Daggerfall:Business with Vampires
- Talk to a Noble.
- Head to the town named by the noble.
- Be prepared to be pursued by vampires.
- (Optional) Travel to meet a Vampire NPC and hand over the holy item.
- Give the holy item to the noble's contact.
- Collect your reward.
- Be sure to follow the time limit.
The noble says:
(player's first name), always a pleasure to see you, my dear friend, especially when I need help. I need to get this (holy item) to my contact in (town), but I've received word that a vampiric tribe does not want my courier to get through. You're the only person I can think of who might get it through. Will you try?
The noble goes on:
Ah, marvelous. Here's the (holy item). Now, (noble's contact) needs to have it in (town) in (time limit) days. Look for a (contact's description) . You can't miss (him/her). And don't get yourself killed in the process. Good luck and thank you.
The noble answers:
Really? Too busy, perhaps. That is a shame.
Take the holy item and head to the town mentioned by the noble. Until you have delivered the item, a group of vampires led by an Ancient Vampire will pursue you every day from 17:31 to 05:49, unless you are in fast-travel mode for the entire night. This makes it difficult to rest at night for the duration of this quest. Once you have reached your destination, meet the noble's contact in the temple in town. Give her the holy item, you will get your reward and will be rid of your vampire pursuers.
If you attacked one of the vampire groups, you might find a map on one of the vampire corpses, revealing the location to the Kykos Coven in Dak'fron. On the body of the Vampire Ancient, you will find following note:
That thrice-damned (noble) has finally acquired the (holy item) (he/she) has been looking for, and is sending it over to (noble's contact). You know as well as I that (Vampire Bloodline of region) cannot allow it to arrive. (noble) is expecting us to try to stop (him/her), so (he/she) is looking for a (player's race) named (player's name) to act as courier. Do not underestimate this one -- (player's first name) has quite a reputation. Bring the (holy item) to me at once -- I will wait for you at (residence) in (new town).
Yours in death,
(Vampire NPC's name)
If you wish, you can travel to the town mentioned in the note and find the residence by asking around in town. Once you know the house's location, gain entrance and you will be greeted by a Vampire NPC. Talk to him/her and you will be offered a deal:
So, you must be the doughty (player's name). Welcome to my humble abode. When I heard that (Vampire Ancient's name)'s attack on you failed, I wondered if you might look me up. Let me introduce myself -- I am (Vampire NPC's name) of (Vampire Bloodline of region), the most ancient and respected of the vampire bloodlines. Now, I realize that you have agreed to deliver a certain (holy item) to that notorious executioner (noble's contact). (Vampire Bloodline of region) would very much prefer if you made that delivery to me instead. Purely a semantic difference, don't you agree? Especially since we are willing to pay you (random gold) gold plus a magical (magical item) as a bonus. What do you say to that most generous offer?
If you agree to the offer, you will get the promised rewards and a gain of reputation with the regional Vampire Bloodline. However, you can no longer complete this quest and it will be considered a failed quest once the time limit expires. If you don't give the Vampire NPC the item, he/she will be disappointed; it will also cost you reputation with the Vampire Bloodline. The vampires will continue to pursue you, until the quest is over.
When you give the holy item to the noble's contact, she will be pleased and say:
Ah, good to see you (player's first name). And the (holy item) too. Excellent. Those nightstalkers were wise to try to keep this out of my hands. Here's a little gold for your trouble. Take care of yourself.
A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.
|Noble you got the quest from||+5|
|Noble's associated factions||+2|
If the holy item is not delivered to the noble's contact in time, you will lose reputation as shown in the table below.
(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)
|Vampire Bloodline of the region||Gave the holy item to the Vampire NPC||+10|
|Vampire Bloodline of the region||Did not give the holy item to the Vampire NPC||-5|
Daily from 17:31 to 05:49 until the quest is over or the holy item is given to the Vampire NPC:
- One Vampire Ancient
- 8x One Vampire every ten in-game minutes (25% chance)
- There is a 25% chance that a normal vampire will have the map to the Kykos Coven with her. This chance is true for the entire contingent of normal vampires, so if the very first vampire has no map, none of the following ones will have it, and if the very first vampire has a map, all of the following ones will have it.