Ahtar is the headsman of Solitude. At last count, he had beheaded 23 people.
Ahtar is also the head jailor and he has a problem. He says, “I may have accidentally let a prisoner escape. The leader of one of those bandit groups. I told everyone he died during questioning, and I need you to track him down and make sure he doesn’t show up to disprove that.” Seems a simple enough job and Ahtar promises a sack of coin when the job is done.