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This is something I would like too see in Dragon Age, Eastern Europe and its cultures in Medieval times. Now while we already have dwarves with Slavic names and the Anderfells VERY loosely resemble medieval Russia with its hardened warriors, forests, winters and vast, devastated (by darkspawn) steppes. This would be a nice change from all the western European references as in Ferelden being England and Orlais being France. It would also give a suitable reason to expand the world beyond Thedas to the east or somewhere. A few countries ruled by Princes that have, for example, old Russian names like Ruthenia. It would also be interesting, because that could involve new magic, religion, ideals, beasts and so on. Oh, and why I would like to see this is, because I love eastern European history and it would be awesome to see it adapted to Dragon Age form. Any thoughts on my ideas and improvements are welcome. Feteraco (talk) 13:06, April 9, 2013 (UTC)

I'm eastern European, but i don't see how could this work. What did we have in the medieval times? Peasants, mud, and sturdy lifestyles. The hungarians had good horse archers, and poland had good light cavarly. The line ends there. Even religion was Christian like everywhere. Hungarians were nomads before the 10th century, but Nomads tend to cover a lot of ground, and would be known on many part of the continet. so far, no mention of such tribes have happened in Thedas, therefore it wouldn't fit in to lore. There are barbaric tribes in the southern wildlands, so you could say romanians are kinda referenced to... (talk) 13:37, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
Pssst. Dude. You are forgetting the most awesome nation of medieval Eastern Europe, namely the Czech (although the awesomeness overlaps with Renaissance period). They contributed to the history such awesome things like the Hussites, Jan Žižka and defenestrations of Prague (note the plural). I'd say the Hussite wars could be a perfect inspiration for a brutal, unromanticized warfare setting alone, but lets be realists here - these things require research, and EA would never spare resources for such a thing. Dorquemada (talk) 17:38, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
Your forgetting the people of Rus (Russians) who were ruled by the descendants of Rurik, a Varangian prince and/or a Swedish viking. Rurik and his son Igor conquered much of the modern day European Russia. We could have something like that happen in Dragon Age. Although the Qunari kinda did something like that, but they are based on the Ottomans, atleast the Wiki says so. And for almost 200 years Kiev, the kingdom Igor created, was the largest and wealthiest in the known eastern part of the world. It just seems (to me atleast) that the people in America, who create these fantasy games often forgot that Medieval times didn't happen only in Western Europe and Middle-East/Africa. The Rus also faced the greatest threat of Medieval time (The Mongols) alone and eventually fought them off. That could also be something to see in the Dragon Age universe. Hmh, I guess we will see what they do with this franchise in the future. Feteraco (talk) 16:50, April 9, 2013 (UTC)

It was mention on Forum:Asian inspiration in Dragon Age? that Dwarven Goverment is based on Medivial Polish goverment. Wojech Ivo sounds Slavic. I see another insiration King Calhenad united several tribes to create own country like Mieszko the 1st. They both wanted their countrymen to be more civilised, so they brougth faith in one god to their countries. Grey Wardnes rule Anderfels like Teutonic Knights ruled Northen Poland in 15th century. (talk) 15:47, April 9, 2013 (UTC)

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