Stendarr's Beacon is a watchtower for the Vigilants of Stendarr, south of Black-Briar Lodge. If Dawnguard is installed, Dayspring Canyon is to the north.
Three Vigilants call this place home. Outside the tower, they have set up a makeshift kitchen, complete with a cooking spit and various foodstuffs on a nearby table. A knapsack and a satchel can be found next to and on top of the table, respectively. A silver ore vein is located a few feet west of the cooking spit. Around the back side of the tower is a lootable skeleton, with a leveled sword and helmet lying next to it.
Inside the tower, the Vigilants have set up a shrine of Stendarr next to their bedrolls, one of which has a copy of the Restoration skill book The Exodus resting on it. If you take the stairs to the top of the tower, you will find an unlocked chest containing minor loot owned by the Vigilants.
- To the southeast, a flag can be seen flying up on the ridge. The path up the ridge has splashes of blood on the snow. At the base of the flagpole there is an apprentice-strongbox and one or two other pieces of loot, with some human remains not far away, guarded by a frost troll.
- At the foot of the next ridge to the east, before turning right onto the blood-stained path upward, there is a second silver ore vein on the right.
- Two iron ore veins are located east of the Beacon.
- If you want to get this location marked as "cleared", you have to kill these Vigilants. Attacking any one of them will make the rest turn hostile. The three Vigilants will never respawn.