So, a human warrior or human rogue Inquisitor is a noble. A human mage Inquisitor is from a noble background and was sent to the Circle. David Gaider confirmed in his recent interview with Ashe/LadyInsanity that Inquisitor Trevelyan is from the Free Marches. My current pondering: which Marcher settlement does the noble Trevelyan family hail from?
I think we can pretty safely strike Kirkwall, Starkhaven and Kaiten from the list of possibilities.
This leaves us with:
Tantervale - Chantry law is all but absolute in Tantervale, earning the city its dour repuation. The city guard is obsessed with enforcement. A street urchin would get a year in the dungeon for something that would get him a pat on the back in Orlais. Tantervale is ruled by a Lord Chancellor. Along with Kirkwall and Starkhaven it is one of the three Marcher cities that have any semblance of power.
Ostwick - When the Qunari first landed in the Free Marches, it was at the city-state of Ostwick near the mouth of the Waking Sea. The city-state’s famous double walls show the effect this had on its peoples’ nerves. Ostwick is ruled by a Teyrn.
Ansburg - The word “backwater” gets thrown around a lot when describing Ansburg, but this central city-state is a bustling, if not beautiful, center of agricultural trade. Ansburg is ruled by a Margrave.
Markham - Ansburg’s more cultured sister city is home to one of the largest universities in Thedas, a center for agricultural research.
Hasmal - This far-flung city-state’s position on the edge of the Silent Plains means a regular influx of Tevinter refugees, who are often escaped slaves.
Wycome - Widely regarded as the most free of the Free Marches, the revelry capital of Thedas is also the second-greatest importer of Antivan wine after Orlais - particularly impressive considering Wycome’s population is less than a third of Val Royeaux.
Hercinia -The palatial city-state on the Amaranthine coast would be an ideal vacation spot if not for the taxes and frequent raider activity.
Hambleton - Located near Markham.
Much of this information comes from World of Thedas Volume 1.
If I had to place a bet, I’d put money on Tantervale, due to the power the city-state has. It would be epic to be from Wycome though.
Q:I'm going to have to butt in here. Summoning demons is just stupid. It NEVER works out. I'm not criticizing evil, but don't summon up something that just wants your soul.
Your opinion has not been taken into consideration for future action.
I feel that a rebuttal is necessary to our anonymous friend here. If demon summoning never worked out it would have gone out of fashion long ago.
The problem is that all you ever hear about our the unsuccessful summoning stories. The truth is that a successful summoning doesn’t make for good press, but a bad one is full of lurid details and are custom made for cautionary tales.
In most cases a bad summoning is due to the summoner not taking the time to fully research what they are doing, much less set up all the needed precautions. You also have people overreaching on their first summoning. Like anything else it is a skill and needs to be practiced safely before you can really master it.