Destroying the Dawnguard is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


Garan Marethi or Fura Bloodmouth ask the Dragonborn to kill the leaders of the Dawnguard, as they suspect they may be planning an attack now that Auriel's Bow has been retrieved.

The quest can only be accepted once "Kindred Judgment" has been completed.

"The Dawnguard will, no doubt, soon become even more of a nuisance now that Auriel's Bow has been recovered. We need to strike a crippling blow against them before they muster more men against us.
They've holed up in an abandoned fort in the Rift. Killing their leaders should discourage an all out war with us."


In order to complete the quest, the Dragonborn must travel to Fort Dawnguard and simply kill the leaders who are indicated by objective markers. The leaders are:

At first, they will be unaware of the Dragonborn's presence, allowing for some stealth attacks, but once alerted, they immediately turn hostile due to the Dragonborn being a Vampire Lord.

This is despite Isran having met the Dragonborn earlier during "Dawnguard" and sending them to Dimhollow Crypt during "Awakening", indicating that Isran must have assumed the Dragonborn either fell to the vampires in the crypt, or became one of them when they never returned with news of what was going on there, forcing him to rebuild the order himself and prepare for possible war with the Volkihar Clan.

Vori, Sceolang, and Bran can be killed as well, even though they are optional, but will turn hostile as soon as they detect the Dragonborn.

Once Isran and the others are dead, return to Castle Volkihar to report to Garan or Fura that the Dawnguard won't be a problem anymore to complete the quest.


Destroying the Dawnguard – DLC1RV10
IDJournal Entry
10<Questgiver> has sent me to destroy the Dawnguard leaders at Dayspring Canyon.
  • Objective 10: Kill the Dawnguard Leaders
  • Objective 100: Return to <questgiver>
255<Questgiver> sent me to Dayspring Canyon where I destroyed the Dawnguard leaders.
  • Quest complete

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