* You can receive the gold reward from Lod after speaking with Barbas for the first time, rather than waiting until the quest is finished.
* Prior to the quest, a leveled conjurer will inhabit [[Skyrim:Rimerock Burrow|Rimerock Burrow]]. When the quest is started, that conjurer will be renamed Sebastian Lort.
* With the appropriate dialogue choices, Clavicus Vile will begrudgingly admit that without Barbas, he would be
not much more powerful than the Dragonborn.