Oh jesus lol. Since I haven’t been writing for a while, I’ll answer for all my Inquisitors.
Anne Trevelyan: Anne’s happiest memory is of her 16th birthday. Her parents threw a lavish ball, so they could present her to the nobility. She wore a beautiful gown made of silk; in dark green with golden roses embroidered on her skirts and bodice, her sleeves trimmed with lace. Of all the things that happened that night, it is the dress she remembers most, as she always tended to dress in simple garments. That was also the night that she danced with a young man named Felix. He doted upon her the entire night, giving her a very chaste kiss before departing. This was one of the few times she ever felt like a proper lady instead of Lord Trevelyan’s oddball of a daughter.
Calista Lavellen: Calista’s happiest memory takes place when she was 15 years old. After many years of study under the clan’s First, she had mastered the primal school of magic. For the first time, she felt powerful and knew that life as a dalish elf wouldn’t be like it was in the city. No human could ever hurt her or anyone she loved ever again.
Sonja Cadash: Sonja’s happiest memories are from when she used to run around with an elven girl named Adrianne. The two of them would get into all sorts of trouble and Adrianne brought out the lighthearted girl underneath the mask of the Carta Princess. She was Sonja’s first love and Sonja often thinks about her.
Anne Trevelyan: Anne was married off at the age of 21 to a wealthy man twice her age. He turned out to be a monster, and after a few years of marriage she had enough. Around this time, news of the fate of Kirkwall’s chantry reached her and Anne saw that as a sign to leave and join the Order, to try and head things off before they got worse. During her time in the Order, she saw Templars committing atrocities against the mages that were caught, causing her to question wether or not they were driven by the same desire to set things right or mere vengeance. When the Order split from the Chantry, Anne left and returned home. A few months after her arrival, her father commanded her to attend the peace summit and, being the dutiful daughter she is, she obeyed and hoped that this would bring about an end to this war.
Calista Lavellen: Calista ran into some trouble with a mercenary captain while hanging around in a Tavern when the clan camped close to a human settlement. The captain caught her trying to steal his coin purse and beat her, slashing her face with his dagger in the process. When she arrived back at camp, bruised and bleeding, the First healed her and gave her a sleeping drought. While the camp slept, he went to wreak vengeance down upon the man who hurt her. Unfortunately, he had friends. The mercenary band fell upon the clan in full force, killing women and children and setting fire to everything; even killing the Halla. By the time it was over, a great many Dalish lay dead including the clan’s Keeper. After burying their fallen, the new Keeper led what was left of the clan to the Free Marches, away from any humans. As the only mage, Calista was raised to the position of First, despite objection. Due to the clan’s open hostility against her, she kept to herself for the next few years. When news of the conclave reached the Keeper, he asked Calista to spy for the clan and she readily accepted, thankful to get away.
Sonja Cadash: A month before the Conclave, Sonja ran into some trouble. Her lover, a thief named Adrianne, was caught trying to steal from one of the Cadash family’s many safe houses where they kept their lyrium. Upon realizing her mistake, she mentioned that she was a friend of Sonja’s and that it was all a misunderstanding. Sonja was awoken in the middle of the night and summoned to her uncle’s chambers, where she found a beaten and bloody Adrianne on her knees in front of her uncle who held a dagger to her throat. When asked if she knew Adrianne, she ignored the instinct to lie and instead told him everything with hopes that he cared enough about her to spare the girl she loved. Of course, she was wrong. He accused her of aiding Adrianne and told her to kill the girl and prove her loyalty. Sonja refused, and begged for Adrianne’s life but her pleas fell on deaf ears. He slit Adrianne’s throat and told his guards to toss Sonja in the cells beneath the manor. For a month she was left alone in the dark with only the rats for company since the man who gave her her meals never spoke. When she was taken from her cell, she assumed they were finally going to kill her. Instead, her uncle gave her a job: Spy on the Conclave and bring back information. Do this and she could be part of the family again. She accepted, with every intention of never coming back.
Anne Trevelyan: Anne has always done her duty. First as a daughter, then a wife and now as the leader of the Inquisition. Her duty must always come first, even if she wishes otherwise.
Calista Lavellen: Calista doesn’t have much of a personal philosophy, she has always lived in the moment, ruled by her emotions. Yet, one of the things she is passionate about above all else is the plight of her fellow elves, putting it above even that of the mages.
Sonja Cadash: Sonja’s philosophy is a simple one; Live for today. Her life has always been one of uncertainty, one wrong move and everything could end. Even more so, now that there’s a giant hole in the sky spewing demons.
Anne Trevelyan: Anne harbors an extreme distrust of mages. She has always seen magic as a danger but now it has caused the world to go mad. While she knows that there are good mages, she is not likely to show mercy to any apostates she finds; especially those dealing in the forbidden. She just cannot afford to take the risk with things the way they are.
Calista Lavellen: Calista despises the Chantry. They have murdered and oppressed both mages and elves with impunity for too long and rule the commons with fear and propaganda. She would like nothing more than to wipe them off the face of Thedas.
Sonja Cadash: Sonja has an issue with legal authority in general, but outside of that she doesn’t have any issues with the big players in the world. She feels the the Chantry- faithful all have giant sticks up their ass, but that’s about it.
Anne Trevelyan: Anne believes that the Maker guides his children in all things, which is one of the reasons she takes to being the inquisitor so easily. It is no coincidence that she survived when thousands did not.
Calista Lavellen: Calista is iffy on the idea of destiny. Too many painful things have happened in her life for her to believe that it’s all the plan of some higher power. It is easier to think of these things as random, yet sometimes she is uncertain.
Sonja Cadash: Life is random, shit happens. If you’re int the wrong place, sometimes really fucked up shit happens. Case in point *points at giant hole in the sky*