Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Quests
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  • Operating System XBox One
  • Severity Critical
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Skyrim SE: Vanilla
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Attached to Project: Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
Opened by Matthew Lewy - January 23 2017

FS#21954 - Forbidden Legend Quest-line Glitch

Back Story:
During a play through I managed to accidentally glitch and break the Forbidden Legend Quest line. I presume during the step between “Investigate the Gauldur Legend” and “Learn the truth from Daynas Valen”. The “Investigate the Gauldur Legend step requires you to find Daynas Valen’s notes, and the step “Learn the Truth from Daynas Valen” requires you to find his body and pick up quest items from the body (Ivory Dragon Claw, and his notes).

Here’s the problem:
As I was oblivious to the mission since I did not have it equipped, I went through the mission area (Folgunthur) missing the notes, but I picked up the claw from Daynas Valen’s Body (which was obviously part of step 2) and cleared out the dungeon. When I decided to finally start the quest I found the notes I had missed and then I had to investigate Valen’s body and pick up the claw, to which I had already done.. so the mission still wants me to pick up the claw from his body.. I also can’t drop the claw because it’s a quest item. So now the quest is broken with a marker leading to Valen’s Empty Body.

Maybe I was stupid but I’ve realised this could be broken without even starting the questline..

BlackPete commented on January 24 2017 08:22 AM

This is going to need to be looked at further. The claw is found in Daynes Valen's corpse but the corpse doesn't have an enable parent setting, which could mean there's a possible way for the quest to break under very specific circumstances like you're describing.

Matthew Lewy commented on January 24 2017 08:33 AM

Thankyou, This was my first post since I downloaded the Mod the other day (So if I did something wrong, sorry...) I'm glad I got a good response and your investigating it. It's stupidly amazing that I managed to break this quest the way I did ahaha

Appreciate it :)


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