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I'm going to be the first person to say it because somebody has to: I would totally tap that.

  • And then you will be imprisoned, because that's just Anora being Anora. Vegnas 23:58, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
  • That might be worth it.... --Crush. 11:24, December 10, 2009 (UTC)
  • I got my handsome Dalish Elf all naked with Natural Body Mod right before I talked to Anora about the Throne. I even asked her to marry me and she gave me a cold harsh "No", right in my face. I'm making a Human Noble right now just to get it on with her, its sad she cant have babies, oh well Fycan [fahy-kan] @ 12:26, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
 ::Umm, I'm not sure that stripping off before proposing to a woman you've barely met is likely to improve the chances of her agreeing! Just sayin', in case the info comes in handy in real life Tonguesmiley Zoev talk 13:01, February 4, 2010 (UTC)


I am reasonably sure she is fertile. I believe that the rumors from the "bartenders" are almost categorically false
Jax Sparrow 03:37, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
While I can't say for certain one way or another if she's fertile, I do believe that rumors are exactly that, rumors. They can't be taken as fact. All we know is that Anora & Cailan failed to have children despite five years of marriage. It -might- be that Anora is infertile. But it could also be that Cailan is infertile, that Anora & Cailan were genetically incompatible and thus would found it far easier to have children with other partners, or they simply weren't interested enough in each other to try very hard. But as was often the case in olden days, it was the wife who generally got the blame, even when it wasn't her fault. -Vim- 03:57, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
Loghain, if you let him live, can make the remark that he asked Anora about grandchildren. I think she was more appalled that her father was actually asking about their love live... in a round about way, for a Norman Rockwell esq daughter, that would be horrid and something to avoid at all costs. However, my point is simple, whether she was fertile or not, her father would definitely know the truth. Loghain doesn't seem the type to let something like five years with no heir to the throne go, without at least a reason why. So I suspect something even more stereotypical and that Cailen just didn't swing that way. He preferred men, and that is why there was no heir. Definitely, my character is producing heirs. ;)
Jax Sparrow 06:07, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
How does Loghain being Anora's father make him the authority on her fertility? Clearly he'd like a grandchild. Clearly he thinks his daughter and the player should get working on one ASAP. But I don't see how that magically enables him to determine that her ovaries are regularly producing fully functional eggs. So no, I totally do not see your point. -Vim- 17:03, April 1, 2010 (UTC)


Landsmeet Betrayal? Edit

cough, how the hell is anora betraying you in the landsmeet if you didn't promise to support her :P --71.112.18.247 13:18, December 16, 2009 (UTC)


If you tell her that her father must die then she will betray you even if you promise to support her. It can also be considered a betrayal even if you don't support her for the following reasons:

  • She promised you her support to get you to rescue her. At that time she didn't attach any conditions to her support beyond rescuing her from Howe.
  • If you ask her if she'll support Alistair she'll respond that her father must be removed from the throne. Once he is removed from the throne if the throne should fall to Alister she'll be content.
  • Then she'll throw her support behind her father and try to make you look like an enemy of Ferelden if you never promised to support her regardless of her previous promise and her pretense at contentment with simply removing her father earlier. 68.82.52.241 03:15, March 7, 2010 (UTC)


Sounds like Anora wants to have her cake and eat it too. "Anora will support The Warden if the Warden agrees to support her bid for the throne (either ruling alone, with Alistair or with a male human noble Warden) as long as The Warden does not express the view that Loghain must pay for his crimes." Because, you know, daddy indirectly killing her Husband, sparking a civil war, denouncing and effectively slaughtering the Gray Wardens, totally cool with her. She's no better then her father. --96.54.228.29 19:21, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

How do you get Anora to marry you? Edit

Do you have to let Allistair kill her father or does he have to live?

As I understand it, either. Anora just will not marry her father's murderer. She can marry either The Warden or Alistair if Loghain lives (though Alistair will only accept marriage if Loghain lives if "hardened" and will leave the Warden's party), and will marry either The Warden or Alistair if Loghain dies - just not the one of them that actually struck the killing blow. Zoev talk 12:57, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

Queen?Edit

Forgive me if I misunderstand, but Anora becoming Queen is only one of several options. So is it really appropriate to have her listed as "Queen of Ferelden," considering it isn't necessarily going to happen? Nosferatu13X 04:33, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

My view is that it is appropriate. She has been queen for 5 years prior to the start of DA: Origins, and if she does cease to be queen that will only be towards the very end of the game. Similarly with Loghain - I think it's appropriate to call him a teyrn, even though the article talks about the time before he was teyrn and a possible time after he's a teryn. Zoev talk 12:54, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
Oh man, you'll have to forgive me. All common sense seemed to have lost me when I wrote that, as I completely forgot she, as Cailan's wife, was queen. I thought of "queen" as being the sovereign ruler, so yes, that would make perfect sense. Nosferatu13X 00:11, February 5, 2010 (UTC)
No probs! It's always good to challenge, and I see where you were coming from! Zoev talk 13:43, February 5, 2010 (UTC)


So, who is actually king of england ? At the death of the queen her husband will certainly not be called king or bear the crown. In the game Anora is just the widow of the former king, nothing more, as it takes place after the death of Cailan. So the right title for the page should be usurper Anora.Croquignol 08:03, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

While no saint, Anora was legally the Queen of Ferelden at the beginning of the game by virtue of her marriage to King Cailan. She did not usurp that title. Her father is certainly an usurper, but she herself is not. 68.82.52.241 03:32, March 7, 2010 (UTC)



The game itself is high fantasy, which has roots in traditional Western European lore. And they do, in fact, continue to call the wives of dead kings Queen, unless they were deposed or something along those lines. Going by that, she is still very much Queen of Ferelden, if not the ruling Queen of Ferelden; during the time between Cailan's death and whomever takes the throne after the Landsmeet, she would be considered a Queen Regent, since her powers come through marriage. Should she formally ascend the throne after the Landsmeet, that would change to Queen Regnant, one who rules in her own right.

Meridian Wake 07:00, March 9, 2010 (UTC)-Meridian Wake


Whether or not she qualifies as a Queen Regent is open to debate. The proper title for the widow of a ruling king who is not mother to an under-age heir is Queen Dowager. Queen Regents are generally widowed queens who are also the mothers of kings not yet old enough to rule. They generally have some ability to rule, although often limited by a privy or guardian council of some sort, because the future king's mother is presumed to be the best protector possible of her young son's interests. I can see your point though since she technically meets the dictionary definition of a queen regent as a queen who rules when the king can not, even if she does not hold the title legally. Anora's marriage was childless however and with Cailan's death she had no King in whose name she could continue to rule. Regardless, at the beginning of the game she was still queen-consort and that's what the top of her page should say. Her husband's subsequent death and the fact that it brought her legitimacy as a ruler into serious question are spoilers that should not be placed at the beginning of her page. 68.82.52.241 13:08, March 9, 2010 (UTC)


The Queen Regent/Dowager title in and of itself is up for debate; two famous Catherine's in Europe have been Dowager Queens, but while Catherine de'Medici ruled for her underage children (while being referred to as a Dowager Queen) and held power, Catherine, last wife of Henry VII of England was also considered a Dowager Queen and obviously held no power, since she had no heir with Henry and Edward ascended the throne. In both cases, the Dowager title merely indicates the Queen of a former King, but the nuance (which admittedly has some cultural relativism) has more weight. I think for the purpose of this article and the lore of the storyline, Anora is considered to be the Queen of Ferelden (Dowager, Regent, or Regnant aside) and is referred to as such. For simplification, I think Queen of Ferelden suits her just fine. No one seems to take issue with her ruling Ferelden until the heir can be properly decided on. Meridian Wake 03:11, March 10, 2010 (UTC)


While she never officially held the title, she was effectively already acting queen regent while her husband was alive since he allowed her to rule in his name. Nevertheless after her husband died at Ostagar, her father very quickly pushed her aside in his own power grab, turning her into little more than a figurehead even as he pretended to support her rule. He could not refer to her as a dowager (assuming the title or an equivalent exists in Ferelden) without undercutting his own legitimacy given the claims he had made. It was more convenient for him to claim that she was the legitimate ruler of Ferelden since it justified his acting as her regent. His claim was rather weak, but he had the force of arms to crush those that complained. Many of the banns & arls subsequently rebelled, and he proceeded to defeat and execute several of them prior to the Landsmeet. Thus she really didn't have much of an opportunity to rule after her husband died thanks to her father. I definitely do believe that it should continue to be made clear however that she did not rule in her own name at any time before the Landsmeet. It is only if the player supports her at the Landsmeet that she finally is able to assume the throne in her own name, ie. she becomes what in our world would be considered a Queen Regnant. I wouldn't use the titles Queen Dowager, Queen Regent or Queen Regnant however since they've never been used in either the game or the novels. I agree with you that Queen of Ferelden is fine as a title. I also think Queen Consort is fine as well given that the Consort title is used in the game to describe the official title of the wife of a ruling king, and because she made it very clear in some of her dialogs that she was dissatisfied ruling in her husband’s name when she so strongly desired to rule in her own. 76.98.88.113 11:42, March 10, 2010 (UTC)

Request: new Anora's picture Edit

Anora looks wayyy hotter than how she looks in this picture. We Need a new picture of her.
A picture of her taken from any angle at any point of the game would look better than this, I dono what kind of alteration this picture has gone through so Anora could look like this, I barely even recognize her. Fycan [fahy-kan] @ 14:46, February 11, 2010 (UTC)


Hmm today she looks better than yesterday.. looks more.. noble :) Thankyou. Fycan [fahy-kan] @ 11:56, February 13, 2010 (UTC)
yeesssssss ;)

Anora's age Edit

In the new codex entries we get from Arl Eamon "The queen approaches her thirtieth year and her ability to give you a child lessens with each passing month." Are we supposed to understand that 23 is close to 30 as compared to say... 12 to 17 like the women used to get married in the Middle Age? Or shouldn't Bioware adjust to something like 28? Just wondering... Auriaya 20:28, March 4, 2010 (UTC)


Where did you find the above quoted codex entry saying she's approaching 30? I don't see that quote in any of the text for her codex entry in DA:O, and it seems to imply that she's already married to the player warden. Is this from DA:A? I wouldn't be surprised if there is a conflict however. We still don't know for certain if Alistair was born before or after Queen Rowan died. We do know that Anora stated in DA:O that her marriage to Cailan was arranged when he was newly born and she was still in swaddling clothes. That would put her at less than year older than Cailan. He was 5 at the time of Dragon Age: The Calling according to page 93 of my copy of the book. This conflicts with the 9 year age for him listed in the wiki. The wiki quotes the very same page I am, but gives a different number. My copy of the book also states that Orlesian rule was thrown off 8 years before on page 16. The wiki lists it as 11 years before. Bleh. I'm confused. The wiki puts him at approximately 29 while my math puts him at around 27. According to his character resource file he's 25. And if Anora is roughly the same age, but a few months older as specified by her in DA:O, that would put her in the 25 to 30 range which matches your quote above better. I'm kind of getting the feeling that Bioware didn't stick to the numbers listed in the character resource files, changed things on the fly, and then lost track of some, but not all of their changes, leaving us with the confused mess we currently have. (Again, just try to make sense of Alistair's age if you want a real headache. ) The higher numbers don't make a whole lot of sense however when you consider that they were betrothed from birth and married young. I'm willing to throw the 23 number out given the conflicting sources. It's a pity though, personally I think age 23 for both Anora and Cailan (or possibly 22 for Cailan with Anora being a few months older) fits their personalities and circumstances best. 68.82.52.241 00:34, March 5, 2010 (UTC)


Well I didn't dig that far, but that's why I was asking. The quote is from a Codex entry from the last DLC: Return to Ostagar Codex_Entry:_Cailan's_Documents_-_Page_2_of_3. Maybe Bioware didn't expect to breed fans of their lore and didn't always check the coherence between the ages. I have no idea... but I do agree that their early twenties would be more appropriate given the story. Auriaya 00:59, March 5, 2010 (UTC)


Very interesting reading. Thanks for the link. The third entry in particular caused me to raise an eyebrow, especially when considered in combination with the second. Cailan might possibly have been planning to dump Anora in favor of a royal marriage with Empress Celene cementing an alliance between the two nations. It isn't stated explicitly, but it's certainly hinted. Wow. Whether or not that's what Cailan was planning, if Loghain were monitoring Cailan's communications or otherwise got wind of all this, he'd probably have come to the conclusion that his daughter was about to get humiliatingly dumped by her husband the King for Ferelden's greatesty enemy, the Empress of Orlais, and his decision to engineer the King's death in the middle of a Blight suddenly becomes more understandable. Wow. I really need to play Return to Ostagar one of these days... 68.82.52.241 13:15, March 5, 2010 (UTC) I


Most likely they didn't bother to make an 'official' time line to have a reference to go off of when tossing out ages and such.

The thing I find strange is that if they were betrothed from the time they were babies, and they only married after Cailan took the throne, and she's 30ish according to Eamon, that means they waited till 25 to marry? Why would you wait that long if you are already betrothed? I suppose it might have something to do with him needing to be proclaimed king before marriage to establish control, but I still find it hard to believe that they would be forced to wait that late in life when people are expecting heirs.129.198.241.63 12:17, April 14, 2010 (UTC)


I'm totally with you on this. Breeding an heir has historically been considered among a ruler's most important duties. Realistically, having been betrothed from birth, they'd likely have been married as soon as he hit legal age, which was generally around sixteen. Waiting until you're king is silly. If you died before you could produce an heir (or assumed the throne after your fertility had waned) your kingdom would be wrecked in a civil war as your most powerful nobles vied for the throne causing a great deal of death & misery, while creating an opportunity for an outside power (ie. Orlais) to invade. Bioware's lack of attention to the timeline and the resulting lack of cohesion in the story detract from an otherwise enjoyable game. -Vim- 14:13, April 14, 2010 (UTC)

Is there any mentioning of her combat skills? Edit

Today I saw this picture of her in an armor on this wiki, it was the first time I ever saw this. I always wondered how well she could lead an army, but I never had her rule ferelden alone. I'm curious, is there some source stating something about her martial skills? Is she a skilled fighter? Are there some infos in the editor/toolset regarding her combat skills? 84.119.78.41 (talk) 16:50, June 4, 2010 (UTC)


Loghain says if you ask for Anora: "She followed her mother like a shadow about the gardens. She practiced archery and swordplay. She was never idle." Makoto DK (talk) 18:36, June 4, 2010 (UTC)


She has no experience leading armies and that is why she allows her father to take over. Nevertheless as mentioned in the text Makoto quoted, she spent quite a bit of time during her childhood developing her swordplay and archery skills. I could swear that one of the game developers at one point said somewhere that she put her swordplay aside when she became an adult, and thus is not in her father's league, or the Warden's. Nevertheless she's certainly still more than competent with a blade despite the fact that she does not regularly carry one. -Vim- (talk) 01:38, June 5, 2010 (UTC)


Prisoned Edit

Why do you think Anora was sent to prison if Alistair and F!Cousland get married? Why don't they execute her? Is it becaue they know that Alistair can't produce an heir and they'll need a new ruler when he's dead? --Sencilia (talk) 10:35, August 2, 2010 (UTC)

King or Prince Consort? Who cares Edit

The article seems to make too big a deal out of her "contradicting herself" over the Warden's title if they marry. There is no substantial difference between either title, in both cases you are the consort to the Queen Regent, and only she can change that. You have no real powers, Prince Albert is known to have complained about that. Also, to the above argument that if the Queen of England died the Duke of Edinburgh would not get the crown, that is because he is not a King, not even a King Consort, he's lucky he got to be a Duke (and God to some Polynesians). That is unless the same tragedy that killed our Queen of Canada, took another 501 members of European nobility (hes 503 in line). Anora on the other hand was Queen, and lacking any other successors, such as kids that they don't have, and inbred family members resulting from the circular marriage patterns of the nobility, which they don't have as the current dynasty is on it's third monarch since the restoration (Maric, Cailan and Anora). Lowlandlord (talk) 06:54, August 13, 2010 (UTC)

Given that this subject has been argued repeatedly both here and on Bioware's own forum in the past, it seems prudent to keep it in there so people can point to it when future "You're a King! no you're a prince!" discussions erupt. So some people clearly do care, even if not everyone does.
Regarding inheritance of the monarchy, Ferelden's government is pre-renaissance feudal monarchy, nothing like the post-industrialized governments of modern Europe and their figurehead monarchies and nobles. Pre-renaissance, it was virtually impossible for a woman to inherit the throne from her husband in the real world (unless she was ruling in her son's name). And as Anora herself comments, she had previously governed on her husband's behalf, and not her own. The opposite did however happen on occasion with the new king forcing either the widow or daughter of the old king into marriage in order to cement his own claim to the throne. While Ferelden is more of a fantasy feudal monarchy then a real-life based feudal monarchy, given the nearly, but not quite equal status of women, her position was still tenuous at best until she could get the Landsmeet to approve her.
As far as the distinction between King Consort and Prince Consort is concerned, after his heroic defense against the blight, many people would quickly shorten King-Consort to King to gain the favor of a man who controlled the nation's armies. You would then have a man seen by most as King despite not technically having the title, and it likely wouldn't be hard to dethrone Anora at that point should he so choose. History is filled with examples of successful generals dethroning kings and emperors, and of husbands seizing their wives inheritances. It would be even easier if most already called that man King. This is a major reason why England's parliament, once it became a force to be reckoned with, often refused to grant the title of "king-consort" to a foreign husband of the ruling queen. Even the epilogue ending for a Warden who marries Anora makes clear that the Warden may end up fighting her for power. So for people who enjoy thinking and talking about such things, the distinction between the two titles may be significant. -Vim- (talk) 14:48, August 13, 2010 (UTC)

Horrible battle speech. Edit

I don't know if I'm the only one who thought this, but when she's giving that battle speech to the army, I found that to be incredibly horrible voice acting. Alistair's was better, but sadly for me to hear the better sounding speech I have to kill Loghain. Damn you Bioware!! Er... I mean Anora!!Lying Memories (talk) 06:52, September 26, 2010 (UTC)

Wow Lying Memories - that's kinda brutal. Think you can do a better job do you? Mika

Cailan barrenEdit

Recent edits by anonomas user 24.141.139.138 state "But it may be Cailan who is barren, with all the affairs he's had, yet no bastards mentioned." This is speculative, since the only affair we know of is with Celien and their is no indicate they met yet, hardly objective, and simply out of place. We present the information that is given in the game, not guessed. If you believe such a mention should be added, please do so but do so with objectivity and add sources.--Ironreaper (talk) 14:17, February 20, 2011 (UTC)

Awakening Edit

"If the Warden romanced Alistair and made Anora the sole monarch, Alistair, the "king", will show up instead of Anora to speak with his love."

This did not happen for me in the PS3 version. I romanced Alistair, put Anora on the throne, and both Alistair and I survived the final battle with the archdemon. Yet in Awakening, Anora showed up instead of him. I feel cheated! --LynOfSacae (talk) 21:36, February 5, 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, this should have been listed as being a bug in the article. I've added the "citation needed" tag to it, because it should at least list what platforms it occurs on. I play on the Xbox and PC but I never make Anora queen, so I have no idea if this is really a bug. Kelcat (talk) 22:08, February 5, 2014 (UTC)
You feel cheated because a bug didn't happen? :) Can you say what version of the game you have, LynOfSacae? -Sophia (talk) 22:39, February 5, 2014 (UTC)
My PS3 says I have version 1.01 for Origins. I assume that's the version for Awakening too, because I don't see a separate game data file for it. LynOfSacae (talk) 16:40, February 16, 2014 (UTC)

Anora in Dragon Age II Edit

I think that trivia about Mika Simmons recording lines for Dragon Age II should be removed. The only provided source is the IMDb listing and IMDb credits, despite being pre-moderated, are not a reliable source and are known to sometimes include incorrect information. Another thing is that unlike other cut content, there is no indication of possible Anora's role in the game files. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 09:10, June 18, 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   10:59, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
I agree. We don't know she recorded lines, and we don't know that they were cut. Seems to be just speculation to me. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 11:02, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
If it's not true then it would have been removed off her IMDb, that website is monitored like this one for fake information. But whatever, if it's such an issue then remove it. It's pretty clear it's true but oh well... People will just keep crying about it if it stays. Most likely the reason it's not even in the game files is cos it didn't even make it that far in the development. Xsari (talk) 20:35, June 18, 2014 (UTC)

Love interest category Edit

Reasons why I reverted the edit about removing love interest category:

  • Sebastian has a chaste relationship with Hawke (even though he can even potentially marry Hawke) and he's accounted for as a love interest, because regardless if there's on-screen kiss or love-making or not, it's still a relationship/marriage.
  • If prostitutes and flings (such as Kaitlyn, Bella, Cammen, Gheyna and so on) count as love interests, I think someone you can marry would definitely be among them. First and foremost the marriage is a political move, I can see that, but the way it's described in the game leaves room for those who actually marry her because they like her, as it never mentions wether they were romantically involved with each other as well or had a completely loveless relationship. The marriage is still there, and there's a possibility (thanks to the roleplaying aspects of this game) that there is love in their marriage eventually.
  • I also reverted it, because while this is settled, I think it should stay how it was originally. --Margerard 17:54, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
I agree. We shouldn't restrict romantic interaction to on-screen physical intimacy. A marriage is clearly a romantic relationship, despite us not seeing any direct displays of affection. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   17:57, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Hmm. Alright, my apologies. Just sounds tragic when you see how attractive she is though.--Mike Gilbert 18:01, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
I strongly disagree. Anora isn't a love interest, there isn't any opportunity in Origins to treat her as a love interest. Marriage is not "clearly" a romantic relationship, not for example when it's political - which it is with Anora.
For the record, I also disagree at whores (such as Kaitlyn, Bella, Cammen, Gheyna and so on) being categorised 'love interests' - they're not. They're whores. They have sex with you; that's it. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 19:10, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
I agree with Alexsau1991 on both points. – mostlyautumntalkcontribs • 19:25, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Uh, technically the people you mentioned are flings and flirts or whatever, not prostitutes. I do agree on Anora, though.--Mike Gilbert 19:33, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
I agree with Alexsau, I don't think any of these characters, including Anora, should have this category, and I don't know why they were added. I think it should be reserved for characters who you can actually have a fully-scripted romance with in the game (which would include Sebastian), otherwise it's too confusing. --Kelcat (talk) 20:52, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

On prostitutes and flings I do agree that they wouldn't really count as love interests to me either, but I think a marriage is stronger than those, regardless of wether it was a political move or not. And as KC said it well, "no need to restrict romantic interaction to on-screen physical intimacy". --Margerard 20:46, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Has there been a vote on this?--Mike Gilbert 21:26, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Not sure, but maybe it would be good to have one, considering there's a great disagreement regarding what should belong to the "love interests" category. --Margerard 21:30, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Then how about we do it here or on a forum?--Mike Gilbert 21:34, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Might be best to start the conversation on the category talk page. [[Category:Love interests]] --Kelcat (talk) 21:58, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Accidentally done by both me and Mike. Whichever section will have the votes collected should be good. --Margerard 22:20, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Requirement Edit

What is requierd to be able to tie the knot with Anora? What I mean to say is; is she race or class gated? For example could a male Elf Warden or a male Dwarven Noble tie the knot with her? What are the restrictions?

Sorry the above text is mine I forgot to sighn it.(12.94.131.110 (talk) 17:01, July 29, 2014 (UTC))

I ment mine I forgot to sighn in as well lol.(Darion Cousland (talk) 17:03, July 29, 2014 (UTC))

If I'm not mistaken, Anora has the same requirements for a marriage as Alistair. It has to be a human noble. --Margerard 17:06, July 29, 2014 (UTC)

Mac Tir Edit

It is stated in the Keep that it was one Anora Mac Tir that married the Warden, so therefore I propose a name change as she obviously kept the name as evidenced here. User signature henioo henioo (da talk page) 18:46, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

I agree. --Margerard 18:53, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

Is there any example of "Anora Therin" being used in any Dragon Age medium that might contradict the use of "Anora Mac Tir" in the Keep? Because use of her premarital name is not evidence that she returned to her maiden name (it is infact very common for Queen consorts to be known by their maiden name - Anne Boleyn, for example, or 'Kate Middleton' for a more recent example). Because it isn't clear, I'm going to say Nope no, and support remaining with the neutral 'Anora'. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 20:22, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

I'd prefer it stay neutral in order to reduce confusion. I could swear I've seen the name Anora Theirin used somewhere canonically, but I'm not sure where. Either way, keeping it just as her first name seems the easiest and least contentious option. --Kelcat Talk 20:33, October 30, 2014 (UTC)
My reason to agree was that because I've never seen her named as Theirin anywhere ever (not even vaguely remembering it), and in the Keep regardless who's marrying Anora, Alistair or the Warden, she's referred to as Mac Tir anyway. I guess I do see why neutral would work better, though. --Margerard 20:43, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

I'm against it! Anora could be a Theirin, either by keeping Cailan's name or accepting Alistair's. She may go back to Mac Tir if she rules alone, or she may not. She might also be considered a Cousland in a playthrough where the male human noble becomes king. I say just leave it as "Anora". Believe it! (talk) 21:26, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

Yes Since BW said name is Anora Mac Tir (to allow newcomers from the Keep know who Anora Mac Tir is) name should be changed.--DaveManiac3 21:39, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

Yes I support Henio0's proposal. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   22:12, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

Nope Whoa guys, the same section of the Keep also calls her Mac Tir if she marries Alistair, even though he has the same last name as Cailan thus allowing her to keep the last name as well. Plus, the description calls Loghain a "Teyrn" even though he lost that title by then. Just because it lists her maiden name isn't proof that she's still called that at present. Besides, Keep is full of storyline errors. The article should be neutral. Believe it! (talk) 04:10, October 31, 2014 (UTC)

... *realizes he just stomped on his own argument about the Keep proving that the Cousland became king* Doh! >_< Believe it! (talk) 04:14, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
I second this point. The various other plot inaccuracies that can be found in the Keep really make the argument that this is 'proof' even more tenuous. Alexsau1991 (talk page) 22:00, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
That is a good point. They also misspelled teyrn as teryn, which I believe was an early term used - it is also present in the Prima guide to Origins. It must've come from someone at BW who doesn't know their own lore. Anyway, I change my vote to Nope, but we should also remove the "Theirin" from the page opening sentence. Should we go with Mac Tir in there, though? User signature henioo henioo (da talk page) 08:52, November 1, 2014 (UTC)
I think having her maiden name in the article's body text is fine, especially at the beginning of the text. I just think "Anora" is perfect as the title of the article. Later parts of the article clearly state that she can marry Alistair or the Cousland. So it's all good. Believe it! (talk) 19:22, November 1, 2014 (UTC)

Edit war Edit

Let's bring this to the talk page instead of insulting each other in the article summaries.

Anora is always referred to in the games as "Queen", never "Queen Consort" so I believe that's what it should be. Her being queen also isn't "determinant" because she is canonically queen at the beginning of Origins no matter what choices you make at the end of the game. Please discuss if you disagree. --Kelcat Talk 18:29, June 17, 2016 (UTC)

(Not sure if 3rd party opinions are wanted in this discussion, and I do apologize if this is out of line.) Which is the correct terminology is very muddy, IMO. While Anora is, as Kelcat indicates, never referenced as 'Queen Consort', she only holds the title of Queen because of her 'consort' relationship with Cailan... were her claim one of 'by right', rather than 'by marriage' then there would have been no regency declared upon Cailan's death nor any reason to call a Landsmeet to decide the issue of succession. And then there is the small issue of no evidence of the term 'Queen Consort' even being used in Ferelden (as in the equivalent circumstance of Cousland marrying Alistair, the canon terminology is, I believe, 'Princess-Consort'. - Theskymoves (talk) 21:28, June 17, 2016 (UTC)
All opinions are welcome! The more people we have discussing, the easier it is to come to consensus and resolve issues Smiley --Kelcat Talk 21:37, June 17, 2016 (UTC)
Unless the game explicitly refers to her as a consort, which I don't recall it doing there's nothing to back it up. I doubt Loghain would have even settled with her being a consort anyway. Riley Heligo The Forgotten Sinner 09:39, June 18, 2016 (UTC)
I must also go with the "the game never calls her that" argument here. Since Ferelden is an entirely fictional kingdom, transferring real world concepts of nobility and royalty titles onto it without canon sources to explicitly back it up would amount to conjecture, which, as far as I know, is not allowed by this wiki's rules. --Koveras Alvane (talk) 09:21, June 19, 2016 (UTC)
Anora is never called -consort, so why would we use it here? She's always a queen. It doesn't look like Fereldan politics match any real country. For example, why would Sophia Dryden be a candidate to become queen? Because obviously any one who wins the vote of the Landsmeet can become royal. Besides, why should we use the real world English royalty as source? Why not use Polish, for example, where the proper title of a queen is in fact "king", unless she is "just" the bride of the male king, then she is actually queen. User signature henioo henioo (da talk page) 17:28, June 19, 2016 (UTC)
I fully agree with that.Asherinka (talk) 15:05, June 20, 2016 (UTC)
I believe the convention has always been just Queen since that is the only title she is referred to holding in universe. I don't know where this consort thing came from but I can't see any reason to change it from just Queen

-Seekers of Truth heraldryHD3 (Talk) 19:45, June 20, 2016 (UTC)