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You all remember the mysterious warden Stroud , who appear to lead a group of wardens in a mysterious mission near kirkwall at the deep roads, and in the city itself (you meet him inside the city when Arishok invade it) and then leave you in most urgent need for help to take on greater matters than qunari , your sister/brother speak about a mission they can't tell, nat. are with that unit investigating same places u went in your expedition, there is a lot of investigations Stroud and the wardens doing, that made me assume that as "Inquisitor" in a game named "Inquisition" you will look into that matter for some time, and that leads to get Stroud as a companion for a bit or for longer time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elnawawi (talkcontribs)

What do you think ?

No, I don't think Stroud will reappear ever again and that matter more important than the qunari was Nathaniel with his company investigating the deep roads in act 3.156.17.71.249 (talk) 08:23, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

Personally more than Stroud I would prefer Feynriel as a new companion in DA3. He is a character more interesting (also due to his powers) and developable. 79.47.168.168 (talk) 13:17, April 21, 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately that probably can't happen. He is just too powerful to become a main companion and I think that the best case scenario is that you run into him during a quest when he has mastered his powers and he asks for your help with something. Arkangel37 (talk) 12:13, June 11, 2013 (UTC)

Highly unlikely... Gaider doesn't like Grey Wardens and darkspawn but everyone else does and it bothers him that people like what he didn't create ;) (DDragonfly1990 (talk) 13:33, April 21, 2013 (UTC))

I seriously doubt that is the reason (and no, not 'everyone'). The Darkspawn and Grey Wadens worked in Origins because they were central to the plot, as there was a Blight. But the story of the Darkspawn and Wardens has essentially been done, twice. There isn't any need to go there again. Unless they're central to the story, they're pretty dull. I don't get it with some people... where else do you want the story of the Wardens to go?
Since DA3 is focusing on the mage-templar war there is no major place for the Wardens, or Darkspawn. I doubt Stroud will be a companion for that reason, I think it would be a waste of a slot. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 20px 22:10, May 5, 2013 (UTC)

That guy always creeped me out. Either he is a very nooby Warden that doesn't know stuff, or he takes Hawke for a total village idiot. Seriously, "Grey Wardens cannot involve themselves in politics"??? They run the Anderfels, there is a Grey Warden being king of Ferelden and another one being arl of Amaranthine... Yeah, no politics at all. -Algol- (talk) 20:09, May 5, 2013 (UTC)

"Grey Wardens cannot involve themselves in politics" That's why we decided to make the ultimate decision in who gets to become King of Orzammar! :D LiliumSnow (talk) 23:30, June 11, 2013 (UTC)

Very unlikely. The new story focus is the incredibly daft Mage-Templar domestic dispute. Anything without a direct correlation to that main idea is probably going to fall by the way-side. EzzyD (talk) 20:14, May 5, 2013 (UTC)

Why exactly is the Mage-Templar war 'daft'? And how's it a 'domestic dispute'? Erm do you know what a domestic dispute is? Well it ain't that. The Mage-Templar has caused a major schism in Chantry. The Divine has lost control of all the Circles, the Templars and the Seekers and there is war across Theads... not exactly 'domestic'. Though as I said am interested as to why you think it's daft?.. we saw the signs coming from when we first introduced to the Mages in DAO. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 20px 22:10, May 5, 2013 (UTC)
In response to your query, the reason I call it "daft" is because one group of freedom-obsessed fools is pushing for what they want despite what I see as clear evidence that trying to do so is a walking down the road to their own destruction, and the other group who oppose them are using an undue sense of moral authority to justify violently quelling the rebellion based on their religious and political beliefs. Perhaps the use of "domestic dispute" is not completely accurate in this case, but that and this mage-templar thing are both pretty senseless. To further clarify why I described it this way, I should mention that my primary feelings towards mages are that they complain far above their station, and should recognize that their nature precludes the notions of a "normal life" being possible. This exasperation extends to their oppressors as well, I should state, since a lot of their supposed guardians are abusing their station far too much. Oh, one last thing, the mages we were shown in Origins really did not have it that bad, after all, they could have just been killed as soon as their magical talent was discovered. Instead, they're sent to a school to be taught, fed and clothed; it may not be by choice, but is death any more preferable? EzzyD (talk) 01:06, May 6, 2013 (UTC)
Personally I wouldn't call it "daft", though I would like very much to end this global conflict asap and move to other less trivial things, like discovering the truth behind the Golden City, Arlathan, Flemeth's plan and so on. Regardless, many people dislike the M-T war specifically because of the way it was handled in DA2. This storyline indeed has a lot of potential, but DA2 managed to waste most of it in the very beginning. -Algol- (talk) 22:18, May 5, 2013 (UTC)
Mage-Templar isn't really a great central themed story. It's always seemed like more of a side story to me. It can certainly be a part of the overall tale, but it really does need to tie much more strongly into the basis of what started this universe. Darkspawn, Wardens, Flemeth, Old Gods, Andraste, the chantry, the elves fate and real history, the dwarves fall...the conflict between mages and templars has to tie much more strongly into the rest. We have a great mystery here, it would be a shame not to delve deeper into it. Ultimately I actually think M/T does tie in, but the presentation to date has been below what I think many of us would want. It's way too narrow. By all means play up the fragmentation and degeneration of society, but bring more into it. Make it mean more. That's what I hope anyway...We'll see if it happens or not.The Grey Unknown (talk) 00:05, May 6, 2013 (UTC)
It's strange how I start a topic about [Stroud] and find it drift into Mage/templar war.. anyway, let's get back to topic Elnawawi (talk) 18:00, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

I could see Stroud as a companion as he is of apparent Orlesian decent. Plus there is the matter of the problem he has to attend to which could be a factor in daiii. Also its worth noting that in my opinion bioware are gonna go for companions which will in one way or another conflict with your choices. So a Warden, mage (s), seeker (s) (cassandra), templar(s) and another inquistor are all possible companion in my opinion. So Stroud is a logical companion or another Warden in his place. Either that or he wont show up full stop and his voice actor considering is a french guy may voice the inquisitor as he is french. As bioware have a tendency to have voice actors who played little roles in previous games. Personally though it may be doubtable to have Stroud as he is a high ranked warden thus he has his own companions.

In every game we have for now there is at least one warden companion, In DAO you and Alistair because you aim to kill the archdemon , In DAA everybody is a Warden beacuse you aim to re-build the order, In DA2 you have Andres (the mage warden) because the game aim to make a big conflict between mages and Templars, In DAI you will have an inquisitor warden, who is a better inquisitor warden that [Stroud] ? btw the high rank matter never was an obstacle with Bioware, look at mass effect series and who followed the human young commander, generals and admirals, it never bothered Bioware nor the players.. they might also introduce a full new warden we never knew about .. but I'm sure [Stroud] should be mentioned or appear , he is perfect for DAI imo. Elnawawi (talk) 18:00, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

I honestly want to know what's going on with Connor. When importing it always listed what happened to him. That's got to mean something right? --SpectreAngel (talk) 00:00, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

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