Quick Walkthrough
- Meet the snitch in the current town and talk to him/her.
- Head to the dungeon the snitch points you to.
- Find your target within and kill him/her.
- Report back to the questgiver to complete the quest.
- Be sure to follow the time limit.
 Detailed Walkthrough
 Quest Offer
As you know, (Brother/Sister), there is no room for failure in the Dark Brotherhood. Brothers who fail us are targetted for an accounting. You will find and correct one such errant former member. It is a solemn duty, and not an entirely disagreeable one, to account agents of the Brotherhood who have failed us in an assignment. You are, I trust, free to take on such an assignment?
 Quest Acceptance
Questgiver goes on:
Very good, (Brother/Sister). (target's name), having learned something during (his/her) tenure in the Brotherhood, has wisely hidden (him/her)-self, but we have a contact in (current town), a miserable (snitch's description), a snitch named (name). Talk to (him/her) and get (target's name)'s location. I will expect the accounting to be accomplished, and you to be back here in (time limit) days.
 Quest Decline
Did I hear you correctly? (Brother/Sister), I am grieved by your lack of cooperation with your brothers.
 Quest Object
Meet the snitch in the current town and talk to him/her. The snitch will say:
(player's name)? I'm (name). The fish you're after has slipped the hook and is living a fancy life down in (dungeon). Just watch yourself, (player's race). (target's name) knows how to fight and (he/she)'s scared.
Travel to the dungeon and find your target, an Assassin, at one of the quest locations.
 Quest Object Dead
When your target is dead, you get following notification:
You have slain (target's name). The Brotherhood will be pleased.
 Quest End
When you report back to the questgiver, he will say:
Well done, (Brother/Sister). A good lesson for all who might fail the Brotherhood.
 Reputation Gain/Loss
A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.
A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.
(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered in the tables)
- Random dungeon monsters
- Quest Target: One Assassin
- Like most other quests for the Dark Brotherhood, there is no specific reward beyond the loot found during the dungeon crawl.