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"Forward? Believe me, this is my shy and unimposing side. After all, we wouldn't want to give my beloved Cimbar the wrong idea, would we? Find me later and I'll show you what forward really looks like."
―Mirabelle to the Vestige

Mirabelle Motierre is a Breton assassin residing in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. Mirabelle has many disguises as a cover for her role as a Dark Brotherhood assassin.

BackgroundEdit

Mirabelle was a noble in the wealthy Motierre family. She grew bored with the life of luxury, and one day murdered her handmaid by strangling her with a gold chain. Mirabelle was then invited to join the Brotherhood. She later began a relationship with a fellow assassin, Cimbar. In her sleeping area, she has several mannequins, as well as a number of beauty products.

InteractionsEdit

Welcome HomeEdit

After introducing yourself to Mirabelle, she can give you information on her past, the mechanics of the Dark Brotherhood, and the recent murders of fellow assassins.

A Lesson in SilenceEdit

After returning from At-Himah Family Estate, Mirabelle will be grieving Cimbar's death.

A Special RequestEdit

Mirabelle, having been working as a serving girl for the Pirate Queen Governor Fortunata ap Dugal, will be found sweeping at the entrance of Anvil Castle. She will recommend poisoning Fortunata's favorite drink decanter as a means of assassinating her.

After informing Fortunata of Commander Marcus Scipio's death, she will invite you to the balcony for a celebratory drink. Mirabelle will then enter serving the drinks:

Governor Fortunata ap Dugal: "I miss sailing the open sea. Things were more clear out there. Kill or be killed. Take whatever you can carry. Fight to keep what's yours.
It's the same here, I suppose. We're just less honest about it."

Mirabelle Motierre: "Your wine, Governor."
Fortunata ap Dugal: "Mirabelle? What are you doing here?"
Mirabelle Motierre: "You know how clumsy Edwina can be, Governor. While she cleans up her mess, I brought your wine so you wouldn't be kept waiting."
Fortunata ap Dugal: "Initiative. I like that in a serving girl.
Very well, then. A toast! To taking what you can and fighting to keep what's yours.
The wine... what did you do?"

Mirabelle Motierre: "We'll drink to your memory, Governor. And to the glory of the Night Mother."
Fortunata ap Dugal: "Mirabelle? She's one of... you?"
Mirabelle Motierre: "Life is fleeting, Fortunata. An illusion. And in the end, everything belongs to Sithis. Tell him I said hello."
Fortunata ap Dugal: <Falls off the ledge to her death>
Mirabelle Motierre: "I'll see you back at the Sanctuary, darling. After I clean up any evidence of our involvement."

Mirabelle will remain on the balcony for other matters. She will tell you of her secret escape route used to exit the castle.

Dark RevelationsEdit

Mirabelle will be set on going to the Enclave of the Hourglass to get revenge on The Black Dragon for Cimbar's death. She will refuse to stay in the sanctuary, whatever you tell her and what Astara Caerellius orders, she will leave the sanctuary regardless.

After speaking to Count Carolus Aquilarios, Mirabelle will arrive at the west entrance to the Enclave, yelling "Assassin, over here!". Speaking to her reveals her plan to use the element of surprise to assassinate the Black Dragon, and later goes into the fort.

After reading The Black Dragon's Journal, Mirabelle Motierre will appear in the room, resulting in the following conversation:

Mirabelle Motierre: "Psst! Assassin! Up here! I'm waiting for the Black Dragon."
Lyra: "Setting a trap for the Dragon? Is that the idea?"
Mirabelle: "Wait, who's that with you?"

Lyra will then teleport in a cloud of red mist, don her armor as the Black Dragon, and murder Mirabelle with her dagger, revealing her true identity:

Lyra/The Black Dragon: "I am death, you silly fool!"
[stabs Mirabelle]
"We'll meet again, assassin. And next time I'll be ready to deal with you!"

Mirabelle: "Don't mourn for me, Assassin. I've always dreamed of the Void.
I'll see Cimbar and the Dread Father soon... but you need to warn Astara... the Black Dragon is..."

As The Black Dragon, Lyra will leave the chambers, and Mirabelle will die of her wounds shortly after saying her last words.

DialogueEdit

Show: Welcome Home

"So you're the new initiate. Hmm. You're certainly cuter than the last one."

The Matron suggested I introduce myself. "And why wouldn't she, darling? I am her favorite, after all. As a matter of fact, I'm everyone's favorite. I'm sure you'll agree soon enough. Anyway, it's a pleasure to meet you. May the Night Mother forever hold you in her cold and loving embrace."
Are you always this forward? "Forward? Believe me, this is my shy and unimposing side. After all, we wouldn't want to give my beloved Cimbar the wrong idea, would we? Find me later and I'll show you what forward really looks like."
Later? Where would you like me to meet you? "Oh, you really are too easy, my darling! I'm just having some fun with you. I suppose I get that from my family heritage. The Motierres are rich, powerful, and blessed with good looks and a wicked sense of humor. Just play along and enjoy."
You come from a noble family? "Oh, there's nothing noble about my family. But I left that all behind. The wealth, the boredom, the servants waiting one me, hand and foot. One day, I strangled my handmaid with a golden chain, and here I am. Life in the Brotherhood suits me."
What should I know about the Dark Brotherhood? "You shouldn't know anything, darling. We're a secret organization, after all. I suppose I can tell you that we serve the Night Mother. Her cold embrace binds us together. Never dishonor her. Our contracts aren't mere tasks - we carry out her will."
I'm still not sure how all this works. ""Sweet Mother, sweet Mother, send your child unto me, for the sins of the unworthy must be baptized in blood and fear." These words, as part of a complex ritual, form the Black Sacrament. The means by which those in need pray to the Night Mother."
And we consider that to be contract? "Our Mother hears the prayer and whispers to the Listener. The Listener sends a Speaker to arrange the details and create the contract. Then the Speaker selects an assassin to carry out our Mother's will. It's more that just a job. It's a calling."
It sounds like the Brotherhood worships the Night Mother. "This just got much too serious for my taste, darling. Let's talk about something, oh, I don't know, mere decadent. Like how I'd be nibbling on your ear if Cimbar wasn't here. He's watching, isn't he? Maybe a little nibble is in order, hmm…?"
So there have been other recruits lately? "A few. The Speaker sends new initiates to the Sanctuary every so often. New blood, you understand. Before you there was a charming young lad from Glenumbra. Van something, I believe. A shame, really. He was too scrumptious to die so soon."
I heard that a few members had been murdered. "Mind your tongue, Initiate! We're the murderers, not the victims here. But I suppose the circumstances were somewhat … unusual. Someone left Van pinned to the wall of the inn in Kvatch, help up with multiple daggers. When I find the villain …."
Sounds like someone's hunting the Brotherhood. "You don't hunt the hunters! The Brotherhood hunts you. Anything else is a crime against the natural order! But enough of this dark talk. We're just working ourselves into a tizzy. I'd much rather get excited about something more … enticing."
Show: A Lesson in Silence

After accepting to go to Kvatch:

"This is an absolute insult to Cimbar. The old Astara would never send other assassins to finish a job unless she knew the assassin had failed. We haven't even heard back from Cimbar yet. But I shouldn't question the Matron. She is our leader."

What do you mean? "Killing the Grand Sermonizer is Cimbar's current contract. There's no reason to believe he won't complete the job. This paranoia … it doesn't suit us. We're better than this."
Maybe Astara just doesn't want to take chances with this one. "It's true that removing the Grand Sermonizer would send a crucial message. The public needs to know that the loss of a few assassins does nothing to diminish us. Just follow the Matron's orders. I'll keep my objections to myself."
Show: Questions of Faith

"I hope you find her. Foolish girl, running off now of all times. Just bring her back."

Are you doing all right? "I don't need you to look after me, Initiate. I've seen more death than most and sent more than my share to the Void."
But weren't you and Cimbar close? "He was entertaining while he lasted. Perhaps even more so than some of my previous diversions. But that's all he was. What, do you think I loved him? I learned long ago to discard such silly notions."
Do you think Hilde would really run away? "The girl? I wouldn't think so. But the wolf, who can say? Hildegard is of two minds, and that can be both a blessing and a curse."

At the end of the quest:

"Look at those two. You wouldn't know them for assassins of the Dark Brotherhood just by looking at them, that's for sure. Thanks for making sure this ended well."

Any thoughts on the current situation? "I'm loath to admit it, but something strange is going on. It's hard to believe that a single armored warrior in a scary helmet could be behind these troubles, though. It feels … bigger. Like we have enemies surrounding us, just waiting to attack."
What kind of enemies? "That's just it. The Dark Brotherhood doesn't have a lot of enemies. We're just ... business. Most prefer to stay on our good side or utilize us to their own ends. As long as they meet our price, we're happy to oblige. Why destroy such a useful tool?"
Maybe it's personal. "Someone would need a lot of influence to go against us in such a brazen manner. I can't imagine who that would be. Just watch the shadows while you're out and about. Seems we're not the only ones prowling them these days."

QuotesEdit

  • "Advice? Just stay out of Cimbar's way and let him finish the job. But feel free to kill as many of those annoying street preachers as you like. I despise those wind bags. Just keep an eye out for the city guards. You're not ready to deal with them." – During "A Lesson in Silence"
  • "Cimbar's dead. Do you really think I want to talk to you right now?" – At the end of "A Lesson in Silence"
  • "Have you talked to Kor? Seems his little wolf-girl has run off. Will you … see if you can help? Someone should go look for her before anything … well, you know."

TriviaEdit

  • She is voiced by Tara Strong.
  • Her family name implies she is an ancestor of Amaund Motierre (Skyrim) and Francois Motierre (Oblivion) which is further given credence by their dealings with the Dark Brotherhood.
  • It is possible that she is related to Lisien Motierre who (like Francois) resides in Chorrol.

AppearancesEdit