vivienne's life

PLEASE CONSIDER: all the ladies of the Inquisition dancing around together to Dancing Queen

Everyone busting a move. Even Vivienne and Cassandra are workin’ it.

No worries. Facades to keep up. No political agendas or biases. No impending doom.

Just real good ladies having a real good time.

anonymous asked:

ALL COMPANIONS+Krem, Dagna and Harding! Hogwarts AU. Which houses they would be? Which patronus do they have? Best subjects? Who likes quiddich? And simple backstory would be nice (are they pure-blood wizards? Muggleborn?) Thanks! I love your blog.

For the sake of this post, Defense Against the Dark Arts and Care of Magical Creatures will be shorted to DADA and CMC, respectively.

Cassandra: Gryffindor. Her patronus is a cat, and her best subject is DADA. Cassandra is pure-blooded, coming from a long wizarding line, though she hardly cares. She just wants to be an auror.

Blackwall: Hufflepuff. His patronus is a bear, and his best subject is Charms. He’s also a big follower of Quiddich. He is half-blooded.

Iron Bull: He’s a hatstall between Slytherin and Gryffindor, but the hat eventually decides on Gryffindor by a narrow margin. His patronus is a bull, and his best subject is Muggle Studies. He is an obnoxious fan of quiddich, and is muggle-born.

Sera: Hufflepuff. Her patronus is a bee, and her best subject is Flying. Sera likes quiddich, but doesn’t particularly care if she wins or loses, and finds herself on Hufflepuff’s team. Sera was orphaned and doesn’t know her blood relations, but was raised by a pure-blood. She disdains any sort of care over blood “purity.”

Cole: Hufflepuff, for sure. His patronus is a dik-dik, and his best subject is CMC. Some of the other students think he’s a ghost or part ghost and find him creepy. His blood relations are unknown.

Varric: Ravenclaw. His patronus is a fox, and his best subject is History of Magic. He’s pure-blooded and an active author of wizarding books.

Dorian: Ravenclaw. His patronus is a peacock, and his best subject is Arithmancy. He’s pure-blooded and was raised by a family who prides themselves on this, but he distances himself from them.

Solas: Hatstall between Slytherin and Ravenclaw; the hat eventually decides on Ravenclaw. His patronus is a wolf, and his best subject is Transfiguration. He is pure-blooded.

Vivienne: Slytherin. Her patronus is an owl, and her best subject is Potions. She is muggle-born, and lays the smack-down on anyone who gives her shit for it; she’s aiming to be the Minister of Magic.

Cullen: Gryffindor. His patronus is a lion, and his best subject is DADA. He is half-blooded, and like Cassandra, wants to be an auror.

Josephine: Almost a hatstall between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw, and the hat eventually decides on Hufflepuff. Her patronus is a rabbit, and her best subject is Muggle Studies. Josephine is pure-blooded.

Leliana: Oddly enough, she’s a hatstall between Slytherin and Hufflepuff, and the hat picks Slytherin. Her patronus is a raven, and her best subject is Frog Choir. She is muggle-born.

Krem: Gryffindor. His patronus is a horse, and his best subject is DADA. Krem is muggle-born– something his family didn’t take well to.

Dagna: Ravenclaw. Her patronus is an otter, and her best subject is Charms. Dagna is muggle-born, and wants to learn everything there is to know about magic.

Harding: Gryffindor. Her patronus is a meerkat, and her best subject is DADA. Harding is half-blooded, and she’s a big quiddich fan.

Aveline: Gryffindor. Her patronus is a German Shepherd, and her best subject is DADA. Aveline is muggle-born, and is interested in being an auror.

Merrill: Ravenclaw. Her patronus is a cockatiel, and her best subject is the Dark Arts. She is half-blooded, and sometimes ostracized for her interest in the dark arts.

Fenris: Gryffindor. His patronus is a coyote, and his best subject is DADA. He is muggleborn, and doesn’t care much for his own magic.

Anders: Hufflepuff. His patronus is a honey badger, and his best subject is Herbology; he is a muggle-born, and was ostracized by his muggle parents. He’s studying to become a healer.

Carver: Gryffindor. His patronus is a stag, and his best subject is DADA. He is half-blooded, and really wants to be an auror.

Bethany: Hufflepuff. Her patronus is a doe, and her best subject is Charms. She is half-blooded, and wants to be a healer.

Isabela: Slytherin. Her patronus is a dolphin, and her best subject is Transfiguration. She is half-blooded, and uses her magic for piracy.

Velanna: Gryffindor. Her patronus is a goose, and her best subject is Herbology. She is pure-blooded, and looks down upon muggle-borns.

Sigrun: Ravenclaw. Her patronus is a raccoon, and her best subject is Study of Ancient Runes. She’s muggle-born.

Nathaniel: Gryffindor. His patronus is a falcon, and his best subject is Astronomy. He is pure-blooded, though his family has recently been in hot water for siding with Voldemort.

Justice: Gryffindor. His patronus is a honeyguide, and his best subject is Divination. He doesn’t divulge his blood status, and it doesn’t seem to matter to him. Like Cole, the others suspect him of being a ghost.

Oghren: Gryffindor. His patronus is a druffalo, and his best subject is drinking butterbeer DADA. He is half-blooded.

Alistair: Gryffindor. His patronus is a mabari, and his best subject is DADA. He is half-blooded, coming from (what he was told and what he believes) to be a long pure-blooded line and a muggle mother.

Morrigan: Slytherin. Her patronus is a spider, and her best subject is Transfiguration. She does not know her blood purity, and she was raised by an old hag.

Zevran: Gryffindor. His patronus is a crow, and his best subject is Charms. He is muggle-born, and has interest in stealth-related spells.

Wynne: Ravenclaw. Her patronus is a dove, and her best subject is History of Magic. She is muggle-born, and a professor.

Shale: Slytherin. Her patronus is a crab, and her best subject is Alchemy. She does not know her blood purity.

Loghain: Hatstall between Slytherin and Gryffindor, ultimately Gryffindor. His patronus is a tortoise, and his best subject is History of Magic. He is muggleborn.

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Chapter 24 of “The Half-Life of Element Zero” is up! 

Helen and her ground team head to the Storm Coast. Fair warning, it is a longer chapter than usual.  

The gorgeous render of Helen and her ground team in camp was done by the lovely and talented @anna-trocity. 

anonymous asked:

who do you support as divine?

Vivienne. Divine Vivienne is love, Divine Vivienne is life. (Well, Divine Victoria, but you get what I mean.)

Vivienne as Divine is something very radical for the Chantry and for Thedas as whole. This is putting a mage in one of the most important places of power. Not to mention the holiest, to many people. For anyone in Thedas who believes that mages are preordained as lesser by the Maker, this is a, well, divine sign that they are not.

And Vivienne does what she has done throughout the story: she works for the good of mages. She re-establishes the Circle and reinstates the Templar Order, both of which are important to me and necessary for the good of Thedas, but she does so with much-needed reform to both. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it many times over, I’m sure: it is absolutely essential that mages, inherently dangerous as they are, have a system in a controlled environment where they can be taught to contain their power, with non-mages involved in that system. Mages are not capable of policing themselves; that way ends with some mages abusing their power over mages and non-mages alike, as seen with Arlathan, the entire history of the Tevinter Imperium, the Libertarian mages selling themselves into slavery to a Tevinter magister, Connor’s destruction at Redcliffe, Uldred’s actions at Kinloch Hold, and other examples. Non-mages need a say in how the people who can massacre them even accidentally are taught and governed, and they especially need a say after a mage intentionally mass murdered hundreds and destroyed the lives of even more. That is why the Templar Order must be part of the Circle; there must be a way for people who can nullify magic to step in and protect non-mages from mages, mages from each other, and mages from themselves. Mages damn well need to be kept in check, and the Circle and Templar Order do so, as well as Divine Victoria herself.

And Vivienne’s Circle of Magi IS better for mages than what was before. The exact quote from the epilogue is: “Mages rise quickly in the new Circle, having more freedom and responsibility than ever before.”

She does allow the College of Enchanters to form as an alternative to the Circle, but there isn’t any information about how the College of Enchanters works, what its structure is, how it helps mages, how it keeps mages in check. At least I can’t find any info about it. I’ll put my trust in the organization I believe in led by the character whom I know has the best interests of the mages and the Chantry at heart.

Vivienne knows politics and knows exactly how to use the Game to her advantage, and that’s necessary in this kind of inherently political as well as religious position of power.

Compared to the other two Divine options… Don’t get me wrong; I love all three of these women very much. They’re amazing characters, and Leliana’s faith in particular is very inspiring to me. While I do very highly approve of Cassandra’s rebuilding the Templar Order, Circle of Magi, and conditionally the Seekers of Truth, her reforms are radical but not radical enough, since after all, Vivienne’s is the only epilogue which explicitly states that mages are better off. Also, I think Cassandra seems happiest focusing on the Inquisition and the Seekers, and the Seekers are important as checks and balances for the Circle and the Templar Order. However, Cassandra is the least controversial option and a very good choice.

As for Leliana… She’s also very radical and very focused on reform, but I don’t think her reforms are in the direction that is most needed for the Chantry and for mages. She does a lot of good things, like opening up the priesthood to other races and to men, allowing priests to get married, restoring the Canticle of Shartan, but are those really the highest priorities after the kind of devastation Thedas has faced? And she gets rid of the Circle, which is a huge no for me. Like I said earlier, I don’t really trust the College of Enchanters. I don’t have the confidence that it’s best for Thedas. I don’t have the faith that it’s a good replacement for the Circle. Leliana’s intense faith is important, and I love that so much about her, but faith and good intentions don’t necessarily make her the best Divine.

So Vivienne is my Divine. She’s whom I support 100000%, as do my canon Inquisitor Alessa Lavellen and my new Mina Trevelyan I just started playing last night.

Thank you so much for the ask, anon!

anonymous asked:

honestly the knowledge that vivienne, at least in the divine ending, will probably never be Loved again drives me up the wall.... @ life.... give vivienne de fer an intellectual and spiritual equal that will cherish her.............. im dying.....

So long as I live and breathe Viv wont go unloved. :u