- Meet Amaund Motierre inside Volunruud.
- Take his letter and amulet to Astrid.
- Take the amulet to Delvin Mallory in the Ragged Flaggon in Riften.
- Return to Astrid with the credit letter from Delvin.
Upon returning to turn in the completed missions Contract: Kill Hern and/or Contract: Kill Lurbuk, Astrid will approach you and tell you she has finished thinking. She agrees that it would be madness to just ignore the Night Mother’s demands, and tells you to travel to Volunruud to meet with Amaund Motierre.
Travel to Volunruud and meet Amaund Motierre. There, he will inform you that he wants Emperor Titus Mede II assassinated and give you a 1000 value amulet “to cover expenses” and a letter to deliver to Astrid. Return to the sanctuary and deliver these items to Astrid.
Astrid will ask you to take the amulet to Delvin Mallory, a Thieves Guild member, inside the Ragged Flagon in the Ratworks in Riften. If you are a Thieves Guild member yourself, this is incredibly easy – simply take the Thieves Guild hidden entrance and speak to Delvin. However, if you are not, travel to Riften and fight your way through the Ratworks until you reach the Ragged Flagon.
Delvin Mallory will inform you that the amulet is a one of a kind amulet that is only given to members of the Elder Council. He agrees to purchase it and hands you a letter of credit, which is to be delivered to Astrid.
Return to Astrid with the letter, and she will figure out that Amaund Motierre is likely the member of the Elder Council looking to get himself promoted. With that, she informs you that your first mission will be assassinating Vittoria Vici at her own wedding.