For other uses, see Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
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The Cheydinhal Sanctuary is one of the Dark Brotherhood sanctuaries spread across Cyrodiil. Once the Hero is recruited by Lucien, he or she will be a murderer in the Cheydinhal Sanctuary. The player can receive the first contracts from Vicente Valtieri, and later from Ocheeva.


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Situated in the basement of an abandoned house in eastern Cheydinhal, the Dark Brotherhood members can also gain entrance to the sanctuary through a trap door in the well behind the house. The well leads to the main hall of the Sanctuary. Altogether, the Cheydinhal Sanctuary has five rooms: the main hall, the training quarters, the living quarters, Ocheeva's bedroom, and Vicente's bedroom.


There are eight Dark Brothers and Sisters living in the Sanctuary (Before "The Purification"). Those are

A Dark Guardian patrols the main hall of the sanctuary. A pet rat named Schemer can also be found wandering around the living quarters.

After the purification, Arquen recruits new members who will live in the sanctuary.


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  • If the Hero tries to activate the door before they have been told by Lucien Lachance the passcode, they won't be able to open it.
  • Despite the fact that there are five Cyrodiilic Sanctuaries, this is the only accessible one.
  • After completing the quest, "The Purification", the Arrow of Immolation can be found here.
  • The sanctuary was mentioned in Cicero's Journal in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.