A Flower from Tamlen - Dalish Elf Origin by SarahCousland
Dragon Age: Origins » NPCs
Added: 02/02/2017 - 02:56AM
Updated: 17/03/2017 - 08:59PM

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Uploaded by SarahCousland


Last updated at 20:59, 17 Mar 2017 Uploaded at 2:56, 2 Feb 2017

(If you haven't already played this Origin, there are spoilers in the description)

Thank you so much for all the support that you guys have shown this mod! It has been so encouraging!


My newest Tamlen/Dalish Elf Origin mod:

Clan Sabrae Says Goodbye to Tamlen


Tamlen has always been one of my favorite parts of the Dalish Elf Origin, but I always felt his story wasn't expanded on properly.
It's very obvious the two of you are in love, even if you haven't confessed it (at least to me).
You have grown up together, are best friends, and are likely to be married eventually.
And I feel like BioWare didn't do him justice at all. You go through the Origin and then almost a year later, the story comes to an abrupt, horrible conclusion. Seriously, what is that? 

So, I've wanted to attempt to rectify the vanilla storyline a bit.
My first thought was to make a cutscene to show some of the affection and love between Tamlen and his girl/guy.
I hope you enjoy it!

This is a recording of the cutscene with my female elf.
If you want to see it before actually watching it in your game:

This is a cutscene that takes place at the beginning of the Dalish Elf Origin in the elven ruins.
It was created for a male or female elf that "romances" Tamlen, so it makes the most sense to trigger it after you have the conversation with him (in the ruins) where he asks why you are with him for the day.
Afterwards, you will receive a flower (with a description) in your inventory, under plot items.
It appears there in the same way that Alistair's Rose does.

While the original cutscene played for both male & female elves, I previously didn't design it for male elves and
hadn't included a gender check. 
It has been updated with a new version designed specifically for male elves. 

To trigger the scene, click on the wild flower right outside of the room where the mirror is.
The flower is on the right of the statue that sits just left, around the corner from the door.
I recommend doing this right before you attempt to enter that room and click on the mirror.

The elven ruins aren't the most romantic setting, but it made the most sense for it to take place there to keep with the main storyline. Please see the "Notes" below for additional details.

To update from the original version (1.0) to the newest version (1.1):
-you must delete the file "kissing_tamlen" from your AddIns folder-
-uninstall the old version using your preferred Mod Manager-

It may vary slightly with your PC setup, however generally speaking your AddIns folder will be set up as seen below:

For the EA Origin version:
Documents/BioWare/Dragon Age/AddIns

For the Steam version:
Steam/steamapps/common/Dragon Age Ultimate Edition/AddIns

Download version 1.1, unzip, and install using the DAUpdater or a Mod Manager.
If you decide uninstall version 1.1- delete the file "tamlens_flower" from the AddIns folder
or uninstall via your Mod Manager

I designed this mod to be compatible with all Tamlen mods

This includes mods like-
Clan Sabrae Says Goodbye to Tamlen
Bi Tamlen and Opening Cutscene Dialogue Fix
Killing Tamlen
Karmas Origins Companions

For aesthetic purposes, the corpses littering the floor around that area will disappear after you click on the flower.
Or a corpse may have ended up in the flower picking shot (not very romantic!)
This affects only one part of the main storyline.
If the corpses haven't already attacked you, then you won't be required to fight them at all.
There is only a few of them that actually attack you, so I didn't feel the loss of this tiny fight was a big deal.
Nor did I feel it broke immersion as when speaking later to the Keeper, you don't have to choose the option to say you fought "walking dead".
You should be able to continue on through the door to the mirror as usual.

The scene is repeatable, but you should only receive the flower in your inventory after the first time.
I intentionally left the flower, so that, while you're with Tamlen, if you wanted to watch the scene more than once, you could. No need to reload a previous save.

Also, the flower will still be there when you return with Merrill.
You can click on it again, but it wouldn't make any sense to.
Tamlen isn't with you, as he is now missing and so, will be absent from the scene.

Please notify me of any issues or bugs that you have and I will try to help resolve them the best that I can. The mod has been tested, but we can never predict what may happen :) 

A big thank you goes to Tinimaus-  my mentor, sister, and cheerleader!