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ultimate dragon age meme: one villian

• DARKSPAWN

The Chantry teaches us that it is the hubris of men which brought the darkspawn into our world. The mages had sought to usurp Heaven, but instead, they destroyed it. They were cast out, twisted and cursed by their own corruption. They returned as monsters, the first of the darkspawn. They became a blight upon the lands, unstoppable and relentless. The dwarven kingdoms were the first to fall. And from the deep roads, the darkspawn drove at us again and again, until finally we neared annihilation…

Bestiary - Blight Wolf 

When darkspawn rise onto the surface their presence dramatically alters the savage nature of normal beasts. In Blights past, as the corruption of the darkspawn spread through the wilder areas of Thedas, it would infect the animals found there… and the more powerful of them would survive and be transformed into a more vicious and dangerous beast. 

A Blight Wolf is one such example, mad with the pain of its infection, and only through the overriding command of the darkspawn does it still retain some semblance of its pack instincts. Blight wolves are always found in large groups and will tend to overwhelm a single target if they can, using their numbers to their advantage. It is fortunate that these creatures rarely survive their corruption for very long. 

A tainted wolf loses much of its hair, taking on a terrifying skeletal appearance.

“It was always made clear that the throne is not in my future.”