Hello, been a while since I posted or created a thread. I hit search to see if any topics like this had been created, but found none. So sorry if I
missed a previous thread on the topic.
Anyways, I am a big fan of the game Dragon Age Origins, and have played through several times. It is an incredibly rich, complex fantasy setting,
chock full of hidden "easter eggs". The ones that caught my eye, however, seem to be conspiracy related.
First, there is a quest on the Denerim Chanter's board, where you have to find a missing sextant for a member of the "Free Sailors" organization. This
item, found in the alienage, is displayed with a sextant icon that is identical to the Freemason compass/sextant symbol. This icon is used again as a
gift for Nathaniel in Awakenings.
Another interesting Easter Egg: The "Developer's Graveyard", viewable after one completes the Sacred Ashes Quest and returns to the village of Haven.
Behind the first building on your right, in the village, is the "developers graveyard" which is full of headstones with a collection of interesting
and amusing epitaphs of everything, from plot and design ideas that never made it into the game, to humorous hints of other things the developers
tried and failed.
There is one headstone, however, that is very curious. Click on it, and all it reads is "Building 7". As a former proponent of 9/11 conspiracies, this
reference did not escape me. There is only one thing I think of when I think of the name "Building 7". And that's the enigmatic WTC 7, which collapsed
under mysterious cirumstances on 9/11.
There is also many other references to secret societies (the templar order and their history was loosly based on a combo of the real life Knights
Templar and the Inquisition), but these two CT references were the ones I remembered best.
Naturally, I messaged one of the developers on the Bioware forums about this, as i was interested to find out if the development team also had an
interest in conspiracy theories. The developer in question replied that yes, there were a couple of guys on the Dragon Age developer's crew that were
indeed very interested in certain conspiracy theories, and liked to slip veiled references to their favorite CTs in the game. maddenly, he declined to
name which ones. unfortunate, as I would have loved to discuss them, but I understood why. he also said that one of the developers is a frequent
lurker here on ATS.
Anyways, I thought I'd share this to see if anyone else here on ATS, who had played the game, noticed these, or noticed other references to secret
societies or CTs. I will dig through my old folders to find screenshots of the things in question.
Here, found the screenshots. First is the developer's graveyard with the Building 7 gravestone:
And here is the image of nathaniel's gift, called the bronze sextant:
And here's a link to the image of the "free Sailor's Sextant, a quest item:
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edit on 29-9-2011 by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf because: Inserting images