When I quarrel with my cousin, wine is spilled. Perhaps someone loses a tooth. When Celene feuds with hers, a country is torn apart.

Evariste "Fairbanks" Lemarque is the leader of a group of Orlesian refugees who have lost their homes to the War of the Lions.

Background Edit

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Evariste Lemarque was born on 25 Haring 9:8 Dragon to Bernice Lemarque, a young noblewoman who had been disowned by her father after she became pregnant out of wedlock. After traveling through a blizzard, she had found a midwife residing at the Fair Banks Cottage in the Dales to deliver her son, Evariste. Evariste never identified with his noble heritage and eventually took on the name "Fairbanks," after the house he was born in. The only remnant of that lineage he had kept was his grandfather's gold locket. Bernice's father, however, repented, and came to regret his treatment of his daughter and willed his estate to her descendants.

During the Orlesian Civil War, many refugees relocated to the Dales. However, they were not alone; the Freemen of the Dales, a group of military deserters turned separatists, took up residence in the same area. The Freemen began to prey on the refugees, and Fairbanks, who was sympathetic to their plight, decided to help them defend against the aggressors. Eventually, Fairbanks became the de facto leader of the refugees and they increasingly relied on his guidance to survive.

Involvement Edit

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Fairbanks HoDA

Fairbanks A.K.A. Evariste Lemarque in Heroes of Dragon Age

Fairbanks HoDA tier

Fairbanks' tier progression in Heroes of Dragon Age

The Inquisitor can aid Fairbanks and his people by dealing with the Freemen leaders as per the quest, The Freemen of the Dales, and its subsequent chain of side quests.

Should the Inquisitor speak to one of the refugees, Clara, she voices her suspicion that Fairbanks is of noble blood and believes that by proving his lineage, he could use his status to benefit the refugees. The Inquisitor pursues this endeavor, finding three pieces of evidence to prove this claim. Should the Inquisitor first speak to Fairbanks, he reveals his shameful past, stating that the life of a noble is itself a gilded cage. The Inquisitor can either give the evidence to Fairbanks, although it is not necessary, or give the evidence to Clara to restore his noble status. Upon completing the quest A Deluded Chevalier, Fairbanks will join as an Inquisition agent.

If Fairbanks' heritage is concealed, he goes on working for the refugees in the Dales. If it is revealed he either slightly embarrasses himself at court, becomes a popular folk hero among the court of Orlais, a position which he uses to support the Inquisition or, if left entirely to his own devices, settles in a modest estate in the Dales and devotes much of his new wealth to supporting refugees from the war.

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI Noble Deeds, Noble Heart
Quest icon DAI The Freemen of the Dales
Quest icon DAI Victims of War
Quest icon DAI Watcher's Reach Refugees

See also Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: A Midwife's Journal