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This article is about the randomly encountered assassin. For the corpse in Hag's End, see Dark Brotherhood Assassin.

Location Anywhere
Race Radiant Gender Radiant
Level PC×1.1 (range=6-45) Class Thief
RefID N/A BaseID 001051FB
Other Information
Health 50+(PC-1.1)×9.2
Magicka 50
Stamina 70+(PC-1.1)×7.3
Primary Skills Light Armor, Sneak, Archery, One-handed
Class Details CombatThief
Morality Any Crime Aggression Aggressive
Voice Type MaleNord
Faction(s) Dark Brotherhood
A female Khajiit Assassin

Assassins of the Dark Brotherhood are occasionally sent to track and subsequently make an attempt on your life throughout the game. The assassin's race and gender will vary between an Argonian female, a Dunmer male, or a Khajiit female.

The assassins appear as random encounters starting at level 5. Unlike hired thugs, the assassins appear for no reason and there is no way to avoid encountering them. A note detailing their mission can always be found on their bodies. The note reads:

Dark Brotherhood Assassin's Note

As instructed, you are to eliminate <Alias=Player> by any means necessary. The Black Sacrament has been performed - somebody wants this poor fool dead.

We've already received payment for the contract. Failure is not an option.

- Astrid

After completing either the With Friends Like These... or the Destroy the Dark Brotherhood! quest, you are no longer in danger of being attacked by these assassins.