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Fenris' dialogue contains a list of conversations he shares with his companions and Hawke.

Dragon Age II[]

Fenris's remarks[]

  • (Outside the Hawke Estate) "You should really post some guards outside your estate, considering all the trouble you get into."
  • (In Lowtown) "The true character of any city is found among its poor."
  • (In Darktown) "The dregs of humanity, down with its waste. Fitting."
  • (In The Bone Pit) "Many slaves died here. Their cries linger in the stone."
  • (In The Bone Pit) "This ground is cursed. Only wretched or ignorant souls would linger here."
  • (In The Bone Pit when approaching the Bone Pit Mines) "There's a foul wind coming from that cavern. I smell death."
  • (passing by the Wounded Coast lookout point) "Well, it's official. I have traveled all the way from the Northern coast to the Southern."
  • (At Sundermount) "This place is known, even in Tevinter."
  • (When the party is attacked by a horde of darkspawn in the Deep Roads) "Darkspawn. Another charming gift from the magisters."
  • (During Prime Suspect, on entering the DuPuis mansion and being attacked by a horde of shades) "Looks like we're in the right place."
  • (If Carver was lost in the Deep Roads) "Your brother seemed a fine young man. I am sorry for his loss."
  • (After All That Remains) "I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose your family. Anything I could say would be insufficient. I'm sorry."
  • (In the Viscount's Keep) "Ah, here we are at the center of power. Smell the oppression, everyone!"

Neutral or low friendship/rivalry (these are always available)

  • "We should move on."
  • (Rivalry only) "Hawke."

High friendship

  • "Always a pleasure."
  • "Yes my friend?"
  • (After completing Alone) "Tell me, and it is done."
  • (After completing Alone) "Whatever you need, I am ready to assist."

High rivalry

  • What is it?
  • (After completing Alone) "I stand ready."


  • "I enjoy following you."
  • "I remain at your side."
  • (After completing his Act 2 Questioning Beliefs) "I am yours."

These comments are triggered when you click on Fenris, but location dependent.

(inside The Blooming Rose)

  • "Slavery or no, flesh is always for sale."

(Inside the Hanged Man)

  • Fenris: Sour ale, vomit, and the smell of desperation.
  • Hawke: It's early, yet.
  • Fenris: Excellent point.

(But if other party members present)

  • Anders: And this is one of the better taverns around here.
  • Fenris: They let you in. It can't be that much better.


  • Varric: And that's just on the good menu.
  • Fenris: And you keep a room here?
  • Varric: Not all of us can squat in the lap of luxury. Not without tipping anyway.


  • Isabela: I live here, you know.
  • Fenris: Then I stand corrected.


  • Merrill: Do you like anything?
  • Fenris: I like quiet.

Combat comments[]

Before a fight:

  • Come and face me!
  • And so it begins.
  • More blood to be shed.
  • Nothing is ever easy.
  • Shall we end this quickly?
  • Now we shall see.
  • Uh, here it comes.
  • More? I thought we were pretty thorough the first time around.
  • Another battle is upon us.
  • More enemies approach.

During a fight:

  • I am too far away, I think.
  • Let us close the gap!
  • To me, my friends!
  • We must fight together!
  • Combine our efforts!
  • Ah, a shame that you are going to die, no?
  • Fenhedis!
  • A thrust, now a parry.
  • Surely you can't hope to best me.
  • Is that the best you can do?
  • Watch the shadows!

Kills an enemy:

  • The mark is made.
  • One more is vanquished.
  • That one shall not rise again.
  • Another has fallen.
  • Another falls before me.
  • Rest and be grateful.

After a fight:

  • It seems you have won the day. Well done.
  • And we live another day.
  • The hate you inspire is unfortunate.
  • So many enemies... do they ever rest?
  • It seems we are victorious.
  • The enemies have fallen before us.
  • All done? Alas.
  • You carry the day, that's what matters.

No effect:

  • Time for something more useful, I think

Recovering from KO:

  • And it all finished without me. Too bad.
  • That was most unpleasant.
  • I fight again.
  • Well... at least I'm not dead.
  • I rise from the brink of death!
  • You have my thanks.

About to KO:

  • Healing would be welcome!
  • I am about to fall!
  • My wounds need attention.

Someone else is about to KO:

  • (Hawke) Hawke, I'm coming!
  • (Hawke) Hawke, I will aid you!

Low on stamina:

  • I am beginning to tire.
  • We need to stop and rest when we've a moment.
  • I will not last at this rate.

Someone else KO'd:

  • (If Hawke falls and is romanced) No! I will not allow it!
  • (If Anders falls) The mage is down.
  • (If Aveline falls) Aveline has fallen.
  • (If Carver falls) Your brother has fallen.
  • (If Isabela falls) It's quiet...Oh, Isabela.
  • (If Varric falls) Now the dwarf falls.

Taking a potion:

  • Time for a quick drink.


  • What's gotten hold of me?


  • Take care, there's a trap.
  • Beware the trap.
  • That cannot be done.
  • Alas, no.
  • I can do that.
  • I can do that, if you wish.
  • Allow me.
  • If I may?
  • I have done it.
  • The task is finished.

Dialogue trees[]

Fenris and Hawke[]

These are his responses when Hawke talks to Fenris, if there is no other dialogue.

(Inside the Hawke Estate, only if Dog is present. This conversation was not enabled until Patch 1.03. Best triggered before activating romance with Fenris.)

  • Fenris: A fascinating breed. Such intelligence and strength.
  • Fenris: Do you ever wonder what he thinks about?
  • Hawke:
    • (Diplomatic) I'm not always sure I want to know.
    • (Humorous) He still thinks about dog things. Just with more clarity.
    • (Aggressive) Slaying his enemies, just like he's been bred to do.
  • Fenris: Are you aware that this breed originated in Tevinter?
  • Fenris: The magisters bred them. It's said the mabari defected during the Imperium's invasion of Ferelden.
  • Fenris: Merely a tale, but I rather like the idea they found the barbarians more... palatable than the mages.
  • Dog: (Happy bark!)
  • Fenris: Exactly so.
  • Fenris: Let's hope your hound doesn't take after his ancestors too strongly, hmm?

(During Offered and Lost)

  • Fenris: So, on the word of a drunk, we intend to accuse the grand cleric of funding zealots?
  • Hawke: It's a careful chat about missing Qunari.
  • Fenris: Freedom was interesting while it lasted.

(At the end of A Murder of Crows, only if Zevran Arainai was not romanced by the Warden, you've flirted with him, and Isabela is not in the party at the time)

  • Zevran: It is time for me to move on. Unless you'd... care to get to know each other better, Champion?

(Though the words are rather innocuous, his next sentence will lead to an offer of a sexual encounter with Zevran. However, if Hawke has an active romance with Fenris and he's present in party, he will cut in here. Isabela must not be present.)

  • Fenris: That depends. How much do you wish to test that luck of yours?
  • Zevran: Oh, I see. Fair enough, then!

(During All That Remains if in a romance with Fenris)

  • Fenris: I don't know what to say, but I am here
  • Hawke: Am I to blame for not saving her?
  • Fenris: I could say no, but would that help?
  • Fenris: You are looking for forgiveness, but I'm not the one who can give it to you


  • Hawke: What about your mother? Is she still alive?
  • Fenris: I don't know. I have no memory of her. At least you knew your mother


  • Hawke: Just say something. Anything
  • Fenris: They say death is only a journey. Does that help?
  • Hawke:
    • (Diplomatic) I suppose they say you go back to The Maker when you die.
  • Fenris: I've heard that, too.
  • Fenris: To be honest, I see no point in filling these moments with empty talk.


  • Hawke: Just say something. Anything.
  • Fenris: They say death is only a journey. Does that help?
  • Hawke:
    • (Charming) It just raises more questions. Journey to where?
  • Fenris: I don't know. It's just something people say.

Fenris and Anders[]

Act 1

  • Anders: You ever going to stop harping on the mages here?
  • Fenris: No.
  • Anders: They aren't what you saw in Tevinter.
  • Fenris: The moment they are free, mages will make themselves magisters.
  • Anders: They're slaves! You should want to help them.
  • Fenris: I don't.
  • Anders: So, there must be mages in Tevinter that don't use blood magic.
  • Fenris: Of course. There are slaves. The magisters do not hesitate to collar their own kind.
  • Anders: But no magisters?
  • Fenris: Why must you go on about this? No magister would turn down an advantage over his rivals. If he did, he'd be dead.
  • Anders: You know, to use blood magic you must look a demon in the eye and accept his offer.
  • Anders: I just figured some of them would say no. For aesthetic reasons, if nothing else.

(After completing Tranquility)

  • Fenris: Did I hear correctly? You are an... abomination?
  • Anders: Why don't you shout? I don't think everyone heard you.
  • Fenris: Do you see yourself as harmless, then? An abomination who would never harm someone?
  • Anders: Like ripping someone's heart out of his chest?
  • Fenris: I did that at the behest of no demon.
  • Anders: So we agree that it doesn't take a demon for someone to be a vicious killer? Good.
  • Fenris: Why was your friend made Tranquil? Do you know?
  • Anders: No, and it doesn't matter. Nobody deserves that.
  • Fenris: I know some mages that deserve that.
  • Anders: Really? Perhaps they should start making slaves Tranquil—then they wouldn't dream of escaping! Wouldn't that be wonderful?
  • Fenris: Slaves do not attract demons that try to possess them.
  • Anders: Which clearly justifies it? What a perfect solution!

Act 2

  • Fenris: Is there something you want, Anders?
  • Anders: You really don't have the temperament for a slave.
  • Fenris: Is that a compliment or an insult?
  • Anders: I'm just wondering how your master didn't kill you.
  • Fenris: How have the templars not killed you?
  • Anders: I'm charming.
  • Anders: Did you ever think about killing yourself?
  • Fenris: I could ask you the same thing.
  • Anders: I'm serious. To get out of slavery, to escape Danarius... don't tell me you never thought about it.
  • Fenris: I did not. To kill oneself is a sin in the eyes of the Maker.
  • Anders: You... believe that?
  • Fenris: I try to. Some things must be worse than slavery.
  • Anders: Some things are worse than death.
  • Fenris: You should have lived in Tevinter. You'd be happier there.
  • Anders: You're probably right.
  • Fenris: There, your magic would be a mark of honor. Apprenticed to the right Magister, you would do well.
  • Anders: Is there a down side?
  • Fenris: Only if you're bothered by owning a few slaves and performing the occasional blood ritual.
  • Anders: So they all do those things?
  • Fenris: Just the ones who don't complain about how powerless and persecuted they are.

(If you complete Dissent)

  • Fenris: I seem to recall you saying something a while ago...
  • Anders: Shut up.
  • Fenris: "I can control it." Wasn't that what you said?
  • Anders: So help me...

(If Hawke spent the night with Fenris)

  • Anders: I can't imagine what Hawke sees in you.
  • Fenris: It is done. Leave it be.
  • Anders: Well, good. I always knew she/he had some sense.
  • Fenris: Do not make light of this. Leaving was the hardest thing I've ever done.

(If Isabela is in the party)

  • Isabela: Oh, will you two get over yourselves? You're like two dogs around a bitch in heat.
  • Fenris: We were talking about Hawke. Not you.

(If Isabela is in the party and you slept with her as well)

  • Isabela: Oh, will you two get over yourselves? I did her/him too.

Act 3

  • Anders: Do you still support the Knight-Commander?
  • Fenris: I don't care a fig for her. But she's the only one holding back the madness in this city.
  • Anders: Holding back? She's howling at the bloody moon!
  • Anders: Even her own people think she's lost it.
  • Anders: What will it take for you to see that she's crazy?
  • Fenris: Mages in glass houses shouldn't throw fireballs.
  • Anders: By now, you must see what an injustice the templars are.
  • Fenris: Must I? I see templars trying to control what they have good reason to fear.
  • Anders: But they go too far.
  • Fenris: Talk to Hawke about his/her mother. Ask him/her who went "too far."
  • Anders: You can't hold all mages responsible for that!
  • Fenris: It doesn't take all mages to cause this. Only the weak ones.
  • Anders: Not all mages are weak.

(If Hawke is a mage)

  • Fenris: True. Hawke, for instance, is not weak.


  • Fenris: Bethany, for instance, was not weak.
  • Anders: You specifically don't mention me.
  • Fenris: That's also true.
  • Anders: I'll prove to you that I'm not weak
  • Fenris: Prove it to yourself. You're convincing no one else.

(If Hawke spent the night with Fenris, but moved on to Anders)

  • Anders: You were an idiot to leave Hawke.
  • Fenris: And you were fast enough to replace me.
  • Anders: I love him/her. You can't even imagine what that is.
  • Fenris: Do not bare your heart to me, mage, unless you would have me rip it out.

(If Hawke spent the night with Fenris, but moved on to Anders)

  • Fenris: You... are living with Hawke now?
  • Anders: What's it to you?
  • Fenris: Be good to him/her. Break his/her heart, and I will kill you.

(During Justice (quest), if Hawke romanced Fenris and didn't reject Anders in Act 1 and Fenris is in the party)

  • Anders: I know it isn't my place to criticize, but...
  • Anders: Are you sure about Fenris?
  • Anders: He seems less a man to me than a wild dog.
  • Hawke: You just don't know him.
  • Anders: I know as much as I'm ever likely to.
  • Fenris: That's right, mage.
  • Anders: He has let one bad experience color his whole world. Surely you want someone more openminded?
  • Fenris: A mage and a hypocrite. What company you keep.

Fenris and Aveline[]

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.

Fenris and Bethany[]

  • Fenris: You've been an apostate your whole life, then?
  • Bethany: Like my father before me. What of it?
  • Fenris: Didn't your family consider that dangerous?
  • Bethany: There are mages who go their whole lives without ever falling prey to a demon. Many of them, in fact.
  • Fenris: And if the Templars came looking for you? That would not be danger enough?
  • Bethany: Perhaps there shouldn't be any Templars.
  • Fenris: You know, you cannot wish the Templars away.
  • Bethany: I can try.
  • Fenris: Is the Circle here truly so terrible an option?
  • Bethany: Do you really have to ask that?
  • Fenris: You would be kept safe from others as well as yourself, and they would be kept safe from you.
  • Bethany: I... didn't ask for this.
  • Fenris: Nobody asks for their fate.
  • Bethany: Do you ever miss Tevinter?
  • Fenris: I was a slave.
  • Bethany: Still, it was your home, right? The only one you remember?
  • Bethany: Does it ever feel strange not to be there?
  • Fenris: Sometimes. That does not mean I would go back.
  • Bethany: So, the magister put lyrium in your skin?
  • Fenris: So I'm told.
  • Bethany: Does it hurt?
  • Fenris: You do not want to know the answer to that.

Fenris and Carver[]

  • 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)

Fenris and Flemeth[]

  • Fenris: A witch! (with Fenris in party when Hawke gives the amulet to the Dalish)
  • Aveline: Calm yourself, we know this one. (if in party)

(when Hawke asks for his opinion)

  • Fenris: You are no simple witch.
  • Flemeth: Figured that out yourself, did you?
  • Fenris: I have seen powerful mages, spirits, and abominations. But you are none of those things. What are you?
  • Flemeth: Such a curious lad. The chains are broken, but are you truly free?
  • Fenris: You see a great deal.

Fenris and Isabela[]

Act 1

  • Isabela: So what's with that magical fisting thing you do?
  • Fenris: I'm... sorry?
  • Isabela: You know, when you stick your hand into people.
  • Fenris: Oh. That. Yes. It's a... talent.
  • Isabela: You could make so much coin with that.
  • Isabela: This one time, I was sailing to Llomerryn, and there was a fight between two of my men.
  • Isabela: It was over a dice game, or the last piece of toast, or something. Sailors—they're touchy about their toast.
  • Fenris: Is this going anywhere?
  • Isabela: It will if you let me finish.
  • Isabela: So, there's a knife fight, and Jim ends up with a broken-off blade stuck in his shoulder.
  • Isabela: It's buried deep in there, and we're out at sea, at least a week from the nearest port.
  • Isabela: If you were there, you could've reached in and plucked that blade right from his flesh.
  • Fenris: That's your whole point?
  • Isabela: Pretty much.
  • Isabela: I enjoy a man with markings like that.
  • Fenris: You've enjoyed many, I suspect.
  • Isabela: Where I come from, they're called "tattoos." Sailors get them all the time.
  • Fenris: Not made of lyrium, I'd imagine.
  • Isabela: Not a one. And the pictures are different—usually breasts.
  • Fenris: I suppose a pair of lyrium breasts tattooed onto my chest would make things better.
  • Isabela: That's me. I'm a helper.
  • Fenris: So this relic you mentioned losing...
  • Isabela: You have pretty eyes.
  • Fenris: I... have pretty eyes.
  • Isabela: You elves have such pretty eyes, even the men. It makes me want to pluck them out and wear them as a necklace.
  • Fenris: I wouldn't suggest trying.
  • Isabela: Oh, I would never try. Not without reason, of course.
  • Fenris: Forget I said anything.
  • Fenris: So you freed a group of slaves?
  • Isabela: Would-be slaves. They weren't slaves yet.
  • Fenris: Still, you did the right thing. Many would turn a blind eye.
  • Isabela: Don't read too much into it, all right? It just seemed a good idea at the time.

(While speaking to Jethann in The Blooming Rose during the quest The First Sacrifice)

  • Isabela: Ooh, I like him. He reminds me of someone.
  • Fenris: Can't imagine who.

Act 2

  • Fenris: So I hear you think mages should be free.
  • Isabela: Everyone should be free. Not just magess.
  • Fenris: Not everyone's dangerous.
  • Isabela: It's not about who's dangerous. It's about having choices made for you.
  • Isabela: Don't you wish you had the choice not to have lyrium stuck under your skin?
  • Fenris: I do.
  • Isabela: (Sighs) This is silly. I don't want to argue.
  • Fenris: Do you want to guess what color my underclothes are again?
  • Isabela: Oh, yes, that's much more fun.
  • Fenris: You keep staring at me. Is it my eyes again?
  • Isabela: You're very lanky, for an elf. I like lanky.
  • Fenris: From what I gather, you like a lot of things.
  • Isabela: Nonsense. But when I see something I like, I go after it.

(If Hawke is romancing Fenris)

  • Fenris: I suggest keeping your distance.
  • Isabela: Now you're just making it challenging.


  • Fenris: Do you intend to go after me, then?
  • Isabela: Will you take off all that spiky armor you're wearing?
  • Fenris: It's been known to happen.
  • Isabela: Then forget it.
  • Isabela: So what duties did you have? As a slave, I mean?
  • Fenris: Not this again.
  • Isabela: I heard that Tevinter slaves are kept oiled so they glisten. Did your master oil you up? Did you glisten for him?
  • Fenris: I was his bodyguard.
  • Isabela: Always close at hand. Always within reach. Glistening.
  • Fenris: You have an entire story written in your head already, don't you?
  • Isabela: Mmm.

(In front of The Hanged Man)

  • Fenris: I still don't get the name. Did they hang someone here?
  • Isabela: It means being drunk.

(If Varric is in the party)

  • Varric: Actually they used to hang men there. By their feet. Till they starved to death.
  • Fenris: Well, good thing they were drunk then.

Act 3

  • Isabela: You seem especially broody today.
  • Fenris: Does it bother you? Should I stop?
  • Isabela: No, don't stop. But could you add some smoldering to the routine? Just for me?
  • Fenris: Smolder?
  • Isabela: Oh, and while you're at it, perhaps some cold insolence.
  • Fenris: You want me to smolder and be cold at the same time? Those don't go together...
  • Isabela: Shush. Don't distract me with your logic.
  • Fenris: So you engaged a Qunari dreadnaught in battle.
  • Isabela: They engaged me in battle. I was just trying to get away.
  • Isabela: Sailing into the storm was a gamble. Took care of the Qunari, but it did us in too. Can't win them all.
  • Fenris: Where I come from, we would call that insanity.
  • Isabela: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Fenris: I still can't believe Hawke saved you.
  • Isabela: You've been saying that for years. Would you have turned me over to the Qunari?
  • Fenris: No, but I know what they do to their prisoners.
  • Isabela: Execute them horribly, I imagine.
  • Fenris: The Qunari waste nothing. They would reeducate you into a loyal follower of the Qun.
  • Isabela: Pfft. Could I refuse?
  • Fenris: There's always qamek, which turns you into a mindless laborer. Like I said, they waste nothing.
  • Isabela: Oh.
  • Fenris: If you wish to thank Hawke, he's/she's standing right there.

(If neither is in a romance with Hawke)

  • Isabela: That night...I can't stop thinking about it.
  • Fenris: Well, then I'll see you later.
  • Isabela: That was direct.
  • Fenris: I thought I'd get straight to the point. Were you expecting flowers or something?
  • Isabela: Don't be absurd.
  • Fenris: Then I'll see you tonight.

Fenris and Merrill[]

Act 1

  • Merrill: You've probably never met a Dalish before, have you?
  • Fenris: I wouldn't know.
  • Merrill: I'm sure you'd be able to tell. Dalish aren't much like the elves in the cities.
  • Fenris: The smug sense of superiority does give you away.
  • Merrill: Certainly your people have stories about the Dalish. No?
  • Fenris: My people?
  • Merrill: The elves in Tevinter. They must have heard of us.
  • Fenris: They've heard. They just don't care.
  • Merrill: But if they ran away, the Dalish would help them.
  • Fenris: You might as well say, "If they flew into the sky, they could live in the clouds."
  • Merrill: What would they eat in the clouds? There's nothing there but fluff and the occasional bird.
  • Fenris: This is why nobody takes the Dalish seriously.

(After you bring Fenris to the Gallows for the first time)

  • Fenris: Why are you watching me like that?
  • Merrill: You have vallaslin. The same markings that the Dalish have.
  • Fenris: Yours are not made of lyrium.
  • Merrill: No, they're made of blood. Our blood. That's what vallaslin means: blood writing. It's a mark of adulthood.
  • Fenris: Mine were carved into my flesh against my will, in a ritual I remember only for the agony it caused me.
  • Merrill: I'm... so sorry.
  • Fenris: I don't want your pity.
  • Merrill: Are you talking to me?
  • Fenris: You said you were sorry about the ritual I endured. Keep your sorrow.
  • Merrill: I only meant—
  • Fenris: You have all the freedom none of our kind enjoy, and you throw it away. On what?
  • Merrill: Our people need to reclaim their heritage.
  • Fenris: A heritage of defeat? To what end?
  • Merrill: Would you truly turn your back on your own history? There's so much we don't know...
  • Fenris: It's not my history. It's simply history.
  • Fenris: Tampering around in mud all day, how do the dalish do it?
  • Merrill: Do you like the crowded cities better?
  • Fenris: It's a smell I'm more familiar with, yes.

Act 2

  • Merrill: You never come to the alienage, Fenris.
  • Fenris: I don't live in the alienage.
  • Merrill: Don't you care about the plight of our people? Not even a little bit?
  • Fenris: I don't need to visit the alienage to know what they suffer. I know it better than you.
  • Merrill: I've lived there for years! I see it firsthand!
  • Fenris: And I lived it.
  • Merrill: Did you step on something sharp, Fenris?
  • Fenris: No.
  • Merrill: Slam your fingers in a door?
  • Fenris: No.
  • Merrill: Smack your head on a low beam?
  • Fenris: Is there a point to this line of questioning?
  • Merrill: Just wondering why you're so cross all the time.

(If Varric is in the party)

  • Varric: I think he jabs himself with those spikes, personally.
  • Fenris: Perhaps it's the inane prodding.

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

  • Fenris: See for yourself. The legacy of the magisters.
  • Merrill: They sacrifice the unwilling?
  • Fenris: Is that so hard to believe? You are only a step away from it yourself.
  • Merrill: That's not true.
  • Fenris: Believe what you like. In my experience, mages always find a way to justify their need for power.

(After you complete A Bitter Pill)

  • Fenris: Avert your eyes, witch.
  • Merrill: You said I was dwelling on "useless" history, but what are you doing?
  • Merrill: The past is important, to you and to all of us. We must know it to move forward.
  • Fenris: Yet I have made no deal with a demon to learn of my past.
  • Fenris: You had a life. You had a family. And you abandoned them to chase after ghosts.
  • Fenris: We are nothing alike. Don't even begin to think that we are.

(If you complete Mirror Image)

  • Fenris: You are more naive than I thought.
  • Merrill: What have I done to you now?
  • Fenris: To me? Nothing. Not yet.
  • Fenris: To yourself—you can't even begin to imagine the number of mages that have walked down the path you're now on.
  • Merrill: My clan didn't believe in me. If you don't believe in me either, I won't mind.

(During Mirror Image)

  • Merrill: Pol... What was he thinking? ... He acted like I was a monster...
  • Fenris: You are a monster.

(If Isabela is in the party)

  • Isabela: You aren't helping.
  • Fenris: Good.

Act 3

  • Merrill: Poor Anders.
  • Fenris: You pity him? He's dangerous to himself and everyone around him.
  • Merrill: I think he's broken the thing he wanted to save.
  • Fenris: You pity him because he's you.
  • Merrill: Breaking the things you love most isn't restricted to mages, Fenris.
  • Fenris: Sadly true.
  • Merrill: Your master must have been a terrible man, to make you hate mages so.

(If Alone has been completed)

  • Fenris: He was, now he's dead.


  • Fenris: He is a terrible man. He's not dead.
  • Merrill: We're not all like him.
  • Fenris: How often I hear that, and yet, how often I find it's not true.
  • Merrill: The Keepers are different. They exist to preserve the old ways, and to protect our people.
  • Fenris: And none of them would ever fall prey to a demon. Or perform blood magic.
  • Merrill: It's impossible to talk to you.

(If Hawke is romancing Fenris)

  • Merrill: (Giggles)
  • Fenris: What? Why are you looking at me like that?
  • Merrill: You're in love!
  • Fenris: I am not.
  • Merrill: You keep looking at Hawke with sad puppy eyes every time his back is turned. (male Hawke)
  • Merrill: Everytime she looks away, you stare at Hawke with those sad puppy eyes. (female Hawke)
  • Fenris: There are no puppy eyes.
  • Merrill: It's all right, you know. Even you can be happy once in a while. It won't kill you. But your face might crack if you smile, so be careful.

(If Alone & Questioning Beliefs has been completed)

  • Merrill: Do you regret it? What happened with your sister, I mean.
  • Fenris: No.

(If Fenris killed Varania)

  • Merrill: You don't feel bad about killing her? Not even a little?
  • Fenris: It was necessary.


  • Merrill: You don't wish... that maybe you hadn't found her again?
  • Fenris: Whatever I wish, it is already done.
  • Merrill: You're lucky, then. There are so many things I wish I could undo.

(If A New Path has been completed)

  • Fenris: This... Keeper of yours, she was a friend?
  • Merrill: She was like a mother to me. To all of us.
  • Fenris: Then I'm sorry.
  • Merrill: No you're not. She's just one more mage to you. Why would you be sorry she's dead?
  • Fenris: I'm not sorry she's dead. I'm only sorry she died for you.
  • Merrill: What?
  • Fenris: Let's hope the sacrifice of someone who cared for you that much isn't wasted.

Fenris and Sebastian[]

Act 2

  • Sebastian: Are you an Andrastian, Fenris?
  • Fenris: If I say no, will you attempt to convert me?
  • Sebastian: Many elves believe in the Maker. I ask only because I wonder if your experiences... soured your faith.
  • Fenris: My faith was never strong. It's difficult for a slave to have faith in someone who abandoned them.
  • Sebastian: The Maker didn't enslave you, Fenris.
  • Fenris: He didn't help me much, either.
  • Sebastian: And yet you stand here, free. Perhaps He helped you more than you think.
  • Fenris: The Maker didn't free me.
  • Sebastian: I see you've been thinking about what I said.
  • Fenris: I freed myself. If the Maker did anything, He watched. Why should I thank Him for that?
  • Sebastian: Is it so hard to believe the Maker cares for you? Maybe He gave you the chance to escape.
  • Fenris: It doesn't feel like the Maker cares for me... or anyone.
  • Sebastian: We all make our own choices, to do good as well as evil. That is our doing, not the Maker's.
  • Fenris: Perhaps. It's... been a long time since I gave it any thought.
  • Sebastian: It's not too late to start.
  • Sebastian: Were you ever dedicated in the faith of the chantry?
  • Fenris: I have no memory of my childhood.
  • Fenris: Danarius had no desire to teach his slaves anything that made them think they're worthy beings.
  • Sebastian: I'm sorry. I can't imagine how difficult your life has been.
  • Fenris: No, you can't.
  • Sebastian: Whether you were taught it or not, the Maker has room at His side for every soul. Even yours.
  • Sebastian: You know, when I return to Starkhaven you're welcome to come with me.
  • Fenris: And do what, exactly?
  • Sebastian: You're a fine warrior. If you could train men to fight like you do, we'd be unstoppable.
  • Fenris: I'm no leader, and I doubt humans would want me training them.
  • Sebastian: Then why not train elves? I bet there's plenty who would admire all you've accomplished.
  • Fenris: I... haven't accomplished anything.
  • Sebastian: No? You are your own man, living as you see fit—you give yourself too little credit.
  • Fenris: You are being kind.
  • Sebastian: Not at all. Think about it.

(Once you complete Repentance)

  • Sebastian: You know, Fenris, as a brother in the Chantry, I'm allowed to hear confessions.
  • Fenris: Why would you tell me this?
  • Sebastian: I know Danarius made you do things. I thought you might be more comfortable talking to a friend.
  • Sebastian: You should know, a murder committed under duress is a sin on the one who ordered it, not the one whose hands carried out the deed.
  • Fenris: Have I not spoken enough of my past? Does everyone in Kirkwall wish to hear every sordid detail?

(If Isabela is in the party)

  • Isabela: I know I do.
  • Sebastian: Sometimes, it's painful to speak. But it's the only way the wound can be lanced.

Act 3

  • Sebastian: I saw you at the Chantry last week, Fenris, but I haven't seen you back since.
  • Fenris: I was only delivering something: you needn't concern yourself.
  • Sebastian: But you were praying. Or was that part of the delivery?
  • Fenris: I was... trying to blend in.
  • Sebastian: (Laughs) Oh, yes! You wouldn't want to ruin your reputation.
  • Fenris: Don't you have a city to re-conquer?
  • Fenris: Terrible things do happen, Sebastian.
  • Sebastian: But what we see is only a piece of the puzzle. Only the Maker can see the greater picture.
  • Fenris: The guilty prosper. Innocents die.
  • Sebastian: And then they are brought to the side of the Maker. Their suffering ends. There is always a greater purpose.
  • Fenris: Danarius once killed a little boy to fuel blood magic that let him impress his fellow Senators at a party. What was the purpose there?
  • Sebastian: Perhaps it was witnessing that which will give you the strength to prevent it ever happening again.
  • Sebastian: It's our duty to tell the templars.
  • Fenris: Then why haven't you done it?
  • Sebastian: I guess I was hoping they'd come to it on their own.
  • Fenris: And then you wouldn't have to betray Hawke's friends, right?
  • Sebastian: That's not reason enough to allow a maleficar to walk free.

(If Anders is in the party)

  • Anders: You think the templars don't know I'm here? They just haven't caught me yet.

(If Merrill is in the party)

  • Merrill: Are you talking about me?
  • Sebastian: Which of us should do it? Shall we draw lots?
  • Fenris: Uh-uh. You want to turn them in, you work it out with Hawke.

(If Faith has been completed)

  • Fenris: So that's it? You're not returning to Starkhaven now?
  • Sebastian: There are greater things that need to be done, Fenris.
  • Fenris: And what about avenging your family? Does that not need to be done?
  • Sebastian: What has my vengeance accomplished except to spill more blood?
  • Sebastian: No, I must put my faith in the Maker. He will set my path before me.
  • Fenris: I can't decide if it is certainty you have, or blindness.
  • Sebastian: (Chuckles) At least you can't decide.

Fenris and Varric[]

Act 1

  • Fenris: I thought all dwarves had beards. Where's yours?
  • Varric: I misplaced it, along with my sense of dwarven pride and my gold-plated noble caste pin.
  • Fenris: I thought maybe it fell onto your chest.
  • Varric: Oh-ho! The broody elf tells a joke!
  • Fenris: I don't brood.
  • Varric: Friend, if your brooding were any more impressive, women would swoon as you passed. They'd have broody babies in your honor.
  • Fenris: You're a very odd dwarf.
  • Varric: And you thought I was joking about the pin.
  • Varric: So, elf. That thing you do with your hand...
  • Fenris: I can already tell this isn't going anywhere pleasant.
  • Varric: I bet that makes pickpocketing easier.
  • Fenris: I'll try it some time and find out.
  • Varric: Is brooding a sport in Tevinter? Do they hold competitions? Hand out trophies for the best scowls?
  • Fenris: I'm not "brooding."
  • Varric: Moping, then. You seem like you're a champion at it.
  • Fenris: I'm perfectly content at the moment.
  • Varric: Oh, so that's you smiling? Glad you clarified that. I'd never have known.

Act 2

  • Varric: You know, if you need advice on how to lay low I can give you some.
  • Fenris: Being short would make for an excellent start, I suspect.
  • Varric: Keep that up, serah, and you can keep on hiding like a rank amateur.
  • Fenris: What would you suggest, Varric? Cower in the shadows like a rat?
  • Varric: You could try wearing something that didn't scream: "I hate you all, I was a slave!"
  • Fenris: The markings would still show.
  • Varric: Really? Through anything? That's... kind of cool.
  • Varric: You really ought to take that offer, elf. It would keep the Coterie off your back pretty much permanently.
  • Fenris: I don't need employment.
  • Varric: But it wouldn't kill you to make some friends in this city. Three years, and you're practically a ghost.
  • Fenris: I prefer it that way.
  • Varric: Healthy attitude there. Forget I said anything.
  • Varric: So what do you do in that gigantic house all day?
  • Fenris: Dance, of course.
  • Varric: Really?
  • Fenris: I run from room to room, choreographing routines.
  • Varric: You're actually joking. Alert the Chantry! They need to put this on the calendar!
  • Fenris: And you thought I was always serious.

(If you complete Family Matter)

  • Fenris: So you found your brother.
  • Varric: I did! Wasn't expecting that.
  • Fenris: I assume there was a time when you and he were friends?
  • Varric: With Bartrand? No, just brothers. Occasionally he wasn't insufferable.
  • Fenris: And yet you remained at his side.
  • Varric: Too bad he didn't do the same.

(In front of The Hanged Man)

  • Fenris: I still don't get the name. Did they hang someone here?

(If Isabela is in the party)

  • Isabela: It means being drunk.

(If Anders is in the party)

  • Anders: Someone is "hung" if they are drunk, I believe.
  • Varric: Actually they used to hang men there. By their feet.
  • Fenris: Well, good thing they were drunk then.

Act 3

  • Fenris: So who is "Bianca"?
  • Varric: My crossbow. Say hello, Bianca.
  • Fenris: But why Bianca? You must have named her after someone.
  • Varric: Nope. Mirabelle was taken.
  • Fenris: The way you fondle your weapon is disturbing.
  • Varric: Hey! I'm a perfect gentleman. In public.
  • Fenris: I notice you hardly ever comment on mages and templars and such.
  • Varric: It's a lot of humans in skirts. I get them mixed up.
  • Fenris: I highly doubt that. The subject comes up all the time.
  • Varric: Tell me about it.
  • Fenris: And no opinion? One way or the other?
  • Varric: Opinions are like testicles. You kick them hard enough, doesn't matter how many you got.
  • Fenris: That's... something.
  • Varric: You know you still owe me five sovereigns, elf.
  • Fenris: I'm good for it.

(If Isabela did not leave the party)

  • Varric: So, you think you can win the coin from Isabela? Good luck with that.


  • Varric: Meaning you'll borrow it from Hawke, probably.
  • Varric: Coming to the Hanged Man for Wicked Grace later?
  • Fenris: Never miss it.

(If Hawke romanced Fenris)

  • Varric: So...you and Hawke?
  • Fenris: What about us?

(If Hawke is female)

  • Varric: I want to make sure I get all the details right when I tell this story. Did you sweep her off her feet or was it the other way around?

(If Hawke is male)

  • Varric: I want to make sure I get all the details right when I tell this story. Did he sweep you off your feet? I'm assuming he did the sweeping. He's taller than you. Awkward, otherwise.
  • Fenris: I'm not telling you anything but this: There was no actual sweeping involved.
  • Varric: Every little bit helps, elf.


Fenris' remarks[]

  • "It seems your blood is special, Hawke. Why am I not surprised?"
  • "A key tied to your father's blood. If he was a blood mage, you would do well not to make his same mistakes."
  • "Technically Tevinter follows the Chantry. But since they broke away from the Divine, the old ways have crept back. The magisters consider blood magic a sacrifice to power their spells. They figure other, lesser sacrifices can do the same. "

Fenris and Hawke[]

(If Hawke is romancing Fenris)

  • Hawke: So, Fenris... we, uh... we haven't spoken since...
  • Fenris: You wish to do this here? In front of everyone?

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Kinky.
  • Fenris: That wasn't... ugh. Nevermind.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality or aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: Not my first choice, no.
  • Fenris: Nor mine. I'm sorry.
  • Fenris: How is it you get into these situations so often?
  • Hawke: What do you mean?
  • Fenris: Hmm. Attacked by dwarves, approached by strangers, stumbling upon ancient riddles... madness.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: I don't know why it's like that. Fate, I suppose.
  • Fenris: "Fate" is a word for the Maker's poor sense of humor.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: It's a gift.
  • Fenris: (laughs) Well I think you should return it.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: It does feel like some unseen force is manipulating my fate.
  • Fenris: It's so wonderful having my personal business as someone else's sport.
  • Fenris: Thank you for asking me to come along again, Hawke.
  • Hawke:
    • (If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality or aggressive/direct personality) Is there a reason I wouldn't?
    • (If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality) Why wouldn't I? More the merrier.
  • Fenris: I just... am pleased. To see you. That's all.

(Depending on who's in the party)

  • Varric: Smooth.
  • Isabela: (laughs) Oh Fenris.
  • Anders: (laughs)
  • Aveline: (laughs) And I thought I was bad at it.
  • Merrill: Oh. I think it's sweet.
  • Fenris: Why are the Wardens always up to mischief?
  • Carver: (laughs) I know right? You'd think they have nothing better to do.
  • Hawke: It's in their blood I suppose.
  • Fenris: They've no Blight to combat now. This keeps them busy?

Fenris and Anders[]

  • Anders: When I left the Wardens, I swore I'd never spend another minute in the Deep Roads.
  • Fenris: "Left" sounds like it was a mutual arrangement.
  • Anders: Fine. I ran away. What's it to you?
  • Fenris: Ran away from the Circle, ran away from the Wardens... it sounds like a habit.

(If Hawke is in a romance with Fenris)

  • Anders: Running away from your family, straight to Danarius. Running away from Danarius, straight to Hawke. Maybe we're more alike than you think.


  • Anders: And you ran away from Danarius. Maybe we're more alike than you think.

(if Varric is in the party)

  • Varric: I've always said so.
  • Fenris: You speak of disliking the Deep Roads a great deal. Why?
  • Anders: Besides the obvious, you mean?
  • Fenris: It's a dangerous place, but less so for a Grey Warden.
  • Anders: Darkspawn this, darkspawn that. Taint taint taint taint taint.
  • Anders: After a while, you just get so tired of it, you know?
  • Fenris: I... do now.
  • Fenris: How can anything live here? What do the darkspawn feed on?
  • Anders: They don't eat. The taint sustains them.
  • Fenris: Hmph, perfect.

(Upon getting advice from Larius, if Hawke is in a romance with Anders and Fenris is in the party)

  • Larius: Yes.. I can show you out.. Yes
  • Hawke: Because I always like to follow the advice of tainted crazy people.
  • Fenris: Never stopped you before!
  • Anders: Excuse me?
  • Fenris: Nevermind!

(Upon approaching the altar)

  • Fenris: Don't even think about making a sacrifice here, Hawke. Whatever happens, I promise it won't be good.
  • Anders: I can't believe I'm saying this but... Fenris is right.

Fenris and Aveline[]

  • 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.

Fenris and Bethany[]

  • Fenris: You must hate the darkspawn, after what they did to your home.

(During Act 1)

  • Bethany: And Carver. A little.
  • Hawke:
    • (If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality) Mother is still sick with grief.
    • (If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality) Well, I hate them a lot.
    • (If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality) There was nothing we could do back then.
  • Fenris: I never knew him. I'm sorry for your loss.
  • Bethany: Thank you.

(If Bethany is a Circle mage)

  • Bethany: They are mindless. What is there to blame? May as well swear at a force of nature. I don't see the point.

(If Isabela is in the party)

  • Bethany: They are mindless. What is there to blame? That'd be like Isabela hating the weather for taking her ship.
  • Fenris: That's... an interesting perspective.


  • Bethany: It's... taken a long time to reach it. Thank you.


  • Bethany: Oh, good. I almost choked on it a little there. A work in progress.
  • Isabela: Stupid weather.

(If Bethany is a Grey Warden)

  • Bethany: I have a lot of hate. But it's not so focused. It's... deeper for a Warden. It's been a struggle to let that go.
  • Fenris: But you have?
  • Bethany: Let's call it a work in progress.

Fenris and Carver[]

  • Fenris: You must hate the darkspawn, after what they did to your home.

(During Act 1)

  • Carver: And to Bethany.
  • Hawke:
    • (If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality) Mother is still sick with grief.
    • (If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality) Well, I hate them a lot.
    • (If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality) There was nothing we could do back then.
  • Fenris: I never knew her. I'm sorry for your loss.
  • Carver: Thank you.

(If Carver joined the templars)

  • Carver: Absolutely. And the magic that brought them to this world.
  • Fenris: Then we're agreed on something.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: I'm not sure that's healthy.
  • Carver:
    • (Friendship) (Laughs) For me or him?
    • (Rivalry) For mages, definitely not.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Tempered by an understanding that not all mages bear responsibility... right?
  • Carver:
    • (Friendship) Yes... yes. Reason rules over all.
    • (Rivalry) Oh, stow it.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: "Magic" or "mages"?
  • Carver:
    • (Friendship) There are exceptions... occasionally.
    • (Rivalry) Depends on the mage, doesn't it?

(If Carver joined the Wardens and is on the rivalry path)

  • Carver: I don't know that I hate them exactly. It's... deeper than that. But yes, after what happened to Bethany, I won't let that go. So I fight.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: Good for you.
  • Carver: Oh, thank you.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Our hero.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: Saving the day at last.
  • Carver: Yeah. So shut it.

(If Carver joined the Wardens and is on the friendship path)

  • Carver: I don't know that I hate them exactly. It's... deeper than that. But I hate what happened to Bethany, and many more like her.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: Good for you.
  • Carver: I hope so. Good for someone anyway.

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Our hero.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: Saving the day at last.
  • Carver: Not so much. But I'm trying.

Fenris and Isabela[]

  • Fenris: Interesting story I heard about you, Isabela...
  • Isabela: Yes, yes, all right. I just want it known I never asked for the goat. And the fire was accidental.
  • Fenris: I... that wasn't the story.

(Depending on who is in the party)

  • Varric: Oh, this I have to hear.
  • Fenris: So these slaves you freed...
  • Isabela: This again.
  • Fenris: Such an act seems out of character.
  • Isabela: Temporary insanity. A bout of foul morality. A horrifying fit of decency.
  • Isabela: What? I got better.

(If neither is in a romance with Hawke)

  • Isabela: So, when we get back to the city, do you... ?
  • Fenris: Not in front of everyone, if you please.
  • Isabela: And he blushes! So cute!

Fenris and Merrill[]

  • Merrill: Cheer up, Fenris! This isn't so bad!
  • Fenris: We're in a black pit full of evil. How can you imagine this "isn't so bad?"
  • Merrill: It's not going to rain. And there's almost no chance of being attacked by bears!
  • Fenris: And we put our lives in your hands. Astonishing.
  • Merrill: Oh, I know. It surprises me, too.
  • Fenris: Still not an abomination, I see.
  • Merrill: Well, let's take a look. Not insane. Not deformed. Not attacking everyone.
  • Merrill: No, I think I'm still good!
  • Fenris: Such a relief.

Fenris and Sebastian[]

  • Sebastian: Does the Tevinter chantry tell the same story of how the darkspawn came to be?
  • Fenris: Slaves are not regaled with a Tevinter version of the Chant of Light. If I were to guess, it'd go something like "And lo, the greatest of magisters ventured into the Maker's city. And to reward them for their courage, he created darkspawn as a scourge against their enemies."
  • Sebastian: You don't think they take responsibility for their actions?
  • Fenris: Responsibility is the only thing magisters don't take.
  • Sebastian: It is said the Tevinter magisters are responsible for the darkspawn.
  • Fenris: I believe it.
  • Sebastian: The Chant claims that pride was their greatest sin. And now they have infected the world.
  • Fenris: Most magisters would consider this a challenge. Invent a sin that is greater yet.
  • Hawke:
    • (If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality) Another time, gentlemen?
    • (If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality) I know some ladies who could help them brainstorm.
    • (If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality) Yes, yes magisters are bad. We get it.

(Upon reaching the altar)

  • Fenris: This is meant for a sacrificial ritual. In ancient Tevinter they were used to appease the old gods. The magisters still place such offerings, though they pretend now that they're for Andraste and the Maker.
  • Sebastian: Such superstitions have no place in the Chantry.
  • Fenris: Which is why Tevinter left.

Fenris and Varric[]

  • Fenris: Now this is unexpected. I thought all dwarves did was drink.
  • Varric: Hey now!
  • Fenris: And lie. Pardon the omission.
  • Varric: That's better.

(If Varric is not in the party)

  • Fenris: Now this is unexpected. I thought all dwarves did was drink.
  • Hawke: And Varric not here to respond, tsk tsk tsk.
  • Fenris: He's probably drinking.
  • Varric: You, elf, are one lucky son-of-a-bitch.
  • Fenris: Is this about the diamondback game? Again?
  • Varric: I've never seen anyone bluff like that in my life! I was sure you had a hand full of nothing.
  • Fenris: So was I. You're the one who pointed out I had four serpents.
  • Varric: See? Luckiest bastard I've ever seen.
  • Fenris: So, Varric, this "spy network" of yours...
  • Varric: Oh, this I have to hear.
  • Fenris: You don't have one, do you? You make it all up.
  • Varric: Could be. That, or I have an army of elven urchins, and they're all watching.
  • Fenris: You are a strange, hairy little man.

(If neither Isabela or Fenris are in a romance with Hawke)

  • Varric: So, elf, what's this I've been hearing about you and the Rivaini?
  • Fenris: None of your business, dwarf.
  • Varric: Just be careful. I get the impression that Isabela's breakups turn into bloodbaths.
  • Isabela: That's part of the fun.
  • Fenris: A dwarven prison?
  • Varric: Dwarves don't do prisons, elf. This is a trash heap. They threw something away here and hoped it wouldn't come back.
  • Fenris: Clearly these dwarves are insane. Perhaps even more so than Varric.
  • Varric: I heard that.

Mark of the Assassin[]

Fenris' remarks[]

  • (When clicked upon while in a romance) It is always good to be by your side.
  • (When clicked upon while in a romance, after reconciling with Fenris) "I am yours, as always."
  • (When clicked after initial ambush) "Why do you even bother going to meet people? Do they ever not try to kill you?"
  • (When clicked on a friendship path) "Lead the way, my friend."
  • (When clicked on a rivalry path) "Why do I allow you to get me involved in these things?"
  • (When clicked during the wyvern hunt) "Let us find this dragon... wyvern... whatever it is... and get this over with."
  • (When reaching Hawke and Tallis in the prison cells and in a romance) "There you are! Were you hurt? What happened?"
  • (About the three statues in the Dungeons) "The duke has strange taste in art."
  • (While in The Retreat) "I don't trust these caves."
  • (After leaving The Retreat, if you leave Tallis) "It's good she's gone. Let's get out of here."
  • (When clicked after leaving the Dungeons, if you help Tallis) "It's your decision but I think we should leave."
  • (When clicked after leaving the Dungeons, if you leave Tallis) "Let's get back to Kirkwall. We should never have left."
  • (During the fight with Prosper) "Avoid the venom, but hit Prosper with everything you've got."
  • (If you've poisoned Leopold previously) "Your doing, I expect?"
  • (During the fight with Prosper) "If Leopold is after you, run!"

Fenris and Hawke[]

(After the ambush in Hightown)

  • Fenris: Everywhere we go, people try to kill you.
  • Hawke: You've been responsible for that yourself, on a few occasions.
  • Tallis: I'll fit right in, then.

(If Hawke is romancing Fenris)

  • Fenris: You frightened me.
  • Hawke: Me?
  • Fenris: Before we found you, there was a moment when I...
  • Fenris: Don't do that again.

(After fighting Ghasts on the mountainside)

  • Fenris: Just how many creatures live on this mountain?
  • Hawke: Be thankful they're not high dragons.
  • Fenris: Hmm. Good point.
  • Fenris: You are too willing to involve yourself in the affairs of others, Hawke.
  • Fenris: Each time you put yourself at risk. One day you will not be so lucky.
  • Hawke: You have a better idea?
  • Fenris: Guard what you have. Keep your head low.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic/helpful personality)

  • Hawke: That sounds like a way to go through life without ever knowing anyone.
  • Fenris: I... suppose so.
  • Hawke: How well has that worked for you, Fenris?
  • Fenris: (Grunts)

(If Hawke has a humorous/charming personality)

  • Hawke: Like a dragon! Guarding my treasure hoard.
  • Fenris: That's not what I meant.
  • Hawke: Shall I eat passersby? Maybe I can demand virgin sacrifices.
  • Fenris: Even dragons are eventually slain, Hawke.

(If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality)

  • Hawke: Without risk, there's no reward.
  • Fenris: Perhaps. One day you may simply end up being rewarded with a blade in the back.
  • Hawke: Not your blade, however.
  • Fenris: Not my blade, no.

Fenris and Anders[]

  • Anders: Maybe you should join the Qun, Fenris.
  • Fenris: We could go together. I'd be happy to sew your mouth shut.

(After Tallis' identity is revealed)

  • Anders: You seem to know a lot about the Qunari, Fenris.
  • Fenris: I spent most of my life in close proximity.
  • Anders: So you know about these Ben-Hassrath.
  • Tallis: You could ask me, you know.
  • Anders: But I'm asking him.
  • Fenris: The Ben-Hassrath enforce the will of the Qun. They ensure all follow its dictates.
  • Anders: Like templars?
  • Fenris: Not quite, but... close enough.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Anders: That's it. I'm taking the lead.
  • Fenris: You think I'm going to trust you to find Hawke?
  • Anders: Could you stop with the, "All mages are evil," diatribe for one minute?
  • Fenris: They may not all be evil, but one of them in particular is extremely annoying.

Fenris and Aveline[]

  • 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?

Fenris and Bethany[]

  • Fenris: You should wear one of those Orlesian dresses, Bethany.

(During Act 1)

  • Bethany: Why? Because I'm a girl? Because I should wear big, flowing skirts?
  • Fenris: Because you'd look pretty in one.
  • Bethany: I...oh, I see. They are pretty, aren't they?

(If Bethany is a Circle mage)

  • Bethany: Not Circle compliant, I'm afraid.
  • Fenris: Is compliance your only concern?
  • Bethany: Given some of our training? Flammability is a big one as well.

(If Bethany is a Warden)

  • Bethany: If only. Imagine the snags I'd get chasing darkspawn.
  • Fenris: Why does fashion not consider the needs of the woman on the go?
  • Bethany: All right, don't work it too hard.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Bethany: Bloody runaround twisted shite of a maze.
  • Fenris: Ooh, you've learned a few new words.

(If Bethany is a Circle mage)

  • Bethany: Not every book in the Circle is high literature.
  • Fenris: Obviously.

(If Bethany is a Warden)

  • Bethany: Wardens get called a few.
  • Fenris: Undeservedly, I'm sure.

(If completed before All That Remains)

  • Bethany: What am I going to tell Mother? "Sorry, I got lost and left your heir in an Orlesian's dungeon?"
  • Bethany: She will never forgive me. My brother/sister will never forgive me! Carver and Father will come back from the grave just to haunt me!
  • Fenris: What she'll say should be the least of your worries. We may die in here, and she'll never get the news.
  • Bethany: You are not helping.

Fenris and Carver[]

  • Fenris: You're Fereldan-born, aren't you?
  • Carver: Yes, we were.
  • Fenris: I understand Fereldans have a certain... animosity with Orlais.

(If Carver is a Grey Warden)

  • Carver: It seems a small concern in light of other things.
  • Carver: I've met a few. Nice people. Not like this lot.
  • Fenris: The excess does seem... excessive.


  • Carver: People get bitter about being conquered and oppressed.
  • Carver: We didn't get many Orlesians in Lothering. I just think they talk funny.
  • Hawke:
    • (If Hawke has a humorous/sarcastic personality) Way to sound like a bumpkin, Carver.
    • (If Hawke has an aggressive/direct personality) I think you talk funny.
    • (If Carver is a templar) Way to sound tolerant, templar.
  • Carver: Thanks, Sister/Brother.

(If Hawke has a diplomatic personality)

  • Hawke: And here I remember you mooning over that red-headed lay sister with the accent.
  • Carver: She was nice, wasn't she?

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Carver: Orlesians. Can't build a hallway without turning it into a maze.
  • Fenris: Keep going. I'm sure your training will kick in any moment.
  • Carver: Still don't like me? I've tried to change.
  • Fenris: You have. Now you're dangerous. Let's move.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis. If done in Act 1, and regardless who Hawke worked for at the end of the prologue)

  • Carver: Shitting...piss-eared Orlesians and their...blighted dungeons!
  • Fenris: "Piss-eared?" Did you get that from Meeran?
  • Carver: We're lost and all you can do is criticize me?
  • Fenris: It passes the time.

Fenris and Isabela[]

  • Isabela: So why haven't you converted to the Qun? You seem to know it well.
  • Fenris: And you know the letter of the law, yet choose to ignore it.
  • Isabela: Ah, good point.
  • Fenris: I didn't escape one form of slavery only to become slave to myself.
  • Isabela: Er, what does that mean?
  • Fenris: I'm... not sure. But it sounded profound, didn't it?
  • Fenris: You've been to Orlais, Isabela?
  • Isabela: Once or twice. Spent some time in a prison in Val Chevin.
  • Fenris: But you broke out?
  • Isabela: Broke into, actually. Getting out was the easy part.
  • Fenris: All to steal something magnificent, I imagine?
  • Isabela: No! They threw my first mate in there. I'd always liked Casavir, so I wasn't going to just abandon him.
  • Fenris: Ah. And he is dead now, along with the rest of your crew?
  • Isabela: Him? No, I left him on the docks. The idiot.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Fenris: So... we're lost?
  • Isabela: Definitely.
  • Fenris: Now what do we do?
  • Isabela: I could try to guess the color of your underclothes again.

Fenris and Merrill[]

  • Fenris: I hear there is going to be an Arlathvhen soon in Halamshiral. A large one.
  • Merrill: A gathering of the clans? How do I not know about that?
  • Fenris: Possibly because some elves are still willing to talk to me.
  • Merrill: You've been waiting to say that, haven't you?
  • Fenris: Maybe a little.
  • Merrill: You know, Fenris, you should get a pet!
  • Fenris: I'm afraid to ask what brought this on.
  • Merrill: On the way here, I saw a noblewomen in a gown made completely out of fur! I thought she was a bear at first!
  • Fenris: So I should keep an Orlesian noblewoman as a pet?
  • Merrill: Orlesians would make terrible pets! They'd complain all the time! No, I was thinking of a griffon.
  • Fenris: Somehow, I should have expected that.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Fenris: I don't want to hear another word out of you.
  • Merrill: But I was just -
  • Fenris: Not. One. Word.
  • Merrill: Is it alright if I hum? Or maybe whistle?

Fenris and Sebastian[]

  • Sebastian: You can't swing a dead cat in Starkhaven without hitting an Orlesian.
  • Fenris: Truly? Starkhaven seems like a long way for them to go.
  • Sebastian: The Minanter River flows across half of Thedas. Orlesian merchants bob in it like apples.
  • Fenris: I like apples.
  • Sebastian: Yes, well, these apples will buy your sister, eat your house, and woo your chickens.

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Fenris: Maybe you should start praying that we'll find them.
  • Sebastian: I have been for the last half an hour. I could do so out loud, if you'd prefer.
  • Sebastian: Blessed Andraste, Bride of the Maker, deliver us from this warren of evil.
  • Fenris: In that case, maybe you should stop.

Fenris and Varric[]

(While trying to find Hawke and Tallis)

  • Fenris: And...here we are again. For the fourth time.
  • Varric: Fifth, I think.
  • Fenris: What do we do now?
  • Varric: Play Diamondback and wait for Hawke to find us?
Note: Unlike most scenes that end with the two companions running away, this one merely fades out after Varric's line.
  • Fenris: You know, I saw a crossbow just like Bianca in the market the other day.
  • Varric: What? Why didn't you tell me?
  • Fenris: You... already have a crossbow.
  • Varric: I don't want to replace her, but... she could use a friend. Someone to sit on the mantle with.
  • Fenris: Right.
  • Varric: Don't listen to him, Bianca. You deserve happiness, just like anyone else.

(After Tallis' identity is revealed)

  • Varric: How did you learn to speak Qunari?
  • Tallis: I wouldn't call what he does "speaking Qunari."
  • Fenris: I picked it up by listening to them.
  • Varric: That's the part I don't get. I've almost never heard Qunari talking to each other. They just stand around and glower.
  • Fenris: That's because they know you're watching. When there's no foreigners around, they gossip and complain just like anyone.
  • Tallis: Sometimes more. The antaam has made grousing a sport.

Fenris and Tallis[]

(Entering the Hunting Grounds - West for the first time. If Carver is in the party, this banter does not occur.)

  • Fenris: "Manservant."
    • Anders: (Snickers)
    • Aveline: Oh, buck up.
    • Isabela: Aww. Fenris got his feelings hurt.
    • Merrill: I'm certain he didn't mean anything by it, Fenris.
    • Sebastian: Don't take it personally.
    • Varric: Should be elfservant, if you think about it.
  • Tallis: It's only a cover.
  • Fenris: I'd like to cover him with six feet.

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

  • Fenris : Hunting for sport. Is it wrong of me to cheer for the wyverns?
  • Tallis: Just ignore them.

(After Tallis' identity is is revealed)

  • Fenris: You escape a life of servitude and oppression only to join a society of absolute obedience and servility?
  • Tallis: I'm not oppressed. I serve because I wish to.
  • Fenris: In the manner they dictate. And on pain of death.
  • Tallis: You make it sound so senseless.
  • Fenris: Voluntarily giving up your freedom is senseless.

(After Tallis' identity is is revealed)

  • Fenris: Shok ebasit hissra. Maraas shokra.
  • Tallis: Are you testing me? That's so cute!
  • Fenris: Do you know what I said or not?
  • Tallis: "Struggle is an illusion. There is nothing to struggle against." But your accent is terrible.
  • Fenris: (Grunts)

(If Hawke helps Tallis)

  • Fenris: So we are helping the Qunari.
  • Tallis: I told you, there are many innocent lives at stake as well.
  • Fenris: And how many "innocents" have the Qunari slaughtered? Bah.
  • Fenris: Mercenaries. A sign of your man I presume.
  • Tallis: Tal-Vashoth. Like Salit, but for sale. He must be close.