Queen Rowan was the daughter of Arl Rendorn Guerrin and the older sister of Arl Eamon Guerrin and Bann Teagan Guerrin. She fought together with King Maric Theirin against the Orlesian usurper Meghren. She eventually married Maric, becoming the Queen of Ferelden.
Rowan spent most of her childhood in Redcliffe with her father and her two brothers. She was childhood friends with Maric and was betrothed to him upon her birth. When Rendorn was convinced to join the rebellion by Moira the Rebel Queen, Rowan stayed with her father and the rebel army, rather than going to the safety of The Free Marches with her younger brothers, Eamon and Teagan. In the rebel army, she became an astute fighter, eventually gaining command of the rebel cavalry.
|“I fall off horses. It's this thing I do.” — Maric|
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After Moira was killed and Maric's whereabouts were unknown, Rowan refused to believe that he had been killed and persistently used her cavalry to search for him. She finally found Maric, as well as Loghain, not long after the two had left the Korcari Wilds. Later, during a battle against the Orlesians in which Loghain led some of the rebels in a tactical maneuver that would have meant certain death, Rowan defied her father's wishes and rode to the rescue, saving Loghain and personally slaying the Orlesian commander. In the following years, Rowan and Loghain struggled to drum up support for the rebel cause, her pleas often winning over those of the nobility who remembered better times.
During these years, Rowan grew close to both Maric and Loghain. For much of her life she had been infatuated with Maric, but her feelings for him were unrequited despite their betrothal: Maric cared for her, but not in a romantic way. However, her relationship with him soured when he entered into a relationship with the elf, Katriel, and Loghain admitted his own feelings toward Rowan, which she initially rebuffed. At the disastrous battle of West Hill, Rowan and Loghain abandoned the rebel army in order to rescue Maric. After that, Katriel suggested that they should use the Deep Roads to get back to Gwaren where the rebel army had fled. Rowan was opposed to the idea, though she consented to it in the end. During their journey through the Deep Roads, she came to terms with Maric and Katriel's relationship. Loghain, once again, reaffirmed his feelings for her, and the two became lovers.After surviving the perils of the Deep Roads and rejoining the rebel forces in time to aid in the Battle of Gwaren, Katriel met her demise (Maric killed her when he discovered she was an Orlesian spy), and shortly after, Rowan entered a relationship with Maric on Loghain's insistence. After this, Rowan resigned herself to the role as Ferelden's queen. She and Maric grew close in the years that followed and she gave birth to his son, Cailan Theirin. Some years after this, Rowan showed symptoms of an illness which not even the mages of the Circle of Magi could cure (in later years, Maric suspected his wife's illness was caused by exposure to the darkspawn's taint during their journey in the Deep Roads). Several months afterwards, the illness proved fatal, sending both her country and husband into a state of mourning.
- The Guerrin family