I recently bought the legendary edition of Skyrim. While trying to start the Dawnguard DLC quest, when it said to "speak with the leader of the Dawnguard", I tried to complete that objective but every time I try to speak with the Dawnguard leader, he keeps attacking me. Does anyone know how I can stop that from happening?

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    Are you a vampire or do you have a bounty?
    – Dragonrage
    Dec 22, 2015 at 3:45
  • Related / possible duplicate of Isran keeps trying to kill me Dec 22, 2015 at 4:23
  • Neither,but that doesn't seem to matter,even though the Dawnguard contacted me Dec 23, 2015 at 4:01
  • This answer might help... not sure. Jun 12, 2016 at 19:18
  • @galacticninja No, that question states that he may have hit Isran, here it doesn't seem he may have hit Isran, it just seems as though Isran is attacking him randomly.
    – RainMaker
    Jul 16, 2016 at 20:49

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Don't know if you've fixed it but,what I did when the Dawnguard attacked me-in the middle of the questline-was going to Riften, hitting a guard, putting sword away, get arrested and paid 40 gold for the assault. It worked immediately. Takes a few minutes to try, depending on if you instant travel or walk to Fort Dawnguard.

  • This was the one that worked for me, thanks.
    – Andrew
    Apr 29, 2023 at 10:14

On assumption of you playing PC I have the answer! Go to console commands (Default Hotkey: ~ Key) click on Isran (while console command is open) and type

setav aggression 0

or if that fails open Console Commands and type


Hope this helped!


You can try resetting Isran.

Go back to Skyrim, rest for 30 days in-game time, and try again. This will ensure Isran and everything in his map area are reset.

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