- “Freedom was no boon. I look on you now and I think you received the better end of the bargain.”
Hadriana reveals to Fenris that he has a sister and offers more detailed information in exchange for her life. Fenris, whose memories of his pre-slave life have been erased by Danarius, accepts the deal but kills Hadriana anyway. He is told that his sister, Varania, is still in Tevinter and serves at the court of Magister Ahriman in Qarinus. When Fenris asks if she is a slave, Hadriana denies that and tells him Varania is a servant. Unbeknown to Fenris, she is also a mage trying to be taken into apprenticeship with one of the Tevinter Magisters. Varania and Fenris grew up together in Tevinter, however Fenris does not remember.
- Having been emancipated from slavery, Varania would be a member of Tevinter's 'Liberati' social class