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- Speak to Garan Marethi or Fura Bloodmouth.
- Kill the Dawnguard leaders at Fort Dawnguard.
- Return to Garan or Fura.
After completing Kindred Judgment and several side quests for the vampires, speak to Garan Marethi or Fura Bloodmouth in Volkihar Keep. You will be asked to kill the leaders of the Dawnguard to "avoid an all-out war". Upon nearing Fort Dawnguard in Dayspring Canyon, several Dawnguard members will turn hostile and attack you. Make your way into the fort. It is best to try and kill the leaders as stealthily as possible because in groups they can be difficult to defeat. Isran also uses a powerful spell called Stendarr's Aura that will drain your health if you come into melee range, but only if you are a vampire. Once you have defeated the leaders of the Dawnguard, return to Garan or Fura for your reward. He or she will congratulate you on killing the leaders of the Dawnguard, but comment that the Dawnguard will still remain active even with its leaders dead.
- Both Garan and Fura refer to Fort Dawnguard being in the Reach, when it's actually in the Rift.
- Isran's "essential" flag might not get removed, meaning he can't be killed.
- Use the
setstage console command to bypass this.
|Destroying the Dawnguard (DLC1RV10)
||<Alias=QuestGiver> has sent me to destroy the Dawnguard leaders at Dayspring Canyon.
Objective 10: Kill the Dawnguard Leaders
Objective 100: Return to <Alias=QuestGiver>
||<Alias=QuestGiver> sent me to Dayspring Canyon where I destroyed the Dawnguard leaders.