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Dragon Age: Origins + locations
∟ Brecilian Forest

The Brecilian Forest is a large forest in south-eastern Ferelden.
According to Sarel, the Dalish storyteller, there have been many wars and battles in the Brecilian Forest, many of which were between the elves and Tevinter mages. 
Its sinister air, and possessed flora, have led to many (and somewhat true) rumors and stories behind the ancient woods.

Summary: A modern AU setting of Thedas! … Lyla Lavellan is heading to Skyhold University, after dropping out of her previous uni. A distance relationship with her boyfriend Solas in Denerim is put under strain but she soon becomes fast friends with her new housemates, classmates and work colleagues, including uni drop-out Cullen Rutherford.

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Chapter 8: Cullen

I wake gasping for air, my duvet and sheets drenched in sweat, but all I feel is the chill of the morning air against my skin. It’s taunting me so much the last few days and I hate to admit that I miss the bloody lyrium. Cassandra did warn me that this would happen as a side effect of withdrawal, and normally I can handle a night or two of cold sweats, but over the last six days in a row, with no sign of letting up? Not so much.

Perhaps it’s for the best then, that I have taken on Lyla’s shifts at the pub, now that she’s started her studies up at Skyhold University. Ever since I declined her offer to drive me home a few weeks ago, I feel this void opening between us, all full of unsaid things - well on my part anyway. Maker knows what she’s thinking. If she even thinks about me at all.

I pull out my phone from under my pillow and idly flick to my last message I sent her, now over three weeks ago.

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