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Track down a hunter with a dangerous past.
Quest Giver: Started by reading Guard Dossier: Aesrael or Guard's Bounty Letter Draft
Location(s): Falkreath Barracks, Sunderstone Gorge
Reward: Set of Elven Hunter Armor
ID: ccBGSSSE064_Quest
Added by: Alternative Armors - Elven Hunter
A dangerous bandit has come to Skyrim.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Read Guard Dossier: Aesrael or Guard's Bounty Letter Draft at the Falkreath Barracks.
  2. Go to Aesrael's camp near Sunderstone Gorge and obtain his key.
  3. Open Aesrael's chest and pick up the Elven Hunter Armor.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Rifle through papers in the guard barracks.
Aesrael's camp

To begin this quest travel to the Falkreath Barracks. Once there, read Guard Dossier: Aesrael or Guard's Bounty Letter Draft which will grant you the quest and direct you to the forests west of Sunderstone Gorge.

Once there, locate Aesrael's camp. You must obtain Aesrael's Key from him, either by pickpocketing or killing him. Note that both Aesrael and his pet wolf Dusk will be hostile.

After the key is obtained, use it to open the chest near his tent, which will contain the Elven Hunter Armor, Boots, and Gauntlets, as well a copy of The Crimson Dirks, v7 and some leveled loot.


  • The Fishing side quest Clear-Headed overlaps here in the barracks.
  • The location of Aesrael’s camp overlaps with the final location of the Redguard Elite Armaments creation that is at the entrance to Sunderstone Gorge. So his wolf "Dusk" may attack while doing that quest.
  • This is the lightest armor in the game.
  • After the quest is completed, pieces of Elven Hunter Armor can appear in leveled lists of loot (such as the leveled cuirass in the last chamber of Shroud Hearth Barrow). It will also be added to the inventory of Blacksmiths, who will begin selling pieces of Elven Hunter Armor. In contrast to most other alternative armors, it will not appear in the crafting menu, merchant chests, or the inventory of NPCs before this.

Quest StagesEdit

Once A Hunter (ccBGSSSE064_Quest)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective : Kill Aesrael
10 At the barracks of Falkreath, I found information implicating a hunter to the south [sic] of Sunderstone Gorge. Apparently in another life, he was a notorious bandit. After reading the note, I found a camp in the area and killed the High Elf.
Objective : Search Aesrael's body
Objective : Search Aesrael's chest
30 Finishes quest 
  • 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 ccBGSSSE064_Quest 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 ccBGSSSE064_Quest.