- “I will teach my child of humans like you. You're a light in this dark place.”
In Origins, Adaia is deceased. She had lived in Denerim with her husband Cyrion and their child. It was Adaia who trained their child as either a warrior or a rogue, and it is stated that she came across as something of a trouble-maker. Adaia was killed by humans, but no details are given. She is remembered by family friends Dilwyn and Gethon as 'beautiful and full of life...and a bit wild," and the City Elf Warden's features are compared to and contrasted with hers in their ambient dialogue.If questioned, Duncan will reveal that he attempted to recruit Adaia into the Grey Wardens, but was convinced by Valendrian that it was better for her to remain with her family. As there was no Blight at the time and thus no immediate need for recruits, Duncan acquiesced to Valendrian's wishes.
- Bioware's lead writer for Dragon Age, David Gaider, has confirmed that Adaia is the late mother of the player's character in the City Elf Origin story.
- (to Leliana): "Girl, you are wonderful. Thank you."