Dragon Age Lorecast

A podcast dedicated to all of the wonderfully confusing, complex, and interesting lore in the Dragon Age universe. Hosted by Austin Teegarden and Shelby Ruch-Teegarden. We'll dive into topics like the Maker, Elven Gods and history, the countries of Thedas, Andraste, the origin of the darkspawn and more--while answering all of your questions along the way. We'll also be talking about all of your favorite side characters and NPCs. Please like, subscribe, and review!

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Community Survey Results with CloudyAtlas | Hap...
Today, we're unpacking the full survey results!
81 min
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Character Deep Dive #12: Merrill
In this week's episode, the Cups dive into another main character and party companion from Dragon Age 2, the one and only Merrill.
46 min
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Halla: The Real Pantheon of the Dalish Elves
This week, the Cups discuss the lore surrounding the halla--the elven deer creature.
58 min
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Create and Cast Your Own Dragon Age TV Show | R...
The Cups and the patrons discuss what ideas they have for their very own Dragon Age television show!
47 min
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Mabari: Ferelden's Best Friend | Take the Drago...
In this week's episode, the Cups talk about mabari--the best boys and girls of Thedas!
50 min
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Nugs: I Like Big Nugs and I Cannot Lie | Hallow...
In this episode, we discuss the cutest vermin in all of Thedas--NUGS. Surprisingly, there's actually a lot of lore on this topic, so buckle up and get ready for this nugtastic Halloween episode of the Dragon Age Lorecast.
48 min
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Character Deep Dive #11: Anders | Featuring Cyk...
In this week's episode, the Cups—along with Cyke from the MCU Lorecast and Mass Effect Blue Shift Podcast—dive into another main character and party companion from Dragon Age 2, the one and only Anders.
82 min
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Create Your Own Origin for Dragon Age: DreadWol...
On this week's episode of the Dragon Age Lorecast, the Cups and the patrons discuss ideas of origin stories for the upcoming Dragon Age game, Dragon Age: DreadWolf.
55 min
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All About Spirits, Part 3: Curiosity, Knowledge...
Join Austin and Shelby as they end their discussion on spirits.
51 min
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Character Deep Dive #10: Vivienne | Featuring B...
In this week's episode, the Cups—along with Bee and Vega from the When in Thedas Podcast—dive into another main character and party companion from Dragon Age: Inquisition, Vivienne.
93 min
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What Demon Would You or Your Hero/Hawke/Herald ...
On this week's episode of the Dragon Age Lorecast, the Cups and the patrons discuss which demons we would be most susceptible to and why.
44 min
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Bonus Episode: Episode 1 of The Inheritance Cyc...
Welcome to the Inheritance Cycle Page by Page: A Book Club Podcast!
10 min
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All About Spirits, Part 2: Faith, Hope, and Wisdom
In this week's episode, the Cups tackle three more spirits—faith, hope, and wisdom.
55 min
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All About Spirits, Part 1: Compassion, Valor, J...
In this week's episode, the Cups are joined by Allisondraste to discuss 4 types of different spirits.
55 min
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All About Demons, Part 3: Despair, Regret, Fear...
In this week's episode, the Cups dive into 4 more demons—this time all introduced in Dragon Age Inquisition.
44 min
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Character Deep Dive #9: Wynne | Featuring Speci...
In this week's episode, the Cups dive into another main character and party companion from Dragon Age Origins—Wynne.
70 min
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Which Faction in Thedas Would You Be Apart Of? ...
On this week's episode of the Dragon Age Lorecast, Austin and Shelby talk with the patrons about the factions we'd each want to be apart of.
45 min
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BONUS MINISODE: One Year Anniversary of the Dra...
Join the Cups as we reflect on the first year of the Dragon Age Lorecast!
18 min
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All About Demons, Part 2: Rage, Pride, Envy, an...
In this week's episode, the Cups continue their mini-series about demons, diving into the demons of rage, pride, envy, and vengeance.
42 min
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All About Demons, Part 1: Sloth, Hunger, and De...
In this week's episode, the Cups begin a mini-series tackling the many different types of demons.
47 min
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All About Spirits and Demons: There's More than...
In today's episode, the Cups talk allllll about spirits and demons, including what sets them apart from each other and what makes them unique.
56 min
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Character Deep Dive #8: Cole
Join us for our Season 1 finale as we discuss World War 2 and how the Assassins and Templars were involved.
56 min
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Who Makes the Best Divine Victoria Post-Dragon ...
On this week's episode of the Dragon Age Lorecast, Shelby and Austin chat with all of the First Enchanter tier patrons about who makes the best Divine Victoria
54 min
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Dreams Made Real: Exploring the Fade and the Veil
In this week's episode, the Cups dive into both the Fade and the Veil.
59 min
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Character Deep Dive #7: Solas | Featuring Speci...
In this week's episode, the Cups and Virvada discuss the man, the myth, the legend—Solas
90 min
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Red Lyrium 101: The Anti-Magical Opposite of Re...
In this week's episode, The Cups dissect red lyrium—its creation, effects, and impact on the lore of the Dragon Age universe.
46 min
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All About Lyrium: The Tears of the Fade, Titan'...
In this episode, the Cups talk all about lyrium—its uses, effects, and the beliefs surrounding it.
65 min
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What's Your Favorite and Least Favorite Romance...
On this week's episode of the Dragon Age Lorecast, Shelby and Austin chat with all of the First Enchanter tier patrons about their most favorite and least favorite romances in Dragon Age
60 min
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History of Magic in Thedas: A Beginner's Guide ...
This season is all about magic, and we're starting off this week with a basic overview of what magic even is, where it comes from, and how it works.
62 min
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BONUS MINISODE Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Reveal
Join us for this very special episode where we discuss and theorize about the name of the next Dragon Age game. Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
25 min
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Minisode #6: Zevran Arainai: Chaotic Crow and S...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby are joined by Jennasis of the Two Girls One Ship podcast to talk alllll about Zevran Arainai from Dragon Age Origins.
62 min
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Dwarven Factions: The Silent Sisters, Sha-Bryto...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby cover THREE dwarven factions. These three factions are the Silent Sisters, the Sha-Brytol, and the Legion of the Dead. You might be familiar with one or two of these, but maybe not all three. Join us as we unpack each one of these factions.
60 min
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Dragon Age Origins Opinions, Creating a Dragon ...
On this week's episode, we chat with our FIRST First Enchanter patron, Derek B.!
45 min
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The Venatori: A Power-Hungry and Minority Cult ...
Throughout this week's episode, Teecup and Shecup unpack the Venatori.
52 min
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The Council of Heralds, Bards of Orlais, and Th...
58 min
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Minisode #5: Dorian Pavus: Witty, Charming, Fab...
n this week's episode, Shecup and Teecup host our FIFTH character deep dive on Dorian Pavus.
42 min
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Mercenaries of Thedas: The Chargers, Criminals,...
In this week's episode, Shecup and Teecup talk about various mercenary guilds throughout Thedas—beginning with the infamous Iron Bull's Charger
41 min
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The Friends of Red Jenny: Chaos, Mayhem, and Ch...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby continue looking at factions—this week, focusing on Sera and the Friends of Red Jenny.
42 min
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Minisode #4: Sera: Trickster, Rogue, and Deeper...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby tackle another character deep dive—this time featuring Sera. Author E.K. Johnston joins us to talk about Sera, Star Wars, and all things Dragon Age.
68 min
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Τhe Carta and The Coterie: Crime and Smuggling
38 min
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Minisode #3: Leliana: Former Orlesian Bard, Spy...
In this third minisode, we take a deep dive into the one, the only, Sister Leliana.
47 min
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The Circle of Magi: Rebellion, Reformation, Dem...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby dive into a huge topic--the Circles of Magi.
56 min
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Heresies of the Chantry: Blight-Worshippers, Se...
58 min
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The Imperial Chantry of Tevinter: Magic, Divini...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby dive into the Imperial Chantry, the second-largest and perhaps, the first Chantry organization in Thedas.
59 min
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The Orlesian Chantry: Power, Prestige, and Lots...
In this week's episode, Austin, Shelby, and special-guest, Virvada of the Two Girls One Ship podcast talk about the Orlesian Chantry--also known as the only Chantry that many of us know about.
77 min
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Minisode #2: Ser Cullen Rutherford: Former Temp...
52 min
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The Seekers of Truth: Vigils, Secrets, and Tran...
In this episode, Shelby and Austin take a look at the Seekers of Truth. This lesser known faction in Thedas holds a great deal of power, and they also harbor many secrets that impact the whole of Thedas. We attempt to uncover what we do know about them, as well as analyze the Seekers' role in the relation to the Templars and the rest of Thedas.
64 min
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The Templar Order: Obedience, Loyalty, and Lyrium
In this episode, Shelby and Austin discuss the military arm of the Chantry, the Templar Order.
65 min
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Chevaliers: Death Before Dishonor
In this episode, Shelby and Austin take a look at the supposedly noble faction of the Chevaliers, a proud, warrior faction of Orlais.
48 min
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Grey Wardens: Political Machinations, Ever-Pres...
In this Season Two premiere, Shelby and Austin take a look at the infamous Grey Wardens, one of the very first factions we're introduced to in Dragon Age: Origins.
64 min
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The Anderfels: Blighted, Pious, and Little-Known
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby dive into the Anderfels, a little-known region North and West of Tevinter and Orlais.
62 min
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Minisode #1: Varric Tethras--Prolific Writer, S...
In celebration of Dragon Age Day 2021, we are coming at you with our first ever minisode. In these shorter episodes, we'll take a deep dive into all the main characters. We're starting off strong with everyone's favorite dwarf, Varric Tethras.
34 min
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Par Vollen and Seheron: Homeland of the Qunari
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby talk about both Par Vollen and Seheron--two different areas of land that are both controlled by the Qunari.
59 min
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The Empire Formerly Belonging to the Dwarves, P...
This week's episode focuses on the other two remaining great thaigs of Thedas, Kal-Sharok and Kal'Hirol.
57 min
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The Empire Formerly Belonging to the Dwarves, P...
In this episode, Austin and Shelby begin a two-episode arc on the Dwarven Empire, or at least what's left of it.
55 min
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Nevarra: Death Mages, Family Feuds, and Pentagh...
62 min
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The Free Marches, Part Two: Starkhaven and Beyond
In this second episode, Shelby and Austin finish their dive into the Free Marches.
49 min
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The Free Marches, Part One: Kirkwall and Ostwic...
In this first episode, Shelby and Austin take a two-part look into the Free Marches. We'll look at their history, their culture, and what makes them unique from the rest of Thedas.
59 min
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Antiva and Rivain: Pirates, Seers, Mercenaries,...
In this episode, Austin and Shelby continue the Countries of Thedas series by taking a deep dive into the smaller countries of Antiva and Rivain.
62 min
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Ferelden: Don't You Dare Diss Their Dogs | Feat...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby, along with Fyrewriter, discuss Ferelden history, politics, and culture.
77 min
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The Orlesian Empire: Who's Playin' the Game?
In today’s episode, Austin and Shelby unpack and discuss the history of the Orlesian Empire. They discuss the founding, unification, and ancient history, as well as modern history.
71 min
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Tevinter: Thedas' First Country
56 min
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The Old Gods: Who's Really Responsible for the ...
In this week's episode, Austin and Shelby take a deeper look at the Old Gods, the rise and fall of the worship of the Old Gods, and how they are connected to the Blight and the darkspawn.
70 min
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Elven History: From Arlathan to Present
In this week's episode, Shelby and Austin dig into the history of the elven people, perhaps the first people on the continent of Thedas.
44 min
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Andraste: General, Warrior, Prophet, Divine.
47 min
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The Elven Gods: A Deeper Look at the Religious ...
Throughout all three Dragon Age games, we see, hear, and experience a variety of religious beliefs from the elves of Thedas. Some elves are Andrastian. Others, such as the Dalish, honor one specific Elven god above all the others. But what did the ancient elves believe in?
68 min
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27 min
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The Maker
A Basic Overview, with Fan Theories Galore
39 min