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For the Companions quest similar to this, see Rescue Mission.
Quest Giver Florentius Baenius
Location Radiant
Faction Dawnguard
Type Side Quest
QuestID DLC1RH06
Rescue is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.
"Arkay has terrible news friend. Your friend, kidnapped!"
―Florentius Baenius[src]

Rescue is a repeatable quest offered by Florentius Baenius in Fort Dawnguard. To complete it, rescue a friend or spouse from a Master Vampire in a randomly selected location across Skyrim. The friend in question is anyone that has a friendly disposition towards the Dragonborn, no matter who it is. It is even possible for the kidnapped friend to be a Jarl or children.

Victims that can become followers will not do so for the duration of this quest. Reporting a successful rescue to Florentius removes this restriction.

Possible locationsEdit


Journal Entry
Florentius Baenius has learned that a <leveled vampire> has kidnapped <radiant NPC> and is keeping him/her in <radiant location>.
  • Objective: Kill the <leveled vampire>
  • Objective: Rescue <radiant NPC> from <radiant location>
  • Objective: Return to Florentus Baenius
Florentius Baenius learned that a <leveled vampire> kidnapped <radiant NPC>. I rescued him/her from <radiant location>.
  • Quest complete


  • If the kidnapped friend gets killed during the rescue, searching their body will complete that part of the quest.
  • The victim may be Hert despite the fact that she is a vampire as well.
  • If Mjoll the Lioness is captured, her follower, Aerin, will also be captured.
  • The quest may also start when walking by a random civilian and hearing them say in a low and raspy voice "Help!" Talking to them will initiate the quest with no quest description. 


This section contains bugs related to Rescue. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Rescue

  • Vampires in Northwatch Keep

    5 messages
    • That's quite strange as I had a similar thing happen to me, pretty much all you mentioned apart from vampire has not spawned rendering this qu...
    • That is on the quests bugs list. On a console you could reload a save before getting the quest but this quest seems to plan itself out before ...
  • Perverted Orc

    3 messages
    • I walked into my home in Riften, and as soon as I entered, the Housecarl said "Help!" I spoke to her and she said, "My love, I knew you would c...
    • Its all on the Rescue bugs list. Any npc might refer to you as "love" and use the spouse dialog to thank you when you rescue them, also the qu...

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