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Not to be confused with Honor Thy Mother.
Honor Thy Family is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The quest is obtained when the Dragonborn disrespects the Dark Brotherhood and is thus banished from engaging in their activities.

Becoming banishedEdit

There are several known ways to be banished by the Dark Brotherhood:

Becoming re-admittedEdit

After being banished from the Dark Brotherhood, the Dragonborn will not be able to perform any contracts until they talk to Nazir. If the Dragonborn has a Dark Brotherhood Initiate or Cicero as a follower, they will refuse to speak to the Dragonborn, and will stop following them until the Dragonborn is re-admitted.

The Dragonborn may also speak to Nazir and he will ask for a payment fine to 500 GoldIcon (the amount diminishes if the Dragonborn possess high Speech skills and/or perks). The price will also be reduced to 300 GoldIcon if the Dragonborn has completed the quest "Hail Sithis!." Paying Nazir will complete the quest and the Dragonborn will be re-admitted into the Brotherhood.

Journal entriesEdit

Journal Entry

I have broken the rules of the Sanctuary, and must pay Nazir a fine before I can proceed with any Dark Brotherhood business.

  • Objective: Pay Nazir the fine
  • Quest complete


  • Unlike in Oblivion, the Dragonborn can rejoin the Dark Brotherhood as many times as they like.


This section contains bugs related to Honor Thy Family. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • During the quest "The Cure for Madness," killing Cicero may trigger the quest "Honor Thy Family."
  •  360   Killing the torture victims in the torture room in the Dawnstar Sanctuary may cause this quest to activate.
  •  360   If the Spectral Assassin is killed by a trap (i.e., battering ram or blade trap in Dwarven ruins), the quest may start.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Honor Thy Family

  • Honor Thy Family bugged?

    16 messages
    • Yep. Just loaded my game, killed Agnis, went back to the sanctuary and learned I had been banished. Google brought me here. I am running 70+ m...
    • Once, I killed a torture victim in the torture room, go out, do a bunch of things, and come back to the Sanctuary and am given the quest. I...

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