I don’t know how to read that expression. Also, I notice that Loghain refrains from offering his condolences. That strikes me as odd.
Cousland’s father was a teryn, like Loghain himself. And he definitely knows of Bryce’s death, as his next line is “The king has told me of his promise.” It’s possible that Loghain was deliberately keeping their conversation professional, and that he knew nothing of Arl Howe’s part in the massacre, but I can’t convince myself of that. What would Loghain gain from Bryce’s death? He doesn’t want Highever for himself, nor do I think he wants it for his minion. It’s confusing.
Maybe one of these days, I should recruit Loghain with a Cousland Warden and see if my questions are ever answered.