Carver's dialogue contains a list of conversations he shares with his companions.
Carver and Anders
- Anders: You don't like me, Carver?
- Carver: I don't like you.
- Anders: That's unfortunate. Hating someone just because they're a mage is a shameful thing.
- Carver: I don't hate you because you're a mage. I hate you because you won't shut up about it.
- Carver: Oppression this, templars that. I'd heard enough long before you.
- Anders: Maybe it's time you put some thought into it.
- Carver: What are you looking at?
If Hawke is male:
- Anders: Your brother is a mage. As was your sister and father?
- Anders: Your sisters are... were both mages, as was your father?
- Carver: And I'm not. What of it?
- Anders: Nothing, it's not always passed to all siblings. But it's good to know that you understand our plight.
- Carver: Shove your plight.
- Anders: I'm sorry about your sister. She sounds like a special girl.
- Carver: Why? Because she was a mage?
If Hawke is female:
- Anders: Your other sister says she was a good person. That she never turned down a chance to help people.
- Anders: Your brother says she had a good heart. Being on the run never made her bitter.
- Carver: Yes, yes. I'm sure the Chantry's got a shrine with her portrait on it.
- Anders: I was trying to be nice.
- Carver: Stick to surly. It works for you.
- Anders: Nice day to be planning a trip into the Deep Roads, don't you think?
- Anders: The Blight, the dampness, the festering darkness filled with tainted rats...
- Carver: Shut up.
- Anders: You've got a real chip on your shoulder, you know?
- Carver: I've got a big blade on my shoulder, magey.
- Anders: Right. Wonder what you're compensating for.
If Carver joined the templars:
- Anders: So, templar. Is the order everything you wished for?
- Anders: Pithed any good mages lately? That's what you do now, right?
- Anders: It must wear on you, given your lineage. No wonder you're quiet.
If Hawke is male:
- Carver: Be grateful. You're free because you know my brother. Don't push it.
- Carver: If I could take you without risking my sister, you'd never see daylight again. Clear?
- Anders: Oh, yes ser, please ser.
Carver and Aveline
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Carver and Fenris
- Carver: So... this master of yours wants your markings back? Skin and all?
- Fenris: So his hunters told me. Unwillingly.
- Carver: So why not cover them up? Wouldn't that make you harder to find?
- Fenris: Let them come. I am not one to hide.
- Carver: Still, if it were me--
- Fenris: It's not.
- Carver: So you've really never thought of hiding from those hunters?
- Fenris: To what end?
- Carver: So you could, I don't know, have a life?
- Fenris: What life do you have? There are no hunters after you at all.
- Carver: I have a life!
- Fenris: One that you complain about. We are not always free to do as we wish, as you should well know.
- Carver: I do have a life.
- Fenris: Then I stand corrected.
- Carver: You're very different from other elves.
- Fenris: Oh? You know them all?
- Carver: No. I just... you look different. There's no denying that.
- Fenris: It is what I am. And unlike the problems you claim to have, I really did have no choice.
- Carver: Do we know anyone who isn't brooding every hour of the day?
- Fenris: Like attracts like, it seems.
- Carver: You know, Fenris, I have a tattoo.
- Fenris: You have a what?
- Carver: A tattoo. A lot of us got them before Ostagar. It's a Mabari. For strength.
- Fenris: Does it curse you with the ability to reach into a man and tear out his insides?
- Carver: Uh. I can make it bark.
- Fenris: Please don't.
(Next line depends on the third companion present)
- Anders: Yes, refrain.
- Aveline: Agreed.
- Isabela: Rather see it wag.
- Merrill: That's... ew.
- Varric: Seconded.
- Hawke: (Sighs)
Carver and Hawke
LEGACY Aggressive Hawke:
- Carver: Everything lower than Lowton should just be filled in. The lot of it.
- Hawke: Shut up.
- Carver: Yes, yes, too simple for the great machinations of the Elder Hawke.
- Hawke: No, really, just shut up.
Carver and Isabela
- Isabela: I saw you at the Blooming Rose the other night.
- Carver: What? No you didn't.
- Isabela: I suppose someone else stole your chin to romance Faith?
- Carver: (Scoffs) That's unlikely. She wasn't even working.
- Isabela: Mm-hmm. Got you.
The next line changes depending on your third party member:
- Aveline: Carver!
- Varric: Oh ho! Nicely done.
If one of the previous lines didn't trigger, and Hawke has not slept with anyone in the Blooming Rose:
- Hawke: Carver, what would Mother say?
- Carver: You're just... that's not what I... shit!
- Carver: So, Isabela. You captained a ship? That's a lot of men to handle. For you to command.
- Isabela: Well aren't you just adorable fumbling for a topic.
- Carver: You say that like I'm harmless.
- Isabela: As harmless as a pup that will someday grow into its fangs and sink them deep.
- Carver: Sure, keep teasing. I'll show you how much of a pup I am.
- Isabela: I know. That's why I do it.
- Isabela: You look like a man I once dueled.
- Isabela: He was a little intimidated by my reputation as a vicious pirate, but rose to the challenge.
- Carver: He looked like me, you say?
- Isabela: It went on all night, under the stars, the waves lapping at our ankles.
- Carver: On the beach? In the surf? How did you get proper footing?
- Isabela: We didn't. There was quite a bit of tumbling around, and we were soaked and sore by the time the sun came up.
- Carver: Did you... win?
- Isabela: I managed to get on top in the end, but I considered it a tie.
- Carver: Why is it always about sex with you?
- Isabela: It's not. Sometimes it's about sex with other people.
- Carver: You see? It comes up every single time we talk.
- Isabela: We're just talking, Carver. If it comes up, that's not my fault.
- Carver: What? I mean... that's not what I meant. It... it doesn't!
- Carver: I hate you so much.
Carver and Merrill
- Carver: So, you're not like a lot of other girls.
- Merrill: No, I'm an elf.
- Carver: Right. All right then.
- Merrill: Oh! Did I miss something dirty?
- Carver: What? No! It wasn't dirty. It wasn't anything.
- Merrill: Oh. Right.
- Merrill: Because I miss a lot of dirty things and sometimes I wouldn't mind hearing them. (Laughs)
- Carver: Would you now?
- Carver: Your people came a long way, Merrill, but I like to think we have Ferelden in common.
- Merrill: I never saw Lothering. Did you walk as much as we did? Probably more, you didn't start with halla. Our ship stunk.
- Carver: Your ship?
- Merrill: There was something foul in the hold. I can still smell it.
- Carver: Oh. Well, that must have been unpleasant.
- Merrill: It was.
- Merrill: Did I miss another dirty thing?
- Carver: No!
- Merrill: Do you miss it? Ferelden, I mean.
- Carver: Sometimes.
- Merrill: Blackberries. They don't seem to grow here. And there were little songbirds with black caps on their heads.
- Carver: I sort of miss the dogs barking.
- Merrill: Yes! It's mostly been humans barking at me here. Not nearly as cute.
- Merrill: How did you learn swording?
- Carver: "Swording"?
- Merrill: Those things you do with the sword. It looks tricky. Was it hard to learn?
- Carver: It takes a lot of practice.
- Merrill: Well, you seem good at it! I bet one day you'll be the best sworder in Kirkwall.
- Carver: Merrill...
- Merrill: I said something wrong again, didn't I? Maybe I'll just stop talking.
Carver and Varric
- Varric: You know, Junior, it's eerie how much of a resemblance there is between you two.
- Carver: (S)he's my sister/brother. Of course there's a resemblance.
- Varric: Oh, you thought I meant Hawke? I was talking about Gamlen.
- Carver: Maker, I hate you, dwarf.
- Varric: You know, junior, you're looking at this all wrong.
- Carver: Whatever it is you're about to say, I'm not interested.
- Varric: I'm a professional younger brother. Trust me, the center of attention's the worst place to be.
- Varric: When things go wrong, and they always do, that's where all the fingers point. Look at any kingdom in Thedas.
- Varric: You've got people who warm thrones, and people who nobody sees who do the real work.
- Carver: And my brother/sister is a king/queen in this scenario. Perfect.
- Varric: Point. Missing it. Ah well.
- Carver: Varric.
- Varric: Carver.
- Carver: Still think you're helping while burying us in debt to your brother?
- Varric: Still riding side saddle while bitching at your betters?
- Carver: Drinks later?
- Varric: Never miss 'em.
- Carver: Don't look at me.
- Varric: What's the problem, little Hawke?
- Carver: Don't call... just don't, all right? You're just looking for fodder for your stories.
- Varric: You think you're that interesting?
- Carver: I have enough trouble being overshadowed as it is. I don't need to get caught under an imaginary me, too.
- Varric: Don't you worry. I'm not in the business of lullabies or children's stories.
- Carver: I'm surprised these tunnels don't simply collapse.
- Varric: Dwarves made them.
- Carver: Then I'm surprised they're not smaller.