Despite having no contact with the Circle of Magi or any Dalish tutors (though he has had contact with clans during his travels), Solas taught himself how to master his magical abilities. , At the end of the Trespasser trailer Solas narrates, saying, "So. He spends much of his time dreaming in ancient ruins and learning all there is to learn about what lies beyond the Veil, a metaphysical barrier which normally prevents direct physical access between the physical Thedas and the Fade. He imprisoned the elf gods. Solas is encountered at the beginning of the game, fighting demons alongside Varric Tethras and a few Inquisition personnel. The Inquisitor and Solas will share an intimate moment with one another after the player rejects or accepts the removal of the vallaslin.  Though he has made attempts to reach out to others -- notably Dalish elves, towards whom he is skeptical -- to teach them what he has learned of the Fade, he has frequently been derided by both enemies and allies as a liar and a madman.
", Analyzing the sixty-second trailer for the upcoming fourth installment of the Dragon Age series released in December 2018, Kat Brewster from IGN said "...In true BioWare trickery, The Dread Wolf had been hiding in tapestries and lore all since Origins". He worries that if the orb's origin were to be revealed, it may have negative consequences for his people. I applaud the writers of Inquisition for their effort, and I thank them for writing a scene where I can punch Solas in the face. His Regret Summoned A Demon In Skyhold, Post-Inquisition. Trespasser, the final DLC pack released for Inquisition, provides further insight into his backstory and motives, as well as his involvement in the current world state of Thedas.
There was at one point a planned "Quest for Solas" epilogue for. It's three-armed and multi-eyed and looks like a wolf that has absorbed a dragon. He also reveals that he was the one who gave Corypheus the Orb of Destruction, or rather that his agents left the foci where the Venatori would find it and return it. Rasaan arrives soon after, looking for Solas' true name. the destruction of the Inquisition's base, https://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/483716005953146880, https://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/483732995761664000, https://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/483732132645191680, "Okay it's confirmed Solas removes the arm for you", https://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/642172458624241664, http://bsn.boards.net/thread/15233/new-comic-dragon-age-deception?page=17, https://www.androidauthority.com/dragon-age-4-1152438/?ocid=uxbndlbing, https://twitter.com/VGS_640/status/606260553632223232, https://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/646891965045448708, https://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/606987970747367425, https://twitter.com/renmiri1/status/652552721669750784, https://web.archive.org/web/20151105065606/http://forum.bioware.com/topic/476525-cole-asunder-what-kind-of-spoiler/?bioware=1, https://twitter.com/BioMaryKirby/status/447574395393814530, https://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/484744534903906304, https://twitter.com/VGS_640/status/606259758723514369, https://twitter.com/VGS_640/status/606258926942744576, https://twitter.com/VGS_640/status/606272457834561536, https://twitter.com/VGS_640/status/596747339852689409, https://twitter.com/VGS_640/status/606262512317693952, https://dragonage.fandom.com/wiki/Solas?oldid=878791, "Spirits wish to join the living, and a demon is that wish gone wrong. According to Patrick Weekes, writing a character with hidden depths like Solas provided a great deal of both difficulty and opportunity.  Alison Stalberg from TheGamer.com rated Solas highly for his intellect, saying "Not only did he outsmart all the characters, he created the Fade. Inquisition The Inquisitor eventually encounters the Viddasala, the Qunari leader in charge of "Dragon's Breath", a plot that involves Qunari sleeper agents within the Inquisition smuggling barrels of "gaatlock" (The Qunari version of gunpowder) into seats of power across southern Thedas, with the intention of wiping out its leadership and facilitating an invasion.
Fen'Harel's sobriquet, The Dread Wolf, and associated imagery is referenced by a promotional trailer released by BioWare during the 5th annual The Game Awards show in December 2018. When the Inquisitor finally defeats Corypheus and stops him from opening another rift, with the orb being damaged permanently in the process, Solas seems distraught and laments the destruction of the orb as the loss of yet another elven artifact. Dragon Age: The Masked Empire Dragon Age: InquisitionHeroes of Dragon AgeDragon Age: Tevinter NightsThe Dread Wolf Rises (not yet released). ", "Imagine if spirits were not a rarity but a part of our natural world like... a fast-flowing river. She’d take a pinch of sugar and fold it into the center, like a secret, and this act of small rebellion brought a shining smile to her face. This is a fact only those that read the … When he kisses the Inquisitor, he is fully ready to lose himself in her and forget about the mission he has dedicated himself to. Solas Shortly after the opening of the Breach, Solas can be found near the Temple of Sacred Ashes, fighting demons with Varric Tethras and some of the Inquisition's soldiers. Solas concept art for the next Dragon Age game. She observed that the reveal was a subject of intense discussion by Dragon Age fandom on social media at the time. Solas concludes that the many current conflicts in Thedas − mages against Templars, elves against humans, spirits against demons − are little more than the black-and-white reductionist dichotomies which have led to the many tragedies of history. The Inquisitor also learn that agents supposedly working for Fen'Harel have been disrupting the Qunari plot; concurrently, the Inquisitor is losing control of the Anchor, threatening their life. Should the Inquisitor attempt to attack Solas, he causes the Anchor to flare up, immobilizing them. It is in fact one of the foci used by the elves to channel ancient magics. There is a city called Solas in the Tevinter Imperium north of the Silent Plains.  He offers to remove the Inquisitor's vallaslin, which the player can accept or reject. Affiliation Solas' approval rating is determined by your choices in conversation and in the game decisions in Dragon Age: Inquisition. 4. 1. If friendly and seeking to redeem him, Solas will tell a befriended Inquisitor that he looks forward to being wrong again, and asks them to take his hand so he may remove the mark. When not on the field with the Inquisitor, he prefers the quiet solace of his own company. What if you wake up to find that the future you shaped is worse than what was? 5.
The Inquisitor may resolve to either stop Solas by any means necessary or attempt to convince him to abandon his plan. Codex entry: On Skyhold. That is what the world could be if the, "I saw a young Qunari working in a simple kitchen, baking bread as she was ordered every morning. In Elvish, Solas means \"pride.\" 2. Upon finding the spirit in the Exalted Plains, Solas discovers that the mages used the spirit to protect themselves from bandits, thus forcing it to turn against its nature and transform into a pride demon.
I suspect you have questions.".
Afterwards, if Lavellan has chosen to try to redeem him, she continues to have dreams of her love watching her in the Fade but every time she reaches out to him, he vanishes. He is an elven outlaw mage operating outside of the edicts of the Chantry, the dominant religious organization in Thedas, the world setting of Dragon Age.
, Solas is envisioned by Weekes to be a middle-aged man in his early to mid-forties.
, Solas was written by Patrick Weekes, with heavy input from lead writer David Gaider, although the character was originally conceived and named prior to Weekes joining the project. He is a companion in Dragon Age: Inquisition and a romance option for a female elven Inquisitor. He confesses to being Fen'Harel, who led a rebellion against the Evanuris after they became corrupt and abused their power. ", "You would risk everything you have in the hope that the future is better?
But he'll also say that he needs time to think about starting a relationship with her, as there are things to take into consideration.  His appearance is reflective of a wandering nomad's lifestyle, who journeys from place to place without a set destination. He is voiced by Welsh actor Gareth David-Lloyd. Quests
Dragon Age Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. It doesn’t surprise me at all that Solas is a popular character with a huge fanbase.  He is also extremely good at Wicked Grace, Diamondback and chess.
Solas is an Companion in Dragon Age 3: Inquisition that joins your party during the prologue. Solas disappointingly takes comfort in that the Inquisitor served as an example of proving right every negative stereotype he had of their race. Callback She describes the Dread Wolf as a six-eyed lupine beast the size of a High dragon. He was provided with a simple outline and some lines on a screen to work with in lieu of a comprehensive backstory for Solas; he eventually developed a stronger idea of who the character is about three or four months after he started. He helps the Inquisitor seal a small rift shortly after their meeting, and then follows them to the Temple itself to close the first and largest rift, which he theorizes would stabilize the Breach. Had all gone according to his plan, he would have reclaimed the orb and used its power to tear down the Veil with the Anchor. Codex entry: The Rotunda and the Fresco
Charter, a spy of the Inquisition, calls for a meeting of Thedas' best spies to share information about Solas and his plans to restore the empire of the ancient elves. He is an elven outlaw mage operating outside of the edicts of the Chantry, the dominant religious organization in Thedas, the world setting of Dragon Age. The Orlesian bard claims that he saw Solas retrieve the idol from an auction house in Llomerryn. Half Up Front
Gender Solas sets himself up as the Inquisition's expert on the Fade and its denizens; his knowledge and expertise proving instrumental in aiding the organisation's struggle to close the Breach and defend the world from invaders coming through Fade rifts. Elf
Kitchen staff at Skyhold note he eats little but has peculiar requirements about tea. If the Inquisitor begs him not to leave her and confesses her love, he will sadly look at her and confess, "You have a rare and marvelous spirit.
Solas will always opt for more thoughtful solutions, and is a strong believer in freedom of personal thought. ", Gita Jackson from Kotaku dislikes the character on a personal level. Male Leliana's agents are unable to locate him; she intends to continue her search, however. Solas' necklace is of a wolf's jawbone. He has since vowed to walk the solitary path of the Din'Anshiral in order to restore the elven people, regardless of the cost to Thedas or himself.
Chains of command.".
, Solas has been mostly positively received. He warns the Inquisitor about the inevitability of an organization as large as the Inquisition becoming corrupt, and points to the presence of both his spies and the Qunari's to prove it already has. She called Solas "the dear elven pal we love to hate and hate to love". If the Inquisitor never exhausted one of Solas' questions chain and expresses no interest in his explanations, he curtly explains his nature and purpose, tells them their mark is killing them and removes their arm much more roughly, saying only that their death would cause unnecessary problems.