For Merrill I thought it would be fitting to put her in kind of a nervous, alliance rookie role much like Brooks from the Citadel DLC (and by Brooks I mean the persona Maya was putting on before we found out she was a double crossing beeyatch).
very cute. But I see the dalish having more in common with the drell. Maybe she could have been trained as some kind of cultural keeper of her people on Kaje. You could even play around with the tattoos as scale patterns. Just throwing that out there if it sparks your imagination