J’Zhirr follows in the direction pointed out by the Haafingar guard, hoping to catch up with the Moth Priest. After he crosses Dragon Bridge, he finds a overturned carriage with a dead horse and two dead people.
No, wait, one dead Imperial and one dead vampire. J’Zhirr finds a note on the vampire. The note says:
I have new orders for you.
Prepare an ambush just south of the Dragon Bridge. Take the Moth Priest to the Forebears’ Holdout for safekeeping until I can break his will.
J’Zhirr is about to ask Serana is she knows where is the Forebears’ Holdout when this one notices blood drops on the ground, leading away from the carriage.
After spending the night at Four Shields Inn, J’Zhirr decides to ask around if anyone has seen a Moth Priest. Faida, the innkeeper, knows nothing so J’Zhirr steps outside to see who else he can ask. The first person he sees is a Haafingar guard on his patrol.
Seeing J’Zhirr, the guard says, “Lightly armored means light on your feet. Smart.” J’Zhirr likes him already.
J’Zhirr asks if the guard has seen a Moth Priest. The guard says, “Ah, so that was a Moth Priest, then? He rode through town not long ago with an escort of soldiers. They didn’t stop, just headed south across the Dragon Bridge.”
Looks like J’Zhirr just missed them.
J’Zhirr finally reaches Dragon Bridge. Mother can see why it is named so. The bridge is decorated with a dragon head. It is a not a real dragon skull but one carved by a unknown sculptor many years ago. Exactly how many years, nobody knows.
It is said that the bridge came first then the town and the town is named after the bridge. It is a small town, with logging and fishing as its main economy. However the bridge’s position is of strategic importance and attracts the attention of both the Imperials and Stormcloaks.
As J’Zhirr crosses the swamps of Hjaalmarch, the deathbells provides a flash of color against the dull landscape. J’Zhirr thinks the blue-purple flowers really brighten up the gray surroundings. However, these are not the kind of flowers that you want to bring home. As their name indicates, they are poisonous and will cause one to lose health when ingested. Although one has to eat really a lot, like a whole mountain of them, to be able to die from it.
J’Zhirr decides to take a shortcut. While passing by the Red Road Pass giant camp, he sees three bags of mammoth cheese maturing in the shade. A quick glance tells this one the giant and mammoth are on the other side of the camp. J’Zhirr thinks they won’t miss it if J’Zhirr takes a tiny little pinch. It is not common to find cheese made from the milk of a mammoth. Serana refuses to take any.
J’Zhirr and Serana leave the College of Winterhold before dawn. When J’Zhirr reaches the town, he sees a hooded man walking leisurely down the empty street. Something about the man spells trouble, and it’s not just because of his glowing red eyes.
The man stops in front of J’Zhirr and cries, “Die, Dawnguard!”. Then he summons a gargoyle. we concentrate our attacks on the man. For once, the town guards are alert and quickly joins in the fight. Once we defeated the man, the gargoyle disappears.