Dragon Age: Inquisition Agents
The Iron Bull
One-eyed Qunari mercenary, leader of the Bull's Chargers.
- People don’t always tell the truth when you’re polite. You’ve gotta poke them a bit.
Eye colour: dark green
Iron Bull was raised in the schools of Par Vollen by the tamassrans, though he was called Ashkaari, “one who thinks”, at the time. He was big and strong for his age and liked to act as a secondary caregiver for his fellow children, reporting to the tamassrans when someone wasn’t feeling well or was about to cause trouble. But Ashkaari sometimes got into trouble himself.
As he began his training, Ashkaari gained a new informal name to set him apart from his peers: Hissrad, “one who creates illusion” or “liar”. His early work in Par Vollen involved uncovering smuggling operations, discontented groups considering fleeing the Qun and a Tevinter spy ring, which saw him recognized as a valuable asset. He was recommended for service on the Qunari-held island of Seheron.
After eight years in Seheron, his unit suffered heavy losses when a friendly Seheron merchant was pressured into poisoning his men. After an unpleasant incident, he declared himself unfit for duty and too dangerous to be around civilians, submitting himself to the Ben-Hassrath re-educators.
The Ben-Hassrath reassigned him to Orlais to work undercover, ostensibly as a Tal-Vashoth. He worked for the mercenary company Fisher’s Bleeders for several years but Fisher was a mediocre commander and he eventually left, taking several of Fisher’s men with him, to form his own mercenary company: the Bull’s Chargers. Bull uses his mercenaries to gather information on Orlesian nobles, feeding the intelligence to the Ben-Hassrath. Though he still reports to his old masters, time in Orlais led to something of an identity crisis for him.
He remains in command of the Bull’s Chargers, though spends much of his time drinking, lazing about and overindulging – all clear violations of the Qun. Despite his unusually friendly demeanor and lax attitude to his philosophy, Iron Bull still has a loyalty to the Qun which dies hard. He doesn’t proselytise, but neither does he apologise for his way of life.
The Bull’s Chargers
Iron Bull, founder and leader of the Bull’s Chargers
Krem, Iron Bull’s Tevinter-born second-in-command
Skinner, a bellicose city elf
Rocky, a dwarf sapper from Orzammar
Stitches, company healer and surgeon
Grim, a reserved man who speaks only in grunts
Dalish, an elven apostate who insists she’s a “backup archer” and not actually a mage