Finding Harding in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.
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Scout Harding is a main protagonist in Dragon Age: The Veilguard and it’s about time


Scout Harding was a prominent NPC in Dragon Age: Inquisition - you could find her at every campsite across Thedas or outside the tavern in Skyhold. Unfortunately, she wasn't an official romance option in Inquisition, although it was possible to flirt with her and build an off-screen relationship.

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That's all changed now. As one of the official companions in Dragon Age: The Veilguard, we will finally be able to choose Lace Harding as a romance option and enjoy the voice lines and scenes that come along with choosing her as our beloved.

All of the romance options in Dragon Age: The Veilguard can be romanced by any Rook that the player creates, alluding to the possibility that all romance options are pansexual; although BioWare has not confirmed the exact sexuality of each companion.

Scout Harding in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.
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In Dragon Age: Inquisition, players could flirt with Harding whenever conversation options popped up. If you took the opportunity to do this, she would eventually talk about having feelings for the Inquisitor and even suggest that they should talk about it after the defeat of Corypheus.

The romance was very minimal because she wasn't a companion in Dragon Age: Inquisition, which meant that players didn't experience the same romance scenes that they got when romancing any of the companions. Despite her saying that you can discuss your relationship, the option never becomes available and there's no further development of their relationship in the Trespasser DLC.

The companions and main characters in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.
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Scout Harding was a noteworthy and hard-working figure in the Inquisition, so I'm ecstatic to see her as one of the seven commandable companions in Dragon Age: The Veilguard. Of any of the NPCs from Dragon Age: Inquisition, she deserves to have more of her story told in the Dragon Age series.

A quick Reddit search will remind the fandom of how popular Harding was among players. Her not being an active romance option was disappointing to a lot of people, so this is a bit of a dream come true for Scout Harding fans.

Part of me wants to romance Lace Harding for the nostalgia, but I'm also intrigued by the new companions, too. I guess this will be another Dragon Age: Inquisition situation where I end up with multiple playthroughs.

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