Empress Celene and Briala from Dragon Age: Inquisition

A scene in Dragon Age: Inquisition (that can be seen here) shows that Empress Celene and Briala (her elven handmaid and spymaster) were once in a secret romantic relationship. As the scene progresses, the player helps bring them back together, though the romantic aspect of their relationship still seems to be a secret. This is only one of several possible outcomes however, and can only be achieved if particular conditions (outlined here) are met.

Apparently, Celene would be willing to marry a man for political purposes (see here and here), but the game is written in a way that seems to suggest she identifies as a lesbian. A book written by Patrick Weekes, called Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, explores her relationship with Briala in more depth.

LGBTQ  references in this game series

Romance/Relationship/Sex Options in Dragon Age series

Dragon Age: Origins (2009): Herren and WadeHespith and Branka;

Dragon Age II (2011): Serendipity

Heroes of Dragon Age (2013): Maevaris Tilani

Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014): Cremisius Aclassi (Krem)Empress Celene and Briala


Briala. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Briala

Celene Valmont I. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Celene_Valmont_I

FluffyNinjaLlama. (2014, December 27). Dragon Age: INquisition- Celen & Briala still in love. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEkKlgJX8Bc

Romancing empress Celine. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Romanceing_empress_Celine

Tor.com. (2013, March 29). Tor Books Announces New ragon Age novel with BioWare Senior Writer Patrick Weekes. Tor.com. http://www.tor.com/2013/03/29/tor-books-announces-new-dragon-age-novel-with-bioware-senior-writer-patrick-weeks/

Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Wicked_Eyes_and_Wicked_Hearts

Will Empress Celene appear in DAI? (2014, July 29). Retrieved from http://forum.bioware.com/topic/510420-will-empress-celene-appear-in-dai/