Dragon Age: Knight Errant takes us back to Kirkwall

Sachin Teng/Dark Horse Comics/BioWare

Yesterday we brought you the news of a brand new Mass Effect comic, and today we’re doing much the same — but with BioWare’s other blockbuster RPG franchise, Dragon Age.

In the latest in a long series of collaborations, Dark Horse Comics will be publishing Dragon Age: Knight Errant, a five-issue series about the elven thief Vaea, who arrives in Kirkwall just in time for the appointment of the beleaguered city’s latest Viscount — dwarven adventurer, professional second son and bestselling author, Varric Tethras.

Dark Horse has given Polygon a sneak peek of the comic’s first cover, interior art, and story. Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, with art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa and covers by Sachin Teng, Knight Errant’s first issue will hit shelves on May 10, 2017. Teng also did cover art for Dark Horse’s last Dragon Age series, Dragon Age: Magekiller.

Here’s the official summary of Dragon Age: Knight Errant:

BioWare’s bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse!

Elven squire Vaea and her knight arrive in Kirkwall for Varric Tethras’ appointment as Viscount. A talented thief, Vaea takes on an easy job . . . but when she chooses to change the terms of the deal mid-heist, she is entangled in a dangerous mission that is surely above her pay grade.

Vaea, her knight, Ser Aaron, and Varric Tethras himself
Fernando Heinz/Dark Horse Comics/BioWare
Knight Commander Meredith, a vision in red lyrium on the cover of Dragon Age: Knight Errant
Sachin Teng/Dark Horse Comics/BioWare


They had me at "elven thief in Kirkwall." City elves are probably my favorite types of characters in Dragon Age, so seeing one in Kirkwall will be rad.

I like the throwback to Dragon Age 2. Problems aside I grew attatched to Kirkwall as a setting, I felt it did a better job of exploring the games fiction, its characters and themes throughout than Inquisition did, despite (and maybe because of) the former taking place mostly in that one setting.

I feel you, inquisition ended up being too grand I would say. In that it seemed to loose touch with the main character and companions to tell more the tale of the actual movement. DA2 was all about the characters and their evolution and how they interacted with their settings.

You knew Kirkwall the way someone know’s their city. By the end of Act II you knew how one would go about getting a loan to start a small business in Kirkwall.

Yeeeeah, I haven’t been that keen on the DA comics. But Nunzio and Christina are damn good writers, so I’ll be picking this up in singles.

To whom it may concern at Dark Horse Comics and BioWare,

Please keep letting Sanchin Teng do your covers.


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