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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

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's 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 she is a vampire.
  • 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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.

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