What faction would you join in the world of Dragon Age and you can only pick one! I would pick Grey Wardens or Templars since Mages often turn to Blood Magic...as seen by Orsino who said that all Mages will not turn to Blood Magic but in the end he did.....irony.Lord Warden (talk) 01:10, December 5, 2011 (UTC)
I think I'm stuck with being a Ferelden patriot though being a Crow might be fun, but only after Zevran kills off the current Guild leadership. I'm realllly tempted by the Grey Wardens, but the whole drinking darkspawn-blood thing that either kills you straight away (and with my luck, that'd probably be me gasping and dying next to Mhairi/Daveth/Grandfather Howe/etc.) or, if you're 'lucky', will transform you into a ghoul 20-30 years down the line. No way would I become a Templar/Qunari/Seeker - I'd have to swallow way too much dogma I don't agree with for any of them to hold much appeal (plus the Templars have the added 'fun' of being lyrium addicts). I don't hold with slavery or blood magic so that rules Tevinter out. I dislike Orlais for a whole host of reasons and if I never see Kirkwall again it'll be too soon... so, yep, I think I'm Ferelden for life! Qalan (talk) 00:55, December 5, 2011 (UTC)
Orsino's turning to blood magic was probably the most ridiculous moment in DAII. About the original topic - it seems that there is a mage revolutionary faction after the events of DAII. So I would definitely join them. Enough with the hypocrytical Chantry and their fanatical templar lapdogs.-Algol- (talk) 00:56, December 5, 2011 (UTC)
Not all Mages turn to Blood Magic; look at Irving, Wynne and Bethany for example. I agree however Orsino kind of contradicted himself in the "Not all Mages turn to Blood Magic..." BAM! "Meredith expects blood magic? Then I will give it to her. Maker help us all." that did kind of annoy me... but anyway, not relevant to the topic.
I myself would pick the Grey Wardens; not just saying it because I love my Warden from Origins, I just find their purpose to be the most worthy one out of the factions I've seen thus far; striving to protect Thedas from the Darkspawn, where everyone who joins is an equal; from the highest human lord to the lowest elven peasant. Best faction thus far, though I would like to see more about the Seekers of Truth if I'm honest, might give more insight into the Chantry than what we've seen and heard thus far; I'm thinking a lot of Scandal behind closed doors >:) --Blood Fort Andromeda (talk) 00:58, December 5, 2011 (UTC)
I would be a Templar. Because all mages are evil and the chantry is always right. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Would Apostate mages be considered a faction? If so I gotta go with them. Whenever I have the chance to be a mage in any game I jump at the opportunity. But I'm not too keen on being cooped up in the Circle my whole life. Sure, there's the danger of being hunted by Templars, but with recent events ~cough~BOOM!~cough~ I think they'll have their hands full.GoldenNightKnight (talk) 17:13, December 5, 2011 (UTC)
I would probably be an apostate mage or a revolutionary mage since I'm a huge chantry and templar hater and also because I feel some sympathy towards the mages, Anders was crazy but he did have some good points. Beeing a grey warden is tempting but there are a bunch of things that ruins it:
1: The risk of dying at the joining
2: Either turning into a ghoul or go down to die in the deep roads when you're 30-40
3: Almost becoming steril
Pluss Im a bit scitsofrenic, going into the deep roads all the time would probably freak me out. I like the dalish with their traveling clan style but after my experience with racist dalish assholes I think not. The crows are cool but that brutal training since childhood seems like something I would be killed off quikly in. Not the qunari since they chare some view points with the chantry that I hate "We are right, everyone else is wrong and we must force them to be like us or kill them"
Assuming I had any choice in the matter, I'd be an apostate blood mage, likely Dalish or at least Elven. I'd show people the good that magic can do and try to finally take down the Tevinter Imperium and fight against all that religious oppression and slavery. Try to teach people that they should be free to choose what they believe and not have others beliefs forced on them. I'd fight physically if they forced me to but it would be counterproductive to my cause since my goal would be peace and religious tolerance.--Vampire Damian (talk) 10:01, December 6, 2011 (UTC)
I shall submit to the Qun. In its perspectives shall I be enlightened...
- I'm not an atheist, but the belief that there is no Supreme Being, is logical and fair. Now that I've typed it down, I feel my faith is weakening. It's cool, though, to escape something once in a while.
- The system it adopts, is similar to a "successful Communism"; the Triumvirate accomplished what Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and the others could not. I work better as a follower than a leader, so perhaps I can comply with its demands without question. After all, everyone is equal.
- Quick question. How do you know it's a successful 'successful Comunism'? The Qunari propaganda machine says it's successful, but so did Stalin, Mao and Castro all propagandize that their communism was "successful" too. If it's successful, why are there so many Tal Vashoth? I'm not knocking your choice to join the Qunari, if you want to follow the Qun, go ahead and follow the Qun. But let's not be so hasty to describe their society in such superlative terms until, say, a future installment of DA takes us to Par Vollen and we get to see for ourselves... Qalan (talk) 09:02, December 6, 2011 (UTC)
Anaan esaam Qun. I've often found myself wishing I could've just been assigned an ideal role earlier on in life. Knowing EXACTLY what you had to know to do your job certainly would streamline one's educational proccess. I hate the way you learn lies and half truths for years in preparation for a test on how well you deal with them as opposed to how close you are to knowing anything of any real substance, consequence or utility. Petronec (talk) 20:59, December 6, 2011 (UTC)
a couple things I wanted to point out. Orsino didn't contradict himself by being a blood mage and saying not all mages turn to blood magic unless Orsino somehow is all mages. maybe he should've said "not all mages turn to blood magic...but I did." The most dangerous thing about blood mages is that some of them seem to believe they can control the demons they summon. Avernus, Uldred and Orsino being probably the most important. Still, even the 3 of them weren't evil, just desperate and foolish. and as far as everyone being equal in the Qun...unfortunately not. The Sarebaas are treated like animals or worse. Most people in Thedas need to realize the problem isn't all mages, it isn't apostates and hedge mages it's not even blood mages. It's TEVINTER mages that are almost always the root of any real problem involving mages.--Vampire Damian (talk) 22:16, December 6, 2011 (UTC)
- don't forget to sign. Why do you say that Tevinter mages are the real problem? In origins they were only in the unrest in the alienage quest.--Schrödingercat (talk) 21:55, December 6, 2011 (UTC)
I would like to be a Nevarran Dragon Hunter. Probably you'll go with "Oh that's bullshit, there's no such order" and stuff like that. But i'd like to think that they may return since the number of dragons in the last age has increased. One of the order will be neutral in the war, being they don't care about templars or mages. And let's face it, spending days fighting dragons is awesome, yes? I would like also to see more about Nevarra. Seeing how interesting Cassandra and Merrill are, things can just go better and better.
P.s. About Tevinter mages. Yeah they're the source of all trouble pretty much. They're the ones giving mages a bad name. Everytime someone in game starts talking about freedom for mages, Tevinters are brought up, proving how things can go off hand. Gosh couldn't they all just practice spit magic instead and make everything good in Thedas? -- T-Shark (talk) 11:57, December 7, 2011 (UTC)