Armand Christophe is a Redguard home-owner on the Imperial City Waterfront. He spends a lot of time with the seedier elements of Tamriel. Supposedly, Armand humiliated Guard Captain Hieronymus Lex years ago, and Lex has always had a personal vendetta with him because of the incident.
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.
Armand 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.
The Imperial Watch normally doesn't collect taxes from the poor at the waterfront; however, Guard Captain Hieronymus Lex has actually collected them this time. It probably cost them more to collect the taxes than the total amount of taxes received. Armand Christophe wants the Hero to take them back, along with the tax records.
The Thieves Guild has a need to "acquire" Llathasa's Bust from her tomb. While the job looks simple, it has more to it then a simple theft.
- Before joining the Thieves 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 name.