Vaea is a Fereldan elf squire traveling with her knight, Ser Aaron, who has traveled to Kirkwall as an honored guest of Viscount Varric Tethras. While in the city she takes what should be an easy job. However, she changes the terms of the job mid-heist and ends up in a dangerous situation.
Vaea was born in the alienage of the arling of Edgehall. When she was nine, her parents were killed when the alienage elves rebelled against Arl Gell Lendon. Living alone, she turned to theft to survive. Her uncle Coran, a city elf-turned-Dalish, always invited her to live with him and the Boranehn clan, to no avail.
Ser Aaron and Vaea met after he defended the elves of the Edgehall from Arl Gell's destruction of their vhenadahl. Gell had had their Tree cut down and burned in front of them after the elves protested their treatment by the Arl, and after a Dalish clan offered a sapling for a new tree had it confiscated. The Dalish threatened to attack if the sapling wasn't returned. Ser Aaron, who happened to be in Edgehall at the time, forced the Arl and the Dalish to stand down and ensured the tree was returned to the Edgehall alienage. King Alistair ordered the sapling not to be touched in order to protect it.The elves there threw Aaron a feast and so impressed him with their kindness and generosity that he took Vaea on as a squire in hopes her successes would be shared with her people.
Vaea arrives in Kirkwall with Ser Aaron during the coronation of Varric Tethras. Varric invites Vaea to the celebration, but she politely refuses, saying that she has things to do first. A few hours later, Vaea goes to The Hanged Man, where she meets a former templar, Nevin Faramore. Ser Nevin hires her to steal a box that contains the bribes some parties had given to Knight-Commander Meredith Stannard before the Kirkwall Rebellion. The coffer is hidden in the Gallows. The job is pretty easy, and Vaea successfully steals the box right under the city guard noses.
Varric, who suspects she is doing something fishy, goes to search for her and insists in his invitation. This time, Vaea cannot refuse. After the celebration, Vaea stoles the coffer's key (that is in Ser Nevin possession), then goes to Kirkwall's Alienage and gifts the box to a grateful elven family. Before she leaves the Alienage, however, Vaea is approached by Leliana's second-in-command Charter, who accuses her of stealing a templar's property.
Charter offers Vaea a deal. The Inquisition will deal with Ser Nevin, who has begun to pursue Vaea, if she rescues their missing associates. Wary of the organization, Vaea declines. Some time later, Vaea changes her mind and takes Charter's deal to go on the rescue mission. On the way she must fence in societal niceties with Sebastian Vael and Seneschal Granger.The mission goes on to take a surprising turn, however.
In issue #2 Vaea reminisces on a childhood reunion with her Uncle Coran, who turned to the Dalish and returns with them to trade. While there, Coran advises Vaea that not all humans are bad, and that the problem is that humans are driven to change their world while elves are more willing with live with it as it exists. To do otherwise invites murder or death.
In the meantime, Charter presses Vaea to agree to the deal with the Inquisition or she will receive no help with Nevin. Reluctantly she agrees to try to get to Starkhaven and either free captured Inquisition agents or kill them before they can speak, and attempts to wake him. Nevin encounters her while she unsuccessfully tries to get Aaron up, and attacks.
Spliced with the present action is Vaea's previous attempt to right the wrongs of the Edgehall alienage. When the alienage's Vhenadahl is cut down by Arl Gell's men after the elves ask for a new wall, Coran and his clan return at the city elves' request. They intend a peaceful show of force to compel the Arl to return the sapling the clan brought for their city kin, and which was taken from them on the way to Edgehall.
Vaea decides along with other passionate city elves that they should fight back, and she goes to steal back the tree. In the heat of the moment she calls Coran's clan a joke and leaves, stating that only stealing from Gell will have any impact on him. She manages to successfully retrieve the sapling from under his guards' noses. In the interim elves attack human guards and Fereldan forces under the Arl attack the alienage. This ends in the killing of many elves and Dalish, including Coran, before Aaron can broker some fragile peace between elves and human guards to bring to King Alistair, and gain the elves a new wall as well as the sapling. A feast is held to celebrate, and Aaron demurs as he feels it is to the credit of Alistair, who answered the elves' need. He then proposes to take Vaea as a squire.In the present, Vaea refuses an opportunity in her fight with Nevin to let him die, and instead saves his life. They resume their fight and she manages to escape, only to find Aaron awake and ready to travel to Starkhaven for Sebastian Vael's birthday party...and the mission the Inquisition has forced upon her.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dragon Age: Knight Errant, number 1
- ↑ http://www.polygon.com/comics/2017/2/14/14615414/dragon-age-comic-knight-errant.
- ↑ https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3000-040/Dragon-Age-Knight-Errant-2
- ↑ http://bsn.boards.net/thread/4068/polygon-dragon-knight-errant-preview.
- The tree featured on the cover of issue #2 appears to clearly show a Vhenadahl entwined with Vaea's image.
- Varric's nickname for Vaea is "Fingers".
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