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  1. Public Bookmark 21

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    From the Private Letters of Essa Trevelyan:

     

    I was made warrior by my father, mage by Desire, and apostate by Rage. I spent ten years in a cage of my own choosing, learning to bind my demons and the demons of others. When the sky tore and I stumbled out of too many deaths, the people of Thedas whispered that Andraste had made me her Herald. Now, by some turn of absolute madness, I have been made Inquisitor.
     

    This will not be the whole of my story.

    Essa Trevelyan isn’t exactly used to people, being raised mostly by a mabari will do that. Nearly a decade in a mage tower certainly didn't help, where she occupied an isolated and ruthless space between her fellow mages and the templars who guarded them. For all her connection to the Fade, Essa has never seen herself as anything but a warrior. Had her magic not manifest—late and tragically—she would be a mercenary even now and not the Herald of Andraste.  

    Whatever that’s supposed to mean.

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    24 Feb 2016

  2. Public Bookmark 80

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    Part 1 of Daughters of Andraste

     

    This story is my 'could have been' romance for CircleMage/Cullen.

    I love Dragon Age:Inquisition. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed that game. And yet, I longed for a more complete romantic arc with CircleMage/Cullen. Much of the mage-specific dialog comes later in the game, shuffled in alongside other dialogs. I kept wishing for a clearer, more nuanced picture of how the former Knight-Captain of the Gallows and a 'rebel mage' on the run could ever, possibly, fall in love.

    This is my take on how that happened.

    Haven tells the pre-Skyhold story of the Inquisition: how Kate Trevelyan, a Circle mage came to survive the Conclave; how Kate's best friend, Coll, a mouthy former Dalish with a mysterious past, and Kate's cousin, the roguish Robert Trevelyan, ended up getting thrown into the chaos, too. And it also tells the story of how a certain former templar began to face up to the demons of his past.

    Sort of a novelization +1, this story has multiple OCs, multiple romantic arcs, multiple plotlines, and multiple POVs. I hope you enjoy it! Mobile friendly at SageFic.com. Thanks for reading!

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    18 Oct 2015

  3. Public Bookmark 76

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    Corypheus is dead, safety and security are restored to Thedas, and the Inquisition has new work to do ... After the events of "Side by Side", new challenges await. Contains spoilers for "Side by Side", "By His Side", and of course the game itself. From various viewpoints, but mostly the two main characters. Also, smut. Lots of smut.

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    17 Oct 2015

  4. Public Bookmark 43

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    The story of "Side By Side" from Cullen's POV. Warning: contains major, major spoilers for "Side By Side", which relies entirely on its ambiguity for enjoyment! Ratings and warnings definitely meant, especially in the early chapters. For my previous readers, starts in a far darker place than "Side By Side."

    Now with art!

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    17 Oct 2015

  5. Public Bookmark 90

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    His hands were always warm, she found. The small crisscrossing scars that shaped his knuckles were dusted with fine blond hair, some old and others fresher than they should've been. Her life had been a palace surrounded by gardens, a windowless building filled with sharp swords, a castle built into the mountainside. His had been harder, carved into those hands, more sharp swords and fierce duty but at a different end than she was. It wasn't supposed to be this way, Templars and mages didn't fall in love.

    (A novelization of the Cullen romance built around the given scenes and comprised of extra ones.)

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    5 Oct 2015

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