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Adonato Leotelli is an Imperial bard and a writer, noted for his book Olaf and the Dragon and lesser work Ghosts in the Storm. He is staying at Candlehearth Hall in Windhelm. He thinks the world needs tales of heroism so he writes books of nobility and courage and heroes of old.
Adonato Leotelli wears a set of fine clothes and a pair of fine boots. He carries an iron dagger to defend himself if threatened. Adonato may also carry a small amount of gold, food and a beverage, a lockpick, one or two rings, a necklace, and a gem.
Adonato will spend all of his time at the Candlehearth Hall, socializing, eating, or sleeping at random intervals throughout the day. The only specific task he does during any day is continue his writing between noon and 8PM.
Speaking to Adonato will have him reveal to you that he is a writer: "I'm a writer by trade. Not that the people of Skyrim do much reading."
To which you can reply: "What kind of writing do you do?"
He'll respond with: "I write drama, friend. The legends and history of Skyrim made to excite and inspire. Poor at the Bards College has been waiting for my latest work, "Olaf and the Dragon," for weeks now. Roads are a mess."
This will give you the opportunity to either offer to deliver it for him or state how unfortunate it is that he can't have his book brought to Giraud. "I'll deliver the book for you." (Accept) "That's a shame." (Reject)
If you offer your services to him, he'll quickly hand over the book with the comment: "You're sure? When you see, ask for a tip. I'm sure he'll be in a good mood after reading this." If you decide to take up this task, he'll instead agree with your summary of the situation: "Indeed it is." If you reject the offer, the opportunity to ask him about what he writes will still be present, giving you the opportunity to accept the quest at a later date.
Besides the quest offering, Adonato will offer a few comments on the events of Skyrim, and his writing: "I still can't believe Isabella's gone. She was such a helpful young lass." (this is most likely a reference to the quest, Blood on the Ice) "Know any tales of nobility and courage? I'm keen to record them." "I'll find some way to finish my book." "Now more than ever, the world needs tales of heroism."
As you leave his company, Adonato may either remind you to read or request that you visit him again: "May you lose yourself in the pages of a good book!" "As you travel Skyrim, make sure you stop and take in the view from time to time!"