Children indeed, Elissa had barely been of age herself when she'd been conscripted. Alistair and Morrigan hadn't been much older, either. The only real veterans they had were Sten, Shale, and Ohgrin. "I'm more than certain that you aren't going to wind up as that," she said.
She shook her head. Not so much, lately. We were together in Denerim for awhile, then she returned to Mother Dorthea while I went and dealt with the Architect. We sort of stayed apart after that, given everything that was going on. Then she got involved with the Inquisition, and I was dealing with... my issues, at the time." Which might or might not still be an issue, she wasn't certain. "I'd just gotten a missive from one of her messengers and replied before I found myself here."