Astrid: She's right. I'll be forever in your debt, dearest brother. Now be quiet. Just...Just rest. Have you found something? Good, good. Does it say where he may be headed? The Dawnstar Sanctuary? Whatever for? Never mind, it doesn't matter. You need to leave. Now. Every moment counts, so I want you to take my horse. His name is Shadowmere. You'll find him outside, by the pool. Let's just say he's...one of us. Find Armbjorn. Make sure my husband's all right. And then, send that jester's twisted little soul to the void, in as many pieces as possible. I took that prancing fool into my home, and this is how he repays me?
Armbjorn: Should have figured Astrid would send you. What gave it away. Yeah, got to admit that little jester's good with that butter knife. But don't worry, I gave as good as I got. In there. Through the door. Some old sanctuary by the looks of it. I would have followed him, but I don't know the phrase. Alright, you convinced me. Doubt I'd be much good to you, anyway. the little fop cut me pretty deep. But I slashed him good. Pretty sure I severed an artery. Don't know what you're going to find in there..but you can probably just follow the blood.
Skull door: What is life's greatest illusion? Welcome home.
Cicero: Listener! Is that you? Oh, I knew you'd come. Send the best to defeat the best. Astrid knew her stupid wolf couldn't slay sly Cicero.
Sanctuary Guardian: Oof! Ahhhhh!
Cicero: Oh, but this isn't at all what mother would want. You kill the keeper or I kill the listener? Now that's madness. Ouch! Pointy pointy! My home is well defended. I always have been a stickler for details. Get it? "Stick-ler." Ha ha ho ho ha ha! Oh, I slay me! You're...still alive. Cicero respects the Listener's abilities, of course, but could you at least slow down a bit? I'm not what I used to be.
Sanctuary Guardian: You can't kill what's already dead, mortal. Aghh. Yeahhhhhh.
Cicero: Brrr! Chilly! You'll enjoy this. Not an original part of the sanctuary, per se. Let's call it a "forced addition." Forced by what? Oh, come and see!