Dark Brotherhood

The Dark Brotherhood is a guild of professional assassins with considerable influence and power. It is similar to Morrowind’s Morag Tong, but despite a common misconception is a completely separate organization; also, the legality of this organization is much more limited than that of its older cousin. Entry is governed not by completing a given task, but by the Brotherhood observing you committing murder.

The recruitment methods of the Dark Brotherhood’s Skyrim branch differ to those of their Cyrodilic brethren. The murder of a random stranger will not be sufficient to garner the Night Mother’s attention. Instead, the player must find a young boy named Aventus Aretino in Windhelm who is rumored to be looking for the Dark Brotherhood. You can do this by asking for rumors in city taverns. He will give you a certain task, upon the completion of which you will be given a “mysterious note” inscribed with a black hand and the words “we know.”


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  • Astrid
  • Nazir
  • Cicero
  • Babette
  • Gabriella
  • Festus Krex
  • Arnbjorn
  • Veezara
  • The Night Mother