For other uses, see Sanctuary.

Sanctuary is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The New FamilyEdit

  • Objective: Speak with Nazir

Following Astrid's instructions, the Dragonborn should venture deeper into the Dark Brotherhood's Sanctuary, where Nazir and the rest of the Brotherhood are talking about their clandestine activities with an air of mirth.

Speaking to the other members yields interesting conversations, but the only critical contact is Nazir. This man has some side contracts to be fulfilled. Nazir is also a Trainer in the Light Armor skill.

Meeting the BrotherhoodEdit

In addition to Astrid and Nazir, there are others who can be spoken with: Arnbjorn, Babette, Festus Krex, Gabriella, and Veezara. Each offers advice on any future quest related to this faction. Speaking to each between Dark Brotherhood quests is recommended.


The quest is technically over as soon as the contract quests are received. After completing one or more of Nazir’s side contracts, upon returning to the grotto area of the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, there’s a flurry of activity as Cicero has arrived with his mother. The quest "The Cure for Madness" has the details. After speaking with Astrid to obtain the next quest, "Mourning Never Comes," speaking with Nazir will allow collection of payment for any of the first three contracts.


This section contains bugs related to Sanctuary (Quest). 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  •  PC   If the three contracts are killed before talking to Nazir, or accepting the contracts then imediatly accepting the reward without leaving the area first, Cicero will never spawn, making it so "Mourning Never Comes" becomes impossible to obtain, as Astrid and Nazir will continue to say they have no contracts for the Dragonborn.confirmation needed