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’).

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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