Cedran will answer questions asked by the Dragonborn about the Jarl of Markarth, the Markarth Incident, and the Forsworn. Cedran will usually sell horses from 8am to 8pm before he goes inside the stable for the night.
What's the Markarth Incident? "'It's the whole reason Ulfric revolted against the Empire. Well the first reason anyway. Forsworn had taken over Markarth, and Ulfric and his men drove them out. Empire promised they'd be free to worship Talos afterwards. Pity no one told the Elves. Whole group of those Thalmor came and they demanded Ulfric's arrest."
Who's in charge of Markarth? "That would be Jarl Igmund. Young for a ruler of a Hold, especially the Reach. Wasn't surprising he stayed loyal to the Empire. His father helped capture Ulfric Stormcloak after the Markarth Incident.."
- "You need a reliable horse in the Reach. That's what we have."