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Ferelden is based on...

Correct me if I'm wrong. but I've heard from a few sources including a BioWare dev, that Ferelden is based loosely on Scotland as opposed to England.

Are you able to provide a source? Loleil 23:18, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

While I've not seen anything direct from the developers, it does seem that Ferelden is a mix of various parts of British history, rather than simply being England or Scotland alone. "Loghain Mac Tir" is a more Scottish-sounding name than an English one, and the Orlesian occupation has its closes parallels in the Scottish Wars of Independence. Not exact paralells, but Loghain prior to freeing Ferelden is more or less the Mel Gibson version of William Wallace, while Maric could be compared to Robert the Bruce. The war for independence even culminates in a battle by a river, with the River Dane standing in for Bannock Burn. Ferelden is mostly English in character, I would say, but I think the developers were happy to borrow from any aspect of British history when creating it. Reveilled 05:16, January 6, 2010 (UTC)

Merge

I suggested on the wiki discussion that this page should be merged with 'Fereldans' as this is the same format as in the Orlais article. They are all on one page. --Galith 20:52, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

I'm on the fence about this. A split between geography and culture makes sense, but including the culture could make the page more interesting. I'll put up an official proposal on Fereldans and see what response we get. Loleil 00:28, January 10, 2010 (UTC)

Sulcher's Pass Is Not On The Map

In the second map, Sulcher's Pass is not there. It is on my map, is this a bug for me or a bug for whoever uploaded the map? Or something diferent?Coroxn 17:38, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

How is this line Trivia?

  • Ferelden's people are described as being a surly, spirited lot that are a single bad day away from reverting to the barbaric ways of their forbearers.
  • Ferelden's clothing focus on necessity rather than appearance - such as the majority of foot wear in Ferelden being rather sturdy, tough and ugly boots.

Moved both here until an explanation can be supplied. If the Scottish reference were proven, then these entries might make more sense, it having been seen as a "barbarian" nation by it's neighbours.

Nobility needs fixing once and for all

I added a link for Ban "evidence" on Wikipedia. There were too many entries regarding the meaning of the word "Teyrn". I haven't found anywhere a meaning of "Petty King or Tyrant" in my online searches, only "Sovereign" or "Monarch". Evidence is required for the "Petty King or Tyrant" definition. I removed this until a reference can be added.

Under Trivia, explanation of Ser

Contrary to the article, knights in Britain CAN be female, and are referred to as "Dame." There is no stipulation that all knights must be male.

Now fixed. Feel free to jump in and fix things up if you notice any other problems. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 01:17, June 6, 2010 (UTC)

Location of Redcliffe

I tried to find some info about the "issue" in the wiki but was unable to, so I post it here:

Is there any reason why Redcliffe is located west of Lake Calenhad on the Ferelden map that is used within the books (and in the wiki as well), but located south of Lake Calenhad in the game?

I guess I am missing something totally obvious, ain't I?

Thanks for enlightening me! Pp2009 (talk) 12:31, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

It's from The Stolen Throne, aka, it's an older version. Max21 (talk | contr) 12:41, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Division of power

The article says Arls have no Banns sworn to them, but at least one does in Awakening (Bann Esmerelle). Just wondering what the source was here, and if it was 'more cannon' than the expansion. Kellyhelene (talk) 18:05, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

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