AFFresh: The Assassin’s Conscience

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This quest was added in the 1.1v of AFFresh.

When visiting the Morag Tong guildhouse in Balmora the player can speak with Shannat who will hand the player a note.

 

Shannat Pansamsi:

Oh, you must have dropped this.

Letter to Sadri: Oh, no. It is not mine. You must have dropped it, sera.

 

The player finds Shannat has handed the player a note addressed to Feldrelo. Wanting to find out more the player seeks out Feldrelo in the Temple but will ask around about the letter with others first.

 

Ethasi Rilvayn:

Letter to Sadri: Shannat gave you a ltter? No, I don't need to see it. Some people take to our trade readily, perhaps too readily. Some find their early assignments challenging. They often become our greatest assassins, destined for Vounoura, if they win in the inward duel. Shannat has potential, and I ask that you do not interfere.

 

Feldrelo Sadri:

Letter to Sadri: A letter for me? Hm. Unsigned. Spoke with me on a matter of conscience…that could be dozens of people. And they are being watched and can't come to the Temple? I don't know anyone that could be. Do you know gave you this letter?

-Say Shannat Pansamsi: Ah, Shannat, yes, I do remember. If you were willing to deliver this letter, perhaps you'd be willing to ask around town about one Midrethir? I assure you this is related to Shannat's troubles, but I cannot say more. I have tried asking myself, but I fear those who knew Midrethir never come to the Temple and are not willing ot speak with a monk.

Midrethir: She was an unusually short wood elf who came into Balmora from time to time. I have heard all kinds of rumors about her, but found nothing that would help be advise Shannat on teh matter. If you could ask around town, perhaps you could find out more.

Letter to Sadri: Yes, you gave me the letter. Have you had any luck finding out about Midrethir?

 

The player then begins to ask around town about Midrethir.

 

Nachael:

Midrethir: A writ was issued and completed against Midrethir. It is not our way to say more.

 

Shannat Pansamsi:

Midrethir: Please. I can't speak of it.

 

Hlaalu Guard:

Midrethi: She was trouble. Someone hired the Morag Tong to take care of her. Now she's no longer our problem.

 

Stargel:

Midrethi: I didn't know here well. All I can tell you is that she used to go to Karlirah's house, the South Wall, and sometimes The Razor Hole.

 

Thorek:

Midrethir: She and I did a little business. She'd bring me a few interesting and unique items to sell from time to time, and I paid her well for them.. I don't know why she was assassinated. She did business with Dralasa the pawnbroker and that scruffy Khajiit trader. Maybe they can tell you more.

 

Karlirah:

Midrethir: She couldn't stay in town, so she hired me to do errands for her. Sometimes she'd spend the night here. She was killed in the street not long ago. I don't know who would want her dead or why. When she wasn't in town she lived in a little camp under the dwarven bridge past For Moonmoth.

 

Sottilde:

Midrethir: Yes, she used to stay here, just for one or two nights a month. She was killed just recently. An assassin killed her in the street right outside.

 

Arathor:

Midrethir: She was nothing but trouble, an outcast from Valenwood. She rented a room here and did some business here, but she was always going to come to a bad end. Too ambitious, too greedy, too hasty. She's dead now. Forget about her.

If you join Thieves Guild: She worked with Tappius. I appreciate the business Tappius has brought in — just look around at how well the guild is doing — but I never liked any of his partners, including Midrethir. Somoene ordered a write against her. She had many enemies, so it could have been anyone. She was always going to come to a bad end. She was an outcast from Valenwood and expelled from teh guild twice. Forget about her.

 

Sugar-Lips Habasi:

Midrethir: Ah, sad Midrehtir. Yes, Sugar-Lips Habasi knew her a litte. She had business here. More Sugar-Lips Habasi will not say.

 

Chirranirr:

Midrethir: Ah, sad Midrethir. Yes, Chirranirr knew her a little. She had business here. More Chirranirr will not say.

 

Only-He-Stands-There:

Midrethir: Yes, she used to stay here, just for one or two nights a month. She was killed just recently. An assassin killed her in the street right outside.

 

Tappius Esdrecus:

Midrethir: That's none of your business. If you know what's good for you, you'll stop asking about her.

 

Ra'Virr:

Midrethir: Ah, yes the tiny wood elf. Ra'virr took her business when others would not. Whatever loud complaints some elves had against her, it was none of Ra'virr's business. Sad she was killed. Now Ra'virr will no longer have her business. More Ra'virr does not know. Oh, except that she said she slept most nights under the dwarven bridge to teh east, just past Fort Moonmoth.

 

Meldor:

Midrethi: She was a wanton, greedy, wood-burning, berry-eater — an outcast from Valenwood as well as Balmora. She was murdered by the Morag Tong assassin to no one's surprise. She used to live under the dwarven bridge just past Fort Moonmoth.

 

Dralasa Nithryon:

Midrethi: She bought and sold here, often a very odd selection. I did wonder about her, but my business is selling things, not asking clients where they got something or what they're going to do with it. I go tht eimpression she wasn't accepted and came to my shop because I didn't judge her. I do know she spent most of her time under the old dwarven bridge out past Fort Moonmoth. Some of her things may still be there.

 

The player having gathered enough information heads to see if there are any more clues under the old Dwarven bridge where he finds a Note under the bridge. The player decides to follow the note and enter the ruins through this hidden entrance. Inside they find Tappius.

 

Tappius Esdrecus:

I Thought you might be coming around here. What do you want and why should I let you leave alive?

-Ask about Midrethir: Ah, the pretty little traitor. You went through all this trouble to find me, find this place, just because of Midrethir?

Midrethir: You came all the way here just to talk about her? What else can I say? She was my partner, and my lover, and she took a big sack of gold to Boss Crito and Red Livia and invited them here. I consider Arkngthand mine and mine alone. This isn't your business. Just walk away.

Or if you are in the Thieves Guild: You came all the way here just to talk about her? What else can I say? She was my partner, and my lover, and she took a big sack of gold to Boss Crito and Red Livia and invited them here. I consider Arkngthand mine and mine alone. If you want the Thieves Guild to keep a share of my loot, you'll leave well enough alone.

 

The player having gained what they needed to know first returns to Shannat to inform her of what he has discovered.

 

Shannat Pansamsi:

Letter to Sadri: No, wait, before you tell me anything, please ask Muthsera Feldrelo Sadri. I trust she will let me know anything I need to know.

 

The player heads to Feldrelo before returning to Shanant.

 

Feldrelo Sadri:

Midrethir: So Midrethir was a traitor to her colleagues. Yes, that is a reason for a writ to be made against her. Knowing this, I can better sounsel Shannat. Tell Shannat what you learend. And tell him that I shall visit him soon.

 

Shannat Pansamsi:

Letter to Sadri: Ah, I wondered…I questioned…whether what I did was right. How do I know we are serving justice and not just the whims of the wealthy? I should not have doubted. I look forward to Muthsera Feldrelo's visit.

Asking again: Thank you again. I will think on what you said and consult with Muthsera Feldrelo Sadri.

 

Returning to Feldrelo one last time the player will close the loop.

 

Feldrelo Sadri:

Letter to Sadri: I will contine to counsel Shannat. I expect he will come to terms with his calling.

Midrethir: I will continue to counsel Shannat on the matter.

 

 

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Alternatively the player can decide after speaking to Sadri they don't want to reveal who gave them the letter.

 

Feldrelo Sadri:

Letter to Sadri: A letter for me? Hm. Unsigned. Spoke with me on a matter of conscience…that could be dozens of people. And they are being watched and can't come to the Temple? I don't know anyone that could be. Do you know gave you this letter?

-Say you don't know and are done with it: Well, if it is important, the Tribunal will provide another messenger.

Asking again: The matter is closed, as far as you are concerned.

 

Returning to Shannat Pansamsi the player can mention the letter.

 

Shannat Pansamsi:

Letter to Sadri: I am sorry the letter has troubled you.

 

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If you encounter Tappius in the ruins you can also tell him you are lost or want in on the action. Both will lead to a fight.

 

Tappius Esdrecus:

I Thought you might be coming around here. What do you want and why should I let you leave alive?

-Say you're lost: Either you're an idiot or you think I'm an idiot. You're not leaving here alive.

-Say you want in on the action: No, you're not getting a cut. There's too many people leeching off my already. But I do know a necromancer who's always looking for a good (Race) corpses.

 

The player is forced to kill Tappius and on his body they will find one of two journals based on if Boss Crito and Red Livia are alive. With this journal they can return to Feldrelo.

 

Feldrelo Sadri:

Midrethir: You found a journal? Ah, yes, this explains the whole affair. And it seems it was literally an affair. I see too much of this. Men and mer who are hurting, yearning for something, but instead of seeking the teachings of the Tribunal and the examples of the Saints, they seek fame, wealth, and worldly pleasures, which only provide temporary relief. After reading this journal, I can better counsel Shannat. Tell Shannat what you learned. And tell him that I shall come visit him soon.

 

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Another conclusion to this matter is if you decide to confront Tappius in the South Wall instead of heading to the ruin.

 

Tappius Esdrecus:

Midrethir: It's guild business. No, I'm not a member. But I'm the reason this place is rich and public and not a bunch of beggars picking up crumbs from the Tongs.

After persuasion: Alright, yes, I knew Midrethir. I'm the one who ordered the writ against her. She was my business partner. The kind of business no one talks about. She betrayed me. She sold me out for another gang of smugglers. And now she's dead. Satisfied?

 

Feldrelo Sadri:

Midrethir: So Midrethir was a traitor to her colleagues. Yes, that is a reason for a writ to be made against her. Knowing this, I can better sounsel Shannat. Tell Shannat what you learned. And tell him that I shall visit him soon.

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