This can be confusing at first, because when you run upstairs and speak to Isran, he’ll actually trigger off another side-mission (‘Jarl’s Justice’) instead of the one just activated! Once you’ve triggered this other side-mission, take a right in Isran’s room to find a surprise waiting for you!

So speak to Serena and then with Isran again, followed by Serena one more time and you’ll now be tasked 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.

The priest will be hostile at first, so attack him until the curse he’s under is broken and he’ll become friendly again. Speak to Dexion and ask him to help you read the Elder Scroll at Fort Dawnguard. Once he agrees, run back outside and fast-travel back to the fort!

In the main hall talk to Isran and then to Dexion and once he’s finished reading the scroll the mission will end and the next one, ‘Chasing Echoes’, will begin!

You’ll also be prompted to speak with Serena again, so do so and you’ll activate another two missions; called ‘Seeking Disclosure’ and ‘Scroll Scouting’ (each one is dedicated to the two Elder Scrolls you still need to find). You can obviously tackle them in any order, but we’ll present the order in which we done them (which was ‘Scroll Scouting’ first and then ‘Seeking Disclosure’ second).

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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
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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 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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