Not to be confused with Dark Anchors.

Dark Ancestor is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Dengeir of Stuhn explains to the Dragonborn that a nearby grave has been dug up and it is thought to be the work of gravediggers. He states that it was his ancestor, Vighar, who has been freed from his coffin in Falkreath. Dengeir requests assistance from the Dragonborn to kill Vighar before his condition is revealed, otherwise it will damage his family's reputation throughout Skyrim.


Bloodlet Throne, where the Dragonborn needs to go in order to find Vighar, is southeast of Falkreath. In addition to fighting Vighar, who is a master vampire, there are other enemies the Dragonborn must fight, they include: different types of Vampires, Vampire Thralls, and wolves. Before entering Bloodlet Throne at lower levels, it is necessary for the Dragonborn to have health potions or a healing spell, along with cure disease potions.


The Dragonborn will receive 600 GoldIcon from Dengeir when they have cleared the fort Bloodlet Throne and its master Vighar tending it.


Dark Ancestor – FreeformFalkreathQuest03
IDJournal Entry
  • Objective 20: Tell Dengeir that Vighar is dead
  • Quest complete
Dark Ancestor – FreeformFalkreathQuest03B
  • Objective 10: Destroy the vampire Vighar
  • Quest complete


  • If the Civil War questline has been completed and Dengeir now is Jarl, this quest becomes unavailable.