stormcloak:

This is an olddd video, but it’s something I noticed in my first DA2 playthrough, and got reminded of it this time.

If you disable all the music and sound effects and whatnot in the Kirkwall Chantry, you’re left with this low humming sound.

Why is that noteworthy?

In the Dragon Age novels, the darkspawn are described as humming constantly, in a deep rising and falling tone — responding to the song of the Old Gods.

Some various snippets from The Calling:

  • "The deep humming was coming from it. The creature was moaning softly, almost chanting, and this moan built upon the sounds of many others behind it in the shadows. They hummed in unison, a hushed and deadly whisper the creatures spoke as one."
  • "All Maric could hear was their ragged breathing and the droning hum of the approaching horde. There was a hunger to it, the sound rising and falling almost rhythmically."
  • "All he could hear was a rhythmic groan, a keening pitch that it seemed each of the darkspawn contributed to. The sound of it made his skin crawl, and he realized that the chorus in the distance responded to it."

I’m sure they’re not connected, it’s just a coincidence. But it makes the humming in the Chantry extra creepy, doesn’t it?

stormcloak:

This is an olddd video, but it’s something I noticed in my first DA2 playthrough, and got reminded of it this time.

If you disable all the music and sound effects and whatnot in the Kirkwall Chantry, you’re left with this low humming sound.

Why is that noteworthy?

In the Dragon Age novels, the darkspawn are described as humming constantly, in a deep rising and falling tone — responding to the song of the Old Gods.

Some various snippets from The Calling:

  • "The deep humming was coming from it. The creature was moaning softly, almost chanting, and this moan built upon the sounds of many others behind it in the shadows. They hummed in unison, a hushed and deadly whisper the creatures spoke as one."
  • "All Maric could hear was their ragged breathing and the droning hum of the approaching horde. There was a hunger to it, the sound rising and falling almost rhythmically."
  • "All he could hear was a rhythmic groan, a keening pitch that it seemed each of the darkspawn contributed to. The sound of it made his skin crawl, and he realized that the chorus in the distance responded to it."

I’m sure they’re not connected, it’s just a coincidence. But it makes the humming in the Chantry extra creepy, doesn’t it?

croclock:

I haven’t played the Legacy DLC, but it seems it confirms the Chantry’s mythology?
Not one to complain, I always liked the Canticle of Threnodies!

croclock:

I haven’t played the Legacy DLC, but it seems it confirms the Chantry’s mythology?

Not one to complain, I always liked the Canticle of Threnodies!

Reading up on Rivain at the Dragon Age Wiki and find this little gem

brennacedria:

katiebour:

defira85:

renaissancedweeb:

After 7:84 Storm: The Chantry and nationalist forces of Rivain, unable to convert its people back to the worship of the Maker, try a purge by the sword, slaughtering countless unarmed people and burying them in mass graves



Tell me again how the Chantry isn’t a corrupt institution.

You mean the Chantry actually is the shortsighted, militant face of an unforgiving religion that keeps the power peace by employing brutal, violent tactics on civilians?

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Yeah, Rivain and the Chantry and mages have a long, unfortunate history.  Rivain is basically the battleground between the Qunari and the Chantry, and the Chantry by its own actions is very clearly the evil in the eyes of the populace.

Also the gif above is all kinds of awesome, lol.  FUCK THE CHANTRY!

Been trying to use this gif again for a week now. :p

I am reblogging this entirely because it is informative.Table flipping Anders most certainly did not influence me in anyway. Okay maybe he did. A little bit.

I will not stand by and watch you treat all mages like criminals, while those who would lead us bow to their templar jailers. The Circle has failed us, Orsino! Even you should be able to see that! The time has come to act. There can be no half-measures. There can be no turning back. There can be no peace. I removed the chance of compromise, because there is no compromise.

Boom baby. But there was no boom now that I think about it.