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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-05-2020 / 19:11 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 28-05-2020 / 15:55 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Guide

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Dawnguard DLC Main Story

Prophet [Vampire Only]

This has the same objective as the Dawnguard-only version of this mission and – for the vast majority of it – plays out the same (bar the end bit). So we’re going to copy the Dawnguard-version text and tweak it as required.

Harkon will task you with finding a ‘Moth Priest’ who can read the Elder Scroll. You can, optionally, speak to either:

  • A carriage driver
  • An innkeeper
  • Or save yourself time and head to ‘Dragon Bridge’ straightaway (as this is where you’ll end up anyways).

So fast-travel to Dragon Bridge if you’ve been there already, otherwise you’ll find it located east of ‘Volskygge’ (on the right-hand side of the mountains). Once you’re at Dragon Bridge, look for a kid called ‘Clinton Lylvieve; who’ll tell you to head over the bridge and follow the path to find the carriage the Moth Priest was in.

Once you reach the carriage it’ll be overturned with a dead soldier and vampire on the ground nearby. Search the vampire for a note and after reading it you’ll be prompted to head to ‘Forebears’ Holdout’ (it’ll be highlighted on the map for you).

Step inside the cave and be ready for a few fights with Death Hounds and multiple Vampires. Take care of the two Death Hounds first, mosey over the bridge and then ready your weapons and/or magic for the main event.

Start killing all Vampires as you make your way up to the level above where you need to kill a Vampire called ‘Malkus’ who’s got the [Weystone Focus] that you need to unlock the magic barrier surrounding the priest.

Behind the barrier you’ll also find a large chest with a powerful enchanted two-handed sword in it known as the [Dwarven Greatsword of Torpor] , along with an [Elven Bow] and some gold. Take the Weystone Focus to the top floor and place it in the pedestal-like lock up here to drop the barrier.

Once Dexion is free he’ll turn hostile on you, so beat him up a bit and then use your Vampire Seduction power to subdue him; before finally biting him to make him obedient. Command him to go to the castle and then fast-travel back there yourself. You’ll trigger off the same two missions as if you were playing the Dawnguard (‘Chasing Echoes’ and ‘Seeking Disclosure’).

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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