"My Lady… are you… okay?"
"I only…I thought I’d never see you again."
4. Companions. Describe your Wardens relationship with each member of their party.
It felt like Alistair had been gone for an age. He had insisted upon taking his trip to Kirkwall alone. His reason had nothing to do with her safety (“You defeated the bloody Archdemon, Elissa, you’re no shrinking violet.”) or even for convenience. In fact, Elissa had insisted upon staying home to keep a watchful eye on Denerim. She hadn’t felt completely at ease since hearing of the treachery of the nobles of Amaranthine. She slept easier at night knowing that somewhere in the backs of their minds they feared her; the Queen-Consort and Warden Commander brooked no quarter for treason.
A messenger had arrived earlier that day with a message from the King. They expected to arrive by dusk (“Just in time for supper! I’m starving.”) Rather than wait patiently, Elissa paced like a sinner in the Chantry, wandering the castle and pilfering sweets from the kitchens. Only when the guard dogs began to bark did she lower the lemon cake from her lips and make her way—as regally as possible—to the main hall.
Elissa took tea and lemon cakes in her solar as she pored over ancient scrolls dug up from the basement library. She had to touch them gingerly lest any one of them fell to dust on her desk. Her readings were troubling, to say the least. Never before in the written history of Thedas had one archdemon followed so shortly after another, but the reports coming in from the Frostback Mountains seemed to point in another direction. And her nightmares, stronger and more visceral than normal, plagued her sleeping hours enough to keep her from bed for more than just a few hours. Tired circles beneath usually bright blue eyes betrayed her state of worry.
She had been expecting a visitor—a fierce warrior from a distant land. Her councilors said the foreigner had experience in dealing with such strange—no, supernatural—events. Elissa didn’t know how much she believed but knew she could not forsake any help she could get. If Ferelden was to face its second Blight in less than five years, she would sorely need it.
3. Personality. Write a detailed description on your Warden’s personality.
Elissa was always a kindly girl, quick to share toys and play with the other children in Highever. She had none of the unbecoming snobbery as some noble children are apt to develop in their youth. However, she was always exceedingly polite; even to her own disadvantage. Elissa had never raised her voice in her youth and has rarely done so as an adult.
She was extraordinarily averse to joining the Grey Wardens to begin, but saw it as her duty to her family to find her brother and carry on the Cousland name. Her distaste for confrontation led her to allow some small slights at first, but she slowly came into her own—speaking up for herself and even shouting orders to her comrades on the battlefield. She’s no seasoned fieldmarshall, but she can make demands as befits her station.
As a queen, she values the love and respect of those who populate her nation. She is known to take frequent walks in the city as her busy schedule allows. The smallfolk adore Elissa and Alistair and speak of their complimentary countenances. Elissa often tends to diplomacy and mediation while her king delves into martial needs and military preparations. Even the nobles who disagreed with their controversial union cannot deny they rule Ferelden with efficiency and tact.
He chuckled and blushed a bit “Maker..I’m glad I found him. I was worried when he left..I tracked him here.” He grinned “i’m good at that.” He laughed more at her words “Awww..things weren’t so bad! At least we don’t have to smell Oghren!”
Elissa smiled fondly. “Oh, Oghren is positively charming! If a bit…pungent.”
He nodded “That we are, he’ll be happy to see you.” He smiled and leaned back against a column “He’s a good guy, we keep each other out of trouble.” He chuckled.
She laughed, covering her mouth. “I’m glad to hear it. You two haven’t got the Warden Commander breathing down your neck anymore.”
He nodded “I’ve heard a lot of things, mainly from a few close friends of mine.” He cleared his throat “Anyway it’s really good to see you “I’m staying here now with Anders actually.”His arms crossed over his chest as he spoke “He’s got a clinic in hightown, it was in Darktown but…things happened and he wasn’t safe.” It was definantly noted in Nathaniels voice that Anders was more than a friend now.
The tone did not go unnoticed. “Ah, well…” She daintily cleared her throat. “It’s nice to see you two getting along.”