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For the prophet of Anvil, see The Prophet.
Prophet
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Quest Giver Isran
Location Forebears' Holdout
Prerequisite A New Order
Next Quest Seeking Disclosure and Chasing Echoes
Faction Dawnguard
Type Main Quest
QuestID DLC1VQ03Hunter
Prophet is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.

BackgroundEdit

Serana told me that her father was trying to gain power over the sun by fulfilling a prophecy found in the Elder Scrolls. If we could read the prophecy, we might be able to stop him. Serana had one of the scrolls, but we'd need a Moth Priest in order to read it.

WalkthroughEdit

DiscussionEdit

After talking to Isran, he leads the Dragonborn to talk to Serana, who arrived at the fort to tell the Dawnguard of her father's plans. Upon talking to Serana and Isran, he allows Serana to stay if she does not touch anyone. Serana says they need a Moth Priest to read the Elder Scroll she brought, and Isran says an Imperial scholar has recently arrived in Skyrim.

Serana recommends the Dragonborn find the moth priest, and says she will go with the Dragonborn, only if it is just her and the player. Any follower must be let go to allow Serana to follow, although there is a glitch that allows Cicero to come as a second follower. If the Dragonborn does not take Serana as a follower, she stays at Fort Dawnguard.

InvestigationEdit

Ask a Carriage DriverEdit

Ask any carriage driver outside a city if he has seen a Moth Priest. He will mention that he's not sure, but can be persuaded or bribed for answers. The driver will reveal that the Moth Priest asked him to take him to Dragon Bridge.

Ask an InnkeeperEdit

Ask any innkeeper in any city if they have seen a Moth Priest. They will say that the Moth Priest had recently stayed in the inn, on his way to Dragon Bridge.

Visit the College of WinterholdEdit

Head to the College of Winterhold, and speak to Urag gro-Shub in the Arcanaeum. He will reveal that a Moth Priest came by to study in the library, but left for Dragon Bridge.

Dragon BridgeEdit

Upon reaching Dragon Bridge, ask the guards or Clinton Lylvieve about the Moth Priest's whereabouts. They will mention that he left south across the bridge a short while ago.

Travel south across the bridge and eventually find an ambushed carriage. Search the vampire corpse for a Vampire's Note  indicating that the Moth Priest was taken to Forebears' Holdout.

Forebears' HoldoutEdit

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Forebear's Holdout

Upon entering the cave, head left and kill or sneak by the death hounds and vampires before crossing over to the main building and up the stairs to the upper platform. The Moth Priest, Dexion Evicus, is being held here in a magical barrier.

Once all the vampires are dead, search Malkus' body to find a Weystone Focus. Place the Weystone on the altar above the barrier to deactivate it. Dexion Evicus will awaken, but will still be partially enthralled. After defeating him, he will come to his senses and thank the Dragonborn. After talking to Dexion, he will agree to help read the Elder Scroll and will head to Fort Dawnguard.

Travel back to Fort Dawnguard and report to Isran. Next speak with Dexion, who will begin to read the Elder Scroll. He first sees a vision of Auriel's bow, then a voice whispers to him about a dread lord of the night who will rise up in a time when dragons return. He then reveals that two other scrolls are needed to learn the secret of the bow's power and complete the prophecy. One scroll contains the ancient secrets of the dragons, the other speaks of the potency of the ancient blood. Once the reading is complete, the quest ends and Chasing Echoes and Seeking Disclosure begins.

Elder Scroll readingEdit

Dexion: "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 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. To know the complete prophecy, we must have the other two scrolls."
  • Serana must be present for reading

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
When I returned to Fort Dawnguard, Isran told me that he needed to speak to me, and he asked me to follow him.
  • Objective: Follow Isran

When I returned to Fort Dawnguard, I was surprised to learn that Serana had come to the base searching for me. She claimed to have something urgent she needed to tell me.

  • Objective: Speak to Serana
Serana told me that her father was trying to gain power over the sun by fulfilling a prophecy found in the Elder Scrolls. If we could read the prophecy, we might be able to stop him. Serana had one of the scrolls, but we'd need a Moth Priest in order to read it.
  • Objective: Speak to Isran

Serana told me that her father was trying to gain power over the sun by fulfilling a prophecy found in the Elder Scrolls. Only a Moth Priest can read an Elder Scroll, so we've set out to find one.

  • Objective: Locate a Moth Priest
  • Objective: (Optional) Ask carriage drivers about the Moth Priest
  • Objective: (Optional) Visit the College of Winterhold to ask about the Moth Priest
  • Objective: (Optional) Ask innkeepers in cities about the Moth Priest

Serana told me that her father was trying to gain power over the sun by fulfilling a prophecy found in the Elder Scrolls. We've set out to find a Moth Priest who can read Serana's Elder Scroll, and the trail has led us to Dragon Bridge.

  • Objective: Ask people in Dragon Bridge if they saw the Moth Priest

Serana and I are one step behind the Moth Priest. We journeyed to Dragon Bridge and learned that he had passed through the town, heading south across the bridge.

  • Objective: Search along the road south of Dragon Bridge

I'm one step behind the Moth Priest. After leaving Dragon Bridge, I searched along the road for any sign of his passing. I found an overturned wagon and some dead vampires and Imperial guards. Was this the Moth Priest's wagon?

  • Objective: Investigate the scene of the attack
  • Objective: Read the Vampire's Note
Harkon's vampire agents have captured the Moth Priest and taken him to a place called Forebears' Holdout. I must rescue him before the vampires can break his will.
  • Objective: Rescue the Moth Priest
  • Objective: Deactivate the magic barrier

Harkon's agents have captured the Moth Priest! I have tracked them to Forebears' Holdout, but the vampires have enthralled the moth priest and I will have to confront him in order to break their hold.

  • Objective: Defeat the enthralled Moth Priest

Harkon's agents captured the Moth Priest and enthralled him, but I was able to break their hold on his mind.

  • Objective: Speak to the Moth Priest

I rescued the Moth Priest from his vampire captors and asked him to meet me at Fort Dawnguard. I must return to Isran and tell him of our success.

  • Objective: Report your success to Isran

With the Moth Priest safely back at Fort Dawnguard, he can now read Serana's Elder Scroll and learn more about the prophecy that Harkon is hoping to use to gain power over the sun.

  • Objective: Speak to the Moth Priest
After the Moth Priest's reading, we have more questions than answers. The old priest saw a vision of a weapon called Auriel's Bow, but we need to find two more Elder Scrolls in order to unravel the rest of the prophecy.
  • Quest complete

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    • so im on the quest prophet and ive gotten the moth priest back to fort dawnguard but when I walk through the entrance and im standing in the m...
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    • So I went into Forebears Hideout in werewolf form and now every time I enter Fort Dawnguard Dexion gets into a fight with Serana and Isran ...
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