The Qunari treat the Saarebas with the utmost caution, as they do with mages in general, referring to unrestrained ones as "Bas Saarebas". Saarebas must be carefully controlled by a device held by an Arvaarad, "one who holds back evil", because they cannot truly control themselves. The Qunari pity and honor the Saarebas, for striving while under constant threat from within is truly selfless, the highest virtue of the Qun. The strict and regimented treatment of Circle mages by the templars pales in comparison to that of the Saarebas by the Qunari.
Where the Circle mages have relative freedom within their towers, Saarebas are seemingly prisoners within their own body, donning a set of heavy pauldrons with chains attached to them, perhaps to act as a form of leash, while their faces are hidden beneath a metal visor. They have their lips stitched together, although this does not seem to prevent them from speaking normally and might be a symbolic gesture.
Dragon Age: Origins Edit
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Dragon Age II Edit
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- Amongst the Qunari shipwrecked near Kirkwall.
- With a group of Tal-Vashoth that took residence in the Wounded Coast. They had at least one Saarebas.
- During the quest Shepherding Wolves, where Hawke escorted a Saarebas, named Ketojan by the Chantry sister Petrice, outside of Kirkwall.
- During the Demands of the Qun, the Arishok unleashes his remaining Saarebas upon Kirkwall.
- Amongst the Tal-Vashoth residing within Mountainside Path there are Saarebas.
Dragon Age: Redemption Edit
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- Cone of Lightning
- Electrical Field
- Lightning Ball
Elemental resistances Edit
- Cold: Very weak
- Electricity: Normal, or immune on Nightmare mode
- Fire: Normal, or immune on Nightmare mode
- Nature: Very weak
- Spirit: Normal
Special traits Edit
- Immune to Flanking
- Very weak health and armor
- The Saarebas show distinct similarities to the Damane from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Both are users of magic considered an uncontrollable danger to others if not held on leashes and controlled by a person learned at restraining them, and both (normally) accept this as a necessity in order to adhere to their rules and serve society.
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