Roderick is a redguard knight and warlord at Fort Sutch who lies in a state of near-death. His loyal mercenaries Gerard Melie, Laenafil, Neesha and Ulmug gro-Cromgog guard and keep him alive with daily administration of medicine.
Roderick’s companion’s attempts to preserve his life prove futile as the Dark Brotherhood seeks to poison him.
"Roderick has recently taken ill. He now lies in eternal slumber, kept alive only by the daily administration of a powerful medicine. You must infiltrate Fort Sutch, find Roderick's medicine, and replace it with a poisoned bottle I will provide. But you must remain undetected! Whomever arranged this contract wants it to look like Roderick died from his illness, so discretion is essential." -Ocheeva (The Dark Brotherhood)
"Until his soul has passed, our client -- and Sithis -- will not be satisfied." -Ocheeva (The Dark Brotherhood)