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"While the blessed state of undeath can be "accidentally" conferred - consider the brutish creatures you find wailing in dank hovels in the wild...Only those who can trace their ancestry through Harkon's mortal blood line can faithfully accept the power conferred by his Vampiric blood. And among those, it seems, only when the heavens show the correct aspects."
―Vingalmo[src]

Vingalmo is an Altmer vampire and member of the Volkihar Clan. He is one of Lord Harkon's primary advisors. He and fellow senior vampire Orthjolf are embroiled in a feud over the throne, and can be often heard making cutting remarks towards one another.

BackgroundEdit

Vingalmo is first met upon entering Castle Volkihar with Serana during the quest "Awakening." He confronts the Dragonborn for "trespassing," but upon seeing Serana he announces to the rest of the court that she has returned. The second time he is encountered, upon siding with the Vampires at the end of the quest "Awakening," he and Orthjolf will be arguing in the dining room. Once their dialogue is complete, he will warn the Dragonborn not to trust Orthjolf, and Orthjolf says much the same about Vingalmo.

Even as a Vampire, Vingalmo has continued to foster an attitude of racial superiority and smug derision at Skyrim from his days as a Thalmor, mentioning that life among the Volkihar is "better than you could find anywhere in Skyrim", and that the Dragonborn will be taken care of only if they "know their place."

He is also mentioned in the Night Of Tears, which says he wrote a book about ancient Saarthal called Treatise on the Altmer Antecedent.

InteractionsEdit

BloodlineEdit

Vingalmo is first met during "Bloodline." He is so thrilled to see Serana again that he announces her return to all other vampires inside Castle Volkihar.

The Bloodstone ChaliceEdit

Upon starting the quest, Vingalmo is surprised to hear Harkon is sending the Dragonborn to fill the chalice and reacts with suspicion.

Once the Dragonborn fills the chalice from the bloodspring, Stalf and Salonia Caelia spring an ambush. It is revealed that Vingalmo sent Salonia Caelia in pursuit to kill the Dragonborn and retrieve the chalice. Vingalmo hoped that this would give him more power and would bring him one step closer to claiming Harkon's throne.

New AllegiancesEdit

Vingalmo has found a new candidate, ripe for Harkon's Gift. He sends the Dragonborn to welcome the person into the family.

The GiftEdit

Vingalmo mentions that he knows the Dragonborn has a spouse, and asks that they be turned into a vampire.

DialogueEdit

Show: The Bloodstone Chalice
Inside Castle Volkihar:

"You'll be a welcome addition to the court, I'm sure. If I may, let me offer you a piece of advice. Be careful who you trust. Not all of us have the court's best interests at heart. Orthjolf, for example. He'll tell you he means well, but believe me, he can't be trusted at all. Keep that in mind, will you?"

Why can't Orthjolf be trusted? "He claims to serve loyally, but he really covets the throne. He sees himself in charge someday. His ambition will justify any action. Put your faith in him, and you will regret it, I promise you."'
Show: New Allegiances
Inside Castle Volkihar:

"Hello there."

What can I do to help? "I've found a new candidate, ripe for Harkon's Gift. I'm sending you to welcome this soul into our family. Haran manages the inn in Winterhold. A forsaken place under the shadow of the mages guild. She will help us keep an eye on the mages. Put her mind to rest, allay her fear through vampiric seduction and when she is in a pliant condition, embrace her and bite her on the neck."
What do you mean by allaying fear through vampiric seduction? "Our blood grants us power to calm and relax. If you currently lack the gift, forgo feeding for a day and that power will come naturally. Once your thrall is suitably sedated, you will be able to impart the gift without resistance."
Can't anyone become a vampire if bitten by one? "While the blessed state of undeath can "accidentally" conferred - consider the brutish creatures you find wailing in dank hovels in the wild... Only those who can trace their ancestry through Harkon's mortal bloodline can faithfully accept the power conferred by his Vampiric blood. And among them, it seems, only when the heavens show the correct aspects. I have found such a soul and the stars appear cooperative."
Why am I able to bestow the gift of Harkon's blood? "Because he himself bestowed upon you a portion of his vitality when he infused you with his own blood the night you returned with Serana. A small measure of his blood now and forever flows through your veins."
Understood. "When you offer the embrace, do so away from prying eyes. Our new sibling will then likely require rest while her blood undergoes the change. Return to me when your part is done."

"May mortals quake at your approach."

After infecting Haran:

Haran has been welcomed to the family. "Very good. Should you visit her again, I suspect you'll find our new sibling appreciates her transformation."

During the task for Cairine:

"Hello there."

What can I do to help? "I've found a new candidate, ripe for Harkon's Gift. I'm sending you to welcome this soul into our family. A pathetic creature in her present condition, but the gift will embolden her. And her lowly state suits her to being our eyes and ears in Markarth. Put her mind to rest, allay her fear through vampiric seduction and when she is in a pliant condition, embrace her and bite her on the neck."
Understood. "When you offer the embrace, do so away from prying eyes. Our new sibling will then likely require rest while her blood undergoes the change. Return to me when your part is done."

"May mortals quake at your approach."

After infecting Cairine:

Cairine has been welcomed to the family. "Very good. Should you visit her again, I suspect you'll find our new sibling appreciates her transformation."

During the task for Valindor:

"Hello there."

What can I do to help? "I've found a new candidate, ripe for Harkon's Gift. I'm sending you to welcome this soul into our family. Valindor of Riften has his ears in places that we'd love to listening in. Joining our family should increase our possibilities in the south. Put his mind to rest, allay his fear through vampiric seduction and when he is in a pliant condition, embrace him and bite him on the neck."
Understood. "When you offer the embrace, do so away from prying eyes. Our new sibling will then likely require rest while her blood undergoes the change. Return to me when your part is done."

"May mortals quake at your approach."

After infecting Valindor:

Valindor has been welcomed to the family. "Very good. Should you visit himagain, I suspect you'll find our new sibling appreciates his transformation."

ConversationsEdit

Bloodline

Vingalmo: "How dare you trespass here! Wait... Serana? Is that truly you? I cannot believe my eyes! My lord! Everyone! Serana has returned!"
Serana: "I guess I'm expected."
Feran: "I can't believe it."
Harkon: "My long-lost daughter returns at last. I trust you have my Elder Scroll?"
Serana: "After all these years, that's the first thing you ask me? Yes, I have the scroll."
Hestla: "She has the scroll!"
Harkon: "Of course I'm delighted to see you, my daughter. Must I really say the words aloud? Ah, if only your traitor mother were here, I would let her watch this reunion before putting her head on a spike. Now tell me, who is this stranger you have brought into our hall? "
Serana: "This is my savior, the one who freed me."

Orthjolf

Orthjolf: "Well, well. Where have you been, Vingalmo? Nose stuck in a book all day?"
Vingalmo: "Orthjolf, I'm surprised! I didn't even think you knew what a book was, my brutish friend."
Orthjolf: "You'd do well to watch that tongue, elf."
Vingalmo: "And you'd do well to be more careful of whom you engage in witty banter."

Orthjolf: "Surprised you weren't at the last meeting with our Lord, Vingalmo. Too busy plotting to overthrow him to show up?"
Vingalmo: "What? What meeting? I wasn't informed of any such thing!"
Orthjolf: "Oh I see. I just understand he'd sent for both of us. How awkward for you."

QuotesEdit

  • "How dare you trespass here! Wait... Serana? Is that truly you? I cannot believe my eyes!"
  • "My lord! Everyone! Serana has returned!"
  • "Life here is better than you could find anywhere in Skyrim."
  • "Remember your place, and you'll be taken care of."
  • "May mortals quake at your approach."
  • "You seem to have lost the gift the Lord Harkon gave you. I suggest you tell him at once. Hopefully he'll be gracious enough to make you one of us again." —If cured of Vampirism before "Kindred Judgment."
  • "You seem to have lost the gift that has been given you. Perhaps Serana will grant it to you again." —If cured of Vampirism after "Kindred Judgment."
  • "I'm sure Lord Harkon will be most pleased with your efforts. Find him at once." —During "Kindred Judgment," if the vampires are joined.

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Vingalmo. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • He may give a quest that has already been completed for him (i.e. turn Valindor into a vampire).
    • Solution: Reloading a previous save or killing the target to fail the quest.
  • He will talk about a new candidate, but no notifications on whom to infect will show up.
  •  PC   He will not give quests. Possibly caused by curing vampirism. After regaining the gift of vampirism, he may not recognize the player as vampire and will not give a Quest.
    •  PC(Fix)   Typing in console setstage dlc1rv07 100.
  •  PC   360   He may have his head permanently locked looking forward, rather than tracking the player as with all other characters, and avoiding eye contact when engaged in dialogue with him.
  • After completion of "The Gift" the other vampires in the Court may tell the player to report to Vingalmo for an assignment, however, there is no dialogue option to begin any quest, thus ending the Vampire side questline.

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