I have a few questions about the races in the game:
Before the castigation, which race was the most dominant and had the most power in terms of military, population, economy etc?
Also were the diminished races all united or they had wars and conflicts? And are they united right now? Also are some of them more discriminated against than others? (for example you said the hunters were driven to near extinction so maybe people hate them more?)
Lastly, if you had a child with Blade or Tallys or something, will the child get the powers of both parents?
At least when it comes to magic, yes the kid of say an Elf and a Mage would have magic (or they’re extremely likely to have magic) but it might not be as strong as a full blooded Mage’s. The child would also have a longer lifespan than a Mage, but shorter lifespan than an Elf. I imagine since magic and lifespan both carry over in a diminished (heh) capacity, so too would the other race traits.
The Ket were the most militarily-dominant, while the Mages had the most economic power. The Elves kept to themselves for the most part, but when they did deign to address the outside world, everyone listened, so they had some strong political and cultural weight, too! The Hunters also kept to themselves, but their power faded with the Endarkened’s going–they’d devoted their civilization to fighting demons, and with them “gone,” they became mostly irrelevant.
The Mages’ military strength was expanding before the Castigation, so conflicts between the Ket and the Mages would often erupt: at a few points in history they considered each other mortal enemies. The Ket and the Elves also had border skirmishes, but because neither power was very expansionist, this didn’t happen too often and other times they were allies. The Ket mostly warred amongst themselves, and so did the Mages, with their different factions. They were definitely not all united, though, and you can read more about that in the game’s codex.
After the Castigation, though, the Diminished races are all pretty much united in their hatred of (and oppression by) the Autarchy. The old enmities were forgotten in favor of the much more pressing threat, so you’re not going to find many Mages who are like, “those damn Elves!” There are sometimes still some cultural stereotypes that linger, but it’s not hostility, per se.
All of the Diminished races are discriminated against in their own ways. Mages are most scrutinized because of their powers–how do you really know a Mage isn’t sowing some sort of corruption right at this very moment?–so I would say they mostly get treated the worst. However, Elves are also treated with suspicion, since there are still pockets of them that try to live free (barbarians and heretics) and the Ket are basically indentured servants because to keep them off the leash is too big a risk.
The Hunters were punished (or castigated) because they led the most recent Uprising against the Autarchy and set some of Haven on fire: their people are not used to being oppressed, so they have been among the hardest to subdue and “diminish.” Their kind have been banished back to the Reach, and you’ll find out more about those circumstances as you play the game. The Ket led the other Uprisings, and you’ll find out what happened to them in the game, too.
TL;DR: no, in general, one power is going to take precedent over the other, but if you had a child between a Mage and an Elf, while the child might have more of the magic side, their magic may be more nature-orientated than a child of two Mages! I hope that makes sense!
The idea behind the image was that Lavinet takes a romanced MC to a soiree to introduce them to high society (and probably show them off a little). The night is cut short due to an Endarkned incursion, and Lavinet is not thrilled about it.
The original novel(s) is a series of about… ten or so books? They’re just sitting on my computer, though it’s been years since I’ve looked at all of them–I will probably fix up one someday after the game is done! It would have to be all new characters and timeline, though!
There will be some illustrations in the game! I have eight character cards that will be unlocked in the game if you max out a relationship with their respective character! They look like this:
I would like to complete the final four (Shery, Lavinet, Mimir, and Ayla) and the original artist who did the other ones is up for it, but at the moment I don’t have the money for them! That’s what the Ko-fi is for: I hope someday we can reach the goal and have the complete set!
And I’d like to think about more illustrations here and there too, but we’ll have to see what there’s room for!
That card is beautiful!! I love extra additions like that. It’s the icing on top of your already amazing story-cake! (It’s so good that it also brings back the salt I feel about my love Cullen not getting any card variations in DAI, especially for a romance… But I digress.) I’m so excited to see all of these in game. Especially Blade’s .
Cullen got robbed. Considering his omnipresence in the series, it makes no sense why he got the treatment he did. First he was at the Mage Tower in Origins, then he was at the Gallows and involved in a few side quests during 2. Finally it’s Inquisition, and our boy is looking handsome, and we get the romance we got? And the card never changed? Blasphemy. Not to mention, his romance, and Inquisition’s romance in general, has more than a few core issues. In this essay I will ----
I believe Cullen’s romance was a late in development thing. When the game got delayed like 10 months they added Cullen and Solas as romance options. Which I think is the reason for the missing Tarot art. Not that I mean that that’s acceptable however haha! They could of patched it in if they just didn’t have the time before release.
Guys as much as I love to talk about DA, we must steer the topic back to ShoH. Also, I know it’s a very old game but please no spoilers. I already know who will betray me, I don’t want to be spoiled any further.
Yes, the demons are connected to (via a hivemind) an entity known as the Archdemon or the Vessel of Tapyt: one demon who houses the remnants of Tapyt and his power, because his former essence was scattered by the gods/One-God. The Archdemon, however, only has enough power to wake up if the lesser demons sow enough violence and chaos in Blest for the Archdemon to draw power from—so it’s a weird kind of symbiosis. They are driven to wreak havoc in Blest by their subconscious connection to the Vessel—and their fear of it—but the Vessel doesn’t have any power without their help.
Tumblr says fashion pictures are inappropriate content, so I’m going to post my answer here!
simple but formal and laconic clothes - for work he’d be in a white oxford shirt and a dark suit jacket, pants, and tie. for casual wear he’d probably just lose the jacket and tie and wear a white button down shirt with dark pants or jeans - and if he’s really feeling loose he’d even roll the sleeves up!
sophisticated, glamorous, preppy–something you might see on instagram… Lavinet would tend to wear something a teensy bit more classy and professional just to maintain her reputation as an ambitious socialite, but occasionally she’d get more dramatic!
Thanks to some very generous donations on Ko-fi, we now officially have enough funds to commission one character card!
The ones still left to do are Lavinet, Shery, Ayla, and Mimir: which card should I commission first?
If we can reach the 100% goal on Ko-Fi and get all four ladies’ cards done, I’ll let you guys pick which one to show off here (out of all the characters available)! Thanks again everyone for your support: it really means so much to me!
Thanks to the great, the supreme, the wonderful @Djone1, two more character cards have been funded!!! Ayla, Shery, and Mimir will be commissioned! Thank you so much for your generosity @Djone1 and all those who donated! If possible I would love to have a special thanks for you in the game’s credits–PM me if this is something you would like!