Arriving in MarkarthEdit
Upon the Dragonborn's first visit to Markarth, a Breton named Weylin attempts to murder her and a silversmith named Kerah. If the Dragonborn succeeds in preventing the murder, she pays them with articles of jewelry and her questionable presence in Markarth must be investigated further.
After the assassination attempt, successful or not, Eltrys will gives the Dragonborn a note asking the Dragonborn to rendezvous with him in the Temple of Talos. Following through with the request, the Dragonborn learns of a conspiracy with the Forsworn, a cult of killers that have infiltrated the guards and received support from the Silver-Blood Family.
Catching the killerEdit
Eltrys employs the Dragonborn with investigating Margret's murder and the motives behind it. Learning that she purchased a room at the Silver-Blood Inn, the Dragonborn either finds the key to her room on her corpse in the market or pickpockets from Kleppr, the innkeeper. Alternatively, the room can be infiltrated using lockpicks. Inside, Margret's Journal is discovered, revealing that she was an undercover operative of the Imperial Legion, acting on behalf of General Tullius in their bid to seize control of Cidhna Mine from the Silver-Bloods. Looking to provoke an appearance from Thonar and obtain the deed to Cidhna Mine, she hoped to prevent the Stormcloaks from possibly receiving access to the silver therein as well as prevent the potential release of the deadly prisoners incarcerated within.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)