Ages ago, five of Azura's followers fought and destroyed the vampire Dratik, but all were infected with Porphyric Hemophilia. Knowing their fate, they locked themselves in Gutted Mine to prevent themselves from ravaging the world.
A Worn, Faded Note can be found of one of the Orcs which details why they were locked in there and thanks the person who killed them. Though the note tells the Hero to take it back to the shrine, it is not essential to finish the quest and the note does not even need to be looted in order to advance quest progression.
Azura, taking pity on her former followers, will send the Hero to bring them peace.
The brethren all use leveled equipment and pose a challenge in the small enclosed environment. It is recommended to approach carefully, separate them and fight them one by one. As with all vampires, it is possible to contract Porphyric Hemophilia from them.
- Although the names of all five vampires is "Afflicted Brethren," one of them carries a Worn, Faded Note, which can be used to work out which was which from the names and races.
- After their deaths, five candles will be placed on Azura's shrine.