magi confession

CONFESSION:

No matter how hard I try, there are two things I can NEVER do in DA: killing the mages in the circle in origins and killing the mages in DA2 at the end. No matter what kind of playthrough I’m doing, whether it be a die hard mage hating templar or a circle loyal mage, I just can’t justify killing innocent mages. I know it’s just a game and has no real consequences and it messes up my playthroughs, I just can’t do it            

CONFESSION: 

The only reason why I can’t support the Circle of Magi is because I simply don’t understand, why mages, even at a young age, are being completely cut off from contact with the outside world.

My idea for the Circles would be to turn them into academies, like a Thedas version of Hogwarts, teach mages how to use their skills for good, (including explaining the dangers of blood magic) allow them contact with their families and friends, let them visit home from time to time. I can imagine it would reduce a lot of frustration and thus the danger of possession

I think templars do exist for a good reason, even phylacteries. However they should be working hand in hand with the mages instead of intimidating them. Communication is key. And I think it’s been proven often enough that negative emotions are not helpful when dealing with magic and demons.

All in all, if cthe circle was more open to the world and to their mages, I’m not sure apostates would even exist.