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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  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    24 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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