History Fridge / DragonAgeOrigins

23rd Jan '16 10:16:11 AM WAEGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* 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.
to:
* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* 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'']].
to:
* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** But do note that in his "human" form, Mouse is wearing ''senior enchanter'' robes.
12th Nov '15 12:59:15 PM aelfgyve
Is there an issue? Send a Message
*** 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.
to:
*** 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.
12th Nov '15 12:55:40 PM aelfgyve
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
*** 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.
7th Nov '15 12:39:12 PM littlebeeper
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* When a character becomes a blood mage, willpower (which increases mana) is now their dump stat. This aligns nicely with the perception that the weak-willed are most attracted to blood magic.
to:
* When a character becomes a blood mage, willpower (which increases mana) is now their dump stat.DumpStat. This aligns nicely with the perception that the weak-willed are most attracted to blood magic.
7th Nov '15 12:12:22 PM littlebeeper
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Taking from the Qunari redesign, at first it seems a bit weird that natural born-hornless Qunari would be considered destined for greatness while the Tal-Vashoth who voluntarily remove their horns are scum of the earth to the Qun. But that's actually the whole point. Tal-Vashoth removing their horns is their way protesting the fatalist nature of the Qun, a philosophy that's no so big on the concept of people making their own choices about what they will to do. It's effectively saying ScrewDestiny to the Qun because it symbolizes them choosing their own lot in life instead of it being fixed for them by an outside force.
to:
* Taking from the Qunari redesign, at first it seems a bit weird that natural born-hornless Qunari would be considered destined for greatness while the Tal-Vashoth who voluntarily remove their horns are scum of the earth to the Qun. But that's actually the whole point. Tal-Vashoth removing their horns is their way protesting the fatalist nature of the Qun, a philosophy that's no not so big on the concept of people making their own choices about what they will to do. It's effectively saying ScrewDestiny to the Qun because it symbolizes them choosing their own lot in life instead of it being fixed for them by an outside force.
16th Oct '15 4:43:17 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* The Guardian of Andraste's ashes never really spells out who he is, but the Codex, as always, gives a clue. The entry for Havard's Aegis talks about an old friend of Maferath and Andraste called Havard who swore to protect them. When Andraste was betrayed, he tried to protect her but was fatally wounded and left for dead. By sheer willpower he made it to where Andraste was executed, but when he touched the ashes, he was cured, and told that "the Maker shall never forget you so long as I remember." Then he gathered up the ashes and went back to what would be Ferelden. That's the Guardian! ** Except we see Havard during the Gauntlet. He gives you one of the riddles. And he looks nothing like the Guardian.
15th Oct '15 5:20:18 PM Lightning4119
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** Except we see Havard during the Gauntlet. He gives you one of the riddles. And he looks nothing like the Guardian.
24th Jun '15 1:33:06 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message
[[AC: Warning ! Unmarked spoilers ahead. Proced at your own risk]]
to:
[[AC: Warning ! Unmarked spoilers ahead. Proced Proceed at your own risk]] risk.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 97. Show all.