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    ‘Let us live, since we must die.’

    Dorian has (somehow) survived under the thumb of his father, the reigning king, for an even thirty years. He'd take every chance possible to side-step Halward's plots of arranged marriage and all but selling his only heir into the open arms of a powerful spouse. But Halward, as his greys increase and wrinkles deepen, can see they are both dwindling in their time. Something must be done to straighten out his blaspheming, disrespectful son. A personal guard was only supposed to be a gateway; a stepping-stone to a plentiful future.

    Syrillon, an elf living miraculously freely in the lower streets of Tevinter, is short on funds. Very, very short. He's lucky enough to be well-equipped with blade in hand and the ability to sell his skills to the highest bidder. Royalty isn't his usual charge, but... how difficult could it be?

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    Amelia Viera Vernalla Lavellan. Human...elf dalish elvhen. Lost in the world of thedas they were apostate then second to clan lavellan. finding their spot in thedas in the world. now through tragedy and beauty they find themselves in the inquisition. helping the people no matter the race and learning the history of this beautiful world...yet some secrets should stay hidden forgotten to the sands of time.

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    Welcome! This is my first FanFic. Based on one of my Dragon Age: Origins characters, Kylara, Human Mage, and her adventures as a Grey Warden in the land of Ferelden. It starts off similar to the original game, but past Chapter 3 things start branching off. A few changes I have made: my character already knows Wynne, as she was Kylara’s former teacher in the Circle Tower. Another change is that I moved the Golem Shale from Honnleath to a town of my own creation in the mountains northwest of Rainesfere. Since fast travel is available in the game, but not in the story, I had to make it more plausible to be able to recruit Shale without having to travel days south, away from all other points in the game. I also used horses and carriages where I thought they would fit into the lore. Mage spells, when written out, are in Scottish Gaelic (long spells already translated) Some characters have had some personality tweaks… A lot of things will not be canon, but I hope you will like it all the same. There is Mature Content. FEATURING ART by some amazing creators, and SCREENSHOTS from my special 10th Anniversary YouTube Playthrough. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRrhwAvf-ZXjGkciiod5Mmx0u3UDJXuAL

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    It's all too easy for an organization led by devout Andrastians to forget that their Herald is anything but

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    For Merrill, the grief carves a familiar hole in her gut; she didn’t know the other alienage “Keepers” very well, having only coordinated with them for the Conclave, trying to petition for the same exemptions from Templar interference that Dalish clans are allowed. She grieves for the lost potential, for the communities losing their guides, for the families losing each other.
    She grieves, and she wants nothing more than for Isabela to be here, carding ringed fingers through her hair and telling her what she has to say to go home to her.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Merrill has always walked the line between respected and feared, loved and lonely. To be a heretical chosen one is almost fitting.

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    "The world around them lay in ruins, littered with the remains of once mighty armies and terrible cities, brought to its knees by the Dread Wolf. The Dread Wolf who was all pride and no wisdom. All guilt and no atonement. "

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    Inquisitor Lavellan saved the world, lost the world, then saved it again - loved and lost, loved and lost. Cruel joke upon cruel joke piled atop each other under the disguise of destiny and fate, until the curtains fell on him and Solas with their blades piercing the other's heart. It was a disgustingly poetic end.

    And because his luck was rotten, he wakes at the moment before it all began.

    A second chance or a second doom? Lavellan wasn't sure which he preferred.

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    "Uncover the past, little raven, the Wolf is not the liar here. Those who walk the shadows never leave."

    [Updates every other Thursday]

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    AKA 'UST and Zombies'

    What do you get when the inexperienced Herald of Andraste is sent to The Fallow Mire to rescue a handful of hostages? A lightning rod, considering the constant electrical storms make his already poorly-controlled magic go wild. Oh, and plague zombies. Lots of plague zombies.

    Dorian is enjoying the task of honing Gethrael's magical skill more than he thought, and it has nothing to do with his carefree good looks and (entirely accidental) charm. Probably.

    (This series is written as a serial - you can feel free to start with this installment!)

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    It's common knowledge Dalish clans never have more than three mages - the Keeper, a First and a Second...and clan Sabrae already has all of those. Isera Mahariel comes into her magic at a young age and, fearing being kicked out of the clan, keeps her magic hidden...until Merrill, the First of the clan, accidentally discovers her secret and innocently offers to help teach her. Little does she know, that Isera is no ordinary mage, but is a rare Dreamer, and it will be more difficult than she realizes to protect her from the dangers of the Fade - or as the elves call it, the Beyond.

    AKA: What if the Dalish Warden was born a mage?

    An exploration of what a Dalish Mage Origin could have looked like with the new elvish lore that we know from DA:II and Inquisition. (Alternate Origin story, pre-Fifth Blight)

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    “Leadership? Me? We’re only here because of Cullen’s troops and Leliana and Josephine’s connections.” She lowered her voice, aware of the potential audience above them, all the while edging step by step to the adjacent door that led out onto the main grounds. “You know as well as I do that I just happened to be in the wrong place at the right time. No one will miss me for a week or two.”

    Solas straightened, his nails pressing into the hands clasped behind his back. “I disagree.”

    She scoffed. “Always the sweet-talker, aren’t you?”

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    Because it took more than a round of singing to change a Dalish Inquisitor’s heart; how one Lavellan learned to embrace her new role as the leader of the Inquisition. This is my own take on the “Protect Clan Lavellan” war table mission, with a healthy serving of pre-relationship Solavellan development and tension.

    Several chapters are written from Solas's POV, so spoilers abound. Major cred to Project Elvhen for translations.

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    Solas pursed his lips into a thin line, “my old habits are difficult to break...”

    Iseshena was struck, quite suddenly, with the memory from her youth of one of her Clanmates parading around in a boar pelt he’d haggled for from a passing trading, in some ill-thought through attempt to impress a girl. She buried her face behind her cupped palm to hide her amusement.

    “…I’ve always found some wisdom in being prepared for any outcome. Even if that is, as you say, keeping a blanket on me at all times. You’re laughing? If you dislike it…”

    “No, no,” Iseshena interrupted, and looked up to give him a reassuring smile, “I didn’t say I disliked it. Forgive me, it’s an errant thought,” she moved her hands into the air like birds scattering, “a fleeting memory, nothing more.”

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    What if wearing a wolf pelt was the Dalish equivalent of teenage boys wearing too much lynx/axe body spray?

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    A decade after, Kirkwall is more tolerant towards Elves, multi races and Mages. Social education and the Arts are thriving. Fenris is respected as an Elite with Aveline, training recruits and going on missions. He takes under his wing her young niece, with blossoming power that's distinctly un-magelike.
    Then Zevran Arainai shows up unannounced, needing their aid and opens a door into Fenris' heart. Rekindling what he has tried to bury for years after his fiancee passed....

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    A curse, a connection, an unspoken bond. After a hunting accident that left him with a mysterious scar, Saeris Lavellan spent a year hiding from the world, afraid of what lingered in the dark. But when his siblings convinced him to attend the shemlen Conclave with them, he found himself in a new kind of hell.

    When Solas awoke from uthenera, the world felt unnatural and cold. By what seemed to be sheer luck, he felt the thread of a connection to another, a bond that he thought indicated another had survived the Fall - but in dreams he found a mortal who bore slave markings on his face. He had no ties to the Fade, no magic to speak of. Solas had done this to him. He had done this to all of them. He could not let that stand.

    Most characters and situations belong to Bioware. No copyright infringement intended.

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    A hand outstretched, a pat on the back, bread that is broken; small gestures of concern and love take some far and wide. Anaam knows this and spreads herself to her friends, family, and her people of the Kirkwall Alienage. Perhaps, one day, she will spread this very love to herself.

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    This fanfic is a love letter to myself and Dragon Age, as well as an attempt at self-love and respect for my writing and me as a whole. This is also completely self-indulgent and tackles topics such as trauma, heritage, and exploration as a whole. If any (or all of this) captures your fancy, then please enjoy!

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    A continuation of Dead Pasts, Dread Futures, and Ixchel Lavellan's battle to find hope for herself, and hope for Thedas. See the first Author's Note for a complete rundown of the first fic.

    “Despite the secrets,” she said. “Despite the blood… Despite the doubt… Despite the weight of everything…”

    “It does not have to be ‘despite,’” Solas replied. “You walk your paths with open eyes, and you have shown love and care for the world not ‘despite’ the darkness you see in it, but including it. Would you be so surprised to inspire the same in others?”

    Ixchel felt her eyes burn despite the widening smile on her face.

    “Though the path forward is unknown—to you, and to me… I find myself with more hope for the future than I have felt in a long, long time, Ixchel. So yes,” he whispered against her lips. “I am happy.”

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    Thirallin Lavellan leaves her clan to attend the Conclave. Once she gets there, hopefully no one will notice... anything. But at the moment, she has more pressing problems, like actually getting there. And hiding the fact that she's a mage. And dealing with humans who don't like elves very much. And figuring out travel without aravel, or a clan to back her up.
    She fully intends to rise to the challenge.
    Tags and ratings will be updated as the story progresses.
    The world, and any canon characters, belong to Bioware.

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    "Amaryllis wondered — not for the first time, nor the last — why misfortune seemed to follow her everywhere she went."

    Amaryllis is nine years old when she dies unexpectedly. What she also doesn't expect is to wake, very much not dead, in a forest: naked, alone, and covered in mud. While stumbling along she is found by a woman with wide eyes, white hair, and long, pointed ears. It's not until much, much later that she realizes just how far from home she truly is.

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    Lady Josephine Montilyet and Lord Adorno Otranto attempt to solve a mystery in Wycome, expanding upon the canon war table missions to Protect Clan Lavellan. Thrust together with an arranged engagement and unplanned bedsharing, Josie comes to realize that the man she thought she’d never want to marry isn't so bad after all.

    Many thanks to my beta reader Varric.

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    ℬ𝑒𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒶 𝓈𝓅𝓎 𝒻𝑜𝓇 ℱ𝑒𝓃'ℋ𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓁 𝓌𝒶𝓈 𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒹 𝑒𝓃𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽; ℰ𝓋𝑒𝓃 𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓈𝒶𝒾𝒹 𝓈𝓅𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝓈𝓉𝓊𝓂𝒷𝓁𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝒸𝓇𝑜𝓈𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒟𝓇𝑒𝒶𝒹 𝒲𝑜𝓁𝒻 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒱𝒽𝑒𝓃𝒶𝓃 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓈𝑒𝓍 𝒾𝓃 𝓂𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝒹𝒾𝒻𝒻𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝓅𝓁𝒶𝒸𝑒𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝑜𝒻 𝒮𝓀𝓎𝒽𝑜𝓁𝒹𝓈.

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    In the astrarium cave in the Storm Coast with Inquisitor Lavellan, Cole, and Solas, Sera opens a chest and finds a beautiful bow, named the Bane of Red Crossing. But what is the Bane of Red Crossing? According to the codex: "Ser Yves de Chevac used this bow in the Exalted March against the Dales – specifically, in the liberation of Val Royeaux, where the chevalier famously struck down the elven forces' commander with a shot to the throat at two hundred feet."

    Lavellan is not pleased, but does not know how to communicate effectively with Sera. Cole and Solas make it worse.

    Sometimes there is no adequate resolution, when you are faced with the instrument of your great-grandparents' destruction. Sometimes there is nothing that disinterested compassion can say.

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    Stumbling out of the pyre that burns in the heart of the human faith, Hellana Lavellan will have her own faith tested when a strange green Mark brands her as their Herald of Andraste.

    The reluctant Inquisitor is proudly, profoundly, deeply Dalish. And she struggles when history and myth overlap, truth and lies collide. Can she reconcile her identity and faith with a rapidly changing world? Will any of her sacrifices be worth it in the end?

    Armed with a sylvan-wood handled dagger, a glimpse into the far future and with her faith to guide her - she is going to be thrust into the epicentre of a war that has been brewing for four thousand years.

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    The sky bleeds and soon the ashes will fall. Will love and faith survive the ruins of her world? Or will the cold shard of betrayal finally snuff the flames?

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