Lysas grew up in a Fereldan alienage. His magic came to him at the age of nine, and Templars brought him to the Circle of Magi. He attended the mages' conclave where Fiona led the vote to abandon the Chantry, but became extremely disillusioned with the rebel mages' alliance with the Tevinter Imperium and Magister Alexius. He supports mage freedom but not at the price of servitude to Tevinter.
After meeting with Alexius in Redcliffe, Lysas will provide additional insight into the magister's takeover of the rebel mages, as well as how the rebellion began. When the Inquisitor is drawn into the future by Alexius' amulet, Lysas will appear as a prisoner infected by Red Lyrium, uncommunicative and hopelessly repeating the Chant of Light.
- When speaking to Lysas in Redcliffe village, if Solas is in the party he will have special dialogue.