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High have you risen in our ranks. Succeed in the task I lay upon you and you will rise higher still. Fail and you will die in agony.
The Lord of Darkness has revealed to me that an ancient relic lies hidden beneath the soil of southern Cyrodiil. The collapse of the Empire enables us to search for it unimpeded. With this relic in hand, I will lead the Shadowed Path in conquest of the Imperial City and all of Cyrodiil!
I give you command of a Circle of the Shadowed Path. Use these minions harshly, spare no effort regardless of the cost. Do not fail me.
— Dreadlord Naucratius