History Fridge / DragonAgeOrigins

29th Mar '16 8:39:45 PM AnotherGuy
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** Alternatively, it could have been a Spirit of Wisdom assuming the form of a Pride Demon as a warning. What does it say? "Simple killing is a warrior's job. The real dangers of the Fade are preconceptions... careless trust... pride. Keep your wits about you, mage. True tests... never end." Awfully wise advice.
29th Mar '16 8:34:59 PM AnotherGuy
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** On the bright side, apparently the process is ''reversible'', since it's strongly hinted during one epilogue that Shale was restored as Shayle.
3rd Mar '16 6:04:32 AM TriniKrusader
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*** Sten: All your language sounds the same to me. I thought you were singing about vegetables, actually.
22nd Feb '16 10:14:56 PM tsstevens
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* Leliana very easily getting into a romance with The Warden may seem like a bug at first, however take into account she was a spy. A bard. A HoneyTrap. One discussion yields that she used these methods before to entrap targets, she's doing the same to you son except this time's genuine, romancing you the best way she knows how.
22nd Feb '16 12:04:30 PM MrDeath
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* The Leliana ninjamance may seem like a bug at first, however take into account she was a spy. A bard. A HoneyTrap. One discussion yields that she used these methods before to entrap targets, she's doing the same to you son except this time's genuine, romancing you the best way she knows how.
22nd Feb '16 11:50:35 AM tsstevens
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* The Leliana ninjamance may seem like a bug at first, however take into account she was a spy. A bard. A HoneyTrap. One discussion yields that she used these methods before to entrap targets, she's doing the same to you son except this time's genuine, romancing you the best way she knows how.
23rd Jan '16 10:16:11 AM WAEGirl
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* At first the idea of Thedas's humans and elves cremating their dead seemed like meaningless background fluff. After thinking about it, it seems to actually have a purpose. Humans and elves all have some connection to the Fade, even after death. Considering how many demons would be happy to take on a corpse and wreak havoc, it only makes sense that they'd start up a tradition of destroying the bodies of the dead to prevent such attacks. It's only the Andrastians who do this, supposedly since Andraste was burned, but getting rid of corpses might also be useful. The Dalish bury their dead and plant trees over the site.

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* At first the idea of Thedas's humans and elves cremating their dead seemed like meaningless background fluff. After thinking Thinking about it, though, it seems to actually have a purpose. Humans and elves all have some connection to the Fade, even after death. Considering how many demons would be happy to take on a corpse and wreak havoc, it only makes sense that they'd start up a tradition of destroying the bodies of the dead to prevent such attacks. It's only the Andrastians who do this, supposedly since Andraste was burned, but getting rid of corpses might also be useful. The Dalish bury their dead and plant trees over the site.
23rd Jan '16 10:01:40 AM WAEGirl
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* The official cover art for Dragon Age is a blood motif of a dragon, right? Okay, I get that, it's in the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin name]]. It's because the BigBad is the archdemon and all that. Plus, there are lots of gore in the game so that makes sense too. And then it hit me like a rampaging ogre: [[spoiler: the blood represents [[TheVirus The Blight]] itself! The darkspawn blood, the blood that taints everyone, and that binds the darkspawn demons themselves to the archdemon. Not to mention the Grey Wardens themselves are joined this way: through blood]]! Wow. Then of course there are the ''blood'' mages, kept in line with the phylacteries (vials of ''blood''), and you can [[spoiler: taint Andraste's ashes with/drink dragon ''blood'']].

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* The official cover art for Dragon Age is a blood motif of a dragon, right? Okay, I We get that, it's in the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin name]]. It's because the BigBad is the archdemon and all that. Plus, there are lots of gore in the game so that makes sense too. And then it hit me hits you like a rampaging ogre: [[spoiler: the blood represents [[TheVirus The Blight]] itself! The darkspawn blood, the blood that taints everyone, and that binds the darkspawn demons themselves to the archdemon. Not to mention the Grey Wardens themselves are joined this way: through blood]]! Wow. Then of course there are the ''blood'' mages, kept in line with the phylacteries (vials of ''blood''), and you can [[spoiler: taint Andraste's ashes with/drink dragon ''blood'']].
12th Nov '15 2:38:19 PM aelfgyve
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** But do note that in his "human" form, Mouse is wearing ''senior enchanter'' robes.
12th Nov '15 12:59:15 PM aelfgyve
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*** However, the ending of Awakening mentions that this "hooded figure who wanders the countryside helping people" also leaves blight sickness in his path. Imagine an entire sentient race of people who infect other races with an uncurable disease and rot the land under their feet. There would never be a way to live in harmony with them. Either they would be slaughtered and driven back as pariahs into the Deep Roads, possibly prompting them to launch an invasion on the surface because they want equal rights and freedom for their people, or even if they weren't massacred they would be most likely placed in quarantined prison camps. You can bet that whoever ran those camps would not treat them well. It's probably kinder to the darkspawn to let them remain soulless and mindless than to awaken them so they can truly appreciate the horror of their own situation.

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*** However, the ending of Awakening mentions that this "hooded figure who wanders the countryside helping people" also leaves blight sickness in his path. Imagine an entire sentient race of people who infect other races with an uncurable disease and rot the land under their feet. There would never be a way to live in harmony with them. Either they would be slaughtered and driven back as pariahs into the Deep Roads, possibly prompting them to launch an invasion on the surface because they want equal rights and freedom for their people, or even if they weren't massacred they would be most likely placed in quarantined prison camps. You can bet that whoever ran those camps would not treat them well. It's probably kinder to the darkspawn to let them remain soulless and mindless than to awaken them so they can truly appreciate the horror of their own situation. As for the Blights, as of the end of Origins there are only two Blights left and while they're terrible events, people know now how to end them quickly. The Fifth Blight was the shortest Blight in history, after all; each Blight since the first has been less and less catastrophic.
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