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Falkreath

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This section covers chapters three and four, both taking place in Falkreath. 

Astrid

All right newcomer, let's see what you can do. We have a contract on Rathir, the new priest at the Hall of the Dead. There's something odd about that one; be careful. He's been seen around Grave Concoctions potion shop.

Grave Concoctions

Zaria

I don't know anything about Rathir! I've already asked you to leave, so I guess we'll have to do this the hard way.

Player

Beats Zaria in her own shop.

Zaria

Rathir's a necromancer. I left his cult when I found out. Tell you what. I'll let you borrow my old robes to sneak into his ritual if you do a little something for me. I have this new poison I've been dying to try out. Why don't you test it on the residents of the Hilltop Shrine?

Hilltop Shrine

Kellen

The agent traveled to Hilltop Shrine to test out Zaria's poison. But the "residents" she spoke of would not be easily dealt with.

Player

The giants that inhabit Hilltop Shrine are tough, but the player manages to defeat them using Zaria's poisons.

Zaria

That worked even better than I'd hoped. Here are the robes I promised. They should make it easier to get close to Rathir.

Player

Now equiped, the player goes to the Hall of the Dead to find Rathir.

Hall of the Dead

Rathir's Acolyte

You're asking too many questions about my master. I think it's best I silenced you... permanently!

Player

Silences the acolyte... permanently.

Kellen

Searching the Hall of the Dead, the agent found a map. Perhaps it would lead to the priest.

Player

Goes where the map tells them.

Cultists' Meeting Place

Rathir

Gather around, my children. It is time for the ritual to begin. Tonight, the dead walk!

Player

Using the robes they aquired from Zaria, the player is able to sneak past the first level of defences. Soon, however, they are found out.

Rathir

What? You're not one of us! You're the assassin I was warned of!

Kellen

The necromancer's words unnerved many in the sanctuary. Who had warned him?

It was perhaps no coincidence that not long after the incident, the Listener herself chose to visit Falkreath.

This was the agent's chance to gain her trust, and learn where she and the Night Mother dwelt.

Falkreath

Alisanne Dupre

Greetings. I have come to give you an unpleasant task. We believe there is a traitor in our midst, and as the one who killed Rathir, only you are above suspicion.

In better days, we would have purged this entire sanctuary but after the destruction of Wayrest, our numbers are too few for that. I've told the others you'll be helping them with their contracts. Discover who the traitor is, and silence them, permanently.

Player

Wandering around Falkreath, the player decides to help Eliras with his contract first.

Abandoned Mine

Eliras

You want to help me on this assassination? Very well. We're after an Orc bandit holed up in this mine. Try to be useful, eh?

Player

After the player defeats the Orc, Eliras tells him what he knows about the traitor.

Eliras

Watch out around the other brothers; they can't all be trusted. I caught a glimpse of someone sneaking around the Sanctuary last night. It was dark, but I could tell they had red eyes.

Player

Clue in hand, the player heads to the next contract.

Falkreath Jail

Varlyn

I suppose you can help me on this task. The target is a criminal being held in this jail. Our job is to ensure he never sees trial - though the guards may not like that much.

Player

Sneaks into the jail and assassinates the target.

Varlyn

You're looking for the traitor, aren't you? I found a mysterious note in a dead drop. From the delicate script, I believe the traitor is a woman.

Corpselight Farm

Babette

New blood eh? I'm Babette. Don't let my innocent face fool you; I'm the oldest member of the Brotherhood. I've got a contract on this farmer... but I think she might be more than she appears to be, too.

Player

Turns out the farmers are werewolves, but the player takes them out anyway. Babette offers you the following clue:

Babette

You're looking for the traitor, aren't you? I saw someone acting suspicious the other day. They were wearing a hood.

Falkreath Sanctuary

Alisanne

I've learned something about our traitor. Apparently, Rathir was spotted meeting with someone with pointed ears near the Sanctuary. Do you think you know who it is? Remember, the traitor will lie to you.

Player

Accuses Eliras

Player

Accuses Babette

Player

Accuses Varlyn

Eliras

You think I'm the traitor? I swear by Sithis I'm not. Maybe you are!

Player

Defeats Eliras in a duel

Eliras

The void... calls to me. But know this. I was a loyal brother. If you are not the traitor... you have more killing to do.

Babette

You think I'm the traitor? Do I wear a hood? Do I have pointed ears? You're lucky I like you, or I'd kill you for suggesting it.

 

 

 

 

Varlyn

So. You found me out. Very well. You'll make a fine traitor, once I've killed you!

Player

Defeats Varlyn in a duel

 

 

If the player correctly accuses Varlyn on the first try, they get the following dialog: 

Alisanne

Excellent work. The traitor is dead, and our sanctuary remains strong.

I could use an assassin like you by my side; come, join me in Bravil.

 

If the player kills Eliras as well as Varlyn, they get the following dialog:

Alisanne

I had hoped not to lose more brothers than necessary. But so be it. The traitor is dead - and you have proven yourself, if nothing else, an efficient killer.

I could use someone so ruthless by my side; come, join me in Bravil.