Drahff can be overheard discussing his latest scheme with his accomplice, Hewnon. Hewnon tells him how he thinks it would be "treading too close to the Thieves Guild's interests." Drahff responds by telling him to worry about "bashing skulls in," and instead to "leave the Thieves Guild to him." By this time, Drahff will move towards the entrance to the ratway where, unless the Dragonborn's sneak skill is high enough, he and Hewnon will attack them.
Hewnon "I dunno, Drahff. They'd skin us alive if they found out we were doing this."
Drahff "Why do you always have to act like such a big baby? I've gotten us this far."
Hewnon "'This far'? We're livin' in a sewer. You said we'd have a house as big as the Black-Briar's by now."
Drahff "You just worry about bashing people's heads in, I'll worry about the Guild, okay?"
Hewnon "Okay, okay."
Drahff "I'm going to go check the entrance. Be right back."
- Drahff and Hewnon may be a reference to Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser:
- Drahff = Fafhrd.
- Black-Skeever = Gray Mouser.
- Hewnon = Newhon (the world in which their adventures took place).
- Drahff is nearly identical in appearance to Calder, the Housecarl of Hjerim. The only differences are a lack of facial scars (which Calder possesses) and a different hairstyle.