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shelter gone 4 by Andrew Rochfort
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The day after the Shelter closed its doors for good. Shanghai, China

so after a weekend of procrastination i’m finally getting back to my DA character positivity posts and today i’m finally getting to my favorite little brother in the whole world carver hawke!

  • carver has the sickest guns in the game. seriously that guy could benchpress a druffalo.
  • he can swing a really big sword with those sick guns.
  • carver was described by his comrades at ostagar as a skilled fighter—so much so they used him as the “spear” in their formation while they kept the darkspawn off his flanks.
  • like a true ferelden, carver has a tattoo of a mabari that he got during his time at ostagar.
  • malcolm was the one who taught carver how to use a sword, but he also picked up some other skills from the soldiers passing through lothering.
  • carver managed to defeat his father in battle—something he takes great pride in.
  • out of everyone in the family, carver is the most forward looking and wants to carve out his own path rather than chase the amell legacy.
    • “A hundred ways to run, and we choose backward. Whatever you say, but chasing an old name isn’t really starting over.”
  • carver was named after one of his father’s friends, maurevar carver, who was a templar that helped malcolm hide his affair with leandra.
  • in gamlen’s house, hawke will refer to carver as the “second child” implying he’s the older of the twins.
  • carver used to prank bethany all the time, and even “nailed her braid to the bed post”
  • he also used to do a little dance called “carver’s jig” to cheer up his family when they were upset or hurt.
  • even though carver doesn’t have a great relationship with leandra and she constantly blames him, he expresses great concern over her:
    • Carver: Mother shouldn’t have to deal with this. I give her enough to worry about.
    • Hawke: Hard to call this your fault.
    • Carver: Trouble follows our name I guess. The price of potential. At least you stay close to home. Must be nice.
  • despite the fact that carver has a turbulent relationship with hawke, he will defend them from fenris after he realizes they’re a mage:
    • “if you have a problem with my brother/sister, then you have a problem with me!”
  • if carver becomes a templar, he goes to great lengths to hide the fact his sibling is a mage to keep them out of the circle. he expresses that he’s found his place among the templars, but finds their extremism alarming.
  • carver also tells hawke during the mark of the assassin DLC that no one will be able to hurt them, not while he’s around:
    • Carver: Try not to cause too much trouble, will you? I have to uphold the tenets of the order now.
    • Hawke: (As a friend) Am I… compatible with those tenets?(As a rival) Should I be worried, templar?
    • Carver: Don’t you remember how we scrambled to buy influence? It worked, obviously.
    • Carver: No one is touching Hawke of Hightown. Not without a lot of weight behind them.
  • if hawke takes carver with them during the mark of the assassin dlc, there’s this bit of banter between them:
    • Hawke: I figured there’d at least be free food.
    • Carver: I do like free food.
    • Hawke: I’ve got your back.
    • Hawke: (Chuckles) I’ve been calling him “Duke Prosperity,” but Paucity de Rochfort is much better.
    • Carver: Le Baron du Stinky-Cheese…
    • Hawke: Yes, inviting you to a party is an insidious punishment I’ve been planning for months.
    • Carver: Probably going to make me eat the moldy cheese, too.
  • when carver takes down an enemy he gets excited and takes a great deal of pride in doing so:
    • That was all me! 
    • That’s how we did it back in Fereldan!
    • Everyone see that? 
    • You. Me. And an audience! That’s what this is all about!
    • Who’s laughing now, huh?!
  • and if hawke falls in battle carver shows a great deal of concern:
    • No! You don’t get to be a hero on my watch!
    • Get up! Don’t do this!
    • Don’t you die on me! Not after all this!
    • You’re not leaving me like this, come on! 
    • You’ll be alright! Damn it! You’ll be alright!
  • carver canonically has a crush on merrill and tries to ask her out on a number of occasions.
    • Carver: So… what are you doing later?
    • Merrill: Probably casting spells at whatever’s trying to gnaw through your brother’s shins. Strange how many creatures go for the shins.
    • Carver: Shocking, that. No, I meant after we return to Kirkwall.
    • Merrill: You know, a lot of the creatures down here aren’t very nice. Don’t they teach manners underground?
    • Hawke: Merrill…
    • Merrill: I missed something again, didn’t I?
    • Carver: Okay, we’re lost together. Both of us, not that we’re “together” together.
    • Merrill: If we have to be lost somewhere, at least it’s a nice hallway! Very well built, not at all likely to collapse.
    • Carver: Right, well, back to rescuing… wait. You’re doing that on purpose!
    • Merrill: (Giggles)
  • merrill thinks carver will be “the best sworder” in all of kirkwall.
  • varric and carver often meet up for drinks at the hanged man.
  • even though aveline and carver butt heads, he tells her he’ll run donnic out of town if he ever hurts her:
    • Aveline: You’re making a name for yourself in the templars.
    • Carver: And you’ve changed yours, Aveline Hendyr. Let me know if you ever need him run out of town or something.
    • Aveline: (Laughs) I will do that, Carver.
  • if carver becomes a grey warden, he reflects on his behavior when he was younger and feels like the grey wardens helped him “grow up”
    • Aveline: I’m glad you found a place with the Wardens.
    • Carver: Well, it’s not the city guard, but it’ll do.
    • Aveline: Carver… it wasn’t the place for you.
    • Carver: No, it’s all right. It is. It cost a lot, but I get it. I really was a bit of a tit those days, wasn’t I?
    • Aveline: Well…
  • fenris comforts carver after losing bethany, and carver thanks him for the consolation:
    • Fenris: You must hate the darkspawn, after what they did to your home.
    • (During Act 1)Carver: And to Bethany.
    • Fenris: I never knew her. I’m sorry for your loss.
    • Carver: Thank you.
  • after carver joins the wardens or the templars, he shamelessly flirts with isabela—and she reciprocates.
    • Isabela: You’ve certainly…filled out, Carver. Shame, really, I hear joining the Wardens separates the men from their “boys.”
    • Carver: We rarely have children, true. But don’t worry, that just means I try ever so much harder.
    • Isabela: Ooh, I like you all grown up.
    • (If Hawke is in a romance with Isabela)Hawke: No you don’t. No, she doesn’t!
  • isabela offers to help carver out with his crush on merrill:
    • Carver: So… how is Merrill? Sad that she couldn’t come along.
    • Isabela: She’s fine, all things considered. Why do you—Wait.
    • Carver: What?
    • Isabela: You. Merrill. Andraste’s granny pants, I can’t believe I never saw it before!
    • Carver: What? No! No no no no. You’ve got it wrong.
    • Isabela: Stop fretting. I’m on your side, and I always win.
    • Carver: She’s not a game of cards!
    • Isabela: Whatever. Good at matchmaking, not so good at the analogies.
  • if carver becomes a grey warden, sebastian thanks him for his service and his sacrifice:
    • Sebastian: I’m honoured to have a Grey Warden with us.
    • Carver: It’s unusual, that’s for certain.
    • Sebastian: Yes, I know the restrictions of your sacrifice, I won’t presume to understand it.
    • Carver: Thank you.
  • if carver is a grey warden, he will help hawke at the end of the regardless of who they side with.
  • if carver is a templar, he will turn on meredith to protect his sibling before the final battle.

HMS Implacable (1805) was a 74-gun ship of the line launched 24 March 1800 at Rochfort, France as Duguay-Trouin. She was one of just four French ships that escaped capture during the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. However, two weeks later at the Battle of Cape Ortegal, Duguay-Trouin was less successful in her second attempted escape, this time chased down by HMS Hero & HMS Caesar, being battered & captured. French Captain Claude Touffet was killed during the fight with 154 men. In December 1805 she was commissioned into the Royal Navy and renamed HMS Implacable. Through 1808 and 1809 the ship spent time in the Baltic, besting the Imperial Russian Navy 74-gun ship of the line Vsevolod. In September 1810 she made a year long voyage from Cadiz, Spain to Havana, Cuba, returning with 6,000,000 dollars on board. From August to November 1840 Implacable participated in the bombardment and capture of Acre, and operations on the coast of Syria. 

In 1844 HMS Implacable began a new career as a training ship, eventually becoming the second oldest ship in the Royal Navy, after HMS Victory. In 1908 King Edward VII intervened to save the ship from scrapping and in 1920 funds were raised and she underwent several restorations. Ten years later there were large-scale protests against her disposal after the government consigned her to the scrapheap. An offer was made in 1947 to the French who also declined to spend the required money to turn her into a museum ship. On 2 December 1949 she was towed out east of the Isle of Wight and scuttled with full honours, flying the ensigns of the French and Royal Navy. She was 149 years old.

Her figurehead and stern galleries are on display in the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, while her capstan is on display at the maritime museum at Rochefort. Public reaction to the ‘criminal action against the maritime history of Britain’ forced the government to support the preservation of Cutty Sark.

Constance as Anne’s Lady-In-Waiting because

  • It makes sense for her husband to move up in the world
  • More time with the Musketeers
  • AWESOME FABULOUS MUSKETEER-CURSING BFFs WITH ANNE!
  • Constance will be at court… meaning she can help shed some light on all the shady goings on that might happen. Sneaking into chambers to steal important documents or spying on Rochfort or just protecting the queen and her baby.
  • ALRIGHT THIS IS JUST A LIST OF THINGS THAT I WANT DON’T JUDGE ME