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I read The Masked Empire, and I know where his name comes from and everything, but I also know that the word for slow is "felas" and arrow is "assan". Why isn't his name "Felasassan", then? I realize that this would obviously sound more ridiculous, but wouldn't that be correct? Or is it just a diminutive, like how the name "Julian" means "youth" because it is derived from the Latin "juvenis", meaning youth? So that it sounds similar and therefore has the same meaning even though it's not exactly the same. I'm probably reading too much into this and you all probably have no idea what the answer is, but what the hell, why not ask anyway? StillAlive (talk) 03:01, December 4, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
One of the things that bugged me a lot in DAII was the whole blood magic concept. If you do blood magic, you are interacting with demons, turn into an abomination, and go insane (aside from Hawke). In DA:O this wasn't the case. Jowan, although not the brightest bulb in the box, was clearly sane. He didn't turn into an abomination, and he had control over his thoughts. I don't recall there being a connection between blood magic and demons, either. If you used blood magic, you didn't have more of a chance of becoming an abomination. The Tranquil became abominations in that one scene where an abomination (or possibly a demon, I can't quite remember) was turning them in to abominations. Yes, mages aren't the only ones that can turn into abom…Read more >