The latest mini-character description released by Bioware tells us about a new Dragon Age: Inquisition companion named Solas. This elven Mage has a unique relationship to the Fade and his knowledge of it will be crucial in battling its forces.
Here is the description of Solas from the Dragon Age website:
Solas has spent his life as an apostate, living in the wilderness well away from the civilized world and those who would shackle him for what he is. He mastered his magic without the help of tutors, spending years exploring the spirit realm of the Fade and coming to an understanding of its denizens that few others could claim. He would be happiest left alone to sleep in ancient ruins, searching for memories and knowledge that has been lost for ages, but the Breach in the sky threatens all worlds.
At a time when other mages flee into hiding, Solas has put his freedom at risk by emerging from the shadows to assist those who would combat the chaos. He will not stand idly by when his knowledge of the arcane could mean the difference between salvation and utter destruction.
The fact that he is an apostate (rogue Mage) and an elf will make this character even more interesting. Like the previously revealed character, Solas has ties to the spirit realm. Since the game’s main story is centered around sealing the dimensional breach of the Fade and the real world it makes sense to have the sort of characters to provide players and in-game characters with more knowledge of this world.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.