I have so, so, so much sympathy for City Elves.
Like, no one gives two shits about any of them. Humans can get away with murder, rape and theft towards them. Some of the Dalish even call them ‘Flat Ears’ and look down on them.
No one seems to understand why the City Elves don’t fight back against their oppressors. Every other Origin gets a weapon when they start, or has some way of fighting, but Tabris has nothing. Cousland, Mahariel, Aeducan, Brosca all get physical weapons when they start. Amell and Surana have magic to protect them. Tabris has the clothes on their back, and is supplied weapons by Duncan. City Elves don’t have anything. No way to fight back, no weapons, no armour, nothing.
They’re stuck in poverty, constantly being crushed by Shems, but there are those who stick together and look out for their community, no matter what.
I love City Elves so much, and I’m constantly disappointed we haven’t seen any uprisings yet in the games. Okay, fine, Mages vs Templars, Qunari vs The Chantry, that’s all great, but we’ve seen it before. Let’s have a plot that focuses on the City Elves.