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Guard dialogue (bug?)

Ever since I downloaded Dawnguard and I try to talk to a Guard, roughly 10% of the time, there are no dialogue subtitles nor is there any audio for dialogue. However, I can see them gesturing as if they were talking. Anyone else having the same issue? PrometheusTheElf 03:05, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

try and delete the dlc and redownload it -Al-Muat

Problems of an Argonian

I started Dawnguard with a new Argonian character (360), and noticed what could be considered glitches, or oversights. The light dawnguard helm did NOT have an Argonian specific version (I wore hte one you can grab inth e main room when you first arrive at Fort Dawnguard), resulting in a rather ridiculous look, and later, when I checked to see how he'd look as a vampire, it was the exact same as before Dawnguard came out, with no eye color change, and the only actual change being the curved fangs. Anybody else experience these? 03:11, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

I have the eye thing too, fangs being the only change. Didn't try out the Dawnguard helmet though. Zyph (talk) 12:10, 16 September 2012 (GMT)

Serana will not follow (XBOX 360)

Sometimes, after telling Serana to wait, upon returning and talking to her again, the option for "come with me" is completely vanished. This is a very annoying glitch, as I would love to keep Serana as a follower, but there are certain times I would like to have her wait somewhere without never being able to recruit her again. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 17:13 on 3 September 2012‎

You might want to take a look at the Serana talk page, where discussions are specifically related to her. I'm pretty sure there are already a few posts related to this issue. — ABCface 13:24, 3 September 2012 (EDT)

Plug in vs. Expansion pack

Tribunal and Bloodmoon were considered Expansions to Morrowind, as was Shivering Isles to Oblivion. They added entirely new locations, quests, items, etc, whereas Knights of the Nine was considered a plugin because it just content added to the original game. Given these distinctions Dawnguard sounds more like an expansion pack. Hearthfire and the HD thing are more like plugins, right? 15:55, 4 September 2012 (EDT)

Bethesda refers to Dawnguard as an "add-on" on their own site, so officially, it's not an expansion. — ABCface 16:03, 4 September 2012 (EDT)

Glitch with Auriel's bow and glowing eyes (PC)

I've played through the Dawnguard quest-line several times and the two most prominent glitches I've noticed deal with Ariel's bow and it's effect on the sun and also with my character's vampire eyes.

The second time I played through the Dawnguard quest-line, I obtained Auriel's bow and it worked great at first. I saved my game while the sun was blocked out, but when I reloaded that file, Aruel's bow now longer had any effect on the sun--whether with Bloodcursed arrows or Sunhallowed arrows. I tried reloading earlier saves and it still wouldn't work. Only after I started an entirely new game did the bow work again.

With my most recent play-through, I joined the vampires and was bitten by Harkon, but my character had standard orange eyes (like Serana's), not the fiery, glowing eyes that I always had before. (Like Harkons). I tried curing my vampirism and getting bit again, but it had no effect. Has anyone else encountered these similar bugs? I should point out that I've always played as a humanoid race (breton, nord, etc.) With my most recent play-through, I am a nord male. — Unsigned comment by Hellbiter88 (talkcontribs) at 18:48 on 5 September 2012

Nord's get the same vampiric eyes as Serana, otherwise you get the bright fiery eye's that are standard for the other races'. As for the Auri'El's bow glitch, have you tried waiting forward a day or two in time? I had a glitch where the bow wouldn't display it's affects after I shot it with a bloodcursed arrow, but I've never been able to use unhallowed arrows after the bloodcursed, and the day appeared normal, but I still had the benefits of the bloodcursed sun. After waiting a day the sun reset, no visual change, but my arrows worked again. -Signed by silentsentinel, I'm too lady to sign in. lol — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 01:53 on 14 September 2012‎

Dawnguard sometimes breaks the Siggdeir, Jarl of Falkreath

I'm not sure why but when Dawnguard is installed sometimes Siggdeir won't give thaneship or the thane tasks to you unless you join the dark brotherhood and kill his bodyguard ((even then he's not 100% guaranteed to give you thane)) and with the hearthfire installment he sometimes won't sell you land. I wanted to see if this were a patch or Dawnguard in generall so I removed the external hardrive which Dawnguard is on and now the Jarl finally works. I did have to save before entering the longhouse for the first time.-- 15:18, 5 September 2012 (EDT)

*UPDATE* It seems to affect the jarl of Dawnstar and also the helping people counter in Morthal as well. I'm not sure its affects on the major hold Jarls though.— Unsigned comment by (talk) at 03:07 on 6 September 2012‎

Werewolf/Vampire Bug Fix

To fix commonly occurring bug of being a lycan/vampire at the same time during the dawnguard quest line [for Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers who do not have access to the console editor]

So here’s the deal! When you are a Werewolf [lycan/lycanthropy] and vampire [vampirism] at the same time together which will likely happen during the quest line of Dawnguard, try the following fix [unless you are on pc and know how to fix in console]. Go to Serana and ask her to make you a vampire. Once you have done that, go to Aela the Huntress, and ask her to make you a werewolf again. If you wanted to just be a vampire, then to not ask Aela to make you a werewolf again. You are a Vampire lord by the way. After all Serana IS the daughter of the vampire lord himself.

If you wish to be cure of both, then the werewolf cure with the glenmoril witch heads does not work, you should know. Become a Vampire, then see if you can start the quest to cure it all together with the help of Falion by talking to various bartenders about the latest rumors and gossip.

NOTE: You can be a vampire lord again later if you wish, just talk to Serana again. BUT BE AWARE! Aela ONLY has the chat option to turn you into a werewolf ONCE. Once you use it to fix the vampire/werewolf glitch, that’s it. You can only become a Vampire Lord more than the once.

Personally I think Bethesda should leave the werewolf option open forever in case another similar glitch occurs or the players want to experiment between each powers. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 06:21 on 6 September 2012‎

Stage 4 vampire bug? (still hostile to all)

Everyone seems to be saying that now stage 4 vampires, the blood starved ones will no longer be attacked, only vmapire lords. However, on games where I become a vampire (Not with harkon's blood and vampire lord unlocked) upon reaching stage 4, almost every NPC except for a handful want to destroy me. Is anyone else coping with this sort of issue? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 04:31 on 13 September 2012‎

If you have Dawnguard the non-hostile reaction may be after the vampires attack a city. Try leveling at least to level 10 and wait for the attack. If they are still hostile, try curing and regaining vampirism, because it possibly still marks you as an older kind of vampire.
If however, you don't have Dawnguard, you should know it is needed for 4 staged vampires to roam cities without being attacked. — Unsigned comment by Moi961 (talkcontribs) at 12:59 on 1 November 2012‎

Dawnguard exclusive enemies have no name

There is just a health bar when I attack them and am unable to loot their corpses. This doesn't apply to npcs that existed in the game before dawnguard (master vampires) or named NPCs (Serana etc), but the default mobs like deathhounds, gargoyles and various other vampires are unnamed and unlootable. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 18:24 on 13 September 2012‎

I can confirm that I also have this very annoying bug. Oddly enough I haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere. This is on PC with the latest update. While I do have mods installed I can't find one that causes it (though I may be wrong). Anyone else had this problem or knows how to deal with it? 12:03, 9 January 2013 (GMT)

Serena Missing

After I finished the Dawnguard quest line, Serena totally disappeared, I've checked all locations where she would have waited for me during quests buts she's gone. This wouldn't be an issue but she's still classed as a follower so I can't take on another NPC as a follower, meaning I can't get a steward for my house in Hearthfire. Any advice on how I can find Serena or at least stop her being classed as a follower? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 15:12 on 15 September 2012‎

Serana is super aggressive and unlike normal followers doesnt follow if you fast travel or leave a zone if she is in combat. Unfortunately you will have to go to where you left her behind. I had this problem alot on 360 when playing as a thief and running past alot of enemies. Hope this helps somebody.— Unsigned comment by (talk)

The Skyrim dlc not available in central europe

Sooo sad..... We boughte the game, and cannot install any dlc because of some restrictions. So: next time it will be better to get the game in pirate version? When will the bethesda solve this? Thanks. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 19:23 on 16 September 2012

Are you sure? It has not been released for PS3 but it is out on PC and Xbox. RIM (talk) 19:27, 16 September 2012 (GMT)
It is never better to get the pirated version of the game; not only is it illegal, but the pirated game would have many more bugs and glitches. Vely►t►e 20:05, 16 September 2012 (GMT)
Not exactly true vel, the game is exactly the same with the exception of the launcher (doesn't require steam). However there are certain moral issues. The reason there is usually an association with pirated and buggy is because those who can't afford the game also can't afford computers capable of playing with little or no lag. On a side note, a quick search online will let you download the dlcs but because the patches can't it would be impossible to play with the dlcs. If you want the patches you need steam, but if you put the dlcs after patching up you won't be able to play until steam (program) verifies that you have bought them. Won't even be able to play if you go into offline mode. Unless about 200,000 people are doing something wrong. Mikeyboy52 (talk) 05:42, 4 February 2013 (GMT)

Dawnguard quest trail

I noticed that many, if not all, Dawnguard Quest pages have their trail linking to the main Skyrim quest page rather than the Dawnguard quest page. I changed the one for New Allegiances as an example. Does anybody mind if I change all of the DG quest page trails in this fashion? --Xyzzy Talk 05:42, 19 September 2012 (GMT)

When I did those trails I tried using the {{Trail2}} template so that it linked to the Dawnguard Quests page, but only said "Quests" to avoid having it say "Dawnguard: Dawnguard Quests". I couldn't figure out how to get it to work, though, so I added them that way until I could ask someone for help... then I forgot to ask! I'm not even sure if it's meant to do what I was trying. I'll poke RH about it shortly. — ABCface 06:03, 19 September 2012 (GMT)
Ok. There's not that many, so I wouldn't mind doing them by hand. --Xyzzy Talk 06:05, 19 September 2012 (GMT)
All right, RH edited the New Allegiances one the way I'd intended in the first place, so that's the formatting you'll want to use on all the pages in question. Thanks for bringing this up, as I'd forgotten all about it! — ABCface 06:13, 19 September 2012 (GMT)
Looks great! I'll get right on it. Thanks. --Xyzzy Talk 03:21, 20 September 2012 (GMT)

Cannot continue vampire side quests.

I was asked to speak to Garen in through castle and he asked if I wanted the entrance to the courtyard cleared. I said yes (and suffered with the bug where I had to cancel out of the dialogue) and now I cannot do any side missions, I keep being told to talk to Garen however no dialogue comes up.

This has happened for both 360 and PC versions of the game. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 15:50 on 6 October 2012‎

I had the same problem, it started working again when I made Valerica (Seranas mother) return to the castle. If it doesn't work right away wait for 24 in-game-hours. If it still doesn't work you can try using the console command "rdf", it resets all dialogues (no, you don't have to do any quests again), but I can't promise that it will work. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 20:25 on 12 October 2012‎

Problem with inventory

After adding the Dawnguard DLC I cannot remove anything from my inventory (neither store nor drop). Can anyone help, please?```` — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 18:59 on 6 October 2012‎

Main quest is broken

When I used The Elder Scroll and cinematic started (one that teaches you Dragonrend shout) Alduin wouldn't appear. It could only be fixed by turning off Downguard. :( — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 22:21 on 10 October 2012‎

It happens without dawnguard aswell, just try it again and again until it works. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 20:30 on 12 October 2012‎
Well luckily I haven't played Dawnguard at all at that time, so turning it of wasn't a bother, and it solved the issue. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 21:12 on 17 October 2012‎

When entering the fort

When I enter the area, everyone in the area suddenly attack me. How can I fix this? (English is not my native language, sorry for any mistakes) — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 18:19 on 11 October 2012‎

Did it happen after a certain quest? If so, which quest? Also, are you playing on XBox or PC? — ABCface 20:49, 11 October 2012 (GMT)

Fort Dawngaurd out of reach

I've been a vampire lord so dawngaurd was my enemy after i completed the vamprire quest line i got cured and now i cant enter Fort Dawnguard without all in there attacking me anyone with a posible fix for this ? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 09:17 on 15 October 2012

You completed the questline on the side of the Vampires, Dawnguard will always be your enemy.-- 18:44, 22 October 2012 (GMT)

Harkin won't let me refuse his "gift"

Discussion moved to Skyrim_talk:Bloodline

Dawnguard still not made for the PS3

I've been waiting for all these months,and they still haven't fixed the problem.Is there not going to be a DLC for the PS3? - M'Laila — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 00:50 on 27 October 2012‎

There is still no confirmation either way. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 02:04, 27 October 2012 (GMT)
coming out February 2013, soon after dragonborn. on the plus side it'll be 50% off for ps3 users the first week its available! -Al-Muat

Speak with gunmar he has something for you?(xbox 360)

ok so every one i talk to in fort dawnguard for a mission i keep getting told to speak with gunmar for a mission but when i speak to him there is no option for the mission just training the troll and buying things — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 01:12 on 19 November 2012‎

What was the most recent quest you started and/or completed which relates to the add-on? — ABCface 01:36, 19 November 2012 (GMT)

() Gunmar is really a buggy character. I can't even do the new order quest because I'm being attacked on sight by the man. Does anyone has experienced this bug and know a solution to it? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 22:07 on 2 March 2013

skyrims new x box 360 update

this new update took all of dawnguards items from the guest and they got rid of all of it why is that? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 23:59 on 19 November 2012‎

Must be a bug for you noticeing I just did the DLC in a Day and got everything, although this was after the update. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 14:49 on 26 November 2012

Restarting Dawnguard

So yea, been looking at info about the PS3 version and i've seen a lot of stuff on how Bethesda possibly won't be adding it, pretty much saying, PS3 might not get any of the DLC at all(you can look it up on the internet and see what I mean by PS3 might not get anything), although by what i've heard from many videos and etc, games Bethesda puts on the PS3 are useually broken or buggy (Correct me if i'm wrong). Also, going to my question: I've been wondering if I could re-do Dawnguard because I messed up on somethen, can I delete it, load into my 360 save, save and quit and then re-add it, or what would I do to be able to re-do the DLC with out makeing another character. I can't remember but I swear I seen a website that said you could re-add it and start from the start again if a bug happens or w/e. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 14:58 on 26 November 2012

Bethesda has yet to confirm either way what will happen with DLC on PS3, partially why I changed the header, also to head off a forum discussion starting. Yes you can delete Dawnguard and start again. It's also a way to permanently add enchantments to your character. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 18:36, 26 November 2012 (GMT)

Reverened Dragon

This is for the Second Highest Dragon, the one with the big finny tail and red body. When they die they grow an extra set of horns to the middle of their forehead when their horns are originally on the sides of their forhead to where their eyebrows would be if they had those. Simaraly, the Serphant Dragon from Dragonborn Expansion Also Grows a pair when it dies too. This is so they can reuse the same animation and same dragon skeleton, even though the Reverened Dragon and Serphant Dragon have horns located on their sides where their eyebrows would be. -- 20:17, 13 December 2012 (GMT)

Can't feed on the moth priest on (PC)

i was playing the dawnguard (i have an argonian character) and i discovered that when i revert my form back to my argonian everyone says that i'm a mortal in the castle and in vampire lord form i can't interact with anyone which i had t do in the quest because as a mortal they didn't talk to me.

after that i needed to feed on the moth priest and here's where i'm stuck.. i don't get the dialogue to feed or talk.. which is SO frustrating.. please help me someone..

Anyway Thanks . And for personal contact my name is Kyranex on steam. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 08:40 on 14 December 2012‎

Try curing yourself and getting Harkon/Serana to infect you again. —Legoless (talk) 21:48, 14 December 2012 (GMT)


Since this article is locked, could whoever has permission to change it fix the last sentence of the opening paragraph? The first comma (after "Dawnguard") should be removed, and "themself" should be changed to "himself" (or "herself"). Thanks. Glorfindel (talk) 05:21, 24 December 2012 (GMT)

Reworded the paragraph a bit. Seems a little less awkward. --Xyzzy Talk 07:35, 24 December 2012 (GMT)
Using a plural to get around the problem that English has no gender-neutral third person pronoun is not a grammar error. It's been done since Shakespeare's time. 10:37, 16 January 2013 (GMT)

Propose removing "bug" from article

Dragon souls may not unlock new shouts, even if the player has more than one dragon soul.

I propose removing this bug from the article. The way it is worded, it sounds like another case of the frequent confusion new players experience concerning unlocking dragon shouts. Many seem to think that absorbing a soul automatically unlocks shouts, rather than allowing you to unlock a shout manually. If someone can confirm that they have experienced an inability to unlock a shout that was added by DG, even when they have a dragon soul available, I will withdraw my proposal. --Xyzzy Talk 22:02, 4 January 2013 (GMT)

I have this bug and came here for a solution, without luck. I can provide a screenshot and/or a savefile if needed. --Fastolph (talk) 02:05, 1 February 2013 (GMT)
More on this. Looks like I'm just an idiot. When I click on a unlocked shout it tells me that I need a Dragon Soul even if I have one. But if I use the Unlock Shout key ('R' by default) it works. This happens with or without Dawnguard. I don't remember if it used to work that way before the Dawnguard patch. --Fastolph (talk) 14:40, 1 February 2013 (GMT)
Yes, that's a good example of the confusion (I blame Bethesda's design, not your intelligence). Clicking on the shout attempts to select it as the active shout. If you haven't unlocked it using the 'R' key (on PC), you will receive the message that you need to unlock it first, which may cause you to believe you have a bug. Still waiting for confirmation that there is a bug with this. --Xyzzy Talk 23:32, 1 February 2013 (GMT)

Bug with Re-instalation, possibly XBOX 360 specific

Say you got a ridiculous bug with Dawngaurd, either Gunmar kept spawning at a previously cleared cave so you could no longer kill the bear or say you finished dawnguard but forgot to get all three words of Drain Ability then went to the Greybeards who sent you to Arcwind point and the quest never updates or gets removed from your Quest Log rendering the Greybeards Word-Wall finding quest inert.

So what do you do? You delete the expansion only to redownload it.

However there are 2 ways to do so.

The first is to download it again through your Download History in your account section of your XBOX. The second is through the ingame add ons.

If you go through the former, the game doesn't seem to register you downloading the update causing bugs such as a door to the not-destroyed-yet hall of vigilant or Durak doesn't appear to initiate the questline.

If you go through the Second, things seem to fix themselves.

Needs testing. -- 10:04, 2 February 2013 (GMT)


As Dawnguard is soon to be released on the PS3, I was wondering if one could join the Dawnguard faction (the vampire hunters) whilst being a vampire? You know, become a vampire that hunts vampires? Not unlike Alucard of Hellsing? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, or if I've asked it in the wrong place. ~Nimhshambler

Yes and no, you can be a vampire and be in the dawnguard but you will not be given any of the quests while you are one. Lord Eydvar Talk|Contribs 07:43, 17 February 2013 (GMT)

I Can't get through the castle gate

I own Skyrim for PS3 and the Dawnguard DLC and I discovered the castle before the bloodline quest now I am on the quest and the guy at the gate wont let me through he just says "we don't suffer guests here"...ect and its annoying cause I waited a long time for the DLC — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 23:15 on 1 March 2013‎

Is Serana with you? She should stop at the bridge before the gate for some dialogue before he will open the gate. Try speaking to her there, then seeing if it works for ya. — ABCface 23:23, 1 March 2013 (GMT)
(edit conflict) You have to start the Dawnguard main quest line and progress in it a little ways before you can enter Castle Volkihar. --Xyzzy Talk 23:26, 1 March 2013 (GMT)
I have Serana with me but the gate for the castle still wont open and the guy keeps saying the same thing — Unsigned comment by Warslave (talkcontribs) at 00:29 on 2 March 2013
What happens when you talk to Serana on the bridge? What does she say? Also, have you tried fast-traveling with her to somewhere else, then returning? — ABCface 01:37, 2 March 2013 (GMT)
she says nothing and i have tried fast traviling to the castle and to other places and walking there by foot but nothing changes she dosent respond to the gate nor dose the guy at the gate dose anything — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 02:44 on 4 March 2013
In that case, the only suggestion I can think of is to reload a save from before Bloodline is technically started- when you are still on Awakening. Sorry I can't be more help, hopefully someone else might have an idea. — ABCface 03:35, 4 March 2013 (GMT)
It's a long-shot, but occasionally an NPC won't approach a trigger point which is necessary to further a quest (e.g. Erandur in the Waking Nightmare quest). Forcing her to move towards the castle gate with Unrelenting Force, sprinting into her, etc. may move her far enough down the bridge to trigger the quest to continue, if this is the cause. --Xyzzy Talk 19:48, 4 March 2013 (GMT)
I had the same problem. I re-loaded the last save I did (not an auto-save) and was able to do it. I think one of these may have thrown it off: 1) Most likely something happened on your way out to the castle from the jetty. In my case, I swam out to the castle, triggered the "Discovered Volkhair Castle" thing, swam back to the jetty, and took the boat to the castle. In your case you might have swam to castle, fast travelled back to jetty, or took boat to castle, fast travelled back to jetty then swam to castle, etc.; the possibilities are endless. Anyways, the point is, load a save that is before you discovering the jetty, castle, etc. and try just taking the boat out to volkhair, then go in. Also, and less likely, I believe, it could have been: 2)I attacked her (accidentally, while fighting) multiple times, and while she will never attack you back (I think) it could have caused something that throws off her interactions with others (or you). 3) I might have left her behind and got to the gatekeeper before I let her talk with me...for example, I swam to Castle, she could not catch up with me; I arrived to castle gate before she could dialogue and it messed stuff up. To solve, again, make sure to take the boat, go halfway up bridge (peak of the bridge or even a little farther, and wait for her to engage you.) Hope this helps. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 03:58 on 7 March 2013

Bite power attack

Can someone tell me how to use the vampire lord power bite, I can't ever get it to work. Please answer asap. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 18:51 on 5 March 2013

It's a power attack killing blow. It only activates when you use a melee power attack to deal the killing blow, but not always. If you are trying to use it to net kills, use the Drain Life spell, far more reliable. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 19:03, 5 March 2013 (GMT)

Constant figured trail following me. (PS3)

I went to the soul cairn and I went up to what looked a giant soul gem. It started draining my health and a glowing trail connected to me. I've already left the soul cairn and the trail is still following me. What do I do? Please help. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 23:33 on 10 June 2013

Update: I figured out how to get rid of it. I went back to the "giant soul gem" and the trail reconnected to the gem. It get rid of the constant trail when I left it. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 00:32 on 11 June 2013

The "Invisible Follower" bug

Ok, I know a few people have had this bug, most noticeable when moving in or near water; random ripple marks as if an invisible person is following you. I get it quite often, but here's the thing: they're multiplying! I now have 3 following me, each at different distances. Anyone else noticed this? It's somewhat weird... I'll update this if I end up with any more! (P.S. I put this in the Dawnguard section because people were saying it is related to the add-on. It can be moved to Glitches if necessary.) AyaHawkeye (talk) 21:00, 9 July 2013 (GMT)

I have never had an invisible follower ever on Skyrim or oblivion, or the Skyrim DLCs. Is it possible that it could be something to do with what console you play on, such as it only effecting people on PC etc? Dunmer Lord 15 sorry people now I know why to use show preview so if you make a mistake you can correct it.

I can't continuing dawngaurd quest line

I joined the vampire side and I have got aurials bow now I don't have an option to continue I've went to the castle to kill the vampire lad but I can't What d I do — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 17:57 on 12 August 2013

When you say "went to the castle to kill the vampire lad but you can't," what exactly do you mean? Are you referring to killing Lord Harkon in the Volkihar Cathedral room of Castle Volkihar? (That's the room with the Molag Bal shrine where he turns you into a vampire lord in the first place.) If this is what you're referring to, then you should be on the Kindred Judgment quest, and there is a known bug where Harkon turns invincible and cannot be defeated. In my experience, I was able to reload a save from before entering the Volkihar Cathedral zone (before entering the door to the room where he is located) and redo the fight scene, and it worked as normal. As long as you didn't delete your auto-saves, you should be able to try this. There's another reported bug with using dragon shouts in that battle scene, so try to avoid those if you can. You can also read the talk page for that quest article for other reported issues or workarounds.
If I'm wrong about which quest you're referring to and what bug you're experiencing, I'm sorry. But when asking for help on the wiki, it's always best to provide details with your questions, such as what platform you're playing on, what exact quest you're on, and the exact problem occurring. Saying you went to kill someone "but you can't" is pretty vague, so try to be more specific by saying he takes no damage at all, or that he takes damage until the very end and then stays at the point where his health bar is almost depleted but he won't die... etc. Anyway, I hope this helps, and if it doesn't, please provide more details for your question and maybe someone will be able to provide some answers. — ABCface 20:14, 12 August 2013 (GMT)

Cannot enter Dawngaurd Fort

I have started the Dawngaurd questline, but whenever i approch the entrence to Dawngaurd Fort, I cant enter and the game says "you cannot go this way". At first I thought it was because i was a vampire, so I got cured and went back there again, and the same thing happend. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 17:37 on 21 August 2013 (GMT)

Fort Dawnguard is near the border to Morrowind, so it can't be traveled to directly. You have to pass through Dayspring Canyon to get there. I hope this helps. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 17:37, 21 August 2013 (GMT)
The entrance to Dayspring Canyon is unmarked (silly IK), but it's on the north side of the road, and there's a brazier outside it. Vicano (talk) 17:44, 21 August 2013 (GMT)

Starting Dawnguard glitch

Despite no issues on previous playthroughs, my current character has a Dawnguard glitch (Xbox 360). Early on I was approached by Durak, I said I was interested and decided to wait a bit. When I decided to follow up, the quest was gone from my quest list. I went to Fort Dawnguard and the characters just ignored me. I couldn't interact with them. I cured my character of lycanthrophy. No change. Deleted and reinstalled Dawnguard. No change. The guards have stopped mentioning the Dawnguard too. I went to Dimhollow Crypt to see if I could trigger things with no luck. I'd appreciate any advice (preferably other than start a new character!). TIA 14:47, 26 August 2013 (GMT)

My feeling is that there is not going to be anyway to fix this other then start a new character. In fact, it almost sounds like you have a damaged disk or something similar, or maybe even a corrupted Skyrim install. Is everything else in your Skyrim install working ok?. Not being an Xbox player, I can't really give you good advice about that aspect of it, though. --Xyzzy Talk 17:28, 26 August 2013 (GMT)
I fear this may be the case. However everything else is working fine. The odd minor glitch you expect. Googling this hasn't helped either. 18:01, 26 August 2013 (GMT)

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