Dear Mother,

As J’Zhirr leaves Fort Dawnguard, he meets a new face at the front gate. It is Ollrod, a Dawnguard member that Isran had recruited.

Ollrod says, “I hope the vampires try to attack us here. A lot easier than hunting them down in their holes.” He seems to have a lot of faith in Isran, saying, “Isran knows how to fight those monster. He’s been preparing for this day for a long time.”


Serana has some ideas


Dear Mother,

After Isran leads Dexion Evicus away to get some rest, Serana asks J’Zhirr quietly if he has a moment to talk. She has some ideas about where we can start looking for the other two Elder Scrolls.

Serana says that we need to find her mother, Valerica. She believes her mother will know where the Elder Scroll is. Serana says, “The last time I saw her, she said that she’d go somewher safe… somewhere that my father would never search. Other than that, she wouldn’t tell me anything. But the way she said it… ‘someplace he would never search.’ It was cryptic, yet she called attention to it.”

After some discussion, we decided to go to Castle Volkihar. No one would search their own home, right?

Reading the Elder Scroll

Reading the Elder Scroll

Dear Mother,

Dexion Evicus had reached Fort Dawnguard safely. Now that he is out of danger, he seems to be in a good mood.

“Ah, my rescuer! It’s good to see you again,” Dexion greets this one. “My trip to Skyrim has become quite the adventure!”

Dexion seems to be well treated even though he admits, “It’s not exactly the hospitality I’m used to, but your man Isran has seen to my needs well enough. And might I add, this is a remarkable fortress. I have colleagues back home that would love to study this place in detail.”

Wait, “your man Isran”? Did Dexion thinks that Isran works for J’Zhirr? Better not let Isran hear that.

Dexion is ready to read the Elder Scroll. J’Zhirr tries to peek over his shoulder but all he sees is a drawing. Yet Dexion seems to understand what the drawing is trying to convey.

Dexion says, “I see a vision before me, an image of a great bow. I know this weapon! It is Auriel’s Bow! Now a voice whispers, saying ‘Among the night’s children, a dread lord will rise. In an age of strife, when dragons return to the realm of men, darkness will mingle with light and the night and the day will be as one.’ The voice fades and the words begin to shimmer and distort. But wait, there is more here. The secret of the bow’s power is written elsewhere. I think there is more to the prophecy, recorded in other scrolls. Yes, I see them now… One contains the ancient secrets of the dragons, and the other speaks of the potency of ancient blood. My vision darkens, and I see no more.”

Night Watchwoman


Dear Mother,

On the way back to Fort Dawnguard, J’Zhirr is attacked by two vampire scouts in the Dayspring Canyon. With Serana’s help, J’Zhirr soon make short work of them.┬áThis one wonders if the appearance of the scouts mean that Fort Dawnguard is under attack.

As this one nears the fort, he sees a welcoming sight. Tilde stands guard at the gates, holding a brightly burning torch.

Tilde guarding Fort Dawnguard

Dear Mother,

Tilde guards the front gate of Fort Dawnguard. She says, “Now that the Dawnguard are back, the vampires reign of terror is about to end.”

Two guards? Isran is really stepping up on security.

Fun fact: Vori and Tilde are supposedly former bandits. “Supposedly” because neither of them ever talked about their past with J’Zhirr so he does not know how truth are the rumors.

Vori guarding Fort Dawnguard

Dear Mother,

It is nighttime when J’Zhirr leaves Fort Dawnguard with Serana. Serana wants to come along with J’Zhirr, saying, “I’ve been really wanting to get out and explore a bit.”

It is hard to say no to a powerful vampire so here is Serana.

As we leave, J’Zhirr notices Vori patrolling near the fence. Guess Isran does not want to be surprised by another vampire attack.