|House||Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary|
|Health||35 + (4+1)x(PC+4), PC=1-38|
|Magicka||188 + 3.5x(PC+4) (max=300)|
|Essential||Until The Purification|
|Faction(s)||Dark Brotherhood (Executioner ); Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary Dwellers|
Vicente Valtieri is a Breton assassin and a member of the Dark Brotherhood. He is your first contract-giver in the Guild. He was stricken with vampirism while he was in an expedition to Morrowind, and after he deems you worthy he will offer to pass you the "dark gift".
Before you have spoken with him to get your first assignment he will spend the full day waiting patiently for you in his Private Quarters, without ever eating or sleeping, but once he has introduced himself he will resume his normal schedule. Every day he sleeps in his Quarters from 6am to 10am. Once he has woken up, he will find a suitable spot where he can sit and read one of the two books that he is carrying. After a reading period of six hours, he will leave his Quarters to stroll around the rest of the Sanctuary for the rest of the day, until his bedtime.
His attire consists of a few rare pieces of clothing: a dark shirt and a pair of black wide pants, both of which are zero weight items, along with a pair of leather boots and a gold necklace. He is armed with a leveled longsword, which can be enchanted, but he also carries an unenchanted longsword and an extra enchanted claymore, both leveled. He also possesses a copy of Guide to Cheydinhal, a copy of The Five Tenets, the key that unlocks the abandoned house, and a leveled amount of gold. As a vampire, Vicente possesses all relevant abilities.
Upon first meeting him after having spoken with Ocheeva he will warmly greet you while explaining some of his duties in the Sanctuary: "Warmest greetings to you. I trust you've already spoken with Ocheeva? I am Vicente Valtieri. I provide assignments for all new family members. Please do not let my appearance...unnerve you. The needs and Tenets of the Dark Brotherhood come before my own needs as a vampire." By being a vampire, he has been a member of the Sanctuary for a longer time than the other members, and will tell you some background history if you ask him about the current Speaker watching over the Sanctuary:"When I first joined the family, this Sanctuary was controlled by another Speaker. Lucien took over when she was killed while fulfilling a contract." When you leave conversation with him, he will say, "Spill some blood for me, dear Brother/Sister."
Vicente also seems to know about Count Skingrad's dark secret, as he will tell you if you inquire about some rumors: "The Count of Skingrad is not all he seems. Let's just say I'm not the only one who enjoys his evenings." Also, if you inquire about how he became a vampire he will tell you:""I was stricken with vampirism over 300 years ago, while on an expedition deep into the Ashlands of Vvardenfell. For nearly 100 years I hunted in secret, until the Dark Brotherhood found me."
Vicente is your first contract giver in the guild (see this section for details), but once you have finished your contract for The Assassinated Man quest, he will stop giving you contracts and will direct you to Ocheeva instead the next time you speak with him, and will also offer you an invitation to the ranks of the undead:"Well now, you are an ambitious one, aren't you? I'm afraid I have no more contracts for you. Our time working together has come to an end. Instead, you must report to Ocheeva, here in the Sanctuary. She will be providing all your contracts. Before you go, however, I intend to make good on an offer I made some time ago. As a vampire, I may pass my gift on to others as I see fit. You have served me well, and I choose now to extend that gift to you." However, he will still give you advices for your next contracts:
- The Lonely Wanderer: "The Elves of the Imperial City are a fairly close-knit community. One of them will have at least heard of Faelian. You should ask around."
- Bad Medicine: "These mercenary groups tend to be fanatically loyal to whomever leader they follow. Roderick's people will likely fight to the death. Be cautious."
- Whodunit?: "The key to successfully completing this contract is effectively blending in with the other guests. So for Sithis' sake, do not wear your hood..."
- Permanent Retirement: "Phillida may be retired, but he'll likely have a bodyguard, probably a member of the Leyawiin City Watch. You may have to dispose of him as well."
 Quests Given
- A Watery Grave: You must kill the captain of the pirate vessel Marie Elena.
- Accidents Happen: An honest Wood Elf in Bruma has upset some dishonest people.
- Scheduled for Execution: An old "friend" in the Imperial Prison needs to be released... from living.
- The Assassinated Man: Help Francois Motierre fake his death to escape his cowardly mistakes.
- Darkness Eternal: Accept Vicente Valtieri's offer to become a vampire.
 Related Quests
- A Knife in the Dark: You must prove your worthiness to join the Brotherhood.
- The Purification: Things at the Sanctuary have gone sour, and the Brotherhood can't afford chance or weakness.
- Vampire Cure: A long quest to gain the cure for vampirism.
 Quest-Related Events
When accepting your first contract he will provide you with information about what a contract is:"A contract is a pact one enters into with the Dark Brotherhood. They provide us with the gold, and we remove someone from existence. A contract is fulfilled by a skilled assassin such as yourself, who keeps the Dark Brotherhood's end of the bargain. So it has always been. While carrying out a contract, you may have the opportunity to earn a bonus if certain parameters are met." And if you inquire more about the bonus topic he will tell you that:"Some contracts are straightforward. Find the target, eliminate them, then return to the Sanctuary. No time limits or complications. However, many of our clients request that their contracts be carried out in a specific manner. A certain place, a certain method of elimination. We try to honor this requests whenever possible. After all, the Dark Brotherhood's reputation has been built on providing... good service. Any Brother or Sister who can complete a contract while fulfilling a specific request will receive a valuable bonus, oftentimes a powerful magic item."
He will provide you your first contracts for the Guild, and will also offer you some advice for successfully complete a contract while filling you in with the information of the target:
Once you accept the contract for the quest, he will explain you the situation: "Excellent. Here is what you must do. Go to the Waterfront District of the Imperial City. There you will find a ship named the Marie Elena. Board the ship and find its captain, Gaston Tussaud. He'll be in his cabin. Eliminate Tussaud in any manner you see fit. The pirates have been moving a lot of cargo onboard lately. You may be able to smuggle yourself on board in one of the packing crates. Oh, and one more thing. Get into the habit of asking your fellow family members about any current contract. Their insight may prove invaluable."And once you have fulfilled the contract, he will congratulate you by saying:"So, the pirate has been eliminated. Excellent. No one will mourn his passing, and Sithis has been appeased."
"We need you to stage an... accident. Kill the target in the manner specified, and you'll receive a considerable bonus." And once you accept the contract:"As I expected. Good. The target is a Wood Elf named Baenlin. You will find him at his home in Bruma. Enter secretly and avoid his manservant, Gromm. On the second floor is a secreted door leading to a crawlspace. Inside are the fastenings of a mounted head that hangs over Baenlin's favorite chair. Loosen the fastenings any night between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm, and the head will surely fall on Baenlin as he relaxes in his chair, as is custom. If Baenlin is killed in any other manner, or if the manservant Gromm is killed, you will forfeit the bonus. Now go, and may Sithis be with you."
If you didn't kill Baenlin in the way you should have, he will tell you disappointed:"Baenlin is dead, yes, but you did not fulfill the contract precisely as directed. I will grant your reward of gold, but the bonus is forfeit." However, if you did kill him in the proper way, he will say:"So, the accident has been staged, and Baenlin lies dead. Well done! You have more than earned your reward and bonus."
"Back for more? It just so happens I have another contract available, one that requires an expert in infiltration."
Once you have accepted the contract he will fill you in with the details of the target:"As always, you fail to disappoint me. Your target is a Dark Elf named Valen Dreth. He thinks he's safe in prison. He is tragically mistaken. A prisoner recently escaped from the prison, using a set of secret tunnels connecting to the Imperial City's sewer system. It's a perfect way inside. Just outside of the Imperial Prison is a grating that leads to the sewers. It has recently been tightly locked, but I will provide a key. It should be easy enough to locate Dreth in his small cell. Besides, I think you know the way, hmmm. He he he he he. Valen Dreth has been imprisoned for many years. His tongue is sharp, but his body is limp and frail. He will prove an easy, pleasurable kill. You will receive a bonus if you fulfill the contract without killing any of the prison guards. Now go, and may the Night Mother go with you."
If you return to him without having fulfilled the parameters specified he will say:"Valen Dreth lies dead, but why the unsanctioned bloodshed? You seem to lack... discipline." However, if you killed Dreth in the manner specified he will congratulate you by saying:"So, you infiltrated the Imperial Prison, eliminated Valen Dreth, and killed not one guard. Most excellent!"
"I have a special contract that needs fulfillment. In truth. I don't wish to offer it to any other family member. I've come to rely on your abilities. We're usually called upon to take a life, but not this time. This contract requires us to stage the assassination of a marked man."
And once you accept the assignment he will explain you the details of the contract:"You must go to the city of Chorrol and break into the house of Francois Motierre. Inside you will find Motierre waiting for you. Do not kill him! You see, Francois Motierre is a marked man. He owes a considerable sum to the wrong kind of people. So, they have sent an enforcer to kill him. This is an unusual contract, Motierre had to make a special arrangement with us before it was approved. I trust in your professionalism." If you inquire about how they agreed this unusual contract, he will explain you how it was approved:"The Dark Brotherhood is not in the business of staging deaths, no matter how much gold is offered. Sithis demands blood, and blood must be paid. In order to accept the contract, we demanded a life. Motierre offered his mother, and we accepted. Lucien has already taken care of that... detail."
If you return to him after having failed the quest he will have two different dialogues. If you failed the quest by killing Motierre he will say:"So, Francois Motierre has been killed. He hired us, sacrificed his own mother's blood, and we could not even fulfill our end of the bargain" and if you killed Hides-His-Heart, he will say:"So, the enforcer Hides-His-Heart has been killed. He was to bear witness of Motierre's death, and report back to his superiors." Either way he will conclude with:"By failing to fulfill this contract, you have brought shame upon us all. Leave me now, and contemplate your uselessness as a member of this family." However, if you succeed the quest, he will say "Ah, so Motierre has escaped? Well done!"
- Vicente has a scripted "Weakness to Garlic". If he is carrying any garlic, he is inflicted with Damage Strength 100pts, Damage Endurance 100pts, Weakness to Normal Weapons 100%, and Weakness to Magic 100%. Since garlic is a zero weight item, it can be reverse pickpocketed onto Vicente if you wish to dramatically weaken him.
- In Vicente's desk in the Cheydinhal sanctuary, there is a note addressed to Ocheeva. The note amusingly berates Antoinetta Marie for her horrible cooking, and then goes into detail about Vicente's garlic "allergy". It also mentions that other vampires are not in fact affected by this weakness. This note is likely meant as a hint to let the player know about Vicente's Weakness to Garlic.
- Vicente's AI package (
DarkVicenteCatChat) target during his schedule from 4pm to 12am is set to M'raaj-Dar in a radius of 600 ft. Since M'raaj-Dar spends his day changing from location, Vicente will follow him, always trying to get as close to him as possible.
- Vicente mentions being inflicted with Vampirism in Vvardenfell, which should make him an unofficial member of one of the three bloodlines there (Berne, Aundae, or Quarra). However, the type of vampirism he gives you is the same as all other vampires in Cyrodiil.