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Aveline's dialogue contains a list of conversations she shares with her companions.

Dragon Age II[]

Combat comments[]

Before a fight:

  • I am ready! They are not!
  • Maker, take you!
  • I suffer no threat!
  • Face me! I stand for all of us!
  • Guard yourself, there's more coming!
  • Is there an end to the people who hate you?

During a fight:

  • Watch out! That one's got a lot of power!
  • Rally here, around me!
  • You go through me before anyone else!
  • So it begins, and ends!
  • Order will be restored!
  • That will not go unanswered!
  • You will fall!
  • Don't worry, I'm at your back!
  • From stealth! Look behind!

Kills an enemy:

  • Waste of life, but not my choice.
  • Let them join the Maker!
  • One less against us!
  • The marked one has fallen!

After a fight:

  • It was their bad luck we're so skilled.
  • Every battle is training for the next.
  • Well? Next?

No effect:

  • Maker, why isn't this working?!

Recovering from KO:

  • I'm not fully recovered, not yet.
  • I think I tore... everything.
  • I'm up and there will be a reckoning.
  • Rest assured, I will not fail again.
  • Everyone alright? I think I was... out.
  • Word of caution, let's not do that again.

About to KO:

  • Tend this injury, I have to be ready for anything.
  • Back me up or you lose me!

Low on stamina:

  • I'm out of breath!
  • I can't keep this pace!
  • This is wearing on me!

Someone else KO'd:

  • (If Hawke falls) Hawke is down! Not good!
  • (If Hawke falls) I won't let you down!
  • (If Hawke falls) Not today, Hawke! Not while I'm here!
  • (If Hawke falls) You're not making your death my fault! Not today!
  • (If Anders falls) That moody mage is down!
  • (If Carver falls) Your brother has just hit the ground!
  • (If Isabela falls) Isabela's on the ground, appropriately!
  • (If Varric falls) Varric! No time to lay around, you old con!
  • I will not lose another in my care!
  • I'm with you, hold on!

Taking a potion:

  • This will help -it better!
  • Hope no one else needs this!


  • Something has me!


  • Trap here, I know it.
  • Watch well, there is a trap.
  • That's not my strength.
  • I'll need more than high hopes to do that.
  • Let me know if you need that done right.
  • I can help, you know.
  • Done here. Anything else?

Aveline's remarks[]

  • The man at the docks: You're sure you don't want something extra for your retirement fund, Captain?
  • Aveline: That stopped with Jeven, as did your extra shipments.
  • The man at the docks: Can't fault a man for asking.
  • Aveline: I can and I have.
  • Hightown noblewoman: You're the captain of the guard. You have my thanks for keeping us safe, dear girl.
  • Aveline: You're quite welcome.
  • Hightown noblewoman: So accomplished at such a young age. How splendid!

Location comments[]

  • (Entering the Blooming Rose) "Let's not stay here for long."
  • (Entering the Hightown Market) "This is the heart of Kirkwall if you ask me."
  • (City Guard Barracks) "It's different here as captain. Feels like... family."
  • (City Guard Barracks) "Nothing going on, Hawke. You'd be the first to know if there was."
  • (Approaching Gamlen's Shack in Act 1) "You could do worse, Hawke. It's a roof."
  • (Approaching Hawke's mansion for the first time) "You've certainly come a long way, Hawke."
  • (Kirkwall, night) "I don't make my guards fight gangs in dark corners. But if you'd like to help..."
  • (Near the Viscount's Keep) "The home of leadership in Kirkwall, such as it is."
  • (Passing by the Wounded Coast lookout point) "It's hard to believe we came all that way to get here."
  • (Darktown, near sewer entrance) "Rule of thumb. If a criminal runs to the sewers, he's gone."
  • (Lowtown) "I'd double patrols here, if I had my choice. Lowtown is trouble."
  • (Lowtown, entering the Undercity warrens during Shepherding Wolves) "I would not approve of coming here to avoid the guards, but these circumstances are... unique."
  • (Lowtown, Act 2) "My term as captain has not been popular here. But you get used to it."
  • (Lowtown, Act 2) "Lowtown serves its purpose. It's not always pretty, but it's there."
  • (Lowtown Bazaar, Act 2) "The heart of the city. For both commerce and crime, judging from my reports."
  • (Lowtown Bazaar, Act 2) "I believe this market rivals Denerim, but I haven't visited in a very long time."
  • (Hightown) "Hightown is the best of Kirkwall. Just ask them."
  • (Hightown, Act 2) "Hightown hides its worst elements very well. The things people keep behind locked doors."
  • (Darktown) "The guards don't come here often enough."
  • (The Gallows) "A place where we should be coming together. For most, it's barely a nod as they pass."
  • (The Hanged Man) "A hive of scum and villainy. Every city needs the outlet."
  • (The Hanged Man, Act 2) "I don't get here as often as I should, even as captain."
  • (The Blooming Rose) "Getting a few looks in here. Hope it's because I'm a guard."
  • (The Chantry) "I should feel at home here, but... I know sacrifice, but I will not be a sacrifice"
  • (The Chantry) "I'm uncomfortable around Chantry sisters. All because of that red-headed trickster in Lothering."
  • (Sundermount) "I feel like there's a different law at work in this place. Someone else's rules."
  • (The Wounded Coast) "Watch yourself. Having a member/Captain of the guard along carries little weight here."
  • (The Deep Roads) "A dangerous place, but if you're sure this is where you need to be, I'm with you."
  • (Qunari compound) "Guard captain" means nothing here."

Aveline and Hawke[]

(During Blackpowder Courtesy, when you visit the Side Alley)

  • Aveline: He's a good man. Trust that it's as bad as he says.
  • Hawke: (Sarcastic Hawke) How about we skip this one? Send your man instead?
  • Aveline: How about I shove a canary up your coal mine? Let's go.

(During The Long Road, when it's revealed she is trying to court Donnic and Hawke asks “Why is this difficult for you?")

  • Hawke: “I can’t imagine you having trouble speaking your mind.”

(Not in a romance):

  • Aveline: "The guards are in my care. I hurt when they hurt. But Donnic...
  • Aveline: "I want him to know that I feel... but if something happened to him...
  • Hawke: "Something already happened and he's fine.
  • Aveline: "If it made sense, I wouldn't need you. I feel paralyzed. I hate it."

(In a romance):

  • Aveline: “It’s just... fear. I know it’s foolish, but I can’t get away from it.”
  • (Isabela romance): “What about you and Isabela? I know she doesn’t have two thoughts to rub together, but the danger of your lives must worry you.”
  • (Merrill romance): “What about you and Merrill? She’s all but daring the Fade to take her. How do you live with that danger?
  • (Anders romance): “What about you and Anders? He’s all but cursed. How do you live with that danger?
  • (Fenris romance): “What about you and Fenris? How do you deal with the danger of your lives?”
  • Hawke: “Maybe we’re not the best example.”

(During Questioning Beliefs, after The Long Road, and choose, "You need my good humor")

  • Hawke: You don't want me as sour and dour as you. You need a counterpoint.
  • Aveline: I don't think I've asked to be the butt of your jokes.
  • Hawke: Donnic.


  • Aveline: Okay, sometimes I have asked for it.

(After Following the Qun, if Hawke ended things with the Viscount sarcastically)

  • Aveline: "'It's pretty late?' You ass."
  • Hawke: "May as well end as tense as it started."
  • Aveline: "It won't end. Hawke, I thought this could wait, but... I need to speak to you at your home. Very soon."

Aveline and Anders[]

Act 1

  • Aveline: I hear good things about you, Anders. Not what I expected.
  • Anders: From a mage, you mean.
  • Aveline: I didn't say that.
  • Anders: How else would you judge me? What else am I a shining example of?
  • Aveline: I don't know... other Fereldans lurking in Darktown? Mage or not.
  • Anders: You... have a fair point.
  • Anders: So you married a templar, huh?
  • Aveline: What of it?
  • Anders: Are they all as dirty as they seem?
  • Aveline: What?
  • Anders: Did he ever ask you to play "the naughty mage and the helpless recruit?" Maybe the "secret desire demon and the upstanding knight?"
  • Aveline: That's disgusting!
  • Anders: I hear it's quite popular.
  • Aveline: I could use your consult Anders.
  • Anders: Bring it to Darktown, and I'll get you a salve or something.
  • Aveline: What? No! I need to know some things about mages.
  • Anders: Why?
  • Aveline: I'm a guard. I'm the first person who has to deal with... trouble.
  • Anders: You want help killing people like me.
  • Aveline: Not every mage can be trusted.
  • Anders: Nor every guard.
  • Anders: Do you ever miss Ferelden?
  • Aveline: Of course! It was home. I would never have left willingly.
  • Aveline: But I'm not going to be my father and spend my life trying to live a memory.
  • Anders: I didn't think I'd give it a second thought once I was gone. I mean, what did Ferelden ever do for me?
  • Anders: But I do. I think about it. There's something here that just doesn't feel right.
  • Aveline: You mean how mages are treated?
  • Anders: No... I think there's not enough dog shit.

Act 2

  • Aveline: You're glaring, Anders. Is there a reason, or is it one of your moods?
  • Anders: Your term as captain hasn't been particularly "mage friendly."
  • Aveline: I've only turned a handful over to the templars.
  • Anders: Every despot starts somewhere.
  • Aveline: And yet I allow an abomination to whine at me! Credit where it's due.
  • Aveline: So you're two people, Anders and... Justice?
  • Anders: That's not strictly accurate.
  • Aveline: But you are of two minds.
  • Anders: Many people are.
  • Aveline: Now you're the one not being accurate.
  • Anders: I thought those were the rules of this game.
  • Aveline: I never know who I'm talking to with you.
  • Anders: Then it's fortunate it doesn't occur often.
  • Anders: So, I never expected to be palling around with the captain of the guard.
  • Aveline: We're not "pals."
  • Anders: We're not? What about that time we painted each other's toenails?
  • Aveline: Do you want something?
  • Anders: Love, life, and liberty. What more does a man need?
  • Aveline: You're in a jolly mood.
  • Anders: Well, when you're here, I know you're not leading men into Darktown to arrest me.

(If Ella was killed during Dissent)

  • Anders: Can I ask you something, Aveline?
  • Aveline: I cannot look the other way when mages break the law--
  • Anders: That's not what I was going to ask.
  • Anders: There's a girl. A mage apprentice. She...was murdered in the Gallows recently. Have you heard anything of it?
  • Aveline: You mean the girl you killed.
  • Anders: Yes. I'd like to... attend the funeral. Do something.
  • Aveline: The official templar report says she was killed by a demon of unknown origin.
  • Aveline: Let her family mourn in peace.

Act 3

  • Anders: I suppose you're just thrilled how the knight-commander's basically stepped into the viscount's seat?
  • Aveline: She can't stall the process forever. It's not her place.
  • Aveline: Leaving the viscount's seat empty will just tempt people to fight for it. It will cause more trouble than it prevents.
  • Anders: Well. You've got a brain in there after all.
  • Anders: I was convinced that headband was to keep it from falling out.
  • Aveline: I have to admit, Anders. Of the mages I know, you're the one I expected to go out in a blaze.
  • Anders: The day is young.
  • Aveline: It was a compliment, you ass.
  • Anders: No, it wasn't.
  • Anders: Your husband agrees with me.
  • Aveline: About what?
  • Anders: He thinks the knight-commander's mad. He told me she's gone behind your back to investigate guardsmen she suspects as secret mages.
  • Aveline: Even if that were true, he wouldn't tell you.
  • Anders: He won't fight for her when the time comes. Would you turn against your own husband?
  • Aveline: I don't know if you're lying or crazy.

(During The Last Straw)

  • Aveline: Just to be clear Anders: when this is over, you will turn yourself in for your crime.
  • Anders: I'm well aware of your commitment to oppression.
  • Aveline: The laws of the land. Fairly applied to everyone.
  • Anders: That...is actually something I'd very much like to see.

Aveline and Bethany[]

  • Bethany: Was Wesley based out of the Lothering chantry? I don't remember seeing him there.
  • Aveline: He served elsewhere. He was coming to find me at Ostagar.
  • Aveline: Were you familiar with every templar in Lothering?
  • Bethany: How else was I supposed to know when to run and hide?
  • Bethany: Being a guardsman seems like a better life than being a soldier.
  • Aveline: Oh?
  • Bethany: My brother was a soldier. It's all about taking land and serving some king you've never met.
  • Bethany: Guardsmen, they do something real. They protect people. They make their lives better.
  • Aveline: I don't know if I agree.
  • Bethany: Neither would my brother.
  • Bethany: How come you and Wesley never had children? I mean, sorry if that's too personal—
  • Aveline: It's all right.
  • Aveline: I was a soldier and he was a templar. We knew that our personal lives would have to wait.
  • Aveline: Distance never mattered, but we ran out of time. It is what it is.
  • Bethany: Now that he's gone, do you ever wish—
  • Aveline: That's too personal.
  • Aveline: You show admirable restraint, Bethany.
  • Bethany: For a mage, you mean.
  • Aveline: I could also say, "for a Hawke," but yes, for a mage.
  • Bethany: You have a sword. Why aren't you killing someone right now?
  • Aveline: Fair point, but I can put my sword down.
  • Bethany: Believe me, I have tried.
  • Aveline: I'm sorry I couldn't get you more information about the Circle, Bethany. It's difficult without naming you.
  • Bethany: Thank you for being discreet. I don't want the templars at my door.
  • Aveline: No one does.
  • Bethany: Let them corral the troublemakers. I just want information.
  • Aveline: Right. Right.
  • Bethany: It sounds like I'm trying to convince myself, doesn't it?
  • Aveline: I wouldn't have said. But yes.

Aveline and Carver[]

  • Carver: Did you approve my application?
  • Aveline: I can't make you a guard, Carver.
  • Carver: We were both soldiers. Why won't they take me?
  • Aveline: I was an officer. And I follow orders.
  • Carver: (Laughs) No you don't.
  • Aveline: I also think of others before myself. You seem tired of that, and that's dangerous.
  • Carver: Just when it's not my choice. You told them not to take me, didn't you?
  • Aveline: Yes.
  • Carver: I'm surprised you still travel with us, Aveline.
  • Aveline: Carver, don't.
  • Carver: You're ever so busy with the guardsmen. It must be a burden to slum with the refugees.
  • Aveline: It's oddly comforting that you insult me like I'm family.
  • Carver: That wasn't... no, I didn't mean that.
  • Aveline: I know. But you should be glad that's how I took it.
  • Aveline: I don't like some of the people you've been associating with, Carver.
  • Carver: Talk to my brother/sister. He/She's the one in charge.

(If on friendship path with Aveline)

  • Aveline: Maybe, but I know you get around.

(If on rivalry path with Aveline)

  • Aveline: Who says I don't mean him/her too?
  • Aveline: This city's full of people who are dead set on ending badly. I don't want to see you end up the same way.
  • Carver: Would asking you to stop spying on me help in the least?
  • Aveline: No.
  • Aveline: So, Carver, have you thought about what you'll do if your expedition doesn't pay off?
  • Carver: This is our only chance and you know it.
  • Aveline: You're so damned proud you couldn't pick up a trade?
  • Carver: And who would take on a Fereldan apprentice? Maybe in another year I could work my way up to pissboy.
  • Aveline: Fine, let's crawl down some holes. Good bloody luck for your sake.
  • Aveline: Tell me, how did your family escape Lothering? Almost everyone who hadn't fled...
  • Carver:
    • (If Hawke is male) My brother. If he wasn't with us, I don't think we'd be here.
    • (If Hawke is female) My older sister. If she wasn't with us, I don't think we'd be here.
  • Aveline: But you seem quite skilled as well.
  • Carver: I'm not my brother/sister.

(When talking to Aveline during A Friend in the Guard and ask, "Do you miss being a soldier?")

  • Hawke: This must be a very different pace from serving King Cailan.
  • Aveline: It's just one more change, though. The real end for me was Ostagar.
  • Aveline: What about you Carver? You were there. Do you feel something similar?
  • Carver: No.
  • Aveline: All right, then.
  • Aveline: Bit of a tit, your brother.

Aveline and Fenris[]

Act 1

  • Aveline: Are you safe, Fenris?
  • Fenris: No.
  • Aveline: You know, some guards give people the opportunity to lie if it will keep the peace.
  • Fenris: You can see what I am. Lie to yourself if you must.
  • Fenris: I understand you're named after a famous knight?
  • Aveline: Everyone always brings up the name.
  • Fenris: I've not heard of Ser Aveline—is she very famous?
  • Aveline: Really? They don't tell of her glorious downfall in Tevinter?
  • Fenris: Not to slaves.
  • Aveline: Pardon me for saying so, but thank the Maker for that.
  • Fenris: You do not like your name?
  • Aveline: My name is a wish my father made. And I did want to be a knight, but...
  • Fenris: I see. Still, it's a good name. A strong name.
  • Aveline: What were you named after?
  • Fenris: I don't know my real name. My master called me Fenris, his "little wolf."
  • Aveline: Could you not call yourself something different now?
  • Fenris: Couldn't you?
  • Aveline: A fine point.

(Only if you complete The Way It Should Be)

  • Aveline: You are known, Fenris.
  • Fenris: What?
  • Aveline: I'm going through Jeven's neglected reports. Some involve you. And requests about you.
  • Fenris: By whom?
  • Aveline: I don't know. They're old, poorly kept. But you should be on your best behavior.
  • Fenris: Thank you for getting rid of them.
  • Aveline: I didn't.

Act 2

  • Aveline: All right, I'm just going to say it. Fenris, you need to present yourself better.
  • Fenris: What are you talking about?
  • Aveline: You're squatting in Hightown. I sympathize with your claims, but your neighbors have influence.
  • Fenris: My claims?
  • Aveline: To the estate. "Rightfully stolen" isn't exactly something I can forward to the Viscount. Be more discreet about... yourself.
  • Fenris: I shall endeavor to exist with less offense.
  • Aveline: Fenris, did you consider my offer for you to train the guard in Tevinter fighting techniques? I've heard nothing.
  • Fenris: My abilities were inflicted, not taught. I will not pass that on.
  • Aveline: Some good should come of them.
  • Fenris: No.
  • Fenris: It feels good to be captain of the guard, yes?
  • Aveline: No, I will not change the patrols around your mansion again. There's already been too many questions.
  • Fenris: You wound my pride with such accusations.
  • Aveline: But you were going to ask.
  • Fenris: Eventually.
  • Aveline: (Laughs) I'll look at the roster and see what I can do.

(During A Bitter Pill, in the Abandoned Slaver Den, when the Blood Sacrifice is examined)

  • Fenris: See for yourself. The legacy of the magisters.
  • Aveline: Is this... allowed in Tevinter?
  • Fenris: In a society where mages rule, they find many ways to justify their need for power.

During The Long Road

Note: Fenris's dialogue contributions will be trumped by those of Isabela and Varric)

In Aveline's office, part 3

  • Aveline: (Sighs) All right, I can fix this. I need... I need three goats and a sheaf of wheat. You'll take them to his mother. (To Hawke)

Hawke raises a very perplexed eyebrow.

  • Aveline: It's a dowry tradition. Maybe it will smooth the process.
  • Fenris: A dowry? Then... this isn't about accusations.
  • Aveline: No, it's not.
  • Fenris: She's courting the man. With a fear reserved for dragons.

Part of same conversation, when Hawke asks about Aveline's difficulty with expressing her affections. Must have active romance with Fenris and not currently involved with someone else.

  • Aveline: What about you and Fenris? How do you deal with the danger of your lives?
(If Fenris is in party) Fenris looks at Hawke, who pauses and glances down before answering.
(If Fenris is not in party) Hawke uses slightly lighter tone without pausing.
  • Hawke: Maybe we're not the best example.

Ending part of same conversation, when Hawke decides to continue helping Aveline but asks her what she wants to do instead of providing a direct solution

  • Aveline: I'm the captain. He's my guardsman. I can't get past that.
  • Fenris: If the existing relationship prevents a new one, go somewhere you are equal.
  • Aveline: What, just... go out somewhere? Like it's that easy?

...Which eventually leads to another scene in the Hanged Man, after Aveline's unsuccessful "date", as interjection between Hawke's lines:

  • Fenris: Again, she deflects.
  • Aveline: I will not risk...
  • Fenris: You're squandering something you don't understand.
  • Hawke: You can't ignore advice from such a stable source. (no sarcasm intended)

At the end of the "patrol" along the Wounded Coast, when Hawke pushes for Aveline to come clean with Donnic. This will not occur if Varric, Isabela, Anders, or Merrill is in the party.

  • Donnic: Would someone please tell me what's going on?
  • Fenris: She wants you. It is pathetic... and admirable.
  • Donnic: Captain?
  • Aveline: (embarrassed laugh)

Act 3

  • Fenris: I was speaking with Donnic the other day...
  • Aveline: Since when do you talk with my husband?
  • Fenris: He... comes to the mansion once a week? We play diamondback.
  • Aveline: What? Why am I not invited to these games?
  • Fenris: He says you get angry when you lose.
  • Aveline: I do not! All right, perhaps I do. Still, that's no reason not to tell me.

(If Isabela is in the party)

  • Isabela: Perhaps he longed for less masculine companionship?
  • Aveline: Shut up, whore.

(If Varric is in the party)

  • Varric: It is if he's a betting man.
  • Fenris: I disavow any knowledge of gambling occurring in my house.


  • Fenris: He's a good man, Aveline. I enjoy his visits.
  • Aveline: Fine, fine. Have your "man time," then.
  • Aveline: Do you feel like a citizen, Fenris?
  • Fenris: Excuse me?
  • Aveline: You've been in Kirkwall as long as I have. Does it feel like home?
  • Fenris: I have no comparison, really. It feels like a free place.
  • Aveline: Maybe that's enough.
  • Fenris: We shall see.

(Alternately, if Fenris is in a relationship with Hawke)

  • Aveline: You've been in Kirkwall as long as I have. Does it feel like home?
  • Fenris: It feels. That itself has been a surprise.
  • Aveline: (If The Long Road was completed)I think I know what you mean.


  • Aveline: (If The Long Road was not completed)I think I had a chance for that and missed it.
  • Aveline: There's a war coming. Does it feel different, fighting by choice?
  • Fenris: You were never ordered to kill?
  • Aveline: I was a soldier, but I was willing.
  • Fenris: I was willing, as well, but not by choice. (Laughs) If that makes any sense.
  • Aveline: Does anything in this mess?
  • Aveline: Thank you for that tip, Fenris.
  • Fenris: You caught them, then?
  • Aveline: Yes—a whole nest of slave runners working out of the Undercity.
  • Fenris: I imagine you imprisoned them?
  • Aveline: Sadly, they never made it to prison.
  • Fenris: You always know how to make me smile, Aveline.

Aveline and Isabela[]

Act 1

  • Aveline: So, Isabela. You're a captain?
  • Isabela: That's right, big girl. What of it?
  • Aveline: I don't remember your name on any registries. Every ship that docks has to declare.
  • Isabela: I never docked, and you're no port authority.
  • Aveline: And you... are no merchant.
  • Isabela: Ooh... scrutiny.
  • Isabela: Do men find you intimidating? What about Wesley? Did he?
  • Aveline: Isabela...
  • Isabela: What? Too soon?
  • Aveline: Too soon, too personal, too... everything coming from you!
  • Isabela: Ooh, sore spot?
  • Aveline: If you don't shut up, I'll give you a sore spot.
  • Isabela: You have such pretty hair. What a lovely color.
  • Aveline: Other children used to laugh at me for having ginger hair.
  • Isabela: Really? Aww. I bet you were cute. Did you have pigtails?
  • Aveline: Sometimes.
  • Isabela: How precious! Little Aveline, running around the village with her flaming orange pigtails streaming behind her...
  • Isabela: ... and little boys all scattering and screaming for mercy as she approached.
  • Aveline: Shut up, whore.

(Only if you complete The Way It Should Be)

  • Isabela: Well. "Captain." Can I call you captain? You can call me captain.
  • Aveline: I won't be doing that.
  • Isabela: Neither will I. Because you're a guard captain. No real authority. Not like on a ship.
  • Aveline: Well, you would know about having a large number of men under you.
  • Isabela: You've been waiting to use that one. Did you practice?
  • Aveline: Shut up.

(When entering the Blooming Rose for the first time)

  • Isabela: "The difference between whores and courtesans is... well, they have nicer shoes."
  • Aveline: I think your shoes are fine.
  • Isabela: Look at you being funny! That might even get you a man someday.

Act 2

  • Aveline: I had trouble with another one of your women, Isabela. She stole from a... distracted client. You're lucky she wasn't jailed.
  • Isabela: My women? I am but a shepherd. And what free enterprise are you oppressing now?
  • Aveline: Theft is not enterprise.
  • Isabela: Opportunities insufficiently guarded. Victimless crimes.
  • Aveline: Except for all the victims.
  • Isabela: Details. Victimless details.
  • Aveline: How are you so successful with men? You're not that pretty.
  • Isabela: Cast a wide enough net, and you're bound to catch something.
  • Aveline: (Laughs) At least you're willing to admit it.
  • Isabela: Trust me. I've heard, "Get away from me, you pirate hag!" more times than I care to count.
  • Aveline: Doesn't that bother you?
  • Isabela: Why should it? They don't know me. I know me.
  • Aveline: You're right.
  • Isabela: About?
  • Aveline: About knowing who you are.
  • Aveline: I'm the captain of the guard. I'm loyal, strong, and I don't look too bad naked.
  • Isabela: Exactly. And if I called you a mannish, awkward, ball-crushing do-gooder, you'd say...?
  • Aveline: Shut up, whore.
  • Isabela: That's my girl.

(During The Long Road. Isabela must be in the party when you speak to Aveline after posting the duty roster, and choose, "You've been alone this long?")

  • Hawke: So you've been by yourself since we came to Kirkwall?
  • Isabela: Wait, you've gone four years without? You must creak like a rusty hinge.
  • Aveline: Many people have their lives because of me.
  • Isabela: But poor you, no life of your own.
  • Aveline: We both place others above ourselves. I happen to do it clothed.

(Isabela approaches Aveline)

  • Isabela: You're splitting hairs, but wishing someone would split yours.
  • Aveline: I've had enough of your loose lips. Like many, I'm sure.

(they get in each other's face)

  • Isabela: Oh, touché. Prig!
  • Aveline: Slattern!

(Hawke steps in)

  • Hawke: If I might put this back on track.

(After completing The Long Road)

  • Isabela: So, how good is Donnic? Is he cocksure?
  • Aveline: (Sighs) Just... get it out of your system.
  • Isabela: Did he curl your toes?

(Isabela will say four of the following at random:)

  • Isabela: Dwarf your beard?
  • Isabela: Arl your Eamon?
  • Isabela: Shank your Jory?
  • Isabela: Praise your Maker?
  • Isabela: Grope your grinder?
  • Isabela: Establish his canon?
  • Isabela: Kaddis your Katie?
  • Isabela: Dampen your Divine?
  • Isabela: Pamper your Paragon?
  • Isabela: Grey your Warden?
  • Isabela: Pudding your peach?
  • Isabela: Float your frigate?
  • Isabela: Explore your Deep Roads?

(The fifth will always be one of the following)

  • Isabela: How about "satisfy a demand of your Qun."
  • Isabela: Or did he Cup your Joining?
  • Isabela: Or master your taint? That's an old one.
  • Aveline: Yes, all right? He is an incredibly proficient lover. Happy?
  • Isabela: Well that's rather personal, don't you think?

Act 3

  • Aveline: You didn't come to my solstice dinner party.
  • Isabela: Look at you! Dinner parties, cooking... do you have a lace apron yet, or should I get one for you?
  • Aveline: Don't change the subject. I sent you an invitation, and you didn't show up.
  • Isabela: I thought it would be... I mean, I don't know. I just don't do family gatherings.
  • Isabela: Besides, one day you and Donnic will have children, and I'll be the last person you want around them.
  • Isabela: Imagine all the awkward questions you'd have to answer. "Mother, what's a Slattern?"
  • Aveline: I'll just point at you and say, "That's a Slattern."

(If The Long Road was completed)

  • Isabela: So, Donnic was in the Rose.
  • Aveline: He was not!
  • Isabela: Easy, big girl. He wasn't shopping for himself. You're lucky to have a man who wants to please you.
  • Isabela: But, maybe you could indulge him more. Are there areas of intimacy you haven't explored?
  • Aveline: Why? Why do you give me these doubts!
  • Isabela: Aveline. If you shove your thumb up his ass, I win.

(The last line depends on who else is in the party)

  • Anders: Just... no.
  • Fenris: (Laughs)
  • Merrill: Ew!
  • Varric: Ah, that old chestnut.
  • Sebastian: Ugh. Maker.
  • Hawke: (Coughs)

(If The Long Road was not completed)

  • Isabela: So, Donnic was in the Rose.
  • Aveline: Good. Happy for him. He needs to calm down.
  • Isabela: You're tough on the man. I don't see how it's his fault if you missed your chance.
  • Aveline: Isabela, I realize that you are always prepared for a sudden random phallus, but for your own safety, shut your mouth!

(If The Long Road was completed)

  • Isabela: How's marriage been treating you, big girl?
  • Aveline: It's been good. No, great. I'd forgotten what it was like to...
  • Isabela: Be flipped ass over tits and hammered like a bent nail?
  • Aveline: To. Be. Loved.
  • Isabela: Oh. Right, of course.
  • Aveline: Not that I'm complaining about the other thing.

(If The Long Road was not completed)

  • Isabela: So how long has it been? Six years? Seven?
  • Aveline: None of your business.
  • Isabela: You ever thought of going to the Rose? They're discreet and remarkably affordable if you forgo all the extras.
  • Aveline: Quiet!
  • Isabela: Not that sensual massages aren't lovely, but in a dire situation like yours, you need to get straight to the point.
  • Isabela: Some good old fashioned, headboard slamming-
  • Aveline: If you don't shut your mouth, I'm going to slam your head against something.
  • Isabela: (Whistles) Touchy...
  • Aveline: You know, Isabela, if someone had told me that I'd put up with you for all these years, I'd have punched them flat.
  • Isabela: And if someone had told me I'd still be here, I'd have done the same.

(If No Rest for the Wicked has been completed and Isabela blackmailed Castillon)

  • Aveline: You have your ship, what's stopping you?


  • Aveline: Save your bits, you'll have your ship one day.
  • Isabela: And what would you do without me as a constant headache in the Rose?
  • Aveline: Someone would rush to fill the hole. You know, like you never left.
  • Isabela: That's my girl.
  • Aveline: Maybe you win once in a while.
  • Aveline: (Laughs)
  • Isabela: And then he says... he says, "I swear I had two when I came in here."
  • Isabela: You know, those stains never did come out.
  • Aveline: You are horrible. Every inch.
  • Isabela: You love it, big girl. And you owe me for the bottle.
  • Isabela: Hawke.
  • Aveline: She's not so bad. Except when she is.

(During Champions and Captains, and you choose "How was the honeymoon?")

  • Hawke: You never said how your three weeks in Orlais went.
  • Aveline: You're right. I didn't.
  • Isabela: Ohh. Shivery.

(During On The Loose, when talking with Emile de Launcet)

  • Isabela: Aww, he's like you were. Do you remember, Aveline? When you were stupid over Donnic?
  • Aveline: Yes, I remember. Thank you.

Aveline and Merrill[]

Act 1

  • Merrill: You must really like the Hawke family.
  • Aveline: Why do you say that?
  • Merrill: You came all the way from Lothering with them, didn't you? And they're not even your clan.
  • Aveline: Humans don't have clans, Merrill.
  • Merrill: Exactly! You came so far together, and you didn't even have a Keeper to make you get along.
  • Aveline: So your Keeper tells you to stop kicking each other, or she'll turn the aravel around?
  • Merrill: Sometimes she also warns us to stop pulling hair.
  • Merrill: I would like to know more about being a guard, Aveline.
  • Aveline: I don't think that's the job for you.
  • Merrill: I know, but it might help me not get caught.
  • Aveline: You probably shouldn't have said that part.
  • Merrill: Why?
  • Aveline: Just... never mind.
  • Merrill: Did Lothering have an alienage?
  • Aveline: It wasn't a big enough village to have a wall around it, let alone a place for elves.
  • Merrill: Where did the elves live, then?
  • Aveline: Stables and outbuildings, mostly.
  • Merrill: I think I like alienages better.
  • Merrill: Why don't you arrest us, Aveline?
  • Aveline: What?
  • Merrill: We break the law. I'm pretty sure. There are laws for almost everything. You're not a bad guard, are you?
  • Aveline: No!

(If on a friendship path with Merrill)

  • Merrill: That's good. Is it because you're fond of Hawke? I kind of am.
  • Aveline: How very nice for you. Keep it to yourself.
  • Merrill: I'd rather keep it with her/him.

(If on a rivalry path with Merrill)

  • Merrill: That's good. You look uncomfortable. Did I say something wrong again?
  • Aveline: No, Merrill, that's fine.
  • Merrill: Ah, maybe it's your shoes.

Act 2

  • Aveline: You're incredibly talented, Merrill. I can see you are meant for great things.
  • Merrill: Thank you!
  • Aveline: But... You're stupid.
  • Merrill: I'm sorry, what?
  • Aveline: Don't you think it would be better to work on where you are now, instead of recreating old glory?
  • Merrill: No. No, that's kind of the opposite of what I've been saying. I'm the stupid one? Whatever.
  • Merrill: The Qunari must like it here, to stay so long.
  • Aveline: From what I've seen, the Qunari don't like anything.
  • Merrill: That can't be true. They must like some things... Sunshine? Butterflies? Rainbows?
  • Aveline: If I spot a Qunari admiring butterflies, Merrill, you'll be the first person I tell.

(After completing The Long Road)

  • Merrill: (Giggles)
  • Aveline: Yes?
  • Merrill: Is it like you thought? It's nice, isn't it? He seems nice.
  • Aveline: Yes, he's very nice.
  • Merrill: I know! And you're so cute when you're with him! Not like normal-you at all!
  • Aveline: Haven't you got something unholy to do?
  • Merrill: No, we're following Hawke. That's important, too.

(If you complete Mirror Image)

  • Aveline: This mirror of yours — what does it do?
  • Merrill: Mostly it stands in my house, looking a bit spooky.
  • Aveline: But its magic, right? So it can do... Magic things? Is it dangerous?
  • Merrill: It could fall on someone, but you'd have to push it really hard. It's quite heavy.
  • Aveline: Merrill, is it a danger to the people of Kirkwall or not?
  • Merrill: Oh! Only to anyone sitting right under it.

Act 3

  • Merrill: Aveline, you'll look after Hawke, won't you?
  • Aveline: The champion of Kirkwall doesn't need my protection (Rivarly with Hawke)
  • Aveline: Of course I will. What kind of a question is that? (Friendship with Hawke)
  • Merrill: And sometimes Isabela gets into awful trouble. You'll watch out for her, too?
  • Aveline: Merrill... what brought this on?
  • Merrill: Anything could happen. You'll protect them, though. It's what you do.
  • Aveline: There's nothing to worry about, Merrill.
  • Merrill: Aveline, what's in your mirror?
  • Aveline: What do you mean?
  • Merrill: In your mirror. What do you see?
  • Aveline: A warrior. A wife. All the mistakes I made to get here and make it right.
  • Aveline: Why? What have you decided to see?

(If after A New Path and Merrill decided to break the Eluvian)

  • Merrill: My mirror is broken. But I think... I think I see good things.
  • Merrill: Maybe a headband...

(If after A New Path and Merrill did not break the Eluvian)

  • Merrill: Demons. And... cracks.


  • Merrill: Sometimes it's hard to tell. Cracks, mostly.
  • Merrill: Maybe I'll borrow yours sometime. If that's all right?
  • Aveline: It's all right.
  • Aveline: I didn't expect you to stick around for this mess Merrill. This has nothing to do with your elves.

(If Hawke is romancing Merrill)

  • Merrill: I love Hawke, I wouldn't go anywhere.
  • Aveline: But it's not your fight.
  • Merrill: I love Hawke.
  • Aveline: You said that.
  • Merrill: I say it a lot. It makes things clearer, takes away doubt when everything is crazy and people are dying.
  • Aveline: I understand.
  • Merrill: Oh, good. Someone should.

(If not romanced)

  • Merrill: Everything affects everything. We were born, a bunch of things happened, and now we're in a mess with our friends.
  • Aveline: That seems too simple.
  • Merrill: Simple is good. It sneaks up on you, makes you smile.
  • Merrill: Maybe that should be enough once in a while.
  • Aveline: Simple it is.

(If after A New Path)

  • Aveline: That seems too simple.
  • Merrill: Simple is good. It sneaks up on you, makes you smile.
  • Merrill: Or it says "Hey over there!" And kills with a pin.
  • Aveline: Merrill?
  • Merrill: Simple Aveline. Not stupid.
  • Merrill: Aveline... do you think we'll win?
  • Aveline: Win what?
  • Merrill: In the end. It feels like something is ending, doesn't it? Do you think we'll win?
  • Aveline: Nothing is ending, Merrill. Things are a little tense, but it will pass.
  • Merrill: I hope we win. Varric will make it a good story, I'm sure.

(During Champions and Captains, if Isabela is not present, and you choose "How was the honeymoon?")

  • Hawke: You never said how your three weeks in Orlais went.
  • Aveline: You're right. I didn't.
  • Merrill: So, how was it?

(Pause, silence)

  • Merrill: Oh! (Laughs)

(During A New Path)

  • Aveline: What should we be prepared for if something goes wrong?
  • Merrill: I'm not entirely sure. I've never seen an abomination myself. The keeper said they... warp and change before your eyes.
  • Aveline: So you want us to come along and watch for something, but you don't know what?
  • Merrill: It's just a precaution, Aveline. Nothing will go wrong.
  • Aveline: Oh. That's reassuring.

Aveline and Sebastian[]

Act 2

  • Sebastian: I understand you are of noble birth.
  • Aveline: My father was a chevalier. He had to flee Orlais when his patron was murdered.
  • Sebastian: I'm sorry.
  • Aveline: I wouldn't have been suited for the life of an Orlesian noblewoman, anyway.
  • Sebastian: But surely you wish it had been different? To be a lady of Orlais and not a... city guardsman?
  • Aveline: Not for one moment.
  • Aveline: I'd rather kill a bandit and save a merchant's family than know the correct dance steps and which rouge is in fashion.
  • Sebastian: I hope this wasn't presumptuous, but I added your husband's name to the memorial wall in the Chantry.
  • Aveline: Wesley? But... you never knew him.
  • Sebastian: He was a templar. He refused to abandon the people of Ferelden to the Blight. He died too young.
  • Sebastian: The grand cleric will read his name during the Chant of Remembrance.
  • Aveline: Thank you. That is... very kind.
  • Sebastian: He walks with the Maker. But it is no shame for those left behind to mourn.
  • Aveline: So you're a prince, are you?
  • Sebastian: That is apparently true.
  • Aveline: There's doubt?
  • Sebastian: I've accepted the burden. That's all that matters. Why do you ask, Guard-Captain?
  • Aveline: The entitled types are always trouble.
  • Sebastian: In that case, I'm glad I don't count myself as one.
  • Aveline: They never do.
  • Sebastian: You don't like me, Guard-Captain?
  • Aveline: I've no issue, so long as the fight over your title remains in Starkhaven. Exactly like it hasn't.
  • Sebastian: Should I apologize for trying to take back what is rightfully mine?
  • Aveline: Whatever it takes? No matter the cost?
  • Sebastian: It feels like your're blaming me for some personal experience of yours.
  • Aveline: I was at Ostagar. Good people die when leaders "do whatever it takes."
  • Sebastian: Good people know the necessity.

(Once you complete Repentance)

  • Sebastian: What have I done now? You look like you wish to scold me.
  • Aveline: I just can't fathom why you're still in Kirkwall.
  • Aveline: For six years you've been claiming you'll retake your parent's lands.
  • Aveline: You're smart, you'd be a capable ruler. What are you waiting for?
  • Sebastian: I don't know if it's the right thing to do.
  • Aveline: Do we ever get to know that?

(Once you complete Repentance)

  • Aveline: Has Starkhaven called for its lost prince, Sebastian? Would you give up if the city has moved on?
  • Sebastian: Like Ferelden "moved on" after Cailan?
  • Aveline: You've been reading.

(If Alistair was made king)

  • Sebastian: It's a good tale. King Alistair is particularly inspiring. But I doubt that's how you see me.


  • Sebastian: It's a good tale. I'm inspired by the Warden Alistair. But I doubt that's how you see me.

(If on rivalry path)

  • Sebastian: I'm no tyrant, Aveline. If people die restoring me to my place, they'll do it knowing the risk. If that doesn't satisfy, so be it.
  • Aveline: After your actions here? No, it doesn't.

(If on friendship path)

  • Sebastian: I don't intend to let anyone die restoring me to my place, Aveline. The risks are mine. And that will have to satisfy.
  • Aveline: It was well said, I give you that. We'll see.

Act 3

  • Aveline: Are you loyal, Prince?
  • Sebastian: Guard-Captain?
  • Aveline: To Kirkwall. Are you loyal?
  • Aveline: You're set on a title in Starkhaven, but we're having a crisis here.
  • Sebastian: This isn't just Kirkwall's concern. If this chaos spreads, Starkhaven will need a strong ruler to beat back the tide.
  • Aveline: I've seen greater men than you use that excuse.
  • Sebastian: Noted and ignored, Captain.
  • Sebastian: Do you have many dealings with the knight-commander?
  • Aveline: Please don't start with that. I'm not a templar. I'm the captain of the guard.
  • Aveline: We arrest burglars. The knight-commander never gives us a thought.
  • Sebastian: Grand Cleric Elthina is worried about her. She's stopped taking the Chantry's advice.
  • Aveline: Her job's not easy. Certain... forces in the city are allied against her.

(If Anders is in the party)

  • Anders: Don't try to be subtle. I'm right here.
  • Sebastian: Clearly, our templars need strong leaders.
  • Aveline: Until something changes, that's Meredith. And we must give her any support we are able.

Aveline and Varric[]

Act 1

  • Aveline: Varric, do you do anything?
  • Varric: Am I the next stop in your career evaluations? Joy of joys.
  • Aveline: You watch and you talk. Is that it?
  • Varric: You are dismissing hallmarks of both the utterly ineffectual and the incredibly dangerous.
  • Aveline: I don't know what you mean.
  • Varric: It means coins flow when I talk and when I shut up. Like if you got paid to guard or unguard.
  • Aveline: That makes no sense.
  • Varric: Good.
  • Aveline: Maybe I should put you to use Varric. Have you pen some warnings for the lawless.
  • Varric: Who's that for? Are most criminals big readers? Seems like pacifying the nobles.
  • Aveline: Pictures then. It was just a suggestion.
  • Varric: Well how about a giant sign that just says "Don't." You could hit people with it.
  • Aveline: Thank you, I get the point.
  • Varric: A Fereldan in the guard. What will they think of next?
  • Aveline: You have a problem with that?
  • Varric: Me? My family's not native either. I'm just surprised. Lots of old prejudice in the guard.
  • Aveline: I'll give them plenty of reason to change their minds.
  • Varric: You know, it's possible they're just scared shitless of you. That's my theory, anyway.
  • Varric: So what do you do, Aveline?
  • Aveline: You know I'm a guard, why are you asking?
  • Varric: I mean in your off-duty hours. For fun. You've heard of it, I hope?
  • Aveline: These are my off-duty hours.
  • Varric: And the trend of you scaring the piss out of me continues.

Act 2

  • Aveline: Blondie, Sunshine, Daisy, Rivaini... What am I?
  • Varric: Beg your pardon?
  • Aveline: You don't call anyone by name except for me. Where's my nickname?
  • Varric: That's not true. There's Hawke. And Bianca.
  • Aveline: "Hawke" is a family name and Bianca is a crossbow. Don't change the subject.
  • Varric: Haven't thought of a good one yet. What do you think of "Red?"
  • Aveline: Too common.
  • Varric: Well, when you think of one, let me know.
  • Aveline: You, Varric, have a very large mouth.
  • Varric: And here I've always looked up to you. What is it now?
  • Aveline: There were fistfights in the barracks over who is the model for your guard serial.
  • Varric: Hard in Hightown. Riveting stuff. Everyone loves a dirty guard on the edge.
  • Aveline: Varric.
  • Varric: Fine. I'll start his big finish. Three chapters until Donnen Brennicovick retires and opens a tavern on the coast.
  • Varric: I sure hope he makes it. He's getting too old for this shit.
  • Aveline: You are very close to losing your printing blocks, Varric.
  • Varric: Once more I am falsely accused of whatever it is that I am accused of. Falsely.
  • Aveline: Someone swapped the text of my recruitment poster with some filth from the Blooming Rose.
  • Varric: That does sound pretty good.
  • Aveline: Sure, fill barracks with whores. But you've also filled the Rose with guards.
  • Varric: It is true what they say. The best comedy comes from tragedy.
  • Aveline: You know the Tethras family businesses are registered in your cousin Elmand's name?
  • Varric: You don't say?
  • Aveline: But I can't find any record of you having a cousin Elmand.
  • Varric: I'll introduce you some time. He's a little on the shy side.
  • Aveline: Varric. He's imaginary.
  • Varric: Which makes him a much better head of the household than I am. He never misses the Merchants Guild meetings, for one.

Act 3

  • Aveline: You're too quiet, Varric.
  • Varric: I'm thinking of switching to romances. Nothing? Not even a foreboding frown?

(Only if The Long Road has been completed)

  • Aveline: I am content. Write what you will.
  • Varric: Well that certainly takes the fun out of it. Contentment in the barracks? Who'll pay to hear that shit?
  • Aveline: Then I should have thought of it years ago.


  • Aveline: Do what you will. I don't care.
  • Varric: That is... not a comforting thought.
  • Aveline: It is what it is. I'm used to it.
  • Varric: I think we've both lost some inspiration.
  • Aveline: Why are you still here, Varric?
  • Varric: Starkhaven's too pretentious for me and Cumberland's too boring.
  • Aveline: You always say you hate commitment, but here you are, six years later, still at Hawke's side.
  • Varric: Aveline, I thought you'd have noticed by now: I lie a lot.
  • Aveline: Strange, I always thought I'd wind up arresting you some day.
  • Varric: If I ever decide to get caught, Aveline, you'll be the guard I let catch me.
  • Aveline: "Let catch you?"
  • Varric: "Decide to get caught" didn't trip you up though. Good to know!
  • Aveline: How are you at finales, Varric?
  • Varric: I'm expecting some practical experience fairly soon.
  • Aveline: Make it a good one, will you?
  • Varric: For you, madam, endless sunsets and roses.
  • Aveline: Varric.
  • Varric: And the swift hand of the law sweeping all aside. I thought it went unsaid.


Aveline's remarks[]

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  • "A key... tied to your father's blood. Be careful, Hawke."

Aveline and Hawke[]

  • Aveline: Who do you suppose Corypheus is? And why would he want your blood?
  • Hawke: I guess we only get that answer from Corypheus.
  • Aveline: Let's make it quick. We're more use to the city on the surface.
  • Hawke: I need to see where this goes. You don't agree?
  • Aveline: To a point. Dead questions aren't worth the living. You'll do what you need to, but these things don't always turn out the way you hope she...they will.
  • Aveline: You never get rid of them. Not completely.
  • Hawke: We'll give it our best.
  • Aveline: Many have said the same.

Aveline and Anders[]

  • Aveline: What now, mage?
  • Anders: Nothing.

(If Aveline is not guard-captain)

  • Aveline: Right. Any second the lofty position of guardsman will go to my head and I'll enslave all mages.


  • Aveline: Right. Any second I'll surrender to the almighty power of "guard captain" and enslave all mages.
  • Anders: What are you talking about?
  • Aveline: Look out. Authority. Ooh.
  • Anders: Shut up.
  • Anders: So, a giant magical prison. You should invest in one of these for Kirkwall, Aveline.
  • Aveline: What are you on about?
  • Anders: Your guardsmen have their hands full chasing down blood mages and abominations. I thought you might like somewhere to put them.
  • Aveline: The redeemable go to the Circle, the rest go in the ground.
  • Anders: Maybe they can design it to shock anyone who says something bad about you!

Aveline and Bethany[]

(During Act 1)

  • Aveline: You're quiet, Bethany.
  • Bethany: We all should be. We're asking for trouble. Going to the Deep Roads so we can get coin to go to the Deep Roads. Need our heads examined is what we need.

(If Aveline is Hawke's rival)

  • Aveline: You make sense. Are you sure you're a Hawke?
  • Bethany: Sometimes I wonder.

(If Aveline is Hawke's friend)

  • Aveline: I'm sure you're brother/sister will be careful.
  • Bethany: Are you sure you mean my brother/sister?

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: That's about enough of that.
  • Bethany: I-I never really understood what you were saving Wesley from. The old witch said there was no cure but I assumed he was just... die. It's so much worse isn't it?
  • Aveline: Death is better than losing yourself as a ghoul. Wesley knew that.
  • Bethany: I just keep thinking, what if that had been Carver...?

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: I'd have never let that happen to him, Bethany. Carver died a hero.
  • Bethany: You're right. It just seems like we're always being pulled back towards the darkspawn. I wonder if we'll ever really be free of them.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Then he'd finally have something real to complain about.
  • Bethany: You're right. It just seems like we're always being pulled back towards the darkspawn. I wonder if we'll ever really be free of them.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: It wasn't. Don't borrow trouble.
  • Bethany: You're right. It just seems like we're always being pulled back towards the darkspawn. I wonder if we'll ever really be free of them.

(If Bethany is a Circle mage)

  • Aveline: I'm glad to see you out of the Gallows.
  • Bethany: Not the occasion I would have chosen but we do what we must.
  • Aveline: Always?
  • Bethany: Always. I'm fine, Aveline. Life is what I need it to be.
  • Aveline: And what you want?
  • Bethany: I wouldn't always have said so, but yes.

(If Bethany is a Grey Warden)

  • Aveline: So, how are you?
  • Bethany: Never better. Except for the slow death.
  • Aveline: What should I say? At least it's slow.
  • Bethany: It's fine, Aveline. I have purpose. Everyone should be so lucky.
  • Aveline: If you need anything...
  • Bethany: Wardens want for nothing in this life. But thank you.

Aveline and Carver[]

(During Act 1)

  • Aveline: Your form's sloppy, Carver. Stiffen up or the darkspawn will take your blade.
  • Carver: Right. I'll keep that in mind.
  • Aveline: And you're angry, why?
  • Carver: You didn't fare any better than I did the last time we faced darkspawn.
  • Aveline: If they take your blade, people die. That's not happening again. Stiffen up.
  • Carver: Yes ma'am.

(If Carver is in a friendship with Hawke)

  • Aveline: You're making a name for yourself in the templars.
  • Carver: And you've earned one, Captain.
  • Aveline: Have I?
  • Carver: Things the way they are, I wouldn't have anyone else in the position. Or watching out for my brother/sister.

(If Carver is a templar and rivals with Hawke)

  • Aveline: You're making a name for yourself in the templars.
  • Carver: And you're earning one, Captain.
  • Aveline: Am I now?
  • Carver: Just be careful. The order would be more than willing to...assume more authority for protecting the city.
  • Aveline: That's not how it works.
  • Carver: Not yet.

(Or, if Aveline married Donnic)

  • Aveline: You're making a name for yourself in the templars.
  • Carver: And you've changed yours, Aveline Hendyr. Let me know if you ever need him run out of town or something.
  • Aveline: (Laughs) I will do that, Carver.

(If Carver is a Grey Warden)

  • Aveline: I'm glad you found a place with the Wardens.
  • Carver: Well, it's not the city guard, but it'll do.
  • Aveline: Carver... it wasn't the place for you.
  • Carver: No, it's all right. It is. It cost a lot, but I get it. I really was a bit of a tit those days, wasn't I?
  • Aveline: Well...

(Depending on who is here)

  • Varric: No shit.
  • Fenris: Insufferable.
  • Isabela: Legendary.
  • Anders: Maker, yes.
  • Sebastian: I've heard as much.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Spoiled, annoying, thick-headed, brattish little nitwit of a... oh, have we stopped?

Aveline and Fenris[]

  • Aveline: You're on edge.
  • Fenris: It's that obvious?
  • Aveline: With you? Never. But down here, it was a smart guess.
  • Fenris: Yes. Thieves, blind worshippers and something... very wrong beneath it all.
  • Aveline: Something for everyone.
  • Fenris: Donnic tells me you have spoken of children.
  • Aveline: You two talk too much.
  • Fenris: (Chuckles) I picture a red headed brood, each able to lift a cow.
  • Aveline: (Laughs) If you also picture Donnic carrying them to term and pushing them out of his ass, then I'm all for it.
  • Fenris: Does the city guard never ask where you wander off to with Hawke?
  • Aveline: I am on a "special investigation".
  • Hawke: And what does that make me?
  • Aveline: Someone who is helping me with my investigation.
  • Fenris: (Chuckles) How benevolent of you, Hawke.
  • Hawke
    • (If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality or aggressive/direct personality) Well, we are investigating.
    • (If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality) I'm a giver.

Aveline and Isabela[]

  • Isabela: I spy with my little eye, something that is... red. And socially uncomfortable.
  • Aveline: Ugh.
  • Isabela: No guesses? It starts with A.
  • Aveline: Shut up.
  • Isabela: Ooh, my mistake. It starts with such a B.
  • Aveline: Time and a place, Isabela. No games when we're this deep in a mess.
  • Isabela: Fine. Gone from B to a real C, anyway.
  • Aveline: Isabela. That... demonstration you put on two nights ago in the Viscount's Keep.
  • Isabela: Ooh. Are you going to arrest me, Captain?
  • Aveline: No. You did that on purpose and I will not be baited.
  • Isabela: Oh, come on!
  • Aveline: I will also no longer judge you for your... choices. I will make a concerted attempt to be understanding.
  • Isabela: What? Does this mean you'll no longer call me a whore?
  • Aveline: As you so rightly pointed out, whores accept gold for services rendered. You do not.
  • Isabela: But...
  • Aveline: Poxy tart. (Laughs) Had you there.

Aveline and Merrill[]

  • Merrill: You must be having so much fun Aveline! There are more criminals here than I've seen in my life!
  • Aveline: Not "fun" exactly. But it is like a candy shop full of villains.
  • Aveline: Are you all right, Merrill?
  • Merrill: I'm perfectly fine. Why?
  • Aveline: We're quite deep. I'm told dwarves don't do well when they first come to the surface. I wondered if elves felt similar underground.
  • Merrill: It's a ceiling. We have ceilings.
  • Aveline: Right, right.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: Really, Aveline?
  • Aveline: Never you mind.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Nice. Now ask if she's afraid of shoes.
  • Aveline: You shut it.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: Minds on the job, ladies.
  • Aveline: I'll "lady" you.

Aveline and Sebastian[]

  • Aveline: Are there many darkspawn around Starkhaven?
  • Sebastian: No, thankfully.
  • Aveline: Then little Grey Warden influence as well.
  • Sebastian: You have an issue with the heroes who stopped the Archdemon?
  • Aveline: They simply take whatever they need. It's... worrying.
  • Sebastian: I'll keep that in mind as I continue to not die of Blight.
  • Sebastian: Does it make you think of Ferelden, being here?
  • Aveline: Contrary to Free Marches propaganda, there's more to Ferelden than the Blight.
  • Sebastian: It must have been hard, leaving your home under such circumstances. Do you ever think of returning.
  • Aveline: That life is gone, and many good people with it. I carry the memory. That's enough.


  • Aveline: I have a home here, a family. I treasure Ferelden but... it's a great place to be from.

Aveline and Varric[]

  • Aveline: Did you know anything about this Carta, Varric?
  • Varric: Not my crowd. Unsubtle. Kind of fuzzy in their business plan... uh, I assume.
  • Aveline: You keep secrets and people die.
  • Varric: You keep kicking random beehives and you'll get stung.
  • Aveline: What's that supposed to mean?
  • Varric: No keeper, no bees, no honey. I like honey.
  • Aveline: Damn it, dwarf.
  • Aveline: All right, tell me. How does it end?
  • Varric: Beg your pardon?
  • Aveline: That guard story of yours. The... the one with a guardsman who falls in love with a templar knight-captain.
  • Varric: Oh, the romance! Swords and Shields. I just started that serial. It's got ten chapters to go.
  • Aveline: Yes, but you know how it ends! Just tell me.
  • Varric: I've got an idea, but the story... the story will go where it wants to go. The characters drive it, not me.
  • Aveline: You're the author! That makes no sense at all!
  • Varric: A good story, you don't really write. It was always there. You just uncover it.

(Upon seeing the Power Nexus Puzzle)

  • Varric: Ugh, why does it always have to be so complicated? Can't Aveline just bash through the wall?
  • Aveline: Very funny, Varric.
  • Varric: We passed another broken pillar. You know what that means.

(If Isabela is in the party)

  • Isabela: Everybody take a drink!

(If Anders is in the party)

  • Anders: The last time we played this game, I kissed an ogre. Please let's not go there again.

(If Aveline is in the party)

  • Aveline: Didn't the last game end with Isabela getting Orlesian with a lyrium vein?
  • Varric: Yep!
  • Aveline: Carry on then.

Mark of the Assassin[]

Aveline's remarks[]

Aveline and Hawke[]

(After the ambush in Hightown)

  • Aveline: I don't like the sound of this, Hawke.
  • Hawke: (Diplo) You think it's a trap, or you don't want to steal from a nobleman.
  • Aveline: I don't think we should be breaking laws for someone we just met.
  • Tallis: I'm right here, you know. Should I stand farther away? Maybe plug my ears?
  • Aveline: So this is what life could have been if father hadn't been exiled.
  • Aveline:
    • (During Act 1) Fancy. I wonder if I would've liked it.
    • (Otherwise) I think I'm all right with what I've got. And who I've got.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic personality)

  • Hawke: Right, you were born in Orlais. Lady du Lac.
  • Aveline: (Laughs) It sounds so... ridiculous.
  • Aveline: They're not all like this. I wouldn't be. Father wasn't.
  • Aveline: I suppose that was the problem.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: You'd look grand next to the De Launcets. All coiffed and... buttressed.
  • Aveline: Maker, no!
  • Hawke: Aveline, my bulbous cherub, you must hear the droning of Lord Full-of-Shit.
  • Aveline: Stop it, you.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: Nothing I see from this lot makes me second guess a thing.
  • Aveline: Well, no. But their nation didn't get as strong as it is because of this bunch.
  • Aveline: It's a proud place with good reason. At least, that's what Father chose to say.

(If Hawke helps Tallis)

  • Aveline: I don't like getting caught up in this, Hawke. Qunari follow their own laws, not ours.
  • (If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)
    • Hawke: Tallis makes you uncomfortable?
    • Tallis: Yes, do I?
    • Aveline: It all makes me uncomfortable. Which is probably intentional.
  • (If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)
    • Hawke: And when have I ever stayed in my place?
    • Aveline: (Laughs) Fair point.
  • (If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)
    • Hawke: Siding with the Orlesians would be any better?
    • Aveline: At least they're understandable.
  • Aveline: Can a Qunari be grateful to outsiders? We're just tools.
  • Aveline: They really aren't like us. Not even her.

Aveline and Anders[]

  • Anders: Why did Hawke think it was a good idea to bring me to some stuffy Orlesian hunt? I hate these things.
  • Aveline: You and me both.
  • Anders: Are you... actually agreeing with me?
  • Anders: I thought that was against some kind of policy.
  • Aveline: Well, it's so rare for you to say something that isn't crazy, I thought I should encourage it.
  • Anders: Your family was Orlesian, weren't they?
  • Aveline: My father was exiled to Ferelden. I have no memory of Orlais.
  • Aveline: Why?
  • Anders: Next time you yell at me, I think I'll picture you doing it in an Orlesian accent.
  • Anders: Makes it much harder to take you seriously.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Anders: How many blighted rooms does this place have?
  • Aveline: We've passed that sconce three times already.
  • Anders: This is ridiculous! How could you get us lost inside the castle?
  • Aveline: Right, it's my fault. Shall I go ask one of the guards for directions?

Aveline and Bethany[]

  • Bethany: Is it because we're not actually in Kirkwall?
  • Aveline: What?

(If Bethany is a Grey Warden)

  • Bethany: That you allow my sister to cavort like this.
  • Bethany: You're the guard captain, aren't you? Honor bound to stop this.
  • Aveline: We'll see. But generally, the honor-bound don't get much done.
  • Bethany: Codswallop.

(During Act 1, or if Bethany is a Circle mage)

  • Bethany: I mean, as a city guard, aren't you honor-bound to stop Tallis from stealing... whatever she's after?
  • Aveline: We'll see. But generally, the honor-bound don't get much done.
  • Bethany: Good point.

Aveline and Carver[]

(During Act 1)

  • Aveline: You should see if any of the noblemen are looking for new men-at-arms.
  • Carver: Are you trying to get rid of me?
  • Aveline: It's a role with some autonomy. A good fit with your training and... tendencies.
  • Carver: After serving King Cailan? You want me to suffer some poncy git who needs two servants to wipe his own ass?
  • Carver: I'll find my own way, thanks.
  • Aveline: I wish you would.
  • Carver: Been a bit light on the career advice since I got here.
  • Aveline: You've been a bit light on needing it.
  • Aveline:
    • (If Carver is a Grey Warden) Although, why the Wardens would care about a fop and his... his...
    • (If Carver is a templar) Although, why a templar was sent to observe such a... a...
  • Carver: Utter waste of ability and time?
  • Aveline: Yes!
  • Carver:
    • (If Carver is a templar) I expect it's as close to diplomacy as the Knight-Commander gets.
    • (If Carver is a Grey Warden) He toys with big beasties. Who knows what he'll flush out of the dark?
  • Carver: It's light duty. Can't lie about that.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Carver: The place is a maze. Another pass and then double back?
  • Aveline: Sounds good, we'll do that.
  • Carver: Really?
  • Aveline:
    • (If Carver is a templar) There a reason I should doubt you, Templar?
    • (If Carver is a Warden) There a reason I should doubt you, Warden?

Aveline and Fenris[]

  • Fenris: Aveline. Your name is Orlesian, isn't it?
  • Aveline: Yes. My father was a chevalier. Exiled.
  • Aveline: The way he talked about those days, you'd think glory was all that mattered. To anyone.
  • Fenris: But not to you.
  • Aveline: We... disagreed on many things. For a long time.
  • Fenris: I think if he could see you now, he'd be proud.
  • Aveline: I... thank you, Fenris.
  • Aveline: Orlesians.
  • Fenris: They trouble you?
  • Aveline: It's the excess of it all. I feel... out of place.
  • Fenris: I felt that even in Kirkwall. Slaves get accustomed to very simple apparel.
  • Hawke: Says the glowing elf.
  • Fenris: Lyrium scarring is not something that should inspire anything, let alone fashion.
  • Aveline: I don't know, dying for clothes doesn't seem beyond some of them.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis. If Hawke is in a romance with Fenris.)

  • Aveline: Did we turn left last time, or right?
  • Fenris: What does it matter? Lost is lost.
  • Aveline: I'm trying to change that, you sour...
  • Aveline: Oh, how does Hawke put up with this?

Aveline and Isabela[]

  • Isabela: So you say a witch helped you get to Kirkwall.
  • Aveline: Flemeth, the Witch of the Wilds.
  • Isabela: Oh. Her. I see her at the Hanged Man sometimes.
  • Aveline: What?
  • Isabela: Threatens to turn you into a toad and eat your babies if you beat her at cards.
  • Aveline: You're... joking.
  • Isabela: Perhaps.
  • Aveline: All the nobles are looking at you.
  • Isabela: Would I dress like this if I didn't want people looking at me?
  • Aveline: It doesn't make you uncomfortable?
  • Isabela: Honey, you don't know uncomfortable till you've been bent backwards over the helm of a ship and handcuffed to the rail.
  • Aveline: At your request, I assume.
  • Isabela: It was complicated.
  • Aveline: Sure it was.
  • Isabela: Imagine going to one of those Orlesian parties. I'd feel underdressed.
  • Aveline: (Scoffs) Undressed, you mean.
  • Isabela: Well, I don't need to hide from the world by encasing myself in steel up to my eyebrows.
  • Aveline: Right, let it all hang out so everyone knows what they're getting.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: Can't you two just get along?
  • Aveline: This is us getting along. Isn't that right, whore?

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Catfight? Catfight!
  • Aveline: We're not fighting. Isn't that right, whore?

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: If you can't get along, stop talking to each other.
  • Aveline: This is us getting along. Isn't that right, whore?
  • Isabela: That's right, man-chin.

(The insults are randomized.)

  • Aveline:
    • Strumpet.
    • Wine-soaked pearl diver.
    • Poxy tart.
    • Scurvy tramp.
  • Isabela:
    • Guardswoman.
    • Griffon-lips.
    • Carrot head.
    • Frigid bear-sow.
  • Aveline: See? We love each other.

(While looking for Hawke and Tallis)

  • Isabela: If you'd let me handle that last guard, we'd have found Hawke by now!
  • Aveline: Right. You'd be bent over a desk, and we'd be no closer than we are now.
  • Isabela: Well, I'd be closer to something.
  • Aveline: Shut up whore.
  • Hawke: I don't think we're getting out this way now.
  • Aveline: We could try bashing our way through.
  • Isabela: That's right, Aveline. Just hit it.
  • Aveline: Or we could try squeezing your fat ass between the bars.
  • Hawke: Ladies.

Aveline and Merrill[]

  • Merrill: Is it a lot of fun being a guard?
  • Aveline: I don't think the city guard is right for you, Merrill.
  • Merrill: I've read all about it in Varric's guard serial! I could be your partner! We could fight crime together!
  • Aveline: Guards don't have partners. Not like he says, anyway.
  • Merrill: That's why you need me! Oh! We could get matching outfits!
  • Aveline: All guards have matching outfits.
  • Merrill: But ours would be the matching-est!

(While looking for Hawke and Tallis)

  • Merrill: Aveline? Remember how you told me to tell you if I noticed anything peculiar?
  • Merrill: Well, we've passed the same cracked floor tile nine times now.
  • Aveline: We've been walking in circles and you only tell me now?
  • Merrill: I wasn't sure. Maybe there are a lot of tiles broken in exactly the same way!

Aveline and Sebastian[]

  • Sebastian: This must be refreshing for you.
  • Sebastian: I imagine it gets tiresome having to spend all your time dealing with thieves and drunkards.
  • Aveline: Nice clothing doesn't make someone less of a thief.
  • Aveline: And some of the fops trailing the duke are just as drunk as the crowd in the Hanged Man.
  • Sebastian: They do smell better, though. You have to give them that.
  • Aveline: I'll leave the comparing of odors to someone else.

(While looking for Hawke and Tallis)

  • Aveline: Ugh! We're back where we started!
  • Sebastian: Blessed Andraste, guide us. Protect our friends in this dark hour.
  • Aveline: While you're at it, ask the sky for reinforcements. And pie.
  • Sebastian: You know, that kind of prayer has never worked for me.

(After Tallis' identity is revealed)

  • Aveline: You and Tallis better not start competing over who can lure the most converts.
  • Sebastian: I don't think anyone here is in much danger of converting to the Qun.
  • Aveline: But you do see it as a danger.
  • Sebastian: If they offer something the Chantry does not, we need to learn what it is. Else we sow the seeds of our own demise.
  • Aveline: And it's more threatening when a cute elf gives the pitch instead of a horned giant.
  • Sebastian: Absolutely.

Aveline and Varric[]

  • Varric: Should have come to the Hanged Man last week. You missed Brennan drunk off her ass, reciting love poems to Corff.
  • Aveline: She did not!
  • Varric: Four hours she spent clinging to the bar, shouting sonnets at the poor man.
  • Aveline: Ugh, a guardsman's poetry. That's assault, that is.
  • Varric: Keep an eye on her. I think she's in possession of a few concealed dirty limericks, too.
  • Aveline: Are these sort of people who buy that drivel you write?
  • Varric: Can you blame them? Shut up in their dreary castles, surrounded by other stuffy nobles who only talk about money and politics...
  • Varric: How could they not long for the cold days and hot nights of a fiery, passionate guardswoman?
  • Aveline: I prefer my tales a little more grounded. Less of the "giant sword and heaving bosom" variety.

(While looking for Hawke and Tallis)

  • Aveline: We've been going in circles for over an hour.
  • Varric: I'm so used to Hawke leading the way, I think my sense of direction has withered.
  • Varric:
    • (if Hawke is male) So... wait for him to rescue us?
    • (if Hawke is female) So... wait here for her to rescue us?
  • Aveline: When you tell this part? Leave it out.

Aveline and Tallis[]

  • Aveline: They would do better to hunt these closer to farmland. They must be a plague on anyone with livestock.
  • Tallis: The sooner we get the hunt over with, the sooner we'll be at the château to finish this.

(After some hunters make remarks about wyverns during the hunt)

  • Aveline: Waste of time.
  • Tallis: Just ignore them.

(After Tallis' identity is revealed)

  • Aveline: So you're a spy.
  • Tallis: Not by profession, but yes.
  • Aveline: What do you mean? What's your role under the Qun?
  • Tallis: The Ben-Hassrath are enforcers. We protect the faith and the innocent.
  • Aveline: Enforcer makes you more templar than guard.
  • Tallis: Sure... let's go with that.

(After Tallis' identity is revealed)

  • Aveline: So, you willingly joined? Didn't they invade your homeland?
  • Tallis: I like the way you say homeland. It's obvious you care for yours.
  • Tallis: Tevinter conquered mine generations ago. Why would I owe them allegiance over the Qun?
  • Aveline: It's not the same. It seems like... joining the darkspawn.
  • Tallis: But on the bright side, no taint.