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

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!
  • (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 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 Viscounts 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.

Location comments

  • (Lowtown) I'd double patrols here, if I had my choice. Lowtown is trouble.
  • (Lowtown, Act 2) My term as captain has not been popular here. But you get used to it.
  • (Lowtown, Act 2) Lowtown serves it's 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: How about we skip this one? Send your man instead? (Sarcastic Hawke)
  • Aveline: How about I shove a canary up your coal mine? Let's go.

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.

Aveline and Anders


  • 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 hapless 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.


  • 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.

After completing Dissent and Anders kills the girl.

  • 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 furneral. Do something.
  • Aveline: The official templar report says she was killed by a demon of unknown origin.
  • Aveline: Let her family mourn in peace.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Aveline: Maybe, but I know you get around.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aveline: Tell me, how did your family escape Lothering? Almost everyone who hadn't fled ...
  • Carver: My sister/brother. If she/he 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 sister/brother.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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: I think I know what you mean.
  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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: (Calmly and firmly) 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: Gray 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?


  • 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."
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Isabela: And then he says...he says, "I swear I had two when I came in here."
  • Isabela: You know, those stains never do come out.
  • Aveline: You are horrible. Every inch.
  • Isabela: Hawke.
  • Aveline: She's not so bad. Except when she is.
  • Aveline: I know you have to be prepared for the random phallus, but for your own safety, please shut your mouth!

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


  • 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!
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Merrill: Aveline, you'll look after Hawke, won't you?
  • Aveline: Of course I will. What kind of a question is that?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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, and you choose "How was the honeymoon?" (Isabela must NOT be in the party)

  • 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)

Aveline and Sebastian


  • 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 it's 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 my place, they will do so with full knowing. 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.


  • 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 jobs 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


  • 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.


  • Aveline: Blondie, Sunshine(if Bethany came to Kirkwall)/Junior (if Carver came to Kirkwall), 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.


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