|Anytime you make Merrill cry, somewhere
a unicorn dies alone.
That Lothering beginning is an especially clever way to tie Dragon Age II immediately to Dragon Age: Origins, as Lothering was a key location in the plot early on, and it was where we met DAO companions Leliana and Sten. Lothering was later utterly obliterated shortly after our time there—overrun by darkspawn. (I still remember how shocked I was when I could no longer go back to Lothering in DAO... it hit me like a punch to the gut, because the town no longer existed. It had been utterly obliterated. That cute kid you talked to? Likely dead. The sweet villager who helped you find your way? Dead.)
|Relationships, rivalries and romances add richness to DA2. Here,
my female Hawke is making a terrible life choice with Anders.
|Flemeth, is that you?
|Game over, man! Game over!