Lol, so I did.
I said he was half elf, not a half-elf.
Maybe not the best LI, but I wanted Talis to have a bigger role
Wait Alistair is half-elf does he count?
Well considering we almost married her, I think she should count
If the rule is gone, he may leave you for Varric.
I couldn’t help Solas. His plan wasn’t all that bad.
You’re right, sorry. I got distracted.
Im actually just mad because I cant marry Varric.
Perhaps merely their purpose should change.
If the Templars could serve as holy knights, protecting the innocent from demons and maleficar, wouldn’t that be a good thing?
I mean protection doesn’t have to imply oppression.
You do make a good point, and I’m not saying Templars as they are are the best option. But warriors trained to resist and suppress magic are a logical solution to magical crimes/accidents.
If the Templars and mages worked together, and had impartial oversight then the circles would work as I believe they are intended to.
And I realize that Tevinter is used as a bogeyman by the Chantry. My point was rather that abuses do occur within the Imperium.
And according to all known sources, such abuses of magic are more the rule than the exception.
Not to say all magisters are bad, just like not all nobles are bad.
But the potential is there, and having the Templars can provide a counterbalance to the possibility of mage supremacy.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not arguing for all mages to be locked in magical irons.
Just that because of their unique circumstances, they require more structure than non-mages.
I realize it’s not a 1 for 1 comparison,
But who else is going to police mages?
Other mages? We see how well that works in Tevinter.
And I didn’t mean all mages could explode at once (though now I kinda think that would be cool)
I simply meant that they were born with a weapon inside them, and without proper training and control, it could go off at any time.
Can you imagine a mage with no training going through puberty?
Its not that all mages are evil, simply that it’s a lot of power for one person to have.
Some will be good, use it wisely, and not get possessed.
But can we really trust that all of them will?
Lol, sorry I’m playing a mage in DA2 right now and kinda cementing their mindset in my head. It’s just spilling over into this thread.
Also, Anders is an idiot.
”I’ve yet to meet a mage who wanted to rule anything”
What about Tevinter, or blood mages, or Vivienne, or any number of mages who wanted political power?
Its not like all mages are just poor innocent children who want to heal the sick and fight evil.
They’re people, and people need laws, and law enforcement.
At their core, Templar’s are simply mage police.
Is it fair that mages are locked away for having power? Maybe not.
But is allowing them to run around with what amounts to a nuclear bomb inside them really a good idea?
Sure, Kirkwall was out of control.
Meredith was insane.
But Anders was an abomination.
Literally possessed by a demon.
Hardly the best example of a model free mage.
Anyway, this turned into a rant. Lol
I want to romance Varric, in every game. It’s not fair. :(
Also, mages are dangerous, like if people were born with loaded guns for hands. Are you really just going to trust everyone who happens to be
A mage to behave? Even Wynne, the poster child for circle supremacy once set her adopted brothers hair on fire. I mean it’s not like people have no reason to want them under control.
Or I guess you could just throw mages at them. A dozen or so mages working together could probably take down a dragon before it even knows they’re there.
Lol, true, but I always saw a dragon hunt going dow like the opening scene of Far Cry Primal, when the hunters take down the mammoth. Sneak up on it, stay out of reach, and throw things at it.
I always figured that most sane people would bring an army, or at least a large hunting party. And rely on ambush and siege equipment to take down a dragon. I mean who sees a dragon and thinks “ I’m just gonna run at this full on and whack it with a sword”?