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Vampire Cure (Oblivion)

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Vampire Cure
Vampire Cure (Oblivion) Chamber of The Lost
Quest Giver Go to any chapel's priest or healer
Location Arcane University
Redwater Slough
Prerequisite Being a vampire
Reward Cured from vampirism, GoldIcon
Type Side quest
Vampire Cure is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. If the Hero is bitten by a vampire, contracts Porphyric Hemophilia, and does not cure themselves of the disease (using the same methods by which they could cure any other disease) within three days, they will become a vampire.

While this is normally a permanent condition, it is possible to cure the disease even after becoming a full vampire.


The first step is to talk to Raminus Polus in the Arcane University, located in the Imperial City about vampirism. He will refer the Hero to Count Hassildor of Skingrad.

Upon arrival at Castle Skingrad, find Janus Hassildor's steward, Hal-Liurz, in order to contact Hassildor. Once Hassildor comes, he explains that he and his wife are vampires. He lives with it, but his wife, Rona Hassildor, could not and slipped into a coma. Hassildor wants the cure, and tells of a witch that lives near the Corbolo river, south of Cheydinhal in Drakelowe.

Travel to Drakelowe and talk to the witch Melisande. She will say that she requires five empty grand soul gems before she will help with the cure. Once these are delivered, she asks for a number of ingredients to make the cure. Most can be purchased, but it is not easy to buy items when in the advanced stages of vampirism.


Blood of an ArgonianEdit

To get the blood, use the dagger provided by Melisande to stab any Argonian in the game. There are a number of ways to go about this:

Vampire DustEdit

Vampire Cure (Oblivion)

Hindaril in his room in the cave

The Hero must kill the vampire Hindaril, found in Redwater Slough off of the Panther River. Hindaril is behind a door with a very hard lock. The key is beyond an underwater passage and in a chest. Once he is found he may be attacked immediately, before he arms himself.


Return to Melisande and talk to her. After a day, she will have a potion ready. She will give the Hero both a consumable version, and a miscellaneous item version for Rona; however, drinking the potion early may bug the quest. Return to Skingrad and talk to the steward again. She will lead the Hero to the Chamber of the Lost, where Melisande will attempt to cure Rona.

Vampire Cure (Oblivion) Rona Deathbed

Melisande, Rona and the Count inside the Chamber

After two days, the count will tell the Hero to return in another twenty four hours and talk to the steward. Doing so will reward them with a decent amount of gold - 1,000 or higher, as the amount is leveled.

The cure potion may now be consumed safely. 

Alternative solutionEdit

With the official Vile Lair add-on, after upgrading it, it is possible to cure vampirism at any time using the Font of Renewal in the Vile Cloister and the Purgeblood Salts found near it. This can be done as many times as desired. This does not finish the Vampire Cure questline, or remove it from the quest log; it simply cures the Hero's vampirism.

Journal entriesEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

I need to speak with Count Hassildor of Skingrad. I should find his Steward at Castle Skingrad.

  • Update: After speaking to Count Hassildor:

Count Hassildor of Skingrad has asked me to find the cure for vampirism. I should look for a woman in the wilderness along the Corbolo River, east of the Imperial City and south of Cheydinhal.

  • Update: After finding the witch:

I have found Melisande, who has offered to help me with a cure for vampirism. Once I have brought her five empty Grand Soul Gems, she will give me further instructions.

  • Update: After delivering the five Grand Soul Gems:

I have delivered the Soul Gems to Melisande. Now I must collect a series of ingredients for her, so that she can brew the potion to cure vampirism. She needs six cloves of garlic, five nightshade leaves, and two shoots of bloodgrass.

  • Update: After delivering th ingredients:

Melisande requires the ahes of a very powerful vampire to complete her cure. I should search the area near the North Panther River for Hindaril, a vampire who was imprisoned in an underground cavern many years ago.

  • Update: After collecting Hindaril's ashes:

I have collected the ashes of Hindaril for Melisande. I should bring them to her at once.

  • Update: After delivering Hindaril's ashes:

Melisande has given me a special dagger, with which I am to collect the blood of an Argonian. I should find an Argonian, stab him with the dagger, and return it to Melisande.

  • Update: After killing an Argonian:

Melisande's dagger is covered in Argonian blood. I should deliver it to her so that she can brew the potion.

  • Update: After delivering the dagger and waiting for 24 hours:

Melisande has created a potion to cure vampirism. I have been given two doses; one for myself and one that I need to take to Castle Skingrad. I should travel there and speak with Hal-Liurz.

  • Update: After The Countess has died:

The Countess of Skingrad is dead. I need to speak with Hai-Liurz at Castle Skingrad after the Count has had time to grieve for his wife.

  • Update: After speaking to the Count:

Count Hassildor thanked me for finding a cure for his wife.

  • Quest complete


  • If the Hero has been expelled from the Mages Guild, Raminus will not talk to them until they bring him all the necessary alchemy ingredients needed to be re-accepted.
    •  PS3   Claiming to have the ingredients will cause Raminus to get angry, but he will then be able to talk about the cure. (Does not work on Xbox.)
  • After being cured of Vampirism, it will be impossible to contract Porphyric Hemophilia again normally. However, asking to be turned into a vampire by Vicente Valtieri will still work.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Vampire Cure (Oblivion)

  • Vampire Cure bugged

    2 messages
    • I have collected all that is necessary in order to cure myself of Vampirism, but she will not accept my 2 shoots of bloodgrass. Can anyone help?
    • After exhausting all other topics with Melisande, save game whilst still in front of her then quit game, go to 'system settings', change langu...
  • vampire cure

    • i got a problem getting my reward from the count of skingrad every time to talk to the reptile lady she always says (the count needs more time...

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