Talk to Feran Sadri to start the quest "Deceiving the Herd" in Skyrim Dawnguard

Deceiving the Herd is a side (Radiant) quest in Skyrim: Dawnguard. This is a repeatable quest.

Deceiving the Herd is only available to Vampire Lords.

Starting Location[edit]

Deceiving the Herd starts in Castle Volkihar

Quest Giver[edit]

Deceiving the Herd is given by Feran Sadri.


Feran Sadri wishes to sow confusion and anger amongst the people of (Random Hold Capital). I am to kill a citizen out in the streets while impersonating a member of the Dawnguard. Then I am to place an incriminating letter on the corpse. The higher the profile of my victim the better.


Kill someone out in the streets of (Random Hold Capital)

(Optional) Choose a High Profile Victim

(Optional) Make it a public kill while wearing Dawnguard Armor

Plant the Incriminating Letter on the victim.


The Hold Capital you are assigned is random, could be Markarth, Dawnstar, Falkreath, Morthal, Riften, Solitude, Whiterun, Windhelm or Winterhold[1]

Wear the Dawnguard Armor

Go to the city you were assigned.

Find a High Profile Victim who could be someone attached to the Jarl's court, a merchant, a bard, a priest, or someone with stature

See here for a list of High Profile Targets:

Skyrim: High Profile Victim

Kill victim in public, in plain sight

Plant Incriminating Letter on victim's body


Return to Feran Sadri in Castle Volkihar.


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  1. Skyrim Dawnguard Deceiving the Herd Quest Walkthrough