“With no other gambit, no last stratagem, Celene could only look at Briala as she stepped to the pedestal. She placed the ruby on it, leaned in close, and whispered words that no one else could hear.
She lifted her head, met Celene’s stare, and as a wave of ruby-red light washed over the room, she said, “I claim these eluvians for the elves of Orlais.”

they are going to fuck Briala up so bad in this fucking game

defira85:

snarkengaged:

defira85 i will stand on this barricade with you even if canon tries to knock it down

note: i really, really don’t think we need to worry about it, because We Are Right

If it’s not canon I’m going to be so angry because it’s huge wasted potential

I need to know more about elf mythology and what better way than to throw us right in the deep end

if its not canon i have no damn clue what they’ve been trying to hint at

the Elder One/Andraste mentions, all the g-ds stuff, actually validates it for me to an extent

we’re clearly getting right into the old lore, right into the chaos of beliefs and faiths and magic, and Felassan’s goal/Solas coming back fits in SO well

“Tell me again how you will free my people.”
“I gave you my word!” Celene stepped forward, a dagger raised. “I swore!”
“And I think you even believed yourself.” Briala swallowed. “But when the nobles protested, when it threatened to weaken the empire, you would have let it go. You would have ignored your promises to me, knowing that I would always forgive. That I would always stand at your side.” Now her blades came out.

there is NOTHING better than self-aware Briala in this entire franchise

defira85 i will stand on this barricade with you even if canon tries to knock it down

note: i really, really don’t think we need to worry about it, because We Are Right

“Beside them, as Celene’s moment of victory slid sideways off the path and into the darkness, Felassan began to laugh.”

*”Marry You” starts playing as I fall into this terrible abyss*

defira85 every interaction between Felassan and Imshael is just further feeding the flames, its a problem

“You know, you’ve got a good point,” Felassan said. “Fire and swords are dull. But what if something bigger was coming?”
“I’m listening, Slow Arrow,” said the demon. “What could you possibly do that you and I have not seen a hundred times before while the sweaty mortals lusted and grappled and bled their lives away?”
Felassan said nothing, just smiled, twisting the tattoos around his face.
“Oh, my,” Imshael breathed. “Is that a promise?”
“Well, I was going for more of a threat.”

*

ooh i’d forgotten about THIS little exchange

in any case

we have confirmation that its been HUNDREDS of times, not just a few, that Solas has been around

we know he’s considered immortal and an equal by Imshael, a Forbidden One

and perhaps most excitingly, this suggests that Felassan at least has a more active hand in the missions than we thought, or at least is playing at agency before the spirit

that one part is chilling and thrilling: “what could YOU possibly do”

I’m still pretty certain his goal is to free the Forgotten Ones, and I can’t settle on how much HE wants it or not

perhaps he made a Faustian deal

“Bad things should happen to bad people. We find someone not so bad, maybe he’ll end up not so dead.”

cubchoo:

a shocking but not unwelcome twist

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