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Zev speaks Antivan (which is actually Italian)! Translation: "Sh*t. I'm too old for this."

SoRRyyy for the delay. Ack, I'm drawing more details in the pages since I started this comic.

PLEASE NOTE! I read somewhere that David Gaider said Antiva is supposed to be a city inspired by Italy. In my mind, Zevran seems like the type to go off in his native tongue ever so often, SO, let's pretend Italian is Antivan. ;) And I don't speak Italian, I took one class in college years ago and have forgotten pretty much all of what I've learnt. Please correct me if I've butchered or used the wrong expression for the sentence. Thankies!

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(This is a story of my PC, Nara, the Dalish elf. Her adventures may or may not exactly follow the game's timeline and outcomes.)

Dragon Age: Origins and its characters belong to Bioware Corp. I'm just an obsessed fan creating comics to show my love for this game. This is purely just for fun.

Dragon Age: Origins and its characters © Bioware
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TheF3ralWolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read Merda and I was like "I KNOW THAT WORD." Assassin's Creed teaches all XD
YouOweMeTheWorld Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, Rinna's memory CERTAINLY does not like Nara!
divine--insanity Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh, I see. Why was I always under the impression Antivan was substituted with Spanish?? Little do I know.
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
wow, this page is really really's wow.
Skye-42 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Wait, so does that need Zevran is Italian then....?
TiaraM Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Not sure myself?I always wonder it?But I do remember Zev talking that his home is always worm and that has lot of DESERT SAND.
lirayahawke Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Italian? But the accent is Spanish.... well, I'm italian and I'm happy XD
AredhelMinyatur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Me too! Ahahahah
ashfae Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Oh man that last panel. Beautiful.
Fallliingmoon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OOoooooooooohhhhhhhh he's in for it, now!
aniamaria2000 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
i known its like italian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
prussiancrimsonheart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Aww poor Zev! You need to stop drinking buddy, your hearing voices again...
LadyEl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
BLESS you for having Antivan be italian!! So many people make it spanish 'cause of his accent and completely disregard the VoG that says Italy. :bow: :bow:

LOVE the work!
Rohariel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i noticed that in Orgins when i had Zev in the party, and i switched to him for something, and he said 'Si, Amore?' which is Italian for 'Yes, Love?' i thought that was strange that they had an Antivan speaking Italian, but now after reading what you said, it does sort of make sense :o
gutter-child Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
The whole Antivan thing really confuses me, because Zevran speaks with a Spanish accent, so I always assumed they spoke Spanish there, yet it's based off of Italy. Just... Why David Gaider. Why? xD
Etherege Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student General Artist
ANTIVAN IS ITALIAN!?... then I am an antivan
GOSH I didn't know!
Clairakitty Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I always thought Zevi's favorite swearword was "Brasca". Dunno what it means, I only speak a little Spanish, but thought I would say it. Love the last panel.
terraxxx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brasca is not a spanish word... I speak spanish. And, it's not italian either... so, yeah... who knows...
ForceMage56 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
They probably just made a new one, so people can't accuse them of teaching us how to swear in another language. Which, let's face it, they so would.
SwiftKill23 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Artist
i got the full translation and i says "Shit. I'm getting too old for this sort of thing." something to that effect.
Morwynn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just found this, I'm just at the end of the game but this comic is really awesome so far. The first panel is great, I love his facial expression.
SaloSalamandra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In fact I heard that Antiva was based in Spain and Zevran speaks with Spanish accent. But anyway I'd love to see him talking Italian :la:
ItalianEmpress1985 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Zevran DEFINITELY has a Spanish accent, he sounds eerily like Antonio Banderas, who isn't Italian. :p But I think Antiva WAS inspired in part by Italy, though to me Tevinter should be more like Italy, being that the Imperium very greatly resembled the empire of Ancient Rome. I concede that it's got a bit of both, and the folks in the creative department at Bioware decided to put some salsa on their bruschetta. :p

So, I think Spanish or Italian works for the character, and it'd be nice if we saw a bit more native Antivan tongue (no pun) ;) from Zevran in the game. So it's great to see it here!
SaloSalamandra Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think that Antiva and Antivan people are a mixture of both cultures :D It was great, because I actually recognised the spanish accent in Zev's voice and it's very funny listening to people talking with the same accent in my English classes :xd:
Sonomi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Huhuhuh I had the same reaction as CookieandDeadlySins!! XDD

And I must add, this is the first time I read Zevran speak in a correct italian. Brava! XD
CookieandDeadlySins Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
love this! :)
i'm from Italy and when i read the second panel i was like: oh,wait a minute; comic pages were in english,weren't they? XD
Sei un artista bravissima - you're a great artist :)
rooster82 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Grazie! :)
jonwassing Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
zev speaks spanish, im pretty sure, he sounds just like all my spanish speaking buddies but not much like an italian.
Luray Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I really loved this page. But the accent of Zevran, the colour of his skin or the names from the cities of Antiva are more near the Spanish that the Italian.

The comic is okay, anyway, I really loved.
Sonomi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Well, I'm italian and I agree about the accent...but Zevran says "Sė, amore" at some point and some other phrases which are definetly not spanish.
It seeems he speaks italian with a strong spanish accent :'D
Plus, antivan cities have italian names: Rialto Bay and Treviso, for instance :3
Luray Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree, you're right, italian with spanish accent XD, that is okay.
LordBloodySoul Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zev looks sooo cool :love: :heart: :love: :heart: :love:
77Shaya77 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First all let me say this: your works are amazing!!! *_* You're a great artist, so good with these comic pages!!! You have also got a good sense of taste, XD Zevran is soooo sexy!
And maybe I can confirm that his parlance is very italian (^_^ I'm from Italy, lol. And for this similarity between Antiva and Italy... I hope it doesn't mean that our country is seen like a place full of thieves, whores and assassins!!!)
Keep up the great work!!!! ^_^
rooster82 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Haha, I think your country is seen as a place filled with sexy men, thanks to Zev. ;)

Thanks for reading!
77Shaya77 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD ahahah I hope so!
Mod3mz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Seems shorter to say in English, but probably sounds better in Italian ;D
kaiserfly Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I won't say where I got this piece of information from seeing as knowing may spoil it... but Duncan is suppose to be the ruler of Antiva. His parents were the prince and princess. But he didn't like Antiva so he never returned to fight for the thrown.
Niksche Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

Eagerly waiting next installment! :D
Aroomie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Love zev, especially the way you drew him ^-^ <3
NummyNuttyNumNuts Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
i really love the way you draw Zevran's hair <3 makes me want to run my finger through it ~
Aroihkin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Gwuh. You're fucking amazing at drawing Zevran. *_*
SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm really caught up with it.. :love:
Shaliara Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A great work, you're good on perspective pannels! :D
chakhabit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
i love the 1st panel!
awesome cam angle!
3rdMask Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
DUDE! i bet when tamlen scratched Zevran somehow his taint got on him. just sayin cause the "kill her" quote is very suspicious... hmmm
wonderful by the way! and take as much time as u need to make your pages superduper special! *cough* but dont take a really really really long time cause then we shall be sad ;.; but i love it plz contine XD
silksieve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Yay! OMG, I love how freaking bad-ass Zevran is in this comic, especially the first panel here. I don't think he gets enough of that in-game. :) And I didn't know that it had been officially confirmed that Antiva is supposed to be Italy! I always thought it made more sense that way, so it's nice to hear.

p.s. Take your time on the comic! We your fans will wait impatiently, but it's nice to have a complex work you're satisfied with, right? :)
rooster82 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope you all don't become too impatient. hehe.

Yes, Italy, and a mix of many other places as well, I'm sure. :)
silksieve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
btw, I've been pimping your art all over the place :) You should post to our Zevran community here: [link]

A lot of art and fic all featuring our favorite assassin! :)

(Also, if you're curious about what I do, since I'm a less-than-active contributor to deviantart, here I am: [link] :) I have only one DAO fic right now, but hopefully more to come soon! :))
rooster82 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Aw, thanks!

Yea, I've checked out the LJ community but LJ usually takes too long to load and times out. :( I think the country I'm in isn't LJ friendly. I can view the site through a proxy browser, but I can't interact with it.

Thanks for the link! I'll be sure to check out your stuff soon. :)
Lady-Hanashy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Tottaly love Zevran on this scene
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