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The Real Stories

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There's a new book on Anora’s bedside table, The Real Story of the Hero of River Dane.

Loghain catches sight of it when he comes to tell her a bedtime story. He laughs. “Reading up on my misdeeds?”

Anora giggles. “No! I’m reading about how you saved us from the Orlesians.”

“There’s always more to it than the heroic stories books tell, Anora,” he says. She frowns and demands an explanation, so he tells her stories of the war - the real stories, about tough decisions and painful victories.

Some stories take years to understand. At the Landsmeet, she finally does.