varric’s flask symbol
to me it looks like a vagina
It’s what Isabela carved into the railing.
you know, i think that would be really sweet. here’s isabela making this artistic joke about how fancy decorative symbols tend to look a lot like genitalia.
and for a while it becomes this symbol to her and her friends that represents the ridiculousness of high society. (after all, if you’re going to decorate with genitalia, GO FOR IT, but don’t pretend that’s not what you’re doing!)
and somehow over the years it comes to represent other hidden meanings, as well. so when it’s time for isabela to leave and she gives him this fancy leather flask with the symbol worked into it, he knows what she’s really trying to say is “you’re one of the best friends i have and i’ll miss you so much” without her ever having to say it out loud.
so when Cadash can’t hold back her curiosity any longer, Varric replies:
"No, Inquisitor, since you asked it’s not supposed to be suggestive of anything. Well, no, that’s not true. Technically is supposed to be. But it’s also not… Hey, you want to hear a story about a pirate and a stolen book? It’s one of my favorites.”
Reblogging for perfect headcanon.