Fearlings are lesser demons in service of a Fear demon. They take the form of the viewer's fear.

Fearlings are manifestations of our anxieties and deepest fears. Born in the Fade, they are simple spirits that occasionally slip into the waking world where the Veil is thin.

Background[edit | edit source]

"When Lieutenant Herve cut one in half, he started screaming about an imagined fire, The Templar with us waded in, looking for Mages who were not there. The second my sword pierced a fearling's flesh, I became consumed by thoughts of disappointing my mother. I told everyone I saw a Dragon." -Letter from Lady Losaneta, a decorated Chevalier in the Blessed Age.[1]

Involvement[edit | edit source]

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Dragon Age: Inquisition.

The Fearlings are encountered in The Fade during the Here Lies the Abyss. They are encountered in The Raw Fade.

After meeting Divine Justinia V and advancing past the second clearing, the Nightmare will speak to the Inquisitor and their party. Afterwards it will unleash the Fearlings along the pass.

The Inquisitor and Hawke perceive the Fearlings as oversized spiders. Cassandra sees them as maggots. Sera describes them as physically impossible embodiments of nothingness.

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Fearlings also accompany spiritual Librarians that attack the Inquisitor in the Courtyard of the Shattered Library after they have raised three paths.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Immunity: Panicked
  • Spirit Vulnerability

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When targeted, fearlings in the Fade have names for whatever fear they represent. That is, fear, drowning, blood, loneliness, the Maker, etc.
  • One fearling in the Fade is named "Ironically, Spiders".

References[edit | edit source]

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