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- Speak with Gunmar.
- Travel to radiant location: a bandit camp or warlock lair.
- Destroy the vampire before it turns its allies into vampires.
- Report back to Gunmar.
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.
- 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 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.
- This bug is fixed by version 2.0.3 of the Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.
|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>
Objective 100: Return to Gunmar
|255||Gunmar sent me to <Alias=Dungeon> where I destroyed the <Alias=Vampire> before it could turn its allies into vampires.|