|Primary Skills||Alteration, Block, Heavy Armor, Light Armor, One-handed, Restoration|
|Morality||Violence Against Enemies||Aggression||Aggressive|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionRift; DLC1HunterFaction; Vigilant of Stendarr Faction|
Vigilant Tolan is a Nord member of the Vigil of Stendarr. After the destruction of the Hall of the Vigilant, he will come to Fort Dawnguard to seek protection. You will encounter him arguing with Isran about the recent vampire assaults when you first enter the fort.
He wears apprentice robes of Restoration, along with a pair of steel plate gauntlets, a pair of steel plate boots, as well as an amulet of Stendarr. He is equipped with a warhammer imbued with a leveled enchantment, a torch, and a potion of cure disease.
- Dawnguard: Speak with the leader of the Dawnguard.
- Awakening: Find out what the vampires are looking for.
During the quest Dawnguard, you will be directed to Isran if you want to join up. When you first enter the fort, you can find Tolan arguing with him:
Isran: "Why are you here, Tolan? The Vigilants and I were finished long ago."
Tolan: "You know why I'm here, the Vigilants are under attack everywhere. The vampires are much more dangerous than we believed."
Isran: "And now you want to come running to safety with the Dawnguard, is that it? I remember Keeper Carcette telling me repeatedly that Dawnguard is a crumbling ruin, not worth the expense and manpower to repair. And now that you've stirred up the vampires against you, you come begging for my protection?"
Tolan: "Isran, Carcette is dead. The Hall of Vigilants... everyone... they're all dead. You were right, we were wrong. Isn't that enough for you?"
Isran: "Yes, well... I never wanted any of this to happen. I tried to warn all of you... I am sorry, you know."
Isran will then approach you and ask what you want. After Isran gets his question answered and briefs you on a mission, he'll then turn to Tolan and say:
Isran: "Tolan, tell her/him about, what was it, Dimhollow?"
Tolan: "Yes, that's it. Dimhollow Crypt. Brother Adalvald was sure it held some long-lost vampire artifact of some kind. We didn't listen to him any more than we did Isran. He was at the Hall when it was attacked..."
Isran: "That's good enough for me. Go see what the vampires were looking for in this Dimhollow Crypt. With any luck, they'll still be there."
Tolan: "I'll meet you at Dimhollow. It's the least I can do to avenge my fallen comrades."
Isran: "Tolan, I don't think that's a good idea. You Vigilants were never trained for..."
Tolan: "I know what you think of us. You think we're soft, that we're cowards. You think our deaths proved our weakness. Stendarr grant that you do not have to face the same test and be found wanting. I'm going to Dimhollow Crypt. Perhaps I can be of some small assistance to you."
Tolan will then start to leave the fort to head to Dimhollow Crypt, but you can still talk to him. When first spoken to, he'll say "I'll meet you in Dimhollow Crypt. I owe these vampires a debt of vengeance." You can ask him what he knows about Dimhollow and he'll state: "Brother Adalvald had been there not long ago. Said he found something of great importance. It must have been important to the vampires as well, for them to risk an open attack on the Vigilants." You can also ask him to elaborate on the things that happened at the Hall: "Yes. By destroying it, the vampires hoped to cripple our order's activities in Skyrim. I suspect now it was Brother Adalvald's journals they were after. He was obsessed with ancient vampire artifacts and burial sites." After this it is also an option for you to ask what the Hall was: "The Hall was a place of respite, learning and comradeship, where a road-weary brother or sister could rest for a time in peace and comfort. Most of our learning could be found there. We always studied our enemies, so we might better learn how to defeat them. But of course, those days are gone now." Finally, you can also ask if there are any other Vigilants still out there, which he'll confirm: "Of course there are. Most of us spend our lives as nomads, traveling from place to place in our endless war against evil. I wish I could say how many we numbered, but only a privileged few knew that, and they're dead now." Should you speak to him after this, he'll say one of four possible greetings: "Someday, we'll rebuild the Hall of the Vigilant. Mark my words, I'll see it done before they put me in the ground.", "Vampires are worse than Daedra. I wish we Vigilants had taken them more seriously while we we had the chance.", "One thing about living in Skyrim I could never stomach... all the damn vampires!", "There will be time to honor the fallen later. For now, we've got to put a stop to these vampires." When closing conversation, he'll always say: "Stendarr watch over you."
Tolan will indeed head to Dimhollow Crypt and he'll always end up there before you. Inside the first room of the crypt, you will find the aftermath of a skirmish. Three bodies lay dead on the ground, two vampires and Tolan, who fought bravely but was outnumbered. Two remaining vampires guarding the door will be discussing his fate:
Vampire #1: "These Vigilants never know when to give up. I thought we'd taught them enough of a lesson at their hall."
Vampire #2: "To come in here alone... a fool like all the rest of them."
Vampire #1: "He fought well though. Jeron and Bresoth were no match for him."
Vampire #2: "Ha. Those two deserved what they got. Their arrogance had become insufferable."
Vampire #1: "All this talk is making me thirsty. Perhaps another Vigilant will wander in soon."
Vampire #2: "I wish Lokil would hurry it up. I have half a mind to return to the castle and tell Harkon what a fool he's entrusted this mission to."
Vampire #1: "And I have half a mind to tell Lokil of your disloyalty."
Vampire #2: "You wouldn't dare. Now shut up and keep on watch."
The last time he gets mentioned is when Isran asks "So, any luck? Was Tolan right about the vampires being interested in Dimhollow Crypt?" upon your return. If you report Tolan's demise, he'll be annoyed: "Damn fool. I told him not to go. The Vigilants always had more bravery than sense. Did you at least find out what the vampires were looking for in there?"