In this week’s Dragon Age: Origins reveal, we’ll take a trip to what looks like a fairly normal village similar to what you’d find in any typically grand role-playing game. However, as you’ll read (and as life in a BioWare RPG often teaches us), sometimes what looks perfectly normal is often far more sinister once one lets one’s guard down. With that, welcome, dear readers to…
The City of Haven
Some years ago, a lone traveler paid a visit to a tavern in Denerim, and after imbibing a great quantity of ale related a tale of his travels to the tavern-keeper. The traveler claimed to have stumbled upon a strange village high in the Frostback Mountains. The village was peaceful, he said, and the villagers polite, if a little aloof. They fed him and watered his horse, and then urged him to be on his way. When he lingered too long, suddenly their mood changed. Their faces grew cold and knives appeared, and the traveler was told that what was to happen next “was done in Andraste’s name and for the good of all.” He fled in a panic and could not afterwards retrace his path. The traveler took a room at the tavern and yet never slept there. He disappeared that night and was not heard from again.
Dragon Age: Origins is scheduled to hit stores on November 3, 2009. Thanks again to BioWare for the story, lovely screenshots and concept art.