Skyrim:Kill Narfi

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Kill a hapless beggar in Ivarstead.
Quest Giver: Nazir
Location(s): Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, Ivarstead
Prerequisite Quest: Sanctuary
Next Quest: Mourning Never Comes
Concurrent Quest: Kill Beitild, Kill Ennodius Papius
Reward: Leveled gold
ID: DBSideContract01
Kill Narfi

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Get the contract from Nazir.
  2. Travel to Ivarstead.
  3. Assassinate Narfi.
  4. Report back to Nazir to collect your reward.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Get the Contract[edit]

Right after your initiation into the Dark Brotherhood, guild leader Astrid will confess that no "real" jobs are available at the moment and that you should talk to Nazir for smaller contract work. Nazir will give three targets to you at the same time, so you are free to pick what order you do them in. On Narfi, he will comment that "He's a hapless beggar living in some ruins just outside the village of Ivarstead. Easy even for you."

Kill a Beggar[edit]

Make your way to Ivarstead, the small settlement at the foot of the Throat of the World, and locate Narfi. Due to the roaming creek separating Narfi's worn-out house from the rest of Ivarstead, there are no watchful eyes from the Ivarstead guards, and as such, you can kill him in any manner you want. The easiest method is to kill him in his sleep; he goes to bed at 4am, so take advantage of the darkness and sneak into the cabin right after that time and dispose of the beggar. Note that the sawmill across the lake gets busy right after 7am, so don't wait too long.

If you speak to Narfi before you kill him, you are given three dialogue options; you may only pick one as the conversation ends and you can't speak to him again.

Topic Dialogue
(Remain silent) "Do... do you want something? Look, if you ain't gonna talk, or spare no coin, just go away..."
"Your pathetic existence has come to an end, Narfi." "Oh... Oh no... Please, please... I ain't never harmed no one... Old Narfi just wants to be left alone..."
"Beg! Beg for your miserable life!" "No! Oh, by the gods, please no!"

Narfi won't defend himself as a result of any of these dialogue options, so if you are seen killing him, you cannot avoid a bounty.


Once Narfi is dead, travel back to the sanctuary and receive your reward of leveled gold from Nazir, who will also comment, "Congratulations. You slaughtered an emaciated beggar in cold blood. You are truly an opponent to be feared."

Levels Reward
1-9 250
10-19 400
20-29 500
30-39 600
40+ 750


  • As soon as you accept the contract from Nazir, you will be unable to complete the miscellaneous Ivarstead quest The Straw that Broke.
    • This can be circumvented by using the console command "resetquest DBSideContract01", but then the Kill Narfi quest will disappear. Further attempts to affect the quest using the console seem to fail, breaking Nazir's questline. However, it seems that you can still talk to Astrid to continue the Dark Brotherhood story after some time has passed.

Quest Stages[edit]

Contract: Kill Narfi (DBSideContract01)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I must travel to the town of Ivarstead and kill the beggar Narfi. I may use any means at my disposal. When I am done, I am to return to Nazir at the Sanctuary and collect my reward.
Objective 10: Kill Narfi
Objective 20: Report back to Nazir
200 ☑Finishes quest Narfi is dead, and I have collected my reward from Nazir at the Sanctuary.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 255.

Prev: Sanctuary Up: Dark Brotherhood
Conc: Kill Beitild, Kill Ennodius Papius
Next: Mourning Never Comes