Led by Kematu, the Alik'r Coterie arrives in Whiterun, searching for a Redguard woman accused of treason. Saadia, working as a bar-maid at The Bannered Mare, is the alleged traitor, accused of selling Hammerfell out in favor of the Thalmor.
She asks the Dragonborn to assassinate the Alik'r, whom she claims are ruthless assassins. Finding them in Swindler's Den, the Dragonborn must decide whether to side with Saadia or the Alik'r.
Sometimes they are encountered in the wild, confronting various Redguard women whether or not they are the one they have been looking for.
"You there. We are looking for someone in Whiterun, and will pay good money for information."
Who are you looking for?"A woman -- a foreigner in these lands. Redguard, like us. She is likely not using her true name. We will pay for any information regarding her location. We are not welcome here in Whiterun, so we will be in Rorikstead if you learn anything."
Why are you looking for this person?"It's none of your concern. All you need to know is that we're paying for information. If that doesn't interest you, feel free to walk away."
Who are you looking for again?"We're looking for a fugitive who comes from Hammerfell. A Redguard woman. She may be somewhere in this city."
"If you locate her, find us in Rorikstead."
If approached after finding Saadia:
"Do you have news of our quarry?"
I've seen the woman you're looking for."You have? Where? Tell me now!"
What do I get for telling you?"Money, if that is what you wish. Now tell me where she is!"
She's in the Bannered Mare. She know you're out here."We cannot go after her, not without drawing attention. You must bring her to us. Lead her to the Whiterun stables, outside of the city. We will wait for you there."
Whiterun Guard: "Look, you've already been told you're not allowed here. Turn around and go back the way you came." Alik'r warrior: "We're causing no trouble. All we ask is to look for her." Whiterun Guard: "I don't care what you're doing, after what happened you're lucky I don't toss you in jail. Now get lost." Alik'r warrior 2: "We will be back. This is not over."
Alik'r warrior: "Listen, wench, we're on to you. We know who you are, so you'd better come with us right now!" Redguard woman: "I don't know who you think I am, and I don't care. Leave me alone!" Alik'r warrior: "I don't have time for this foolishness. Now come along quietly and we won't have to get rough." Alik'r warrior 2: "Brother, I think she's telling the truth..." Redguard woman: "I'm not going anywhere. Now back off before I do something drastic." Alik'r warrior 2: "She doesn't have the scar." Alik'r warrior: "What? Oh... you're right." Alik'r warrior 2: "We've made a mistake. Now move along before that mouth of yours gets you into trouble." Redguard woman: "Next time you're looking to pester someone, make sure it's the right person!"
"We're looking for information about a woman -- a foreigner in these lands. She's a Redguard, like us. We believe she may be hiding in Whiterun, but we're checking everywhere to be sure." -After asking the harassing warriors who they are looking for.
When entering Swindler's Den during the quest "In My Time of Need," two bandits under Alik'r employment will be having a discussion in which it is revealed that the bandits are being hired to protect and/or conceal their location.
Despite being written with an apostrophe, possibly omitting a vowel, many characters in the game pronounce the word Alik'r as "ali-KEER," as if the third syllable not only contained a vowel but took primary stress as well.
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PC 360 Sometimes, despite completing the quest "In My Time of Need," two Alik'r warriors will remain in Whiterun at the gates, without any purpose, though they will help kill the Traveler and some other hostile NPCs.