A web series from the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' ExpandedUniverse written by and starring cult actress FeliciaDay. Day plays Tallis, an Elven assassin of the Qunari who gathers [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits a group of uneasy allies]] to take down a rogue Saarebas (a Qunari mage).

Tallis is featured in the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' DLC ''Mark of the Assassin''. Both the Web Series and DLC [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxbnrNAinwU launched]] October 11, 2011.
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!!''Dragon Age: Redemption'' contains the following tropes:
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Averted in Josmael's case.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: According to Day, the main group was envisioned with this trope in mind, with Tallis as the rogue, Josmael as mage/healer, Cairn as the tank and Nyree as DPS.
* AntiHero: Tallis, who's not only an assassin but also a follower of the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Qun]], a faction feared by most of Thedas. [[spoiler: She also tests Josmael's ability to heal by tossing a dagger at him and steals from the Dalish, who previously welcomed her]].
** SociopathicHero: has at least a few shades of this due to her behavior, especially in the first few episodes.
** Nyree is a PunchClockHero.
* AntiMagic: Cairn uses one of his Templar abilities ("[[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Silence Silence]]" from VideoGame/DragonAgeII ) against the Saarebas as [[NightOfTheLivingMooks he's animating the dead.]]
* BarBrawl: The group is attacked by a group of mercenaries at a roadside inn. Felicia Day commented that she included this scene because every fantasy adventure must have a battle in a bar.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Tallis and Cairn.
* BigBad: The Saarebas.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Saarebas is defeated, but Tallis fails in her mission, Josmael loses his beloved and Cairn dies.]]
* BloodMagic: The Saarabas intends to use Fina's blood as fuel to open a HellGate. [[spoiler: Her blood does indeed contact [[MacGuffin the mask]], but he is bound before he can finish.]]
* ButtMonkey: Josmael. His troubles began before the series even started when his uncle, the Keeper, was captured by the Chantry. Then the Saarabas kidnapped his would-be bride as a blood sacrifice. Since the moment he joined the group, he's constantly a target for abuse. Even the barmaid at the inn smacks him on the head.
* CharacterTic: The Saarabas refers to everyone by their class("rogues", "reaver", etc) where applicable. This makes sense, as the Qun teaches one's job is what they are.
* CombatSadomasochist: Nyree has happy memories of drinking the blood of a Dragon she killed in order to become a Reaver. Since her motivation for becoming one was obtaining their ability to draw strength from pain, she was probably like this beforehand, too.
* CreepySouvenir: One of the Saarebas' mooks wears an ear necklace. Tallis comments on its tackiness.
* DeadpanSnarker: Tallis.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: No one really calls Nyree out for trying to rape Josmael (he clearly wasn't interested). When Tallis does, it's because it's time to move out, not for any moral reason.
* EnemyMine: One between Tallis and Cairn the Templar. They agree to work together to find the Saarebas and duel to the death for who gets to bring him in to their superiors.
** Later between Cairn and Josmael.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Tallis is her title, not her name. This is common in Qunari society.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Tallis' affiliation with the Qunari was meant to be a spoiler in the Mark of the Assassin DLC, while it's made clear in the beginning of the series.
* ForTheEvulz: Nyree speculates (and Saarebas later confirmes) that is Saarebas's motivation for using blood magic and the Dalish mask, as he was treated like an animal and used only as a weapon. She says she'd want to destroy everything too if she was in his place.
* HellGate: Opening one of these, to usher in a demonic army from [[SpiritWorld The Fade]], is Saarebas' objective. Presumably a [[CallBack reference]] to Avernus trying to do the same thing in ''Warden's Keep'' from the first game.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: How Cairn dies, saving Tallis from Saarabas' magic.]]
* HotBlooded: Cairn
* {{Hypocrite}}: Tallis. [[spoiler:She went against orders to rescue young girls from a pedophile, but rescuing a girl intended for a blood sacrifice? Nope, stick to mission parameters!]]
** She later tries to correct that mistake by trying to rescue Feena first. Which turns out to be a mistake.
*** Cairn, being a Templar, often veers into this. Someone like Josmael, born with the gift of magic is ''clearly'' an abomination in the eyes of the Maker... but Reavers such as Nyree, who became what they are ''by ritually drinking dragon's blood'', he won't even bother to bat an eye.
** As the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series likes to lampshade, since the Templars train to become capable of performing Anti-Magic, how does this really make them all that ''different'' from the Mages themselves? Granted against regular people they're just "metal guys in suits", but still, how is using semi-magical abilities as a tactical advantage against their opponents, not essentially the same thing?
* ImprovisedWeapon: Nyree throws a plate of "crap-tasting stew" into one mercenary's face and disposes of another attacker with a large rock.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Tallis abandons her mission and slays the Saarebas for killing Cairn.]]
** [[spoiler: Carin decided to go against orders (at least twice) to kill Saarebas on his own in revenge for his family's death. The first time [[{{NiceJobBreakingItHero}} accidentally setting Saarebas free]], and the second time breaking the [[{{TrackingDevice}} phylactery]] ]]
* LiterallyShatteredLives: Josmael and Nyree dispose of an opponent in this way, replicating a common CombinationAttack from the games.
* {{MacGuffin}}: The Mask of Fen'Harel.
* MeaningfulEcho: "A little blood for a lot of power."
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Deconstructed with Tallis. The Qunari often force their religion on the elves and humans they conquer; having been a slave, being brought into Qunari society was actually a step up for her.
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler:Fina]]
* MustNotDieAVirgin: Nyree propositions Josmael before the final battle with this trope in mind.
--> '''Nyree:''' You're going to get torn up by a demon army soon enough!
* {{Necromancer}}: One of the Saarabas' talents.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: The Saarabas summons walking corpses to aid him in the final battle.
* NotSoDifferent: Tallis and Cairn. [[spoiler: Both defied their masters and went renegade to accomplish their own tasks. Tallis slaughtered an Orlesian because he kept and raped slave girls, and Cairn attempted to slaughter Saarebas because he killed his family.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: While Tallis, Cairn, and Josmael all have their reasons to go after Saarebas, Nyree doesn't, she was simply hired.
** Well, Saarebas does use her as a human shield during the first fight, getting her captured so he can escape. While she doesn't take this personally enough to go charging off after him for free, once hired she does mention that she wouldn't mind killing him as payback.
* PlotHole: The Dalish Keeper, seen briefly at the beginning, has a beard, which elves don't grow, and lacks vallaslin, while being of age - something unheard of in Dalish culture. Josmael also has no vallaslin, though he may have been still too young to undertake the ritual.
** Tallis mixes up Andraste with the Maker, thinking the former's the human god and even the man she tells this to confirms it, despite it being wrong. She also claims killing Saarebas would be against her mission, despite the Qun demanding any unbound Saarebas be killed for fear of corruption, as seen in DA II.
** However, Andraste is seen as the Bride of the Maker, so it ''is'' perhaps an easy mistake to make. It's also worth remembering that dealing with rogue Saarebas is the job of an ''Arvaraad'', meaning that Tallis is [[LoopholeAbuse technically not required]] to do ''anything'' as it's not her role.
*** Considering she was raised in human society and was trained by the Qunari as an assassin and infiltrator, it's still very unlikely she wouldn't know something as basic about the main human religion as the difference between the Maker and Andraste.
** There's also the fact that as far as the Qunari know, the Saarebas was taken by the Chantry, who would undoubtedly be trying to analyze him for potential Qunari weaknesses - which the Qunari very much do not want. Leaving behind a corpse would still be leaving behind a cadaver for the Chantry's analysis were it ever found. [[spoiler: Not that it stops Tallis from killing him, but hey.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: Tallis shows just what she's made of at the end of chapter 1. Since she's PlayingAgainstType, it's sort of shocking.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The team consists of a Qunari elf assassin, a Templar, a Dalish mage and a Nevarran Reaver. Not a combination that normally mixes well.
* RedemptionQuest: Tallis is given the chance to rejoin the [[SecretPolice Ben-Hassrath]] if she captures the Saarebas.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When Nyree taps into her Reaver powers, her eyes glow red.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Cairn is on one [[spoiler: after the Saarebas slaughtered his whole family.]]
** One of the mercenaries goes on a small one against Nyree, after [[SiblingTeam his sister (another mercenary)]] is slain by her. [[LiterallyShatteredLives It doesn't work out very well.]]
* StrawAffiliation / MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Josmael passes on Dalish dogma about how all elves are one nation. Tallis considers herself Qunari and doesn't really care for the (presumably elvish) parents who sold her into slavery.
* ShieldBash: Cairn uses this quite a bit.
* ShownTheirWork: and how!
* SiblingTeam: The pair of rogues who work for the Saarebas.
* SlaveToPR: The Saarabas, according to his MotiveRant; he has been taught his whole life by Qunari society, that mages represent evil and chaos. [[BlueandOrangeMorality By doing such, he is fulfilling his role, as is demanded of all Qunari]]
* StickyFingers: Tallis. Fitting, since she's a rogue.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Cairn]]
* TooDumbToLive: Josmael. Granted, he is young and inexperienced, but his Keeper should have hammered it into his head early on when encountering Templars, it's best that ''you do not tell them you are a mage''.
** He ''was'' First to a Keeper that got nabbed by the Templars, so it's not like he had a particularly ''brilliant'' mentor, anyway.
** Which is even more impressive that we know that the Dalish can and will sacrifice themselves so they can ensure their Keeper survives. All in all, either they didn't like their Keeper or this seems to be the worst Dalish clan imaginable. The clan being devastated by a raid because the sentinels all got themselves killed before giving a warning also bears this out.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Nyree's reaction to the prospect of being questioned with the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique, is nothing short of delight.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Tallis, since she's not only an Elf but a follower of the Qun.
** Josmael too, being both an elf (a Dalish, at that) and a mage.
* WeaponTombstone: [[spoiler: Tallis builds one for Cairn.]]
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