Dark Brotherhood Quests
A Knife in the Dark
The Renegade Shadowscale
Darkness Eternal
Vicente Valtieri Quests
A Watery Grave
Accidents Happen
Scheduled for Execution
The Assassinated Man
Ocheeva Quests
The Lonely Wanderer
Bad Medicine
Permanent Retirement
Lucien Lachance Quest
The Purification
Dead Drop Orders Quests
Affairs of a Wizard
Next of Kin
Broken Vows
Final Justice
A Matter of Honor
The Coldest Sleep
A Kiss Before Dying
Following a Lead
Honor Thy Mother
Epilogue Quest
Whispers of Death


Faction: Dark Brotherhood
Quest Giver: Dead Drop Orders #5
Reward: 500 GoldIcon


You are to kill a Dark Elf named Alval Uvani. This quest can be rather difficult for two reasons. One, your target is a traveling merchant; as soon as you fast-travel to his location, he'll most likely be somewhere else. A schedule is included with your orders to make him easier to find. Otherwise just jump on your horse and ride to him instead of fast-traveling. The second problem is that he is a battlemage (a master of destruction magic).

The order suggests to put out some mead (make sure no other food is around) and let him drink it. As soon as he drinks the mead, he's paralyzed (he has a nasty allergy to honey), from which you can finish him off.

Or, alternatively, you can simply kill him should you have the strength. However, this is best done when he is not in a city.

Another option is available however. Acquire a poison apple and use the same strategy as the mead, but instead this time, you don't even have to finish him off, and therefore avoid risking trouble with the law.

You can also travel to whatever city he is in,and wait for him to leave the city to travel to his next destination. Once he is far enough out of town,you can kill him with no bounty. I had no trouble killing him,as I am an Assassin,and I sneaked behind him and shot him with a bow,killing him instantly. (XBox 360 GOTY).AcousticKazoo (talk) 05:45, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

As a wandering merchant, it is possible he has been killed by a beast or oblivion creature before you start the quest. If this happens, you will immediately be notified of his death upon starting the quest.

For your reward and next set of orders, head to the market district of Imperial City. Behind the Stonewall Shields shop, you'll find a hollowed-out tree stump containing your reward and next orders.

Journal Entries Edit

Upon receiving the quest:

I have picked up my next contract from the dead drop in the coffin outside Fort Redman. I have been ordered to kill Alval Uvani, a Dark Elf merchant who spends his time traveling around Cyrodiil. I should consult the schedule that has been left for me to determine where and when I should strike. Uvani is a master in the Destruction school of magicka, and has killed before, but he does have a weakness: if Alval Uvani drinks Mead, he will be rendered immobile, due to a rare allergy to honey.

After killing Unavi:

I have killed Alval Uvani. I must pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in the Market District of the Imperial City, in a hollowed-out tree stump behind Stonewall Shields.

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