Skyrim:Preemptive Strike

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Destroy the vampire before it turns its allies.
Quest Giver: Gunmar
Location(s): Radiant: Bandit Camp or Warlock Lair
Reward: Leveled enchanted item
ID: DLC1RH03
 
Preemptive Strike

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak with Gunmar.
  2. Travel to radiant location: a bandit camp or warlock lair.
  3. Destroy the vampire before it turns its allies into vampires.
  4. Report back to Gunmar.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

You will be asked to kill a vampire before it turns its allies. When hunting the vampire, it will be at a random location, either a bandit camp or warlock lair. This can include locations added by official add-ons.

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).

Bugs[edit]

  • The vampire you are sent to destroy, and its "allies" you are supposed to save, do not appear in the radiant destination location. This has been widely reported, and in a number of locations. It likely affects all locations. The objective "Kill the (Vampire) at (dungeon)" will remain active.
    • Waiting 24 hours can fix this.
  • If Silver Hands occupy the target dungeon, they will kill the vampire before you can reach it and the quest will instantly complete upon entering the dungeon.

Quest Stages[edit]

Preemptive Strike (DLC1RH03)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Gunmar has sent me to <Alias=Dungeon> where I am to destroy the <Alias=Vampire> before it turns its allies into vampires.
Objective 10: Kill the <Alias=Vampire> at <Alias=Dungeon>
100
Objective 100: Return to Gunmar
255 ☑Finishes quest Gunmar sent me to <Alias=Dungeon> where I destroyed the <Alias=Vampire> before it could turn its allies into vampires.
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