Alliances: From the Heart is a war table operation in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Acquisition Edit

Available after completing Alliances: Reaching Ever Upward or Alliances: Falling into Place with Josephine as the chosen advisor. Both Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts and Here Lies the Abyss must also be completed.

Operation text Edit

The conflict among the nobles of the Orlesian capital has come to a head. Lady Richelieu has been busy promoting an arranged marriage to solidify the positions of the current players, with considerable status reserved for her as matchmaker. The object is the pairing of Lord desRosier with Lady Thibault's daughter Celeste. All who have status enough to speak seem to be in agreement, but we have received a number of letters regarding the matter.

From Lady Velise Thibault:

My daughter will dutifully comply, but I know her feeling. She will speak to no one. I would have you remind her that we are servants of our chosen world, but it serves us as well. It is her name that is stabilizing this alliance. It conveys power that should not be misdirected to matchmakers.

From Lord Pierren desRosier:

Frankly, I'll be glad when the matter is settled. I've no desire to inconvenience the young Celeste beyond what name-sharing "Lady" Richelieu recommends. This has been a cock-up from head to tail.

From Jecin Leandre:

I pledge to the Inquisition. If my dearest Celeste is willing to sacrifice to ensure this alliance, then I can only do so much. My name may not be enough for some, but she will have my protection indirectly, through service to you.

Advisor suggestions Edit

Note: The time listed is the time it takes with no agents.

Josephine - 4:00:00 Edit

This is a currency. The two youths could be marriage enough if other investments encouraged Lord desRosier to withdraw.

Leliana - 3:12:00 Edit

If you are set on the arranged pairing, Jecin Leandre should be quietly escorted from the city. I would not wish him present.

Cullen - 4:00:00 Edit

Do we truly need this? I suggest discrete maneuvers in the Free Marches. A standard retinue. Plus two. Get the young couple out of range.


Josephine Edit

Lord desRosier was all too glad to receive various concessions to abandon the current squabble in favor of more honorable pursuits. I believe they involve acquiring various trophy animals in bloody fashion. That allows a less politically desirable - but more personally desired - pairing to occur. The wedding of Jecin Leandre and Celeste Thibault will bond their families in alliance. To the chagrin of Lady Richelieu, I suspect. Matchmakers only truly benefit when the names are sufficiently grand.

The ceremony will take place in the capital. I'm sure it will be lovely.


Leliana Edit

Jecin Leandre is no longer in the capital. The wedding of Lord Pierren desRosier and Celeste Thibault can take place without fear of incident, so long as the bride can stomach it. Although... it is worth nothing that it is merely the names that need be partnered to satisfy Orlesians. They are hardly strangers to the idea of courtly duty tempered by the existence of a paramour.

I might also note that the only one suggesting Lord desRosier be the controlling influence in this matter is Lady Richelieu, who has her own interests.

The wedding is set to take place in Val Royeaux, if you take an interest.


Cullen Edit

Strange events, Inquisitor. The troops I sent to train in the Free Marches report two extra soldiers not on the standard roll. It is of no concern, however, as they are familiar, they barely take up more than one space in our caravan.

A shame they will miss the wedding in Val Royeaux. I wonder if anyone has told the Lady Richelieu that at least one very important guest will be absent?



All advisors Edit

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Specific Outcomes Edit

  • If completed with Josephine: Celeste is married to Jecin, against the matchmaker's wishes.
  • If completed with Leliana : Celeste is married to desRosier, as the matchmaker intended.
  • If completed with Cullen: Celeste and Jecin elope.

Notes Edit

  • The matchmaker Lady Richelieu can be found on the third level of the Summer Bazaar in Val Royeaux. If Celeste and Jecin escape and elope, Lady Richelieu and Lord Pierren desRosier are left at the altar, oblivious to the bride's fate. Otherwise, the matchmaker, bride, and groom, whether it is Jecin or desRosier, will be in attendance.
  • The Inquisitor may participate in the wedding and bless the marriage.
    • If the operation was completed with Josephine:
      • Happiness is tempered by duty.
        • Find your way together. - DAIApproval Sera Disapproves, DAIApproval Vivienne Slightly Approves
        • Business first, fun second. - DAIApproval Sera Disapproves, DAIApproval Vivienne Slightly Approves, DAIApproval Dorian Slightly Disapproves
        • Make a strong name together. - DAIApproval Sera Disapproves, DAIApproval Vivienne Slightly Approves
      • Spend your new wealth on joy.
        • You've a duty to yourselves. - DAIApproval Sera Approves, DAIApproval Cassandra Slightly Approves, DAIApproval Vivienne Disapproves
        • Live life to the fullest. - DAIApproval Sera Approves, DAIApproval Vivienne Disapproves, DAIApproval Dorian Slightly Approves
        • Who cares what anyone thinks? - DAIApproval Sera Approves, DAIApproval Vivienne Disapproves
      • I have no time for this nonsense.

    • If the operation was completed with Leliana:
      • We must find purpose in duty.
        • Roles are useful and vital. - DAIApproval Dorian Slightly Disapproves
        • Make use of your influence.
        • You get this power, not them.
      • Marry for duty, love in secret.
        • Houses are mere appearance. - DAIApproval Dorian Approves
        • You can and should.
        • Don't make it obvious. - DAIApproval Dorian Disapproves
      • I have no time for nonsense.
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