- “The spawn are clear in their intent, but a mage always unknown.”
While fleeing Lothering, Hawke encounters Wesley and his wife, Aveline, battling Darkspawn. As they defend themselves, Wesley is cut across the arm and almost killed by a Hurlock, but is saved when Aveline tackles, beats and decapitates it. Still surrounded and outnumbered, the two are saved by the Hawke family. Wesley is initially hostile towards Bethany (and also Hawke if a mage), but relents out of gratitude for saving them and due to Aveline's insistence. She suggests that she and Wesley go with them to Gwaren and take a ship to Kirkwall. When Hawke's sibling dies, Wesley offers a prayer for them to comfort Leandra.
After Flemeth saves Hawke and company from the darkspawn attack, it is revealed that Wesley has been corrupted by the darkspawn taint.
Due to the Darkspawn taint, Wesley will not survive. Either Aveline or Hawke can grant him a quick death.
If Hawke chooses to let Aveline decide Wesley's fate:
If Hawke encourages Aveline to put him out of his misery:
There is no approval change if Hawke volunteers to perform the mercy killing.
- Wesley is the first example shown of a married templar. It was previously implied that templars could not marry, but the issue is never directly addressed.