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|location = [[Castle Cousland]]
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|previous = [[Father's Task]]
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|next = [[Joining the Grey Wardens]]
|location = [[Castle Cousland]]
 
|rewards = XP (~1280)
 
|previous = [[Father's Task]]
 
|next = [[Joining the Grey Wardens]]
 
 
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You and your family are forced to deal with betrayal by Arl Howe in the quest '''Howe Treachery'''.
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'''Howe Treachery''' is a [[Quests (Origins)|quest]] in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''. The [[Cousland family|Cousland]]s are forced to deal with betrayal by Arl Howe.
==Background==
 
<!---descr="What's it all about. Who, what, where, why, when."--->
 
   
'''Find your family before it's too late'''
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You went to sleep after the pleasant family reunion, only to find that Arl [[Rendon Howe|Howe]]'s men had [[Siege of Castle Cousland|infiltrated the castle]], and had begun killing everyone in it. Your mother doesn't know what happened; she has joined you as you search the halls of your home for the rest of your family.
 
You went to sleep after the pleasant family reunion, only to find that [[Arl Howe]]'s men had infiltrated the castle, and had begun killing everyone in it.
 
 
Your mother doesn't know what happened; she has joined you as you search the halls of your home for the rest of your family.
 
 
'''Find your father'''
 
 
[[Ser Gilmore]] has told you that your father was last seen headed towards the secret exit from the larder; you and your mother should probably look for him there.
 
 
'''Quest Completed'''
 
 
[[Duncan]] has recruited you to the [[Grey Wardens]]; you must leave your family behind to their fates.
 
 
==Walkthrough==
 
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== Walkthrough ==
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[[File:Oriana and Oren Cousland lying dead.png|thumb|220px|Oriana and Oren Cousland lying dead]]
 
You awaken in the middle of the night to [[Dog]] barking. Equip your gear immediately and kill the two attackers that invade your room. Exit your room and take out the two Howe soldiers at your father's bedroom door. Once they are dead, your mother joins your party after a conversation. Make sure to loot the chests in your father's room to the south. Open Fergus' door to find [[Oriana Cousland|Oriana]]'s and [[Oren Cousland|Oren]]'s bodies.
 
You awaken in the middle of the night to [[Dog]] barking. Equip your gear immediately and kill the two attackers that invade your room. Exit your room and take out the two Howe soldiers at your father's bedroom door. Once they are dead, your mother joins your party after a conversation. Make sure to loot the chests in your father's room to the south. Open Fergus' door to find [[Oriana Cousland|Oriana]]'s and [[Oren Cousland|Oren]]'s bodies.
   
 
Open the door to the north to confront four enemies, including a Howe archer. After that skirmish, proceed north. During the next conversation with your mother, choose "What should we do?" followed by "Is there nothing else we can do?" to receive the side quest [[The Cousland Treasury]].
 
Open the door to the north to confront four enemies, including a Howe archer. After that skirmish, proceed north. During the next conversation with your mother, choose "What should we do?" followed by "Is there nothing else we can do?" to receive the side quest [[The Cousland Treasury]].
   
Head east and try persuade the servant to stand and fight with you. You will fight several groups of enemies, possibly without a break between. Make sure to check side rooms and rubble for loot and get the items from the treasury. Be aware of an attack after looting the Family Chest.
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Head east and try to persuade the servant to stand and fight with you. You will fight several groups of enemies, possibly without a break between. Make sure to check side rooms and rubble for loot and get the items from the treasury. Be aware of an attack after looting the Family Chest.
   
 
Enter the main hall prepared to join in a battle where Ser Gilmore and two guards are fighting off 10 enemies, including a Howe Mage. After the fight, Ser Gilmore tells you that your father was heading towards the kitchen pantry.
 
Enter the main hall prepared to join in a battle where Ser Gilmore and two guards are fighting off 10 enemies, including a Howe Mage. After the fight, Ser Gilmore tells you that your father was heading towards the kitchen pantry.
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[[File:Castle Cousland under attack.png|thumb|270px|Castle Cousland under attack]]
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{{Note|If you speak to Ser Gilmore before he activates the dialogue with you, you will not receive the key needed to open the door.}}
   
Note: If you speak to Ser Gilmore before he activates the dialogue with you, you will not receive the key needed to open the door.
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Prepare yourself and exit the main hall from the northern door. A guard is fighting off two enemies outside. Recover and then head west. The next group of enemies includes a Howe Knight, a more powerful "ranked" enemy. Use caution. The Howe Knight randomly drops the [[Executioner's Helm]], a great helm that adds a full 25 points of Stamina, a great boost for a low level character. It may be worth saving and reloading the game until it drops. If you choose to do so, keep in mind that the PC or a party member must kill the Howe Knight; if a surviving guard delivers the final blow, the corpse will be empty. Be patient, as it may take many tries for a successful drop. He can also drop the [[Heavy Maul]].
 
Prepare yourself and exit the main hall from the northern door. A guard is fighting off two enemies outside. Recover and then head west. The next group of enemies includes a Howe Knight, a more powerful "ranked" enemy. Use caution.
 
   
 
You are now free to enter the kitchen and open the pantry door, which will initiate a conversation that ends this quest. Be sure you have finished exploring the castle and completed the treasury side quest before opening the door.
 
You are now free to enter the kitchen and open the pantry door, which will initiate a conversation that ends this quest. Be sure you have finished exploring the castle and completed the treasury side quest before opening the door.
   
==Result==
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== Result ==
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* XP (~1280 at level 2)
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* Your mother and father stay behind at the castle to fight and die while you join [[Duncan]] as a [[Grey Warden]] recruit.
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* The achievement [[Achievements (Origins)#Quest Achievements|Last of Your Line]] will be awarded.
   
You receive XP (~1280 at level 2)
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== Notes ==
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* The persuaded servant will accompany you through all the fights up to the kitchen, if he's still alive then.
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* Also the first guard you manage to save from Howe's soldiers will "join" your little group and fight at your side until you find your father.
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* Both of these two "companions" might die in the fights, however.
   
Your mother and father stay behind at the castle to fight and die while you join Duncan as a Grey Wardens recruit.
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== Enemies ==
[[Category:Side Quests]]
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* Howe Soldiers - wear medium armour. Critters are restricted to [[Precise Striking]], while Normal-ranked Soldiers will also use either the [[Shield Pummel]] or [[Dirty Fighting]]/[[Below the Belt]].
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* Howe Archers - [[Aim]] and [[Pinning Shot (Origins)|Pinning Shot]]. Normal-ranked archers will also use either [[Shattering Shot]] or [[Dirty Fighting]].
[[Category:Origins Quests]]
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* Howe Mage - casts [[Lightning]], [[Shock]] and [[Mind Blast (Origins)|Mind Blast]].
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* Howe Knight - a heavily armoured warrior wielding a two-handed maul. Activates [[Indomitable (Origins)|Indomitable]] and uses [[Pommel Strike (Origins)|Pommel Strike]].
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[[Category:Dragon Age: Origins quests]]
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[[Category:Origin story quests]]

Latest revision as of 05:31, February 25, 2016


Howe Treachery is a quest in Dragon Age: Origins. The Couslands are forced to deal with betrayal by Arl Howe.

You went to sleep after the pleasant family reunion, only to find that Arl Howe's men had infiltrated the castle, and had begun killing everyone in it. Your mother doesn't know what happened; she has joined you as you search the halls of your home for the rest of your family.

Walkthrough Edit

Oriana and Oren Cousland lying dead

Oriana and Oren Cousland lying dead

You awaken in the middle of the night to Dog barking. Equip your gear immediately and kill the two attackers that invade your room. Exit your room and take out the two Howe soldiers at your father's bedroom door. Once they are dead, your mother joins your party after a conversation. Make sure to loot the chests in your father's room to the south. Open Fergus' door to find Oriana's and Oren's bodies.

Open the door to the north to confront four enemies, including a Howe archer. After that skirmish, proceed north. During the next conversation with your mother, choose "What should we do?" followed by "Is there nothing else we can do?" to receive the side quest The Cousland Treasury.

Head east and try to persuade the servant to stand and fight with you. You will fight several groups of enemies, possibly without a break between. Make sure to check side rooms and rubble for loot and get the items from the treasury. Be aware of an attack after looting the Family Chest.

Enter the main hall prepared to join in a battle where Ser Gilmore and two guards are fighting off 10 enemies, including a Howe Mage. After the fight, Ser Gilmore tells you that your father was heading towards the kitchen pantry.

Castle Cousland under attack

Castle Cousland under attack

Note: If you speak to Ser Gilmore before he activates the dialogue with you, you will not receive the key needed to open the door.

Prepare yourself and exit the main hall from the northern door. A guard is fighting off two enemies outside. Recover and then head west. The next group of enemies includes a Howe Knight, a more powerful "ranked" enemy. Use caution. The Howe Knight randomly drops the Executioner's Helm, a great helm that adds a full 25 points of Stamina, a great boost for a low level character. It may be worth saving and reloading the game until it drops. If you choose to do so, keep in mind that the PC or a party member must kill the Howe Knight; if a surviving guard delivers the final blow, the corpse will be empty. Be patient, as it may take many tries for a successful drop. He can also drop the Heavy Maul.

You are now free to enter the kitchen and open the pantry door, which will initiate a conversation that ends this quest. Be sure you have finished exploring the castle and completed the treasury side quest before opening the door.

Result Edit

  • XP (~1280 at level 2)
  • Your mother and father stay behind at the castle to fight and die while you join Duncan as a Grey Warden recruit.
  • The achievement Last of Your Line will be awarded.

Notes Edit

  • The persuaded servant will accompany you through all the fights up to the kitchen, if he's still alive then.
  • Also the first guard you manage to save from Howe's soldiers will "join" your little group and fight at your side until you find your father.
  • Both of these two "companions" might die in the fights, however.

Enemies Edit

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