Finish one Hawke, start another!
I decided to reroll my Maebry Hawke. I’ve had two other Maebrys in the past (ME - Soldier and swtor Jedi Knight) and both of them have dark skin. So when I found a mod with better skin tones, I decided a new Maebry needed to be born. And since she had been a warrior in other games, I decided to make her a warrior in this game.
She’ll friendmance Fenris. And that’s all I know so far.
So apparently this week is art week at chez Hippo’s! sketchingsparrow recently opened up lined drawing commissions, and I grabbed the chance to have Anelle, my Dragon Age: Origins Warden drawn.
I love her expression! I really need to work through my canon playthrough for her. Too many games to play. Not enough time!
Summary: The evolution of a Shepard, one letter at a time. A Sonya Shepard Alphabet Story.
Notes: For the wonderful theherocomplex. Also, I’m sorry for the delay! We’re trying to post these every other Wednesday, but personal stuff and um, Dragon Age, held this up. Next one will be on time! :)
December 2163 - Inland Empire, California, The United North American States
“What are you doing here?”
Shepard looked up from the school desk where she sat, trying not to look guilty. She didn’t recognized the teacher. Understandable, since she had only been transferred to this school two weeks ago. She was so sick of being moved from one foster care facility to the next. She got it. She really did. Too old, too damaged, no one wanted her, not when most parents hoped for blank slates, newborns or toddlers, whose names they could change and whose personalities they could mold. But couldn’t they at least let her stay in one facility for more than a couple of months at a time?
Clutching her datapad tightly to her chest, she said, “Just my homework.” The one thing this school had going for them was the college-level math program. While her classmates learned fractions and geometry, Shepard worked on pre-calculus.
She loved math. Not just because it came easily to her, which is did. But math made sense. Numbers wouldn’t, no, they couldn’t, lie to her. She understood numbers far better than her classmates. More importantly, she knew math would be her ticket to freedom some day. Good enough scores could lead her to college, maybe even with a scholarship. She’d find a place for herself and wouldn’t have to move around every couple of months.
“Unless you’re here for an after school activity, you can’t be here,” the teacher, a older man with thinning grey hair, said.
“My mom’s running late.” The lie came easily. She hated lying. Her granddad told her over and over again when he was alive that she should never, ever, lie. But Shepard knew sometimes it had to happen. Now the teacher wouldn’t wonder why she sat in an empty classroom by herself.
“Wait out front,” the teacher ordered, sounding bored. “It’s not cold out.”
So it dawned on me that I never actually have posted any pictures of my mage Hawke. I don’t even think you guys know her name.
Introducing Wynneth Hawke.
She’s a elemental and force mage. I purposely wanted her to be sort of plain looking, except of course now I think she’s gorgeous.
Still digesting the ending from last night. Pie did help. And now I’m trying to keep myself from trying to read ALL the Dragon Age fanfic in one day.
Okay so I totally expected a fight with Meredith. But not bat shit crazy because of lyrium Meredith. Those statues are creeping me out. Feels like they’re never going to end.
And Cullen is kind of awesome here. Go Cullen!
— Anders, Dragon Age 2
In which Hippo finally understand why everyone always says ‘Dammnit Anders’ and wants to cry.