She thought this would pique your interest.
It's called Soul Cutter, curtesy of Aria Bal.
Master Aria thinks you'll need it sometime soon.
It's so sleek. It's a beautiful sword.
Aria says you're Serana's protector now.
But why are you giving this to me? What's your true motive?
Oh dear, must we always be scheming?
We're just following orders... Master wants Serana alive.
So, it's just a gift?
Why don't you want it?
We have no use for such archaic weapons.
You're welcome to return it if you don't want it.
How about this one?
It's called An Accounting of the Scrolls.
I've read every book The Empire has on the scrolls, and many more.
Then have you read Dwemer Inquiries by Thelwe Ghelein or The Battle of Red Mountain?
Ah yes, I have.
I must say I'm surprised to meet a brilliant mind like you here!
No offense but I expected The Dawnguard to be more barbaric.
Well, some of us are.
Regardless, it seems the elder scroll is in safe hands.
Anyway, I was going to ask you if you think an elder scroll was involved at the Battle of Red Mountain...
Ahhhhh, the Battle of Red Mountain. A mysterious day.
The day that simultaneously led to the disappearance of the Dwarves, and the creation of the Dark Elves.
But do you think an elder scroll was involved?
Clearly some powerful magic was at work.
The Dark Elves have three main deities that they worship.
Boethia, Azura, and Mephala;
all figures of darkness, deceit and tracheary.
I believe what transpired that day...
...was the work of gods.
Dexion, Isran is getting impatient.
He wants the scroll reading to be done at least a day earlier.
I already told him.
Reading an elder scroll is precarious. It requires elevated magical energy.
Without an ancestor glade, even a moth priest like me will definitely need the full moon to read it.
Fine. But Isran says he will be busy that night.
You're going to have to read it without him present.
What!? What in Oblivion could be so important?
Hey Sofia, are you in there?
Come in, Gunmar.
The healers say you'll be fully recovered in a couple weeks so I...
By the gods! Put some clothes on!
Hmph. It's nothing you probably haven't seen.
Still, thanks for helping me recover, Gunmar.
How do I look?
My injuries are almost gone.
You look like you've never seen a woman before.
Help me get into some new clothes.
You're finally here.
Sorry to keep you waiting. The meeting went longer than I expected.
So... Who is it? Who is Harkon sending after the scroll??
That's the thing.
I've never heard of her.
She must be a relatively new member of the clan. Of course, I was asleep a long time so I'm sure she's still powerful.
So, it's a woman, but we don't know anything about her?
No, I suspect she's a magic user,
but I don't even know if she lives in the castle.
Maybe you could ask someone about her?
I could, but I'd rather not arouse suspicion.
I think it's time we return to Fort Dawnguard.
This is probably our last night here.
I'm going to miss it. The garden is calming.
By the way, that girl Harkon is sending, what's her name?
Her name is Luna Lenith.
There you are. I knew you'd be in a tower somewhere, you recluse.
Lord Harkon has a task for you.
A task? From Molag Bal's lapdog?
It's been decades.
What could be so important that he needs help from a dark elf like me?
Vampire hunters have the Lord's elder scroll,
and their moth priest will read it soon. Your task is to stop them.
I thought Lord Harkon keeps his elder scroll hidden.
And why would he choose a widow like me for this task?
This is a different scroll. A new scroll.
The Lord choose you because he doesn't want an outright slaughter.
That would only get the attention of the Jarls.
I see. He wants an infiltration.
My skills are certainly a match.
If you succeed, Lord Harkon will offer you a place in the inner court.
I will not fail him.
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