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After completing the quest
, you'll be able to go on several short and mostly random side quests for the Dawnguard. These quests won't really affect anything, but they can give you useful rewards. The quests are described below.
• A Jarl's Justice
. You'll receive this quest from Isran. He'll tell you that a vampire has insinuated itself as a visiting advisor at a random jarl's court, and he'll ask you to remove the threat. The vampire will have
in its inventory. If you steal the document and show it to the jarl, then you'll receive permission to kill the vampire. Otherwise you'll have to kill the vampire quietly to avoid incurring a bounty. When you return after completing the task, you'll receive a random enchanted item.
• Ancient Technology
. You'll receive this quest from Sorine Jurard. She'll ask you to track down dwemer schematics from random dungeons. In total, she'll ask you to retrieve the
Enhanced Crossbow Schematic
Dwemer Exploding Fire Bolt Schematic
Dwemer Exploding Ice Bolt Schematic
Dwemer Exploding Shock Bolt Schematic
Dwarven Crossbow Schematic
, and the
Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow Schematic
. Each time you bring Sorine a schematic, she'll start selling the item from the schematic, she'll teach you how to make the item (provided you have the Smithing perk required for it), and she'll give you a random enchanted item. Sorine can also teach you how to make basic
. You'll just need to ask her how to do it.
Note: You'll be able to make
at any forge, but you'll only be able to make crossbows and the other bolts at the Fort Dawnguard forge.
• Bolstering the Ranks
. You'll receive this quest from Sorine Jurard. She'll ask you to recruit a priest of Arkay named Florentius Baenius, only she won't know where to look for him. When you ask Isran about Florentius, he'll have some reservations, but he'll suggest that you begin your search at the Ruunvald Excavation. Inside the excavation, you'll have to deal with traps, charmed Vigilants, and a vampire named Minorne, but eventually you'll come to Florentius. He'll be locked in a cage, which you'll only be able to open using the
from Minorne's corpse. When you free Florentius, he'll make his way to Fort Dawnguard, when he'll become a quest giver.
• Cleansing Light
. You'll receive this quest from Gunmar. He'll ask you to kill a master vampire or a draugr scourge at a random location. Doing so will net you a random enchanted item.
• Hide and Seek
. You'll receive this quest from Gunmar. He'll ask you to head to a random city and eliminate a vampire masquerading as a traveling bard, a traveling pilgrim, or a visiting advisor. The game will treat the act as a murder, and so you'll need to proceed without being detected to avoid picking up a bounty.
• Hunting the Monster
. You'll receive this quest from Gunmar. He'll ask you to tack down a master vampire by interrogating its "last known contact" in a random city. When you talk to the contact, you'll need to pass a bribe, intimidate or persuade check to receive the
Letter from the Vampire, which will reveal its location. You'll then just need to go to the location and kill the vampire. Completing this task will net you a random enchanted item.
• Lost Relic
. You'll receive this quest from Florentius Baenius. He'll ask you to retrieve a
Dawnguard Rune Axe
Dawnguard Rune Hammer
, or a
Dawnguard Rune Shield
from a random location. When you return to Florentius with the relic, he'll allow you to keep it, and he'll also reward you with a random enchanted item.
• Preemptive Strike
. You'll receive this quest from Gunmar. He'll ask you to kill a nightmaster vampire at a random location. Doing so will net you a random enchanted item.
. You'll receive this quest from Florentius Baenius. He'll tell you that a master vampire has kidnapped a friend of yours and is holding that friend at a random location. You'll then need to kill the vampire and rescue the friend. When you return to Florentius after completing the task, he'll reward you with a random enchanted item.