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I accidentally attacked the moth priest in Dawnguard. How do I settle him down? I've got it on PS3.

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Are you on console or PC? If you are on PC, you can use the command console to pacify him. – zero298 Mar 5 '14 at 3:44
@zero298 whether OP is on PC or not is irrelevant, post the command as an answer so future visitors may benefit. – kotekzot Mar 5 '14 at 3:45

If you are on PC, you can use the command console.

  1. Press ` (Backtick, not single quote)
  2. Click on the NPC you want to pacify
  3. Type setav aggression 0

Hopefully he will not be aggressive towards you anymore.

Full list of commands you can use can be found here: Skyrim:Console

Specifically, you are using the setav meaning "Set Actor Value" and you are then setting the value of aggression to 0 The full list of Actor Values can be found here: Tes5Mod:Actor Value Indices

If you are on console, you can try getting away from the NPC and then sleeping or resting or waiting for several in game days and hopefully he will no longer be aggressive.

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