The organization appears to act as a check and balance to the power of the Templar Order, acting in a secretive, investigative and interrogative capacity to root out corruption and protect the Chantry from internal and external threats. They also may become involved in the hunting of particularly cunning apostates. Templars fear and despise the Seekers, as they must usually involve themselves when the templars are failing in their duties.
The Seekers of Truth and the Templar Order were once known as the Inquisition, a group of people who were fighting against dark magic after the First Blight. When the Chantry arose, the Andrastian organization convinced the Inquisition to unite under the banner of their common faith.
In the twentieth year of the Divine Age, the Seekers of Truth and the Chantry came to an agreement known as the Nevarran Accord where the Seekers acknowledged the Chantry's authority and agreed to serve as their agents. The two organizations jointly created the Circle of Magi, and established the Templar Order as wardens for the Circles.
Seekers are typically chosen from the elite ranks of the templars. In their roles as overseers of the Templar Order and the right hand of the Divine, they serve as the Chantry's investigators and are given considerable latitude to function outside the law. The leadership hierarchy of the Seekers runs parallel to that of the templars, although a senior Seeker outranks any templar.
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker Edit
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Eight years prior to the Fifth Blight, the Seekers were involved in a major blood mage conspiracy with its roots in the Templar Order. Knight-Commander Martel conspired with Grand Cleric Callista to overthrow Divine Beatrix II with the help of Frenic. The blood mages used an elven girl named Avexis who possesed the power of controlling animals, including dragons. The girl was saved by the Seekers led by Byron and Cassandra Pentaghast, however, the elf was kidnapped once again. Frenic, using blood magic to control her and her abilities, summoned several dragons and a High Dragon to Grand Cathedral to kill the Divine. Before he managed to do it, he was stopped by Cassandra.Working with the Orlesian Circle of Magi, she managed to stop the conspiracy, killing the traitor templar commander, but not before Martel managed to kill the contemporary leader of the order, High Seeker Aldren. Callista died when Avexis took control of the High Dragon to kill Frenic possesed by a Pride Demon. After the deed, Cassandra was promoted within the Seekers and was given the titles of the Hero of Orlais and the Right Hand of the Divine, previously held by Callista.
Dragon Age II Edit
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Dragon Age: Asunder Edit
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Known seekers Edit
See also Edit
- ↑ Thedas UK (January 14, 2012). "David Gaider Interview". Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Gaider, G. Dragon Age: Asunder. Epilogue.
- ↑ "On Templars, Raiders, City Guards and The Coterie". Official BioWare blog. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- ↑ Dawn of the Seeker.
- ↑ Gelinas, B., and Thornbarrow, N. (eds). Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, Volume 1. "Chantry Hierarchy." p. 119