I believe it's highly likely that our next protagonist will be possessed by a Spirit or one of the Elven Gods(maybe even the fragments of Mythal). I have so many ideas of how this could work, such as having our own skill tree where we can use abilities similar to Anders's "Vengeance" specialization from DA2. Also, if we play as a Spirit or Elven God, it would make sense of how on earth we're going to even speak to Solas without him absolutely obliterating us, I mean did you see what he did in Tevinter Nights? He's ruthless and if we don't have some sort of power to stand up to him then I have no clue how we're going to do it. What do you guys think? Would y'all like to play as a Spirit or Elven God in the next Dragon Age installment?
Maybe you can tell him that in a reason you suck speech.
^^Erm no Solas is not trying to bring back the Elven Gods he has plans to get rid of them. His goal is to reunite the two worlds that he split apart. This will cause an apocoloptic level situation true but something akin to the fall of Rome I suspect not actual 'The world blows up'
Then clearly, he has not thought that plan of his through.
^^ I'll admit, I have no idea what Solas' plans are but he did say that he was going to give the Inquisitor "a few years of relative peace" uh... I'm pretty sure that tearing the Veil down is going to cause some serious harm, thousands at the least would be dead, isn't that the whole reason why we're trying to stop him?
^ Stopping him won't be enough though. he's already swayed countless elves to his banner, and it's a no win scenario for them. Solas wins, he throws them aside as he has no more use for them, and has been using them like chess pieces. Solas loses, human society blames elves for all the hardships, and the treatment of elves gets worse. I fear that the only way out for the elves, is to give them a new realm, or restore Elvehnan. How that's done, is left for you to decide.
Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I think that Solas is among the most fascinating characters in the series. Anders, on the other hand, is inconsequential at this point. It's a false equivalence to try to compare them, in my opinion.
Anyway, I've been thinking about this blood magic ritual theory. Unless dozens of the ancient elves (besides the Evanuris) are still alive somewhere, Solas is going to need to populate the restored Elvhenan with some type of life. Perhaps this hypothetical ritual is meant to physically and mentally prep the elves of Thedas for living in an ethereal world.
@MrCrazyFace 666 Or maybe Solas deserves more hatred instead? Yes Solas is in fact worse...Though their intents are the exact same. Anders did anything he could to free his People(Mages) from the cruelty Thedas placed them in. Solas seeks to free his People(Elves) from the cruelty Thedas placed them in. Anders was more than willingly to let innocents die including fellow Mages to gain his goal. Solas is seeking to end the current world anyone seeking to stop him he'll kill including fellow Elves and he's going to murder countless innocent lives from three entire species.
Solas is in fact an even more extreme version of Solas. It's just that less people find him creepy and he's way way smarter than Anders. Plus anyone that has an Elf-Bias wants to side with him and I think given the reception both Thedas and Fans have towards Elves and Mages...Elves are the preferred choice. So there's more supporters of Solas.
About this Blood Magic Ritual Theory couldn't Solas use Humans, Dwarves and Qunari? Why would he have to use Elvhen Blood? Just because the Magisters used Elves doesn't mean anything Solas hates those beings and we know for a fact ANY deaths thin the Veil. Plus Solas wants to actively kill off the other races and bring back the world of Elves...Wouldn't using the other races be the most logical choice there?
If it has to do with Magical Blood...Qunari are the Strongest in Power level and seemingly magical in origin, Humans are just as good with Magic as Elves in fact all Tevinter did was steal/adapt/use Elvhen Magic to become the Empire we know. Dwarves are the children of Gods...I think that would be enough Magic (They ALL have Magic they just can't manifest it outside of their bodies unless connected to a Titan is my theory there).
I guess I'm a bit less optimistic than you are.
As I see it, Thedas will have a more or less big "elficide" coming up. If Solas succeeds with his plan, most modern elves will die and even those ancient guys who can adjust to the general influx of magic and spirits might still be eaten by a bunch of confused angry demons. Or a mob.
If/when Solas fails, and word gets out that he is/was an elf and/or had elven support, it is basically pogrom time, especially in Orlais and Tevinter. Though I guess we would not really get a plot-critical decision to make a (new) elven home, as most players would bitch and moan that the game will be "all about them damn knive-ears". Just look at how people on the web complain about DAI at times. At best it might be a side option, but introducing this would have such a big impact on possible future games that I guess Bioware won't risk it.
>>Perhaps this hypothetical ritual is meant to physically and mentally prep the elves of Thedas for living in an ethereal world.<<
I hope Solas has at least considered something like this. I mean, getting his world back just to spent the rest of eternity together with Abelas and two other priests of Mythal sitting around a campfire does not sound that great.
You mean Solas is a more extreme version of Anders?
Anyway I don't bother to compare the two, besides Thedas has far more "ends justify the means"-inclined people.
>>Plus anyone that has an Elf-Bias wants to side with him and I think given the reception both Thedas and Fans have towards Elves and Mages...Elves are the preferred choice. So there's more supporters of Solas.<<
Wrong, at least according to my perception on this board and elsewhere. I'm active in another mixed community (i.e., not a dedicated "Solas fansite") besides this one and in here the "anti-Solas" attitudes are less extreme, but there are still very few who would consider "siding" with him. Also, look at the resident "elf-biased" people here. Godzillavkk for example for sure does not come across as a Solas fan, eh? There are a few others as well. Both my Lavellan and myself would not support his ultimate plan either, so I'm left to wonder what else to do.
>>Plus Solas wants to actively kill off the other races and bring back the world of Elves...Wouldn't using the other races be the most logical choice there?<<
Common misconception on the first part. He does not want to murder them for the lolz, he just does not care about them dying, but...
>>About this Blood Magic Ritual Theory couldn't Solas use Humans, Dwarves and Qunari? Why would he have to use Elvhen Blood?<<
... I have asking this myself. Sacrificing people he does not care for anyway would at the very least bring their overwhelming numbers down a bit, I guess. Though hordes of human commoners or low-ranking Qunari going missing might draw more attention, while largely nobody in human territory cares about elves.
>>Dwarves are the children of Gods...<<
Depends on the viewpoint, I guess. But... do you really need to bait a debate about divinity every five posts you make? *sigh*
Anyway, if the info we got on the "titan connection" that dwarves have and templars establish is any indication, they might actually "deny magic(k)" in the usual sense, or do dwarves replace it with their own spin? Ah, I don't know, templar "lore" stuff is a mess anyway. :P
"About this Blood Magic Ritual Theory couldn't Solas use Humans, Dwarves and Qunari? Why would he have to use Elvhen Blood?"
He probably could use other races, especially if they were mages. He might use elves for the same reason the Magisters did. Elves are more inherently magical than others. In the game mechanics of DAO, elven characters got a boost to their magic stat. In DAI-Trespasser the Crossroads apparently looks different (more colorful) to elven Inquisitors than the other races. Add to those points that Solas does not see common elvhen as his people - only those immortals like Abelas apparently qualify - and he would have few qualms about using them. He would also have plenty of fodder since plenty of (stupid) elves readily answered his call. As for the rest, not all races are equally magical. It's a well-known fact that the dwarves are naturally resistant to magic which is why there are no dwarven mages (Sandal the mystery and Valta the recent exception). Humans and Qunari appear to be on about the same level with their major difference being training and skill.
"Plus anyone that has an Elf-Bias wants to side with him..."
Not true. Speaking as someone who has a canon Dalish Warden and a canon Dalish Inquisitor, not every elf wants Solas victorious. My Inquisitor tried to dissuade him from this act - and no, they were not in a romance. She would have compared him to Corypheus to his face if that had been an option. Anders may have assaulted an institution for injustice to mages, but Solas wants the world to burn because he made a mistake and now he's homesick.
What do you think?