- Chapter 1:
Arturia (to Cassandra): I am Arturia Pendragon, I am not from around here, I know nothing of this land, so to everyone here, I am a stranger. But I am a Knight, a Knight who is lost, so I am in need of guidance to this world, and so I am in need of you, and if you would help me, I will give you my thanks by putting my life on the line, and fight beside you, but that is only if I have something to defend myself.
- When an Rift Demon appears suddenly before her, what is Arturia's first instinct to fight a thing she's never seen in her life from a world beyond her comprehension? Go grab a sword on the ground and fucking kill it!
- How she does it go about it? Why, by ramming her through said demon before running the tip of her blade through the other Rift Demon that her current warden is fighting off! Thus killing one, while weakening the other for an easy kill for Cassandra.
- And then there's speech she delivers to the (former) Seeker of Truth that actually moves Cassandra to letting her keep her sword. That fact that Arturia, after coming from fresh off of events that saw her ideals mocked and tarnished, witnessing firsthand how low so-called 'heroes' would go for their selfishness, and having her own dream of saving her kingdom lost forever now, she STILL has the will to go on and be 100% truthful with every single word she's saying and convince Cassandra, who has every right to think the Breach and everything that's occurring is her doing speaks exactly of Arturia's character.
- Chapter 2:
- The beginning about Arturia and Cassandra learning to be Smash Sisters as they make it through the Valley and killing all sorts of demons in their way. Basically, its two kickass Action Girls absolutely slaughtering any creature spawned from The Legions of Hell that is foolish enough to get in their way.
- At the end of the chapter, Arturia up and decides to personally lead the group into the Valley, seeing this as the best she can do for the many of soldiers that are most definitely going to die getting to the Breach. After such a bold action, practically EVERYONE decides to follow her in order to get her to the Breach as safely as possible. Can anyone say Magnetic Hero or what?
- Chapter 3:
- After getting hit head on by an bolt of lightening from a Pride Demon when reuniting with Excalibur, Arturia gets herself buried under a huge pile of rocks, that would have surely killed anyone else under those circumstances. In Arturia's case? She explodes out of that death trap, before managing to knocking Pride Demon into the air and have it skid across the battlefield. Everyone at that moment could FEEL the Oh, Crap! it had at that moment.
- The above Stunned Silence simply expands when regains her true armor and clothing, Battle Ballgown and all, making it to everyone at that moment that she is ready to really get thing started.
- Chapter 4:
- Chapter 5:
- Solas knows EXACTLY who Arturia is and is simply waiting to see what she does next to change Thedas.
- Chapter 6:
- After utterly beating back the rogue Mages and Templars warring in the environment, the Inquisition plants their flag, effectively making an Declaration of Protection that extends to the entirety of the Hinterlands.
- Chapter 8:
Arturia: Is this the best from the Inquisition's Spymaster? I thought collecting vital information is what you exceed at, and yet here you're about to throw it away without checking for any worth first. It would appear I need to make something very clear: I am NOT asking you to spare the agent out of mercy, what I am asking for you to prolong his life when his value still exists. Though if he asks for his life in exchange I would not dawdle about that, we need to have advantages where we shall take them with how utterly unstable and at risk our position still is, otherwise we'll get nothing and we'll be biting at the end of the bone. Have I made myself clear now Leliana?
- While chapter 2 shows some of it, this chapter completely hammers in just how much of an Magnetic Heroine Arturia Pendragon is, getting a whole new slew of followers, believers, and members for the Inquisition's cause that GREATLY bolsters the group's forces and influence.
- During an heated argument on where or not Murder Is the Best Solution when dealing with a traitor, Leliana disses Arturia for being so idealistic in a world like Thedas... which proves to be a fatal mistake on her part, with Arturia giving a cold-blooded response that makes Leliana think twice about just who the hell she's working with.
- Chapter 9:
- Chapter 10:
Lucius: You have showed me nothing. The Inquisition...is less than nothing."Arturia: ...And you think you are in a position of such earned respect? Because from what I have seen so far, you are hardly a man deserving of ANY sort of recognition.Lucius: What right does a faker, let alone a child like you have to say such things?!Arturia: The right that contradicts your poor claims. You say that the Inquisition has done nothing? Is less than nothing? I fail to see how that is possible, since all we've done up to this point was bring an end to all the chaos surrounding the Breach that has been spreading unprecedentedly across Thedas. How do you claim our nothingness to be true, when I have heard no templar doing anything to help calm and subdue the pure hell that has broken loose in Thedas? You claim righteousness, and yet you allowed your own men to assault a defenseless member of the Chantry who have went so far as to ask for your aid? Explain this to me, for I can't seem to comprehend how any of this upholds the justice that the Templar Order swear themselves to be. By what right do you have to insult the Inquisition and call us nothing but a group of heretics, when it was the same Inquisition, whom all should know by now, that made an effort to keep the Hinterlands safe once more, whereas the Mages and your Templars have done nothing but cause bloodshed and destruction, involving the lives of innocents in the midst of it and leaving them behind to suffer and die? Where were your men when those people have cried for help? Where were your men when the suffering were left starving, bleeding, and their hearts grieving for the death of their loved ones? Answer me this, Lord Seeker Lucius: where were you, and what have you or your men done that the Inquisition has failed to do? Give me one reason why I should offer you the slightest bit of respect you so claim to deserve?!Arturia: With every word relayed by Arturia, the anger of the Templars slowly diminishes into that of thoughtfulness, and realization evolves into horror and the uncertainty of how to rebuke her undeniable truth. With every word said by the Herald of Andraste, the crowd around them exchanges looks of uncertainty, morphing into the agreement of her truth, and the deep contempt with hatred shot through their increasing glares towards the Templars.
- Arturia coming in and smoothly shutting down Revered Mother Hevara's damning accusations against her and the Inquisition in just a couple of sentences.
- The above totally PALES in comparison to the Arturia burning hot flaying delivers to the Lord Seeker Lucius. Like in canon, the Lord Seeker has one of his men punch out Hevara in front of everybody before going to insult everyone within earshot. Unlike canon, however, the Hearld aka Arturia isn't having NONE of his self-righteous bullshit:
Awesome / A Knight's Tale as Inquisitor