anonymous asked:

Hello, I'm quite new to your blog so forgive me if you talked about this before. I was wondering have you thought about the potential lady dwarf companions in DA4 you'd like to see. I'd really love having a Silent Sister as a companion but I don't know if that would work. But again I have a feeling we might go to Tevinter in the next one so perhaps a Kal-Sharok lady? I really really hope we'll get at least one, I miss Sigrun badly.

Hmm, while I am very much for a dwarf love interest, I guess I haven’t given a whole lot of thought as to what my ideal would be.

At this point I’d take anything, really.

The Silent Sisters are an interesting group, though not my first choice. The whole… tongue removing is disturbing to me. 

However, I would prefer one that keeps their traditions and culture. One who could proudly give us further insight on how dwarves live. Of course, it could vary if they came from underground, perhaps a recent exile, or a surfacer trying to retain that culture…  maybe even a Kalnas?

Basically, I’d want one as far away from Varric as possible. I like Varric, don’t get me wrong, but he distanced himself from other dwarves. I would like a love interest who enthusiastically told us about their history and the Stone.  We don’t need every companion to be a misfit of some sort.

Since all dwarven companions thus far have, to some degree, been from Orzammar, and since Inquisitor Cadash is from the Free Marches (not that we learned THAT much…) so Kal-Sharok could be very different and interesting.

And yes, I miss Sigrun every day. She is too good for this series.

[ Authors ]
Alexander Stoekl, Ernst Dorfi, Helmut Lammer
[ Abstract ]
Young terrestrial planets, when they are still embedded in a circumstellar disk, accumulate an atmosphere of nebula gas. The evolution and eventual evaporation of the protoplanetary disk affect the structure and dynamics of the planetary atmosphere. These processes, combined with other mass loss mechanisms, such as thermal escape driven by extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray radiation (XUV) from the young host star, determine how much of the primary atmosphere, if anything at all, survives into later stages of planetary evolution. Our aim is to explore the structure and the dynamic outflow processes of nebula-accreted atmospheres in dependency on changes in the planetary environment. We integrate stationary hydrostatic models and perform time-dependent dynamical simulations to investigate the effect of a changing nebula environment on the atmospheric structure and the timescales on which the protoatmosphere reacts to these changes. We find that the behavior of the atmospheres strongly depends on the mass of the planetary core. For planets of about Mars-mass the atmospheric structure, and in particular the atmospheric mass, changes drastically and on very short timescales whereas atmospheres around higher mass planets are much more robust and inert.