I don’t like the way that the Circle Tower in Ferelden has been represented to us. In Origins it seemed a lot like Hogwarts with guards. In DA2 Anders made it seem like a phallic-shaped hell hole. I’d just like to know… Was it really THAT bad?
*cracks knuckles* alright just because origins wasn’t as heavy handed about it doesn’t mean the circle was hogwarts.
- when you go to the templar at the door and ask if you can go outside, he tells you to use the window and laughs about it
- the female mages whisper fearfully about how the templars look at them in the bath
- (this is then paralleled with the female blood mage who begs for her life during uldred’s takeover, saying the templars were always watching)
- the chantry doctrine leads one girl to not only believe magic is a curse, but to consider tranquility as an option because she’d rather live as a husk than a mage
- (then you overhear dialogue about another apprentice who volunteered for tranquility)
- many of the mages practicing are terrified of their own power and at this point it’s pretty clear fear is the main weapon the chantry uses to turn the mages against themselves
- despite p much everyone seemingly knowing cullen lusts after the f!mage (from snide, snarky remarks about him being in love w/ her to the mages in witch hunt telling you it always creeped them out how intense his staring was) someone still thought it was a great idea to have him guarding the hallway where she was moving into, y’know, with no doors or anything
- apparently after being tortured by blood mages gregoir thought it was a GREAT idea to have cullen continue his guard post which lead to the deaths of 3 innocent mages (and that’s in the best possible ending lmao)
- if you talk to irving about jowan attempting to escape and ask him about the chantry truly wanting to help the mages, he all but laughs in your face and tells you flat out they’d turn all of the mages tranquil if they could, and basically that the only way to win against the chantry is to learn their rules and then use that to screw them over
- when uldred started killing templars and turning mages into abominations, the templars first reaction was to run, lock the doors behind them, and slaughter the mages collectively rather than try to help them. seriously, this was their only job. they were trained to fight abominations!! specifically trained to deal w/ a situation like this!! but they didn’t, hm, it’s almost like they didn’t give a shit about the mages so long as most of the templars got out okay
- yeah it was p much always a shitty place to be in
Michael is thoroughly done with Gavin’s coin conversation.
IM FUCKING SOBBING THIS WAS THE FUNNIEST THING I LITERALLY LOST MY SHIT WHEN HE STARTED YELLING AT GAVIN I CAN’T I AM SO DONE WITH ALL OF THEM DEAR GOD