Herah can be a prince some of the time
Herah can be a prince some of the time
I stepped into a foreign field
Chasing you through daydreams
Conjured up by this wicked, lonely heart
Longing for yours to beat beside it
I’ve turned to evening stars and full moons
In hopes of a whisper
A song of your name
Howling sweetly to me
But all I heard was static clinging
To an old forgotten tale
Containing little truth
And mixed with half lies
No resting for this heart
On this tedious and lonesome road
It searches and wonders
When will your trick fall apart
So that my eyes may finally open
This is a poem I wrote from Lavellan’s point of view in the 2 years between base game and trespasser. It’s alluded to that the herald can dream, so what if she wandered the fade during this time, searching for Solas and what answers she could find? And the fade revealed to her bits and pieces of a story that didn’t seem to make much sense.
All you can think of is “my queen got machine gun hips, better duck once they go off” and don’t try to tell me otherwise
Hi! Could you do dai companions react to a dalish inquisitor who speaks very little english?
Cassandra is incredibly frustrated at first. Considering how their first meeting was her accusing them of killing the Divine and being met with a silent panicked stare… to her, that screamed guilty. When she takes Lavellan to see the breach for the first time, she’s surprised to hear a soft, “No,” and then a torrent of elvish words. Cassandra takes in the pointed ears, the tattooed face, and it hits her. She feels like a fool and sends for a translator right away. Later, she will apologise to Lavellan and offer to teach them the common tongue. If anyone dares to take advantage and badmouth them in Cassandra’s presence, they’ll face the unbridled wrath of the Seeker.
Solas dislikes all things Dalish, but one thing he cannot dispute is how Clan Lavellan haven’t lost the beauty of elven language. He becomes strangely attached to Lavellan, more than would be wise, because they are a reminder of what once was, minus the vallaslin of course. So far, every elf Solas has met speaks the common tongue so he finds it refreshing to speak to speak in Elvish for once. He does offer to teach them the common tongue, but the two can often be found conversing in Elvish. No one dares to berate Lavellan in his presence; the first and last noble who tried had nightmares for weeks.
Varric pities them at first. He has experienced firsthand Cassandra’s short temper so he has an inkling of how Lavellan is feeling after their first encounter. The language barrier makes joking with them a little more difficult, but as Lavellan starts learning, their conversations are hilarious. They can often be seen tossing banter back and forth. After they become close friends, Varric works with a translator to write Elvish versions of his books for Lavellan to read on their off-days, even if they’ve mastered the common tongue. Sneering nobles don’t hang around due to the threat of Bianca.
Dorian finds it rather endearing and impressive. By the time they meet, Lavellan knows enough of the common tongue to hold a strong conversation, but they’ve been known to slip back into it around particularly annoying nobles. It reminds him of himself and how he’ll speak Modern Tevene if pressed. If Dorian has a good relationship with Lavellan, he’ll find it cute how they occasionally get idioms wrong. “It’s the cat that swallowed the canary, not the pigeon,” he says without skipping a beat, but his tone is kind. The necromancer is scary when pissed off as the nobles learn when a terror spell finds them.
Sera is slightly disappointed at first. “Great, an elfy elf.” After they bond, she sees how some of the nobles mock Lavellan for their broken speaking and pranks them mercilessly. Word has it that their breeches can be found in the markets of Val Royeaux for ten sovereigns. Sera offers to teach Lavellan more of the common tongue, starting off with words like “shite” and “arse”. They can be found giggling on a rooftop as Sera teaches them to speak like a sailor. Badmouthers get arrows, simple as pie.
Blackwall is a little awkward. When he met Lavellan, he was expecting them to be a human, not an elf. However he is patient with them and doesn’t mind if they stumble over idioms and phrases. Blackwall won’t take mockery from anyone, so he doesn’t hesitate to shut down the snickering nobles, pointing out how though their Orlesian may be excellent, their mastery of the common tongue is substandard at best.
Cole doesn’t understand why everyone makes such a big fuss. Due to his spirit mind he hears Lavellan’s thoughts in the common tongue even if they are in Elvish. Solas has to explain to him why the language barrier can complicate matters. The Orlesian nobles disgruntle Cole because their words hurt Lavellan. “Don’t pay any mind to them. I don’t understand why they care so much about your language, but your happiness matters more.”
Iron Bull knows how they feel. His first language was Qunlat, and though he mastered the common tongue at a much younger age, it wasn’t an easy task. Bull wants Lavellan to feel more at home. He immediately turns to Dalish and Skinner, the former being able to provide some help. She teaches Bull what she knows, which isn’t much mind you, but it’s enough to entice a laugh and appreciative gesture from Lavellan.
Vivienne sees it as a slight problem since it won’t help with appearances or negotiations. She makes it a personal challenge to teach Lavellan the common tongue and Orlesian. That’d wipe the smug nobles’ grins right off their faces. However she is patient with them, never showing frustration or cruelty. If the comments and whispering start to get to the Inquisitor, she’s the first one to shut them down. An Iron Lady she may be, but Vivienne has a heart of gold.
Cullen is awkward since he mistook Lavellan’s silence for them disliking him, which wasn’t the case at all. When he’s informed of the language barrier, he relaxes a little and offers to teach Lavellan more of the common tongue. He’s a very patient teacher, and being a true Ferelden at heart, the first word Cullen teaches them is ‘mabari’. Anyone who dares mock Lavellan faces the fury of Cullen Stanton Rutherford.
Leliana is instantly reminded of a small campsite many years ago, singing an Elvish song to the Hero of Ferelden. Her knowledge of Elvish is limited, but it’s enough to get a conversation going. Leliana will take it upon herself to teach Lavellan the common tongue. If the trauma from Haven gets too much to bear, she will sing to them. If anyone is foolish enough to comment upon Lavellan’s speech, they’ll disappear. No one knows how or where to except for Leliana.
Josephine wants to be accommodating as possible towards Lavellan, so she learns as much Elvish as possible in the short time before meeting them. When Josie greets them with “Andaran atish’an,” the shocked but grateful look is worth the hours spent studying. She will try to teach them the common tongue, but if her duties as ambassador leave her with no time, Josie will hire a tutor. She will curtly remind the Orlesian nobles of what Lavellan has done for Thedas, in sweet but firm tones.
Lady Montilyet (Pt. 3)
You’re gonna look at this boy and tell me you don’t feel some type of way?
As you wish, Inquisitor
The Seeker Pentaghast (Pt. 1)
He’s charming alright, now let me live
All this modding and you thought I wouldn’t do anything with Daddy Egg?
(If you guys would like a mod list for exactly which mods I’m using with him / which ones I’ve tested not to crash the game using frosty than DM or ask in the comments)
No spoilers on his character please, I’m only halfway through lol
Our Lady Montilyet (Pt. 2.5)
Here’s a beautiful gif of Josie that didn’t fit with the other set. Please see the previous post for the list of mods and other information.
Our Lady Montilyet (Pt.2)
Mods and other things below
I saw a very similar gif set on tumblr and knew I wanted that for my Josie right away. So, meet Josephine! Our Disney Princess who looks a little more, ahem, Queenish
Josie’s Hair, in Gold Dust:
It seems from what I’ve gathered that even with a compaitability mod Josephine’s hairs do not show up in trespasser.
When you download the file it was include various frosty ports. Download the Ellise ports and her complexion is sun flooded silks. Make sure to just use the complexion mod if you plan to change her dress. I can’t remember if this one comes with a dress retexture but bear it in mind.
Josie’s Dress, in Ruby:
Not sure if it’s entirely visible but it looks like she’s impacted by the elongated eyelash mod, which you can get here:
Download the eyelashes file, I am not using the deshine mod
Also, I use frosty mod manager! All of these mods currently work for me but modding DA is an ass pain so take it slow to avoid issues. Mods that were made for DAI mod tools have a 50/50 chance of working inside frosty.
You are probably wondering how I got here, well it all started with a dragon and a bull…