Arilen Maralvel is a Dunmer found dead inside the Stormhold mortuary. He often "spoke out against" the Argonians, which did not boost his reputation in a positive direction. There might be a few people who want him dead for his racist tirades. He has ties with Tiiril Alor of the Mages Guild.
You must examine his corpse.
- <A quick examination reveals Arilen's throat was slit.>
<The shaman's notes might provide more insight.>
- <Examine the notes.>
- "Subject died from a precise cut to the throat. The cut runs just deep enough to sever a vein and vocal cords. The body shows no sign of struggle.
A small, precise cut upon the chest was made after subject's death."