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DA:O The Locket, p4

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Published: May 16, 2010
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Warning! Contains spoilers for the Arl of Redcliffe.

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Tempted as Faylen would be to hit Isolde, she really wouldn't do it. Even if Isolde treats her like a servant.

I finally looked at some visual references for Dog and I think he looks better now.

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XAlexDentonXHobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes I think Isolde was created just so we can hate her. Everything she does, everything she says, it makes everyone want to punch her.
Seriously, when Jowan suggested sacrificing her to save Connor, I was like "Stop tempting me!!". And then when she says she'd be okay with that ... man it was hard not to kill her XD

I like how your warden talks with her mabarri, it's pretty awesome :)
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
I so didn't want to hate her too much! XD I think if they didn't keep hinting she's been having affairs with Teagan, I'd like her more, but sadly they seem to just pile on all the bad stuff without giving her that much good stuff to balance her out. I actually didn't mind her much, save her snide comments, and could understand where she was coming from, but unfortunately we just never saw any of her better qualities.

Dog is the awesomest! :D
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IceQueenofMiteraHobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't it be cool if you could slap her

The only way you can is...

*SPOILER*




if you chose to kill Conner and she begs you not to, you can knock her out with a good backhand
bukittyan's avatar
bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
I've seen that on Youtube. Haven't managed to do it yet; both my Wardens so far chose to help Connor with the Circle magic.
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IceQueenofMiteraHobbyist General Artist
One of my Wardens killed her (before I realized you had a choice) and the others have gone to the Circle. My husband has killed Conner a few times because he hates doing Trapped in the Fade at the Circle.
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
My Wardens have all been goody-two-shoes save my one who isn't. XD
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PsychicDuelistRBDHobbyist Digital Artist
Punching Isolde in the face feels good, I did cuz I killed Connor got my ear chewed out by Alistair after that, but it was worth it, and as I punched her these thoughts came into my head: "That's for Jowan!"
Surprisingly I didn't feel like I got her back for what Alistair went threw, but it felt like I got revenge for the torture Jowan was put threw.
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
Heh, I wish there was a save Connor punch Isolde option. XD Or at least slap her. She deserves a slap.
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PsychicDuelistRBDHobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder if there's a mod for the PC that let's you do that?
IceQueenofMitera's avatar
IceQueenofMiteraHobbyist General Artist
I killed Isolde and he still yelled at me. He didn't even like her...
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PsychicDuelistRBDHobbyist Digital Artist
he always yells at you unless you chose to save connor by going into the fade with the help of the circle of magi
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IceQueenofMiteraHobbyist General Artist
I called him out on being mad at me for it. He was really made because I killed the wife of the man that had taken him in for the first ten years of his life. I redeemed myself with his locket ;)
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A-Redheads-RamblingsHobbyist General Artist
Shiney!
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Mizuki-AnyaProfessional General Artist
shiny....
XxDreamBigxX's avatar
I always hated how she always seemed to look down/ignore the Grey Warden. As if they didn't know what to do (which, depending on how you've played, they could have kicked royal ass, saved the dalish, gone through the fade, and pretty much duct-taped the political turmoil of the dwarfs back together for a short time- which makes them generally /that/ awesome). And she never seemed to look beyond her own son (which to a point, I sorta understood I guess).

Otherwise she was a pretty cool character. It shocks me how much people really do hate her though. She's annoying, but that's about it honestly.

I love your backgrounds. They actually look nice. And straight. They aren't all lopsided so it looks like everybody should be sliding around the room. And the little details that are enough to give the armor a bit of form is also really nice.

The only critique I could give would be that dog looks a little creepy. But I'd imagine he'd be difficult to draw, since even in game he looked sorta like some sorta bear dog thing. Lovable, and amazing, and adorable, but a little awkward. And somewhat awkward proportions. Loved him though. I used him about as much as Shale.
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! I work really hard on the backgrounds because I need to practice, and I'm glad they're coming out well. :w00t!: Dog is difficult to draw and animals aren't my forte, so I keep working on him. I didn't use him much since my Warden is a fighter and Alistair/Shale were my tanks, but I still adore him.

Isolde is certainly not supposed to be a sympathetic character, and I guess she really pisses a lot of people off. My guess is that she doesn't like Fereldans much and doesn't trust them. Either that, or she's acting Orlaisian, as in everyone should bow down to her because she's royalty. I wonder if she would have acted differently toward your Warden if they came from Orlais.
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I use Dog when I don't feel like using Alistair for whatever reason. Like when I know I'm going to do something bad and I don't want his disapproval. Because Dog loves unconditionally!

Isolde actually might still not trust Ferldan's. I hadn't thought of that. I guess I assumed that she just accepted it all or something. Hm. I suppose everybody would still be all mean to her and stuff. People do hold grudges over wars.

I suppose my biggest thing was I was wanting her to a better ruler person for her people. Like, I didn't mind that her son came first. But I guess I just didn't like the spoiled princess act when the whole world was sorta falling apart around her. Something similar with Anora as well. Though Anora get's nicer if you play a male I've heard. I haven't gotten that far with a male character yet.
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah, but like someone said, Isolde is motivated by fear. She also could have been afraid that if the Fereldans around her found out she bore a mage, they'd find even more reasons to hate her. I had an idea to do that a comic about her, but it's been placed in my large Dragon age queue. lol

Really? Anora was pretty nice to my character. Of course, I did tell her what she wanted to hear, so that would have helped. :D
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I get what you're saying with the fear. It was just in my first playthrough she annoyed me, and it sort of stuck. I've never hated her. And the more I play it, the less she annoys me. But that's probably more from just expecting it than anything.

I told Anora I'd support her in the Landsmeet, but I guess she wasn't overly pleased that I asked her why I should. And I was rather short with her after being sent to Fort Drakon after saving her.

She's a fun character though, because she can go so many ways. Like she was siding with Howe, and it was a trap for the Grey Warden, and when you got through she sent you to the Fort, and when you got back she was gave a hefty sigh and was like "Fine, let's try getting the thrown with you then". Or she could actually be nicer, and hiding behind her political visage because politics mess you up and she's all scared and lost-ish. Which makes her fun.
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
Gosh, I don't remember what I talked about with Anora now. But I wasn't short with her. Maybe that was why. She certainly is calculating, but I like her.
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ehehehe.... >D it doesn't matter if wont help anyone...

SHE FRIGGIN DESERVES IT!! and it will indireclty help people because then she'll start being nice to others :nod:
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
lol, maybe. Though I think Teagan's scolding would do a much better job. :D
SynneWarrior's avatar
do both then! >D The more the merrier!
RogueWriter3201's avatar
Yes! I Love how you captured this moment. In game, it always bugged me how you just happened to come across the Locket to give to...well, you know. And if *said* person is in your party, he doesn't even comment on it until you get back to camp or give it to him directly. Blagh. I mean, *some* kind of story driven moment would have been nice.

Ha, although given how much Gaider (lead writer) has revealed was cut from the game, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that something more was supposed to happen.

As to Isolde? You pretty much summed up the general opinion of almost half the BioWare Community. They'd love to knock her out, but it just wouldn't be(Laughs)productive.
Comic continues to be awesome.
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