- Speak to Dagur to recieve Quest.
- Speak to Vex in the Ragged Flagon.
- Find Isabelle Rolaine in Hob’s Fall Cave.
- Return to Ranmir.
When talking to people in Winterhold, a rumor can be overheard that Ranmir has never been the same since Isabelle Rolaine left and he has been drowning his sorrows in mead ever since.
Dagur, the landlord of The Frozen Hearth Inn, is particularly worried about him and thinks that if Ranmir could find out what really happened he would stop torturing himself. Dagur’s wife Haran thinks it is better to leave things well alone, but speak to her about Ranmir anyway and she will eventually tell you that Isabelle went to see Vex who lives in Riften. Specifically, Vex is a member of the Thieves’ Guild and is usually found in the Ragged Flagon. It is not necessary to join the Guild, Vex will talk to you anyway.
When you speak to Vex, she admits that she knew Isabelle, and that she had tried to stop her but she could not, Vex eventually tells you that Isabelle was going to Hob’s Fall Cave and as she hasn’t come back you assume the worst.
Isabelle’s body can be found just inside the entrance of the cave. Search the body and find a note for Ranmir. Take this note back to Ranmir in The Frozen Hearth.