Lost Relic is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


"I've been pouring [sic] [Do not change this to poring. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] over some of the tomes left here in the keep. Interesting stories, indeed. Seems the previous incarnation of the Dawnguard had, at one time, some interesting toys. Arkay and I think it could be a great advantage for us. You should look into retrieving it."


Florentius Baenius sends the Dragonborn to retrieve an ancient artifact from a radiant location. The artifact that is requested is random, but the quest can be offered by Florentius three times in order to obtain all three artifacts. The giving of this quest is random, and as such the Dragonborn may have to complete several other radiant side quests for Sorine Jurard ("Ancient Technology"), Gunmar ("Cleansing Light," "Hide and Seek," "Preemptive Strike," and "Hunting the Monster") and Isran ("A Jarl's Justice") as well as Florentius' other possible radiant quest "Rescue," before being offered the quest. This process will often repeat before getting the second and third parts of this quest (although it is possible to get the quests simultaneously, albeit rarely).

Upon retrieving the artifact, return to Florentius to complete the quest. The artifact can be kept upon completion.

Possible locationsEdit


Dawnguard Rune ShieldEdit

The Dawnguard Rune Shield has a +10 Bash damage effect against vampires and also creates, after sustained blocking, a minor sun shield doing +10 points of damage to the target. Using it drains the wielder's stamina.

Dawnguard Rune HammerEdit

The Dawnguard Rune Hammer places a fire rune when the bash action is executed.

Dawnguard Rune AxeEdit

The Dawnguard Rune Axe does additional sun damage based on the number of undead killed. The weapon has a minimum undead count of zero and a maximum count of 100+.


Journal Entry
Florentius Baenius has sent me to retrieve the <random dawnguard relic> from <radiant location>.
  • Objective: Retrieve the <random dawnguard relic> from <radiant location>
  • Objective: Return to Florentius Baenius
I have retrieved the <random dawnguard relic> from <radiant location>.
  • Quest complete

Start a Discussion Discussions about Lost Relic

  • Rune Dawnguard Equipment bug

    3 messages
    • all i can think of is to keep doing the quests, i did all three, and it usually takes around 10 missions before florentius will starts a r...
    • Based on my experience, in my humble opinion, I do believe these quests are random to a point but not entirely I have tried to get the "r...
  • order of the relics

    • it's battle axe first then shield then axe no other order is possible