Astrid: Now go. And give the bride a special kiss, from me. Off to Solitude with you. Time to give the emperor some real motivation to visit Skyrim.
Solitude Guard: All hail the Dragonborn!
Berand: Wanderer like you must have plenty of tales to tell. But I'm-
Vulwulf Snow-Shod: Typical Imperial rot. You speak of Skyrim like you know the land-
Penitus Oculous Agent: I'm just here to provide protection for his eminence's cousin. Please, enjoy yourself.
Vulwulf Snow-Shod: - know its people. You're from Cyrodiil! You know nothing about us! Nothing!
Alexia Vici: Oh, I know enough. I know those trouble-making Stormcloaks refuse to submit to Imperial authority.
Vivienne: Vittoria did pretty well for herself.
Alexia Vici: Why that's not the same thing at all. The Dominion were invaders. Conquerors. We had to fight them, to preserve our own way of life.
Vulwulf Snow-Shod: My point exactly.
Vittoria: Honored guests. Are you all enjoying yourselves? Please, eat, drink, and make merry-
Man: Vittoria! No!
Noster: Please, someone do something!
Woman: The bride has been murdered. Somebody help!
Solitude Guard: In the ancient tongue, you are Dovahkiin - Dragonborn!
Asrid: Ha ha! The news is everywhere! Vittoria Vici, the Emperor's cousin, butchered at her own wedding! Well done! Let's see his eminence try to ignore this. With Vici's murder, you've started us down a path the Dark Brotherhood hasn't traveled in centuries. The assassination of an Emperor. And now, your reward, A unique spell to summon a legend of the Dark Brotherhood. His soul serves us now in death, as his body once did in life. Ah, and of course, a bonus, for killing Vici while she addressed her guests, as instructed. Gold, simple and pure. Spend it as you will. Now then. Time to proceed to the next stage of the plan. Go and speak with Gabriella. She's been helping me arrange your next contract.
Gabriella: Dear brother. I've been waiting for you. Your next contract awaits, as I'm sure Astrid indicated. With the Emperor's arrival in Skyrim now a certainty, his security service, the Penitus Oculatus , will need to begin its preparations immediately. Security is being handled by a Commander Maro. Astrid and I have devised a plan to break the man, and in doing so, cripple the Emperor's protection. You are to slay the commander's son, Gaius Maro, and once he is dead, plant false evidence on his body implicating him in a plot to kill the Emperor. He is set to leave the Penitus Oculatus outpost at Dragon Bridge, and inspect the security of each city in Skyrim. Go there now. Observe Gaius Maro's departure, and follow him. Waylay him in one of the cities, and send his soul to Sithis.
Once he's dead, plant the incriminating letter on his body, and let fate take care of the rest. Oh, and one final thing. To earn your bonus, do not kill Gaius Maro in Dragon Bridge, or on the road. Kill him in one of the other major cities he'll be visiting. There the body will be discovered quickly, as will the letter implicating Gaius Maro in the plot to assassinate the Emperor. Do that, and Astrid has authorized me to grant you a rather unique bonus. It is a special token, to be given to Olava the Feeble, in Whiterun. Olava is an old and dear friend and a powerful seer. The token entitles you to a reading of your future. It's an opportunity one should not pass up. Walk in Gaius Maro's Shadow, and deliver to him the judgement of Sithis.