The Hired Assassin is a mysterious Dunmer assassin found at Rethan Manor outside Balmora. She has killed Benar Rethan, and will yell "Ah, the last piece of the puzzle. Time to tie up loose ends!" before attacking you. Once she is defeated, her orders can be taken from her corpse, revealing that it was Malur Rethan that was behind the crimes in Vassir-Didanat Mine, and that he hired her to kill Benar with the plan to frame him.
- Like Blood From A Stone: Venture into the depths of an old ebony mine to investigate a mystery.