Alain: I wonder if Grace and the others have made it to Ferelden by now. I wish I was with them! [The Gallows: less pleasant than hanging out with blood mages who summon the dead?]
Alain: The templars won’t let me send mail out. I found a letter to my parents that they burned in the furnace.
Alain: Starkhaven was never like this. The templars beat us and no one says a thing.
Alain: Ser Karras said if I tell anyone he’s been in my chambers, he’ll make me Tranquil.
Thrask: The mages here were all told the Starkhaven mages were killed during escape. It only makes them more determined to follow.
…am I confused by the wording due to not being a native speaker, or did he say that the fact that they all died makes the whole escaping thing more attractive? Or does he mean that hearing of the terrible odds for survival has made them more determined to beat said odds? It feels like the latter should be more logical than a sudden increase in lust for suicide by templar, but this is Kirkwall.
Tranquil: Ser Alrik rescued me from my sins.
Tranquil: I am fortunate to be Tranquil. So many mages are plagued by unrest.
Apprentice: I’ve been searching for you everywhere. You weren’t in your rooms, the libraries…
Tranquil: We have no scheduled appointments at this time, apprentice.
Apprentice: No! Helena, it’s me. Don’t you remember me?
Tranquil: Of course. You are Apprentice Jaken. We were once involved in an illicit relationship.
Apprentice: Illicit? I love you!
Tranquil: I am Ser Alrik’s now. He is the only one who can command me.
Mage: I heard Ser Alrik place the order for me to be made Tranquil. I passed my Harrowing! He can’t do that!
Tranquil: Ser Alrik says the Rite of Tranquility is the only thing that can keep the souls of mages from the Void.
Mage: Don’t talk to me. The templars will give me thirty lashes for speaking to a civilian.
Mage: People talk about the Circle [by which I suppose she means this particular one?] like it’s a prison. It’s no different than anywhere in Thedas.
Mage: I don’t understand all these complaints. The new knight-commander’s no different than any other templar.
And then I decided I would not even bother going into the Act III parts of the screenshot folder, this is enough to give me nightmares tonight :| DAII was a survival horror game, right..?