In Dragon Age: Origins, elves are treated as second-class citizens, and that’s putting it gently. The humans took their lands, burned cities to cinders, and forced them into slavery, so it’s understandable that new companion Velanna might harbour a little resentment for the non-pointy-eared among us. She’s angry, bitter, and vengeful, which should make her a very entertaining travelling companion, to say the least.
As the reveal announcement puts it, “She is nature’s hand, an instrument of vengeance, and she will never submit. Creators help those who get in her way.” I can hardly wait.