Day 15 – Choices
Day 15: Choices
What choices do they make in the main quests of their game? Why? What is the hardest decision they make?
Amara goes to the Templars for help. For several reasons. She doesn’t really feel like she is or even should be in charge so she defers mostly to Cassandra who seems the most competent to her at this point. Additionally she knows there is a Tevinter Magister in Redcliffe setting a trap for her. Walking into that eyes open seems way too stupid to her to even consider it. She also feels that fixing a magical leak would logically be better served by suppressing the magic before sewing it up than to throw even more magic at it. At the same time she is well aware of some of the power abuses the Templars have committed. So she enlists them into the Inquisition rather than allowing them to rebuild their order. Additionally they were part of the chantry so dismantling seems like a good idea on many levels.
In Orlais she agrees with Leliana and puts Gaspard on the Throne with Briala as a Shadow Empress. She admires Gaspard’s straight forwardness and battle powers and actually feels like his knowledge in that area, together with the controlling influence of Briala would benefit the most people in this case.
She leaves Hawke behind in the fade, mainly because Cassia insisted and Amara really didn’t want a confrontation with her. Also because she feels the wardens do need leadership and Loghain was more qualified for that. Thirdly she was convinced that if anyone could survive this it would be Hawke. She doesn’t banish the wardens and gladly accepts their help.
In the temple she drinks herself from the well of sorrows. She doesn’t regret the decision later on after meeting Flemmeth/Mythal, since she feels not threatened by her at all and even thinks they might actually work well together. Also the taming of the Dragon has to have been one of the greatest moments in her life.
She convinces Bull to save the chargers, doesn’t force Dorian to reconcile with his dad, helps Vivienne without question and let’s Sera largely do her thing. Cole stays a spirit, Cullen beats his lyrium addiction, Leliana remembers the person she used to be and calms down a bit and Cassandra she encourages to rebuild the Seekers.
Leliana becomes Divine Victoria and at the end of Trespasser Amara disbands the Inquisition after promising to somehow get through to Solas. She becomes part of the Friends oft Red Jenny and does some occasional helping out for a certain mercenary group.
Lyssa sides with the mages since the Templars did nothing but spit on her and she feels quite confident to confront Alexius with the knowledge that there’s a trap. She accepts the mages as allies into the Inquisition – because trust has to start somewhere.
As she hates Celene very much after what she did in Halamshiral she has no qualms to let her be killed and puts Gascard on the throne with Briala as his puppetmaster. It’s one of the few cases where she accepts her role as leader without hesitation.
I am not sure yet whether she leaves Adriene or Loghain in the Fade. I tend to leave Adriene – tactically it’s the smarter choice plus Hawke seems to be better suited to face that whole mess… But I’ll cross that bridge when I arrive there.
She will however not drink from the Well of Sorrows herself, Solas’ stories about slavery in the name of the so-called Gods still very clear in her mind. Anything indenturing her is to be avoided in her eyes and even if she does not at all like the idea of a human gaining ancient elven knowledge she is also very taken aback by Abelas’ attitude towards herself and the Dalish in general. It makes her wary about the whole situation and when she sees how Mythal-Flammeth controls Morrigan, she is glad about the decision. Nontheless, it was the hardest decision for her.
She convinces Bull to save the Chargers, offers Dorian the chance to reconcile with his father (which he takes), encourages Cole to stay and embrace the being he actually so that he remains a spirit, Blackwall is freed, Cassandra is encouraged to rebuild the Seekers and Cullen no longer takes lyrium. Leliana is reminded that there is no need for permanent blood on her hands and she can show mercy and Lyssa full throws her support behind Leliana becoming Divine.
I am not so sure in this runthrough about the various approval settings so I’m not sure whether I’ll get Sera’s and Vivienne’s personal quests but if I will, I’ll help them both. The Inquisition will be disbanded.