The name of the Dragon Age setting, Thedas, was born only as a provisional acronym that has since become definitive.
The world of video games often hides secrets, and today we have discovered one. The Dragon Age setting, known as the Thedas , got its name from a provisional acronym that has become definitive . To explain what happened is the lead writer and creator of Dragon Age David Gaider.
Precisely, Thedas was born as TheDAS , or “The Dragon Age Setting”. It is not a real name, but only an acronym that was temporarily chosen to have a way of referring to the game world.
Gaider goes on to explain why the Dragon Age game world was given a temporary name early in development: “It’s because (if I remember correctly) James Ohlen had a name he wanted to use and that … I didn’t really like.” , wrote Gaider. “But he was my boss at the time, so I certainly couldn’t say no to him and call him another way.”
Gaider also revealed that Thedas isn’t the only temporary name that has become part of the Dragon Age lore: “I followed the same strategy for the Qunari, actually. When I first created their name, no one was convinced. “, has explained. “‘Sounds like a canary!’ They said. Knowing what happened with ‘Thedas’, I said ‘let’s keep Qunari as a temporary name and let’s go back to it in 6 months or so.'” We did it, and voila. Qunari remained “.