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.

  • Objective: Receive the first set of contracts from Nazir
Contract: Kill Beitild
Contract: Kill Narfi
Contract: Kill Ennodius Papius

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.