After bribing a beggar in the Imperial City, reading a "Wanted" poster about the Gray Fox, or having received a note from the Gray Fox, the Hero will be told to seek out Armand Christophe for more information about the guild. He meets prospective Thieves Guild members at around midnight in the Garden of Dareloth, located in the waterfront right behind Dareloth's house.
Armond gives the Hero an assignment to test their suitability for membership - stealing a diary. Doing so successfully will result in entrance into the Thieves Guild.
- Before joining the Guild, he may be repeatedly pickpocketed for lockpicks. This is a good way to level up sneak. No bounty will accrue and he won't report the crime. However, after joining, attempting to pickpocket him will result in suspension from the guild.
- He is no longer essential after The Ultimate Heist but still remains a Doyen.
- If a new Gray Fox takes over the guild, Armand no longer appears at midnight in the garden, but can easily be found in his home or the guild hall.
- Despite being a Redguard, he has a Breton sounding name.