Technically Masked Empire occurs first actually. Celene is seen planning the ball for Divine Justinia V which occurs at the start of Asunder. The Silent Grove/Those Who Speak/Until We Sleep comic trilogy takes place after DA2 but before Asunder and Masked Empire. The comics occur in 9:38 Dragon while Asunder & Masked Empire occur 9:40 Dragon. - 03:52, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
Asunder would have to be after act 3 of Dragon Age 2 (9:37 Dragon) on top of that I believe I saw somewhere that Asunder is going on while Cassandra is interrogating Varric, which I think is 9:39 Dragon. Masked Empire I would put at sometime in very late 9:39 to very early 9:40 Dragon, because it's a plot we'll be playing with and it would need to be close to the timeline of Inquisition, which I believe is 9:40-9:41 Dragon, or perhaps more. I think Last Flight is going on while Inquisition is going on, because I don't think it'll have an impact on what's happening currently, but it may in a future Expansion or DLC. Has anyone read it yet? It did come out, yes? The Dark Horse Trilogy is a little more grey. It would have to be after Act 3, because Isabela and Varric wouldn't leave Hawke's side, they didn't for seven years (depending on story choices for Isabela). I would put that at 9:38 because it's a good inbetween year if 9:37 is the Kirkwall Rebellion year and 9:39 is the year Varric is interrogated. This is all really big guestimating and I'm almost positive Rshep is going to come in and tell me I'm wrong. Not because he's an ass, but because he's smarter than me at the Lore. Considering what I just wrote, that's saying something. B.S.S.T. (talk) 03:58, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
- The Silent Grove does, in fact, begin in 9:38 Dragon. (It even says so in the opening text: Antiva City, on the coast of Rialto Bay. The thirty-eighth year of the Dragon Age.) Theskymoves (talk) 12:33, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
- Here's my question: Why does everything happen in 9:40? What did Cassandra, Celene, and Fiona just pick days when to piss people off and do weird shit. Must have been quite the party. "Oh yes Celene I'll interrogate Varric on Tuesday while you go to the Eluvians on Friday and Fionna will declare war with the Templars on Wednesday. Sound good ladies?" B.S.S.T. (talk) 05:44, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
- Its the domino theory in play. Tensions rise between the Circle of Magi & the Templars after what happens at the Gallows. Consequently Gaspard starts seeing Celene's failure to rein them in as the final proof he should make a bid for the throne, Celene tries to get the Divine to ameliorate the situation so she doesn't have to use force, Gaspard attacks Celene triggering the Orlesian civil war before this can be resolved so he still has another good talking point to criticize Celene with, consequently none of the Chevaliers and soldiers are on hand to prevent all out conflict with the mages & templars, then when the Templars & Mages see that every source of authority above them is either undermined or distracted, both sides take the opportunity to push their agenda, eventually resulting in all out war. As soon as this all hits the fan, the Divine gathers all the Seekers (including cassandra) who are still loyal to the chantry and sends them off to interrogate Varric hoping to track down Hawke as a last ditch attempt at a peacful solution, since Hawke is a standard bearer for either the mages or templars who could get them to the negotiating table.