J’Zhirr sees Ahtar at The Winking Skeever. Looks like the headsman of Solitude has ended work. J’Zhirr decides that it is time to collect for him to collect payment from Ahtar. This one approaches Ahtar who stares stoically back. When Ahtar hears that the job is done, he says, “That’s a load off my mind. Here’s your pay.” Did J’Zhirr spy a smile on his face?
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.
It is getting dark so J’Zhirr decides to stop for the night at The Winking Skeever, an inn in Solitude. This one enters the city just as an execution is taking place. The doomed man is called Roggvir and judging from the cheers and boos from the crowd, he is equally liked and disliked. After talking to some people, J’Zhirr finds out that Roggvir is the one who opened the gates for Ulfric Stormcloak after he slained High King Torygg. Some feel that Roggvir acted as a true Nord while others feel that he deserves what he is getting.
Regardless of what the people feel, Roggvir is dead before the end of the day. Since Roggvir no longer has any use for them, J’Zhirr takes whatever useful items this one can find on his body. After the crowd has dispersed, of course. Humans tend to be rather upset when one loots the newly dead.