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* TraumaCongaLine: Pretty much what happened to him after Calenhad became King. [[spoiler: His best friend, Lady Shayna, finally succumbed to her unrequited love for him and used forbidden magic to seduce Calenhad (goaded on by a witch who happened to be the vengeful sister of a man he killed in his rise to power). His pregnant wife caught them in bed together and left him, and her father, Calenhad's strongest ally, threatened to break off their alliance. When Shayna went to try and negotiate a peace, Calenhad's father-in-law killed her for the insult she'd done to his family, and Calenhad challenged and killed him in a duel over the matter, before abdicating the throne to his unborn son, rather than have the country he'd forged be torn apart in civil war between his and his father-in-law's supporters]].

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[spoiler: He refused to punish his old friend Shayna for using forbidden magic to seduce him, even though his own beliefs demanded her execution. This clear display of nepotism nearly caused a civil war]].
* TraumaCongaLine: Pretty much what happened to him after Calenhad after he became King. [[spoiler: His best friend, Lady Shayna, finally succumbed to her unrequited love for him and used forbidden magic to seduce Calenhad (goaded on by a witch who happened to be the vengeful sister of a man he Calenhad killed in his rise to power). His Calenhad's pregnant wife Mairyn caught them in bed together and left him, and her father, father Myrrdin, Calenhad's strongest ally, threatened to break off their alliance. When Shayna went to try and negotiate a peace, peace with Mairyn, Calenhad's father-in-law killed her for the insult she'd done to his family, and Calenhad challenged and killed him Myrrdin in a duel [[DuelToTheDeath duel]] over the matter, before abdicating the throne to his unborn son, rather than have the country he'd forged be torn apart in civil war between his and his father-in-law's supporters]].


* InMysteriousWays: As he symbolizes "Faith", according to WordOfGod, you never have any word about anything The Maker does or is reputed to have done except for the faithful. People who ''should'' have some experience with Him (spirits, Corypheus, gods, etc.) either have no idea if He exists, think He's permanently abandoned the world, or flat out tell you He doesn't. At the same time, plenty of "miracles" occur at the DarkestHour which are attributed to His work. And the problem with that is that there's also plenty of times where things go FromBadToWorse, so there's really no way of knowing if those {{Darkest Hour}}s really ''were'' the darkest. Solas in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' treats this as a positive trait, claiming that no true god needs to prove its power.

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* InMysteriousWays: As he symbolizes "Faith", according to WordOfGod, you never have any word about anything The Maker does or is reputed to have done except for the faithful. People who ''should'' have some experience with Him (spirits, Corypheus, gods, etc.) either have no idea if He exists, think He's permanently abandoned the world, or flat out tell you He doesn't. At the same time, It's true that plenty of "miracles" occur at the DarkestHour which are attributed to His work. And the problem work, but that contrasts with that is that there's also plenty of times the many, ''many'' dark hours where things go FromBadToWorse, so there's really [[FromBadToWorse no way of knowing if those {{Darkest Hour}}s really ''were'' the darkest.such miracles occur]] and somehow get ever darker. Solas in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' treats this as a positive trait, claiming that no true god needs to prove its power.


* AbusiveParents: She's accused of this by [[spoiler:Morrigan]]. She actually looks ''hurt'' at the accusation.

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* AbusiveParents: She's accused of this by [[spoiler:Morrigan]]. She actually looks ''hurt'' at the accusation.accusation...but does not deny it.


* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Joo-nay, not "Joon".

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* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Joo-nay, not "Joon".

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* ParentalMarriageVeto: It is said that Andraste was ''not'' happy when her daughter married a Tevinter Magister. Any records that weren't lost in the Second Blight were destroyed by Andraste herself.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: The Second Blight proved to be this for him.


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* DesecratingTheDead: His tomb was ransacked and looted when the elven armies sacked Val Royeaux during the Exalted March against the Dales. His armour and weapons in the tomb were taken as trophies back to Halamshiral and never recovered.


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* ForeverWar: The Second Blight was this for him; Drakon spent most of his reign defending Orlais from the darkspawn and died forty years before the Archdemon Zazikel was finally destroyed.
* IOweYouMyLife: After Drakon relieved the siege of Weisshaupt Fortress during the Second Blight, the Grey Wardens both joined forces with him and converted to the Chantry.


* GeniusLoci: It's implied that spirits and demons are actually pieces of The Fade itself. According to Solas, when an idea or concept is strong, energy (possibly [[WillOTheWisp wisps]]) begin to stir in the Fade and eventually convalesce into a semi-existent entity. Further, [[spoiler:when brought into the Fade, Cole will constantly state that the Fade should be "like him".]] It's possible that spirits and demons don't so much have "control over" the Fade so much as they can shapeshift themselves.

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* GeniusLoci: It's implied that spirits and demons are actually pieces of The Fade itself. According to Solas, when an idea or concept is strong, energy (possibly [[WillOTheWisp wisps]]) begin to stir in the Fade and eventually convalesce coalesce into a semi-existent entity. Further, [[spoiler:when brought into the Fade, Cole will constantly state that the Fade should be "like him".]] It's possible that spirits and demons don't so much have "control over" the Fade so much as they can shapeshift themselves.



* LifeEnergy: The Fade and Life Energy are bound together in ambiguous ways. The Fade draws energy from life, which is how BloodMagic works. Being cut off from the Fade will not cause someone to die, but they will become Tranquil.

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* LifeEnergy: The Fade and Life Energy are bound together in ambiguous ways. The Fade draws energy from life, which is how BloodMagic works. Being cut off from the Fade will not cause someone to die, but they will become Tranquil.Tranquil which many consider to be [[FateWorseThanDeath far worse]].


[[folder: Koslun]]
!! Ashkaari Koslun
Kossith philosopher and founder of the Qun.

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[[folder: Koslun]]
[[folder:Kordillus]]
!! Ashkaari Koslun
Kossith philosopher and founder
Emperor Kordillus Drakon I
Founder
of the Qun.Orlesian Empire and turning the Chantry into the state religion of Southern Thedas.



* ControlFreak: Apparently, he was this. The Qun demands that one be in control of everything (both oneself and others) at all times.
* PrinciplesZealot: If his philosophy is anything to go by.
* SacredScripture: The Tome of Koslun.

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* ControlFreak: Apparently, AmazonChaser: According to legend, his wife Area wasn't very pretty or charming, but he fell for her after seeing her shooting the wings off a bumblebee with her bow and arrow at one hundred paces.
* TheEmperor: The very first one to Orlais.
* {{Irony}}: The Orlesians' first ruler
was this. The Qun demands born to an Ciriane mother and a Tevinter father, respectively a barbarian and a sorcerer - both things that one be in control Orlesian people look down.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: To UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}}, the King
of everything (both oneself the Franks responsible for spreading Christianity to Western Europe and others) at all times.
founding medieval France.
* PrinciplesZealot: If his philosophy is anything OddFriendship: With Lord Inquisitor Ameridan, [[spoiler:who was an ''elven mage'']].
* ReligiousBruiser: He carved out an empire because he received a dream from Andraste telling him
to go by.
* SacredScripture: The Tome
redeem the world by uniting it under the Chant of Koslun.Light.




!!Other Lore

[[folder:The Fade]]
!!The Fade
Possibly the most important and iconic aspect of the ''Dragon Age'' mythos. Nearly every facet of its mythology involves The Fade in some way.

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!!Other Lore

[[folder:The Fade]]
!!The Fade
Possibly the most important

[[folder: Koslun]]
!! Ashkaari Koslun
Kossith philosopher
and iconic aspect founder of the ''Dragon Age'' mythos. Nearly every facet of its mythology involves The Fade in some way.Qun.


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* ControlFreak: Apparently, he was this. The Qun demands that one be in control of everything (both oneself and others) at all times.
* PrinciplesZealot: If his philosophy is anything to go by.
* SacredScripture: The Tome of Koslun.
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!!Other Lore

[[folder:The Fade]]
!!The Fade
Possibly the most important and iconic aspect of the ''Dragon Age'' mythos. Nearly every facet of its mythology involves The Fade in some way.
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* GodIsEvil: Some believe this, and feel that The Maker, if he exists, is petty and cruel at best. Their rationale is that he turned against mankind for either petty reasons or punishing the whole for the actions of a few, and that he turned against Fade Spirits for not doing anything except ''exactly'' what he created them to do.

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%% * GodIsEvil: Some believe this, and feel that The Maker, if he exists, is petty and cruel at best. Their rationale is that he turned against mankind for either petty reasons or punishing the whole for the actions of a few, and that he turned against Fade Spirits for not doing anything except ''exactly'' what he created them to do. [[spoiler: In addition, Corypheus, a Darkspawn emissary who was one of the mages who entered the Golden City and supposedly corrupted the Golden City into the Black City, claims the City was already black and evil, and it in fact corrupted them. If this claim is true, then the Maker is very likely a god of [[GodOfEvil darkness and evil]].]]


* GodIsEvil: Some believe this, and feel that The Maker, if he exists, is petty and cruel at best. Their rationale is that he turned against mankind for either petty reasons or punishing the whole for the actions of a few, and that he turned against Fade Spirits for not doing anything except ''exactly'' what he created them to do. [[spoiler: In addition, Corypheus, a Darkspawn emissary who was one of the mages who entered the Golden City and supposedly corrupted the Golden City into the Black City, claims the City was already black and evil, and it in fact corrupted them. If this claim is true, then the Maker is very likely a god of [[GodOfEvil darkness and evil]].]]

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* GodIsEvil: Some believe this, and feel that The Maker, if he exists, is petty and cruel at best. Their rationale is that he turned against mankind for either petty reasons or punishing the whole for the actions of a few, and that he turned against Fade Spirits for not doing anything except ''exactly'' what he created them to do. [[spoiler: In addition, Corypheus, a Darkspawn emissary who was one of the mages who entered the Golden City and supposedly corrupted the Golden City into the Black City, claims the City was already black and evil, and it in fact corrupted them. If this claim is true, then the Maker is very likely a god of [[GodOfEvil darkness and evil]].]]


* GodIsEvil: Some believe this, and feel that The Maker, if he exists, is petty and cruel at best. Their rationale is that he turned against mankind for either petty reasons or punishing the whole for the actions of a few, and that he turned against Fade Spirits for not doing anything except ''exactly'' what he created them to do.

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* GodIsEvil: Some believe this, and feel that The Maker, if he exists, is petty and cruel at best. Their rationale is that he turned against mankind for either petty reasons or punishing the whole for the actions of a few, and that he turned against Fade Spirits for not doing anything except ''exactly'' what he created them to do. [[spoiler: In addition, Corypheus, a Darkspawn emissary who was one of the mages who entered the Golden City and supposedly corrupted the Golden City into the Black City, claims the City was already black and evil, and it in fact corrupted them. If this claim is true, then the Maker is very likely a god of [[GodOfEvil darkness and evil]].]]


* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Corypheus, a Darkspawn emissary who was one of the mages who entered the Golden City and supposedly corrupted the Golden City into the Black City, claims the City was already black and evil, and it in fact corrupted them. If this claim is true, then the Maker is the creator of the Darkspawn, and is very likely a god of [[GodOfEvil darkness and evil]].]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Corypheus, a Darkspawn emissary who was one of the mages who entered the Golden City and supposedly corrupted the Golden City into the Black City, claims the City was already black and evil, and it in fact corrupted them. If this claim is true, then the Maker is the creator of the Darkspawn, and is very likely a god of [[GodOfEvil darkness and evil]].]]


* AmbiguouslyEvil: While an Archdemon is a force of destruction that must be stopped at all costs, the nature of the Old Gods in their uncorrupted forms is one of the setting's biggest mysteries. Andoral is the only one of the seven that represents anything bad per se. On the other hand, each of the Old Gods is said to have tricked one of the Tevinter Magisters into invading the Golden City and compete with each other for godhood. It doesn't help that the implication that they were ever evil to begin with was mostly spread about by [[UnreliableNarrator the Chantry]].

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: While an Archdemon is a force of destruction that must be stopped at all costs, the nature of the Old Gods in their uncorrupted forms is one of the setting's biggest mysteries. Andoral [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil Andoral]] is the only one of the seven that represents anything bad per se.se, and even he is sometimes referred to as the Dragon of Unity instead. On the other hand, each of the Old Gods is said to have tricked one of the Tevinter Magisters into invading the Golden City and compete with each other for godhood. It doesn't help that the implication that they were ever evil to begin with was mostly spread about by [[UnreliableNarrator the Chantry]].


* AmbiguouslyEvil: While an Archdemon is a force of destruction that must be stopped at all costs, the nature of the Old Gods in their uncorrupted forms is one of the setting's biggest mysteries. Andoral is the only one of the seven that represents anything bad per se. On the other hand, each of the Old Gods is said to have tricked one of the Tevinter Magisters into invading the Golden City and compete with each other for godhood.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: While an Archdemon is a force of destruction that must be stopped at all costs, the nature of the Old Gods in their uncorrupted forms is one of the setting's biggest mysteries. Andoral is the only one of the seven that represents anything bad per se. On the other hand, each of the Old Gods is said to have tricked one of the Tevinter Magisters into invading the Golden City and compete with each other for godhood. It doesn't help that the implication that they were ever evil to begin with was mostly spread about by [[UnreliableNarrator the Chantry]].

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