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The Ring of the Beast and the Ring of the Erudite
 Quick Walkthrough
- Speak with Feran Sadri.
- Find the two rings.
- Report back to Feran.
 Detailed Walkthrough
Speak with Feran Sadri in Volkihar Keep, who sends you to retrieve two ancient vampiric rings, the Ring of the Erudite and the Ring of The Beast. The rings are held by two leveled targets in two random locations. After retrieving the rings, return to the castle to receive your reward (you get to keep the rings).
- If a previously slain enemy is chosen as a bearer of one of the rings, or a previously cleared dungeon is chosen as the destination, it may be impossible to complete as the body may have disappeared, meaning the ring cannot be obtained.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.1.1 of the Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.
- Reload a save made before receiving the mission from Feran Sadri, and then initiate the quest again to be assigned different ring locations.
- Add the missing ring via console to the inventory
player.addItem ITEM_ID 1 (where
ITEM_ID can be looked up like this: help "Ring of the Beast"). Advance the quest stage via console. Try stages 10, 110, 120 (e.g. command
setstage DLC1RV08 110). If this works as intended and both rings are in your possession, you should be able to report back to Feran.
- The location given for finding one of the rings may be the Katariah. The ship does not arrive until the Hail Sithis quest, rendering the ring unattainable until you have reached that point of the Dark Brotherhood questline. Thus if you choose to destroy the Dark Brotherhood, the ring becomes unattainable.
- If the Dawnguard DLC is deactivated with the Ring of The Beast on, the effect of the ring becomes permanent. ?
- Sometimes the random leveled NPC chosen to hold the ring will be an essential character. In this case, the only way to obtain the ring is to pickpocket it from them. ?
 Quest Stages
|Rings of Blood Magic (DLC1RV08)
||<Alias=QuestGiver> has sent me to retrieve the Rings of Blood Magic.
(Objective is assigned): Retrieve the <Alias=Item1> from <Alias=Location1>
(Objective is assigned): Retrieve the <Alias=Item2> from <Alias=Location2>
||(Objective is assigned): Return to <Alias=QuestGiver>
||I have retrieved the Rings of Blood Magic.
- The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 110, 120.