And bring us some ale and wenches while you're at it. For the men, of course.

Fergus Cousland is the Human Noble's elder brother and the heir to Highever. Fergus is sent off at the start of the Fifth Blight to lead the Couslands' troops in response to answering King Cailan's call for aid.

Background[edit | edit source]

Fergus is the eldest child of Bryce and Eleanor Cousland and heir to the teyrnir of Highever. He was trained as a warrior and married Oriana, the daughter of a wealthy Antivan trader, with whom he has a son, Oren. Despite his martial skill, many outside of Highever speculate that Fergus' younger sibling is more likely to become Teyrn(a) of Highever than Fergus himself[1].

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Dragon Age: Origins[edit | edit source]

Teyrn Bryce Cousland asks his younger child to bid Fergus farewell, as the future Warden is to remain in Highever and make sure the castle is safe. After this is done, Fergus promptly leaves Highever. He is, therefore, unaware of the attack on the castle, as he left before Arl Howe's treachery. He was sent to lead a scouting mission before the battle of Ostagar, and did not return in time to fight in the battle.

After the party retreats to Morrigan's home, the Warden has the option to order the companions to look for him. Morrigan will say it is impossible to search without any sort of guidance, and so the plan is dropped.

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

During Fergus's scouting mission, his unit was ambushed and most of his men were killed. He was taken in by some Chasind, who nursed him back to health. His recovery was somewhat lengthy, and he was not able to travel again until around the time of the march to Denerim. He is present at the ending celebration, whatever form it takes, and witnesses the presentation of Amaranthine to the Grey Wardens.

If the Human Noble Warden has made the ultimate sacrifice, Alistair will comment to Fergus about the Warden's joy at discovering that their brother was still alive. If the Warden is still alive, he/she can speak to Fergus, who is still in awe that his younger sibling is the hero, and will add that "Father would be so proud of you; I know I am."

Dragon Age: Awakening[edit | edit source]

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

He is indirectly involved in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. Oghren mentions to Nathaniel Howe in party banter that "Fergus Cousland said you wouldn't have the stones to show your face again." There is also a possible ending for Nathaniel when he saves the life of Fergus (now Teyrn of Highever) from bandits.

Witch Hunt[edit | edit source]

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Witch Hunt.

If the Warden in Witch Hunt DLC is not a Human Noble, there is a chance Fergus Cousland will be mentioned in a codex entry: if the Mabari was not recruited in Origins or the Warden-Commander is Orlesian, then Fergus will have given the Mabari to the Commander of the Grey as a gift.

See Codex entry: The Mabari Hound

Dragon Age: Inquisition[edit | edit source]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.

The Inquisitor can send an envoy to share condolences on the Divine's loss with him.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "And here's my little brother/sister to see me off. Now dry your eyes, love, and wish me well."
  • "What? You saucy minx!" (To the Female Warden after initiating the Sweet Iona / Sweet Dairren quest)
  • "What? You sly dog!" (To the Male Warden after initiating the Sweet Iona/Sweet Dairren quest)
  • "Well, off I go! So many darkspawn to behead, so little time."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dairren mentions this in dialogue with the Human Noble.
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