but its supposed to be dragon doe

anonymous asked:

Dragon slayer meets a dragon tamer?

1) “You imagine I’m some kind of monster for slaying a creature that can swallow up the wealth of kingdoms, destroying the surrounding wild-life and terrorizing villages,” the dragon slayer said. “Well, I find it disgusting to take such a mighty, intelligent creature and turn it into little less than a novelty pet.” 
“That’s not what I do!” The dragon tamer snapped. 
“You are arrogant. Just because you can tame a creature doesn’t mean its your prerogative to do so - it’s cruel. They’re wild creatures.” 
“And I suppose you think killing them is kinder?”
“Kinder than forcing a creature to live against its nature, yes.”


2) “You put one foot on that mountain,” the dragon tamer said. “And you’ll have to go through me. Your fear does not give you a right to murder.” 


3) The dragon fell, wasted among their horde. 
“You’re free now,” they told the dragon tamer. “You’re safe.”
“Safe?” the tamer’s voice shook, cracked, as they looked down at their friend. Stroked a palm over tattered scales. “She was protecting herself! She was protecting me!” The tamer coughed, weak from illness. “You walked into her home - of course she’d attack you! Oh god, what have you done?”

The Avatar of Mordremoth cuts a very tall figure in the darkness…


She’s finally finished! Mordremoth’s avatar was something I desperately wanted to redesign completely. The original design is interesting but not what I expected of the final big bad - the hulking, lumbering walk and limited motions kinda betrayed how fearsome, calculating and powerful Mordremoth was supposed to be.

It does make sense for Mordremoth, creator of the sylvari, to have a humanoid image of itself in its own brainspace. Yet the original design of the Avatar - not to mention the dragon itself - is plenty dragon-y but not Sylvari looking enough? I wanted to make the design evoke the Sylvari more, without taking from the unique Mordrem aesthetic

Also featuring a sneak preview of the dragon itself :) Next up, concept art!

Confession:

I once roleplayed a Lavellan who romanced Sera and some
in the fandom branded me a traitor for it.
I must have not recieved the manual telling me I
am only supposed to play Lavellan one way.
And yes If I sound salty its because I am.
I know not everyone does this but its annoying and not
neccessary.
People have the right to roleplay their Lavellan’s the way they
want to and a fandom should not be like a highschool clique
I also think a great many have forgotten it only takes a few
to taint an entire fandom. 

what your favorite yu-gi-oh series says about you
  • season 0: you really, REALLY like the idea of setting someone on fire with no consequences
  • duel monsters: you like to complain about whippersnappers these days.
  • gx: you have a closet full of sweaters knit out of tears.
  • 5ds: you either have a dragon kink or you're in denial of being a sonic fan
  • zexal: sometimes you blow a kiss into the sky “for the aliens”
  • arc v: you no longer have any idea what is happening in your life. things are burning. you are probably trapped on the bus to hell. it's fine though. everything is fine.

anonymous asked:

what are the chances of a NissaNissa sacrifice at the end of the series?

Not likely.

Now, honestly, I can see the appeal of this theory, especially in regards to a shipping mindset. Someone sacrificing the person they love most to save the world is a tragedy on level with Romeo and Juliet, and for the shippers who really love their angst (and trust me, I’m one of them), it’s both a dream and a nightmare come true at once.

I have no problem with people liking this theory, writing fan-fiction and headcanons centered around it, etc. However, after a time, people started insisting that it had to happen.

Is there evidence for this theory? Of a sort, I suppose. Here’s the original tale, told by Salladhor Saan.

“A hundred days and a hundred nights he labored on the third blade, and as it glowed white-hot in the sacred fires, he summoned his wife. ‘Nissa Nissa,’ he said to her, for that was her name, ‘bare your breast, and know that I love you best of all that is in this world.’ She did this thing, why I cannot say, and Azor Ahai thrust the smoking sword through her living heart. It is said that her cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon, but her blood and her soul and her strength and her courage all went into the steel. Such is the tale of the forging of Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes.”

So, Azor Ahai sacrifices his beloved wife in an effort to create a sword that will save the world from the Long Night. We know that, in the last book, there will have to be some sort of sacrifice to save the world, so why not one like this?

However, the most popular version of this theory has Jon playing the part of Azor Ahai, and Daenerys as Nissa Nissa.

That’s where it begins to fall apart.

  • Thousands upon thousands of people are going to die in the Battle for the Dawn.
    • If there needs to be a sacrifice, it seems to me that this one would be enough. The original story narrows it down to two people, but it’s quite possible that they’re both just metaphors for something much larger. Nissa Nissa could symbolize those that give their lives fighting the darkness, those that fall against the army of the dead. Even the worst of people can be heroes against monsters such as the Others, after all.
    • This would make Azor Ahai the survivors; the people who have to deal with the loss, the pain, and the destruction that the Long Night brought, and who have to move on and rebuild the world.
  • Lightbringer has already been tempered, and dragons have already been woken.
    • There are only two reasons for a Nissa Nissa sacrifice. Firstly, the heroes will need Lightbringer in the Battle for the Dawn. As stated above, Lightbringer has already been tempered by the original Azor Ahai. Now, finding the real Lightbringer is an entirely different matter, but I doubt that will need a human sacrifice.
    • The second reason is to wake dragons to use against the Others. And that already happened. Which brings us to the next point:
  • There’s already been one Nissa Nissa sacrifice in the series.
    • Daenerys’ and Drogo’s relationship, while extremely problematic, wasn’t in the book for nothing. Daenerys did love Drogo, and after his death, she used him as her Nissa Nissa.
    • Plus, there are a lot of parallels between her walking into the fire and Azor Ahai stabbing Nissa Nissa.

She heard a crack, the sound of shattering stone.

(…)

Only death can pay for life.

(…)

And there came a second crack, loud and sharp as thunder, and the smoke stirred and whirled around her and the pyre shifted, the logs exploding as the fire touched their secret hearts. She heard the screams of frightened horses, and the voices of the Dothraki raised in shouts of fear and terror, and Ser Jorah calling her name and cursing. No, she wanted to shout to him, no, my good knight, do not fear for me. The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don’t you see? Don’t you SEE? With a belch of flame and smoke that reached thirty feet into the sky, the pyre collapsed and came down around her. Unafraid, Dany stepped forward into the firestorm, calling to her children

The third crack was as loud and sharp as the breaking of the world.

When the fire died at last and the ground became cool enough to walk upon, Ser Jorah Mormont found her amidst the ashes, surrounded by blackened logs and bits of glowing ember and the burnt bones of man and woman and stallion. She was naked, covered with soot, her clothes turned to ash, her beautiful hair all crisped away … yet she was unhurt.

(…)

As Daenerys Targaryen rose to her feet, her black hissed, pale smoke venting from its mouth and nostrils. The other two pulled away from her breasts and added their voices to the call, translucent wings unfolding and stirring the air, and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons. (Daenerys X, AGOT)

    • Please note that Nissa Nissa’s “cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon”, and that it took three attempts to forge Lightbringer. Daenerys hears three cracks as she walks into the flames.
    • So, if Drogo was Nissa Nissa, that would mean …
  • Daenerys is Azor Ahai.
    • GASP.
    • This is why is irks me so much that almost every version of this theory has Dany sacrificing herself. It’s widely accepted that Jon is the Prince that was Promised, but everyone seems to be on the fence as to whether or not Daenerys is Azor Ahai.
    • ???
    • ??????????????
    • No way does Daenerys transition from being the heroine to being the love interest/sacrifice. That’s not how it goes. ASOIAF may have some tragic elements, but it doesn’t go out of its way to shock its audience.
    • I mean, if anyone’s getting stabbed (which they’re not), it’s probably going to be Jon. He does have experience in that field, after all.

There’s also the very likely possibility that all three heads of the dragons (Jon, Daenerys, and Tyrion) will die by the end of the series. If that’s the case, they’ll most likely go out together, fighting against the Others. In that case, I suppose you could consider all three of them Nissa Nissa.

So, in summary, it’s not all that likely that there will be a Nissa Nissa sacrifice at the end of the series. At least, not in the sense that most people think.

anonymous asked:

bad post bad post How the fuck is terezi a lore bard? YOu had TWO JOBS. Capricorn is bard. Aquarius is Wizard. Two jobs. You fucked up.

I would have done the last two if I wasn’t trying to be sneaky and accurate. SBURB classes do not equal DnD classes. The two bards are vastly different. 

On the note of bard, think of the personality they’re optimized to have. 

Flirty, Do-it-for-the-vine, persuasive, deceptive little bastions of charisma who revel in chaos

Terezi was Persuasive/Deceptive enough to convince the beta kids to die how many times? Revels in the chaos that ensues. Vicious Mockery Damage.

Redglare, too, was chaos. She supported a revolution from a place of legal power. That would take some deception and persuasion skills if I do say so. 

Also, don’t tell me you can’t imagine Latula Pyrope shredding out a radical solo as she does a sick rail grind down the spines of a dragon. Everyone takes Inspiration from this display of disregard for physics and reason.

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theprodigalnerdreturns  asked:

so how would you do a puzzle boss. for some more information: in the pirate campaign im planning i have a great many extremely unique islands, one is an island of minotaurs where nature literally grows like a maze, and the one im currently working on is an island that is covered in fog for 22 hours of the day. the fog of the island is harmless in and of itself but there is a great beast corrupting it, and causing beasts on the island to go into a frenzy. the beast is a smoke dragon. (part 1/2)

[The question was a bit long so here’s the rest of it]

(part 2/2) a smoke dragon who is currently invulnerable to all types of damage. the point of the fight is to find and shatter 4 stones scattered throughout the island in wild magic zones, weakening the smoke dragon substantially for each stone broken. now the idea is for each stone to lower its hp by 100 and its ac by 3, as well as getting rid of one legendary action. it starts with 6 legendary actions, 35 ac, and 800 hp. how would you go about doing this fight, like how would you show the party how to defeat the smoke dragon before they encounter it, and make sure if they do somehow miss all of that, that they dont get instagibbed by him when they do find him?


I would try and remember the rule of three when designing puzzles or leaving clues. Always leave at least three, completely different ways to reach a conclusion. Players will NEVER pick up what you put down if you expect them to come to a conclusion based on one clue! They are in their own imaginations, and you are in yours. They will never see something the exact same way you do. If you leave three clues then they will have a better chance of figuring it out.

For your smoke dragon puzzle, for instance:

  1. You could have a tablet vaguely prophesize about four stones used to defeat the immortal dragon.
  2. They find an intelligent creature on the island that explains that the dragon’s smoky form is insubstantial and impossible to harm. There are rumors, though, that the secret of the dragon’s power is in an object somewhere on the island.
  3. There is a guardian protecting a mysterious stone (or a dungeon with the stone in it). Near the stone is a relief of each guardian and some sort of energy connecting the four guardians to a dragon in the center.

The first clue could be found anywhere, hidden in the fog. It doesn’t say how to defeat the dragon with the stones but it does warn that the dragon is “immortal.” although an overstatement, it essentially is true and players won’t rush in. The second clue explains the exact nature of the smoke dragon’s supposed immortality, and that there is an object that is its power source. This hints it might need to be destroyed. However, it doesn’t note how many there are and what they are. The third clue is something that can be stumbled upon. In this case, they find out that the stone is important (it was being protected) and there are more of them, and they are connected to the dragon. This doesn’t let the players know of the danger the dragon presents, but if they found any other clue, they could put two and two together.

Each clue leaves a little bit out for the players to interpret themselves. If they were told everything straight, it wouldn’t be particularly fun. If players miss one clue, they have the chance to find another. As for letting the players know they need to run from this creature instead of fighting, check out my post on making players give up! Your best bet here might be demonstrating the dragon’s power level by having it kill something powerful that the PCs have faced before, use its fear aura, and let the players see it from afar first so they are in less danger and can still progress (for now) without combat.

You think you can tell me what to do???

Please do I literally cannot function without clear instructions

This week on Dragon Accidentally Does Stupid Art Things: I went through all the bother of drawing Ochako’s eyes and they turned out really well but then I remembered they were supposed to be closed in this piece. Great job, me.

(and before any one suggests, ‘oh well since you bothered you might as well keep them that way’ no, I decided to do her eyes closed because of the expression I wanted to go for, and having them open changes the feeling I wanted to convey quite a lot)

anonymous asked:

i kinda think mondos execution was brutal. the dude had enough electricity poured through him to melt all the flesh off his body and liquify it into bro butter. its just that it wasnt shown in that graphic sense in favor of the goofiest most 'wtf' execution in the whole series

its weird on a bunch of levels that kinda ruin it before it begins.
for one, its based on a cautionary tale about vanity, and while i think we can all agree he’s concerned about his image i dont think the right word is vain.
its the beginning of the tiger association, bc it came out before u could obtain his underpants, but its a bit out of nowhere, esp. bc tigers and dragons are supposed to be opposites and his coat is decorated with dragons
i get that he got motorbikes, but he wasnt a stunt rider or a circus act. the Death Cage works great to bring the story it was based on into motorbikes but why does it have to be the story in the first place.

you know what they shouldve done? handcuffed his hands behind the seat, park it in the middle of a mock up street, and hit him with a fucking truck. no getting out of it this time. That would fuck him up so bad and it’s got more to do with the kind of biking he actually did, and his personal backstory

but like yeah his actual death would’ve been nightmarish. It’d be loud as fuck, probably blow out his ear drums, he’s going fast enough to force the contents of his stomach out his mouth and nose, so it’d be harder to breathe if he could at all, considering the centrifugal force he’d be under. his chest cavity wouldve caved in and broke his ribs so like he’s have punctured and collapsed lungs
 His shoulders would be dislocated if not broken into dust, bc remember his hands are tied behind the seat and have nothing to rest on, so they’d just be dragged back. his wrists would be fucked too. all his guts would be liquified and running out all every orifice in his body, plus like, the blood would be running out of his head, there’d be so much pressure and shit he’d lose his eyesight and probably pass out, and thats just the from the speed.
and like u can see at the start he’s trying not to cry or scream or anything, he’s got his face all crumpled up like he’s trying to think of a happy place bc he thinks he deserves it and he knows its hard to watch (bc leon) so him screaming will only make it harder on everyone else
But then once it really really speeds up and starts getting electrified, you can see him with his eyes open and screaming, so he’s awake and conscious and it must kill. at the end the rubber’s burnt off the tires, so he probably wasn’t electrocuted until they wore off but it wouldn’t take long. Plus his feet are really really close to the metal. he’d have his shoes melted into his feet and his pants and coattails catching fire from the sparks while he’s essentially in a very fast moving electric chair
he would certainly be dead at that point but realistically his body might still be vaguely in the shape of a person. the machinery that leads to the part that packages the butter probably has like a big ol’ woodchipper/blender in there. I’m sure if you opened it there’d be gore and blood and chunks and like, teeth and hair lining the walls

but they don’t show it to you like that, they show it to you goofy as hell, and brightly coloured and funny, and he’s got little cartoon swirlies in his eyes bc he’s dizzy, and monobear’s playing hulahoop in the foreground.
plus like he’s goddamn fucking butter
there’s a distinct lack of emotional impact, especially bc it comes right after a very emotional and serious trial, and its the first execution u see after perfect, perfect Leon’s

also like, leon’s, again, being perfect as it is, its presented seriously and u take it seriously bc there’s no big gag bit. Monobear in the execution is malicious, and at the end, after showing everyone’s reactions is mimicking them in a goofy way, but thats like 1 second at the end and still pretty mean natured
then the next one u get “anD nOW hE’S BUTTER!! HAHAHA!” and “AND THEN WE DROPPED A FIRETRUCK ON HER!!!! LOL!!!” like
why is the main part of the execution a gag. why is it based around a joke. how do you expect anyone to take it seriously and be shocked or find it intense if u make a big joke of it.
i’ll accept yamada’s proposed execution for being goofy bc it suits him really well, but like ishimaru’s proposed one, there’s no gag at the end. it’s cruel. it would’ve worked great. and sayakas too. there’s no joke and its purely malicious in trying to get her hopes up that she can still leave.

mondo’s, if u had’ve been there, im sure would be just the worst if you were there, but as it’s presented to the audience its goofy as fuck and not intense at all. its just weird.

  • Dorian: Shale, What were you like when you were a dwarf, before you became what you are now?
  • Shale: Those memories are lost to the Stone. My own flesh stone or to the memories, I am not sure which.
  • Dorian: That’s terrible. Who are you if you don’t remember where you came from?
  • Shale: I have been what I am now for much longer than I was a dwarf. Is it sad that it is no longer an infant? Does it miss being swaddled and unable to control its own bowels? Or is it pleased with what it became in time?
  • Dorian: I suppose you have a point, but I still think that’s a sad way to live.
  • Shale: It should talk to me again when it’s been around for more than a few centuries. Perhaps then it will understand.

anonymous asked:

Hi! This might seem like a totally stupid question but what proof is there that Young Griff isn't Aegon? I thought he was because in the epilogue of DwD Varys is talking about him to the dying Kevan Lannister. Why would he need to lie to a dead man?

Not stupid at all!

Well, there’s no “proof” as nothing is certain until proven in the series, and we have no distinct “he’s actually a Blackfyre!!!” moment or anything.

But there’s a lot that’s wrong with Varys’ story. Even though Varys has no reason to lie to a dying man, I wouldn’t be surprised if Varys thinks of “Aegon” as Aegon and sees no need to make a distinction.

The problems are numerous though. For starters, why did Varys switch the boys in the first place? It’s doubtful he could find boy of the same age and approximate look to be an Aegon. Furthermore, the story is only believable if he somehow knew that Aegon was going to have his head smashed in and be 100% unrecognizable. His story hinges on this. I highly doubt he was working with the Mountain and co. If Aegon was not killed in such a way as it distorts his appearance completely, then the switch would not have worked. It relied on future knowledge that Varys could in no way have.

Also, some people have pointed out the potential symbolism of this moment:

“He forged a new sign for the yard, a three-headed dragon of black iron that he hung from a wooden post. The beast was so big it had to be made in a dozen pieces, joined with rope and wire. When the wind blew it would clank and clatter, so the inn became known far and wide as the Clanking Dragon.”

“Is the dragon sign still there?” asked Podrick.

“No,” said Septon Meribald. “When the smith’s son was an old man, a bastard son of the fourth Aegon rose up in rebellion against his trueborn brother and took for his sigil a black dragon. These lands belonged to Lord Darry then, and his lordship was fiercely loyal to the king. The sight of the black iron dragon made him wroth, so he cut down the post, hacked the sign into pieces, and cast them into the river. One of the dragon’s heads washed up on the Quiet Isle many years later, though by that time it was red with rust.” Brienne, AFFC

If Aegon were a Blackfyre, this could have symbolism in that black dragons are the symbol of the Blackfyres while red dragons are the symbol of the Targaryens. This paints the picture of a black dragon being “cast in the river” (as in away from Westeros.) While it is out of Westeros, the black color fades away and it returns falsely red because of rust.

It could be symbolic of a Blackfyre leaving Westeros only to return a feigned Targaryen- red of rust and the treatment it received rather than blood or original color. Given this is in AFFC (and seems rather random otherwise) and we hear of Aegon in ADWD, it’s certainly possible that it’s foreshadowing of a Targaryen/Blackfyre mummer’s farce.

Speaking of mummer’s farces, there is this, too:

“No. Hear me, Daenerys Targaryen. The glass candles are burning. Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun’s son and the mummer’s dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal.” Dany, ADWD

"Mummer’s dragon” is definitely referring to Aegon in my mind. Varys is a sort of mummer and Aegon is a supposed dragon. It could refer to Aegon being Varys’ dragon, or it could be that Aegon is a fake dragon. Regardless, the idea that Dany cannot trust him does seem telling in its own right. Of course, an argument could be made that we should not trust “Quaithe” and Dany’s dream. But I doubt that.

And more on false dragons:

“Someone told me that the night is dark and full of terrors. What do you see in those flames?”

“Dragons,” Moqorro said in the Common Tongue of Westeros. He spoke it very well, with hardly a trace of accent. No doubt that was one reason the high priest Benerro had chosen him to bring the faith of R’hllor to Daenerys Targaryen. “Dragons old and young, true and false, bright and dark.”Tyrion, ADWD

“Dragons old and young, true and false, bright and dark.” It’s certainly possible (and more likely than any other candidate we’ve seen so far) that the “false dragon” is Aegon. It could be someone else, like Quentyn Martell, though. But once again, I doubt it.

And then there’s the fact that even in universe, pretty much everyone scoffs at the idea that Aegon is Aegon:

“Connington may have more than the Golden Company. It is said he has a Targaryen pretender.”

“A feigned boy is what he has,” said Randyll Tarly. Kevan, ADWD

Spoilers for the next book. 

SPOILERS

And in a preview chapter of TWoW:

 ”What I will you will not, it seems.  So be it.  Talk with me instead.  Could this truly be Prince Aegon?”

 ”Gregor Clegane ripped Aegon out of Elia’s arms and smashed his head against a wall,” Ser Daemon said.  “If Lord Connington’s prince has a crushed skull, I will believe that Aegon Targaryen has returned from the grave.  Elsewise, no.  This is some feigned boy, no more.  A sellsword’s ploy to win support.” My father fears the same. Arianne, TWoW

There is even doubt in Aegon’s own camp:

The captain-general looked as if someone had slapped his face. “Has the sun curdled your brains, Flowers? We need the girl. We need the marriage. If Daenerys accepts our princeling and takes him for her consort, the Seven Kingdoms will do the same. Without her, the lords will only mock his claim and brand him a fraud and a pretender.”Jon Connington, ADWD

There are plenty of other reasonings I’m sure, but the reason why I personally doubt Aegon’s the real deal is because I don’t think it makes sense from a storytelling perspective.

It detracts from two far more important arcs in my opinion-

Jon: the long lost son of Rhaegar… who’s actually not the only one? Who’s not even the eldest? Who’s parentage will be overshadowed by the fact that a son of Rhaegar, with Targaryen coloring, raised as a Targaryen, older and with better claim, and from an unquestionably valid marriage (not like Lyanna and Rhaegar who even if they were married, it wouldn’t be necessarily accepted as polygamy pretty much died out when the dragons did and isn’t really accepted.)

Dany: the last Targaryen, the one who’s always been fighting to avenge her family and regain their legacy, who’s so tied to reclaiming the Iron Throne for her family, and then Aegon appears with the better claim which makes Dany taking the throne something like Renly attempts and is not the last Targaryen (raised Targaryen) at all.

And just the arc of the Iron Throne in general. The idea that this random (because we are to believe he’s dead for the first 4 books) kid comes and is an heir to the Iron Throne (one with better claim than a claimant we’ve seen since book one) and impacts all this that has been building for so long.

Plus, GRRM has had plans for so long, long before he decided to include this “Aegon”, I doubt he’s going to have this guy do anything really. Big storylines have been decided for a while:

GRRM: Some major characters — yes, I always had plans, what Tyrion’s arc was gonna be through this, what Arya’s arc was gonna be through this, what Jon Snow’s arc is gonna be. I knew what the principal deaths were gonna be, and when they were coming. That would be the closest thing. [source]

GRRM: I know the ultimate destination, I know the principal landmarks and things that happen along the way, like [big event redacted] which had been planned from the beginning and all of that. But some of them I discover in the writing. Essentially I know the big stuff, but a lot of little stuff occurs in the course of the writing. And of course some of the little stuff is very, very important. The devil is in the details. The devil is what makes the journey more than just an outline or a Cliff’s Notes kind of experience. So I may know the ultimate fates of Jon Snow and Daenerys and Arya and some of the other principal characters. But I don’t necessarily know the ultimate fates of Dolorous Edd or Hot Pie, you know. Well, I have a few ideas about those, but still. [source]

The ending has been set for a long while, it’s the journey (such as having a guy claim to be Aegon and all the repercussions of that) that evolves. GRRM openly admits to knowing where Tyrion, Arya, Jon, and Dany were going to end up for a while (the second interview is from 2011 and he’s saying this is where he is as a writer and has been for a while.)

I think assuming that a character who would have to be a huge game changer in some ways for important characters like Jon and Dany would be thrown in over halfway through the series and not have a huge drawback like being fake is wrong. Not to mention how it would alter the dragon riders/the dragon must have three heads speculation.

Of course, this is my personal opinion. There are dissenting opinions. But this is a bit of why people think Aegon’s a fake. 

Regardless of whether or not he’s the real deal though, I think it’s very safe to assume that Aegon himself and Jon Connington believe he’s Aegon Targaryen. 

Let’s just say that Cassandra claims the armory loft as her own - tucking her sparse belongings and a few treasured books into that small nook on the 2nd floor. And she makes her bed under a still vivid painting that was there when they arrived at Skyhold, was probably there countless decades prior - what appears to be a large bear clutching a horned woman in white. Elven, perhaps. Avvar, maybe. She doesn’t know the origin, and doesn’t really give it much thought.

At first.

But staring up at that every evening, almost seeing it twitch and move in the flickering glow of candlelight, it starts to bother her. Why is it always some maiden being accosted by a beast? she thinks. Why is she always helpless or swooning? Or is she supposed to symbolize some witch granting the bear power through some carnal act? What does it mean? Wouldn’t it be better if the woman were depicted with sword raised and a bear pelt slung over her shoulder?

And thus, with discontent taking root and working its way under her skin, it’s no wonder that every bear in the Hinterlands learns to fear the steely gaze and glistening shield of one Seeker Pentaghast, fitful sleeper.

And bane of bears.