I finished my Alim Surana runthrough today -- Origins, Awakening, Witch Hunt. It was fairly enjoyable overall, although I feel bad for Alim, because I didn't leave him in the best place, emotionally. I worked through some of those demons with a quick fic fix, which is so far only on Tumblr; I expect I'll clean it up for proper posting here and on AO3 later.
So, what next? Not Amell, not yet; I just played a mage, and I wasn't all that crazy about doing so. I plan to play one eventually for the DA2 import, but not this time. I can't tell you why Tabris isn't particularly speaking to me right now, but it's not, and so that leaves me with Mahariel or Brosca.
Brosca: The dwarves are my favorites, and I’m really excited by the idea of experiencing the Orzammar quest line from the other side. But it wouldn’t really gain me any new content for DA2, unless I betray Alistair at the Landsmeet, and I’m not sure my heart can take doing that again.
Mahariel: I’m so curious about the effects of having a Dalish Warden on DA2. On the other hand, I just played an elf, and this is the origin with the least connection to the Origins plot line.
So basically, I feel like I’m having to decide between playing the DA:O game that I most want to play, or setting up for the DA2 game I most want to play. In either case, I think I’d be playing a Chaotic Good Warden, which is something new and exciting, and a style I think both origins would lend themselves to.
Thoughts, opinions, advice? Thanks!
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