The Hunt is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


Fura Bloodmouth or Garan Marethi sends the Dragonborn to a radiant location to discreetly kill a Dawnguard member who is pretending to be either a traveling merchant, traveling bard or traveling pilgrim.

Possible locationsEdit


Option AEdit

The first option is to convince the target to follow the Dragonborn with a high enough Speech skill. If the Dragonborn persuades or intimidates the target to follow them, they can lure the target to a hidden place and kill them.

Option BEdit

The second option is to kill the target from a hidden location: This is best done with a high sneak.

Option CEdit

The third option is to use a hidden identity by transforming. Go to a hidden location and then transform into a werewolf or a vampire lord, if available. Everyone will become hostile to the Dragonborn, but their identity will be hidden and they can kill the target and then flee before taking too much damage from attacking citizens and guards. (Unconfirmed on PC but you will still fail the optional objective to be discreet on Xbox 360 and PS3)

Option DEdit

If Illusion is high enough, Fury can be used to cause the target to become hostile to everyone, this will cause the guards to attack the target and kill him. (Be sure to be hidden)

Option EEdit

A fourth option would be to cast soul trap on the target, causing him to become hostile towards you. Then lead the target outside of any populated areas before sheathing your weapon to cease his attack. You can then kill the target discreetly without gaining any bounty, or being attacked by others.


The Hunt – DLC1RV01
IDJournal Entry
10<Questgiver> has sent me to <radiant city>. I am to find and kill the Dawnguard member masquerading as a <radiant character>. I am to do so discreetly.
  • Objective 10: Kill <radiant character>
  • Objective 11: (Optional) Make it a discreet kill
  • Objective 100: Return to <questgiver>
255<Questgiver> sent me to <radiant city> where I found the Dawnguard masquerading as a <radiant character> and killed him.
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to The Hunt. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   It is possible for one of the Dawnguard disguised members to appear in the Honeyside Manor.
    • A possible fix is to buy Honeyside, enter it, then fast travel away and back to Riften and the member should be there.
  •  PC  If the Dawnguard member appears in Riverwood, they may spawn in a cell that resembles the interior of the Sleeping Giant Inn but is inaccessible without console commands. This cell has doors that do not lead anywhere, and is otherwise only inhabited by Delphine.

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Hunt

  • Dawnguard: The Hunt problem

    10 messages
    • I had the same problem with the traveling pilgrim in Riverwood, the quest marker on my map followed my location but the one on my compass led...
    • He spawned in honeyside for me. I'm playing on PS4 so I can't console command. Help pls?
  • The Hunt quest for Dawnguard bugged? (ps3)

    3 messages
    • Just a thought, have you looked out the back of Honeyside (outside Riften by the fishery) theres a porch he might be hanging round there.
    • I have the seamen problem, I just bought honey side and no one’s there but it still says I need to go inside
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