|Quest Giver||Florentius Baenius|
|Reward||Rune weapons and armor|
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's 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.
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.
The Dawnguard Rune Hammer places a fire rune when the bash action is executed.
| Florentius Baenius has sent me to retrieve the <random dawnguard relic> from <radiant location>.
|I have retrieved the <random dawnguard relic> from <radiant location>.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard (First appearance)