They are encountered during "The Cure for Madness" quest for the Dark Brotherhood, when the player is tracking down Cicero to either kill or spare him, and then return back to the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
Battle behavior and equipmentEdit
They have a strong melee attacks and seem to detect players who are sneaking a little better than most other creatures. They wear the armor of the Dark Brotherhood and wield daggers, usually iron or steel, but are sometimes seen using orcish daggers, as daggers are the standard weapon for the Dark Brotherhood. Glass weapons later replace said equipment after reaching a high enough level. Shrouded Armor can be pickpocketed from them.