TESNC: The Vigil of Stendarr

"Wherever abominations hide, the Vigil of Stendarr will cast them into the light."

The Vigilants of Stendarr are an order of paladins who, rather than protect the innocent by defending them, as the Crusaders of Stendarr do, proactively seek out Daedric artifacts for destruction or safekeeping, and hunt down all that prey on mortals, from the Daedra to vampires, lycanthropes, and even witches and sorcerers.


Founding of the Vigil

The Vigil of Stendarr arose as a response to the Oblivion Crisis, and was heavily validated by further events such as the Umbriel Crisis, and the involvements of Daedric forces and artifacts in the Great War on the Aldmeri Dominion's side.



The membership of the Skyrim chapter consists mostly of Nords, Dunmer, and Redguards of the various Divine faiths.

In the year 201 of the Fourth Era, the Hall of the Vigilants, as well as its Keeper of the Vigil and many of its men, were destroyed by the the Volkihar vampire clan, though a splinter faction became the modern Dawnguard, and several of its patrols survived the attack. With the destruction or neutralization of the main Volkihar bloodline at the hands of the Dragonborn, Martin, and the Dawnguard, the Vigilants were able to recover much of their former strength.

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