There is a shack at the mill with bloody skulls, bloody rags, venison and other meats. This implies that they have been killing humans and animals for their blood.
He is the target for the Dark Brotherhood quest Contract: Kill Hern. Hern does not appear until the assassination contract against him is active. Otherwise, Half-Moon Mill will be occupied solely by Hert. There is also a chance that Hern will feed the Ebony Blade as a sacrifice to make it stronger if he is killed with it.
Hern and Hert do not use Vampiric Drain, when attacking. This makes it less likely to contract Sanguinaire Vampiris from fighting them. Because Hern is a vampire, destruction spells and enchanted weapons dealing Fire Damage are especially effective.
- If killed, his wife Hert will send hired thugs after the Dragonborn.
- Hern is an English masculine given name that means "mythical hunter". It is also a dialect variant of Heron.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)