Every time I try to go near a bigger town in Skyrim I always get attacked by guards and/or villagers. I know that I'm a thief and a vampire (and also a Khajiit) but I don't do anything bad when someone's looking! I think everything might have started when I tried to feed myself (with blood) in a house in Whiterun. A villager saw me and I quickly ran away from the town, with guards after me, but I didn't kill any of them.

I know that everyone in Whiterun is an Imperial but when I'm near a town with Stormcloaks, they try to kill me too. And if a guard would try to send me to jail now, I would actually go there with no fighting back. But there is no one who's talking to me, only attacking.

What should I do? I can't finish my quests when everyone's attacking me.

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    What level of vampirism are you at? Which is to say, what Vampiric Lesser Powers do you have access to? Nov 30, 2013 at 23:46
  • Probably lvl 4...
    – user62803
    Dec 1, 2013 at 0:24
  • I haven't fed my Khajiit for a while :/ so... I guess that's it?
    – user62803
    Dec 1, 2013 at 0:29
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    Do you have the Dawnguard DLC installed? Dec 1, 2013 at 4:55

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Are you, perhaps a Stage Four Vampire? Stage Four Vampires get attacked ON SIGHT, regardless of bounty or anything else.

As per the UESP:

Full vampirism is made up of four distinct stages, starting at stage one and progressing to stage four. You advance one stage for every 24 hours you go without feeding on a sleeping NPC. Feeding always returns you to stage one.


Vampires are hated and feared by the general population and stage four vampires will be attacked on sight. The four major joinable factions will not be hostile toward stage four vampires so long as you join before you reach stage four and are not caught feeding on any of their members. With Dawnguard installed, NPCs will only attack you if you are in Vampire Lord form.

  • I'm getting a similar thing, except I'm not a vampire (in fact I'm a werewolf but I haven't shifted in a long time), have no bounty, and have nothing stolen in my inventory (I even dropped my blade's sword). Jul 6, 2015 at 4:16
  • But you didn't explain how to prevent the 4th stage.
    – Jim Jones
    Dec 29, 2015 at 17:48
  • @Jim It's there in the first quoted paragraph -- "Feeding always returns you to stage one" Dec 29, 2015 at 20:32

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