You are Kirkwall's champion, the one who foiled the Qanarri attack and saved the city's people. With the viscount dead, only Knight-Commander Meredith holds more power... which she uses to crush the Circle of Magi under her heel. You sided with First Enchanter Orsino against her after his speech in Hightown. Whether this will bring more trouble your way remains to be seen.
To take control of a different party member, press LB or RB. Press both at once to select the whole party. Position each of your characters tactically.
If foes are resistant to a certain type of damage, a small shield appears next to their name whenever they're hit by that element. When you see it, switch to a different type of attack.
Don't play cards with the Qanarri -- it's impossible to tell if they're bluffing. Don't play against elves, either -- they never pay their debts. And never play against dwarves -- they'll kill you if they lose.
After Hawke locates a crafting resource, craftsmen will always know where to find it. Creating items won't deplete the resource -- it'll only deplete Hawke's coin purse.
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