I contracted ” Sanguinare Vampiris” and only realized it when a Whiterun passerby commented that I looked remarkably pale and asked if I was well. I checked for diseases and saw this bad boy…one thing stuck out to me. The phrase “This progresses to vampirism.”
How long had I had this? I’d fought a lot of vampires recently. How long do I have?
Do I want to be a vampire?
I decided I wasn’t ready for that kind of a step (something I mildly regret) and so used a Shrine to cure it. Today I risked a tiny spoiler by skimming (taking care not to read too much) the Vampirism page on the Skyrim wikia…don’t follow this jump if you don’t want spoilers: jump.
Here’s the spoiler light summary: the host of powers is staggering but it looks like a pain to maintain.
Next time I contract it, I might let it run its course.