The Assassin of Old is a dead Nord found at Hag's End. He carries the full set of Ancient Shrouded Armor.


Locate the Assassin of OldEdit

After completing the miscellaneous quest "Receive a reading from Olava the Feeble," this miscellaneous quest is received, and begins in Deepwood Redoubt. Immediately after passing through the burial room close to the entrance, a chest and a dead adventurer can be found by jumping up the rocks on the right.


  • The 100% poison resistance of the Ancient Shrouded Armor is extremely useful against Spriggans.
  • Multiple sets of his armor can be obtained using the Spell dead thrall. The Dragonborn can simply take his armor, cast the spell on his body, and leave to a different area. After returning his armor will re-spawn on his body. This exploit can be repeated as many times as desired.
  • The Assassin of Old makes a poor thrall. Since he was never given any health, he will almost always die in one hit.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Assassin of Old

  • Potential bug using dead thrall

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    • The other day when I was testing the dead thrall on assassin of old i had him follow me to the falkreath sanctuary and since unlike my ot...
    • It's because of the way the game saves. it saves your character and active effects; then it loads the thrall, so if you enter a place t...
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