This kind of topic can be found on the Mass effect wiki too, that's where i got the Idea.
So, have you ever thought about a teammate You'd like to have? A ruthless mage, a heartbroken healer or a courageous warrior? If you have, write your idea here.
To begin, And to show an example, I'll write mine.
My Idea is a young male exile from the Tevinter Imperium, called Einor. He is a mage. He grown up as a son of a midclass magister, and were trained to use magic very effectively. He's a kind hearted guy, who bought slaves only to free them, and tried to help others. This "soft" behaviour Didn't please his father, and their relation was very bad. When he reached adulthood, and became a powerful mage, he left his family and joined the tevinter army to fight on Seheron againts the qunari. One night, an assassin tried to kill the genral of Einor's battalion. He magaed to catch her, and he was rewarded with the right to use the woman as a slave. Instead, he wised to learn. He talked hours long with the qunari about her people's philosophy, and get to like her company. When the soldiers around him realised this, they ordered him to execute the woman. Instead, he let her go. When his people figured it out, he was sentenced to exile. After this, Einor traveled all across Thedas. On his journeys, he met another apostate, named Anea, and he fell in love with her. The two traveled together for a long time, fought templars and bandits too, and made a name for themselves. They had the highest bounty on their heads in Antiva and the Free marches. One day, the templars set a trap for them. They blackmailed one of the apostates' supporters, and lured them in to an ambush. After an hour of fight, Anea was slain by a templar knight. Einor barely escaped from the death. When he recovered, he sworn revenge againtst the slayers of his loved one, and, that if chance arises, he will bring her back. He spent most of his time in the fade, learning from spirits and demons alike. But his anger lured the demons of rage and desire to him. Years passed, and he learnt to figt the demons so effectively, that they were scared of him. When his power threatened even the powerful Pride demons, one of the most powerful ones went to battle him. Einor fought it long, but he managed to defeat his foe. With the experience and knowledge gathered under his years of exile, he decieved his foe, let it take his body, than striked. He managed to "posess" the demon, gaining it's powers, knowledge, and it's shape, what he could use whenever he wished. With his new abilities, he revenged Anea, by killing everyone who was responsible for her death. Than, he disappered. No one seen him again for years. Rumor has it that he was fighting againts injustice under the name "Demon of the helpless".
That would be his backstory. His abilities would be the same as any mage's, except His "personal ability tree" (like Fenris' Tevinter fugitive tree), Called "reverse abomination". the sustained mod in it would be Demonic form, what enables him to shapeshift into the form of a pride demon, and gain special abilities to it too.
I'll leave it to your imagination, that in which game you'd like to see him. I'd prefer DA2 by the way. I'd not like to go into more details, to avoid the TL;DR effect :-D if you are interested though, I can write more. Looking forward to read your ideas Áronkaaa
Why doe he take the form of a pride demon when he possesses a spirit of desire? Meh, no big deal. Here's how I would do it:
The name would by Laryn. She would be a fugitive from Orlais, having conspired with a thief to rob and murder her best friend. The Chevaliers claimed that she killed him in cold blood, but the way she tells the story, the thief had knocked him to the ground and she intended to shoot him to incapacitate him and help her friend. Tragically, her friend chose that moment to jump up and attack, and the arrow pierced him through the heart. The thief took the opportunity to frame her for murder and made out quite handsomely from the incident. Feeling she had no choice, she fled and is first encountered on a farm outside Val Royeaux where she has been hiding out for several weeks. The player came there to exterminate a smuggling racket and as soon as they enter they find themselves face to face with her. She is standing well out of melee reach and is prepared to shoot the player if need be. At this point she can either be rushed and killed or persuaded to stand down. If she standds down, she tells you where to go to catch the others, but says she won't help you catch them. She then hands you a key and leaves the building. After the player is done and heads back outside they will discover her sitting on a tree stump waiting. She gives a breif explanation of what happened earlier and expresses an interest in joining the party. At this point the player can A.) Kill her B.) Let her go C.) Turn her in or D.) Allow her to join.
If recruited at the latest possible point, she will have ten points invested in the archery talent tree and three in her unique specialization, titled Hunter. (Because she was a hunter before a fugitive.) The first talent allows her to detect all nearby enemies within a 100 meter radius, and the second grants her a massive resistance to nature damage. (When fully upgraded, she is immune.) This tree eventually leads up to a talent that instantly kills all but boss level enemies, who take a 4x critical hit. It has a cooldown time of 120 seconds.
She tends to be a pessimist and to see the worst in people, but player interactions can change this over time. She is a potential LI and one of her personal quests will be to track down the thief and decide his fate.
Oh, i see, i realy wrote Desire, instead of Pride. mistake Corrected. thanks for pointin it out :-D Áronkaaa
I like the stories the only thing I cannot wrap my head around is how the qunari women do not fight at least in the name of the Qun (Sten: Women are priests, artisans, farmers or shopkeepers. None of them have any place in fighting.), in fact he could barely understand why I was fighting :P not trying to damped your story I do like it! :)
Besides that I too have been hoping for a protagonist or companion Tevinter demonoligist (and a down play of the blood magic is evil deal), it would be cool to either have a demon form or summon Pride, Desire, Rage, etc demon. Also a female Saarebas? (I know qunari women do not fight but they must have the odd female mage? if not male is fine) and of course I too would love either the protagonist or another companion from Orlais.
My story idea is still prolly too DA 1 similar but I have it rolling around in my head a while:
- A child conceived of a old magic during a ritual of blood and demonology was born immune to demon possession and if anything was considered a youngling to spirits or demon-kin to the demons of the fade. The a small group of the cultist traveled through Thedas as nomads but crossed paths of a overpowering group of templars. The cultists were slaughter the child taken to the nearest Circle.
- Years would pass and the hero would become a great mage. Of course following Chantry law keeping the broken past that he/she could remember a secret. That was not the only secret kept the Apprentice and a Templar (or Initiat if hero is a male), had an affair that was of course forbidden.
- Upon completion of the mage's Harrowing the Cricle was stormed, mages and Templars a like were slaughtered, including the mage's lover from what was next to an army of cultist. The mage then was taken away to a remote location were the cultist would start the teaching the demon-kin. With much hate and reluctance the mage learned some old magic and demonology, until confident with his/her abilities turned on the cultist and took vengeance.
- Without his/her love which kept the mage within the Circle and rejecting the cultist, the mage was no more than an apostate. But there seem to be a calling to search for the magic that created him/her and dig up more old magic. He/she would take up any who were willing to follow, for enemies and allies in need seem to be never ending.
TY for reading :)22:41, November 23, 2011 (UTC)