Player: Eat it, troll.
Cicero: All right. So Cicero attacked that harlot, Astrid. But what's a fool to do when his mother is slandered and mocked? Surely the Listener understands.
Player: What I understand is I'm going to kill you and I'm going to slice you up good. How many ghosts are there in this place? It seems like some of these have way more health than others.
Cicero: Cicero admits, he thought the Listener would be dead by now. Maybe we could just forget all this? Let bygones by bygones? What do you say?
Player: Not a chance, rainbows. I see a chest. Oh, boy, masterlock. Okay, I will see you a couple of lockpicks from now. Oh, boy. That took a lot of tries but we're going to level out of it. So in case we run into something really nasty, we got that in our back pocket. Oh, hello. This seems to be one way more health. Let's hit him with a little unrelenting force. Yeah, that's right. Who is your father?
Cicero: If it's any comfort, I do feel slightly bad about Veezara. Stupid lizard got in my way. But please tell me that hulking sheepdog has bled to death.
Player: Looks like he's just inside this room.
Cicero: And now we come to the end of our play. The grand finale. You caught me. I surrender. Traitor? Me? Silly assassin. So confused, so confused, and they say I'm mad. If I'm a traitor, so are you. Have you not heard the maiden's voice? Are you not the Listener? So walk away. Let poor Cicero live. Tell Astrid you did the job. Stabbed, strangled, drowned poor Cicero. A tiny white lie for a dark assassin. Do what you will. Cicero has no fight left. In the end, Sithis will judge us both.
Player: Kill him or spare him? Farewell. Wow, okay. He's tougher than he looks. Let's go a little more health going on.
Cicero: Coming, mother.
Player: [foreign language] And here's the short way out. Just pull this chain and that will let this gate down and we're off. Back to the Sanctuary.
Astrid: Arnbjorn is safe, and for that you have my thanks. But what of the fool? Is Cicero dead? Excellent. Once again you've proven yourself a born assassin. Tell you what, why don't you hold onto Shadowmere a while longer? He's a fine steed and hasn't been ridden nearly as much as he should lately. And now that this Cicero mess has been mopped up, we can get back to the matter at hand, hmm? There's just one more target before we strike out at the Emperor. Have you by chance heard of the Gourmet? Read his cookbook? It's become quite a phenomenon. The Gourmet is scheduled to cook for the Emperor at a special dinner. You'll kill him, steal his Writ of Passage, and assume the roll of master chef. Festus has been spearheading this part of the assassination plan. He's close to uncovering the identity of the Gourmet. You should report to him.
Player: Nope. Oh, god. Why?