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Revision as of 11:02, November 4, 2014

I have seen things in my journeys that most can only dream of. Literally.


Solas is an elven apostate, an expert on the Fade and companion in Dragon Age: Inquisition. He is a potential romance option for a female elven Inquisitor only.[2] [3]

Background

Solas grew up in a small village,[4] though he spent most of his life alone in the wilderness and is technically neither a Dalish or city elf.[5] Despite having no contact with the Circle of Magi or any Dalish tutors (though he has had contact with clans during his travels),[6] Solas taught himself how to master his magical abilities. Solas' prime interest is in the Fade, happily spending his time dreaming in ancient ruins and learning all there is to learn about what dwells beyond the Veil rather than joining the current Mage-Templar War.

Solas is an introvert, and sometimes shows a subtle wit.[7] Though he may be considered a "hedge mage" by the Circle of Magi,[8] Solas has some unique magical tricks of his own, such as a form of lucid dreaming to experience the hidden history of areas where the Veil is thin and how to manipulate the rifts in the Veil in unique ways via his knowledge of the Fade.[9] As such, he is more open minded about the Fade and its denizens than most Thedosians, who in contrast have been taught by the Chantry to fear anything related to spirits.

Fundamentally, Solas believes that the many current conflicts in Thedas - mages against Templars, elves against humans, spirits against demons - as little more than the black-and-white reductionist dichotomies of others which has led to the many tragedies that have occurred up until now.[10]

Involvement

Dragon Age: Inquisition


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


When Solas witnesses the Breach, he seeks out and joins the Inquisition, knowing that he will be able to provide knowledge on the Fade that others simply will not.

Trivia

  • In Elvish, Solas means "pride."
  • There is a city called Solas on the borders of the Tevinter Imperium and Nevarra.[11]
  • Mary Kirby describes him as Scotch bonnet candies.[12]
  • Solas is referred to in promotional images as "The Mind."
  • Solas is written by Patrick Weekes.[13]
  • Solas is in his early to mid-forties.[14]
  • Solas is described as knowledgeable, logical, refusing to believe in bad and good.[15]
  • Solas is the first romance option to be available only to the elves in the Dragon Age series. According to Mark Darrah, it will make "super story sense."[16]
  • Originally, Solas wasn't a romance option for Dragon Age: Inquisition, but according to Mike Laidlaw, Bioware changed his role as a Love Interest when they extended the game's development for a year. [17]

Gallery

References

  1. Cab Livingstone Twitter
  2. Mark Darrah Twitter
  3. [1]
  4. Patrick Weekes Twitter
  5. Patrick Weekes Twitter.
  6. Patrick Weekes Twitter.
  7. Patrick Weekes Twitter.
  8. Patrick Weekes Twitter.
  9. The Bioware Forum-The DA:I Twitter Thread, pg. 1547..
  10. The Bioware Forum-The DA:I Twitter Thread, pg. 1547.
  11. Codex entry: The Box of Screaming
  12. Mary Kirby Twitter
  13. The Bioware Forum-The DA:I Twitter Thread, pg. 1547..
  14. Patrick Weekes Twitter.
  15. Lazygamer.net - a UK issue of PC Gamer
  16. https://twitter.com/BioMarkDarrah/status/505826849025306624
  17. http://forum.bioware.com/topic/512958-romances-in-dragon-age-inquisition/
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