- Talk to Messenger Cordier
- Complete the quest
Talk to Dame Dabienne again after completing False Accusations. She expresses concerns about the situation in Alcaire Castle where she is from and thinks the Vestige might be of help to them. There are rumors of assassins and spies in the castle and she had heard about a Redguard army marching in that direction. Talk to Cordier, the messenger, he'll be waiting as she have asked him to announce them to Duke Nathaniel.
Head up north, going through the Nurin Farm to reach Alcaire Castle. Cordier will be waiting by the fountain and he immediately remembers the mission he had. To announce to the Duke they were coming. He's so sorry but when he came back he had to tell his parents about the slaver attack and the message slipped his mind, and now there's no point leaving.