Elam Drals is a Dunmer assassin residing in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. He handles the more day-to-day contracts assigned to the Dark Brotherhood.



Show: Welcome Home

"Well met, Sister/Brother. I coordinate our family's more mundane contracts. I suggest you get used to this face, because you're going to be seeing a lot of me."

Astra said I should speak with you. "Did she now? Are you sure that's what she told you to do? Wouldn't want you to get in trouble your first day in the Sanctuary. Now that you're here, we might as well discuss your training."
My training? "Don't repeat what I say. It annoys me. Now where was I? Oh yes, your training. Complete a contract, receive your reward. Prove yourself, and more significant contracts will be made available to you. It's simple, really."
I understand. "I don't expect you to last a week, but as long as you're still here …. Ready for your first contract, Initiate?"
Show: Contract: Kvatch

"Not everyone appeals to the Dark Brotherhood through the Dark Sacrament. For those with copious amounts of gold to spare, we usually indulge their more mundane requests. Are you ready to take on your first contract?"

I'm ready. "Typically, you'll consult the ledger, "Marked for Death," but I've handpicked something special for your first job."
Who do I have to kill? "Travel to the city of Kvatch, identify the target listed on this contract, then eliminate them. I encourage you to practice with the Blade of Woe, but as long as the target dies, it doesn't really matter how you kill them. Can you manage that?"
I'll return when my target is dead.

After starting a contract:

"What are you standing around for? I'm not too much at and neither is this room."

Who takes out these contracts? "Anyone can find a reason to kill someone. Ambition, jealousy, humiliation. I once killed for a jester who couldn't take a joke. Careful who you heckle in Stormhaven."
I'd like to know more about you. "Me? I'm flattered. No, that's not the right word …. Uncomfortable? Yes, that's it. Whatever do you want to know about me for?"
I just want to know who I'll be working with. "Not the brooding type? Good. They're a bore. I've been with Astara at this Sanctuary since its inception. More years than I care to remember. In that time I've done enough contract killing to know how to drum up business. It's my charm."


  • "You must be the new initiate. I've heard some unbelievable things about you. Still, you can't be too good. Your name hasn't appeared on one of my contracts yet. What? That's a Dark Brotherhood joke. Don't you have a sense of humor?"