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Carnius requires your skills in the assassination of Falco.
Quest Giver: Carnius Magius at Fort Frostmoth
Location(s): Raven Rock
Prerequisite Quest: Hiring Guards
Next Quest: Drastic Measures
Reward: 4000 gold, Ice Shield
Reputation Gain: +12 (East Empire Company)
ID: CO_12a
Difficulty: Medium
Falco must die

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Carnius to learn about the assassination plot for Falco.
  2. Travel to Raven Rock and make your way up the mining tower.
  3. Take the bow, arrow, and scroll in the Tower. Equip the bow and arrow.
  4. Draw/ready the bow to signal Baslod to attack and distract the guards.
  5. Fire the poison arrow at Falco once the guards have been drawn away, killing him.
  6. Return to Carnius for your reward.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Carnius MagiusEdit

After two days, speak to Carnius to learn about a plot to assassinate Falco at the colony. Carnius wants to show that the colony is still unsafe despite all the recent efforts. He has arranged Baslod to pose as a native Nord that will distract the guards and allow you to strike Falco with a poisoned arrow from the mining tower. Carnius warns you to ensure that no one sees you and he'll deny everything if you're caught.

Setting UpEdit

Make your way to Raven Rock to get setup for the assassination attempt. Make sure you have a bow and some extra arrows (a good marksman skill wouldn't hurt either). The mining tower is the tall wooden structure on the West side of town with the large ramp. The arrow, the bow and the scroll are up on the top waiting for you.

Signaling BaslodEdit

According to the instructions, you have to draw the bow that has been provided (a Steel Bow) in order to signal Baslod to distract the guards. Indeed, once you equip and draw the bow, he will appear from around a building and get the guards out of the way, making it clear for your shot. The special arrow has a ranged poison spell so aim low so that even if you miss you'll probably kill Falco. Depending on your skill and shot, a direct hit should kill Falco instantly.

Return to CarniusEdit

Return to Carnius with the news of Falco's death and receive 4000 gold and an Ice Shield (unenchanted) as a reward.

Quest StagesEdit

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

The Assassin (CO_12a)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Carnius has instructed me to assassinate Falco. There will be someone waiting for me to be ready; I should go to the top of the mining office tower and draw the bow that has been left for me. That will signal to Baslod that he should proceed
20 I am at the assigned point, and have drawn my bow to signal that I am ready.
30 Baslod attacked Falco and ran off.
40 I have killed Falco.
50 ☑Finishes quest Carnius congratulated me on a job well done.
100 ☑Finishes quest I've missed my window of opportunity. The guards have returned; I cannot kill Falco now.
150 ☑Finishes quest I was spotted trying to kill Falco, and have failed my assignment.

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