We wrote it in a crazed, post-Masked Empire haze of speculation and excitement, and…
WE ACTUALLY THINK WE’RE RIGHT.*
*at least partially
So, here’s what we think, in the shorthand:
- The main villain of the game will be Fen’Harel, the Dread Wolf.
- Fen’Harel works through agents (like Felassan, from the Masked Empire).
- Solas is one of those agents, and MIGHT be an ancient elf of Arlathan who’s been woken up to do Fen’Harel’s bidding.
- Solas will betray the Inquisition.
Speculation and reasoning under the cut.
Yes.. bringing this one back to my new blog…
So there was a development for us fans in the form of David Gaider quotes. Specifically the issue I’m going to address is about the information on Fenris and the lyrium markings. Quote by Skyelinepigeon: “What effects the lyrium would have on Fenris is completely up in the air. Fenris was a test case by Danarius, the first of his kind, so anything can happen (lots of jokes about how fanfiction could go crazy on this, haha). It may make him crazy, may give him added powers, we don’t know. Also, since Danarius isn’t around anymore to “maintain” the lyrium (Gaider’s word), it could become unstable. Gaider imagines lyrium like mercury.” The following is an essay compiled of my previous notes and theory brainstorming I did a while ago when I wrote my short story “The Ritual.” It’s funny because this has been a part of my headcanon for a long time now.
The original Ritual I believe is much more akin to the ancient Tevinter mage rituals that drew on a lyrium well and created Golems. From what we know of Shale the Golems also had similar lyrium veined markings on them that could be “maintained” and “augmented” with crystals. Likewise, Fenris’ markings probably could be maintained and augmented by Danarius with either certain items or spells. I always believed Fenris was the first of his kind, and the only “lyrium warrior” out there. I also doubt the process could be repeated easily, and was probably something that died with Danarius.
Photo by Tim Schwegler
He really does!
The ashes of Andraste.