interesting dragon age party compositions or dynamics
(solas | sten): team ‘if you thought fenris and anders were bad’
(zevran | isabela | dorian): the we’re queer we’re here but god at what cost party
(morrigan | anders | solas): the asshole apostates party party
(shale | dorian): team uses snark to hide crippling fears of being controlled and stripped of agency and you thought this was going to be funny yoU THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE
(alistair | dorian): team it is a joke
(isabela | leliana | sera): the *thinks about ladies* nice party
(blackwall | anders | alistair): the has very different opinions about grey wardens grey warden party
(velanna | solas): team we hate each other so much but at least we have occasional shared moments of elitism to keep us warm
(cassandra | isabela | aveline): the talks about selfishness a lot but secretly shares smutty romance novels party
(carver | sten): team bit of a tit
(cassandra | morrigan | sebastian): the let’s talk about faith… or better yet maybe not party
(cole | aveline): team play nice or else
(fenris | iron bull | dorian): the fuck the vints and also fuck the vints party
(fenris | dorian): team dorian tried to laugh it off but now he’s dead
(zevran | anders | morrigan): the playfully irreverent asshole party
(cole | anders): team anders has been tortured and abused and hurt and is in so much pain and cole is the only one that cares and he just wants to help and now he’s crying and im crying everyone is crying. also fuck the templars
(aveline | wynne): team benevolently judgmental team mom
As with every group of whispers, they often are thrown in as background noise and reversed. So I took the liberty to reverse the Well of Sorrows whispers and clean up the audio. A mantra of whispers going in circles, sung by a Well.
Some of the Whispers Heard:
Go to the Dirth Mythal speaks for the elves Travel Far She speaks for the elves She’s abelas Mythal She speaks for them both
Also, as a pleasant add on to this oh, so not creepy audio. The Dirth is another name for The Exalted Plains, as a Dalish elf there will tell you. The Exalted Plains/The Dirthavaren (The Promise) was were the last of elven nation fell.
Lavellan inquisitors that have some of the same lines merril used while fighting Lavellan inquisitors yelling “may the dread wolf take you!” At their foes Solas casually switching his target and firing a spell at whatever the inquisitor was fighting while smirking to himself.
Things You Might Have Missed in DA:I (War Table Edition)
Save Clan Lavellan: You can in fact save Clan Lavellan as an elven Inquisitor. Doing so not only has your clan find a home in Wycome, but puts them somewhat in charge of the city’s government. Also the Inquisitor gains a special, white Hart Halla from their clan, the Royal Sixteen. One order to keep Clan Lavellan alive (but not the only working order) is : Leliana, Josephine, Leliana, Cullen.
New to the Crew: A Young Hopeful/Sutherland and Company: You may or may not remember the young man that can be spoken to on the second floor of the Tavern in Skyhold? Leliana would have the Young Hopeful worked in the Kitchens, but give him a chance with Cullen and you could be well on your way to building up the Inquisition’s Personal Mercenary group (their second one at least, considering the Chargers). The string of War Table missions can be continued by talking to Sutherland after each one and getting to meet his own ragtag group as it builds.
A Present for Bianca: There’s nothing really special about this War Table mission…I just can’t believe Varric likes to refer to himself as Daddy.
Hard in Hightown/Revenge of the Merchant Guild: Within the line of the Hard in Hightown missions, you will run into mentions of two Dwarves from other games. One being Worthy, the dwarf with the unfortunate name who was Hawke’s rune contact and the other is Jerrik Dace, the Warden’s companion from the Amgarrak DLC
Reclaiming the Mage Rebellion: If the Inquisitor sided with the Mages during In Hushed Whispers, they will run across another familiar name. Sketch the Elf, who is actually the same elf from both Leliana’s Song and DA2′s Sketchy on the Details Quest.
Other Mentions: There are many references to past characters of course, more than worth noting individually. However, a few more are Maevaris Tilani from the comics, Rhys and Evangeline from David Gaider’s Asunder, and even Zevran from DAO
Measure Veil Strength: Solas’ artifacts don’t really seem to do much, but activating 10 of them will actually open a War Table mission and a quest where the Inquisitor must close a giant Rift. As far as I know you do need Solas for the quests to be available.
Source of the Darkspawn Attacks:Protect Val Gamord from Darkspawn War Table mission, after Adamant and assuming you have the Grey Warden, will open another quest line like Protecting Clan Lavellan. By which I mean: you can either save or kill off the Wardens depending on your actions. The best order seems to be Cullen, Leliana, Leliana, Josephine or Leliana, and then Cullen.
Send Skywatcher to Stone-Bear Hold: (Requires Jaws of Hakkon DLC) This mission becomes available if/when you recruit the Avvar near the Fade from Fallow Mire, after saving the Inquisition soldiers. Though the most…”interesting” thing about this quest is how you apparently send Thane Sun-Hair a booty-call at the same time…
From the Heart: Following the Alliances mission line on the War Table will eventually bring up a dilemma of marriage for three young people. Two men vying for a woman’s hand, one for love and one for status. Depending on how you handle the missions can mean a lot of different outcomes, but assuming you find one of the successful lines, then the Inquisitor can actually attend the resulting wedding in Val Royeaux’s upper levels and give their blessings to the couple.
The Big One?: This is probably one of the most known missions on the War Table, but it is possible to miss it if you don’t know. When exploring the upper levels of Val Royeaux, you will no doubt run into the man selling a Mystery Box for 10000 Gold. This opens a Golden Nug in the shop which then opens a War Table mission to acquire a new, strange mount. So definitely try it out, if you haven’t!
Throne Accessories: Many of the thrones can in fact be upgraded with small accessories, for example the Andrastian throne can be upgraded to have small fire pits framing it and incense at the foot of the throne. This is achieved by random chance when completing Resource missions on the War Table. So if you ever have idle advisors be sure to assign them to the small Gold or Resource missions, even if you don’t need them.
We all wear masks my dear, not just the people in Orlais. Orlesians codify this truth, make it visible. By giving each of these selves it’s own separate face, they believe they can be their truest selves unmasked.