As I understand, you were the military commander for the Inquisition’s venture to Therinfal Redoubt. The safety of the noncombatants who lent their influence to your organization was therefore your responsibility. My brother, Leontine Pontival, lost his life in that debacle.
I call upon you, as a man of supposed honor, to answer for his death in a duel to be fought in Val Royeaux at dawn in one week’s time.
Vicomte Tremane Pontival
Josephine - 0:48:00
We can't have Cullen fighting duels in the street. I believe I know someone who can talk to the vicomte.
Leliana - 1:00:00
This duel must be a move in the Game. My agents can find out his agenda and deal with it directly.
Cullen - 1:00:00
We do have a seasoned duelist on staff. I could send her as my second to accept this challenge.
I thought you would like to know that I spoke at length with Vicomte Pontival, and I believe he will rescind his challenge. Grief has driven him to lash out angrily at all the world, and while that is not an excuse, perhaps it will render him understandable at least. Many of those in my flock lost loved ones at the Conclave and in the civil war. These times exact a heavy toll from us all. May the light of the Maker lead us all through this darkness.
Revered Mother Lucilla of Val Firmin
The vicomte was close to his brother, but the younger Pontival incurred a lot of debts. Vicomte probably thought a public challenge would make his brother’s lenders back off. We had a word with the most vocal ones. Discreetly, of course. The vicomte will probably leave Cullen alone now.
Met the vicomte in front of the Grand Cathedral at dawn, as requested. Fought him to first blood in front of a crowd of nobles. He conceded, but I think he’ll be trouble again later.