|Vigilance and Virtue|
|Quest Giver||Viranya, Keerava|
|Locations||Stendarr’s Beacon, Cronvangr Cave, Mara’s Eye, Windhelm, Morthal|
|Prerequisites||Received all blessings in the Way of the Nine, spoken to Among-the-Hist, Rinori|
|Related Quests||The Way of the Nine|
|Enemy Level||PC x 1||Class||LvlVampireBoss|
|Quest ID||Viranyaquest||Editor ID||XX17A1F7|
|NPCs||Viranya, Rinori, Among-the-Hist, Falion, Feldas|
|Reward||Gold, Curing Rinori of Vampirism|
Vigilance and Virtue is a quest that unites members from two separate orders, The Virtuous Blood and The Vigilants of Stendarr in order to hunt a common foe. The quest also brings closure for the vampire Rinori, as the Dragonborn’s actions will help determine her fate.
After receiving all nine blessings in the Way of the Nine quest, the player can return to Viranya or receive a message from her at the Bee and Barb, provided he/she has already spoken to Among-the-Hist and Rinori.
Viranya will allude to the events in Dawnguard and the growing vampire menace, and will suggest she and the Dragonborn investigate nearby Cronvangr Cave after reports of vampire activity. Shortly after arrival, the pair find a secret vampire lair hidden behind a rock wall. Viranya finds one of her comrades splayed over a table.
– Originally Viranya was part of the Vigilant faction that was killed during the events of Dawnguard, but was since moved to Stendarr’s Beacon.
– Meshes from Dawnguard are used for the deathhounds, but does not require the DLC to be installed.
Viranya curses the vampires for being craven when Among-the-Hist enters the cabin. After a brief introduction, he informs her that he has captured one of the thralls and is planning on interrogating him.
The vampire is revealed to be Rinori’s brother Feldas. He is coaxed into betraying his clan, and informs the hunters they are led by a pair of twins who reside in the tunnels underneath Mara’s Eye. Among-the-Hist realizes the twin vampires are the very same changelings who butchered the family of his former partner, Arlas.
Upon reaching Mara’s Eye, Among-the-Hist and Viranya find evidence of vampires. They follow the trail further to an underground tunnel that takes them directly to Windhelm. However, unlike the story told by Rinori, the tunnels go to a warehouse and not the riverbed. Viranya believes this is proof that Rinori had deceived him, and is possibly the twin they are searching for.
– The Dragonborn can convince Among-the-Hist that Rinori should be killed. This will result in the alternate ending.
The Meaning of Virtue
Convincing Among-the-Hist that Rinori has deceived him will send the group to the Hall of the Dead where the Dunmer vampire is confronted and killed. However, if the PC opts to trust Rinori, the group will instead investigate the New Gnisis Cornerclub, where Morviah will reveal that a pair of twins have been staying at the various residences in the Gray Quarter.
After vanquishing the twins, Viranya will thank the player and Among-the-Hist and return to Stendarr’s Beacon. Among-the-Hist will then ask the PC to help him cure Rinori. However, upon reaching the ritual area, the Argonian will inform the player that he wishes to sacrifice his own life in place of a black soul gem.
While saving Rinori proves vampirism can be considered a curable disease, it also means he failed to see the humanity in his former partner Arlas, and as a result feels responsible for his death. Thus Among-the-Hist believes offering his own life to save Rinori’s will serve as a form of contrition for his mistake.
– The player must arrive at the ritual area between 7AM and 5PM. If the player uses the wait function, they may have to exit and re-enter the ritual area for the trigger box to fire.
– After being cured, Rinori will return to Windhelm and assume the same schedule.
|Vigilance and Virtue (Viranyaquest)|
|0||PC has received blessings in The Way of the Nine, spoken to Among-the-Hist and Rinori.|
|5||Viranya briefs the player on the recent vampire attacks.|
|10||Viranya asks the PC to escort her to Cronvangr Cave.|
|20||With the vampires slain, Viranya inspects corpse. Among-the-Hist makes his appearance. The pair proceed to interrogate a vampire named Feldas|
|45||After a series of scenes, Among-the-Hist accompanies Viranya and the PC to Mara’s Eye.|
|55||Among-the-Hist suspects the vampires are digging a tunnel to Windhelm. Mara’s Eye Tunnel trap door unlocked.|
|80||Inside the tunnels, Viranya posits that Rinori has lied to the Argonian. Given the group can get separated, the two are teleported to the PC to ensure this scene plays.|
|90||The PC chooses to trust Rinori. The vampire twins are enabled at the New Gnisis Cornerclub.|
|91||The PC convinces Among-the-Hist of Rinori’s guilt.|
|95||The vampire twins are found at the Cornerclub.|
|96||Rinori is attacked by Viranya and Among-the-Hist.|
|98||Either Rinori or the twins are killed.|
|110||Rinori is set as a player teammate and follows the PC.|
|120||Falion begins the ritual.|
|200||The ritual is complete and Rinori is cured.|
Notes: Stages 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 85, 92, 94, 99, 100, 105, 125, 130, 140, and 150 are set during scenes or when entering a trigger at the appropriate stage.