I have completed the quest where you help the boy in Windhelm by killing the woman in the orphange and returned the quest, but I have not gotten the note and therefore cannot start the dark brotherhood questline.
Are there some other prerequisites in which case which?
And if it is just a bug, is there any console command that might help?

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    The note is optional, and is just to give you a hint that the Dark Brotherhood is watching you. Just go to sleep and a Dark Brotherhood Party Associate will escort you to your cake. Nov 8, 2013 at 6:35
  • @SevenSidedDie You should add that as an answer
    – SysDragon
    Nov 8, 2013 at 7:00
  • @SevenSidedDie I have tried sleeping, still doesn't work Nov 8, 2013 at 7:16
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    Have you returned to Windhelm and handed in the quest? Nov 8, 2013 at 7:33
  • You need to wait for the note. Make sure your couriers haven't died.
    – 3ventic
    Nov 8, 2013 at 16:07

3 Answers 3


Simply find a bed and go to sleep. Sleep for around 10 hours and when you wake up "I don't want to spoil it"

  • I have slept but it still doesn't work Nov 8, 2013 at 18:20

You'll need to manually mark your stage as completed by using the following command:

'SetObjectiveCompleted <1 to set, 0 to unset>'

I found the quest ID and stage for you, so simply type this into the console:

SetObjectiveCompleted DB01 200 1

This will force-complete the quest. Then sleep in a bed for 24 hours (just to be safe). You should move on to the next quest.


Go to your house or an inn, and sleep for 24 hours. Then, the magic happens.

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