dragon age inquisition theories

Andraste was burned at a pyre. Hessarian, her enemy, ended her suffering with his sword. But before that the flames pretty much did their job – she wasn’t really spared any suffering. Poor Andraste. :(

HOWEVER. I have a tin foil hat theory that Andraste was actually possessed by something (something happened to her and her sister in their youth around the same time Dumat was slain), and my theory is that when Hessarian slew her at the pyre it actually transferred in to him. This is why, when his blade touched her heart, he heard the voice of the Maker and continued her work.

OOC fun fact: Andraste is also the name of an Icenic war goddess.

Thoughts on Mythal

I’ve been reading the thread on Solas’ powerful Mind Blast in Trespasser, and took note of the turn towards Mythals’ role in DA4. @galadrieljones and @thevikingwoman were the ones who seemed to bring it up, and I wanted to add my own two cents in without adding to that reblog.

Ever seen someone and just known that they weren’t what they were showing? That was my reaction to Mythal/Flemeth in DA2 when Merrill called her Asha’bella’nar. In DAO we didn’t see her nearly enough to raise warning bells, but interacted with her just a bit more with Hawke, and got more of her crypticness. (And Sandal’s little prophecy too)

In DAI those warning bells became screaming sirens after the Well. Whether you drink from it or not she has her breakdown, showing the hunger for vengeance. At that point in the game I already knew who Solas was (I love spoilers) and my reaction to Mythal was ‘oh shit, no’. I had a feeling that she would be a big part of the next game, just not how and most certainly not why.

I have that dreadful feeling that the theory of her taking advantage of Solas and his friendship with her to get what she wants and has waited for is correct. Need to make a little note here that I don’t believe the two of them were lovers or that Solas was her General or wore her vallaslin, my own theories go off them being very tight friends that were more like siblings.

Mythal wants revenge on the Evanuris for her death or the shattering of her soul. She does not have the strength/power/her orb, and the knowledge of the Veil to tear it down. Solas does. She might have been instrumental in pulling him out of uthenera, since he wasn’t surprised she was alive at the Temple.

I do not believe that Solas is exempt from her revenge. He didn’t stop her death, something he seems to blame himself for, and that to a crazed spirit might be reason enough.

And then he almost gives it all up for Lavellan. Another sort of betrayal.

Which means that Lavellan, especially a romanced Lavellan, may not be safe from Mythal’s wrath. She almosts ruins her carefully laid out plans, almost turned the person still loyal to Mythal away from her. If Lavellan drank from the Well… I shudder at what might happen. My own thoughts point towards Mythal using Lavellan to try and kill Solas. What better revenge than to rip out the heart of the betrayer with the one they love most?

For the 3rd party power to counter Solas/Mythal and the Evanuris: the Titans. I’ve seen the theories bandied about that the orbs are the hearts of the Titans. They would also want to not only get their hearts back but revenge on those who took them. The Titans would use the protagonist of DA4 as their ‘vessel’. Kal-Sharok might play a huge part in this as well.

There’s also the Qunari but I draw a blank on them.

Overall I think that DA4 might revolve around revenge as a plot.

A musing thought: Maybe the Evanuris killed Mythal because she was already insane.

Sorry for the terrible screenshot quality…but I have a question. Is this from Solas or nah? Cause it totally seems like he left behind some advice for the Inquisitor and was also telling them where to go next (the floating upside down island?) Plus the “as if left for someone to find” choice of wording… I see you Bioware.

Dragon Age 4 theory

What we know:

Fenris is Alive.

Fenris’s Tattoos were intended to allow his body to channel power from the fade, giving him extraordinary abilities.

Solas is an elven God. He is responsible for dividing the fade from reality and cursing the elven races with mortality.

Mythal was an elven God, and lived as Flemeth.

Mythal had to jump from willing host to willing host to sustain herself.

Solas now has the essence of at least 3 old gods.  Fen Harel, Mythal, and whoever was encapsulated in Kieran’s body.

what we suspect:

Solas will presumably burn through bodies 3 times as quickly given that mortal forms enduring the power of the fade will suffer severe strain.  This may force him to require a new body.

Dragon Age 4 will involve intervening with Solas’s plans in Tevinter, a place where mages rule and subjugate those without magical prowess.

Fenris hates Tevinter and may be there as a slave or to seek revenge.

THE POINT:

I have a suspicion that Solas will want to possess Fenris’s body for the lyrium alterations that allow it to sustain more power from the fade.

Thoughts?

Sandal: One day the magic will come back. All of it. Everyone will be just like they were. The shadows will part, and the skies will open wide.

Bodahn: Huh. What’s this?

Sandal: When he rises, everyone will see.

Bodahn: By the ancestors, what’s gotten into you, my boy?

Sandal: Enchantment?

Bodahn: Hmph. That’s more like it.

——

Anyone remember when Sandal foretold Solas/Fen'harel’s plan? Also remember when he was talking about a scary old lady next to his bed? What if this was actually Flemeth/Mythal and she actually visited Sandal one night or every now and then? Maybe because he carries an Old Soul inside of him? That would explain his great innate enchantement skill, wouldn’t it? Also isn’t his behavior really similar to Kieran (if you decided to take Mortigan up on her offer and he exists ?)

Dragon Age Fan Theory: Solas is Thane Shartan

The post-epilogue scene of Dragon Age: Inquisition revealed that Solas, the secretive elven apostate who is a core member of the Inquisition, is actually the mortal form of Fen’Harel, the Elvhen “Dread Wolf” and a god of trickery and deception. Fen’Harel is referenced several times by elven characters—he is a major figure of elvhen folklore, the one who betrayed the old elven gods and trapped them in the Fade. He is feared and revered simultaneously by the Dalish, who use “May the Dread Wolf take you!” as a condemnation or expression of rage.

Now here’s the real kicker: what if that’s not Solas’s only secret—what if the Veil wasn’t his only “intervention” in Thedosian history? More specifically, is it possible that Solas/Fen’Harel played a part not just in Elvhen lore, but Andrastean? 

Thane Shartan, in Andrastean lore, was the leader of the elves who freed the elven slaves and allied them with Andraste in her war against the Tevinter Imperium. He and about a hundred of his followers were eventually martyred in a vain effort to save Andraste, although his story was later removed from the Chant of Light and his part in Andraste’s war largely forgotten. He only actually appears once in the series, in Dragon Age: Origins (as a spectral presence in the “Gauntlet” during the Urn of Sacred Ashes mission), and is referenced briefly in Dragon Age II (a book about him is given as a “companion gift” to Fenris). 

And, if this theory holds true, Shartan is Solas. 

So, what’s the evidence for this? For one thing, Shartan and Solas look fairly similar (a lot more similar than Isabela looks to herself between DAO and DA2 at that…). But that’s not really saying much, is it? Let’s go a little further. 

Shartan was, in essence, a rebel. Fen’Harel is revealed in Inquisition and Trespasser to be less a god of “deceit and trickery” and more like the literal god of rebellion. Both Shartan and Fen’Harel worried about the Elvhen people and culture alike dying out, and fought to protect both. Both took unconventional approaches and made unconventional allies inherently tied to the Chantry to achieve their ends (as much as the Chantry denies it, the Inquisition is inherently a Chantry-based organization from the start). Both were, at some point, betrayed. Both were discredited by those they fought to save. Definite parallels, and it’s definitely physically possible that they could be the same guy (come on, how long has Flemeth/Mythal been kicking around for?).

It’s also revealed in Trespasser that Shartan wasn’t the only “freer of Elven slaves”—while Shartan freed the elven slaves who were kept by humans, Fen’Harel/Solas took a mortal form to liberate elven slaves who were kept by the ancient elves. A good part of the Trespasser campaign, in fact, takes place in a sanctuary that Fen’Harel/Solas established for escaped elven slaves.

Additionally, timing-wise, it is possible because at the time that the Warden passed through the Gauntlet, Solas was still “in hibernation” (so to speak)—he only “woke up” a year or so before the formation of the Inquisition, and more than 10 years pass between the events of Origins and the start of Inquisition. If it’s accepted that the Gauntlet “spirits” were fade “projections” of some sort, then yes, the timing works.

And, here’s one more.

When Shartan appears in the Gauntlet, he gives the Warden a riddle to solve: I’d neither a guest nor a trespasser be. In this place I belong, that belongs also to me. The answer to Shartan’s riddle is “home”.

And the title of the DLC where the Inquisitor visits some of Solas’s former “homes,” Solas’s full “truth” is revealed, and his endgame comes to light? 

Trespasser.

What do y’all think, Dragon Age fans?

Fen’Harel’s Arena?

During my current playthrough, I came across a location in the Exalted Plains that I had previously missed. It was the ruins of an ancient arena (of the gladiatorial variety, I imagine), and there were two large statues of Fen’Harel marking the entrance. I found this interesting and wondered if the Dread Wolf was also associated with prowess in battle before he was reduced to a superstition that the Dalish strive to avoid. We get some information about this when Solas says that “The Dread Wolf inspired hope in my friends, and fear in my enemies”, as well as in his conversations with Blackwall, where both discuss their experiences in war. 

“You live and breathe war. You understand it. It is home to you,” Solas says. He then comments that it is nice to see something familiar in another. On another occasion, Blackwall says “For all your experience, Solas, you don’t carry yourself like a soldier.” “You should’ve seen me when I was younger. Hot-blooded and cocky. Always ready to fight,” Solas answers. This implies that, especially when he was younger, Solas enjoyed battle and often sought it out, which certainly leaves room for the possibility of him involving himself in such activities as gladiatorial competitions. In Inquisition, we often see the wise, knowledgeable, level-headed guide, the teacher. But in Dragon Age 4, I believe that we will see the deadly strategist, the cunning warrior, the general capable of commanding legions. When Solas says that he does not want Lavellan to see what he becomes, I think what he means is that he himself will become a weapon, a dealer of destruction, just like he was before when he waged war against the Evanuris. Ruthless. I think we will see just how terrifying the Dread Wolf can be. 

Why I think whoever you leave in the fade will still live in DA4 (spoilers for DAI)

Okay so when you have to decide on leaving someone in the fade, you see upon making a choice (choice varies depending on where Alistair is)

“____ will likely die to cover your escape.”

They say it’s LIKELY but not DEFINITE. Bioware has always had super subtle hints implemented in their games, I genuinely believe this could be one.

So what if in DA4 you have a mission where you can rescue them? Or there’s some freak accident that let them out of the fade?

Like a mage going through their harrowing happens upon the Champion, and Hawke is like “hey fucker let’s go”

DA Music Experts! Help??

I have a request! I would love to know the technical terms to describe what’s happening musically in the Lost Elf and Dark Solas themes. why do they hurt me so much What key are these pieces in? I would love to see a musicologist-style breakdown. Something like the “Composition and Structure” or “Harmonic Stucture” sections of a Wikipedia article, or all the technical jargon of music theory that’s happening on an entry like Symphony No. 5 (Sibelius). 

Any takers? (please reblog to boost this! hoping someone eventually sees it who knows a lot about music) ^.^ Thank you!

Raven Statue Theory (DA: Inquisition)

Theory:  Not only are these raven statues, they are the missing raven statues that represented Dirthamen

*puts on mage-lecturer cloak*  Here me out.

Background

-I started studying Dirthamen and formulating my theories on him late into a playthrough.  I hadn’t really noticed at the time the oddity of Dirthamen having no raven statues used to represent him, despite there being statues for several of the other elvhen gods.  I had actually played through the Trespasser DLC three times previously and not once noticed something.  But by the time I got to the most recent Trespasser run, I noticed the almost substantial precense of these bird statues throughout the Vir Dirthara/Shattered Library.

-My immediate reaction was that these had to be raven statues.  And if they were raven statues, they could only belong to Dirthamen via his ravens Fear and Deceit.  I mean, Dirthamen is presented as the god of secrets and knowledge.  Why wouldn’t raven statues representing him be in the Vir Dirthara?  But I kept having a gut reaction.  As if I had seen these statues somewhere else before and ignored them, and possibly believed them to be Tevinter in origin and ignored them.  So I posted the question to tumblr and some of the other DA fans I know, particularly people who grab screenshots for me.

-The immediate and most common response was that the statues are (1) all over Kirkwall in Dragon Age 2 and (2) present when you choose the Free Marches decorations in Skyhold.  Therefore most people suggested that they represent Kirkwall/Free Marches and are not elvhen.  That… doesn’t make much sense then as to why they’re all over Vir Dirthara which is clearly an Elvhen place.  Only one person had a suggestion that made any sense, in that it could possibly mean the Vir Dirthara is located in the Fade somewhere in the Free Marches.

While that is very possible I would like to make two proposals.  First, these are raven statues used to represent Dirthamen.  Secondly, they were later adopted by or appropriated by later Free Marcher societies after the Elvhen Empire Fell.

(Putting this behind a readmore due to length and image heavy.)

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This has been bothering me for a while but what are these weird globe-orb-cube things that you can pick up in the Hissing Wastes?

As far as I know the game only lets you interact with one of them. You pick it up and…nothing happens? It’s not in your inventory, there’s no related quest, nothing.

There are more of them in the Hissing Wastes but I haven’t seen them in any of the other regions. I assume whatever it is it’s either dwarven or venatori made given that the wastes are pretty focused on dwarven lore and are crawling with venatori.

Even if it’s just a broken quest I’d like to know what these were intended to be

While the Solas romance tarot card has been circling around as the Hierophant a few people have pointed out its similarities to tarot card of The Fool, but do to misconception on what The Fool card actually means this has been commonly dismissed.

Resemblance: While it can be argued the three major characteristics of the Hierophant card are present, the characteristics of the fool tarot card fit much better.

The Fool tarot is defined by:

Rising sun; facing north-west

Staff, with bag

Guardian white canine

Mountains behind him

On the edge of a cliff, about to step off

While the sun is not depicted the light seems to be coming from the same direction as in the Fool card.

Staff is present in both although the top of Solas’s cannot be seen

The white dog in the Fool card is perfectly replaced with the white wolf in Solas’s tarot card

The golden hills in the background are reminiscent of the mountains in the Fool card but flipped with the bigger ones in front of him.

Now no cliff is depicted but when you put the cards together (as bellow) something with a similar meaning to Solas as the cliff has for the Fool appears. 

 

The cliff the Fool is about to step off of symbolizes him moving into the material plan,  leaving his past life behind him. As we know Solas was represented by The Hermit before this which, he was alone. Now as the Fool with the cliff in front of him Solas is presented with Lavellan’s outstretched hand, asking him to leave his life of solitude behind and accept her and this world. The best part is the Fool is about to step off the cliff in his card and if Solas’s card is styled after The Fool then he’s about to take Lavellan’s hand.

The Hierophant tarot is defined by:

His hand raised in benediction

His triple scepter

Two initiates

While Solas’s hand is raised, it looks to be more reaching as discussed than raised upwards like in the Hierophant card.

What Solas is holding in his left hand looks more like the fool’s staff than the hierophant’s scepter..

The wolf could be an initiate but the fool card’s dog describes it better.

Repercussions: If Solas’s romance tarot card really is The Fool tarot card, the news could not be better.

Since the Fool is a card of new beginnings with a promise that anything can happen rather than sticking to tradition as the Hierophant is and since the romance with Solas  only started after he broke up with Lavellan, it is likely this new journey is them being together.

Unlike the Hermit and the Hierophant the fool is carefree and impulsive, while we never saw Solas embody these things the fact that his tarot card is The Fool rather than The Hermit he may show a shift in the overly worried, afraid to let someone in personality we saw before.

Furthermore The Fool tarot card encourages following ones heart even if doing so may be crazy or insane, like loving a mortal, as well as having faith and trust in where the universe is taking you. So possibly telling Lavellan the truth about being the dread wolf, what actually happened and what he needs to do next.

So here’s hoping Solas’s tarot card is The Fool.

I am positively convinced that the similarity between these two images is not a coincidence. We’re talking about devs who gave this companion’s quest a name with letters that could be rearranged into said companion’s secret identity. They have no chill, and they love throwing really obvious things in our faces without us ever figuring out what they’re getting at until it’s too late. On the left: Shartan, Andraste’s closest friend and advisor. On the right: Solas. I believe they are one and the same. I also think that Mythal might have acted through Andraste as she does now through Flemeth. The similarity between their headpieces is interesting, but more than that, their stories have so much in common. Mythal: betrayed and murdered. Andraste: betrayed (by her husband) and murdered. Flemeth: betrayed by her husband, and her lover was murdered. Mythal seems to seek out women who, like her have suffered and have been betrayed. She is a dealer of justice, after all. But over time, that sense of justice, I believe, has been corrupted and twisted into vengeance. Here, we come back to Solas. What if the real reason he supported Andraste was not just to lead an elven rebellion against the Imperium, but to fight alongside his friend for freedom against tyrants once more, as they had millennia ago against the Evanuris?

Some additional interesting points: 
- Solas says “It seems you hold the key to our salvation” to the Inquisitor TWICE. That exact phrase. Why? I can’t say, but it is interesting that Shartan is holding a key in the image above. It is a reference to the mark, yes, but more than that. Perhaps he thinks of salvation as the act of tearing down the Veil itself, by the power of his orb. 
- Solas has been asleep for approximately 1,000 years when he wakes up and joins the Inquisition. What occurred approximately 1,000 years ago? You guessed it: Andraste’s rebellion against the Imperium. 
- Andraste only ever had daughters, an interesting similarity to Flemeth and Mythal’s way of transferring her essence. 
- “You were people, and you deserved better, just like all the others I have led in one hopeless battle after another.” It could be argued that Solas is talking about the original rebellion here, but I would suggest that he might also be referring Andraste’s rebellion, which also ended in failure in his mind.
- The devs will not tell us if Solas has gone by other aliases or what said aliases would be if he had. 
- Someone tweeted an image of Shartan to Patrick Weekes with the caption “WEEKES” obviously freaking out over the similarities between Shartan and Solas (bald, carrying a staff and an orb), and Weekes liked the post. 

Even though we now know that Solas is the Dread Wolf, we still know so little about his past. There is so much more that could be revealed in DA4. 

But I have rambled on long enough. Tell me what you guys think about this theory. Could it be true? 

How to Save Hawke from the Fade Theory

First I just want to say - wow. Thank you guys. I’m so happy that you enjoyed my Fenris Theory post, I have only had tumblr for about a week and I was not expecting one of my first posts to blow up like that. Like I said, I’ve only had tumblr for a short time, but I think…over 500 notes in a day is a lot? I’m not sure, but either way, I’m super happy. It has inspired me to share more of my ideas with you guys, so thanks again!

But back to the main point here.

Okay, like you, and probably a million other people who played Inquisition, I’m sure we all narrowed our eyes when we saw that little “If you leave them in the fade they will probably die” thing when we have to choose between killing our Hawke or the Warden.

I know for sure I did.

I’m referring to this:

I was like…you say “likely”, hmm? Well, I’m going to take that and run. So here we go.

Here’s a theory that stemmed from my initial theory for Fenris. (If you haven’t read that, I would highly advise reading that one first so that this makes more sense to you. I’ll post the link here: http://dragongem777.tumblr.com/post/153002605771/fenris-theory).

I stated before that I believe that Fenris is a perfect lyrium catalyst. The ritual that made him that way made the lyrium that’s carved into his flesh alive. Fenris can choose to activate it whenever he wants, and it’s very much serving its purpose.

So, just for confirmation, I’ll restate that I think that when Fenris phases, he’s actually phasing in and out of the fade at will.

Now, let me clarify something that a lot of people had questions on about this. Some of you were wondering how that could work considering entering the fade shouldn’t be this easy. Good question.

Fenris’s abilities give him the power to phase into the fade very similarly to how a mage does when they allow themselves to walk the fade in their waking dreams. But - it’s not quite like that. Fenris’s markings have made him into this living, breathing, walking, talking lyrium catalyst. This means that when he phases, a physical part of him is entering the fade.

Now don’t get me wrong, physically entering the fade isn’t easy, so let me disclaim that by stating that it’s not necessarily his entire arm that is physically entering the fade, he’s merely offsetting the balance that he has in reality, so that more of his arm is in the fade than in reality.

I really hope that makes sense.

Moving on.

With a little more practice and perhaps support of magic and more lyrium, I fully believe that Fenris would be able to tap into the essence of the physical fade, find, and likely, with help, pull Hawke (or the Warden, though for this purpose I’m using Hawke) out of there.

How, you ask, could he do this? Let me answer that.

Lyrium, in its raw form, is the only thing that is consistent between the mortal realm and the fade. This means that it’s both as real as in the fade as it is in reality, which means that Fenris is too. However, Fenris, having no experience or will to even fathom trying to channel himself into the fade, only lives in reality except when he chooses to have one of his appendages phase into the fade, grab a man’s heart, and rip it out.

It’s no small feat either, as it’s very evident in his banter, mainly with Bethany, that it hurts like hell.

Now, let me first preface this by stating something about Fenris and lyrium.

If Fenris is lyrium, I cannot emphasize this enough, that means that he, LIKE LYRIUM, exists just as much in the real world as he does in the fade. However, because he is a living, breathing lyrium catalyst in a mortal body, his form first originated in reality, and therefore, that is the side that he sees.

I believe that, in a ritual that is very similar to the Harrowing, that Fenris would be able to attune to his lyrium markings and physically enter the fade.

With enough lyrium, eventually the reality of the world would not mask the lyrium that’s blended in Fenris’s skin and body. This would upset the balance that he had between his mortal form and his fade form and turn the odds in favor of his fade form. He would have little option but to find himself in the realm of the fade. His physical body, however, would likely still be able to roam freely between the two realms because that’s how it is for lyrium too. They both exist in reality and the fade at the same time.

At this time I think Fenris would be caught between the real world and the fade, though what he would see would only be the fade. He’d very similarly be in a perpetual “lyrium ghost” stage, except it’s far more intense so that instead of just part of him phasing, his entire being would be phased into the fade. Not just a part of him, say his arm, his legs, or his body, but his being would phase.

As more of a thorough explanation, though Fenris’s body is lit up with lyrium during his passive skill “lyrium ghost”, I don’t believe that his entirety is phasing into the fade, merely a part. However, with more help, his entire self would be able to phase. (And yes, it would hurt. A lot. But that makes it all the more dramatic, don’t you think? I’m getting some ficy ideas here. Heheh.)

I know I repeated myself like ten times, but it’s super important to understand.

I’m sure some of you are wondering, too, “wait a second - wouldn’t the spirits, if he truly did exist in the fade and reality at the same time, be able to find him, hurt him, or even posses him?”

Nope.

Nope, nope, nope. A codex I read as well as the Wiki article states that lyrium in the fade is “unclaimed” by spirits. It seems as though spirits either don’t notice it, or don’t care to involve themselves with it. It’s nothing to them, therefore I think that spirits would mainly see Fenris’s fade form as nothing but lyrium. They’d sure as hell be curious, though.

I hope that makes sense, lol.

Now…

That is one way it could be done…

Another way to do this would be to get Fenris to the Crossroads.

There, though not the fade, it is very close to it. And as we all recall, this was one of the reasons Corypheus was trying to get there, because, with enough power, he believed he could tear down the barrier.

Being so near the fade would allow Fenris to attune to his markings and easily breach the barrier of the fade, therefore effortlessly slipping into it. I think that could be done solely on his own, too, mainly because they are already so close to the fade. Then, he would be able to cross the veil and make his way around the fade and find Hawke.

I don’t believe that Fenris would have to tear down any barriers, I think he would simply have to attune to his markings and focus so that he chose to be inside the fade.

Good. We’ve established exactly how Fenris can get in and out of the fade.

Excellent!-

Except not really, because this does not lead us to an explanation of how to get Hawke out of there.

But fear not, for I have one!

One simple explanation would be to get the Inquisitor to, very briefly, open a rift in the fade, giving Fenris enough time to drag Hawke out of there.

Buuuttt.

I’m not sure how much time would have passed, but perhaps by the time Fenris had learned he was able to pull stunts like phasing into the fade, then the Inquisitor might have already had their arm chopped off. So that eliminates the possibility of Hawke getting out that way.

Alright, so leaving the Inquisitor’s anchor out of the equation, here’s another idea.

Kieren was able to step through the eluvian into the fade - and this is where I’d draw my theory as to how they could get him out.

Though I’m sure this was some trick of Flemeth (who is Mythal), what this means is that there is a very real possibility that eluvians are just as easily able to lead people into the fade, crossroads, and mortal realm.

More importantly, however, if your Inquisitor was the one to drink from the Well of Sorrows, this means that they should, theoretically, have the answer as to how Mythal was able to get the eluvian to open into the fade.

If this was the case, then this means that Fenris would have to locate an eluvian in the fade (which we all saw were like - freaking abundant in the physical fade) find Hawke, and get them the hell out of there.

Then they’d have to find the eluvian which was activated by the Inquisitor and link it with the same one in the physical fade, or perhaps they’d have to find a way to activate the one in the fade too, then they might run into a problem that they’d eluvian-through a different area of their world, and I haven’t even mentioned the fact that Fen’harel now has control of the mirrors -

-Okay, I get it. That’s insane.

But. It. Works. That’s all that really matters. The theory is plausible.

It’d take some hard core negotiation with Solas (cause he owns those eluvians now) and a crazy fan-fic to detail that adventure, and I may try my hand at it some day, but what matters is that it could actually be done.

Another thought, say the Inquisitor didn’t drink from the Well of Sorrows and Morrigan freaking disappeared again, would be for efforts to go into restoring Merrill’s mirror. It would be a lot harder, but all eluvians have the capability of getting to the Crossroads.

Anyway, these are all just theories, but I’m mainly trying to state that the eluvians are definitely an option of getting Hawke physically out of there.

Noooowww you all may be wondering “wait a freaking second, if that was possible, couldn’t anyone enter the fade to find him?”

Oh. Oops. I suppose so.

BUT WAIT.

We have to remember, guys, that the fade is just as big, if not bigger, than the entirety of reality. So if anyone just randomly popped through the eluvian, who the hell knows where they’d end up, and if they’d ever be able to get back, not to mention how they hell they’d find Hawke.

Great. Now they’re both trapped.

This is why Fenris is so important. He doesn’t need an eluvian, he just needs to get Hawke to one.

And considering the Harrowing-like ritual I mentioned before, there’s a possibility that they could do that in the same location Hawke disappeared or “died”. Then Fenris would have a better idea of where he could find Hawke.

Whew.

I know that’s a lot. And please, if I’ve left any open ends (which I sure might have) or if you have questions I will gladly answer them. If I get enough I could probably make a theory out of your guys’ questions haha. I have this huge theory rolling around in my head, and I may have missed some points that need addressing, so please feel free to add, question, confirm, or even debunk!

Though it is all just theory, honestly, I think it works!