The Night Mother is a Dunmer woman and the leader of the Dark Brotherhood. Her corpse is located within a crypt hidden underneath the statue of the Lucky Old Lady in Bravil. Through her Listener, she relays assassination contracts from those that have performed the Black Sacrament to the members of the Dark Brotherhood.
During this quest, the Hero of Kvatch encounters the Night Mother's ghost for the first and last time. The Hero and the remaining members of the Black Hand enter her hidden crypt, which is found under the Lucky Old Lady statue in Bravil. Upon meeting her ghost, she informs the Black Hand that the traitor is still alive. She explains to Arquen that restoration is impossible because of this. In this instance they get interrupted by Mathieu Bellamont, as he reveals himself as the traitor, and begins to initiate an assault on the Night Mother. The Hero intervenes and succeeds in killing the traitor. Upon his death, the Night Mother interacts with the Hero, telling them how impressed she is by the extraordinary feats they have pulled off during the Dark Brotherhood questline. The Night Mother then promotes them to the rank of Listener, and unlocks the Blade of Woe to its true power.
|Show: Honor Thy Mother|
|In the Crypt of the Night Mother:
"So, at last we meet. I have been following your strange journey through the Dark Brotherhood, young one. Your killing of the old man Baenlin... the execution of Adamus Phillida... the way you stalked and murdered each member of the Draconis family... Your purification of the Cheydinhal Sanctuary. You, a mere underling, even managed to single-handedly eliminate half of my Black Hand!"
After looting the crypt:
"You've returned. I trust you've weighed the importance of your new position. For you will soon hear words that will change lives, alter destinies. And I hope you've taken everything you desire from my crypt. Once you leave, you will be unable to return. Now, are you ready to begin your new life?"
- Honor Thy Mother
Night Mother: "What is the meaning of this desecration? Who has disturbed my ancient slumber?"
Arquen: "Dearest Night Mother! Most Unholy Maiden! Please, we beg your mercy in this, our time of need! The Black Hand seeks your guidance!"
Night Mother: "Ah, yes, I have been expecting you. The Listener now kneels by Sithis, as does his successor. There is a traitor amongst you."
Arquen: "The traitor is dead, dear Mother. We have come now to ask your blessing. Anoint one of us your Listener, so we can restore the Black Hand!"
Night Mother: "Foolish little girl. Lucien Lachance served Sithis til his dying breath. The Black Hand remains tainted by betrayal. Restoration is impossible."
Mathieu Bellamont: "Enough! Enough of this! You will all suffer for the pain you have caused me! I will destroy your Night Mother, and the Dark Brotherhood will fall!"
Arquen: "What treachery? The traitor still lives! It is Mathieu Bellamont! Do not let him harm the Night Mother! Kill him!"
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- The Elder Scrolls Online (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls: Legends