Take that dire bunny! All darkspawn fear my sword of truthiness!


Oren Cousland is the young son of Fergus and Oriana Cousland and nephew of the Human Noble.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Oren is located in Fergus' room, where he and Oriana are saying their goodbyes to Fergus when the Human Noble is sent to find him.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


He is slain during Howe's attack on Castle Cousland and his body is found next to Oriana's, on the floor of Fergus' room.


Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Is there really going to be a war, Papa? Will you bring me back a sward?"
  • "What's a wench? Is that what you pull on to get the bucket out of the well?"
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  • Oren:"Take that, dire bunny! All darkspawn fear my sword of truthiness!"
  • Warden:"Truthiness?"
  • Oriana:"We're teaching him about honesty."
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  • Warden:"I'm not much for swords myself, Oren."
  • Oren:"What about poison? Can I learn about that?"
  • Oren:"How about lockpicking? Papa says you can open anything."
  • Oriana:"I'm thinking 'no.'"
  • Oren:"I never get to do anything!"
  • Fergus:"Don't worry, son. You'll get to see a sword up close real soon, I promise."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His father's final dialogue response to him "Don't worry, son. You'll get to see a sword up close real soon, I promise." appears to be a particularly dark bit of foreshadowing, considering his gruesome demise soon after.
  • His Dire Bunny line is likely a reference to the Killer Rabbit in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • The Sword of Truthiness is likely a reference to the term truthiness coined by Stephen Colbert. It could also be a reference to the eponymous weapon from Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series of novels.
  • His question about poison is likely a reference to the Human Noble Warden's training with Poisons if a Rogue. If you don't have the Poison skill, he will talk about Lockpicking even when you don't have the ability.
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