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Skyrim:Kill Ma'randru-jo

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Assassinate Ma'randru-jo to complete a Dark Brotherhood contract.
Quest Giver: Nazir
Location(s): None
Prerequisite Quest: Kill Hern, Kill Lurbuk, Bound Until Death (Start)
Next Quest: Kill Agnis
Concurrent Quest: Kill Deekus, Kill Anoriath
Reward: Leveled gold
ID: DBSideContract07
Ma'randru-jo fights back.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Locate Ma'randru-jo.
  2. Kill him.
  3. Return to Nazir and receive your reward.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

When Ma'randru-jo is not wandering the roads of Tamriel, he can be found in one of the caravan camps led by Ri'saad. The caravan travels the route between Markarth and Whiterun and spends two full days camped outside each city before alternating. Since he does not stay stationary, he can be hard to find. However, the map indicates his position. To find him simply travel to his known location, check the map, then travel to his new location. Continue this until he is found.

Once you have located him, you may talk to him. Like most other assassination targets, you are given three dialogue choices. If you choose to insult him, he will attack you first, so you can then kill him without the fear of incurring a bounty and being arrested by the town guard, or attacked by the rest of the Khajiit merchants. Alternatively, you can sneak kill him without being detected by the rest of the merchants.

Topic Dialogue Response
"I'm going to beat you like a house cat." (if the player is a non-Khajiit)
"You are a disgrace to our race! I spit on your fur!" (if the player is a Khajiit)
"What? You dare challenge Ma'randru-jo? You will suffer for your insolence!" Becomes hostile and attacks
"You're one hard mage to track down, Ma'randru-jo." "And why would you be looking for me, hmm? I'm not sure I appreciate your presence here. Friend." Walks away
(Remain silent) "Now aren't you a strange one. Well, if you're here to shop, shop. If not, find some other caravan to stalk." Walks away

Return to the sanctuary and speak with Nazir to complete the quest and receive a reward of leveled Gold. If you're a Khajiit, Nazir will remark "How went your encounter with Ma'randru-jo? Back in Hammerfell, I always loved watching two cats rip each other to shreds...".


Levels Reward
1–9 250
10–19 400
20–29 500
30–39 600
40+ 750


  • Ri'saad, the caravan leader, is essential. If the other Khajiit attack, you will be unable to kill him.

Quest StagesEdit

Contract: Kill Ma'randru-jo (DBSideContract07)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I must find and kill the Khajiit Ma'randru-jo, a merchant who travels with one of the caravans. I may use any means at my disposal. When I am done, I am to report back to Nazir at the Sanctuary and collect my reward.
Objective 10: Kill Ma'randru-jo
Objective 20: Report back to Nazir
200 Finishes quest  Ma'randru-jo is dead, and I have collected my reward from Nazir at the Sanctuary.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 255.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage DBSideContract07 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest DBSideContract07.
Prev: Kill Hern, Kill Lurbuk Up: Dark Brotherhood
Conc: Kill Deekus, Kill Anoriath
Next: Kill Agnis