That's right, the Elf character Tallis who Felicia will play in the live-action web-series Dragon Age: Redemption will be joining Hawke and friends in a new DLC
The Jewel we’re after is called the Heart of the Many. The Heart is in a vault behind who knows what kind of traps, protected by a private army of Orlesian chevaliers, all inside a fortress that was designed to be impregnable. And let’s not forget, surrounded by monster. – Tallis
- “It’s a bit longer than Legacy”
- “(Tallis) is only in the party for the duration of Mark of the Assassin”
- Hawke will be invited to Chateau Hane (?), the manor of an Orlesian Duke who is currently in possession of the Heart of Many. Hawke and Tallis will be trying to relieve him of it. Also, upon arrival at the Chateau, it looks like you’ll be fighting the new monster added to MotA, a wyvern.
- Tallis has a unique fighting style where, depending on her range, she’ll alternate between melee attacks and throwing attacks. Laidlaw said she’ll also have access to a full array of rogue skills and her base weapon skill is two-hand, not archer.
- “We want to make sure there’s more ways to resolve conflict without fighting … being able to sneak around a bunch of guards is classic rogue gameplay.” Separate sections of the DLC may allow you to either fight your way through or find alternate paths to success. Laidlaw said XP gain may not be exactly the same but the rewards will be comparable. BioWare will also be looking for feedback on how players like the new sections.
- On wyverns – “They’re related to dragons, they fight over the same territories, they don’t fly. … You do get teh chance to fight them, more than one.”
- On the amount of environments in the DLC: “Probably you hit five or six big thematic sequences … some of the spaces you encounter are really quite big as well.”
- When asked about which companions might be best to bring along for extra banter or insight, he suggested that characters with connections to Orlais or the Qunari will probably get more out of it than others. That of course would suggest that Aveline (father was a chevalier) and Isabela (her big to-do with the Qunari) will probably be best.
- “Both of the DLCs are taking a lot of notes from the overall DA2 feedback.”
- About whether we’ll learn more about the Qunari: “You do, you learn some stuff about … some elements of how their society is shaped up.”
- On whether companions will be flirty with Tallis: “I will say characters are flirty with Tallis.”