|Faction Name||The Qunari|
Despite their imposing nature and warlike culture, the Qunari are far from just brutes. They place a high value on knowledge and learning, especially in the fields of magic and science. Kunari Magi, known as Saareb, are respected and feared, tightly controlled by their companions for the good of their people and each other.
The Qunari are generally not expansionists, but have clashed with other peoples and races primarily due to vast cultural and philosophical differences. Among other things, these conflicts contribute to the complicated relationship between the Qunari and the other races of Thedas.
The Qunari faction is characterized by strong and deep beliefs that often conflict with those of others. This adds more complexity and intrigue to the diverse universe of Dragon Age. The faction is distinguished by its uncompromising philosophies, philosophies that challenge, inform, and enrich the rich tapestry of the Dragon Age world.
Their origins go back to ancient times, shrouded in mists of mystery. Some believe that the Qunari were once humans who were transformed into horned behemoths through experiments with dragon blood. However, the veracity of this claim remains open to speculation.
The Qunari came to Thedas attention after their arrival at 6:30 Steel. A series of brutal expansions, known as the Qunari Wars, followed, demonstrating their sheer determination, strategic brilliance, and unparalleled mastery of weapons and military technology. After decades of conflict and territorial disputes, the Llomerryn Accords were signed, giving the Kunar the Par Volen archipelago.
The rule of the Triumvirate, the leading coalition of Qunari society, is an important feature of their history. A sign of collective consciousness, the triumvirate includes Arishok (military leader), Ariqun (religious leader) and Arigena (civil leader). Leaders work synergistically to balance law, religion, and society, demonstrating the role and purpose of each individual Qunari.
Their story is not without controversy. Tal-Vashoth, the Qunari who rejects the Qun, represents resistance to the highly structured social norms of the Qunari. Despite the schisms, the Qunari race is still driven by a tireless pursuit of order, discipline, and collective solidarity that reflects their historical record. The Qunari's rich history gives them depth and mystery, and this intrigue continues to fuel interest in their philosophy, way of life, and most importantly, their fate in the turbulent world of Theda.
Next to Par Vollen is Seheron, an island marked by the ongoing conflict between the Korar and the Tevinter Empire. Unlike Par Vollen, Seheron is a place of strife and war, its beauty tarnished by bloodshed. Further south is Rivain, a nation ruled by humans. Despite being ruled by humans, Rivain maintains a close alliance with the Qunari, and many of its inhabitants willingly follow the Qun. Here, the coexistence of Qunari and humans offers a glimpse of peaceful integration.
The Qunari territories, essentially islands separated from the mainland, symbolize their unique doctrine and way of life. Their land is not only a testament to their strong faith in the Qun, but also illustrates the ongoing tension between the Qunari and the rest of Theda.