Destroying the Dawnguard is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


Garan Marethi or Fura Bloodmouth ask the Dragonborn to kill the leaders of the Dawnguard, as they suspect they may be planning an attack now that Auriel's Bow has been retrieved.

The quest can only be accepted once "Kindred Judgment" has been completed.

"The Dawnguard will, no doubt, soon become even more of a nuisance now that Auriel's Bow has been recovered. We need to strike a crippling blow against them before they muster more men against us.
They've holed up in an abandoned fort in the Rift. Killing their leaders should discourage an all out war with us."


In order to complete the quest, the Dragonborn must travel to Fort Dawnguard and simply kill the leaders who are indicated by objective markers. The leaders are:


Destroying the Dawnguard – DLC1RV10
IDJournal Entry
10<Questgiver> has sent me to destroy the Dawnguard leaders at Dayspring Canyon.
  • Objective 10: Kill the Dawnguard Leaders
  • Objective 100: Return to <questgiver>
255<Questgiver> sent me to Dayspring Canyon where I destroyed the Dawnguard leaders.
  • Quest complete

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  • Empowering Ebony's Blade by Destroying the Dawnguard?

    3 messages
    • Not sure, I'm about to do the quest for the first time tonight. I'll try it out. I doubt it'll work, though. I think they have...
    • Tried this earlier today on the PS3 version of the game. As far as I can tell, it didn't work. I got the killing blow on at least three...
  • Can I trigger it with the console command?

    5 messages
    • I completed [ Kindred Judgment] quest but this one doesn't start for some reason ;s
    • It might eventually start after doing a bunch of other sidequests.