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I started the quest "The Break of Dawn", but when I set the quest as active it won't give me a quest marker. It also did this with the "The Legend of Red Eagle" but after a few hours, it randomly added a marker.

Will it do this with Meridia's Beacon as well, or do I have to restart?

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This is not a normal behavior. Of course there should be a marker. –  Anderson Apr 26 '12 at 20:21
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The Beacon will spawn in a random chest after you reach level 12,hence it has no set location.

You can use Clairvoyance to find the beacon. Alternately, you can go the Statue to Meridia and speak to Meridia to begin the quest. (This will set a way point to the Beacon.)

More detailed guide here.

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So if there was no quest marker for it and I set it as active clervoince would still show the way? –  The deadric warrior Apr 26 '12 at 5:28
    
Btw I'm level 81 –  The deadric warrior Apr 26 '12 at 5:52
    
Yes,but i recommend going to the statue since clairvoyance can easily just confuse you and lead you to the closest quest instead the selected one. –  Arremer Apr 26 '12 at 13:48
    
It dosent matter now I started a new file and I have 10 deadric artifacts btw thanks for your help –  The deadric warrior May 1 '12 at 11:50
    
+1 But I posted an answer. If you incorporate some of those points for future Googlers, I will remove mine. :-) –  ヴァイシャリ Oct 18 '12 at 16:59
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Please see Arremer's answer which is accepted. But if you still have problems then follow along:

I started the quest "The Break of Dawn", but when I set the quest as active it won't give me a quest marker.

There are two ways to start the Break of Dawn quest. The required level for this quest is 12.

1) Either you find Meridia's beacon while questing. It does spawn randomly.

2) The other option is to visit Meridia's statue, in which case she asks you to find the beacon in some camp. IF this is the case then the quest marker activates as long as your quest journal has that quest active. In this case Clairvoyance should help as long as this quest is active in your journal and no other quests are active.

If you used console commands advlevelor setlevel to get to the level 12 requirement for this quest, it will not start at all. To correct this, use player.setlevel 11 to get to level 11 and then level up normally or use incPCS to level up some of other skills to level up to 12. Source

Apart from this I have not encountered any bugs related to this quest.

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