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The Break of Dawn
Quest requirements: This quest can be completed only after reaching at least level I'd however suggest waiting a bit longer, as while most of the fights you will need to have during it are easy, the last mini-boss battle is rather hard. Open the world map and head to the location known as Statue to Meridia screen above , located in the north-west part of Skyrim. If you haven't unlocked this area yet, it would be good to begin at Solitude or Dragon Bridge and use the main track connecting those two cities. It's best to approach the destination from the south-west, finding the path leading onto the hill onto which the title statue had been built. Before approaching it, head a bit further north to find a Word Wall screen above from which you can learn the Word of Power - Air, Elemental Fury. Only afterwards use the stairs to approach the statue, which should automatically start a conversation with the Daedric Prince Meridia. She will inform you of forces of darkness infesting the temple. However before you can take care of them, you will need to find a certain artifact knows as Meridia's Beacon. You can find the Beacon even before officially beginning this quest.
Obtaining Meridia's Beacon
She is known for her hatred towards the undead of any kind. While the shrines for most other Daedric Princes in Skyrim have been hidden away in remote areas, Meridia has been given an accessible and fully intact shrine with a temple underneath. Recently, a foul darkness desecrated the temple and as such, Meridia is looking for a new champion.
You need to be level 12 or higher before you can attempt The Break of Dawn. You must also collect Meridia 's Beacon this can be found in the cave in " Ill met by Moonlight ", but it isn't the only place. You can start this quest by visiting the statue of Meridia. The statue of Meridia is located near the Mountain Range west of Solitude. Go to the temple and activate the pedestals of light that unlock the doors. Along the way you will have to fight corrupted shades. At the end you have to fight the necromancer Malkoran and kill him. Once he dies, he becomes a shade that you must defeat. After activating the final pedestal of light, you are teleported back to Meridia, who gives you the sword called Dawnbreaker.