|This article has been flagged by a Daggerfall Redesign project contributor as needing an image.
See Help:Images for information on how to upload images. Please remove this template from the page when finished.
 Quick Walkthrough
- Head to the town named by the questgiver.
- Learn the missing brother's location from his cousin.
- Head to the dungeon named by the cousin.
- Find your former guild brother within and kill him.
- Report back to the questgiver to complete the quest.
- Be sure to follow the time limit.
 Detailed Walkthrough
 Quest Offer
The questgiver says:
The Brotherhood prides itself on always knowing where each Brother is at all times. I could tell you where you were last Tirdas within a foot of dirt. One of our Brothers, however, has disappeared and while on assignment. You will attempt to find (guild brother's name), and, unless (he/she) has suitable excuse for (his/her) absence, you will account (him/her). I trust you have time for this, yes?
As you know, no one ever leaves the Dark Brotherhood. One Brother has disappeared on assignment, and we must know if (guild brother's name) is dead or alive. You have been picked for this assignment.
 Quest Acceptance
The questgiver goes on:
Good. (guild brother's name) has a cousin in (town) -- a (cousin's description) called (cousin's name) who generally can be found at a place called (buiding). Talk to (him/her) -- firmly -- and find where (his/her) cousin is. I'll give you (time limit) days to take care of this business and return.
 Quest Decline
The questgiver answers:
Truly? Well, I suppose you're entitled to refuse an occasional assignment.
 Quest Object
Travel to the town mentioned by the questgiver and talk to the cousin, who will say:
I haven't heard from (guild brother's name) since (he/she) went off looking for that baron in (dungeon). Weird character, that baron. Never came around during the day, lived in that creepy place. It's no wonder someone wanted him dead. Still, if someone was going to stop my cousin's career in the Brotherhood, I wouldn't have expected him to be that skinny, pale baron.
Every experienced player will know what the cousin's story means: the target was a vampire. As you might suspect, your former guild brother has turned into one as well. Find the vampire within the dungeon mentioned by the cousin and kill it. The correct vampire will mention the baron's name when attacked.
 Quest Object Dead
When the vampire is laid to eternal rest, the following message appears:
The Vampire, (guild brother's name) is at last at rest.
 Quest End
When you report back, the questgiver says:
(guild brother's name) was a vampire? Well, that does explain things. If you haven't already, you'll want to get yourself healed at a temple, so you don't end up in (guild brother's name)'s bloodsucking family.
 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 Vampire
- Like most other quests for the Dark Brotherhood, there is no specific reward beyond the loot found during the dungeon crawl.