Aveline Vallen (Iconic)
A hyper lawful member of the City Guard.
Female Human Warrior (Defender) 17
The Vague Blade
+1 LongSword, overcomes opponents Dodge bonus
What does it do? Well, who can say?
It changes form from day to day.
Of unknown metal and magic keen,
A finer blade there’s never been.
My foe once exclaimed as he was flayed,
“I’ve never seen so vague a blade!”
— From Legendary Blades of Thedas, by Lord Roderick Gutenschwantz
The Golden Prince’s Raiment
+1 PLate Armor, +2 to all Stats, 10% Resistance.
Tales of Emile Deveraux flourish amongst the Orlesian peasants. The dashing “Golden Prince” was a populist who raised a huge army from his common subjects by promising reform for the aging empire. Although he never won his imperial coronet, Lord Emile captured the hearts and minds of generations of Orlesian dreamers while wearing this golden armor. It is said that, as a young girl, even Empress Celeste was captivated by his stories.
—From Codex entry: The Golden Prince’s Raiment
Lion of Orlais
+1 Large Shield, +10 to health
At the height of the Summer War all of Orlais was embroiled in fierce battles. Over the course of the war dozens of contenders for the Imperial Throne emerged – most long forgotten except as footnotes in scholarly tomes. But everyone remembers the gallant young lord Emile Deveraux, “the Golden Prince”. Thought outnumbered at every turn, he racked victory upon victory culminating in the Seventh Battle of Roses. While wearing this shield he broke through his uncle’s vanguard to win the day. He never knew the taste of defeat, instead meeting his end at the hands of a jealous lover in the dead of night.
—From Codex entry: The Lion of Orlais
+3 Scimitar, +2 against undead or Fade Creatures, Deals an extra 1D4 damage per wielder’s level.
The core of this blade is old. As old as the first smiths who sought a way to battle the nightmares from the land beyond. It has fought the demonic hosts in countless battles. Sometimes it has been held high in triumphant victory. Other times, it has lain broken besides its dying owner. But after every defeat it has always been reclaimed, reforged, and made stronger. Fadeshear has passed through many hands before yours. Now it is your turn to make the demons of the Fade pay for crossing the Veil into the waking world.
—From Codex entry: Fadeshear
Ivo Family Crest
+1 to AC, +10 to Hit points
Evolving over the years, the crest of House Ivo has become much more ornate than Paragon Ivo’s original design. This ancient golden amulet bears the original crest. Though the engraving are simple, the stark line are somehow deeply stirring.
Evra’s Trophy Belt
Gives +2 Hit points
This grisly belt is filled with monstrous teeth, chipped blades, scraps of fur, and armor fragments. Each piece is said to be a trophy collected by Evra during his many adventures.
—From Codex entry: Evra’s Trophy Belt
+2 to Strength
When Evra gained notoriety by defeating the Blood Sisters of Vehnstel, he was wearing his signature ring. Although the massive size of the solid gold ring attracts attention, it served a more practical purpose for Evra: he used it to punch demons in the face, sometimes felling them in a single blow.
Of Things Lost
Creates 3 new runes
Written by a Ferelden refugee as she fled the Blight, this book of poems describes her struggle to preserve her past and cling to the few physical mementos she’d brought with her into foreign lands. Readers will surely find this book enchanting.
Gem of Keroshek (Amulet)
+2 to attack, +1 to Search
Go to any hive of drinkers and gamblers in the Marches and you will undoubtedly hear the legend of the Gem of Keroshek. Ask three different men about it and you will get three different stories. One will say that an alchemist found it in the ashes of Andraste’s pyre and then steeped it in wine for forty days and nights. Another will swear that it was a bezoar cut from the belly of a boar that was found inside a griffon that was swallowed by a high dragon. The last will tell you that it’s the petrified heart of Trajan the Quick, a merchant prince of Orzammar who almost became a Paragon.
One thing all will agree on, however, is that it brings luck. Keep the Gem of Keroshek in your pocket and you will never lose a bet. Sleep with it under your pillow and it will bring wealth and prosperity into your life.
And where is the gem now? That is the sovereign-plated question. I’m told it’s in the mausoleum of a prince of Starkhaven, and that this is the reason for the city’s wealth.
—Excerpt from Tales and Legends of the Free Marches, by Lord Rodney Pierce
Black feather Boots
+2 to Vigor
We have found him at last, sire. This “Lalo” is not his true name at all—the culprit is not other than Count Eduardo Sanvelli, your own cousin. Strange that such a small and slender man could be one of the Crow’s finest assassins. It cost twelve of my finest men before we were finally able to corner him in the abbey, and even then he almost escaped us. He would have slipped into the shadows had not one of my archers pinned him to the wall with her arrow. It was a fine shot, and had she not left the man’s other hand free to cut his own throat I’d pin a medal on her.
Sadly, I’ve no body to prove what I say. This morning I discovered that someone left the door unlocked to the room where Lalo’s body was kept. His head has been removed from his body, and all his clothing and equipment are gone as well. It’s difficult to say whether this was the doing of the Crows or merely some of my men looking to make some coin by pawning off a legend’s goods. Perhaps both. I’ll question the men who reported the body, but I think there will be no recovering what was taken. You must reconcile yourself with the fact the assassin is gone. You are safe until another Crow steps in to take his place. Perhaps a few days at most, yes?
—Excerpt from a letter written to Prince Enzio di Treviso, 6:32 Steel. Prince Enzio was discovered poisoned two days later.
Death: After the fall of the Outer Wall, Her and her Guards are able to keep the civilians under control and defend the region for a short amount of time, allowing the allies to regroup and inflict serious losses on the enemy. Afterwards, she takes a group of her City Guard to patrol the more dangerous parts of the city in an effort to maintain a safe perimeter, after an entire day of fighting through darkspawn, orcs, goblinoids, and enemy Grey Guards, her patrol is ambushed by the Sharps Highwaymen, who were looting the region. She orders her men to flee to safty, and dies after destroying almost the entire gang.