Astrid: Now go. And give the bride a special kiss from me.
Player: Well, let's get our party clothes on and head to Solitude. We got a wedding to crash.
Astrid: Off to Solitude with you. Time to give the Emperor some real motivation to visit Skyrim.
Player: We're here in Solitude and we're going to ruin this poor woman's wedding and also end her life.
Solitude Guard: All hail the Dragonborn.
Player: So you head up this ramp and the wedding is taking place in this courtyard or here. There's a bunch of shortcuts around this area and they lead to some stuff. Here we've got some Elven arrows and a nice new bow. But don't shoot it from there which you want to do. Let's head around this way. Get into this corner over here and wait for the bride to address the crowd. They'll walk over to this door over here in just a minute. And we want that bonus so we're going to wait for the couple to head over to this balcony over here. So let's wait for that. All right, there they go. Now what we're going for here is an angle where we can hit Vittoria but the groom won't see us. So once you found that angle.
Vittoria: Honored guests, are you all enjoying yourselves? Please eat, drink, and make merry on this most happy of days.
Kayd: Vittoria. No!
Player: There you go.
Noster: Please, someone do something.
Woman: The bride has been murdered! Somebody help!
Player: This way you don't get a bounty so the guards are still friendly. And you can actually just fast travel all the way back to the Sanctuary without having to mount and escape. Oh, right. [foreign language] I'm getting a little metatextual.
Astrid: The news is everywhere. Vittoria RIci, 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 dead, 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's 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 at 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 another 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 judgment of Sithis.
Player: You might even say there a brotherhood. You might even say they are brotherhood of assassins that follow a creed of sorts, of tenets. Their tenets form some sort of creed for these assassins in this brotherhood.