Father's Task is the first main quest of the Human Noble origin story. You are instructed to give your brother a message. Your father, Teyrn Bryce Cousland, and Arl Rendon Howe have been summoned by King Cailan to the battle at Ostagar. However, Arl Howe's forces have been delayed. You have been sent to tell your brother, Fergus, that he should leave for Ostagar ahead of your father. Fergus is probably in his room, saying goodbye to his wife and child.
Make your way to Fergus' room at the southwest end of Castle Cousland. Enter his room to start a conversation. The quest is complete.
- The quest Mischief in the Larder must be completed before you can access Fergus' room. If you try to head there before completing Mischief in the Larder, your mother will block your way and insist you take care of the issue with your Dog first.
- There is no time limit for going to Fergus' room, and the player can spend time exploring the rest of the castle (though not all areas are accessible). You should only enter Fergus' room if you are ready to progress the storyline. Once you complete this quest, you will no longer have access to the peaceful Castle Cousland of daytime. It's advisable to spend some time exploring the castle first, picking up all available objects and codexes first.
- The sidequests Sweet Iona / Sweet Dairren cannot be obtained after this quest is completed.
- 750 XP