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Vahlok the Jailor
Vahlok the jailer
Basic Info
Level 50
Health-icon 1490
MagickaIcon 545
Stamina 0
Spells/Abilities Command Daedra
Conjure Flame Atronach
Ebonyflesh
Fireball
Flame Cloak
Greater Ward
Incinerate
Loot Black Soul Gem
Bone Meal
Soul Size Grand
Base ID xx01cad5
Main article: Dragon Priest
Quotebg
"Noble Nord, forever remembered: mighty Vahlok, whose great courage inspired both men and dragon"
―Word Wall for Battle Fury, Vahlok's Tomb[src]

Vahlok (Dovahzul: VAhLOK Vahlok, "Guardian"), most known as Vahlok the Jailor, was a dragon priest. Along with Ahzidal, Dukaan, Miraak and Zahkriisos, he is one of the five named dragon priests found on Solstheim. His full name translates to "Guardian" in the dragon tongue.

HistoryEdit

According to Skaal folklore, Vahlok served as a dragon priest during the rule of dragons in the Merethic Era.[1]

One of his contemporaries, a priest named Miraak, was seduced with promises of power and forbidden knowledge by the Daedric Prince of Knowledge and Fate, Hermaeus Mora. Miraak began to secretly plot against his dragon overlords, however Vahlok discovered his plans and confronted him. The two fought a lengthy battle that was said to have lasted for days and was so destructive that Solstheim was torn apart from the mainland of Skyrim.[1]

At this point, the series of events that took place is unclear. Skaal legend mentions that Vahlok eventually defeated Miraak, but just as he was about to kill him, Hermaeus Mora saved Miraak by transporting him to the realm of Apocrypha. For his victory, Vahlok gained much glory and his dragon masters appointed him as ruler of the island, but not before he was compelled to swear an oath of vigilance to watch for Miraak's return.[1]
Lost Legacy - Vahlok

Vahlok rises out of his tomb

Other accounts report that Miraak was defeated and then banished to Solstheim where he was imprisoned in a tomb built by the ancient Skaal. Vahlok was made his jailer and when he eventually died, he was buried in the same tomb so that he could maintain his vigil beyond death.[2] In any case, Vahlok was instrumental in the downfall of Miraak and put a stop to whatever plans he might have had.

LegacyEdit

Vahlok's legacy is a sharp contrast to his contemporaries on the mainland. Legend paints him as a paragon of loyalty and nobility in his battle against Miraak and goes as far to say he inspired great courage in both men and dragon.[1][3] His reign was said to be a time of peace and prosperity for the people of Solstheim and, unlike the priests of Skyrim, he was remembered as a wise and just leader by the ancient Skaal.[1]

InteractionsEdit

Lost LegacyEdit

Vahlok can be encountered at the end of Vahlok's Tomb.

CombatEdit

During combat, Vahlok will cast Ebonyflesh and Flame Cloak to protect himself, summon a flame atronach, and attack with high-level fire spells like Incinerate and Fireball.

PerksEdit

StrategiesEdit

  • Vahlok's room is littered with fire traps, making it extremely difficult to even approach him. Gear and potions of fire resistance are highly recommended. Much like any other Dragon Priest, he can be defeated easily if one achieves 100% spell absorption, using The Atronach Stone, the Alteration perk Atronach, and Miraak's enchanted garb.
  • If the Dragonborn possesses Dawnguard Rune Axe and Spellbreaker he can be easily defeated.
  • The center of his room is occupied by a shallow pool of water. It is recommended to stand in this pool and engage Vahlok at range. This will allow the Dragonborn to dodge his attacks without worrying about stepping on fire traps.

TriviaEdit

  • Vahlok is the only notable Dragon Priest to not have a mask associated with him.
  • He is the only known Dragon Priest, with the possible exception of Otar before his madness, who was noted for being benevolent.
  • His name in-game is Vahlok the Jailer (not Jailor).

AppearancesEdit

References


Start a Discussion Discussions about Vahlok the Jailor

  • Vahlok's mask is the wooden mask??

    6 messages
    • They did say in the quest that his mask wasnt named and the wooden mask is the only 1 without a name ?
    • <div class="quote">Schnitzel V wrote:<br />Well, it is found on a skeleton, so the guy who presumably took it from vah...
  • Vahlok: Did he have a mask?

    109 messages
    • To answer a question that will probably get asked, I was reading this and someone said that Vahlok liked the dragons contrary to that of the ot...
    • - The same guy who did the above reply

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