I rejected the monster's offer, and my eyes were filled with blue light. I woke in a haze just outside the Keep -- apparently he was good to his word, at least enough to tell his followers not to snack on the easy prey unconscious outside. I'm not sure exactly what's happening that coven, but I just delivered them a vampire princess, and I'm almost certain she was holding an Elder Scroll. Uh oh. I sped back to Fort Dawnguard to report to Isran, their leader. Before I could step in the door, however, the castle was attacked by vampires. Isran concluded that they're getting more bold, and my revelations about the Elder Scroll only reconfirmed his suspicions. He gave me a verbal drubbing about not taking out any vampires while I was in their castle, and was probably more than a little unreasonable about my odds against a dozen or so blood-suckers. But eventually he relented and turned his thoughts to strategy.
Isran is a very, very serious man
Shacknews' ongoing Dawnguard Diaries follow Steve Watts' journey through Skyrim's "Dawnguard" downloadable content. It was played on a retail Xbox 360 copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with a DLC code provided by the publisher.