Elder Scrolls

Volkihar Clan

28,891pages on
this wiki

Lord Harkon, leader of the Volkihar Clan

The Volkihar Clan are a faction of vampires, led by Lord Harkon, the main antagonist in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.

They reside in a large fortress that rests on a secluded island in the Sea of Ghosts, called Castle Volkihar. If the Dragonborn joins the Volkihar Vampires, the castle can be used as a home.


The bloodline began with Lord Harkon after he pledged himself to the Daedric Prince Molag Bal, and in his name he sacrificed a thousand innocents. In return, Molag Bal granted him immortality by turning him and his family into pure-blood vampires. They went on to become the progenitors of the clan.[1]


  • While it is never directly stated, Harkon is essentially the Head Vampire.
  • Once Lord Harkon is defeated the player (if a Vampire Lord) should be considered the new Dark Lord of the Vampires. If the Dragonborn is not a vampire, the title should transfer to Valerica if it ever belonged to Harkon.
  • Harkon & his family are technically royalty even if the kingdom in which they reign is no more.
  • Vingalmo and Orthjolf are Harkon's advisors & the highest ranking members of the court outside of the royal family.




Start a Discussion Discussions about Volkihar Clan

  • Whats better being dawngaurd or vampire lord? and why???

    4 messages
    • SPOILER!!!!! Dawnguard if ur an archery char or dont wanna be bound by night until you finish the main quest
    • if you use mods to empower the vampire lord's abilities,then go for it...else the crossbows are amazing x) why the vampire lord sucks with...
  • Should I take Dawnguard or Volkihar?

    5 messages
    • There are a few other threads if you want to read though them in the related threads to the right (or here and here are two). But if you want...
    • I have chossen both sides. But I like Volkihar better. Even thuogh they creep me out when they say " Hello there". 

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki