The Gray Host, also called the Verkarth Vampires, are a group of ancient Vampires, Werewolves, and other abominations. In the base game, they can appear as the final wave of enemies at Dark Anchors, where they are led by King Styriche of Verkarth. Accompanying Syriche is Fangaril, an undead werewolf summoned from deep beneath Cyrodiil, and Zayzahad, a powerful werebat.
They can be once again be encountered in DLC and Chapter content as the main antagonists of the Dark Heart of Skyrim themed content. This new Gray Host resent King Styriche for damning them to Coldharbour, and instead follow Rada al-Saran. Members can be found within during Harrowstorm activities, where their souls are being pulled from Coldharbour and freed back into Nirn. They are allied with the Icereach Coven and the Draugrkin.
For more information, see the main lore article.
- Grayhome — A frozen island with an ornate castle, formerly occupied by the Gray Host.
- Greymoor Keep — A massive fortress and home of the Gray Host.
- Tzinghalis's Tower — A repurposed Dwemer ruin in the Lightless Hollow cavern.
There are several achievements associated with these creatures:
|Verkarth Vampire Destroyer||10||Defeat King Styriche of Verkarth and his companions, Fangaril and Zayzahad, at a Dark Anchor.|
|General Executioner||50||Destroy all of Molag Bal's generals that appear at the Dark Anchors.|
|Harrowstorm Defense Breaker||10||Defeat a Gray Host Vampire Lord, a Harrowstorm Titan, and a Harrowing Reaper while they defend a Harrowstorm.|
|Saint Pelin's Avenger||10||Kill 100 Gray Host enemies in the Reach.|
Other antagonistic cults tied to main story arc questlines and world events include:
- Vosh Rakh
- Court of Bedlam
- Abyssal Cabal
- Order of the New Moon
- Order of the Waking Flame
- Ascendant Order
- Scribes of Mora