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Issue Data
Status: New
Issue Type: Bug Report
Project: Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
Component: Skyrim SE: Dawnguard
Category: Items
Assigned To: Nobody
Platform: XBox One
Severity: Critical
Votes: 2
Watching: N/A
Opened By mercedesdee26 on May 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Issue #22423: Elder Knowledge: After picking up Elder Scroll (Dragon), it does not show up in inventory.

Once I had began Elder Knowledge, gone to Blackreach, and then to Tower of Mzark, I must of have transcribed the lexicon but never grabbed the Elder Scroll (Dragon). I returned the lexicon cube to Septimus, and he was killed. I continued throughout the game for a long time doing other unrelated quests until I realized I needed to go back to the Tower of Mzark to grab that Elder Scroll. Now when I return there, there is an arrow pointing to the Elder Scroll and when I go to pick it up, nothing happens. The Elder Scroll disappears from where it was, but the arrow is still there, the quest line does not update, and it is not in my inventory. I have obtained the Elder Scroll (Blood) from Serana's mother, and I need the Elder Scroll (Dragon) to continue both questlines. This is kind of a big issue, and I was reading up on other forums and many others have had this problem as well. They were able to fix it easily with a console command, but that fact of me having an Xbox One makes that impossible. I would be so unbelievably grateful if this bug could be fixed. Otherwise, I am seriously considering just starting over. :(

       

Comments

3 comment(s)
bombastus said:
Yup, managed to reproduce this. My only guess is that something breaks when the activator respawns, the encounter zone is set to no-respawn while the reference ( 00088268 ) has the respawn flag set.

That's the only thing I can think of, but if this is the real culprit... I'll leave to someone who knows more about the respawn system in Skyrim.

       
Comment #1 Aug 27, 2017 5:06 am  Edited by on Aug 27, 2017 5:06 am
bombastus said:
After looking at this one more time, I think that if you don't pick up the Elder scroll and then go back Septimus and finish the quest (stage 200), the quest stops and its quest reference alias are cleared.

And the script on the activator (DA04ElderScrollActivator) has a property that points to a Quest alias that no longer exists.

There should probably be some kind of check before da04 is stopped that the player has picked up the Elder scroll.

I know that this an edge case, but skyrim has a lot of them. None stop edge cases.

And this breaks both the main quest and both paths in the Dawnguard questline.

       
Comment #2 Aug 27, 2017 11:56 am  Edited by on Aug 27, 2017 11:56 am
bombastus said:
I'm still pondering the easiest way to solve this, now I'm leaning towards ignoring the quests involved.

Changing the activator would be easiest, meaning, the properties on the activator's script. Switching the Elder scroll alias from da04 to mq00

       
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