A typical Dark Brotherhood member.

For other uses, see Dark Brotherhood.

The Dark Brotherhood is a joinable faction in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. The faction specializes in assassination, and, as a result, many of the quests are centered around killing specific targets.

Description[edit | edit source]

An assassination guild, prohibited by law, but unofficially sanctioned by many powers that unofficially use their services. The leader of the Dark Brotherhood is supposedly called the Night Mother.[1]

Joining the Dark Brotherhood[edit | edit source]

To join the Dark Brotherhood, the Hero must complete the quest "Joining the Dark Brotherhood." To do this, they must either kill fifteen city guards or three civilians, and, upon receiving a letter, get a decanter from an alchemist and leave it within a specified house. From there, the Hero must meet with the contact, and will be let into the Dark Brotherhood.

Ranking[edit | edit source]

Ranking in the Dark Brotherhood is categorized into two different parts: The Hero's reputation, and the Hero's skills. To gain reputation, the Hero must complete quests within the guild. They must also meet the skill guidelines, which is the Hero's two highest skills that are associated with the Dark Brotherhood.

Ranks[edit | edit source]

Rank Rank Title Reputation Needed High Skill Low Skill
0 Apprentice 0 22 4
1 Journeyman 10 23 5
2 Operator 20 31 9
3 Slayer 30 39 13
4 Executioner 40 47 17
5 Punisher 50 55 21
6 Terminator 60 63 25
7 Assassin 70 71 29
8 Dark Brother 80 79 33
9 Master Assassin 90 87 37

Guild Skills[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skills (Daggerfall)
  • Archery
  • Backstabbing
  • Climbing
  • Critical Strike
  • Daedric
  • Destruction
  • Short Blade
  • Stealth
  • Streetwise

Quests[edit | edit source]

Depending on if the quest is completed successfully or not, the Hero will either gain or lose reputation within the Dark Brotherhood. These quests are given by Dark Slayers.

Quest Name Description Reputation Needed Reputation Gained Reputation Lost
A Damsel In Need Kill a knight who won't protect a damsel 20 +5 -2
A Song to Die for Kill a bard who has a bad taste in music 10 +5 -2
Absence Find a missing Dark Brotherhood member 10 +5 -2
An Anonymous Job Kill a person in the region palace 30 +5 -2
Joining the Dark Brotherhood Earn acceptance with the Dark Brotherhood 0 0 -25
Kill a Mage Kill a Mage Guild Member 0 +5 -2
Kill a Thief Kill a Thieves Guild member 50 +5 -2
Mage Guild in a Mess Kill a renegade mage on behalf of the Mages Guild 0 +5 -2
No Competition Kill a freelance assassin 0 +5 -2
No Escape Kill a former member who tried to escape retribution 0 +5 -2
Not For Just Anyone Kill a Knight in a Palace 40 +5 -2
The Veteran Kill a warrior 60 +5 -2
Traitor in the Brotherhood Kill a member of the Dark Brotherhood 0 +5 -2

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dark Brotherhood description in The Daggerfall Chronicles

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