Background[edit | edit source]
After her father's death, Moira was responsible for first inspiring the rebellion against the Orlesian occupation of Ferelden, personally leading it until her death. Charismatic and determined, Moira gained the support of some of the most powerful Fereldan nobles for her rebellion purely through the confidence she inspired.
The Painting of the Rebel Queen depicts her with fiery red hair, though Maric describes her as having long blonde hair and as a "tower of strength". She was a physically powerful warrior capable of wearing heavy armor, but with a gentle nature.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
Dragon Age RPG: Duty Until Death Adventure[edit | edit source]
When Orlais occupied Ferelden, the Rebel Queen Moira hid for a time in a fortified tower by the village of Greenthorn. Orlesian forces led by Henri LaPointe tracked the Queen to the fortress and the Queen fled the tower. The Commander of the fortress, Ser Victor Greenthorn, covered the escape by ambushing the Orlesians and then luring them to assault the tower.
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne[edit | edit source]
Maric's father is related to Teyrn Voric of Gwaren; after his death, Moira raised Maric on her own. Determined to bring Arl Rendorn Guerrin to her cause, she allowed herself to be captured by him and placed in Redcliffe's dungeon. Convinced by King Brandel's lack of success that Orlesian rule was inevitable, Rendorn initially intended to hand Moira over to the Empire. Her gamble that his conscience would get the better of him paid off, however, and the Arl soon sent his young sons to the Free Marches, before going into exile with Moira and his daughter. Moira agreed that Maric would marry Rowan when they came of age, and a coronation was held for her at Redcliffe. (This ceremony was never formally acknowledged by the Chantry.) Rendorn would be Moira's right-hand man and commander of her rebel army for the rest of her life.The Rebel Queen was assassinated in 8:96 Blessed by Bann Ceorlic and other Fereldan nobles collaborating with Orlais who initially pretended to defect to her cause. King Meghren had her head mounted on a pike and displayed as both trophy and warning before the gates of the Royal Palace. Maric avenged his mother's murder three years later, luring her killers into an ambush by promising them amnesty in exchange for their support. When he killed Meghren in 9:2, Maric put his head on a pike as the usurper had hers.
Dragon Age: The Masked Empire[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Painting of the Rebel Queen is a gift for Sten.
- The Bulwark of the True King once belonged to Moira.
- Moira's surname was her maiden name as she did not surrender it upon marriage. Moira was Queen Regnant in relation to her husband, the Prince Consort.
- The "Rebel Queen's Ravine" in the Hinterlands is named after Queen Moira.