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4th Apr '17 4:01:10 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* SeekerArchetype: Their purpose is to find out who is opening the Veil tears and is causing the general unrest and upheaval and find a way to stop them. Though it was founded by the Divine, the new Inquisition has no real Chantry oversight or control; the idea is to let no outside influences interfere with their mission. Yes, she's aware this could end badly. But there aren't really any better options.

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* SeekerArchetype: Their purpose is to find out who is opening the Veil tears and is causing the general unrest and upheaval and find a way to stop them. Though it was founded by the Divine, the new Inquisition has no real Chantry oversight or control; the idea is to let no outside influences interfere with their mission. Yes, she's aware this could end badly. But there aren't really any better options. [[spoiler: By the time the Inquisition sets off on it's own anyone in the Chantry with sufficient authority to command it is dead in any case.]]
1st Apr '17 7:26:33 PM TheNerevarine
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1st Apr '17 7:25:36 PM TheNerevarine
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* Expy: Of, unsurprisingly, the Night's Watch from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Both Orders were established in a time of great darkness when all humanity was threatened with extinction by an eldritch evil (The First Blight and the Long Night, respectively). Both Orders are sworn not to take any part in the politics of the kingdoms they defend and were highly respected in the past, but have declined seemingly in power and prestige as the evil they were created to fight (the darkspawn for the Wardens, the Others for the Watch) has faded from public view and become viewed as mythological, and the organisations themselves have become viewed at best as a relic of a dark period in history best left forgotten, and at worst as a dumping ground for criminals and other societal rejects.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: Of, unsurprisingly, the Night's Watch from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Both Orders were established in a time of great darkness when all humanity was threatened with extinction by an eldritch evil (The First Blight and the Long Night, respectively). Both Orders are sworn not to take any part in the politics of the kingdoms they defend and were highly respected in the past, but have declined seemingly in power and prestige as the evil they were created to fight (the darkspawn for the Wardens, the Others for the Watch) has faded from public view and become viewed as mythological, and the organisations themselves have become viewed at best as a relic of a dark period in history best left forgotten, and at worst as a dumping ground for criminals and other societal rejects.


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[[folder:The Venatori]]
->''“When the Venatori rise, when a new god burns the Imperium’s corruption to dust...”''

An armed cult of Tevinter supremacist nationalists working to sow chaos in other nations across Thedas to further the machinations of their mysterious deity, the Elder One, whom they believe will restore the Tevinter Imperium to its glory.
* EvilSorcerer: They are a terrorist faction from TheMagocracy, so that is a given, though not all of their members are mages (see SlaveMooks).
* {{Foil}}: To the Red Templars. They are both radical factions that broke off from their original organizations and came to enforce the Elder One's will. The irony is that they originally belonged to organizations that opposed each other, as templars are supposed to persecute mages (specially ones that exploit non-mages like in Tevinter) and in other circumstances, they would easily been enemies.
* GodEmperor: Their end goal. They believe that the Elder One will elevate them to god-kings and leave them to rule Thedas in his stead when he takes over the Black City and become the TopGod.
* ReligionOfEvil: Unlike other Tevinters, who follow the Imperial Chantry (a more magic-friendly version of the Chantry), the Venatori worship a sinister figure that demands they plunge the world into chaos so that he may take control. This figure is [[spoiler:one of the Darkspawn Magisters who entered the Golden City and unleashed the First Blight]].
* RenegadeSplinterFaction: Its stressed that the Venatori are renegades from Tevinter and their values with Dorian noting that the Imperium disavows involvement with them (though he cynically notes that some magisters privately agree with the Venatori), while Josephine regards their ambitions as folly since the Imperium's values they seek to restore no longer exist. The current Archon Radonis acknowledges their threat, since he requests the Inquisition to siege a Venatori stronghold in the border to Nevarra and in ''Magekiller'', he employs a skilled mage assassin to eliminate four of their senior members.
* SlaveMooks: Their non-mage members such as warriors and brutes are actually slaves, as evidenced by the fetters and collars in their bodies.

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8th Mar '17 6:46:57 PM Teakay
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* FlamingSword: Their symbol, the sword that Archon Hessarian used to MercyKill Andraste as she burned at the stake. Funnily enough, Hessarian was the head mage of TheMagocracy.
6th Feb '17 6:09:45 AM Koveras
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** ''[[VideoGame/DragonAge2 DA2]]'' and ''Literature/{{Asunder}}'' elaborate on how a system that gives one group complete power and ''[[WhatYouAreInTheDark privacy]]'' over another, as well as the power to silence and discredit its victims (either by making them Tranquil or claiming they used blood magic) prevents both mages and good Templars from reforming the Circles from within.

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** ''[[VideoGame/DragonAge2 ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeII DA2]]'' and ''Literature/{{Asunder}}'' elaborate on how a system that gives one group complete power and ''[[WhatYouAreInTheDark privacy]]'' over another, as well as the power to silence and discredit its victims (either by making them Tranquil or claiming they used blood magic) prevents both mages and good Templars from reforming the Circles from within.
25th Jan '17 11:32:03 AM MadCat221
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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: The entire reason that the Inquisition exists: men and women who are united to fulfill an urgent cause and can't be bound by the restrictions or protocol of one particular organization or state.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: The entire reason that the Inquisition exists: men and women who are united to fulfill an a cause urgent cause to the whole world and can't be bound by the restrictions or protocol of one particular organization or state.
25th Jan '17 11:31:12 AM MadCat221
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Literally the entire purpose of the "Connections" branch of the Inquisition. Maintaining good diplomatic relations and having friends in powerful places allows the Inquisition to amass more power and prestige.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Literally the entire purpose of the "Connections" branch of the Inquisition. Maintaining good diplomatic relations and having friends in powerful places allows the Inquisition to amass more power and prestige.influence.
22nd Jan '17 5:50:12 PM nighttrainfm
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** The events of ''Inquisition'' leads to fierce arguments over the order's future, especially if you [[spoiler: recruit the Adamant faction rather than exile them.]] The schism comes down to whether they should stick to their old methods or drop the secrecy and work more openly with the rest of the world. Various comments suggest it's a step away from civil war.

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** The events of ''Inquisition'' leads lead to fierce arguments over the order's future, especially if you [[spoiler: recruit the Adamant faction rather than exile them.]] The schism comes down to whether they should stick to their old methods or drop the secrecy and work more openly with the rest of the world. Various comments suggest it's a step away from civil war.
19th Jan '17 7:14:45 PM Give1Take2
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* HoneyTrap[=/=]DeathBySex: Zevran reveals that the Crows tend to raise physically attractive assassins so they can easily seduce their targets if need be.


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* RaceFetish: Exploited. Zevran notes that the Crows like to recruit elves because humans find them very attractive, as well as non-threatening since most elves are second-class in human society.


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* GoodVictimsBadVictims: They'll go to any lengths to support apostates who wish to escape the Circles. They offer no such protection for apostates who turn out to be blood mages, and will actively try to take them out themselves.
18th Jan '17 11:43:11 AM Give1Take2
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* GossipEvolution: Since most Jennies get their mark from the grapevine (with disgruntled employees who complain to someone who complains to someone who eventually complains to a Red Jenny, and then Jennies themselves get their marks from the word-of-mouth inside their ranks), it's almost impossible to tell which nobles get exactly what was coming to them, and how many are a case of DisproportionateRetribution. See VengeanceFeelsEmpty.



* JustLikeRobinHood: So they think. Their main goal is to stop nobles and other powerful people from preying on the weak. That said, they're not above petty crime or the occasional assassination. They also tend to keep the spoils of their exploits for themselves, rather than giving any money to the poor they claim to want to help.
-->'''Sera:''' Someone got a laugh, someone got paid, and someone got even.
* KarmicThief: What they actually are. They tend to rob their noble targets blind, and then keep the spoils for themselves. But hey, it's against rich nobles who get their wealth and power by exploiting and mistreating the lower classes, so that makes it okay for Red Jennies to pocket that same money and goods for themselves.



* JustLikeRobinHood: Their main goal is to stop nobles and other powerful people from preying on the weak. That said, they're not above petty crime or the occasional assassination.
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