This is the re-posting of my Inquisitor’s letter to the wise Athena over at AmbiGaming for her awesome Year of the RPG project. It took like the first 3 months of 2018, but I beat Dragon Age Inquisition after 118+ hours of playing it. And yeah, at least 60 of those hours were spent wandering around and side questing… oops. I also bought the Trespasser DLC, the first DLC I ever bought separately from a game (will likely babble about that at some point too). Anyway, the point of this letter is sum up my Inquisitor’s journey through the main game. Enjoy!
MAJOR FREAKING SPOILER WARNING since I will be summing up the entire main game, complete with screenshots. Now I need a moment to get into character – RAWR! DRAGONS, SMASH! Here we go!
Dearest Goddess of Wisdom,
The Inquisition has done it! Against all odds, we’ve stopped Corypheus and sealed the breach in the sky. The scars remain, but hope has at last returned to Thedas. While this is the result of many people working together, none of it would have been possible without our Inquisitor leading the charge.
Unfortunately, now that our main mission is complete, Inquisitor Ellen seems a bit, shall we say removed from us, directionless, and unmotivated. I have convinced the Inquisitor to write a letter to you summing up the Inquisition’s rise to power. Perhaps telling her story to a neutral deity outside of our universe will give her some closure?
Please find the Inquisitor’s letter enclosed.
Respectfully yours, Josephine Montilyet, Ambassador of the Inquisition
Josie… you worry too much. She will be fine. Give her space and time to think. – Leliana
I really don’t see the point of this. Our Inquisitor just needs to bash a few more bad guys, like old times. And Maker, I still miss lyrium… ugh. I need to go lie down for a minute. – Commander Cullen
To the so-called Goddess of Wisdom,
Josephine seems to think ranting to a higher power about my life will make me feel better. Our gods are, well… I won’t go there. I’m sure you’re different, but I’m still reluctant. My ambassador is a trusted friend so I’ll give this a try for her.
As far as I’m concerned, my life is the result of a huge disaster. A massive explosion wiped out the Conclave that was being held to broker peace between Templars and mages. So many innocent people were killed, including Divine Justinia (a big religious leader in Thedas). I was the sole survivor and everyone initially blamed me for causing it. I couldn’t remember anything… I wasn’t even sure if I was innocent. To add to the chaos, a massive breach was looming in the sky above, and demons were invading our lands from smaller rifts torn into the world. A tide of hopelessness consumed everyone. It really seemed like our world was ending…
I don’t give up without a fight first, though. With my badass two-handed weapon skills and a strange glowing mark on my hand, I vowed to at least try to save our world. And after one hell of a journey, my new friends and I found the one responsible for the disaster, ended him, and closed the breach in the sky, all while building a powerful movement on Thedas called the Inquisition.
Now they worship me as the Herald of Andraste, hailing me as the savior of us all. I’m not. I was in the wrong place at the right time, and I owe my friends and supporters more than I can describe. Everything I have now is because of them. The Inquisition doesn’t need me anymore and I’m not sure if I want to keep leading it. When I think about how it all started…
There you have it. I told you what happened, and damn, it really was a lot of stuff. No wonder I’m feeling burnt out after all that! Looking back, the best part of this journey was meeting the good friends who stayed by my side through the whole thing. I love the Inquisition like my family, and I will continue to be a part of this for as long as they’ll have me.
Now I think I’m going to go drink with Iron Bull before checking out something called “Trespasser DLC” at the war table. Maker knows where that will lead me. Oooo… I hope it means more dragons to hunt!
All the best,
Inquisitor Ellen, Slayer of Lots of Stuff and not the Herald of Anything
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My name is Ellen, and I've been babbling on the interwebz about video games for over 15 years. Video games themselves have been a large part of my life since 5-year-old me first encountered a SNES in a children's hospital. Fun times... Video game escapism is still the #1 coping mechanism for adult me these days.
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