He looks out for the Dragonborn and will often comment that morality is very important, as it is what separates humans from vampires. Like Isran, he is honorable, though less staunch, more relaxed and more open-minded. Upon first meeting him he exclaims, "By the Eight," suggesting he may have abandoned or rejected Talos worship. His family was killed by vampires, much like Isran's, and he chooses to defend others from vampire attacks, rather than seek revenge.
- Fallowstone Cave
- Brood Cavern
- Crystaldrift Cave
- Bonechill Passage
- Clearspring Tarn
- Northshore Landing DR
- Cronvangr Cave
- Honeystrand Cave
- Horker Island DR
- Pinepeak Cavern
Once a member of the Dawnguard he will move to Fort Dawnguard. There he will offer a variety of services.
- Training in Smithing up to the Master level.
- Weapons and armor merchant.
- Trains and hires out Armored Trolls for 500 .
- If the Dragonborn has allied themselves with the Dawnguard but contracted vampirism, Gunmar will direct the Dragonborn to Falion in Morthal for a cure.
In addition, he will also give radiant quests to slay vampires in a number of locations:
- "Cozy little place isn't this?"
- "This is fine for now, but we can't stay holed up here forever."
- "We can't give up. There's no one else to stand against these monsters."
- "We'll stop these monsters. We have to; we're the only ones who can."
- "It's no Warmaiden's, but I've got a decent supply."
- "What do you need, blades, armor, smithing materials?"
This section contains bugs related to Gunmar. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- on him, due to the fact he seems to not be actually buying any items the Dragonborn attempts to sell him. He accepts the item, but his gold neither decreases, nor does the Dragonborn receive payment. In essence, he gets it for free.
Gunmar can have upwards of 70,000
removeitem f 20000replacing the 20,000 with an amount of that will get Gunmar back below 20,000. Opening the console, click on Gunmar and typing
- Best way to prevent this is to make sure he never has more than 20,000 on him, which means Dragonborn needs to watch how much they pay Gunmar for Smithing training.
- Opening the console, click on Gunmar and typing
- bear might not appear, and the Dawnguard storyline will not be able to be advanced by recruiting him.
Should Gunmar's initial encounter occur at Cronvangr Cave or Honeystrand Grove, the
- Fix for Cronvangr Cave: Entering the cave before talking to Gunmar may cause the bear to spawn and allow the quest to be continued as normal.
Gunmar's initial encounter occurring at Cronvangr Cave can also leave him hostile to the Dragonborn and he will attack on sight, stopping the Dawnguard storyline because he cannot be recruited.
- Fix: sneak behind him then talk to him
- Gunmar may not give the Dragonborn any quests even if other Dawnguard members say he has something for them.
- Gunmar may stand outside Honeystrand Cave and whenever he is approached will simply say, "Mind yourself, there's a vicious bear on the loose." and will not move from the spot, even once all bears are cleared from the area and the cave.
- Gunmar may not appear in Fort Dawnguard.
- Crystaldrift Cave, which can be easily fixed by attacking him until he is down and then waiting 24 hours. Gunmar may be hostile at
- Sometimes, Gunmar will still have his dialogue from the end of his recruitment quest when speaking to him at Fort Dawnguard.
- Gunmar's quest marker may not appear. There is no known fix for this glitch. If all the DLCs are installed, Gunmar may be on Solstheim. The marker will not appear on the map until the Dragonborn travels to Solstheim.