- Status Needs User Feedback
- Task Type Bug Report
- Category Quests
- Assigned To No-one
- Operating System All
- Severity Low
- Priority Very Low
- Reported Version Skyrim LE: Vanilla
- Due in Version Undecided
FS#22119 - Laelette's and Thonnir's behavior during Laid to Rest
Through my new playthrough in SE, I noticed a few things. Originally, Laelette was present and invisible close to the graveyard. I don’t know if this was an official or unofficial fix, I know she was bugged at the release of the game, but that’s beside the point.
At this point, she was present when you had to find Helgi at night and talk to her coffin. Laelette behaved like a bandit, drawing her weapon as you got close, telling you to “back off”. This, instead of her showing up after talking to Helgi’s coffin. Now there’s no easy way to talk to Helgi’s coffin without Laelette turning hostile, and I don’t think this is how the quest was intended.
This while Thonnir stands still outside in town, clearly waiting for you to kill Laelette, as he’s normally not outside at night. When you do kill Laelette, he will immediately start to run to the scene, and does his usual dialogue: he notices Laelette, gets close and yell “Ye gods, she’s a vampire!” However, he seems to do this over and over, backing off the corpse and noticing her again. This until you either speak to the coffin, or him to progress the quest, which is more than humorous and immersion-breaking. Ideally, you should be able to speak to Helgi’s coffin, and when she’s finished talking, see Thonnir do his scene, if this is possible.