- “I came to the Circle from the Grey Wardens because I saw something had to be done. In the Wardens, we learn to watch for our moment and seize it — and that moment is now.”
Unknown elf-blooded son
Fiona grew up in an alienage in Orlais, presumably in Montsimmard, until her family died and she was orphaned. As a child of seven, she was bought as a slave by an Orlesian Count, who kept her as a "pet." She was sexually and physically abused. Eventually she realized she had magical talents and used them to kill the Count, an act that nearly killed her the first time she used magic. Instead of leaving her to die or summoning the city guard, the Count's widow sent her to the Circle of Magi outside of Montsimmard. She was later recruited there by Commander Genevieve after she begged to be allowed to join. Fiona also saw fellow Grey Warden recruits Duncan and Riordan through their Joining.
Dragon Age: The Calling Edit
Fiona was an elven mage and member of the Grey Warden detachment led by Commander Genevieve, heavily relied on for her offensive and healing magic. During their trip through the Deep Roads in 9:10 Dragon, she became close to Duncan as they were the youngest of the party. The two often shared secrets together.
Her initial relationship with King Maric was intense and uncomfortable, because her childhood experiences had left her distrustful of the nobility. Following the party's imprisonment in the Fade at the hands of a Sloth demon and their eventual escape, the two became lovers.
Fiona was the strongest objector to Bregan and Genevieve's plan to work with the Architect, against Utha who willingly agreed, Duncan's indecision, and Kell's uncertainty, because she believed darkspawn were evil by their very nature and that assisting them could bring only misery. Along with Duncan and Maric, Fiona was taken by First Enchanter Remille who had captured the Circle Tower and allied himself with the Architect. They manage to defeat the mage thanks to the distraction brought about by Genevieve and Bregan, but the Architect was able to escape.
Months later, following a recall to Weisshaupt to debrief the other Wardens about the Architect, Fiona traveled to Denerim with Duncan to meet with King Maric. Fiona explained that she was called to Weisshaupt to lead a search for the Architect, while Duncan was stationed to Ferelden as second-in-command. But the true reason for Fiona's journey had been to reveal to Maric that she had his child, and to exact a promise from Maric that their son would be told his mother was a human and had died, while Duncan promised to watch over him.Fiona said she "might be the first warden who does not have to go on the Calling."
Dragon Age: Asunder Edit
By the time of 9:37 Dragon, Fiona had left the Grey Wardens and returned to the circle, ascending to the role of Grand Enchanter - effectively the head of the Circle of Magi. Her departure was largely driven by a desire to free her brethren under the yoke of the Templars. During a conclave in 9:37 Dragon, she called for a vote on whether to separate the Circle of Magi from the Chantry. Her move was thwarted by Wynne who successfully convinced the circle to err on the side of caution. The Templars responded to the attempt by disbanding the College of Enchanters.Over a year later, a new Conclave was arranged at the behest of Divine Justinia V to investigate the Rite of Tranquility and possibly enable a peace between Templars and Mages. Fiona was present at the Conclave and took another opportunity to once again call for the Circle of Magi to separate. This time, actions undertaken by her Libertarian Fraternity ensured that tensions with the Templars would be even more inflamed and as a result, Lord Seeker Lambert called the entire conclave to be in treason before the vote could be had. After a swift battle, Fiona was captured along with a number of fellow First Enchanters and other mages. They were later freed and the mages gathered at Andoral's Reach. There, Fiona called yet another vote for separation - and this time, got the result she desired, thus officially beginning the Mage-Templar War.
- "Visions are surely not so remarkable, King Maric, compared to some of the other wonders this world holds."
- "I am tired of pain. So tired. Aren't you?"
- "Go hump your horse."
- "Fuck the Divine... I'm certain the Divine is a perfectly nice person."
- (Duncan revealing his memorable tale in the Deep Roads)
- Duncan: "So we were going to head out, all of us nervous and sweating like a bunch of elven whores in a chantry—"
- Fiona: "What is with all the elven whores?"
- Duncan named an axe after Fiona.
- ↑ As indicated by her having been placed in the Montsimmard Circle rather than the White Spire in Val Royeaux.
- ↑ Dragon Age: The Calling, p. 58.
- ↑ Based on corrections to the timeline of Dragon Age: The World of Thedas correlating Maric's time with Fiona with the year of Alistair's birth, this child is implied to be Alistair: BioWare Blog