|Reviews for Dragonsteeth|
| GlysMari chapter 19 . 3/12
This was such a pleasure to read. I got to frown severely at Morrigan, admire Loghain's quick-thinking mind, smile at Cauthrien and become wistfully attached to little Gareth.
| Melysande chapter 19 . 3/11
I loved the addition of Cauthrien at the end and the glimpse into the difficulties in Ferelden. Going to the Free Marches was a choice on Loghain's part. How much he must love having a second chance as a father with Gareth. What a clever solution to the OGB conundrum - how to not make Urthemiel's ...um reincarnation I suppose... evil.
| JackOfBladesX chapter 19 . 3/10
Interesting scenario. Sadly, I don't put it above Morrigan to abandon a child that turns out to be a muggle.
| Preier chapter 19 . 3/10
not as thought-provoking as some of your other shorts but quite nice, especially the way logain takes about 1 minute to decide to completely abandon the wardens once a higher responsibility is thrown upon him (and then needs 1 minute more to completely plan their escape )
and still... seen a few story about the child, but can't remember any where he was raised by logain, especially a logain with no (almost) other responsibilities.
thank you for sharing your tales
| Chiara Crawford chapter 19 . 3/10
And a happy end for Loghain. Nice one. Reminds me a bit of a story where Alistair was a mage (though I believe it wasn't finished). It would certainly be quite a different Blight situation.
Good work! :D
| KnightOfHolyLight chapter 19 . 3/9
Good job again. So Morrigan makes mistake and blames others. How could we not for see this :D. But then again Flemeth raised her to messed up. Way to ensure her greater schemes would succeed. Morrigan thinks herself super smart but in reality she is not. But that is just as Flemeth wanted.
Not so sure that Loghains plan will succeed for a long time thou. I mean Empress would love to see him death with some very legitimate reason from other organization. And Orlesians clearly have some control over Wardens. And thus send plenty of agents after him. Constantly moving while he is alive might be only choice and that is not counting if boy has magic talents.
I gotta admit I really don't have any love for Loghain in canon. Thou to be honest some of his worst excess may have truly come from Howe. But that still does not excuse him. So might be bit biased here for him. Thou the kid is innocent in all and nothing is his fault. But then again more often than not innocents always suffer for acts others.
Thou gotta admit this is rather interesting take on possible events. And I admit other scenarios were also interesting would be fun to read them.
Overall good job again and I hope that you update soon.
PS. Have you ever considered writing scene of Loghain before Landsmeet in canon. His own thought of his actions and choices and does he regret anything. I would assume that by the end of the game if he lived and learned all he would regret more than few things. But how were the things before Landsmeet.
| Phygmalion chapter 19 . 3/9
A lovely, lovely chapter! Gareth is a sweet boy, even if his mother was unworthy of the title. She's going to regret what she did to him. I'm glad that you had Loghain take him in, and Cauthrien basically become his mother. Also, why am I not surprised that Loghain managed to become a knight, even by accident? :) Great job, and looking forward to the next chapter! I wonder what it'll be? It would be interesting to see a one-shot where the Warden finds out about Hawke and Flemeth's amulet - even more so if the Warden is Dalish, and chews out Merrill for unleashing Flemeth.
| timunderwood9 chapter 15 . 3/9
The Last Cousland series was a really good short story. I also love the noble lord here acting as a noble lord and head of family. Fergus' interaction with Alistair was especially fun.
As a piece of storytelling craft what I think I liked most in this was the way you used Habren in a way very different from how she is normally cast, but still as believably coming from the same source material.
This also reminded me of the story A Father's Love in DisobedienceWriter 's (who is in my opinion one of the best authors I've read for a darker political take on Harry Potter and Naruto) fragment collection Common Sense. It is a very good James Potter as a noble badass, while there are huge differences the powerful noble dealing with his life having gone completely wrong, in a three chapter collection in the middle of a short story collection is similar.
| Mike3207 chapter 19 . 3/9
Nice to see Loghain and Cauthrien back together again.
Loghain ends up in Orlais if he lives, even on a Cousland playthrough.
I can see that Anora may want the child. After all, he might be the one to continue the Mac Tir line if Anora can't have a child. I think the truth would have to come out in time, even if it upsets Alistair.
| Acaila chapter 19 . 3/9
IIRC lots of mages discover they have magic with accidental outburts as teenagers, and before that never manifest anything at all. To conclusively determine a child doesn't have magic at age THREE is ridiculous.
Yes, she could have tried to get an earlier outburst by stressing him with physical violence or something, but that wouldn't work on everyone, especially when the entire reason she had him is he's supposed to have different and more powerful magic than anyone else.
It's also interesting she wanted a daughter - either it's her sexism coming into play or she wanted to pull a Flemeth and possess her child, which... really doesn't seem like a good idea to try on a god.
I look forward to reading more of whatever you decide to write.
| Granoc chapter 19 . 3/9
Ok while I liked all of the previous blurbs this has soooo much potential either detailing the adventures of Loghain and Gareth or dealing with Gareth as he grows up... Serious potential here nothing more to say.
| Robbie the Phoenix chapter 19 . 3/9
Why am I not surprised at all that a child of Loghain's would so blatantly defy Morrigan's plans? It's such a Loghain thing to do, even if he had no actual control over it.
This was a really sweet little story, all things considered, especially after the heaviness of last week's one. I like that you brought Cauthrien into it, as I can't imagine anyone Loghain would trust more with his son after his death.
| Apollo Wings chapter 19 . 3/9
Aww, I imagined the way Morrigan would scold the boy, refusing to name him... It was upsetting.
And I think this should have been longer as it has so much untold! Xxx
| BandGeekNinja chapter 19 . 3/9
this one was a very sweet...dragonstooth. ok that was terrible but couldnt help myself
| Aoi24 chapter 19 . 3/9
I think this may be my favourite chapter. A great twist that is very rarely approached.
As much fun as Morrigan can be, there is no question that the ritual must be unspeakable difficult to correctly perform and probably originally intended for a cabal of magi in synch, not one preoccupied mage. If the resultant child did not immediately present as an obvious mage Morrigan would probably assume failure. (She has an...interesting relationship with the concept of subtlety.)
The same idea with a cross-species child is also an excellent and intriguing one. We know that canon establishes that elf/human hybrids are possible, tending toward their human parent in many cases, as DA:O mentions, or having many tells such as Feynriel and his rather 'fey' appearance but there is no mention of Dwarves so far.
There are many ways this story could happen with Loghain and the Warden. (Or, even worse, with Alistair.)