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Isran
Isran
Race Redguard
Gender Male
Level PCx1.1 (min. 15)
Class Blacksmith
Faction Dawnguard
Services Master heavy armor trainer
Essential Yes (If joined the Vampires)

Always (If the Dawnguard is joined)

Ref ID xx003478
Base ID xx00336A
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"I knew it would come to this one day. I knew. And no one believed."
―Isran[src]

Isran is the stoic Redguard leader and founder of the modern Dawnguard. He also serves as a master skill trainer in Heavy Armor and will offer his services to the Dragonborn if they join the Dawnguard.

BackgroundEdit

He was previously a member of the Vigilants of Stendarr years ago after witnessing his family's death at the hands of Molag Bal Vampire cultists, alongside Celann. Dissatisfied with the order, and the fact the Vigil found his methods "extreme", they both left to form their own partnership. It didn't last long, as Celann began to disagree with some of Isran's methods. 

In 4E 201, after a recent spate of vampire attacks, Isran went on to revive an ancient order of vampire hunters known as the Dawnguard. He re-established its headquarters in Fort Dawnguard, a massive fortress deep within the Velothi Mountains and rallied new recruits in order to combat the undead menace.

PersonalityEdit

Isran has a strong sense of righteousness and in addition believes it is his duty to protect Skyrim from vampires. Unfortunately, he believes that killing vampires is more important than saving innocent lives and would willingly sacrifice an entire village if it meant killing just one more vampire. Even though he is not from Skyrim, he is proud to live there as heard through his battle cries. Despite no longer being a Vigilant, he still believes in Stendarr. He has quite a cold demeanor initially, perhaps the only trait he shares with his counterpart, Harkon. His unfriendliness goes to new extremes when Serana is among the Dawnguard; he talks to her in harsh tones and constantly refers to her as 'it', even to her face. However, towards the end of the main questline, Isran refers to Serana by her name, rather than 'it', and goes as far to thank her for helping kill Harkon. According to him, his hatred of vampires is what keeps him strong; that, and constant vigilance. Compared to Gunmar who also lost his family to vampires, his drive to purge the land of vampires is not out of protecting people from the vampire menace but out of pure hate. Despite these negative traits, he is still compassionate and forgiving, as he did not gloat about his dire predictions coming true to Vigilant Tolan.

He is so tense and alert that he belittles the Dragonborn for sleeping, claiming it to be a weakness. The Dawnguard's leader is perfectly content expecting the worst to happen. However, while others mocked him, he read the signs and was able to take the right measures.

Isran apparently has a consistent habit of falling-out with people and holding grudges. The Vigil let him go after he proved too "extreme". Celann explains that he was never happy with Isran's rough and violent methods, and broke off their partnership. Florentius, the priest of Arkay, never got on with him either. However, Isran is not so petty as to stay mad at people in times of need. To the surprise of his old colleagues, he recruits them to help the Dawnguard. In his own gruff manner, he continued to care for these people too. Upon hearing of Keeper Carcette and the other Vigilants' deaths, he shows sorrow and compassion for their losses. If anything, it gives him more fuel for his obsession: to exterminate all Vampires.

CombatEdit

Isran is a formidable opponent, more than capable of spearheading an assault on vampires. He wields a Dawnguard warhammer with lethal force, especially deadly to Vampires. He also has an arsenal of spells to use. He uses the Dawnguard-exclusive spells of Sun Fire and Stendarr's Aura. He combines both Stendarr's Aura and Stoneflesh to make him truly dangerous to come in contact with. He will heal himself when in low health using Restoration spells.

InteractionsEdit

DawnguardEdit

After hearing about an order of vampire hunters who are recruiting, the Dragonborn goes to join. Isran and Celann meet both the Dragonborn and Agmaer and induct them into the group.

AwakeningEdit

After a plea from Tolan, Isran sends the Dragonborn to investigate what the vampires who attacked the Hall of the Vigilant were looking for.

A New OrderEdit

Furious at the Dragonborn's compassion to Serana and delivering an Elder Scroll to the Vampires, Isran orders the Dragonborn to make amends and recruit two of his old colleagues to their cause.

ProphetEdit

Isran brings the player to reunite with Serana, who has fled from her father, Harkon. While disgusted at her presence, Isran is interested to hear about a Moth Priest in Skyrim and could help them understand the Tyranny of the Sun that Serana metions. He sends the Dragonborn to retrieve Dexion Evicus to help read Serana's Scroll.

Destroying the DawnguardEdit

He and the others members in Fort Dawnguard are targets for this vampire side quest.

A Jarl's JusticeEdit

Isran requires help dealing with a vampire masquerading as a Visiting Advisor to a Jarl.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Although Isran claims sleeping to be a sign of weakness, he can sometimes be found sleeping in a bed in the upper levels of Fort Dawnguard.
  • Although Isran is a Master trainer in the Heavy Armor skill, he wears a black-coloured light variant of Dawnguard Armor.

AppearancesEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Isran

  • Isran won't talk to me.

    10 messages
    • he's just mad because you took his kill, give him some time to finish sulking and he'll be fine
    • Have you got vapireism? I dont think he talks to vampires.
  • Serana/Dawnguard Bug

    4 messages
    • Did you make a save to overwrite it after you uninstall the update. If not then everything you did in dawnguard still stay and the quest w...
    • i have the same problem however i am playing on a pc anyone have any ideas?

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