no excuse for this

[ Shirley Kite, 1937.]

[Icon by tumblr user lambylin.]

[COMMON TAGS] Illustration, Fantasy illustration, Painting, Design, Art history, History, Historical fashion, Bunnies.

[FANDOMS] Dragon Age, Star Wars, SWTOR, Discworld, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, The Dresden Files, Firefly, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, ReBoot, Victorian fiction.

Links below for my art and writing.

1 of 4



Grey Warden Hoodie! Obviously super impromptu photoshoot (josh’s shadow kept photobombing me) and the makeup/wig  was done kind of quickly (also using my fenris wig so kind of looks like fenris as a grey warden XD). but woo!

(okay i know i said i’d have pricing info on this, but i have to go to tandy and buy leather for fenris cosplay mock 2, so i’ll add it later)

Seriously, I have money.  This needs to be a thing I can purchase…

…for I have A MIGHTY NEED!  D:


talking about your favourite music.

-submitted by merlini-custos

  • dragon age origins: being a grey warden is v serious we only recruit the best bc most of u won't even make it past the joining anyway lol
  • dragon age awakening: oh that twig over there wants to be a warden?? well hand it a vial of darkspawn blood we don't have all god damn day

Posted 3 months ago With 1,077 notes

Founded at Weisshaupt Fortress in the Anderfels, the Grey Wardens offered humanity hope in its darkest hours. Veterans of decades of battles with the darkspawn came together, and the best among them pledged to do whatever was necessary to stem the tide of darkness that swept across the land. These great humans, elves, and dwarves pooled their knowledge of the enemy and formed a united front to finally put a stop to the archdemon’s rampage.

And stop it they did. Ballads are still told today of the first Grey Warden charge into the waves of darkspawn at the city of Nordbotten, each Warden facing 10, 20 darkspawn at a time. Squadrons of Grey Wardens mounted on their mighty griffons, soaring through the blackened skies and battling the terrible archdemon with spear and spell. Oh, what a sight is must have been!

Incredibly, the Grey Wardens won that first battle. They raised their arms in victory, and suddenly there was hope. The Grey Wardens led the lands of men and the last stalwart defenders of the dwarven halls against the hordes of the archdemon Dumat for the next 100 years, gaining and losing ground but never backing away. They recruited whoever possessed the skill and strength to raise their banner from all over Thedas, making no distinction between elven slave or human nobleman. Finally, nearly two centuries after the first Old God rose from the earth, the Grey Wardens assembled the armies of men and dwarves at the Battle of Silent Plains. It was then that Dumat was finally slain and the First Blight ended.

The Tevinter Imperium would face a new challenge with the coming of the prophet Andraste, and thoughts of the Blight drew distant. With their defeat, the darkspawn were considered no longer a threat, but with the wisdom of hindsight, we all know that conceit proved to be hopeful and foolish indeed. The task of the Grey Wardens was far from over.

—From Tales of the Destruction of Thedas, by Brother Genitivi, Chantry scholar.

in war, victory. in peace, vigilance. in death, sacrifice.

game typography challenge - use only 3 words

Dragon Age Dossier:
  ↳ Grey Wardens: The Joining

To become part of the Grey Wardens, a recruit must first go through a ritual called the Joining. One of the reasons for the small number of Grey Wardens is that few can survive this ritual. Only those who have a decent chance of surviving the Joining will even be made recruits. The ritual and the details about it are kept a strict secret by the Grey Wardens, because during the Joining, the recruits drink from a goblet containing a mixture of darkspawn blood, lyrium, and a drop of blood from an archdemon. Few survive this, but those who live become Grey Wardens — forever connected to the darkspawn, and forever tainted by the blood they have consumed.


a+ gold star warden award goes to commander amell and her development from “i’m afraid of everything that lives and breathes” to “hahaha kiss ur life goodbye guess who’s getting conscripted yea whos in charge now buddy”


"The Maker smiles sadly on his Grey Wardens, as no sacrifice is greater than theirs."


roisin mahariel around da3. i like customizing warden armor aaaa


here have my dalish mage warden Hours with a stupid fucking background.

I started hating this halfway through but made myself finish because fuk u dude ur not the boss of me etc etc.