For other uses, see Contract.

Contract: Kill Deekus is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a Dark Brotherhood contract quest given by Nazir. The Dragonborn is sent to kill Deekus.


Deekus has set up a small camp at Hela's Folly, northeast of Dawnstar.

The main difference between Deekus and other contracts is that he might escape into the water, making it difficult to kill him since the Dragonborn cannot fight in water and, being an Argonian, Deekus can remain underwater indefinitely. If he does, the quest marker above his head can be used to judge where he is in the water. He then can be attacked with arrows, ranged magic or by using shouts.

Returning to Nazir completes the quest for a reward of 750 GoldIcon.


  • A locked chest (novice) that's protected by a bear trap.
  • Locked chest (apprentice, leveled) located in the Captain's Cabin on the submerged ship.
  • A Dibella statue next to his bedroll.
  • Gems lying in the camp in several places as well as two on the submerged ship.

Most of the items in his camp, except for those in the ship, will need to be stolen.


Contract: Kill Deekus – DBSideContract06
IDJournal Entry

I must go to the shipwreck on the Northern Coast, and kill Deekus. I may use any means at my disposal. When I am done, I am to report back to Nazir at the Sanctuary and collect my reward.

  • Objective 10: Kill Deekus
  • Objective 20: Report back to Nazir

Deekus is dead, and I have collected my reward from Nazir at the Sanctuary.

  • Quest complete


  • If the Dragonborn is Argonian, there will be a unique speech option, "I'm sorry, egg brother, but I've been sent to kill you."
  • If Nazir is spoken to as an Argonian while this contract is active, he'll comment on the Dragonborn's race, saying "Will killing a fellow Argonian make your scales crawl?"
  • Deekus will claim the wreckage as his own and tell the Dragonborn to go find his own.


This section contains bugs related to Contract: Kill Deekus. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • If the contract is completed after the Sanctuary has been attacked in the quest "Death Incarnate," but before "Hail Sithis!" is completed, then Nazir will repeatedly say, "You just worry about fulfilling the contract. I'll take care of things on this end." The Deekus contract cannot be completed until Hail Sithis! is complete (and then Nazir will be found at the Dawnstar Sanctuary).