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A mysterious fire killed Hroggar's wife and child. Hroggar took Alva as a lover immediately after the fire, and many in the town think he did it. The Jarl might pay me to investigate it.

— Dragonborn


While walking around the city of Morthal, the Dragonborn notices a burned out home near the Moorside Inn. Further investigation reveals that two of the former residents, a young girl and her mother, died in the fire and that the lone survivor, Hroggar is now living with another woman, Alva.

Talk to the Jarl[]

If the Dragonborn asks Idgrod Ravencrone, the Jarl, about the events, she intimates that the people of Morthal suspect Hroggar of setting the fire, but that they have no proof. She then suggests that as an outsider, the Dragonborn could perhaps find some evidence to support their theory.

Investigate the burned house[]

The Dragonborn then returns to the burned out house, now finding Helgi's Ghost there. Helgi can then be persuaded to talk about what happened the night of the fire, but she remembers nothing except that since then, someone she calls "the other one" plays with her. The young girl then suggests that the Dragonborn return after dark for a game of hide and seek.

Find Helgi after dark[]

Upon finding a Child's Coffin behind and to the right of the burned out house, the Dragonborn is attacked by Laelette. After killing Laelette, the Dragonborn discovers she was a vampire. At this point, the Child's Coffin can be activated and the Dragonborn can once again talk to Helgi's Ghost.

Helgi then explains that Laelette was the one who set the fire, but on the orders of someone else. Thonnir, Laelette's widower then comes running up to her corpse. (Note: Thonnir will remain standing by her corpse until spoken to.)

Ask Thonnir about Laelette[]

When asked about his wife, Thonnir explains that before she disappeared, she has begun associating with Alva, despite not liking her previously. When the Dragonborn suggests that Alva was behind the whole affair, Thonnir is shocked and refuses to believe it and goes as far as saying that there is no way to prove such allegations to the Jarl anyway.

Investigate Alva's house[]

The Dragonborn the decides to break into Alva's house to search for proof for the Jarl. If Hroggar is there, he will become hostile, and the Dragonborn may need to kill or incapacitate him. Once he is out of the way, Alva's Cellar can be investigated, and there, the Dragonborn finds the coffin where she sleeps. Inside the coffin is her journal which confirms that she is a vampire in thrall to Movarth.

Show Alva's Journal to the Jarl[]

The Dragonborn can then return to the Jarl with the proof and collect a reward.

However, the Jarl explains that Morthal is still in danger because Movarth, a master vampire she thought was destroyed a century ago, is still alive. She then tells the Dragonborn that she will gather together some able-bodied warriors to clean out Movarth's Lair, saying that they will be waiting outside for the Dragonborn to lead them.

Kill the master vampire[]

The Dragonborn then proceeds to Movarth's Lair with the group of villagers. They can enter the lair together, or the Dragonborn can leave them behind. Once inside, the thralls and vampires must be dispatched until the master vampire, Movarth Piquine is found. Once he is defeated, the rest of the cavern can be looted.

While exiting the lair, Helgi's Ghost reappears and explains that she and her mother can now rest in peace.

Return to Morthal's Jarl[]

The Dragonborn can now return to Morthal and the Jarl to collect a reward.


  • A bug may occur not letting the Dragonborn activate the Child's coffin. It seems to happen when Laelette is already next to the coffin, and directly attacks. Killing her, and then talking to Thonnir may no longer let you talk to Helgi again. Solution: Get to the coffin early and talk to Helgi, she tells you to get rid of Laelette first...