Skyrim:A Jarl's Justice

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Kill a vampire masquerading as a Visiting Advisor.
Quest Giver: Isran
Location(s): Radiant
Reward: Enchanted item
Visiting Advisor in Mistveil Keep

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak with Isran.
  2. Warn the jarl of the vampire threat.
  3. Find and take evidence to the jarl.
  4. Kill the Visiting Advisor.
  5. Report back to Isran.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

After speaking with Isran, you will be sent to inform the jarl of a vampire threat within the court. After informing the jarl, you will be told to provide evidence of the threat; this can be done by pickpocketing the Visiting Advisor for his orders. The visitor can usually be found in the main court room of the jarl's hall. Return to the jarl with the note and you will be informed that you can kill the visitor with no retaliation from the guards. Alternatively, you can discreetly kill the Visiting Advisor without obtaining the note. Once the vampire lies dead, return to Isran.


  • The Visiting Advisor is detected by Detect Life rather than Detect Dead, despite allegedly being a vampire. He is also immune to the Sun Fire spell.
  • If you have a bounty in the assigned hold prior to this quest, guards will attempt to arrest you upon killing the Advisor. If the jarl has given you permission to kill the Advisor, your bounty will not increase, but you will still be pursued for any bounty you already have.
  • If you attempt to pickpocket the advisor and fail, he will attack you. If this occurs in front of other NPCs, they will then attack the advisor. You can use this to your advantage. For example, if the advisor is in Whiterun and you are Thane of Whiterun, you can wait until everyone in Dragonsreach is sitting down at the dining table, then pickpocket the advisor in plain view. The NPCs will kill the advisor, and you can tell the guard that you are the Thane to dismiss your crime.
  • If you finished Season Unending, this quest will automatically be completed.
  • It is impossible for the advisor to be at the court of Maven Black-Briar or Ulfric Stormcloak, due to their unique voice types.
  • Unlike other Dawnguard radiant quests, this one can only occur every twelve days at best.


  • Isran will only assign Dawnstar or Riften as target locations for this quest.

Quest StagesEdit

A Jarl's Justice (DLC1RH07)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Isran has sent me to <Alias=Capital> to warn <Alias=Jarl> of a vampire masquerading as a visiting advisor to <Alias.PronounPosObj=Jarl> court. I am to destroy the beast. If I fail to secure <Alias=Jarl>'s permission first, the guards will consider it a murder.
Objective 10: Warn <Alias=Jarl> about the vampire threat
Objective 20: Find evidence linked to the vampire
Objective 30: Bring evidence to <Alias=Jarl>
Objective 40: Destroy the vampire masquerading as a Visiting Advisor
Objective 40: Destroy the vampire masquerading as a Visiting Advisor
Objective 100: Return to <Alias=QuestGiver>
255 ☑Finishes quest I've destroyed the vampire in <Alias=Capital> masquerading as a visiting advisor to <Alias=Jarl>'s court.
300 ☑Finishes quest <Alias=Jarl> is no longer the Jarl of <Alias=Capital> and the vampire no longer poses a threat.
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