|Quest Giver||Vicente Valtieri|
|Prerequisite||Blood of the Damned|
|Next Quest||No Rest for the Wicked|
Advance to Slayer rank
|Type||Dark Brotherhood quest|
Head to Bruma and locate Baelin's House. It is recommended that if killing him for the bonus (by dropping a mounted head onto him while he rests in his chair) that they enter through the basement behind the house. The door has a hard lock and so does the second door in to the living quarters.
The crawlspace to access the fastenings for the mounted head can be found in the bedroom upstairs. One can wait inside the crawlspace until 8-11 pm, then loosen the bolts to kill Baelin. Having the spell effect Detect Life can be useful to determine when to drop the head.
Note that the Dark Brotherhood garments given in the previously quest can be useful for sneaking around.
It is also possible to go in the front door with an easy lock, as the house is not a trespassing zone, then head upstairs and drop the head. Just make sure to avoid Gromm on the way out, which is most easily done by means of the basement.
Do not look through the hole that the head was resting in or Gromm will see them and chase them causing the guards to chase him and kill him. If collecting nirnroot, don't pass through his bedroom without collecting the potted plant on his desk.
I must go to the city of Bruma, find Baenlin's house, and gain entrance. Once inside, I should stage a tragic accident.
I have entered Baenlin's house. If I can access the second floor crawlspace and loosen the fastenings on the mounted head, between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM, it will fall on Baenlin as he rests in his chair. If Baenlin dies any other way, or if Gromm is killed, I will lose my bonus.
The mounted head has fallen on Baenlin, killing him as expected. I must return to the Sanctuary and speak with Vicente Valtieri to receive my reward.
I fulfilled the contract, but not in the manner requested. As a result, I have forfeited my bonus. I must now return to the Sanctuary and speak with Vicente Valtieri to receive my reward.
I have spoken with Vicente Valtieri.
- If for some reason Gromm has been killed prior to this mission, (i.e. he attacked them while theiy were independently looting the house, or he attacked them upon entry, and they fled, causing the guards to kill him), Gromm will not be present for this mission, and thus they will not meet the criteria for the bonus. However, if they complete the quest and get the bonus, and then go back and kill Gromm, there are no repercussions, as Gromm is useless for the rest of the game (he stays at a bar and mourns his master's death).