Delayed Burial

Starting the Quest

Note! This quest is not required to join The Dark Brotherhood. However, it is related to one of the members and may be worth completing. If you wish to do so, make sure to do it before joining The Brotherhood, as it will not be possible afterwards.

Map markers: 1 – Whiterun, 2 – Dragonsreach, 3 – Meeting point with Cicero.

To start the quest, look for a jester dressed man whose cart has been broken. He can be found northeast of Whiterun, as shown in the pictures above.

Quest Unlocked: Delayed Burial

Primary Objective: Convince Loreius to Fix the Wheel

Speak to Cicero (pictured above) and learn that he was transporting his dead mother’s body on the cart when the wheel broke. A farmer named Loreius refuses to help, so your task is to persuade him to change his mind.

Head west to Loreius’s farm and speak to Vantus Loreius (pictured above), the owner. You can either agree with him that Cicero is suspicious and promise to report it to a guard, or persuade him to help fix the cart.

Primary Objective: Report Cicero

Primary Objective: Convince Loreius

If you choose to report Cicero, look for a Whiterun guard nearby and report the crime. Use your Speech skill to persuade them (pictured above). You can then watch Cicero get arrested or return to Vantus Loreius for a reward.

If you choose to help Cicero, use your Speech skill to persuade Vantus Loreius to provide the needed tools (pictured above). Return to Cicero and inform him of the resolution for a reward. This option is recommended, as you will encounter Cicero again during The Dark Brotherhood quests.


What is Delayed Burial?

Delayed Burial is a term used to describe a situation where a body is not buried immediately after death. This can happen for various reasons such as legal issues, religious beliefs, or simply because the family is not ready to let go of their loved one. In some cases, the body may be embalmed or preserved using other methods to delay decomposition until the burial can take place. Delayed Burial is a common practice in many cultures around the world.

Is Delayed Burial legal?

Delayed Burial is generally legal but there are some legal requirements that must be met. In the United States, for example, each state has its own laws regarding the time frame for burial. In some states, the body must be buried or cremated within a certain number of hours or days after death. Failure to comply with these laws can result in fines or other legal consequences. It is important to check with local authorities to ensure that all legal requirements are met.

What are the religious beliefs surrounding Delayed Burial?

Religious beliefs surrounding Delayed Burial vary widely depending on the religion and culture. In some religions, such as Judaism, the body must be buried as soon as possible after death. In other religions, such as Hinduism, the body is traditionally cremated but the ashes may not be scattered for a certain period of time. Some religions, such as Buddhism, have no specific requirements regarding the timing of burial or cremation. It is important to consult with religious leaders to understand the specific requirements of a particular religion.

What are the alternatives to Delayed Burial?

There are several alternatives to Delayed Burial that may be considered. One option is immediate burial or cremation. This is the most common practice in many cultures and is often required by law. Another option is donation of the body to science. In this case, the body is used for medical research or education. Finally, some families may choose to have a memorial service or celebration of life instead of a traditional burial or cremation. It is important to consider all options and choose the one that is right for the individual and their family.

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