andrasteshaircurlers  asked:

prompt: wine

I’m sorry this took so long, but I could not figure out what to do this prompt for the life of me. Since this is the case, I apologize for the brevity.

For @dadrunkwriting.

Sarel Lavellan had never liked the taste of wine.

He much preferred the taste of Dalish mead, sweet and intoxicating, served best when it was sun-warmed and recently fermented. As Inquisitor, it was rare to find such a drink, but when he could get his hands on it, the taste brought him back to the aravels of Clan Lavellan.

However, there were moments when Sarel believed he could grow accustomed to the taste of wine. Most, if not all, of these moments involved a certain Tevinter mage. More specifically his lips.

Sarel let out something a satisfied sound in the back of his throat, entwining his fingers in Dorian’s hair while his fellow mage peppered kisses along his neck. He closed his eyes for a moment, another pleased sigh escaping his lips. Sarel opened his eyes once more when he felt the kisses trailing up his neck and across the bottom of his jawline, and he tilted his head down a little bit to meet his lover’s gaze.

Gray eyes met green, and Sarel smiled. Dorian smirked in return and kissed his lips. The Inquisitor parted them just enough for Dorian’s tongue to slip inside his mouth. He tasted of the Antivan red that now sat abandoned on the desk, rich and heavy.

It was so unlike his favored mead, but it was also so much better.


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.

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.


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.