Roderick is a Redguard leader of a marauder band in Fort Sutch. The Hero is assigned to kill him in the quest "Bad Medicine." Roderick has contracted some sort of illness, but no one is sure what it is.
The Hero will be sent to Fort Sutch to infiltrate the mercenary stronghold and switch out Roderick's medicine with a poison and send the man's soul to Sithis. While there, the Hero may overhear two of Roderick's men, Ulmug gro-Cromgog and Neesha, discussing how long the medicine is taking and how they hate watching him suffer.