Once you’ve reached level 10 try speaking to a Hold Guard in a city - such as Windhelm - (or even to an Orc known as Durak, who you can find walking outside Fort Dawnguard itself). They’ll talk about a reforming group of Vampire hunters known as Dawnguards.

You now need to find the cunningly hidden entrance to the Dawnguard Fort and this can be found if you look on the map for Riften and then see those mountains to the right of it? On the East side of those mountains is a footbridge and just north of that are two fires and a crack in the mountain that leads to the DLC missions (see the screenshot above).

Once you’ve entered the area, run down the snowy path and you can chat to a man called ‘Agmaer’ who’s standing by the water’s edge. If you keep following the path, you’ll eventually arrive at Fort Dawnguard itself, so run inside the fort and head inside.

Once you’re here, speak to ‘Isran’ in the centre of the room to be given your first real main quest in this DLC. You can also speak to ‘Isran’ to learn additional [Heavy Armour] skills for 430+ gold a time. Vigilant Tolan will now be ushered into the conversation and this will mark the beginning of the next main quest in the Dawnguard DLC.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 October 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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