|Francois in Chorrol|
|Related Quests||The Assassinated Man|
Francois Motierre is a male Breton living in Chorrol. Somehow he has done enough to make himself the target of some powerful assassins, so he hires the Dark Brotherhood to fake his own death. It's your job to make it look like you kill him in front of the assassin named Hides-His-Heart in the quest The Assassinated Man. After his "assassination", Motierre can be found in one day's time in the local chapel undercroft. Upon his revival, Motierre reveals that his ancestors won't take to kindly to his actions and that they will try to make him pay for cheating death. After he is escorted from the chapel to The Grey Mare Inn, he decides to find passage to another province where he may escape his debts.
Francois appears to be very cowardly. As Sithis demands that with a contract blood always has to be paid, he offered his own mother for assassination.
 Unique Dialogue
"Oh! Well... um, hello. You must be the one Lucien Lachance has sent out. I've been expecting you. We haven't got much time, I'm afraid. I borrowed quite a bit of gold from some underworld types. I... I missed a payment. Now they don't even want the money. They say I insulted them! They've sent an enforcer to get me! His name is Hides-His-Heart, and he's on his way here now! That's why I hired you! So you can fake my death!"
"Well, when Hides-His-Heart gets here, I'll put on a little act. You cut me with your poison knife, and that will vile enforcer will think I'm dead. You must then flee from Chorrol, and Hides-His-Heart must not be killed! That way he can go back and tell his employers I'm dead. If you wait a day, my "body" will be put on display in the Chapel undercroft. You can come to me then and administer the antidote. Got all that? Good! Hides-His-Heart will be here any moment. Get ready! Oh, I do hope this works..."
- After waking up in the Chapel Undercroft:
"Ohhh... I'm a bit stiff, but quite fine otherwise. Ah yes, the Undercroft. My family members are buried here, you know. Which... um.... leads me to think something I may have failed to mention before. My ancestors will see my "revival" as a desecration of their tomb. This Underfcroft is quite... well... curded. Any desecration will cause my ancestors to rise from their graves and defend their resting place. I can hear them coming as we speak! You must protect me... escort me to the Grey Mare where I can buy passage out of Chorrol! *Gasp* Here they come! Oh my, Aunt Margaret! You are looking the worse for wear..."
- After arriving at The Grey Mare:
"Ah, the Grey Mare! From here I will be able to arrange for transportation out of Cyrodiil! You have served me well, assassin. Francois is forever in your debt! Farewell!"