Dragon Age: Uprising
The Champion of Kirkwall
It all began in Kirkwall: the fall of Knight-Commander Meredith and the Quanari uprising. And of course the Chantry’s destruction and the onset of mage rebellion. One person always stood amidst the swirling chaos: Silas Hawke, the Champion of Kirkwall. The Hawke family fled Lothering, refugees from the darkspawn blight. As a mage with a family legacy of magic on both sides, Hawke naturally became involved in the events that ultimately led to the mage rebellion. He suffered a great cost: losing his sister, Bethany, during their escape from Ferelden to the Free Marches, his brother Carver to the Grey Wardens, and finally his sweet mother to the perversions of twisted mages hiding in the dark corners of Kirkwall. With his allies he defeated the Quanari occupation. Kirkwall’s problems were grave, after the death of Viscount Dumar, Knight-Commander Meredith took power and blocked all attempts to appoint a new viscount. Under Meredith’s command, the Templars tightened their grip on the mages, planning to suppress what Meredith saw as a growing rebellion. Anders, a close friend of the Champion, saw the time for negotiation was past. He destroyed Kirkwall’s chantry, killing hundreds-including Grand Cleric Elthina. This single act began a rebellion that spread from Circle to Circle-until all Circle of Magi had risen up in defiance against the Chantry’s rule. First Enchanter Orsino refused to bend to the Templars, Knight-Commander Meredith demanded that every mage in Kirkwall be put to the sword. Hawke sided with the mages. In the end, however, Hawke was forced to strike down both Orsino and Knight-Commander Meredith, who both betrayed their values and resorted to blood magic and red lyrium. Little is known of the Champion since that final battle. However, songs and rumors tell us that there is a chance he wanders Thedas, shouldering what lies ahead with his beloved Fenris.