A Jarl's Justice (2024)

A Jarl's Justice is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Walkthrough
  • 3 Journal
  • 4 Trivia
  • 5 Bugs
  • 6 Appearances


Isran asks the Dragonborn to find and destroy the vampire masquerading as a Visiting Advisor to the Jarl of a radiant city; however, to avoid slandering the Dawnguard's name, permission must be gained from the Jarl to kill the creature or the guards will see it as murder. If you do kill the vampire without permission, you will complete the quest, but you will have to face the consequences if you are caught doing so.


Speak to the Jarl and explain the situation, to which they will state that proof is required before any action can be taken. Locate the Visiting Advisor, who can typically be found loitering in the main court. Pickpocketing his orders will reveal his true nature, though this carries the risk of being caught and getting a bounty upon failure. Doing so when directly nearby any guards or the Hold's Imperial or a Stormcloak commander will cause an immediate arrest, thus this should be avoided when in close proximity to them.

Give this note to the Jarl and they will allow the Visiting Advisor to be killed without intervention from the guards. Once he is dead, return to Isran to complete the quest.


A Jarl's Justice – DLC1RH07
IDJournal Entry
10Isran has sent me to <Alias=Capital> to warn <Alias=Jarl> of a vampire masquerading as a visiting advisor to <Alias.PronounObj=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>
255I've destroyed the vampire in <Alias=Capital> masquerading as a visiting advisor to <Alias=Jarl>'s court.
  • Quest complete
300<Alias=Jarl> is no longer the Jarl of <Alias=Capital> and the vampire no longer poses a threat.
  • Quest complete



This section contains bugs related to A Jarl's Justice. 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/PS5, XS, 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.
  • The spells Detect Life or Detect Dead do not reveal that the Visiting Advisor is a vampire. However, he still has the physical characteristics of a vampire (the spells affecting the undead have no effect on him).
  • Isran might not have dialogue option to complete the quest, despite killing a vampire.


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