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"What a curious question. Well, I enjoy moonlit nights, taking long walks on the beach, knitting and unicorns."
―Gabriella, when asked about herself[src]

Gabriella

Gabriella is a Dunmer assassin and a member of the Dark Brotherhood. She is a good friend of Olava the Feeble. She and Festus Krex are the only members of the Dark Brotherhood who wear the shrouded outfit.

PersonalityEdit

She is usually sarcastic, though she expresses gratitude toward the Night Mother's new residence in the Sanctuary, saying she "deserves unwavering respect and support," a radical contrast with many other members of the Brotherhood. However, she finds Cicero too "exuberant" for her liking.

InteractionsEdit

Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!Edit

After reporting to the Penitus Oculatus in Dragon Bridge, the Dragonborn is sent to kill all the Dark Brotherhood members in the Falkreath Sanctuary, including Gabriella.

Breaching SecurityEdit

If the Dragonborn became the Night Mother's Listener and assassinated Vittoria Vici on her wedding day, Gabriella and Astrid devised a plan to weaken the Penitus Oculatus by killing the son of Commander Maro. Gabriella offered a special reward if the Dragonborn killed Gaius Maro while in a major city, which starts up the quest "Locate the Assassin of Old."

Death IncarnateEdit

Subsequently, Gabriella is killed during the Penitus Oculatus assault on the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. Her corpse can be found on the table where Festus Krex, Babette, and she usually stayed.

DialogueEdit

Show: Sanctuary
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

"New brother (or "sister"). May I offer my most sincere welcome to our Family."

It's nice to meet you, Gabriella.
I am an assassin without equal. I belong here.
(Remain silent)
"You certainly have a strange energy about you. I look forward to following your progress."
What can you tell me about yourself? "What a curious question. Well, I enjoy moonlit nights, taking long walks on the beach, knitting and unicorns. In fact, I once took a seaside stroll, on a moonlit night, and discovered a unicorn... which I proceeded to stab in the throat with a crochet needle. I'm a woman of refined, yet simple tastes."
Show: Mourning Never Comes
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

What are your thoughts on Cicero and the Night Mother? "Without the Night Mother, there is no Dark Brotherhood. The Matron deserves our unwavering support and respect. Though I admit, I find her Keeper a bit too exuberant for my liking."
Any advice on my current contract? "You're being sent to meet with the contact directly, is that correct? What a most unusual occurrence. Astrid usually performs this duty herself. I can only assume she wants to test the full breadth of your abilities. So. Be polite, and professional, and represent us well."

Show: Whispers In The Dark
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

Astrid thinks a Family member may be conspiring with Cicero. "To what end? Usurping Astrid's authority as leader of the Sanctuary? Hmmm... Yes, I can see her concern. Thank you for bringing this to my attention."

Show: The Silence Has Been Broken
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

Any advice on my current contract? "If the Night Mother truly spoke to you, if you really are the Listener... your destiny was written in the Void. Astrid is right to fear your power."

Show: Bound Until Death
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

Any advice on my current contract? "I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of surveying the site of the reception. There's a small parapet, just opposite the balcony, that would prove an excellent spot for a long-range kill. I left something there for you. If you're inclined to take that approach."

Show: The Cure for Madness
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

"This is not the time to keep Astrid waiting."

After talking to Astrid:

"It was a truly terrifying scene. Beautiful, in some respects."

Any thoughts on the current situation? "I feel only pity for Cicero. He must die, of course, but can any of us truly blame him for his actions? We mocked him, disrespected the Old Ways. Our actions were shameful. Surely, the Night Mother weeps this day."
Show: Breaching Security
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

"Dear brother (or "sister"). I've been waiting for you. Your next contract awaits, as I'm sure Astrid indicated."

She did. What are the details? "With the Emperor's arrival in Skyrim now a certainty, his security service, the Penitus Oculatus, will need to begin its preparations immediately. Security is being handled by a Commander Maro. Astrid and I have devised a plan to break the man, and in doing so, cripple the Emperor's protection. You are to slay the commander's son, Gaius Maro, and once he is dead, plant false evidence on his body implicating him in a plot to kill the Emperor."
I understand. Gaius Maro will die.
Gaius Maro will die! Hail Sithis!
(Remain silent)
"He is set to leave the Penitus Oculatus outpost at Dragon Bridge, and inspect the security of each city in Skyrim. Go there now. Observe Gaius Maro's departure, and follow him. Waylay him in one of the cities, and send his soul to Sithis. Once he's dead, plant the incriminating letter on his body, and let fate take care of the rest. Oh, and one final thing..."
Yes? "To earn your bonus, do not kill Gaius Maro in Dragon Bridge, or on the road. Kill him in one of the other major cities he'll be visiting. There, the body will be discovered quickly, as will the letter implicating Gaius Maro in the plot to assassinate the Emperor. Do that, and Astrid has authorized me to grant you a rather unique bonus. It is a special token, to be given to Olava the Feeble, in Whiterun. Olava is an old and dear friend, and a powerful seer. The token entitles you to a reading of your future. It's an opportunity one should not pass up."
Is there any way to earn a bonus? "Yes. Do not kill Gaius Maro in Dragon Bridge, or on the road. Kill him in one of the other major cities he'll be visiting. There, the body will be discovered quickly, as will the letter implicating Gaius Maro and the Stormcloaks in the Emperor's assassination. Do that, and Astrid has authorized me to grant you a rather unique bonus. It is a special token, to be given to Olava the Feeble, in Whiterun. Olava is an old and dear friend, and a powerful seer. The token entitles you to a reading of your future. It's an opportunity one should not pass up."
Do you know Gaius Maro's schedule? "No, so your best plan is to follow him after he leaves Dragon Bridge. However, there is one other option... We know there's an actual written travel schedule, somewhere in the Penitus Oculatus outpost. Securing that would, obviously, be most beneficial..."
What will killing Gaius Maro accomplish? "Killing Commander Maro would do no good. Someone would merely replace him. No, we need him to remain in charge. But... distracted. Weakened. Implicate and kill his son Gaius, and the commander will be grief-stricken and humiliated, his family name ruined. The security plan will then fail. Best yet, the Emperor will be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking an assassination plot had already been discovered and foiled."
Tell me about Dragon Bridge. "It's a small town, with one rather unique feature - it houses Skyrim's only Penitus Oculatus outpost. It was established by Commander Maro when he first arrived in Skyrim, several months ago. When he began preparing for the Emperor's initial visit."

"Walk in Gaius Maro's shadow, and deliver to him the judgment of Sithis."

After killing Gaius Maro, without planting evidence:

"Why are you here? Killing Gaius Maro is but the first step of your contract - you must also plant the incriminating letter on his body..."

After the Dragonborn plants the incriminating evidence and killed Maro in a city:

"Ah, at last. I've been anxiously awaiting your return."

Gaius Maro is dead. "Yes, I know. As does Astrid. You have done well, and have earned both your reward, and a bonus, as I may have mentioned. But you should know that we have a more pressing matter to deal with. It's... Cicero. There's been an incident. You should proceed into the Sanctuary. I'll let Astrid explain."

After the Dragonborn plants the incriminating evidence but didn't kill Maro in a city:

"Ah, at last. I've been anxiously awaiting your return."

Gaius Maro is dead. "Yes, I know. As does Astrid. And you've earned your payment, though the bonus is forfeit, as I'm sure you're aware. But you should know that we have a more pressing matter to deal with. It's... Cicero. There's been an incident. You should proceed into the Sanctuary. I'll let Astrid explain."
Show: Recipe for Disaster
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

Any advice on my current contract? "You've been directed to dispose of the Gourmet's body, is that correct? I often find water to be a suitable hiding place. A lake, a pool... the sea."

Show: To Kill an Empire
In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary:

Any advice on my current contract? "What an honor, the assassination of an Emperor. And all because you are the Listener, favored by the Night Mother, anointed by Sithis. I am so very happy for you. If not a bit... envious."

ConversationsEdit

ContractsEdit

Arnbjorn: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Veezara: "Ha ha ha ha! Again! Again! Do the part where he tries to buy you some candy."
Babette: "Okay, okay. Wait. Here we go. "Ooh, you are such a pretty little girl. Would the sweetie like a sweetie? Oh yes, how about some chocolate?" Oh yes, please, kind sir. My mama and papa left me all alone, and I'm so very hungry. I know a shortcut to the candy shop. Through this alley. Oh ya, very good. Very good. My it is dark down here. Oh, but you are so beautiful. Such a lovely smile. Your teeth... your teeth! No! Aggghh!!"
Gabriella: "Oh Babette, but you are so wicked."
Nazir: "What about you, Festus? How did that last contract turn out?"
Arnbjorn: "Oh, yes, please, old man. Regale us with your tales of wizardry..."
Festus Krex: "Ah, the young and stupid. Always mocking the experienced and brilliant. My contract went very well, I'll have you know. Tried a new spell. Little something I've been working on in my spare time. Came "this" close to turning that priest inside out. Damned messy."
Gabriella: "And what of your latest, Arnbjorn. Something about a Khajiit? Merchant was it?"
Babette: "Oh, a big doggy chasing a little kitty! How adorable!"
Nazir: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Festus: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Veezara: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Arnbjorn: "I am not adorable, it was not funny, and he wasn't a merchant. He was a Khajiit monk, a master of the Whispering Fang style. But now he's dead... and I have a new loincloth."
Nazir: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Festus: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Veezara: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Babette: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

QuotesEdit

  • "Death is but the time to sleep forever, in the Void."
  • "Does death not come to us all? Is it not a certainty? I am, therefore, honored to be doom's herald. To play some part in a being's inevitable end."
  • "In the Dark Brotherhood, I found acceptance, love, and my life's true purpose."
  • "Sithis' whisper be upon you, brother (or "sister")."
  • "May the shroud of death embrace you."
  • "Walk always in the shadow of Sithis."
  • "Darkness guide you."
  • "If the Tenets were still in place, you would be required to defeat the Wrath of Sithis. Now you just need to pay a fine to Nazir. Ah, the Old Ways..." —If the Dragonborn has been expelled from the Dark Brotherhood.
  • "Gaius Maro still lives. I am surprised. I had assumed you were more... competent." —If the Dragonborn talks to her before killing Gauis Maro during "Breaching Security."

TriviaEdit

  • In a conversation with Festus Krex, Gabriella admits that she feels her death is coming soon. During the Penitus Oculatus assault on the Sanctuary, she is killed.
  • During a conversation with Babette, Gabriella says that she killed one of her targets using her sexual appeal to seduce him and drop his guard. She also admits that she usually uses this tactic.
  • Gabriella has a pet frostbite spider named Lis.
  • Gabriella is voiced by Julianne Buescher, who also voices female Altmer.
  • Gabriella, along with Lis, are the only members of the Dark Brotherhood who are never seen outside of the sanctuary.
  • Gabriella's corpse is actually a different character, and does not wear a shrouded hood nor carry her inventory contents.

AppearancesEdit

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