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Prerequisite Awakening
Required Items {{{req_items}}}
Type Faction


Quest Giver Serana
Location Dimhollow Crypt
Castle Volkihar
Fort Dawnguard
Rewards Dragonborn may turn into a Vampire Lord (if pro Volkihar)
Alt Rewards
Required Level
Followed by The Bloodstone Chalice (Volkihar) or
A New Order (Dawnguard)
Quest Objectives

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

After being sent to investigate the goings on in Dimhollow Crypt by Isran, the Dragonborn discovers a strange guarded sarcophagus, inside of which a vampire woman named Serana had been sleeping for several hundred years. Unlike other vampires, she is not hostile, carrying an Elder Scroll. After a bit of catching up on world events, she realises that she has been away for far longer than she initially anticipated and asks the Dragonborn to take her home to Castle Volkihar.

Lead Serana to her home[edit | edit source]

The Dragonborn then leads Serana home, using a boat at Icewater Jetty to reach the Castle Volkihar.

Speak to Harkon[edit | edit source]

Once inside, the party proceeds to a large banquet hall where Lord Harkon greets them. Harkon thanks the Dragonborn for returning his daughter with an Elder Scoll and offers his own blood as a reward, explaining that taking the blood will transform the recipient into a vampire. He also mentions that should the Dragonborn refuse the gift, permanent banishment from the castle will result and the Dragonborn will forthwith be considered a prey.

Return to Isran[edit | edit source]

If the Dragonborn chooses to stay loyal to the Dawnguard, return to Fort Dawnguard and report on the findings at Dimhollow Crypt.