Skyrim:Culling the Beast

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Kill the thin-blooded vampires.
Quest Giver: Fura Bloodmouth or Garan Marethi
Location(s): Radiant Vampire Lair
Prerequisite Quest: The Bloodstone Chalice
Reward: Three Potions of Blood or a leveled enchanted item
Culling the Beast

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Fura Bloodmouth or Garan Marethi.
  2. Kill the boss vampire in its lair.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

You can talk to Fura Bloodmouth or Garan Marethi to receive this quest. They will explain either:

  • "A bunch of feral vampires are running wild, upsetting the mortals. When the prey is riled, it makes things difficult for us. Go cull the brutish beasts before the problem gets out of hand."
  • "A cadre of lesser beasts has become a nuisance, taking too bold an approach to their feeding. The herd is becoming distressed, which makes it more difficult for us to slip in and out undetected. It is time to cull the weak."

They will then mark a random location from a list of possible locations: Bloodlet Throne, Broken Fang Cave, Haemar's Shame, Mara's Eye Pond, Moldering Ruins, Movarth's Lair, Pinemoon Cave, Potema's Catacombs, Redwater Den, Shriekwind Bastion

You will be directed to kill the leveled vampire boss that is near the end of one of these locations. Upon return, you are rewarded three Potions of Blood with a chance of 25% or a radiant leveled enchanted item otherwise (a circlet, necklace, ring, a piece of heavy armor, a piece of light armor or a weapon). You'll be told one of the following lines:

  • "Good job. At first you may pity the thin-bloods. But after disposing of a few, you realize they aren't worth the worry."
  • "You have done well. It may seem cruel that we hold our thin-blooded kin in low esteem. But our needs must come before theirs."


  • This is a repeatable quest.

Quest Stages[edit]

Culling the Beast (DLC1RV02)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 <Alias=QuestGiver> has sent me to destroy the <Alias=Boss> at <Alias=Dungeon>.
Objective 10: Kill the <Alias=Boss> at <Alias=Dungeon>
Objective 100: Return to <Alias=QuestGiver>
255 Finishes quest☑ <Alias=QuestGiver> sent me to <Alias=Dungeon> where I destroyed the <Alias=Boss>.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage DLC1RV02 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest DLC1RV02.
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