Skyrim: Dawnguard – Walkthrough

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      1. Talk to Goron about Lord Harkon’s message.
      2. Follow Goron as he takes you with him to retrieve the Chalice.
      3. After the conversation, you will need to take the Bloodstone Chalice to Redwater Spring.
      4. Once you have control of your character after the conversations, head up the stairs and out the large double door to Skyrim.
      5. Pull up your map and travel to Darkwater Pass- this is the closest location to Redwater Spring.
      6. Go southeast from your starting location (you can pull up the map if you don’t know exactly where to go and find your net objective).
      7. Follow the path to reach Redwater Den.
      8. Open the trapdoor to go down the stairs into the basement of Redwater Den. You will have to check the weapons at the door.
      9. Open the wooden door and head straight down. You will have to unlock the next door.
      10. Just before you reach the ledge, crouch and use your bow and arrow to hit the vampires with a few sneak attacks.
      11. Head around the sets of corners, pull the lever, and head across the bridge.
      12. When you head down the next hallway you will have some more vampires you will have to take out.
      13. Examine the object at the end of the path in order to open up the next area.
      14. Proceed down the hallway and take out the two enemies in the glowing area to your left. Keep going down the same path to reach the next door. Open the door and go outside to Redwater Spring.
      15. The vampires will converse about drinking from the spring. Redwater Spring. Uh oh. I get it now.
      16. Head down the stairs, but watch out for the enemy that will come at you right once you hit the next corner.
      17. Move down the path but be careful of the set of pendulums that swing. They swing in time, so stop for a second if you have to.
      18. Head to the room with the death hounds and go up the spiral staircase. When you reach the two adjacent pathways, go to the one on the right and activate the lever.
      19. Search the chest in the room for some valuables and then go through the newly opened gate.
      20. You will be able to land sneak attacks on virtually all of the enemies in this room, so keep a sharp eye out and proceed with caution.
      21. Pull the chain at the end of the path to open the gate. Inside the next room, open the door to your right.
      22. Move to the end of the room and open another iron door to face another group of vampires. Use your sneak attacks to your advantage and you won’t even break a sweat.
      23. Search all the fallen enemies for the Redwater Wellspring Key. You will need it to open the door at the end of the room.
      24. Go through the door and approach the fountain. You will be able to fill the Chalice with Vampire blood here.
      25. The boss fight that immediately follows is pretty tough and best fought from a distance. Both of these enemies fight much worse at longer ranges, so use your bow and arrow to your heart’s content.
      26. After the fight, you will have to return the Chalice to Goron. Open the door that leads to Redwater Den.
      27. Open the wooden door at the end of the path and immediately open a door once more next to the preoccupied Dealer.
      28. Go left along the wall and open up the next door to reach the outside.
      29. Return to Castle Volkihar and cross the bridge to enter it.
      30. Talk to Goron for a brief conversation and then head up the stairs to talk to Lord Harkon.
      31. Once Lord Harkon is done talking, follow him. He has a proclamation, so you’re going to need to listen to him talk some more. This about wraps it up for that quest.

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    9 Comments on Skyrim: Dawnguard – Walkthrough


    On June 17, 2012 at 1:20 am

    when does this dlc come out


    On June 22, 2012 at 11:51 am


    The DLC comes out on the 26th for X-Box 360, with no release date yet for PC and PS3.


    On June 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    How many bugs will the day one release of Skyrim Dawnguard for the XBOX 360 add-on have?

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm


    First estimates? A whole lot. Bethesda doesn’t have a great track record fixing bugs, and people are already reporting all sorts of problems. Hopefully the major issues will be fixed soon!


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