Skyrim:Where You Hang Your Enemy's Head...

Skyrim: Quests: Dark Brotherhood
Restore the Dark Brotherhood's sanctuary.
Quest Giver: Nazir
Location(s): Dawnstar Sanctuary, The Ragged Flagon
Prerequisite Quest: Hail Sithis!
Next Quest: Take the Hidden Treasure
Reward: Refurnished Sanctuary
ID: DarkBrotherhoodSanctuaryRepair
Interior of the furnished Dawnstar Sanctuary

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Nazir in the new Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary in Dawnstar.
  2. Speak to Delvin Mallory.
  3. Purchase the upgrades.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Nazir will instruct you to go and speak to Delvin Mallory in The Ragged Flagon in Riften about restoring the newly reacquired Dawnstar Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. Travel to The Ragged Flagon and speak to Delvin. He is more than happy to restore anything you want for the prices listed below.

Dawnstar Sanctuary
Purchased From
Delvin Mallory Price to Purchase Home
OBValueIcon small.png Free
Total Cost of All Upgrades
OBValueIcon small.png 19,000
New Banners Poisoner's Nook Torture Chamber Secret Entrance Master Bedroom
1000 gold 5000 gold 5000 gold 5000 gold 3000 gold

22 new banners around the Sanctuary

1 Alchemy Lab
Lotus Extract x2

Garden of regrowing ingredients:
Deathbell x2; Nightshade x2; Giant Lichen x3; Swamp Fungal Pod x2; Canis Root x3; Imp Stool x2; Chaurus Eggs x3.

Several ingredients on the Alchemy Lab table, including:

Vampire Dust x2; Falmer Ear x2; Human Flesh x2; River Betty x3

Adds four torture victims to the Sanctuary, hung by their wrists. Each of these four victims reveals the location of treasure after being prompted.

Adds a secret entrance and exit on the other side of Dawnstar. (map)

Adds a personal master bedroom, including dressers, weapon racks, chests and a bed. Also adds Tumblerbane Gloves. Bedroom also includes mannequin for display of clothing.

After buying all the upgrades, talking to Delvin Mallory once more about the Dawnstar Sanctuary will complete the quest. You will have just 1,000 gold left of your previous reward after purchasing all of the upgrades.


  • Even after you have fully upgraded the Dawnstar Sanctuary, your quest log may not update and still tell you to "Employ Delvin Mallory's services".
    • To fix this, visit the sanctuary and then return to Delvin, and ask to upgrade the Sanctuary more, at which point he will tell you there is nothing else he can do and you will complete the quest.

Quest StagesEdit

Where You Hang Your Enemy's Head... (DarkBrotherhoodSanctuaryRepair)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I should see Delvin Mallory in the Ragged Flagon in Riften, and see if he can help refit the Dawnstar Sanctuary.
Objective 10: Employ Delvin Mallory's services
200 ☑Finishes quest The Dawnstar Sanctuary has been refitted and repaired to the extent of Delvin Mallory's capabilities. A new age has dawned for the Dark Brotherhood.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 255.
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