BioWare continues to tease new locations from Dragon Age: Inquisition, a strategy which shows off the beauty of the game, provides an easy way to recount snippets of lore, and builds excitement for the game. We’ve gotten to see elven forests, desert fortresses, and even a snowy location, but now it’s time to dig into the politics of Orlais.
The Orlesian Empire, as explained on the official site, is filled with nobles playing “the Grand Game,” deadly political maneuvering. Previous Dragon Age games have talked about it, but now we finally get to see it for ourselves. Orlais is far from safe, however. Another recent article describes the Orlesian Civil War.
Our look at Orlais takes us to a specific location, Halamshiral. The Inquisitor goes to Halamshiral and the Winter Palace to find an assassin. Bioware also shared a piece of concept art for the Winter Palace’s costume ball.
Halamshiral is very beautiful, ornate, and perhaps over-the-top, quite a change from the more rugged, outdoors locations we’ve previously seen. However, it wouldn’t be Orlais if there wasn’t danger mixed in with its beauty.