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Can one kill off The Dark Brotherhood?

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Punz, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Punz

    Punz Dark Lord of Skyrim

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    HI,

    I am recently on my second play through of Skyrim and I want to have a little bit of fun. Evil fun. ;)

    My current character build is female Nordic vampire, learning The Arcane arts. I have a long list of objectives I want to attempt. One of them is just killing off or at least fighting the Dark Brotherhood. Can this be achieved? I know I'll have to start the DBH quest to gain access to the Sanctuary, but can I just go in there, guns blazing, and just raise all hell?

    Anyone ever try it?

    Thanks,
    Punz
  2. The_Deadliest_Troll

    The_Deadliest_Troll Melon Lord

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    Yep all you gotta do is start the DB questline and when you are in the shack with Astrid, kill her. The quest to "Destroy the Dark Brotherhood" will start from there.
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  3. Punz

    Punz Dark Lord of Skyrim

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    No way!? That is awesome! Thank you so much! :D
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  4. The_Deadliest_Troll

    The_Deadliest_Troll Melon Lord

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    Haha, no problem! Just, when you are in the shack, don't kill any of the hostages. Just kill Astrid. If you kill a hostage, then try to kill Astrid, she will be marked "essential" and thus she will be invincible.
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  5. Punz

    Punz Dark Lord of Skyrim

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    Thanks for the tip. :)

    Looks like I'm off to answer that little kid's pray in Windhelm. LOL
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  6. The Barefoot Nord

    The Barefoot Nord I need some dragon scale shoes.

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    I have to throw out there that I did once try to kill Astrid in the shack just to see what would happen and she was unkillable. Haven't tried it since so it may work now. Hope so, this is on the agenda for one of my characters. <Evil Grin>
  7. The Barefoot Nord

    The Barefoot Nord I need some dragon scale shoes.

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    I have to throw out there that I did once try to kill Astrid in the shack just to see what would happen and she was unkillable. Haven't tried it since so it may work now. Hope so, this is on the agenda for one of my characters. <Evil Grin>
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    bulbaquil ...is not Sjadbek, he just runs him.

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    If TDTroll is right, what probably happened is you killed a hostage first, then tried to kill Astrid.
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    The_Deadliest_Troll Melon Lord

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    That, or I have read that it sometimes bugs out and makes her unkillable, or killing her doesn't trigger the quest. For that, I would guess reloading a previous save and trying it again would fix it.
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    is it possible to do this with the Thieves Guild, College or Companions or anyone else for that matter? I've always been a good guy so didn't know these types of quests existed.
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    The_Deadliest_Troll Melon Lord

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    It is not possible to wipe out the other guilds. You can go on a killing rampage, but there are multiple unkillable NPC's in both.
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    I've always wanted to do this. I'm a good and pure assassin of the night, and I would love to kill the dark brotherhood. Do I still have to do the first quest and kill that person?
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    As a vampire, you might want to reconsider wiping them out. DB is the only place you can go when your disease level is high without getting attacked on sight.

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    The_Deadliest_Troll Melon Lord

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    Yes you do, otherwise there is no way to get into the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. And if you can't get in there, you can't exactly kill them :D
    This is true. The Thieves Guild is also not hostile to stage 4 vampires.
  15. Punz

    Punz Dark Lord of Skyrim

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    Yeah, I know. The Thieves Guild will also accept you at Stage 4. My first play though I was at Stage 4 numerous times and neither guild attacked me. However, feeding was never a problem for me. I never stayed Stage 4 for long. I'm just trying to raise hell on my second go round. No hero, no glory, just 100% pure senseless "Run from this crazed Dovahkiin!!!" hell. :D
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  16. DdraigGwyn

    DdraigGwyn Cymru

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    Wiping out the DB also gets you a nice bonus (5000 gold as I remember)
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    Punz Dark Lord of Skyrim

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    Sweet! I could always use more gold.
  18. The Barefoot Nord

    The Barefoot Nord I need some dragon scale shoes.

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    As I recall I did wipe out the hostages first. Thanks for clarifiing that!
  19. Aaren

    Aaren A beautiful sight

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    LOOL
    i remember my first meeting with astrid...i always hated them and i was surprised that after slashing her head off and let it roll on the floor (and it did) that it was possible to kill em all...
    so ya u can
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  20. Stereofanic

    Stereofanic Hero of the defenceless, Champion of mankind

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    I'm glad they finally decided to allow you to kill the dark brotherhood thought I wish I could kill the thieves guild too.

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