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I was wondering how the Kirkwall trash crew would look like when they’re older… I guess some of them won’t change much (certainly not in the games, just look at Morrigan in DAI)

/the last ones are the Hawke siblings if you’re curious/

EDIT: I saw some of you commenting that elves don’t have beards. I have this headcanon (and I think there was some discussion about it on my dash one time) that they actually are able to grow facial hair, but it takes them a lot of time so they’re not used to it? There is one elf in DAO, Sarel, who has a stubble, and also this dialogue exists:

  • Blackwall: I just realized, I’ve never seen an elf with a beard.
  • Solas: You haven’t seen many elves then.
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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.

Imaginary

Inspired by this post. Luke and Leia as each other’s childhood imaginary friend.


Luke is an unnervingly quiet child. Beru noticed it from the beginning, even though neither Owen nor Master Kenobi (Old Ben, she should call him Old Ben now) have realized that it is something unusual. But Beru has.

Luke looks around the room, like he does so often. He resembles his father very much, but in this moment the look on his face is pure Shmi’s. Shmi always looked like that when she was trying to feel something. She had been able to do that, just feel things. Whether it was knowing that Anakin was alive or telling Beru that Beru’s mother was coming an hour before she showed up unannounced. Owen had always considered it luck, or religious delusions, but Beru knows, has always known, better.

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P… Pretoria

Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa
Photo by Olrik

Portion of a large monument located just south of Pretoria commemorating the Voortrekkers.

Wikipedia on the monument:

The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.

On 8 July 2011 the Voortrekker Monument, designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk, was declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage Resource Agency.

Wikipedia on Voortrekkers:

The Voortrekkers (Afrikaans and Dutch for pioneers, literally “those who pull ahead”, “fore-trekkers”) were emigrants during the 1830s and 1840s who left the Cape Colony (British at the time, but founded by the Dutch) moving into the interior of what is now South Africa. The Great Trek consisted of a number of mass movements under a number of different leaders including Louis Tregardt, Hendrik Potgieter, Sarel Cilliers, Pieter Uys, Gerrit Maritz, Piet Retief and Andries Pretorius.

Exclusive: New Details Surface In Hamas Murder Of Idf Soldier Hadar Goldin

On Friday, August 1st, media reported that Hamas had kidnapped IDF Officer LT Hadar Goldin, 23; the next day, he was announced killed in action by a Hamas suicide bomber who had emerged from a tunnel. Lt. Goldin was an officer in the Givati Brigade, an elite Israeli infantry unit. He had become engaged weeks before going to Gaza.

Major Benaya Sarel, 26, and 1st Sgt. Liel Gidoni, 20, were also killed in the explosion detonated by a Hamas suicide bomber.

An unnamed Israeli military source spoke to Breitbart News about the story of how Hamas used an UNRWA ambulance, a mosque, and the Islamic University to carry out the attack that killed the three IDF soldiers.

The officer explained how, after the suicide bombing that killed Lt. Goldin, a second kidnapping team of Hamas terrorists grabbed parts of his body and ran back into the tunnel from which the terrorists emerged. The tunnel led back into a mosque. From the mosque, they escaped in a clearly marked UNRWA ambulance. The terrorists then made contact with high-ranking Hamas officials hiding in the Islamic University.

As a result Abu Marzook, a senior member of Hamas, announced in Cairo that Hamas had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israeli intelligence intercepted a conversation between the kidnappers and the Hamas officials at the Islamic University and thus got all the particulars regarding the hiding place of the kidnappers. Within minutes, the IAF attacked both the kidnappers’ location and the Islamic University.

In the midst of this attack, a second force of IDF soldiers–which had gone into a mosque looking for weapons, explosives, and rockets– encountered a female suicide bomber who was about to detonate the belt she wore, which would have resulted in the deaths of the soldiers. One of the soldiers instinctively recited the opening words of the holiest Jewish prayer “Shema Yisrael”. The female suicide bomber hesitated and began trembling, giving the soldiers a chance to grab her and disable the device.

The soldiers then took her prisoner and turned her over to a counter-intelligence unit. Their investigation uncovered that the female suicide bomber’s mother was a Jew who had married a Palestinian in Israel and, after the wedding, was smuggled against her will into Gaza.

There she lived a life filled with abuse and humiliation, and was basically a captive. In addition to the female suicide bomber, there were two smaller children as well. An armored force went in and rescued the two small children.