Skyrim:Bounty: Dragon

Skyrim: Quests: Miscellaneous: Bounty Quests
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SR-qico-Miscellaneous.png Kill a dragon in its lair.
Prerequisite Quest: Dragon Rising
Reward: Leveled gold
ID: BQ04
Required Level: 10
The bounty for the dragon. The location will vary.

Radiant Options

Quick Walkthrough

  1. Speak with an innkeeper, jarl, or steward to receive the bounty.
  2. Kill the dragon at the indicated location.
  3. Speak with the jarl or steward of the hold to receive your reward.

Detailed Walkthrough

Here There Be Dragons

After your adventures at Whiterun's Western Watchtower during Dragon Rising, a proliferation of dragons are about. In your travels, ask an innkeep, jarl or steward for some work. You will learn that a dragon has been harassing travelers and citizens around its lair, and the jarl of the hold has put out a bounty on the dragon. You are an enterprising sort, with newly acquired dragon soul absorbing powers and shouts, so take up the job.

The Dragon Hunter

Seek out the offending dragon in its lair. There is a wide variety of dragon that you may encounter in each lair you visit. Once defeated, and the dragon soul is absorbed, be sure to remove the dragon bones and dragon scales. These are quite valuable in the local shops, and later, can be used to improve dragonbone and dragonscale armor.

The Bounty

Once the dragon is dead, you will be directed to the jarl or steward of the hold to receive your payment.


  • If you are tasked to kill a dragon at a lair that you have already cleared, the dragon there will respawn.
  • You need to have completed Dragon Rising first before receiving this quest.

Quest Stages

Bounty: Dragon (BQ04)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Kill the dragon located at <Alias=BountyLocation>
Objective 100: Collect bounty from <Alias=Steward>
Objective 101: Collect bounty from <Alias=Jarl>
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 200.