Dead Drop Orders is a series of orders that are given to you by Lucien Lachance, a speaker for the Black Hand.
Lucien prefers to remain as hidden as possible and prefers to give out contracts order via dead drops. They are pieces of parchment containing the target for assassination and the location for the next drop and the reward for completion of the hit.
Dead Drop Orders
Location: Hero Hill, in a hollowed out rock
Quest: Affairs of a Wizard
Under the bush is a small bag of blood money and the next target.
Location: Chorrol at the foot of the Great Oak
Quest: Next of Kin
Target: Perennia Draconis, Caelia Draconis, Andreas Draconis, Sibylla Draconis, Matthias Draconis
Location: Castle Skingrad, the well in courtyard.
Quest: Broken Vows
Target: J'Ghasta ID 0002FB3B
Location: Old Bridge, just south of the Imperial City
Quest: Final Justice
Location: A coffin, just outside the ruins of Fort Redman.
Quest: A Matter of Honor
Target: Alval Uvani
Location: A hollowed-out tree stump behind Stonewall Shields
Quest: The Coldest Sleep
Target: Havilstein Hoar-Blood
Location: A chest submerged in water in the Nornal ruins
Quest: A Kiss Before Dying
Location: A barrel behind Anvil's statue in the pond.
Quest: Following a Lead
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (First appearance)