the hours before Lindiranae’s last stand against the Orlesian
Empire, House Lavellan found itself leaderless and with no apparent
successor to guide them through the impending fall of their nation.
Lady Lavellan had fallen in combat with a templar while escorting
civilians away from battle. Lord Lavellan had been shot down by
‘brigands’ while collecting fallen Dalish soldiers for burial;
Orlais denies any involvement with such individuals. Their son,
Levaas, was only three and though both his parents were mages, he
would ultimately never manifest magical abilities of his own. It was
Lady Lavellan’s handmaiden, apprentice, and best friend, Areina,
who became the first keeper of Clan Lavellan.