After completing the Bloodstone Chalice Quest, introducing you to the Vampire Lord, and Volkihar Keep, you start the Prophet Quest for the Vampire Side. This quest begins directly after turning in the Bloodstone Chalice Quest. Garan Marethi will tell you that your presence is necessary from Lord Harkon. This will be our jumping off point for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Prophet Quest Guide for Vampires.
Prophet Quest Guide for Vampires
“When I returned to Castle Volkihar, I was informed that Lord Harkon was waiting to speak to me.
- Speak to Harkon
Now that you have completed your first quest for the vampires some other side stuff will open up if you want to side track. For example, the evil looking dogs can now be hired as a companion if you so choose to. Make sure to not run into any towns or friendly areas with the beast however. They will go NUTS over fresh meat! There is also a couple side quests you can pick up if you want to be all up in the vampire politics scene. After checking some stuff out make your way to Lord Harkon in his little torture chamber.
Turns out Lord Harkon was hiding a little secret. He is happy to see his daughter, but Harkon is looking to find a way to fight the sun. He has read old texts that Moth Priests have written that detail a proclamation about vampires being able to one day control the sun. Harkon will then ask you to follow him.
“When I returned to Castle Volkihar, Lord Harkon told me of a prophecy hidden in the Elder scrolls that, if fulfilled, would end the tyranny of the sun over vampires. now he has asked me to join him as he makes a proclamation to the court.
- Listen to Harkon’s speech
After listening to Harkon’s speech you pretty much have the same information as his talk in his study. Blah blah want to stop the tyranny of the sun and rule the land. The important part of the speech is that you will need to find a Moth Priest to read the elder scroll on Serana’s back. After his speech Serana will speak to you and ask to join your party. Also if you talk to her again after she joins you can unlock an extra option for finding the Moth Priest. Head outside the doors to fast travel.
“Eager to unlock the secrets of an ancient prophecy thought to be hidden within Serana’s Elder Scroll, Harkon has ordered his court to find a Moth Priest.”
- (Optional) Visit the College of Winterhold to ask about the Moth Priest
- (Optional) Ask innkeepers in cities about the Moth Priest
- (Optional) Ask carriage drivers about the Moth Priest
- Locate a Moth Priest
You can do any of the optional parts of the quest to get the location of the Moth Priest. If you want to save some time however, you can just head strait over to Dragon Bridge. Just South of the bridge there will be a tipped over caravan. In this caravan there will be a dead vampire and Imperial Soldier. Loot the dead vampires body and in it will be a note. Read the note to move on to the next part of the quest.
Capturing the Moth Priest
“Following Harkon’s command to locate a Moth Priest, I followed the trail to Dragon Bridge. There, I learned that a rival band of vampires abducted the Moth Priest I’ve been tracking and took him to a place called Forebears’ Holdout.
- Capture the Moth Priest
Forebears’ Holdout is not to far from the tipped over caravan. Head south along a smaller bridge and look on the mountain side. There will be an entrance that is guarded by nobody (go figure). Head inside into the holdout.
After heading into the holdout head to the left. You can also revert into Vampire Lord form if you want to reck shop. There are a couple of dogs along the left path. Take them out and head inside the small castle structure.
After going inside the castle it looks like the Dawnguard has made it there first. You will have to take out the Dawnguard and they are actually a little bit tougher then other enemies. There armor protects them well against the Vampire perks. If you can get close to them and do a power attack by holding the triggers down when on the ground you can bite them. Doing this sucking move takes down their health and increases your vampire skill greatly.
Take out all the Dawnguard on the main floor head upstairs. There are still two live Dawnguards left to deal with. Kill them and you will have killed everyone in the place. Revert back to normal mode. There will be a dead Markus on the ground with a quest symbol over him. Loot his body to get a piece called the Weystone Focus. This piece, when inserted into the pedestal just above where you just fought. Will deactivate the force field around the Moth Priest. Take the piece up and deactivate the magic field.
“After a rival vampire faction captured and enthralled the Moth Priest, I fought him and forced him to submit. Now it is my turn to enthrall the Moth Priest by using my new found powers.”
- Use your Vampire’s Seduction power on the Moth Priest
- Feed on the Moth Priest to make him your thrall
The Moth Priest will turn on you after you deactivate the magic barriers. Kill him and he will go down to one knee. You will then be prompted to use your Vampire’s Seduction power. Open up the menu, go to magic, down to powers and select Vampire’s Seduction with the A (or select) button. Make sure to go into first person for this part. Hit the RB (or use button) and seduce the Moth Priest. If you miss you will have to wait a full 24 hours to use the power again, but the Moth Priest won’t go anywhere. This will seduce him and make him susceptible to influence. Hit the A (or select) button on him again. you can either Feed or talk to him. Select the feed option to make him your thrall.
“Eager to hear the contents of Serana’s Elder Scroll, Harkon commanded the court to find a Moth Priest. I have now captured one and made him my thrall, commanding him to return to Castle Volkihar. I must report this success to Harkon.”
- Command the Moth Priest to go to Volkihar Castle
- Report your success to Harkon
Speak with the Moth Priest. He will be delighted by your presence and ask what you will have him do. Pick the only option available and send him to Volkihar Castle. After he goes on his marry way you can also head there. Take the same path you came in when you entered the Holdout so you can leave and fast travel. Once outside fast travel back to Volkihar Castle in the North West part of the Skyrim map.
When you arrive at the Castle there will be two Dawnguard Scouts to greet you. Take them out and head into Volkihar Castle. When inside go and talk to Harkon. He will be waiting for you in the main dining hall. He will tell you to order your moth priest to read the Elder Scroll
“With the moth Priest safely back at Castle Volkihar, the time has come to hear the prophecies contained within the Elder Scroll.”
- Command the Moth Priest to read the Elder Scroll
Walk over to the Moth Priest and talk to him. He will read the prophecy and tell you that he needs two more scrolls to complete the prophecy. After he is done with his readings return back to Harkon to report what you have heard, not even 10 feet from where Harkon is standing. Sometimes… this game… Guh. After talking to Harkon you will finish and thus ends our Prophet Quest guide for vampires.
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