"While the blessed state of undeath can be "accidentally" conferred - consider the brutish creatures you find wailing in dank hovels in the wild...Only those who can trace their ancestry through Harkon's mortal blood line can faithfully accept the power conferred by his Vampiric blood. And among those, it seems, only when the heavens show the correct aspects."

Vingalmo is an Altmer vampire and member of the Volkihar Clan. He is one of Lord Harkon's primary advisors. He and fellow senior vampire Orthjolf are embroiled in a feud over the throne, and can be often heard making cutting remarks towards one another.


Vingalmo is first met upon entering Castle Volkihar with Serana during the quest "Awakening." He confronts the Dragonborn for "trespassing," but upon seeing Serana he announces to the rest of the court that she has returned. The second time he is encountered, upon siding with the Vampires at the end of the quest "Awakening," he and Orthjolf will be arguing in the dining room. Once their dialogue is complete, he will warn the Dragonborn not to trust Orthjolf, and Orthjolf says much the same about Vingalmo. He was once a member of the Thalmor until Harkon turned him over to vampirism a hundred years ago, and has since sometimes been used as an informant for what the Thalmor are doing concerning vampires.

He is also mentioned in the book "Night Of Tears," which says he wrote a book about ancient Saarthal called Treatise on the Altmer Antecedent.



Vingalmo is first met during "Bloodline." He is so thrilled to see Serana again that he announces her return to all other vampires inside Castle Volkihar.

The Bloodstone ChaliceEdit

Upon starting the quest, Vingalmo is surprised to hear Harkon is sending the Dragonborn to fill the chalice and reacts with suspicion.

Once the Dragonborn fills the chalice from the bloodspring, Stalf and Salonia Caelia spring an ambush. It is revealed that Vingalmo sent Salonia Caelia in pursuit to kill the Dragonborn and retrieve the chalice. Vingalmo hoped that this would give him more power and would bring him one step closer to claiming Harkon's throne.

New AllegiancesEdit

Vingalmo has found a new candidate, ripe for Harkon's Gift. He sends the Dragonborn to welcome the person into the family.

The GiftEdit

Vingalmo mentions that he knows the Dragonborn has a spouse, and asks that they be turned into a vampire.

Dialogue with OrthjolfEdit

Witty banterEdit

Orthjolf: "Well, well. Where have you been, Vingalmo? Nose stuck in a book all day?"
Vingalmo: "Orthjolf, I'm surprised! I didn't even think you knew what a book was, my brutish friend."
Orthjolf: "You'd do well to watch that tongue, elf."
Vingalmo: "And you'd do well to be more careful of whom you engage in witty banter."

Mind gamesEdit

Orthjolf: "Surprised you weren't at the last meeting with our Lord, Vingalmo. Too busy plotting to overthrow him to show up?"
Vingalmo: "What? What meeting? I wasn't informed of any such thing!"
Orthjolf: "Oh I see. I just understand he'd sent for both of us. How awkward for you."


  • "How dare you trespass here! Wait... Serana? Is that truly you? I cannot believe my eyes!"
  • "My lord! Everyone! Serana has returned!"
  • "Life here is better than you could find anywhere in Skyrim."
  • "Remember your place, and you'll be taken care of."
  • "May mortals quake at your approach."
  • "You seem to have lost the gift the Lord Harkon gave you. I suggest you tell him at once. Hopefully he'll be gracious enough to make you one of us again." - If cured of Vampirism before Kindred Judgment.
  • "You seem to have lost the gift that has been given you. Perhaps Serana will grant it to you again." —If cured of Vampirism after "Kindred Judgment."
  • "I'm sure Lord Harkon will be most pleased with your efforts. Find him at once." —During "Kindred Judgment," if the vampires are joined.


This section contains bugs related to Vingalmo. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • He may give a quest that has already been completed for him (i.e. turn Valindor into a vampire).
    • Solution: Reloading a previous save or killing the target to fail the quest.
  • He will talk about a new candidate, but no notifications on whom to infect will show up.
  •  PC   He will not give quests. Possibly caused by curing vampirism. After regaining the gift of vampirism, he may not recognize the player as vampire and will not give a Quest.
    •  PC(Fix)   Typing in console setstage dlc1rv07 100.
  •  PC   360   He may have his head permanently locked looking forward, rather than tracking the player as with all other characters, and avoiding eye contact when engaged in dialogue with him.
  • After completion of "The Gift" the other vampires in the Court may tell the player to report to Vingalmo for an assignment, however, there is no dialogue option to begin any quest, thus ending the Vampire side questline.


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