I activated the Dawnguard DLC approximately three days after it's release/inception, in late June, and commenced actively playing yesterday: July fifteenth, though I had already spoke with Isran, leader of the Dawnguard, I completed what I recollect to be the first quest of Dawnguard yesterday, I recollect the sole objective simply as: 'find out what the Vampires are seeking', I proceeded to do so, rescuing Serana & returning her safely to Lord Harkon, her Father. Once acquainted with the Vampires, I decided to become one myself, accepting Lord Harkon's offer.

Note: the above information is merely a scene setter, an introduction, and is ultimately unnecessary

I am currently located in what I recollect to oblivion, in which I have located Serana's mother. I have, after much deliberation come to the conclusion that I am dissatisfied with Vampirism, and though I avidly enjoy being able to reek the plentiful benefits, I now sought to align myself with the Dawnguard, and wonder whether it is possible. Perhaps there is some path to restarting the quest itself as commencing a new game entirely seems somewhat far-fetched, and perhaps unnecessary even given my dissatisfaction.

I have however, heard of a cure, and ponder as to whether it is possible to attempt assassination on either Lord Harkon, or a fellow Lord Vampire. While I realise this shall most likely not result in their actual death, I inquire as to whether it shall have the same effect as the attack on a member of the Dark Brotherhood, and immediately initiate the quest against the band.

  • There is some possibility to join the vampire faction later: uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Bloodline#Notes but I think you do not become part of the vampire clan then. (You just get to be a vampire lord). But I'm not entirely sure, and have not gotten to this part yet). The link should help any wiki divers to get to the answer eventually.
    – Ids
    Jul 2, 2013 at 5:37
  • It's called the Soul Cairn - for next time Apr 22, 2014 at 3:50

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I don't know about any cures, but disabling/deleting the DLC, loading the game, saving the game, enabling/redownloading the DLC will reset your DLC progress.

  • Thank you, do you have any idea how to do so on XBOX 360, and shall it rid of the levelling I have done throughout the DLC.etc, or simply reset the storyline, as I already have many saves labelled Skyrim not Dawnguard with the DLC installed.
    – user29304
    Jul 16, 2012 at 10:09
  • Apologies if that was slightly difficult to understand, I essentially just pointed out that the DLC was an in-game DLC, part of the current Skyrim game, not a separate map entirely or anything of the sort, and wondered whether this shall effect anything.
    – user29304
    Jul 16, 2012 at 10:11
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    It won't affect your level or anything, but DLC-specific items will be removed (a dwarven crossbow will, a glass greatsword you found while playing the DLC will not), and DLC-specific quests will be reset.
    – kotekzot
    Jul 16, 2012 at 10:19
  • Thank you kindly, I shall most likely do as you suggest anyway, yet I have created a simplified version of my original question.
    – user29304
    Jul 16, 2012 at 10:23
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    @user29304 You should create a separate question about how to get the Dwarven Crossbow and more bolts.
    – Adeese
    Jul 29, 2012 at 16:26

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but once you start one quest line there's no going back.

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