Christer is looking for his wife, Fjola, and asks the Dragonborn for assistance in finding her. He states he knows bandits in the area have been kidnapping people and believes they bring them here, and that his wife disappeared about the time the bandits began grabbing people.
He hopes his wife is still alive among the abducted. If the Dragonborn agrees to help him, Christer gives the Dragonborn the Mistwatch Key to open any locked doors in Mistwatch Tower.
- If Christer dies after the quest is started, the Dragonborn will be given an inheritance of 100 , but due to taxes the Dragonborn will only get 90 gold.
- If the Dragonborn is in Werewolf or Vampire Lord form, Christer will not become hostile and the quest can still be obtained.
- If the Dragonborn tells Christer that they killed his wife, he will become hostile and will attack with his fists until he or the Dragonborn is killed.