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I picked the lock on a basement door in Black-Briar Manor and found the sacrificial ritual (Black Sacrament) setup inside. Is there a way to confront Maven Black-Briar about the ritual? Can I complete the assassination of the target?

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Read the note in the room carefully. It's not Ingun who's performing dark rituals... – Cypren Nov 20 '11 at 9:24
@Cypren ah good call. Question edited – SMTF Nov 21 '11 at 2:07
Either way, its a great way to get human hearts and flesh... – user15717 Dec 2 '11 at 9:30
@Bob is it weird that the first thing I did was think "Ooh! Ingredient!" and eat the flesh? – Alex Jan 5 '12 at 18:34
@Alex ah touche – Outlaw Lemur Apr 10 '12 at 2:15

I would tend to believe the player is the actual target, as you constantly get assassination attempts on you by assassins and they all have a note the black sacrament has been performed so you are the target of one somewhere.

The letter found in her manor says she complains to Astrid about the assassination failures. Since you read the note, it means it failed on you obviously.

If the player wasn't the target, it would mean two things, that someone did a 3rd ritual somewhere (not the little kid in Windhelm, not Maven's) and that Maven's actual target also survived the assassination attempts, which would be highly unlikely if no one heard about it.

Why Maven would want the player dead is up in the air. Not like half the world wants you dead already so one more or one less person hating you in Skyrim doesn't really make a difference.

Obviously, if you join the Dark Brotherhood the assassination attempts stop/never happen, as it is actually written as a Dark Brotherhood law that Dark Brotherhood members cannot be the target of a sacrament.

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that makes a lot of sense... – l I Nov 30 '11 at 13:01
I never had any assassination attempts. Must be because I joined the Dark Brotherhood. – SMTF Dec 9 '11 at 4:51

It could be you if you decide not to join the Dark Brotherhood, or it could be anyone. As a player who joined the Dark Brotherhood immediately, I never got assassination attempts.

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I was not (or haven't) been the target of assassination attempts either. Must be because I joined the Brotherhood as well. – SMTF Dec 9 '11 at 4:52

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