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"Don't you have all the information you need? Please, the Emperor isn't going to kill himself. Hmph. Now wouldn't that be a blessing..."
―Amaund Motierre[src]


Amaund Motierre is a Breton member of the Elder Council, appearing in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. He plays a role in the final quests of the Dark Brotherhood questline, seeking the death of the current Emperor, Titus Mede II.


Amaund appears calm and confident when the Dragonborn first approaches him in the Dark Brotherhood quest "The Silence Has Been Broken." As the questline progresses, he becomes more and more stressed.


Motierre hides at Volunruud with his bodyguard Rexus. After the quest "Death Incarnate," he goes to The Bannered Mare in Whiterun.


Whispers In The DarkEdit

The Night Mother mentions a man named Amaund Motierre, who hides out at Volunruud, performing the Black Sacrament. She asks her new Listener to seek out Motierre. Threatened by the Night Mother's authority, Astrid asks the Dragonborn not to speak with Motierre, sending them on another contract instead.

It is possible, however, for the Dragonborn to speak with Motierre before Astrid gives the next objective. If the player travels to Volunruud right after the Night Mother is first spoken to, rather than have Astrid tell the Dragonborn to get quests from Nazir, Motierre will be waiting for the player as if the next quest has begun. Rexus will give the sealed letter as well as the valuable amulet, and the Dragonborn can choose to keep it or give it to Astrid to continue with the quest.

The Silence Has Been BrokenEdit

If the Dragonborn chose to do the side contracts rather than listen to the Night Mother, then eventually, Astrid changes her mind and sends the Dragonborn to meet Motierre, who states that he wants the Emperor killed. Rexus will give the Dragonborn the sealed letter and the amulet, the same way that would occur in "Whispers In The Dark" if the Dragonborn went to Motierre first. The Dragonborn reports back to Astrid, who takes the letter and instructs them to speak to Delvin Mallory to appraise the amulet.

Hail Sithis!Edit

After a failed assassination attempt on Titus Mede II and the near destruction of the Dark Brotherhood, the Dragonborn follows the Night Mother's instructions to find Amaund Motierre, who has relocated to the The Bannered Mare, and discover the location of the Emperor to complete the contract. Motierre sends the Dragonborn to The Katariah, the Emperor's personal ship, still anchored in Solitude Harbor. He will also mention that Commander Maro is located at the East Empire Company Warehouse.

The Dragonborn kills the Emperor, whose final wish is to have whoever set up the contract killed. After returning to Motierre, he will instruct the Dragonborn to return to Volunruud to pick up their reward: 20,000 GoldIcon, which is located in an urn in the original chamber that Motierre and Rexus were in.

After collecting the reward, the Dragonborn has the option to kill Motierre. Doing so gives the advantage of collecting a few rare gems from his corpse, as well as possibly receiving an inheritance from him.


  • "What is it? I said I didn't wish to disturbed." - When the Dragonborn first enters his room at The Bannered Mare.
  • "You may go now..."
  • "By the gods. You...You're alive! But I heard...Your sanctuary...Please! You mustn't think I had anything to do with that! I wanted the Emperor dead! The true Emperor! I still do! It was Maro! He..."
  • "Don't you have all the information you need? Please, the Emperor isn't going to kill himself. Hmph. Now wouldn't that be a blessing..."
  • "But...we...had" or "I thought...we had...a deal..." - If killed during "Hail Sithis!"



  • The voice of Amaund Motierre is provided by video-game sound designer and music composer Alexander Brandon, who also voiced Ancano.
  • Babette mentions that the surname "Motierre" is a very wealthy, powerful, and old name in Tamriel, existing even before she became a vampire three hundred years ago.
  • Throughout the Emperor assassination questline, Motierre makes repeated references to momentous changes in the Empire's policies that the death of Titus Mede II will bring. It is unknown what kind of changes those will be.
  • Amaund Motierre changes his appearance drastically over the Dark Brotherhood questline, going from a finely groomed man with long hair and a ponytail, to a grizzled, short haired, bearded man wearing fine clothes.
  • Killing Motierre in the Bannered Mare is rather difficult without attracting attention. The use of melee weapons or offensive spells will alert the patrons in the bar, causing a bounty of 1,000 septims. The best option is squeezing into the corner furthest (to the left) from Motierre, on top of a table, then killing him with a crouched sneak-attack when it shows the Dragonborn as "hidden." Remember to shut the door beforehand.
  • Amusingly, Motierre can still utter his final words even when decapitated, shot in the head or disintegrated.
  • If resurrected using Dead Thrall and then killed, he will speak his final words again.
  • Motierre will momentarily become highly excited when told of the Emperor's death, especially when talking about the player's reward, with great emphasis on the word "money."
  • It is possible to receive a letter of inheritance after killing Motierre, despite the fact that it was, in fact, the Dragonborn who killed him.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Amaund Motierre

  • So did you kill Motierre?

    227 messages
    • I kill him every time.  I request Age of Agression from the bard so it's playing when I kill him.
    • wrote:Killed the Motierre for all those gems he hoarded.  But then the next day I got letter of inheritance from Jarl Balgru...
  • Amaund Motierre

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    • AzuraKnight wrote:If by changing his name you mean their the same person two hundred years have passed since Oblivion so no I think he meant...
    • i think that francois is amaund's gret-great-great-great-great-great uncle