Skyrim:Lost Relic

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Dawnguard
 
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Retrieve a relic of the original Dawnguard.
Quest Giver: Florentius Baenius
Location(s): Fort Dawnguard, radiant dungeon
Reward: Dawnguard Rune Hammer, Dawnguard Rune Shield, Dawnguard Rune Axe
ID: DLC1RH08
 
The Dawnguard Rune Axe, the Dawnguard Rune Hammer, and the Dawnguard Rune Shield

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Florentius Baenius.
  2. Retrieve the artifact requested.
  3. Return to Florentius.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

The Lost Relics[edit]

"I've been pouring [sic] over some of the tomes left here in the keep."

Speak to Florentius Baenius after you have completed the first Ancient Technology quest and a number of either Gunmar's or Isran's side quests. Florentius, guided by the wishes of Arkay as usual, will inform you: "I've been pouring [sic] over some of the tomes left here in the keep. Interesting stories, indeed. Seems the previous incarnation of the Dawnguard had, at one time, some interesting toys. Arkay and I think it could be a great advantage for us. You should look into retrieving it." There are three parts to this quest, each appearing as a new quest of the same name in your journal. Florentius will recite what was written in the old tomes for each of the three artifacts:
Dawnguard Rune Hammer: "A powerful warhammer imbued with magic that places warding runes on the ground to obliterate it's [sic] wielder's foes."
Dawnguard Rune Shield: "A magical shield that when blocked with, surrounds it's [sic] wielder with a holy aura that harms the undead."
Dawnguard Rune Axe: "An axe imbued with magic fueled by the destruction of the unholy. With every victorious blow against an undead creature, its power grows."

For each version of this quest you will be told to go to a random dungeon from the table below, where you'll find the artifact in the boss chest. When you return each artifact to Florentius, he will allow you to keep it: "Well done! I said you'd return victorious, Arkay wasn't so sure. Wield it bravely."

Possible Locations[edit]

Dungeon Type Possible Locations
Bandit Camp Bilegulch MineBloodskal BarrowDBBroken Helm HollowBroken Oar GrottoCracked Tusk KeepCragslane CavernDamphall MineDBEmbershard MineFaldar's ToothFort FellhammerFrostmere CryptGallows RockHalted Stream CampHrodulf's HouseDBKnifepoint RidgeLost Knife HideoutOrotheimRedoran's RetreatRift WatchtowerRobber's GorgeStony Creek CaveSwindler's DenTreva's WatchUttering Hills CampValtheim TowersWhite River Watch
Falmer Hive Chillwind DepthsDarkwater PassDuskglow CreviceFrostflow LighthouseGloomreachKagrenzelLiar's RetreatLost Echo CaveShimmermist CaveSightless PitStillborn CaveTolvald's Cave
Forsworn Camp Broken Tower RedoubtBruca's Leap RedoubtDeepwood RedoubtDruadach RedoubtHag Rock RedoubtRed Eagle RedoubtSerpent's Bluff Redoubt
Vampire Lair Bloodlet ThroneBroken Fang CaveHaemar's ShameMara's Eye PondMoldering RuinsDGMovarth's LairPinemoon CavePotema's CatacombsRedwater DenDGShriekwind Bastion
Warlock Lair AnsilvundBoulderfall CaveBrittleshin PassCragwallow SlopeFalkreath (Crossroads) WatchtowerFellglow KeepHarmugstahlHighpoint TowerDB (?)Hob's Fall CaveIlinalta's DeepMorvunskarNorthwatch KeepSouthfringe SanctumSunderstone (Greywater) GorgeWolfskull CaveYngvild

Notes[edit]

  • If Dragonborn is installed, some radiant locations may be on Solstheim. If you are in Skyrim, you will not receive a quest marker pointing you to the quest location, but must travel to Solstheim first (at which point any quest markers you have to quests in Skyrim will disappear).
  • The number of quests you need to do between each version of this quest is semi-random. Dawnguard radiant quests come in cycles of up to seven (excluding Ancient Technology and Bolstering the Ranks). Each quest, including this one, will appear at most once per cycle, with A Jarl's Justice being an exception that may not occur in any given cycle. Therefore, there could be as few as five other quests between the first and last versions of this one, or as many as eighteen.

Quest Stages[edit]

Lost Relic (DLC1RH08)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Florentius Baenius has sent me to retrieve the <Alias=Item> from <Alias=Dungeon>.
Objective 10: Retrieve the <Alias=Item> from <Alias=Dungeon>
100
Objective 100: Return to Florentius Baenius
255 ☑Finishes quest I have retrieved the <Alias=Item> from <Alias=Dungeon>.