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Maevaris Tilani is a Tevinter magister recognized by the Imperial senate and a widow to Varric's cousin Thorold. She promised her protection to Alistair, Isabela and Varric. Varric calls her Mae.

Involvement

BioWare canon
The plot follows BioWare's own canon, meaning that Alistair is king of Ferelden in the comic's story.

Dragon Age: Those Who Speak


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Those Who Speak.


Alistair, Isabela and Varric meet Maevaris at the ball in Tevinter. She introduces Lord Devon whom she asked to watch for Isabela's ship and keep it off the registry. It appears that she was gathering information on Aurelian Titus. When he arrives and the trio attacks him, she fights on their side, claiming that she can't let anything happen to Varric and that as a magister she will stand by her word. When the fight is over, she urges Alistair, Isabela and Varric to leave before the guard arrives: there will be questions and it'd be better if a magister is the one answering them.

Dragon Age: Until We Sleep


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Until We Sleep.


The Qunari assault Ath Velanis at the command of their new Arishok, led by Alistair and Isabela as they confront Aurelian Titus. Meanwhile Varric infiltrates the fortress undetected and searches for Maric Theirin. While there he liberates Maevaris Tilani who had been taken prisoner and tortured by Titus. She then reveals to Varric Titus' scheme to restore Tevinter to its former glory and directs him to the laboratory where King Maric is most likely being held.

Varric's attempt to free King Maric from the Magrallen causes everyone to be pulled into the Fade. Varric finds Maevaris in the Fade reunited with her deceased husband Thorold and is being catered to by male servants in a lavish pool. Maevaris is well aware that it is all just an illusion of the Fade but delights in indulging in the dream anyways. She reveals to Varric, Titus' plan to use the Magrallen to shape the minds and spirits of Thedas in order to brainwash the common folk so that the mages could rule the "ungifted" with impunity and gratitude. Varric resolves to stop him and asks Maevaris for her help. Maevaris is content to indulge in the Fade but after being reminded of the suffering she had to endure as Titus' prisoner, she becomes motivated to stop him as well. Maevaris then travels with Varric to rescue his other friends from the illusions the Fade has seduced them with.

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Trivia

  • Maevaris' appearance, and her nickname of "Mae", is be based on actress Mae West.[1]
  • In Until We Sleep, it is revealed that Maevaris is a transgender character and the second one known after Serendipity.

References

  1. Gaider, David. "On Transgender Characters". David Gaider's Tumblr.
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