spectralsleuth asked:

Hi, I was wonderig if there was any way you could help me find out the ages of all the dragon age characters? Or if not ALL of them, at least Hawke and his companions in Dragon age 2? I can't seem to find info on it anywhere!

Ah, this is a bit of a tough one because a fair few characters don’t have solid, canon dates of birth. I’ll share the ones I have definite sources on though. Links to sources are are on the ages or dates of birth, I’ll be providing the ages the characters are at the beginning of the events in the game or media they’re listed under. Some ages are approximate or lower estimates based off in-game dialogue and/or dev comments. I won’t be using the DA:O toolset ages as they were written before the characters were further developed and Alistair certainly isn’t 32 in that game.

If exact ages are unknown, and appropriate information is available, I’ll add things that might help you at least guess the ages (not everyone has information that lends itself to this, however). I’d like to give a big thanks to Valerie1972 for her WoT2 liveblog posts, they helped out a lot!

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS [Dragon 9:30]:

  • Alistair - 20 [Born 9:10 Dragon]
  • Cailan -  25 [Born 9:5 Dragon]
  • Leliana - Unknown
  • Loghain - Unknown [Likely born sometime in the mid-to-late Blessed Age given that he started travelling to Denerim with Anora in 9:10 Dragon and that Maeve died in 9:28]
  • Morrigan - at least 25 [Born between 9:02 - 9:05 Dragon]
  • Oghren - Unknown, I’d guess around early 40s [Branka became a Paragon in 9:10 Dragon, roughly a year after they married]
  • Shale - Unknown [Volunteered to become a Golem in -255 Ancient]
  • Sten - Unknown, I’d guess around early 40s [Assigned to guard the port of Seheron for three years in 9:03 Dragon, a job usually given when a child is around 12 years of age] 
  • Wynne - 48 [Born in 8:82 Blessed]
  • Zevran - 25 [Born 9:04/early 9:05 Dragon, purchased by the Crows in 9:12 Dragon at 7 years of age]


  • Nathaniel - 30 [Born 9:0 Dragon]
  • Sigrun - Unknown 
  • Velanna - Unknown [Was 9 years old when she discovered her magic]
  • Anders - [See Dragon Age II] 
  • Oghren - [See Dragon Age: Origins] 

DRAGON AGE II [All ages apply to Act 1 | Dragon 9:31]: 


  • Blackwall - Unknown, I’d guess around early-to-mid 40′s [Weekes mentions him having kids these days talks with Solas whilst confirming he [Solas] falls into that age bracket]
  • Cassandra - at least 37 [Parents killed in Nevarran purge in 9:10 Dragon, Took her Vigil at 15, Anthony killed in 9:16]
  • Cole - Physical appearance of around 20 [DA:I Codex entry]
  • Cullen - 29/30 [Born 9:10/9:11 Dragon]
  • Dorian - 30 [Born 9:11 Dragon]
  • Iron Bull - mid-to-late 30s [source]
  • Josephine - Around  27 - 29 [source]
  • Leliana - Unknown, I’d guess around early-to-mid 40′s
  • Sera - Unknown, I’d guess around early 20′s [Given her mentions of Denerim during the events of DA:O]
  • Solas - Early-to-mid 40s [source]
  • Varric - [See Dragon Age II]

My fathers new toys :D

He bought an old carpenters toolbox from the military surplus :D

It is about 35 years old and most of the tools were never used :3 some things got damaged but nothing would take more than an hour to fix (^-^)

It is super heavy (°_°;) It weights 48 kg which is only 11 kg less than I weight (o_O)

It is a really good bargain for the tools it contains :)

There is everything in it that you would need to build a blockhouse :3

I share this because I think that these toolboxes would make great sets for beginners who can spare about 400€ :D

I would replace the sharpening stone that came with it because it is a very small oilstone and add a sharpening jig but that is about all that I would change :D

My father already added other tools to it but this is the original set :) 

I still prefer my Japanese tools :D

The name for these toolsets is “Holzwerkzeugsatz” or “Zimmermanswerkzeugsatz” and they are from the German military which is called Bundeswehr :)

We want to remove the old paint to make it look friendlier and to add casters to make it easier to move it around in the workshop (^-^)

I will make a strop for my father so he can finish the chisels on it :)

I couldn’t take care of my laptop yet so I’m still using my parents laptop to write this (^-^;) My last assignment for this semester will be on Thursday and I hope I can work on my laptop this Friday :)

I joined twitter but I’m not sure what to make of it (^-^;) I like that it reconnected me with a Japanese friend but to be honest I don’t know whether I like it or not (^-^;) I cannot guaranty that I will continue to use it but my twitter is: @chiisaifukurou  

I have to confess that I joined it to take part in a lottery for a Tormek (^-^;)

I wish everyone a great week and enough sleep (^-^)/


Introducing: The New and Improved Rhianna Cousland! (AKA, Adventures with the Toolset). 

So, I started playing around with the toolset about a month ago, after dual-booting my Mac, and I kind of got stuck without really getting to the point where I was satisfied with Rhianna’s head morph. To be honest, I was pretty happy about the way she looked when I created her in the in-game creator, but I wanted to have the ability to change hairstyles mid-game, and the only way I could figure out how to do that was to create an entire new morph. Last night, I played around some more, and I think I’m satisfied. I think she’s purty, anyhow. :)


I love this series. “Wanderers of Thedas”


Sten’s Challenge

I really really enjoyed arranging all the sound effects for the fight scene, more than any average human being should, I think. :)

Go gentle on me though, this is my first attempt at putting together a fight/duel scene in the toolset - I’ve been dabbling with this scene for several months. For some reason I feel more comfortable with dialogue scenes so this was stepping into new territory for me.

I may revisit this scene at some point as some of the armour clipping is just…wrong. But…I’ll stop babbling now and hope you enjoy the scene. 

Thank you.

Conlangers! PolyGlot 0.6 is here!


PolyGlot 0.6, the Conlanging tool I’ve been working on for some time, is up and available on the PolyGlot page! It has a ton of new features, and I am getting really excited about a bunch of much more robust functionality that is coming in the future! Please check it out! Let me know what you think! 

It now comes with a very basic Lodenkur example dictionary! It only has a bit over 100 out of 1034 words, but as I keep going, I’ll flesh that out along with the program itself. Enjoy!


PolyGlot 0.5 release!

Here it is! Thanks for being patient while I poked at this in free time to get it working. It should work on both Mac and PC machines, and allows for dictionary imports from Excel files. 

Currently, this is more or less a glorified dictionary/lookup program, but I am working toward it being a fully fledged Conlang construction toolkit and publication program. Please give feedback letting me know about new fatures you would like to see, bugs that you encounter, or just general thoughts!

The next version I release will include the dictionary for Lodenkur, the language that I have been developing, myself. Enjoy, everyone! ^^

Dragon Age Toolset in Windows 8?

Is anyone out there able to run the toolset in Windows 8? I’m getting an error when I try to run the program; it’s telling me it’s unable to connect to the database. I suspect it has something to do with the SQL 2005 Server (because during install, Windows seems not to be happy with this version, but clicking the “fix the problem” links was … unhelpful. Or maybe it’s just that I’m doing this at one in the morning). At any rate, has anyone else encountered a problem like this, and could talk me through fixing it? *bats eyelashes fetchingly* Or should I just give up and install Windows 7 on this machine and be done with it? (Since everything used to work fine when I was dual booting Windows 7 on my Mac). HALP! 


OMG TOOLSET! So, now that I finally have access to Windows (and managed to get DA to work YAY), I decided to play around with the Toolset. And after a few fits and starts (like, I opened the program and couldn’t even figure out how to create the right kind of file for a few minutes), I was able to make a morph for Rhianna, and insert into into my game, using this tutorial by Whuffie (I love you I love you I love you this worked perfectly THANK YOU SO MUCH)! 

And it all worked! I cannot even describe my happiness when I loaded the saved game and saw the morph I created right there in Highever’s great hall. This isn’t really how Rhianna looks, so I’ll definitely be playing with her more in the toolset until I’m satisfied, but OMG I GOT IT TO WORK! On the first try, even. YESYESYES! And she’s pretty! I love that I can do different hairstyles, so I can change her hair a few times during the game. YAY!