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[[File:Amell Family Crest.jpg|thumb|250px|Amell family crest]]
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|nationality = [[Kirkwall]] <small>([[Free Marches]])</small>
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|type = Noble
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|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Origins]]<br>[[Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening]]<br>[[Dragon Age II]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Inquisition]]
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The '''Amell family''' originates from [[Kirkwall]], and are nobility there.
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The '''Amell family''' is a noble family from [[Kirkwall]] in the [[Free Marches]] whose bloodline dates back to the [[Fourth Blight]].
   
==History==
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== History ==
Lord Aristide Amell was one of the most wealthy and influential men in [[Kirkwall]], known for the opulent balls he would host at his [[Hawke Estate|mansion]]. Following the arrest of Lord Viscount [[Perrin Threnhold]] by the city's [[templars]], it was universally agreed that Lord Amell would succeed Threnhold as Viscount. Indeed, it was agreed by the templars that the Amells were worthy successors, however, misfortune struck when Aristide's niece, Revka, gave birth to a [[mage]] [[The Warden|child]]. Since the ascension of a family "tainted" by magical blood would have been a scandal, [[Marlowe Dumar]] was appointed Viscount instead.
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Lord Aristide Amell was one of the most wealthy and influential men in [[Kirkwall]], known for the opulent balls he would host at his [[Hawke Estate|mansion]]. Following the arrest of Lord Viscount [[Perrin Threnhold]] by the city's [[Templar Order]], it was universally agreed that Lord Amell would succeed Threnhold as Viscount.<sup>[[Amell Family#Notes|[note]]]</sup> Even the Templars agreed that the Amells were worthy successors; however, the family was tainted by a number of scandals in the early Dragon Age and [[Marlowe Dumar]] was appointed as Viscount instead.
   
Since that day, the fortunes of the Amells soured. Fausten succeeded his father to become scion of the Amells, though he nearly bankrupted the family paying to get charges of of smuggling dropped for one Damion Amell. Lord Fausten had two children, [[Leandra]] and [[Gamlen]].
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[[Revka Amell]]'s firstborn child was found to be a mage and subsequently taken to the [[Circle]], Revka weeping in the streets behind the templars. In 9:05 Dragon, Aristide's treasured daughter [[Leandra Amell|Leandra]] shamed her parents by eloping with the [[apostate]] [[Malcolm Hawke]] and running away to [[Ferelden]]. Damion was accused of smuggling and his father, Lord Fausten, went bankrupt trying to defend him. When that wasn't enough, Fausten borrowed from the Council of Five, a Kirkwall organization known for ties to mercenaries and slavers. Despite his efforts, Damion was thrown in prison and Fausten eventually wasted away and died. Revka disappeared one day and her husband took their four remaining children away from Kirkwall (according to Leandra, all children were later found to be mages as well).<ref>{{Cite wot2|150-157}}</ref>
   
Leandra was the apple of her parents' eyes, though she brought shame on the family when she brought more magic into the line. She eloped with a [[Fereldan]] [[apostate]], [[Malcolm Hawke]], and had three children by him, who were raised in Ferelden.
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[[File:Leandra.jpg|thumb|Leandra Amell]]
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With Leandra gone, her brother [[Gamlen Amell|Gamlen]] was left to care for the aging Lord and Lady Amell through a wasting sickness and three bouts of cholera. Lord Aristide eventually forgave his daughter and created a will that stated that Leandra and her children were to inherit the estate, while Gamlen was to live on a stipend, controlled only by his sister. Yet when he and his wife finally passed away, Gamlen kept the will a secret and became the new de facto Amell lord. Leandra failed to return home for her parents' funeral because she had recently given birth to fraternal twins, [[Bethany Hawke|Bethany]] and [[Carver Hawke|Carver]].
   
With Leandra gone, Gamlen Amell cared for the ageing Lord and Lady Amell through a wasting sickness and three bouts of cholera. When they finally passed away, Gamlen became the new Amell lord.
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Lord [[Gamlen]] proved ill-suited to the position. He quickly gambled, drank, and whored the once vast Amell fortune away. He also married a commoner, [[Mara Hartling|Mara]], with whom he had one daughter, [[Charade]]. Mara left Gamlen without ever informing him of his child. The Council of Five sought out Gamlen to repay his uncle Fausten's debts. With no other options, he eventually sold the once-proud family mansion to slavers to pay off his debts, and was forced into a [[Lowtown]] [[Gamlen's House|hovel]].
   
Lord Gamlen proved ill suited to the position however, marrying a commoner, Mara, with whom he had one daughter, [[Charade]]. Mara left Gamlen without ever informing him of his child. Lord Gamlen quickly gambled, drank, and whored the once vast Amell fortune away. Left with no other option, he sold the once proud family mansion to slavers to pay off his debts, and was forced into a [[Lowtown]] [[Gamlen's House|hovel.]]
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The [[Fifth Blight]] struck Ferelden in 9:30 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]], overrunning [[Lothering]] three years after the death of Leandra's husband. Fleeing the horde that destroyed their home, Leandra and her three children made their way to Kirkwall. Unfortunately, one of her children was killed by an [[ogre]] before escaping Lothering.
   
The [[Fifth Blight]] struck Ferelden in 9:30 Dragon, three years after the death of Leandra's husband. Her children and her fled, and it was Leandra who guided them to Kirkwall. Unfortunately, one of her children was killed by an [[ogre]] before ever reaching their mother's homeland.
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Upon the family's arrival in Kirkwall, Leandra was shocked to learn what had happened to her family's estate and fortune. To pay for their family's entry into Kirkwall, as well as settle some of his own debts, Gamlen sold the Hawke children into indentured servitude. The Hawkes served their term for a year, living with Gamlen during that time.
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[[File:GamlensHouse-maindoor.jpg|thumb|The home of Gamlen Amell in [[Lowtown]]]]
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The Hawke siblings eventually learned of their uncle's misdeeds regarding the Amell estate, and kicked the slavers out of their ancestral home. While Leandra Hawke arranged a meeting with Viscount Dumar to ask for the mansion back, [[Hawke|the eldest]] of the Hawke siblings financed a [[Deep Roads]] expedition. The expedition made them rich, and provided them with the funds to buy back the Amell family home.
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The same expedition, however, led to the loss of Leandra's second child, who either died from the [[Taint]] contracted in the Deep Roads or was subsequently recruited into the [[Grey Wardens]], the [[Templar Order]], or the [[Circle of Magi]]. Either way, Hawke and Leandra became the only residents of the Amell estate after Hawke bought it back using the Deep Roads treasure.
   
Upon the family's arrival in Kirkwall, Leandra was shocked to discover the state Gamlen had fallen into. Matters went from bad to worse however, when Gamlen sold the Hawke children into indentured servitude. The Hawke's served their term for a year, with Leandra Hawke and her children lived with Gamlen in his cramped house.
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Three years later, tragedy struck the family again. Leandra was [[All That Remains|abducted]] by an [[Quentin|insane serial killer]], and murdered by him. The head of the family was now her eldest child, who was later declared Champion of Kirkwall for defeating the [[Qunari]] who declared [[First Battle of Kirkwall|war]] on the city.
   
Fortune struck, however, when the Hawke siblings learned of their uncle's misdeeds, and kicked the slaver's out of their ancestral home. Leandra Hawke arranged a meeting with Viscount Dumar to ask for the mansion back. The eldest of the Hawke siblings financed a [[Deep Roads]] expedition, which made them rich, and provided them with the funds to buy back the Amell family home.
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Viscount Dumar was killed in the conflict. [[Meredith Stannard]], Knight-Commander of Kirkwall's [[Templar Order|Templars]], became steward of the city. She used her position to stop a new Viscount from being appointed, until ever-increasing tensions between the mages and the Templars resulted in her demise.
   
Later that year, Leandra Hawke was abducted by an insane serial killer, and murdered by him. The head of the family was now her eldest child, who was later declared Champion of Kirkwall for defeating the [[Qunari]] which had started a [[Second Qunari Invasion of Kirkwall|war]] in the city.
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Leandra's eldest child was eventually able to engineer a reconciliation between Charade and her father, Gamlen. Gamlen warmly welcomed his estranged daughter and a branch of the Amell family was reunited once more.
   
Viscount Dumar was killed in the conflict, and so [[Meredith Stannard]], Knight-Commander of the city's templars became Kirkwall's steward. Once again there was increasing clamour among the Kirkwall nobility for the Amells (or Hawkes, whose name was adopted) to hold the office of Viscount.
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After assisting the Templars in the brutal annulment of [[Gallows|Kirkwall]]'s [[Circle of Magi]] during the [[Kirkwall Rebellion]], Hawke was elevated to the position of Viscount. However, in more recent times, Hawke left Kirkwall; the Champion's whereabouts are currently unknown.
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The re-discovered success of the Amells was to last this time it seemed. Following the brutal annulment of the Kirkwall [[Circle]] during the [[Second Battle of Kirkwall]], the nobility and templars alike practically begged Hawke to become viscount, a post which they in the end accepted.
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The templars in Kirkwall began using [[Red Lyrium]] which made them paranoid. Eventually they turned on Hawke, forcing them to step down as Viscount. Hawke left Kirkwall to try and find out more.}}
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Once again, the Amells collapsed at their peak. Hawke saved the mages of Kirkwall from death at the the hands of the templars, and was forced to flee the city, seemingly disappearing from the face of the earth.
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Once again, the Amells collapsed at their peak. Hawke saved the mages of Kirkwall from death at the hands of the Templars, and, in doing so, was forced to flee the city. The Champion's whereabouts are currently unknown.
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== Known people from Amell family tree ==
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== Known members ==
* Hawke, the Champion of Kirkwall (default names are Garrett/Marian)
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* Lord Aristide Amell
* [[Leandra Amell]]
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* Lord Fausten Amell
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* [[Revka Amell]]
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* Damion Amell
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* Lady [[Leandra Amell]]
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* [[Gamlen Amell]]
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* [[Hawke]], the Champion of Kirkwall.
 
* [[Bethany Hawke]]
 
* [[Bethany Hawke]]
 
* [[Carver Hawke]]
 
* [[Carver Hawke]]
* [[Gamlen Amell]]
 
 
* [[Charade|Charade Amell]]
 
* [[Charade|Charade Amell]]
* Lord Fausten Amell: Father of Leandra and Gamlen, grandfather to Hawke, Bethany and Carver.<ref name="CE: The Amell Family">[[Codex entry: The Amell Family]]</ref>
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* [[The Warden]] ([[Magi Origin|Human Mage]] only)
* Revka Amell: cousin to Leandra.<ref name="CE: The Amell Family" />
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* Revka's four unnamed children
* Daylen or Solona<ref group="a">These are the male and female default names when creating the [[Magi Origin|human mage]] [[Warden]]. These names should not be considered canonical.</ref>: Revka Amell's child who grew up in the [[Ferelden]] [[Circle of Magi]].<ref name="CE: The Amell Family" /> ([[the Warden]], if of [[Magi Origin]])
 
* Aristide Amell: was considered by the templars to become Viscount of Kirkwall after the death of [[Perrin Threnhold]]. This came to an abrupt end when Revka's child was discovered to be a mage.<ref name="CE: The Amell Family" />
 
* Damion Amell: was accused of smuggling. Fausten Amell nearly bankrupted the family trying to get the charges dropped. <ref name="CE: The Amell Family" />
 
 
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== Family tree ==
 
== Family tree ==
[[File:Amell Family Tree and Crest.jpg]]
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{{family tree/start |summary=}}
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{{family tree | | | | | | |,|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|.| }}
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{{family tree | | | | | | ARI |y| ANN | | | | | | | | FAU | | | | | | | ARI=Aristide Amell|FAU=Fausten Amell|ANN=Bethann Walker}}
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{{family tree | | | | | | |,|-|^|-|.| | | | | | | |,|-|^|-|.| | }}
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{{family tree | | MAR |y| GAM | | LEA |y| MAL | | DAM | | REV | MAR=[[Mara Hartling]]|GAM=[[Gamlen Amell]]|LEA=[[Leandra Amell]]|MAL=[[Malcolm Hawke]]|DAM=Damion Amell |REV=[[Revka Amell]]}}
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{{family tree | | | | |!| | | |,|-|-|-|+|-|-|-|.| | | | | |!| }}
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{{family tree | | | | CHA | | HW | | BET | | CAR | | | | WAR | |CHA=[[Charade Amell]]|CAR=[[Carver Hawke]]|BET=[[Bethany Hawke]]|HW=[[Hawke]]|WAR=[[Magi Origin|Human Circle Mage]]}}
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{{family tree/end}}
   
== See also ==
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== Notes ==
* [[Codex entry: The Amell Family]]
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* Lord Aristide died in 9:11, 3 years before Perrin Threnhold assumed the title Viscount. There are other timeline discrepancies in the Amells' history. For example, while Leandra says that she was unable to attend her parents' funeral because of her twins' recent births, [[Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2]] states that Aristide and Bethann died a year apart.
   
== References ==
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== See also ==
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{{:Codex entry: The Amell Family|style=iconmini}}{{clrl}}
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{{:Codex entry: Malcolm Hawke's Reply|style=iconmini}}
   
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== References ==
[[Category:Human lore]]
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[[Category:Nobles]]
 
 
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[[Category:Free Marchers]]
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[[Category:Free Marcher nobility]]

Latest revision as of 04:27, May 14, 2020


The Amell family is a noble family from Kirkwall in the Free Marches whose bloodline dates back to the Fourth Blight.

History Edit

Lord Aristide Amell was one of the most wealthy and influential men in Kirkwall, known for the opulent balls he would host at his mansion. Following the arrest of Lord Viscount Perrin Threnhold by the city's Templar Order, it was universally agreed that Lord Amell would succeed Threnhold as Viscount.[note] Even the Templars agreed that the Amells were worthy successors; however, the family was tainted by a number of scandals in the early Dragon Age and Marlowe Dumar was appointed as Viscount instead.

Revka Amell's firstborn child was found to be a mage and subsequently taken to the Circle, Revka weeping in the streets behind the templars. In 9:05 Dragon, Aristide's treasured daughter Leandra shamed her parents by eloping with the apostate Malcolm Hawke and running away to Ferelden. Damion was accused of smuggling and his father, Lord Fausten, went bankrupt trying to defend him. When that wasn't enough, Fausten borrowed from the Council of Five, a Kirkwall organization known for ties to mercenaries and slavers. Despite his efforts, Damion was thrown in prison and Fausten eventually wasted away and died. Revka disappeared one day and her husband took their four remaining children away from Kirkwall (according to Leandra, all children were later found to be mages as well).[1]

Leandra

Leandra Amell

With Leandra gone, her brother Gamlen was left to care for the aging Lord and Lady Amell through a wasting sickness and three bouts of cholera. Lord Aristide eventually forgave his daughter and created a will that stated that Leandra and her children were to inherit the estate, while Gamlen was to live on a stipend, controlled only by his sister. Yet when he and his wife finally passed away, Gamlen kept the will a secret and became the new de facto Amell lord. Leandra failed to return home for her parents' funeral because she had recently given birth to fraternal twins, Bethany and Carver.

Lord Gamlen proved ill-suited to the position. He quickly gambled, drank, and whored the once vast Amell fortune away. He also married a commoner, Mara, with whom he had one daughter, Charade. Mara left Gamlen without ever informing him of his child. The Council of Five sought out Gamlen to repay his uncle Fausten's debts. With no other options, he eventually sold the once-proud family mansion to slavers to pay off his debts, and was forced into a Lowtown hovel.

The Fifth Blight struck Ferelden in 9:30 Dragon, overrunning Lothering three years after the death of Leandra's husband. Fleeing the horde that destroyed their home, Leandra and her three children made their way to Kirkwall. Unfortunately, one of her children was killed by an ogre before escaping Lothering.

Upon the family's arrival in Kirkwall, Leandra was shocked to learn what had happened to her family's estate and fortune. To pay for their family's entry into Kirkwall, as well as settle some of his own debts, Gamlen sold the Hawke children into indentured servitude. The Hawkes served their term for a year, living with Gamlen during that time.

GamlensHouse-maindoor

The home of Gamlen Amell in Lowtown

The Hawke siblings eventually learned of their uncle's misdeeds regarding the Amell estate, and kicked the slavers out of their ancestral home. While Leandra Hawke arranged a meeting with Viscount Dumar to ask for the mansion back, the eldest of the Hawke siblings financed a Deep Roads expedition. The expedition made them rich, and provided them with the funds to buy back the Amell family home.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.


The same expedition, however, led to the loss of Leandra's second child, who either died from the Taint contracted in the Deep Roads or was subsequently recruited into the Grey Wardens, the Templar Order, or the Circle of Magi. Either way, Hawke and Leandra became the only residents of the Amell estate after Hawke bought it back using the Deep Roads treasure.

Three years later, tragedy struck the family again. Leandra was abducted by an insane serial killer, and murdered by him. The head of the family was now her eldest child, who was later declared Champion of Kirkwall for defeating the Qunari who declared war on the city.

Viscount Dumar was killed in the conflict. Meredith Stannard, Knight-Commander of Kirkwall's Templars, became steward of the city. She used her position to stop a new Viscount from being appointed, until ever-increasing tensions between the mages and the Templars resulted in her demise.

If Hawke introduced Charade to Gamlen: Leandra's eldest child was eventually able to engineer a reconciliation between Charade and her father, Gamlen. Gamlen warmly welcomed his estranged daughter and a branch of the Amell family was reunited once more.

If Hawke sided with the Templars:

After assisting the Templars in the brutal annulment of Kirkwall's Circle of Magi during the Kirkwall Rebellion, Hawke was elevated to the position of Viscount. However, in more recent times, Hawke left Kirkwall; the Champion's whereabouts are currently unknown.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


If Hawke sided with the templars:

The templars in Kirkwall began using Red Lyrium which made them paranoid. Eventually they turned on Hawke, forcing them to step down as Viscount. Hawke left Kirkwall to try and find out more.

If Hawke sided with the mages:

Once again, the Amells collapsed at their peak. Hawke saved the mages of Kirkwall from death at the hands of the Templars, and, in doing so, was forced to flee the city. The Champion's whereabouts are currently unknown.

Known members Edit

Family tree Edit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aristide Amell
 
Bethann Walker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fausten Amell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mara Hartling
 
Gamlen Amell
 
Leandra Amell
 
Malcolm Hawke
 
Damion Amell
 
Revka Amell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charade Amell
 
Hawke
 
Bethany Hawke
 
Carver Hawke
 
 
 
Human Circle Mage
 

Notes Edit

  • Lord Aristide died in 9:11, 3 years before Perrin Threnhold assumed the title Viscount. There are other timeline discrepancies in the Amells' history. For example, while Leandra says that she was unable to attend her parents' funeral because of her twins' recent births, Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2 states that Aristide and Bethann died a year apart.

See also Edit

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: The Amell Family

Codex icon DA2 Codex entry: Malcolm Hawke's Reply

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, pp. 150-157
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