Pikimal: It was a day like any other in the city of Markarth. The vendors were out, the weather was nice, and the town guards gossiped with citizens. Only today, the gossip was of a more alarming nature – vampires. Word had spread that the Dawnguard, sworn to defend Skyrim from a growing vampire menace, was looking to recruit some new soldiers into its ranks. Eager for another adventure, and the chance to slay some blood suckers, I made my way to the large and imposing Fort Dawnguard.