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(RefID: xx01A683)
Added by Dawnguard
Location Castle Volkihar
Race Elder Gender Male
Level 1 Class Farmer
RefID xx01A683 BaseID xx01A416
Other Information
Health 50 Magicka 50
Stamina 50
Primary Skills Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Respawns Yes
Faction(s) Prisoners Faction

The Watchman is an elderly doorman found at Castle Volkihar, guarding the entrance to Volkihar Keep. He wears leather armor and boots, and carries an iron sword. Unlike the rest of Castle Volkihar's inhabitants, the Watchman is not a vampire.

When you first visit the castle, he'll stop you, saying "Begone! You're not welcome here!" Then, upon seeing Serana with you, he'll be shocked and say, "Lady Serana's back! Open the gate!" and lead you both into the castle. He has several other lines of dialogue when idling:

  • "Go on, get out of here!"
  • "You're not welcome here."
  • "Go away! We don't suffer trespassers!"
  • "Lord Harkon's a great man. Best show him the proper respect."
  • "I watch the gate. Ain't much else to tell."
  • "After all these years, Lady Serana's back. Now that's something."
  • "Way I hear it, Lady Serana's been gone a real long time."

Related Quests[edit]


  • The watchman will disappear from the game once you complete Bloodline.
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