The organization appears to act as a check and balance to the power of the Templar Order, acting in a secretive, investigative and interrogative capacity to root out corruption and protect the Chantry from internal and external threats. They also may become involved in the hunting of particularly cunning apostates. Templars fear and despise the Seekers, as they must usually involve themselves when the templars are failing in their duties.
The Seekers of Truth and the Templar Order were once known as the Inquisition, a group of people who fought against the threat of dark magic after the First Blight. Some accounts suggest that the Inquisition was always known as the Seekers of Truth and that they strove to restore order in a time of chaos through their even application of justice.
In the twentieth year of the Divine Age, the fledgling Chantry convinced the Inquisition to unite under the banner of their common faith. Upon signing the Nevarran Accord, the two organizations jointly created the Circle of Magi and established the Templar Order as wardens for the Circles and guardians over magic use. Under the Accord, senior members of the Inquisition formed the Seekers of Truth as they are known today.
Seekers are typically chosen from the elite ranks of the templars. In their roles as overseers of the Templar Order and the right hand of the Divine, they serve as the Chantry's investigators and are given considerable latitude to function outside the law. The leadership hierarchy of the Seekers runs parallel to that of the templars, although a senior Seeker outranks any templar.
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
Eight years prior to the Fifth Blight, the Seekers were involved in a major blood mage conspiracy with its roots in the Templar Order. Knight-Commander Martel conspired with Grand Cleric Callista to overthrow Divine Beatrix III with the help of the mage Frenic. The blood mages used an elven girl named Avexis who possesed the power to control animals, including dragons. The girl was saved by the Seekers led by Byron and Cassandra Pentaghast, however, the elf was kidnapped once again. Frenic, using blood magic to control her and her abilities, summoned several dragons and a High Dragon to the Grand Cathedral to kill the Divine. Before he could however, he was stopped by Cassandra.Working with one of the Orlesian Circle of Magi, she managed to stop the conspiracy, killing the traitor templar commander, but not before Martel managed to kill High Seeker Aldren. Grand Cleric Callista was killed by Frenic. After the deed, Cassandra was promoted within the Seekers and was given the titles of the Hero of Orlais and the Right Hand of the Divine.
Dragon Age II
Dragon Age: Asunder
See alsoCodex entry: The Seekers of Truth
- ↑ Gelinas, B., and Thornbarrow, N. (eds). Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, Volume 1. "The First Inquisition." p. 106
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Gelinas, B., and Thornbarrow, N. (eds). Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, Volume 1. Timeline. p. 62-63
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Gaider, G. Dragon Age: Asunder. Epilogue.
- ↑ "On Templars, Raiders, City Guards and The Coterie". Official BioWare blog. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- ↑ Dawn of the Seeker.
- ↑ Gelinas, B., and Thornbarrow, N. (eds). Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, Volume 1. "Chantry Hierarchy." p. 119