Do you ever wish you could have the freedom to piss anywhere you wanted without being stared at?

Finn is a human mage specializing in healing magic and one of the three companions in the Witch Hunt DLC of Dragon Age: Origins. His full name is Florian Phineas Horatio Aldebrant, Esquire. He shortened it because the other mages kept calling him "Flora".

Background Edit

Finn is a young mage from the Circle of Magi in Ferelden. His parents are Magistrate Kingston Aldebrant of West Hill and his wife Florence.[1] He considers himself the Circle's best linguist and foremost expert on ancient Tevinter history–even if others might consider him more of a bookworm, a recluse that spends all of his time in the tower's dark library. Finn is the unlikeliest of adventurers but it may come to pass that his academic expertise will force him out of the library and into an adventure where his arcane might is the only thing that stands between him and certain death. Unlike most other mages of the circle who have no contact with their families, Finn actually has a very close relationship with his parents.

Involvement Edit

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“"Do not follow me," I said, and slipped into the shadows.” — Morrigan
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The Warden-Commander first meets Finn at the Circle Tower while searching for clues regarding the book that Morrigan stole from Ariane's Dalish clan. After the Warden discovers the term Eluvian which has to do something with Morrigan, Finn approaches them revealing that "Eluvian" is a magical elven mirror. He says that the Tevinter mages tried to activate the full power of the Eluvian after they captured them from Arlathan, but only managed to use them as communications portals. He believes that it is possible to locate an Eluvian using the shards of the broken Eluvian at the Elven Ruin which the Sabrae Clan encountered though he does not know how. He suggests asking the only known "survivor" of that age of history, and joins the party.

The "survivor" is an ancient Tevinter statue containing the spirit of a prophetess, Eleni Zinovia, which is stored in the basement of the Circle Tower. The statue tells Finn that he requires the shards of a broken Eluvian, as well as the Lights of Arlathan, in order to locate a working Eluvian. Zinovia also remarks that she and Finn will not speak again.

While retrieving the lights from Cadash Thaig, he will ask for Ariane's blood to locate them. If the Warden is elvish, he states that Warden blood is different from pure Dalish blood, likely due to the presence of Darkspawn taint. When asked if what he is doing constitutes blood magic, Finn states that it is a gray area as the spell's power does not come from the blood, but nevertheless they should keep this incident to themselves. When the shards and lights are in possession of the party, Finn performs a scrying ritual and locates a working Eluvian in the Dragonbone Wastes.

In the Dragonbone Wastes Finn is excited by the discovery of the working Eluvian but has to stay back with Ariane and observe the final encounter between the Warden and Morrigan.
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After accomplishing their mission, Finn did not return to the Circle and instead continued to travel with Ariane. Eventually some mercenaries hired by his father tracked down the duo but were driven off, later reporting to Finn's parents that "I say with some certainity that Finn is no longer the soft, nervous boy you remember."

Finn later returned to his parents' house with Ariane in tow to explain himself and say goodbye, returning his Ghastly Hat and immaculately clean robes.[2]

Initial statistics Edit

Specialization Edit

Classico spirithealer Spirit Healer and, additionally, two specialization points to spend

Skills Edit

Skill-Herbalism icon HerbalismSkl ico combat3 Expert Combat TrainingSkl ico tactics 4 Master Combat Tactics

  • Although he doesn't meet the requirements (Cunning has to be 16, but is 12) his initial Combat Tactics are on master level.

Spells Edit

Arcane Arcane Bolt Spells-ArcaneBolt Arcane Bolt
Spirit Healer Spell-GroupHeal Icon Group HealSpell-Revival Icon RevivalSpell-Lifeward Icon LifewardSpell-CleansingAura Icon Cleansing Aura
Primal Earth Spell-RockArmor icon Rock ArmorSpell-Stonefist icon StonefistSpell-Earthquake icon EarthquakeSpell-Petrify icon Petrify
Creation Heal Spell-Heal icon HealSpell-Rejuvenate icon RejuvenateSpell-Cure icon RegenerationSpell-MassRejuvenation icon Mass Rejuvenation
Heroic Offense Spell-HeroicOffense icon Heroic OffenseSpell-HeroicAura icon Heroic AuraSpell-HeroicDefense icon Heroic DefenseSpell-Haste icon Haste
Glyph Spell-GlyphOfParalysis icon Glyph of ParalysisSpell-GlyphOfWarding icon Glyph of WardingSpell-GlyphOfRepulsion icon Glyph of RepulsionSpell-GlyphOfNeutralization icon Glyph of Neutralization
Spirit Mind Blast Mind Blast Mind Blast

Equipment Edit

All of Finn's initial gear is restricted to him.

Weapons Ico staff VeraVera
White Steel (Tier 8)

Damage: 6.80
Armor penetration: 45.00
+8 spellpower
+20% spirit damage
Clothing Ico armor robe Finn's Immaculately Clean RobeFinn's Immaculately Clean Robe
Cloth chestpiece
Finn's robe is perfectly spotless. It also appears to have been recently starched and ironed. Finn proudly states that he's enchanted it to always remain wrinkle-free.

+3 magic
+10% spirit resistance
Chance to avoid missile attacks
Armor Ico gloves light Fur-Lined GlovesFur-Lined Gloves
Light gloves
High Dragon Hide (Tier 9)

Armor: 1.83
Fatigue: 1.30%
+4 magic
Reduces hostility
Ico boots light Fur-Lined BootsFur-Lined Boots
Light boots
High Dragon Hide (Tier 9)

Armor: 2.75
Fatigue: 0.65%
+10% fire resistance
+10% electricity resistance
+10% nature resistance
+10% spirit resistance
Accessories Ico belt Stylish, Yet Functional BeltStylish, Yet Functional Belt
Finn's belt is stylish, yet functional. His father comissioned it from Denerim's finest leatherworker. Several well-concealed compartments in the belt allow Finn to store gold and other knick-knacks.

+0.75 mana regeneration in combat
Reduces hostility
Ico amulet Symbol of Zazikel (Replica)Symbol of Zazikel (Replica)
Finn has a fascination with old Tevinter artifacts. This necklace is a replica of an ancient amulet worn by devotees of the Old God Zazikel. Finn is careful to keep the templars from seeing it.

+4 magic
+0.5 mana regeneration in combat
+5% chance to dodge attacks
Ico ring Decoder RingDecoder Ring
Finn's decoder ring is enchanted and allows him to translate ancient languages even without his many scrolls on hand.

+2 magic
Increases experience from codex
Ico ring Finn's Memory BandFinn's Memory Band
Memory bands are often worn by apprentices to help them remember their lessons. Finn insists that he needs no extra help in retaining knowledge, and only wears this memory band out of foolish sentimentality, since it was given to him by a close friend.

+4 willpower

Trivia Edit

  • Finn will tell The Warden about Anders, who made numerous escape attempts and even describes one of them, in which Anders dove into the nearby lake and swam to freedom, as the heavily-armored templars were unable to follow. Finn was not made aware that the Warden had in fact met Anders themself.

Quotes Edit

  • "Phew! Am I bleeding? Oh look, a rip in my robe. (faints)"
  • "Why do you think it said we wouldn't talk again? I... oh, I'm not going to die am I!?"
  • "Why is everything so complicated!?"

Combat comments Edit

During a fight:

  • I guess it's time to fight.
  • Get them!
  • It will be done.
  • I'll do it.
  • I'll try my best.
  • Strike now!
  • I think I hit it!
  • Is it time to flee?
  • Ready to make heads explode!
  • Right!

After a fight:

  • We're alive!

Dialogue Edit

  • Finn: "Do you ever wish you had the freedom to piss anywhere and not have people stare at you?"
  • Ariane: "No. Do you?"
  • Finn: "Er... no! Of course not..."

References Edit

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 92
  2. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 92