Stendarr's Beacon is a watchtower located in The Rift. A few Vigilants of Stendarr reside here.


Stendarr's Beacon is located south east of Riften and Broken Helm Hollow, and south of Giant's Grove.

North-east of this fort is also the location of the "gateway" to Morrowind, where it is impossible to cross, unless using console commands.

To the north of the watchtower lies the entrance to the Dayspring Canyon which leads to Fort Dawnguard.DG The Dragonborn must come down the mountain from the beacon, and look for the small hole in the side of the mountain in front of them. It will be marked by lit torches.


Stendarr's Beacon is a tower home to several Vigilants of Stendarr and effectively one of the final holdouts after the Volkihar vampires decimated them at the Hall of the Vigilant. The bottom of the tower contains a shrine to Stendarr and the top holds an unlocked chest. Stealing from this will cause the Vigilants and Hold guards to attack and/or arrest the Dragonborn if spotted. There is a cooking spit beside the tower, and to the other side of it is a table laid out with food on top and a satchel.

Notable itemsEdit

  • The Exodus (Restoration) – amongst the bed rolls on the lower level of the tower.
  • Unlocked Chest at the top of the tower. The content is owned.
  • Leveled sword and helmet lying next to a skeleton around the back side of the tower.



  • In order to get this location marked as cleared, the three vigilants need to be killed. They will never respawn.


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