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Contract: Kill Ennodius Papius is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn is tasked by Nazir to kill Ennodius Papius, a reclusive lumberjack near Anga's Mill.


I must kill the ex-miller Ennodius Papius, at Anga's Mill. I may use any means at my disposal. When I am done, I am to report back to Nazir at the Sanctuary and collect my reward.


  1. Kill Ennodius Papius
  2. Report back to Nazir


One of three initial contracts given by Nazir in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. Ennodius Papius, now a paranoid recluse, was once the Miller at Anga's Mill in Windhelm, and can still be found nearby, camped just west along the river below a rock. There is no one near his tent, making him an easy target. Return to Nazir once he is dead and the Dragonborn will receive 400–750 GoldIcon.

An easy way to kill Ennodius is to sneak up the river behind his tent and wait until he sits down on the log, outside his tent. While sneaking, fire an arrow or use a spell to kill him. If he isn't killed on the first try, do it again.

Alternatively, Ennodius may panic and run into the river, causing his demise by the mudcrabs.


You were right to be paranoid, Ennodius. "What? What do you mean? Oh! Oh... no... No!"

Die, worm! "Aiiiiiiiieeeeee!"

(Remain silent) "Who are you? You... you're with the Dark Brotherhood, ain'tcha? I knew it. I knew you'd come for me!"

Any of these options will turn him hostile or will make him run away.


Contract: Kill Ennodius Papius – DBSideContract02
IDJournal Entry

I must kill the ex-miller Ennodius Papius, at Anga's Mill. I may use any means at my disposal. When I am done, I am to report back to Nazir at the Sanctuary and collect my reward.

  • Objective 10: Kill Ennodius Papius
  • Objective 20: Report back to Nazir

Ennodius Papius is dead, and I have collected my reward from Nazir at the Sanctuary.

  • Quest complete


  • Papius will not be at Anga's Mill until the contract is accepted.


This section contains bugs related to Contract: Kill Ennodius Papius. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
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  • Sometimes after killing Ennodius Papius, the quest does not clear and the quest marker will remain above his dead body. This bug prevents a player from continuing on further in the Dark Brotherhood questline. There is no known workaround as of yet besides reloading an older save file.
  • Sometimes, if Ennodius is killed while on or near his bedroll, the body will fall through the ground, making it unable to be looted. Reloading a previous save file and killing Papius while he is away from his tent should fix the issue.
  • Sometimes, Ennodius does not spawn but the quest marker will still be located above his tent.

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