
establishment that oppressed him. It was a funeral procession and
burying an old friend.
I read in the tags, some people wondered why Anders choose the Chantry over the Gallows?
This brings to mind, do people consider it more forgivable and understandable if Anders blew up the Gallows instead? That it’s less of a crime? More than the templars, the mages will suffer for the explosion, the very people Anders wanted to liberate.
Secondly, it is entirely the Chantry’s fault for allowing the horrors the mages suffered under Meredith’s- and other Knight-Commanders’- rule.
3:09 Towers: The third time the Right of Annulment was evoked. Knight-Commander Gervasio of Antiva killed all of the city’s mages for demonic possession, though the Seekers of Truth later found evidence that this may have been a cover-up of Knight-Captain Nicholas’ crimes, who confessed to murdering over a hundred mages
The Chantry covered this up.The Chantry doesn’t care about mage rights or freedoms. They allow the Templars to do what they please, which is what exactly Meredith did. So what if Anders struck at Meredith? It’d change nothing.
So, the second of December finally has arrived, which means it´s time for our first Dragon Age Christmas prompt, contributing to the Lyriumchristmas campaign. In case you have missed our post: there is going to be a lot of Christmas fluff and drama, with Anders, Fenris and some of the other DA characters!
If you want to participate, simply use the tag Lyriumchristmas! All our prompts will be on archive of our own, too, see here. And we also started a collection on Ao3, where you can upload your works, over here.
We´re looking forward to your ideas, comments and prompts!
all having a great pre-Christmas season! <3
Title: Christmas InvasionSummary Summary: Fenris glared at the enemy. He knew that he was
surrounded and outnumbered, but Fenris tried to play it cool. His opponent
stared back from dead eyes. (By glowelf) Notes: Wait, this is a modern AU
Fenders Christmas prompt, right?! Sure thing! Keep reading ;)
glared at the enemy. He knew that he was surrounded and outnumbered, but Fenris
tried to play it cool. His opponent stared back from dead eyes.
could you please leave Rudolf be?! He is just an innocent reindeer!” Fenris
didn´t move or turn away from said animal. “IT has wicked eyes.”
appeared from behind a shelf stuffed with jewellery. In her hands she held a
box with various items, their colours and forms all screaming “Merry Christmas”.
Obviously she was adapting to the madness of the outside world and intended to
spread it over her shop. Only to attract customers of course.
plastic figurine Fenris. Seriously. What´s your problem with Christmas? The
city looks so much friendlier with all those cute little angels and stars
everywhere.” With a
snort Fenris finally left the reindeer alone – it was one of the ridiculously
fat and glittery sort – and faced the shop owner. “I simply don´t get this…
hype. Why does everybody need to stuff his house with chintzy decoration?”
crossed the arms in front of her chest. “So this is about you and Anders…”, she
right…” With a huge sigh Fenris let down his guard. “He hasn´t said a word
about decorating, but we went out shopping together and I caught him drooling
over some fairy lights…”
owner let out a high-pitched laughter. “And now you, head of security of that
super expensive hotel, are scared of reindeers invading your flat?”
Fenris rubbed his head. “Yes. I mean, no! I want Anders to have a great
Christmas season. But I don´t want those…”, he pointed at the tacky figurine with
a dramatic gesture, “…horrors in our flat!”
Isabela rubbed her chin. “I have known Anders for quite a while now. When we
were younger he had no money to spend on accessories, but he used to fold straw
stars, draw snowflakes on the windows and did all sorts of crazy Christmas-y
things. He was really good at it and everybody loved to pay a visit to see his
room. Anders also gave away a lot of the things he created. Back in those days
he provided our whole neighbourhood with Christmas decoration…”
raised both eyebrows in utter shock. `He
didn´t tell me about that! And he also forgot to mention that this is so
important to him!´ “Damn! It´s
the second of December already, but Anders hasn´t… Oh!”
Fenris blinked. Isabela seemed to have come to the same conclusion as Fenris.
your reaction to dear Rudolf here, Anders certainly knows what you think of
decoration and didn´t want to bother you with all this `Christmas crap´. Aw,
that is so sweet of him! And now get him some fairy lights, Broody! There are
actually some more decent versions of Rudolf around. I can help you, if you
later Fenris returned home with an additional bag. Suspiciously he inspected
their living room and kitchen. `Nothing!´
Not a single
star or candle or other displayed object indicated it was only a few weeks to
Christmas. `That is really sweet and
regardful of Anders´, thought Fenris. `But
it´s also sad´.
greeted Anders, who had been attracted by the sound of the closing door.
“You´re late. Everything alright?”
retouched Fenris and placed the bag on the big table in their living room. “You
have an appointment to meet. Like… now!”
quizzical look on his face Anders sat down opposite to Fenris. “Is this about
the last piece of pizza? Because I ate it about an hour ago.”
is about our flat.”
a bit pale and Fenris hurried with the bag. Carefully he placed his purchases
on the table. There were some candles, multi-coloured cardboard, baubles, a few crafting items and of course fairy lights. No
“I thought you might like some Christmas decoration.” Anders imply stared. “And we could make straw stars and… stuff… together. Er, if you want to
do that kind of things with me…”
“squeee” was to be heard, then Anders darted over and slung his arms around his
surprised boyfriend. A soft kiss was placed on Fenris´ forehead.
“I love you!”
stole its way onto Fenris´ face. “I know.”