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Let it be known that this letter is worth fifteen thousand septims, usable for any goods or services I may provide, as per our usual agreement.
You want it, I can get it.
- It seems that Astrid used the 15,000 septims on this letter to make the incriminating letter to Gaius Maro, blackmails & bribes when killing the fake Emperor, buying the Jarrin Root from Hammerfell and paying Commander Maro for her betrayal.
- Astrid's dialogue on receiving this letter will change depending on whether or not one has read it already. Presumably she notices that the seal was broken.