I loved that evil bish Morrigan, I really did and it seems that quite a few gamers felt the same way about Dragon Age Origin’s sarcastic, misfit, maleficar. While people who rushed through the game, skimming dialogue and taking no time to know their party will tell you that she is an intolerable mess, players who got into the Dragon Age saga will own Morrigan as their bish. You know how it is “she’s kind of a bitch… but she’s our bitch”. Beyond that, Morrigan was a love interest similar to Leiliana, and while Leiliana’s expansion was yawn-sauce to the umpteenth power, it didn’t dissuade me from purchasing “Witch Hunt”, the expansion released to help tie up the loose ends for us Morimancers.
At the end of Dragon Age Origins, lovers of Morrigan are made to make an incredibly hard decision – any answer resulting in the woman that your hero loved being taken away from you. It was a kick in the balls and after what seems like ages of breaking through her thick exterior to gobble up all the dark, sweet, goodies inside, she closes back up at the very end with some ol’ “don’t come looking for me I am gone forever, I love you, peace out”. It was like “huh what?” or it was like “bish! Bring back that 100 sovereign robe I just gave your funky ass!” Either way it sucked, so at the very end when given the choice of my heroes destination I, like many others chose “go after Morrigan”. It’s Morrigan after all, you broke her down and took her heart, what’s to stop you from doing it again?
So after many months of begging, pleading and speculating, Bioware gives us this expansion and boy did it feel good reloading my Awakening toon, decked out in solid black Legionnaire armor with 2-handed Epic blade “Vigilance” in tow. My man was looking 100% like a Hero of Ferelden and it was time to put a dot on his story by finding his true love and pulling a twisted “happily ever after” with her.
The expansion finds you back at Flemeth’s hut looking for a mysterious woman that your scouts reported was Morrigan but upon entering you find a female Dalish elf instead. Unlike Awakening which had the worst characters ever to join your party, Witch Hunt’s Ariane is quite a supportive cutie who packs a wicked wallop from her dual-wield swords. Along with Ariane you eventually recruit Finn, a scholarly Mage and your old Mabari all wanting to see Morrigan once again. Turns out our girl had stole a book of magic that held the secrets to ancient elvish magic, this interests Ariane who is a militant Dalish warrior and Finn the mage whose curiosity with the tome is enough to make him leave the safety of the tower. The fights are short but sweet and while this expansion is very short the end was well worth it for me.
For those of you who are wondering where sweet Morrigan has gone and whether or not your hero can have a future with her, let the main picture of this article serve as a clue. This DLC should have been in the game to give us some closure but for $6 extra you can finally seal this fabulous game… with a kiss.