Go talk to Gabriella, who will tell you that the next target is Commander Maro’s soon Gaius, a hit designed to put the commander’s mind OFF of security. We will also plant a letter on Gaius making it look like HE wanted to kill the Emperor. Gaius Maro is set to go investigate cities in preparation for the Emperor’s visit. We will get a bonus if we DON’T kill him in Dragon Bridge or on the ROAD, but in a city (as his body will be found faster). We also have the option of stealing his travel schedule.

This ends this questline, but as Gabrielle said there’s been a disturbance with Cicero. You’ll now start your next quest: “The Cure for Madness”.

Head on over to Dragon Bridge where you’ll see son and father part ways. Now, to get the OPTIONAL schedule head into the outpost. Chances are there’s a guard in here (if there’s not it’s easy, or if he’s sleeping it’s easy). Even if he’s sitting and watching the chair you can HIDE directly behind him and steal the schedule.

Now read the schedule and you’ll see Gaius is a busy, BUSY guy! From here on in he’s going to be making a trip around the world of Skyrim to inspect all of the cities. This trip will last the week, and once it’s over he will do it all over again!

The easiest time to kill him is alone on the road, but we won’t get our bonus this way. Instead, look at where he’ll be SLEEPING in the next upcoming days… guard house, guard house, INN, etc… I’ll tell you right now that no matter how badass you are you’re not going to one-shot Gaius (well, I couldn’t anyways and I THINK I’m badass… I imagine that if you have invested perks into the SNEAK skill, especially ASSASSIN’S BLADE, you’d be ok), so fighting him in a guard house isn’t very smart. However, in the Bannered Mare Inn you can get into his room when he sleeps, shut the door, and essentially fight one on one! Crazy, you’d think someone would try to stop you, but no! And no bounty!

There’s so many ways to kill Gaius that as long as you pull off the job you can’t really go wrong. However, when you head back to the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, Gabrielle will not only give you 1000 gold for the dead, but if you killed him IN a city you will get OLAVA’S TOKEN as well.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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