The offer for questions was still open and yet Roran found herself at a loss for words. She looked down at the bin of water and clothes before her as Elsa spoke, dipping the rest of the soap into the water to make a good bit of lather. Absentmindedly she began rubbing the soap into the clothing, being sure to press it on the wash board to get out any dirt she couldn't get from rubbing.
Roran glanced up at Elsa's last sentence, biting her lower lip lightly as she watched the woman lather up the soap and begin moving it through her hair. After watching for a moment, she averted her gaze and looked back down at the clothing, trying to piece her way around her next sentence as she spoke. "I've never met a mage before..." she started before realizing that was a lie. "Well I mean, I've never met a mage outside the Chantry. A few have passed through but always with Templars and none of them have ever done magic... least that I've seen..." she said, realizing she was starting to ramble.
She stopped herself just as Elsa went under the water and Roran took that opportunity to take some deep calming breaths, trying to make her thoughts and words slow down. "What do you think of the Chantry?" she asked. That hadn't been a question she thought she'd ask, but it made sense to ask it. After all, she knew how the Chantry thought of mages but not the other way around. And sitting her thinking about how she hadn't even known this woman was a mage until she'd actually used magic had her questioning everything she knew.
She'd never really thought of the other mages she'd met as real people before, but she'd first met this woman with the thought that she was normal. The only difference between her and anyone else was that she could do magic. Should that simple fact label her a leper? Was it right of the Chantry to label all mages as evil people that needed to be kept together so as to control them? Like she'd told Brynn, if Elsa were a maleficar why had she helped in the fray?
At the root of all these questions was a simple one, but it wasn't one anyone could give her an answer to. She'd have to find that out on her own. For now, however, she'd find out as much as she could.