What if the fade being ripped open in da:i has nothing to do with templars and mages but everything to do with those weird side quests in da:o like activating the places of power and watch guard of the reaching and summoning sciences
I mean the warden did a bunch of weird shit in da:o without fully understanding what any of it does
I know! That always pissed me off
Message: “Go here and smear blood in a pentagon why? No reason”
Warden: “good enough for me!”
inquisitor: and how much did you do this for?
warden: one whole sovereign
inquisitor: *quietly fuming*
warden: there was also that one time i dug up the scrolls of banaster for some blood mages i never met
inquisitor: you did what
warden: that was for a whole five sovereigns
hawke: this one time i killed this really really old darkspawn that thought he was a tevinter magister
hawke: yeah but i’m pretty sure he hopped into the body of this old tainted dude
inquisitor: *facepalms for all eternity*
hawke: i might’ve also killed an orlesian noble
inquisitor: *kill me now pls*
Warden: What, like you never had some creepy ancient mage with questionable ethics work on some unknown experiments that mess with the Fade and demons?
Hawke: What, like you never just casually unleashed two ancient horrors?
Inquisitor: WHY ARE YOU HEROES YOU IDIOTS?