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Gaius Maro

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Gaius Maro is an Imperial and member of the Penitus Oculatus, the Emperor's personal guard. He is the son of Commander Maro, the guard's leader.


During the quest "Breaching Security", he is assigned by his father to verify the security of each major hold in Skyrim. If the Dragonborn joins the Dark Brotherhood, Gabriella sends the Dragonborn to eliminate him, hoping to weaken his father's leadership and distract him from his duties to the guard, thus leaving the Emperor vulnerable to an assassination attempt. The Dragonborn is to murder him in one of the cities and plant an Incriminating Letter on his corpse. The letter describes a thwarted assassination attempt, meant to further leave the Emperor unsuspecting of an assassination attempt.

Gaius Maro follows a specific schedule, departing from Dragon Bridge and traveling to each major hold in Skyrim. He was also assigned to monitor Windhelm's security and even sleep in the barracks despite the ongoing hostilities between the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Legion.


  • It can be assumed that he is in some sort of romantic relationship with Faida, the innkeeper of Four Shields Tavern, as they share an intimate farewell when Gaius leaves on his mission.
  • Gaius is voiced by Gideon Emery.


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  • How can the emperor and the penitus oculatus be in Skyrim...

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    • Answering the original question, here's how: Assuming the Stormcloaks took over Skyrim, then it's now an independent nation. Skyrim and the Emp...
    • The same way that Marro Jr. is able to travel to Windhelm, where I normally goad him into attacking me and let the Stormcloak/Windhelm guards k...
  • This guy had a contract on me

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    • If you went up to him at least once, he is going to be wary of you and probably hire some sell swords to get rid of you. I won't be surprised...
    • Guards can send out Hired Thugs even if you haven't met them yet apparently and the Penitus Oculatus are a similar faction (maybe).

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