Rumor has it that he is attempting to contact the [[Skyrim:Dark Brotherhood|Dark Brotherhood]]. If you track him down, you will find him chanting the Black Sacrament and he will assume that you are a member of the Dark Brotherhood. Speaking to him gives the quest [[Skyrim:Innocence Lost|Innocence Lost]], which leads to your entrance into the Dark Brotherhood.
He can be found in the [[Skyrim:Aretino Residence|Aretino Residence]] constantly trying to call the Dark Brotherhood. While
he actions remain the same, his dialogue rotates between several lines until you reveal yourself:
* ''"Sweet Mother, sweet Mother, send your child unto me, for the sins of the unworthy must be baptized in blood and fear."''