During the Blight Leliana travelled with the Grey Wardens as a companion. After the defeat of the arch demon she returned with Aedan to Lothering to assist in rebuilding efforts. She considered rejoining the Chantry at this time, but her feet itched and her eyes were forever looking toward the horizon. She decided instead to travel to Val Royeaux, but once again, she did not find what she sought. With Marjolaine dead and her coterie scattered, Leliana felt like a foreigner in Orlais. She did not find fulfillment in the simple life of a traveling minstrel and so sought further adventure. She returned to life as a bard, albeit a reluctant one. After two contracts went awry, she returned to Ferelden, seeking out her former companions and a new purpose. Unfortunately, her past still haunts her.
Dragon 33 sees the minstrel more settled than she has been for a while. She splits her time between Denerim and Amaranthine, performing services for the King and the Grey Wardens.
Leliana of Warden's VigilEdit
Leliana as she is played in the Warden's Vigil community.
- Leliana is 30 years old and remains resolutely single. She has few true friends and holds them very close. She is outwardly friendly to most, however, and is very approachable. She believes in love, but perhaps only the kind found in stories. The real world has taught her that risking your heart rarely leads to lasting happiness.
- She has very little tolerance for alcohol and rarely indulges. She does have a fondness for sweet treats and has a particular preference for the fruit tarts from Josephine’s Bakery, in the Market District of Denerim.
- Leliana carries Marjolaine’s Recurve and a pair of silverite daggers. While she is proficient in both, her true skill lies with the bow and her unique set of talents as a bard.
- Singing, playing her harp, and dancing remain some of Leliana’s greatest pleasures and she will indulge in these activities when she is happy, and can easily call upon them when playing a part. Leliana loves to tell stories and will ask for one in exchange if she can.
- Though considered frivolous by some, Leliana maintains a keen mind and observes all around her. She has a good sense of humour and enjoys playing tricks. She has in incurable fondness for pretty things which has gotten her and her fingers in to trouble more than once.
Additional Skills (Learned via RP):
- Shattering Shot - Taught by Ser Rhiannon
- Master Stealth - Taught by Zevran
Allies and EnemiesEdit
King Alistair Theirin (NPC)Edit
Leliana staunchly supported Alistair’s bid for the throne and remains loyal to the King of Ferelden. She enjoyed his company during their travels and loved to tell him wicked stories in order to see him blush. She also likes to tease him in a good natured manner. Leliana considers him a good friend and would do all in her power to protect his position and person.
Leliana and Aedan maintained a friendship of sorts throughout the Blight, though she wonders if it was more the sort of bond that arises between people thrown together for a single purpose. After the defeat of the archdemon they traveled to Lothering together, but soon went their separate ways. When Leliana returned to Ferelden she sought to renew the friendship. The former companions discovered this was easier said than done and remain somewhat estranged.
Leliana counts Zevran as her closest friend from amongst the former Companions -- though the Antivan rogue may deny such a bond exists. The two rogues kept company during the Blight, comparing talents and skills while dancing about the knowledge of each other’s darker pasts. They share a sense of humour, though the bard tries to maintain a more ladylike aspect than the assassin. Zevran is one of the few people in Thedas that Leliana trusts. She is not fool enough to think he might never betray her, but knows he is probably cocky enough to give her fair warning first. Zevran recently returned to Ferelden with the news the Crows had a contract out for her life. He offered her his aid and Leliana accepted.
Leliana had never before entertained the notion of taking on a student. In Linette she found a willing pupil, however. Over the course of several months, she taught the young rogue some of the lessons Marjolaine passed on to her.
Nicolette O'Hara After traveling with the other minstrel for a short while, Leliana considers Nicolette a friend. She is careful to keep Nicolette at a close distance, however. The other woman is not privy to any of Leliana's secrets. Their friendship is based on a mutual love of music, story telling and mischief.
Leliana is very fond of the young knight and is always happy to while away an afternoon talking about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And dragons.
Rogue Chevalier. Now deceased.
Plots and Threads Involving LelianaEdit
Informational post about the entire Tevinter Orb plotline involving many characters in Warden's Vigil.
Stories of the PastEdit
Red Robin Leliana meets a mysterious bard who decides to help her.
And So We Meet Again Leliana and Corentin meet again, this time during the day
The Best Laid Plans* A job goes awry and Leliana and Corentin combine their talents to salvage what they can
An Alliance of Necessity Marjolaine and Elaine Arceneau join ally for an important contract and Leliana finds herself working alongside a former rival, Alexandre
Possibilities Leliana’s hand slips into Fergus’ pocket and comes out with an invitation to the Masquerade Ball
What Not To Wear Leliana and Fergus’ companion, Rae, choose dresses for the ball
Paper Faces On Parade Leliana surprises Alistair at the ball
Silver Laurel and Unadorned Steel Leliana is reunited with Aedan at the ball
The Cool Corner Leliana chats with a qunari and tempts him to dance
May I Have This Dance? Leliana dances with Jeremie Du Montilier
Crossing Town Upon an invitation from Alistair, Leliana relocates to the palace
Crossing Town II Leliana and Julian are targeted by a pickpocket
Property Leliana confronts the pickpocket, Oriphiel
My Kingdom for a Horse Jeremie and Leliana take a ride through Denerim
La Merveilleuse Visite Leliana and Jeremie visit the chantry
Fed Up The cake is not a lie
As the Crow Flies Diago and Leliana exchange stories
Seeking Solace Leliana, Alistair and Aedan all seek solace in the palace gardens
Sharing Stories Aedan confesses Grey Warden secrets to Leliana
Afternoon Ride Leliana and Jeremie ride north of Denerim for a picnic
The Art of Archery Leliana teaches Oriphiel how to use a bow
Wine, Women and Song Leliana and Oriphiel enjoy some music at the Gnawed Noble and meet Kaytaryn and Diana
The Archer’s Paradox Leliana, Kayt and Diana hunt outside the city
In her Rooms Zevran pays Leliana a surprise visit
Some other beginning Leliana and Aedan say goodbye
Reunited and it Feels So… Zevran and Leliana seek out Diago
It's a Rogue Off! A MF*ing Rogue Off! Zevran and Leliana tease Diago
A Noble Appeal (Letter) Leliana ‘finds’ a letter from Teagan and replies to it
Retail Therapy Leliana takes Kayt shopping
Thou Shalt Not Steal Leliana and Zevran steal a couple of shiny objects
Drawing Conclusions Leliana sits for a portrait
A Bun in the Oven Leliana attempts to comfort a guest of the king
Friends May Come and Go A letter arrives from Val Royeaux
Bann About Town Leliana meets up with Teagan to exchange gossip
I love the Smell of Fear in the Morning Leliana is poisoned by a fruit tart
Holiday in Orlais (Letter) A letter to Alistair explaining Leliana’s hasty departure from Denerim
Faking Fakers that Fake The companions arrive in Highever
Heartless Diago has a broken nose. Leliana suggests poetry
Songs for Satinalia Leliana plays the minstrel
Highever Holiday Leliana and Ser Rhiannon enjoy the festival
Chemicals Between Us Leliana and Zevran bump into Aedan and Jenna in the marketplace
Sausage Brings New Friends Together Leliana and Linette discuss sausage (not really)
Riddle Me This Traian catches up with the Companions in Highever
Shiny Happy People Leliana and Ser Rhiannon spend time together
A Shoe in the Right Direction Jenna thanks Leliana for the gift of shoes, sort of
Good People Leliana and Andy meet on the beach
Away We Go Traian attempts to draw Leliana into a trap
Leeway Leliana and Diago drink a bit much
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Leliana and Zevran reaffirm their friendship
Above Board Leliana and Jeremie talk about what happened in the Dales
Ruby Slippers Leliana finds Zevran has left her a gift
First Steps Leliana and Nicolette play together at the Resting Laurels
You Tell me Yours Leliana and Linette renew their acquaintance
Wounded Ducks and Nightingales Leliana meets Evelyn Kincade
Once Upon a Time Leliana teaches Linette how to use her voice (Bard Spec thread, 3/3)
I Do Like to Be by the Seaside Leliana and Nicolette discuss philosphy
Sneaking Kings Who Sneak Alistair isn’t as sneaky as he thinks he is
Disquiet Leliana gives Aedan the Tevinter Orb
On the Docks Leliana meets Beacher of Alamar
A Little of This, A Little of That Leliana discovers Sadie’s Sundries
In the Neighbourhood Leliana asks Lyall a few pertinent questions
All and Sundry Leliana picks up her new dress and meets Raiziv and Siali
Karaoke Night Leliana and Kayt head out for the evening
Redheads Have More Fun Leliana and Oghren make plans to undertake a mission to the Deep Roads
Sodding Shoe Leather Express Something happened on the way to Amaranthine
Ghost Leliana and Oghren come across Zevran in Amaranthine
A Friend in Need Leliana sneaks into Zevran’s room
Birds of a Feather Rodrigo is recruited to the Deep Roads quest
Not Strong Enough Leliana finds Ser Cullen in the midst of a conflict of interest
Trouble with Lichen Aeso is recruited to the Deep Roads quest
Bathing William (Fiagai) and Lyall do not appreciate Leliana and Zevran’s sense humour
The Ice is Lovely Leliana and Lyall discuss their companions
The Shape of Things Leliana and Aeso conduct research in the Dwarven Shaperate
Deep Stalkers The Deep Roads quest
False Pretenses William has questions
From This Sodding Moment Forth... It’s a Joining!
Sodding Worries Oghren needs a friend
Duck and Cover Leliana plays a game with Blythe
Soothe Me with Stories Nicolette has something to share
New Places, New Faces Nicolette and Leliana entertain a young traveler
Simple Religions A philosophical discussion
A Change of Plans Alistair has a mission for Leliana
A Bird in the Hand Leliana finds Goldana’s children
A Fairy Story Leliana meets Marius and Adara
A Clearer Light
Time to Waste