Inpsired by all the non-Warden inspiration Memes like
NugCrusher meme I made my own about something I keep "talking" to other DeviantArt members about, when discussing what our Wardens are doing after the game:
How I'd envison Neroon and Anora's post-coronation reign together. With some other Royal couples as their inspirations.
Neroon has the ideas for dragging Ferelden kicking and screaming into the Renaissance, but he knows that you can't do lasting good by merely signing your name on a piece of paper and doesn't have the political craftiness himself to apply the right carrots and sticks to get the Nobility, Chantry, etc to go along. Anoras got the skills, but she's too pragmatic. Someone needs to get her to use her powers for good
So start small.
After the Landsmeet don't give the Elves in the Alienage greater rights at first, but instead order
them to from their own milita. Sending a certain former 2nd in command to train them to work for her own redemption. Then after the battle of Denerim ride the momentum to grant the place autonomy. Award deserted freeholds to veterans both human and elfish making sure that those awarded to Elves are near those awarded to human veterans who fought side by sides with Elves in Denerim. That should take care of any wannabe pogoms.
Invite Keeper Lanaya to the Royal Wedding and attend her coronation in return to send a clear signal, then go about creating trade relations with the new Dalish Kingdom to create a group of people who got a vested interest in keeping the peace and got money to spend.
No granting the Circle autonomy. No large isolated group will ever properly police itself in the long run. Do this instead: Order the Cirlce to stop sitting in it's Ivory Tower and use their magic for useful stuff. Like patrolling the countryside and keeping people safe from bandits and monsters. Naturally they will need Templars to come along to keep an eye one them. Which just so happens to lead to, that over time more and more Mages and Templars will be fighting side by side, bleeding together and watching each others back. Let things progress from there.
Turn "Theyrn-less" Gwaren into a Hanseatic-style trading city oweing allegiance directly to the Crown with no Nobility inbetween. Grow yourself a middle-class. Make it unofficially very clear to them, that any attempts at cartellization, price-fixing, etc or failure to evenhandly enforce the rule of law, will result in it's charter being revoked.
Next step: Try not to go mad making this all work and dealing with the fallout
"Place OC here" drawing made by
used with permission.
To be "in character" I mostly picked "Queens in their own Right" and their spouses with a few exeptions. Some were reformers, some not so much. Some nastier than others. But iron rule: All good at it.
From upper left going clockwise:
1. Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Hardly model reformers, but one cannot argue with their success at forging Spain together.
2. Emperor Reinhard von Lohengram with his spouse Hildegard von Mariendorf. Military genius and Great reformer, while also having flaws. Hildegard conviced a signficant part of the Nobility to side with him in the Civl War, became a close confidante afterwards and after one of the worst proposals in history he got it right the 2nd time and they got married in episode 100.
3. Empress (officially ruler of all three parts but not the Empire) Maria Theresa and her consort Francis I. Infamous for being antisemitic, but otherwise rarther enlightened for her time. Nonfictional couple who by all historical accounts got married for political reasons, but loved each other after they got married. So obvious inspiration. They had a total of 16 children (somewhere Anora just fainted
) the last one she had at age 39. <RANT>Take notes Arl Eamon! A Queen 29 years of age still got quite a few years left to produce an heir as long as her hubby isn't to busy shooting blanks with Mistresses.</RANT>
4. Yours truely and the "Ball and Chain" as Anders would say
. Inspiration for a married couple who bickers a lot, disagrees a lot about politics, but is very much in love!
5. Queen Seon Duk of Shilla and her Chief General. We don't know if she ever got married historical. In the Perdiod Drama about her they are in love, but cannot get married. Besides being a Queen in her Own right, the other reason I picked her is because under her reign she abolished any legal discrimination against the descendants of recently conquered Kingdom of Gaya. Burning all the registries tracking them, so that no future ruler or even she herself would be able to discrimate against them even if they wanted. Not quite possible in Ferelden, but one needs something to aspire to.