The Night Mother

skyrim night motherThe Night Mother (a.k.a. Unholy Matron) is the spiritual leader of the Dark Brotherhood. She receives prayers from people seeking to arrange assassinations, and relays those desires to the Listener.

According to Dark Brotherhood beliefs, she is the wife of Sithis and bore five children. This is supported by the fact that there are the skeletal remains of one adult and five children in her tomb, representing the mother and her children in Dark Brotherhood beliefs. While she is still respected, the new Dark Brotherhood has now done away with the tenets and traditions as they prefer to rule themselves which is one of the causes of the decline in contracts and expansion. The Night Mother is still active but she can only speak to the Listener.