Cleansing Light is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


Gunmar sends the Dragonborn to kill a leveled Master Vampire at a radiant location. After the Dragonborn completes the quest, a leveled apparel item will be given as a reward.

Possible locationsEdit


Cleansing Light – DLC1RH02
IDJournal Entry
10Gunmar has sent me to destroy the <Alias=Boss> at <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Objective 10: Kill the <Alias=Boss> at <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Objective 100: Return to Gunmar
255Gunmar sent me to <Alias=Dungeon> where I destroyed the <Alias=Boss>.
  • Quest complete


  • This radiant quest is almost identical to the vampire side quest "Culling the Beast."
  • If the add-on Dragonborn is installed, the radiant quest may be located outside of Skyrim, on Solstheim. In this case, there will not be a quest marker pointing to the location until arriving on Solstheim.


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