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Question about Skyrim quest The Cure For Madness (spoiler!)

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    April 24, 2022 7:02 AM EDT

    In the Dark Brotherhood quest The Cure for Madness, is it possible to OHK Cicero?


    Add up all the bonuses for sneaking with dual daggers and Cicero might be wiped out before he can even get up.


    Or is the fight scripted in such a way that it is impossible to do so?

    • 3 posts
    July 17, 2022 11:00 PM EDT

    Use the Restoration Potion Enchanting glitch, make a ring with Fortify One-Handed (Fortify Smithing if you have the Extra Effect Perk then upgrade the blade you want to use) and he'll die after one hit. If your Sneak and Archery are maxed out, you could also probably get him in one shot.


    Personally, we never kill Cicero. For one he has a sick sense of humor, and the other is for Role-Playing aspects. Right away you can tell that Astrid isn't pleased that the Dragonborn is Listener (by right the Listener leads the Dark Brotherhood), and she does admit to talking bad about the Night Mother and Cicero. She was probably looking for an excuse to kill him, and making him attack was her way of getting what she wanted. The Keeper (Cicero) is a mandatory member of the Dark Brotherhood, and thus he shouldn't be killed for Astrid's ego. Plus, he's a psychotic jester! Who doesn't want one of those wandering around the house?