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He wants someone to steal a rare [[Skyrim:Argonian|Argonian]] ale from [[Skyrim:The Bannered Mare|The Bannered Mare]], the local inn. He offers a healing potion in return.
When passing by he will usually remark ''"I ain't done nothin'"'' and
Giving him a gold piece grants the player the [[Skyrim:The Gift of Charity|The Gift of Charity]] blessing (+10 Speech for 1 hour real time).