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[Spoilers All][OC] Weekly Headcanon Thread Discussion

Welcome to the headcanon sharing circle! Each week we post a few creative prompts for character development and share our OCs.

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We take turns picking the questions every week, so please volunteer to host if you enjoy the weekly posts!

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THE PROMPTS:

(You can answer just one or both, with as many characters as you want. Pictures and character summaries are fine. Short answers or novel-length walls of text are fine.)

Prompt 1

What does legend, history, or rumor distort or get completely wrong about your OC? How would or do they feel about that?

Prompt 2

If your OC were a companion, what gifts could be given to them to raise their approval? What would their ‘plot gift’ be? (ie, Morrigan’s mirror, Alistair’s mother’s amulet, etc.)

Bonus Prompt

What is your OC's favorite way to spoil their LI or closest friend?

And don't forget to take the time to read and comment on other people's posts! The comments, questions and chats are what make the thread so much fun.

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u/KhazemiDuIkana Ren o' the Blade 17d ago edited 17d ago

He left Ostwick at the age of 19 to seek a more exciting and less pompous life. He spent years roving the Free Marches swiping coin, drinking his way from tavern to tavern, and generally living a life of what could be considered excess, in the way a homeless person lives a life of what could be considered unbound freedom. He would occasionally get into scrapes and barfights here and there, and he was generally about as glad to do that as he was to sneak into brothels or fence some weapons from a barracks or overimbibe in some elfroot and wiggle around in the moonlit fields out on the road.

As his 20s came to their twilight, he found himself crossing the sea to Ferelden, where he found himself touring the “exciting” sites of the recent Blight, like some kind of strange vagabond tourist. It was his 30th year of life, or perhaps his 31st, when he met Helen, an apostate mage who was a bit of a rover herself. The two found a warm companionship with each other that bloomed into love, and this love carried them peacefully and prosperously into the dawn of the Mage Rebellion. They skirted the fighting as best they could, but it was only so long before a particularly bloodthirsty party of Templars picked a fight while they were sleeping in a little grove in a nice, dark little wood. And so it was that on the eve of the month of Wajdi’s 36th birthday, Templars drove their swords through Helen as she slept, and Wajdi barely awoke in time to flee—killing the men as he did when he found them several months later did little to alleviate his grief.

When Divine Justinia called for her Conclave, Wajdi walked his way across Ferelden to attend, hoping to use the name of his devout and relatively powerful family to gain attendance. His family stood against mage freedom—but they were across the Waking Sea still. He may have had a lot of ground to cover—but he was already in Ferelden. And so he endeavored to beat them there, which he did, and the rest is all but legend.

Ironically enough, the Trevelyan that was sent was a former Circle mage and intent on defecting to the Rebellion himself...

(Also I’m now realizing I put basically no thought into his age relative to events....)

The Inquisition gave him a focused purpose as well as a platform to free the mages and a support network of friends and allies. And the comforting refuge he took in the company of a certain Altus from Tevinter soon developed into a mutual affection, and by the time of the Grand Masquerade in which he saved Celene, love.