Lucien Lachance, an Imperial assassin, was a Speaker for the Black Hand of
the Dark Brotherhood in the late Third Era. He was killed in 3E 433.
In his youth, Lachance traveled to Skyrim and visited the city of Riften.
He was once in possession of the Blade of Woe. He became the Speaker for the
Cheydinhal Dark Brotherhood sanctuary when the previous Speaker was killed while
fulfilling a contract.He took up residence in the abandoned Fort Farragut just
outside the city, and was responsible for recruiting new members to the
sanctuary. He was also the one to order the Purification of the sanctuary in 3E
433 when the Black Hand discovered that the Brotherhood had been infiltrated by
a traitor. He named the assassin who carried out the Purification as his new
Silencer, to replace his previous Silencer who had died carrying out a contract.
He passed on his undead horse, Shadowmere, to the new Silencer.
His Silencer was subsequently manipulated by the true traitor, Mathieu
Bellamont. The Silencer then systematically assassinated half of the Black Hand,
and, unknowingly, framed Lachance as the traitor. By the time Lachance had
stopped his Silencer, Ungolim, the Listener of the Dark Brotherhood, had already
been slain. Lachance went into hiding while his Silencer attempted to clear his
name, but the remaining members of the Black Hand tracked him down to an
abandoned farmstead at Applewatch and murdered him. His Silencer took his place
as Speaker, and was later named Listener by the Night Mother when Bellamont
attempted to destroy her and failed. The Night Mother would later clear Lucien's
In death, Lachance went to the Void to join Sithis, the Dread Father of the
Dark Brotherhood. In 4E 201, his spirit was bound to the new Listener of the
Dark Brotherhood. He could be summoned as a spectral assassin, to aid the
Listener in combat or offer advice.