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{{Quote|I am a fly in the ointment. I am a whisper in the shadows. I am also an [[Evanuris|old, old]] woman. More than that [[Fenris|you]] need not know.}}
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{{Quote|I am a fly in the ointment. I am a whisper in the shadows. I am also an old, old woman. More than that you need not know.}}
   
 
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Flemeth.jpg|Origins
 
Flemeth01.png|Dragon Age II
 
Flemeth.png|Inquisition
 
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|title = [[Witch of the Wilds]] <br> Asha'bellanar <br> Mother of Vengeance
 
|title = [[Witch of the Wilds]] <br> Asha'bellanar <br> Mother of Vengeance
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|class = [[Mage]]
 
|class = [[Mage]]
 
|specialization = [[Shapeshifter]]
 
|specialization = [[Shapeshifter]]
|race = [[Human]]
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|race = Human
 
|location = [[Deep in the Wilds]]
 
|location = [[Deep in the Wilds]]
|family = Conobar <small>(husband)</small> <br> [[Yavana]] <small>(daughter)</small> <br> [[Morrigan]] <small>(daughter)</small> <br> [[Kieran]] <small>(grandson, conditional)</small>
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|family = [[Morrigan]] <small>(daughter)</small> <br> [[Yavana]] <small>(daughter)</small><br>[[Kieran]] <small>(grandson) (conditional)</small>
 
|voice = [[Kate Mulgrew]]
 
|voice = [[Kate Mulgrew]]
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne]] <br> [[Dragon Age (Penny Arcade comics)]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Origins]] <br> [[Dragon Age II]] <br> [[Heroes of Dragon Age]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Inquisition]]
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|appearances = [[Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Origins (comic)]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Origins]] <br> [[Dragon Age II]] <br> [[Heroes of Dragon Age]] <br> [[Dragon Age: Inquisition]]
 
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'''Flemeth''' is a [[shapeshifter]], known as 'the [[Witch of the Wilds]]', 'Mother of Vengeance' among the Chasind<ref name="wot2" /> or ''Asha'bellanar'' ("woman of many years" in [[elven language|Elvish]]). She is widely recognized as the eponymous character of an age-old legend, described variously as extremely powerful and long-lived or even immortal, and having many daughters, all of whom are [[hedge magic|witches]] like their mother.
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'''Flemeth''' is a [[shapeshifter]], known as 'the [[Witch of the Wilds]]', 'Mother of Vengeance' among the Chasind<ref name=wot2 /> or ''Asha'bellanar'' ("woman of many years" in [[elven language|Elvish]]). She is widely recognized as the eponymous character of an age-old legend, described variously as extremely powerful and long-lived or even immortal, and having many daughters, all of whom are [[hedge magic|witches]] like their mother.
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
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Flemeth was once an [[Alamarri]] noble, the wife to Bann Conobar Elstan of [[Highever]].
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{{Blockquote|Ages ago, legend says Bann Conobar took to wife a beautiful young woman who harbored a secret talent for magic: Flemeth of [[Highever]]. And for a time they lived happily, until the arrival of a young poet, Osen, who captured the lady's heart with his verse.
 
{{Blockquote|Ages ago, legend says Bann Conobar took to wife a beautiful young woman who harbored a secret talent for magic: Flemeth of [[Highever]]. And for a time they lived happily, until the arrival of a young poet, Osen, who captured the lady's heart with his verse.
   
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For a hundred years, Flemeth plotted, stealing men from the Chasind to sire monstrous daughters: Horrific things that could kill a man with fear. These [[Witches of the Wilds|Korcari witches]] led an army of Chasind from the Wilds to strike at the [[Alamarri]] tribes. They were defeated by the hero Cormac, and all the witches burned, so they say, but even now the Wilders whisper that Flemeth lives on in the marsh, and she and her daughters steal those men who come too near.|Excerpt from [[Codex entry: Flemeth]]}}
 
For a hundred years, Flemeth plotted, stealing men from the Chasind to sire monstrous daughters: Horrific things that could kill a man with fear. These [[Witches of the Wilds|Korcari witches]] led an army of Chasind from the Wilds to strike at the [[Alamarri]] tribes. They were defeated by the hero Cormac, and all the witches burned, so they say, but even now the Wilders whisper that Flemeth lives on in the marsh, and she and her daughters steal those men who come too near.|Excerpt from [[Codex entry: Flemeth]]}}
   
Flemeth is said to have been born in [[Highever]] in 3:00 [[Towers Age|Towers]].<ref>{{Cite wot|82}}</ref> However, according to [[Brother Genitivi]], there is no actual evidence of a "Bann Connobar Elstan" or a "Flemeth of Highever" having existed. Some people speculate that the legend might refer to Teyrn Talemal, son of Caedmon, who tried to unite Ferelden before being killed by his wife, whom he'd imprisoned for unfaithfulness but had been released by sympathetic servants.<ref name="wot2">{{Cite wot2|27-29}}</ref>
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Flemeth is said to have been born in [[Highever]] in 3:00 [[Towers Age|Towers]].<ref>{{Cite wot|82}}</ref> However, according to [[Brother Genitivi]], there is no actual evidence of a "Bann Connobar Elstan" or a "Flemeth of Highever" having existed. Some people speculate that the legend might refer to Teyrn Talemal, son of Caedmon, who tried to unite Ferelden before being killed by his wife, whom he'd imprisoned for unfaithfulness but had been released by sympathetic servants.<ref name=wot2>{{Cite wot2|27-29}}</ref>
   
Many legends shroud the mystery of how she became the Witch of the Wilds, a fearsome personage that walked [[Korcari Wilds|the Wilds]] for centuries. Her title is, however, not a true one, but rather a superstitious name [[Chasind|the locals]] of the Korcari Wilds gave to her. The Chasind often paint Flemeth in the shape of a great dragon or serpent that only the truly desperate would turn towards. Flemeth offers vengeance, but rarely in the way one expects, and most petitioners come to regret their wishes. To the Dalish, she's a vengeful and sometimes capricious being, just as likely to kill a supplicant as help them.<ref name="wot2" />
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Many legends shroud the mystery of how she became the Witch of the Wilds, a fearsome personage that walked [[Korcari Wilds|the Wilds]] for centuries. Her title is, however, not a true one, but rather a superstitious name [[Chasind|the locals]] of the Korcari Wilds gave to her. The Chasind often paint Flemeth in the shape of a great dragon or serpent that only the truly desperate would turn towards. Flemeth offers vengeance, but rarely in the way one expects, and most petitioners come to regret their wishes. To the Dalish, she's a vengeful and sometimes capricious being, just as likely to kill a supplicant as help them.<ref name=wot2 />
   
 
Flemeth appears often in Fereldan tales. In one legend, an old witch is said to have approached [[Calenhad Theirin]] to offer him the power to unite the Alamarri tribes and form a kingdom. She also appears in many versions of ''[[Dane]] and the Werewolf'' and is said to have helped King [[Maric Theirin]] retake the Fereldan throne.
 
Flemeth appears often in Fereldan tales. In one legend, an old witch is said to have approached [[Calenhad Theirin]] to offer him the power to unite the Alamarri tribes and form a kingdom. She also appears in many versions of ''[[Dane]] and the Werewolf'' and is said to have helped King [[Maric Theirin]] retake the Fereldan throne.
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{{SpoilerDAI|Although [[Morrigan]] at first believed Flemeth to be an [[abomination]], she later realized that Flemeth is not truly human. Flemeth herself reveals to [[The Inquisitor]] that the Fereldan legends of the Witch of the Wilds share one aspect that is true: Flemeth fled the Alamarri and asked [[spirit]]s for help. Flemeth then admits that [[Mythal]] answered, and in exchange for fulfillment of Flemeth's request, she possessed her.}}
 
{{SpoilerDAI|Although [[Morrigan]] at first believed Flemeth to be an [[abomination]], she later realized that Flemeth is not truly human. Flemeth herself reveals to [[The Inquisitor]] that the Fereldan legends of the Witch of the Wilds share one aspect that is true: Flemeth fled the Alamarri and asked [[spirit]]s for help. Flemeth then admits that [[Mythal]] answered, and in exchange for fulfillment of Flemeth's request, she possessed her.}}
   
{{SpoilerDAO|Flemeth has borne multiple daughters, but Morrigan claims to have never met another - she is later taken aback by the revelation that Flemeth possesses their bodies as a means to prolong her life, thus making her next host.}}
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{{SpoilerDAO|Flemeth has borne multiple daughters, Morrigan and [[Yavana]] among them. Although Morrigan at first believed Flemeth possessed their bodies to prolong her life, Yavana later claims, and Flemeth confirms that the truth is far more complicated, criptingly stating that "a soul cannot be passed upon the unwilling".}}
 
{{SpoilerDAI| [[Yavana]] later claims, and Flemeth herself confirms, that the truth is in fact far more complicated, cryptically stating that "a [[soul]] cannot be forced upon the unwilling, you were never in danger from me", which appears to confuse, frustrate and disturb Morrigan, although the old woman refuses to elaborate further.}}
 
   
 
Flemeth has an almost unsettling tendency to be involved in the lives of a number of [[Ferelden]]'s most noted citizens. Although she is most associated with the Korcari Wilds to the south of that nation, tales of her have reached much farther afield: stories of her are sung as far north as [[Antiva]], and the [[Seekers of Truth]] know she is more than just a legend.
 
Flemeth has an almost unsettling tendency to be involved in the lives of a number of [[Ferelden]]'s most noted citizens. Although she is most associated with the Korcari Wilds to the south of that nation, tales of her have reached much farther afield: stories of her are sung as far north as [[Antiva]], and the [[Seekers of Truth]] know she is more than just a legend.
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As Morrigan prepares to attack, with a wave of her hand, Flemeth controls either Morrigan or the Inquisitor (depending on who drank from the [[Well of Sorrows]]), revealing that Flemeth is in fact possessed by [[Mythal]]. Flemeth admits that when she was human ages ago and called out into the darkness, a wisp of Mythal came to her and granted her all she wanted and more. Carrying Mythal through the ages, she seeks to grant the elven goddess the justice that was denied to her. A reckoning she claims that will shake the very heavens.
 
As Morrigan prepares to attack, with a wave of her hand, Flemeth controls either Morrigan or the Inquisitor (depending on who drank from the [[Well of Sorrows]]), revealing that Flemeth is in fact possessed by [[Mythal]]. Flemeth admits that when she was human ages ago and called out into the darkness, a wisp of Mythal came to her and granted her all she wanted and more. Carrying Mythal through the ages, she seeks to grant the elven goddess the justice that was denied to her. A reckoning she claims that will shake the very heavens.
   
She then offers Morrigan a deal: Flemeth keeps Kieran and Morrigan is free of her, or Kieran returns to Morrigan but Flemeth will keep pursuing her. Morrigan refuses to leave Kieran with Flemeth and is willing to offer her body to protect her son. Flemeth then only extracts the soul of the Old God Urthemiel from Kieran and gives him back, stating that she cannot possess an unwilling host and that Morrigan was never truly in any danger.
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She then offered Morrigan a deal: Flemeth keeps Kieran and Morrigan is free of her, or Kieran returns to Morrigan but Flemeth would keep pursuing her. Morrigan refuses, willing to offer her body to protect her son. Flemeth then only extracted the soul of the Old God Urthemiel from Kieran and gives him back, stating that she cannot possess an unwilling host and that Morrigan was never truly in any danger.
   
 
If Kieran does not exist or does not have Urthemiel's soul, she claims that all she desires is to see who drank from the Well of Sorrows. If it is the Inquisitor, she instructs the Inquisitor to master the dragon acting as the altar's guardian, providing the Inquisitor with a dragon ally. Flemeth leaves but not before telling Morrigan that a soul is not forced upon the unwilling and that she was never in danger from her.
 
If Kieran does not exist or does not have Urthemiel's soul, she claims that all she desires is to see who drank from the Well of Sorrows. If it is the Inquisitor, she instructs the Inquisitor to master the dragon acting as the altar's guardian, providing the Inquisitor with a dragon ally. Flemeth leaves but not before telling Morrigan that a soul is not forced upon the unwilling and that she was never in danger from her.
   
In the aftermath of the Elder One's defeat, Flemeth is seen sending something magical through an [[Eluvian]]. [[Solas]] encounters Flemeth, in an unknown location next to the Eluvian in a post-epilogue conversation. She reveals him to be the Dread Wolf [[Fen'Harel]], addressing him as an "old friend", while chastising him for mistakenly allowing Corypheus access to the [[Orb of Destruction]]. After their brief exchange, Flemeth expresses disappointment towards Solas before sharing an embrace, only for Flemeth to affect Solas in some way and collapse in his arms, seemingly petrified while Solas' eyes glow with power.
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In the aftermath of the Elder One's defeat, Flemeth is seen sending something magical through an [[Eluvian]]. [[Solas]] encounters Flemeth, in an unknown location next to the Eluvian in a post-epilogue conversation. She reveals him to be the Dread Wolf [[Fen'Harel]], addressing him as an "old friend", while chastising him for mistakenly allowing Corypheus access to the [[Orb of Destruction]]. After their brief exchange, Flemeth expresses disappointment towards Solas before sharing an embrace, only for Flemeth to be affected by Solas in some way and collapsing in his arms, seemingly petrified while Solas' eyes glow with power.
 
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==== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ====
 
==== ''Dragon Age: Origins'' ====
 
* "You are required to do nothing, least of all believe. Shut one's eyes tight or open one's arms wide, either way, one's a fool."
 
* "You are required to do nothing, least of all believe. Shut one's eyes tight or open one's arms wide, either way, one's a fool."
* "Be always aware... or is it oblivious? I can never remember."
 
 
* "Men's hearts hold shadows darker than any tainted creature."
 
* "Men's hearts hold shadows darker than any tainted creature."
 
* "I laugh at a world full of stupid humans, who ignore the Blight's evil and abandon their vigilance to pursue mortal goals."
 
* "I laugh at a world full of stupid humans, who ignore the Blight's evil and abandon their vigilance to pursue mortal goals."
* "We believe what we want to believe. It's all we ever do."
 
   
 
==== ''Dragon Age II'' ====
 
==== ''Dragon Age II'' ====
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* "Alas, so long as the music plays, we dance."
 
* "Alas, so long as the music plays, we dance."
 
* "Truth is not the end, but a beginning."
 
* "Truth is not the end, but a beginning."
* "They do not want the truth. And I? I am but a shadow, lingering in the sun."
 
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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<gallery widths="199" captionalign="center">
 
<gallery widths="199" captionalign="center">
 
FlemethDAOConcept.jpg|Initial concept art for Flemeth in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''
 
FlemethDAOConcept.jpg|Initial concept art for Flemeth in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''
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Flemeth.jpg|Flemeth in ''Dragon Age: Origins''
 
Flemeth DA2 Trailer.png|Flemeth as she appears in the Destiny trailer
 
Flemeth DA2 Trailer.png|Flemeth as she appears in the Destiny trailer
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Flemeth01.png|Flemeth in ''[[Dragon Age II]]''
 
Dragonage2wallpaper-610.jpg|Concept art in ''Dragon Age II''
 
Dragonage2wallpaper-610.jpg|Concept art in ''Dragon Age II''
 
Conceptart006.jpg|Concept art of Flemeth's unique High dragon form
 
Conceptart006.jpg|Concept art of Flemeth's unique High dragon form
 
FlemethDragon.jpg|Flemeth's High dragon form in ''Dragon Age II''
 
FlemethDragon.jpg|Flemeth's High dragon form in ''Dragon Age II''
 
FlemethHoDA.png|Tier progression of Flemeth in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
 
FlemethHoDA.png|Tier progression of Flemeth in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
Flemeth HoDA tier.jpg|Artwork of Flemeth's tier progression in ''[[Heroes of Dragon Age]]''
 
 
Dragon Flemeth.png|Tier progression of Flemeth's High Dragon form in ''Heroes of Dragon Age''
 
Dragon Flemeth.png|Tier progression of Flemeth's High Dragon form in ''Heroes of Dragon Age''
Asha'Bellanar (Heroes of Dragon Age).png|Asha'bellanar (Heroes of Dragon Age)
 
 
</gallery>
 
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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== External links ==
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* [http://social.bioware.com/wiki/dragonage/index.php/Flemeth Flemeth] on the BioWare's ''Dragon Age: Origins'' wiki.
 
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