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I thought your people were supposed to be reliable. I've performed the Black Sacrament, I've paid the proper penance and I've waited patiently for results. If you can't handle a simple assassination, I'll find someone who can. I want this contract handled, and I want it handled immediately!
- It is not known which person Maven Black-Briar wants dead in the letter, but a possible suspect could be Sabjorn, an owner of the rival business to the Black-Briar Meadery, the Honningbrew Meadery. However it is never mentioned within the letter. It is also possible that the person Maven wants assassinated could be the Dragonborn, as they occasionally receive assassins of unknown origin.