Joinings might go over better if the whole “hey drink this Darkspawn blood and maybe die” thing was spruced up a bit. I mean, you get some new recruits, secretly make a nice Darkspawn blood pastry filling, and say “Hey, ya’ll, free doughnuts!” there might be less “nope nope I’m not drinking that shit” freak outs.
“Aw man. I feel like hell. I think that jelly doughnut gave me food poisoning.”
“LOL Nope. That’s just the Taint, dude. Congrats! You’re a Grey Warden! :D”
“….what happened to Phil?”
“He got a little overzealous. Was down before he finished his second frosted with sprinkles.”
Also, Duncan Donuts. There, I said it. Urge to pun has been sated.
I’m going to bed now.