AsianGirlLover Feb 26 @ 1:25am
Thane of Solitude Bug
So... I tried to become thane of solitude and something went wrong.
I bought proudspire manor and helped more than 5 people, but when I look in my journal, the quest to become thane isn't there and I have no housecarl. The jarl won't talk to me about it and I can only talk about buying decorations with Falk.
I already checked out uesp, but their solutions are for if you already have the quest and it's bugged. My problem is that I had the quest, but it just disappeared and I can't talk to the jarl to fix it.
Please help :(
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AsianGirlLover Feb 26 @ 1:27am 
I also tested if I was the thane by stealing something and letting the guards catch me, but there was no thane dialogue option.
♥ Barney ♥ Feb 26 @ 4:57am 
Have you done the Wolfskull Cave quest that Falk gives you? Also did you get the Blade of Haffinger for becoming Thane.
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bobczes Feb 26 @ 5:09am 
Also, If the quest Tending the Flames is active, Elisif might not give the dialog option to start this quest until after the Tending the Flames quest is complete.
AsianGirlLover Feb 26 @ 5:53am 
@Barney I've done the the wolfskull cave quest, and no, I don't have the blade of haafingar.
@Bobczes I'm going to check if I have that quest active, but I'm pretty sure I don't.
Edit: Yep, tending the flames is not active... I'm currently working on banishing Potema from that dungeon under solitude's temple.
BTW, if it helps, before I got the quest to become thane, I was using the console command "setrelationshiprank player 1" on a couple of people, including the thalmor in that dungeon you go to to rescue some old lady's nord son.... I'm thinking my console commands messed something up, or the game done goofed
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♥ Barney ♥ Feb 26 @ 6:36am 
If I remember when I did this yesterday there was no entry in my journal or quest 'to become Thane of Solitude'. After doing the Wolfskull Cave quest and speaking with her she asks if you can take her horn to a shrine near Whiterun. That appears in the journal, so you do that and when returning to Solitude and speaking with her she then says she will make you a Thane if you assist 5 people in Solitude and buy a house. Those 2 quests i believe appear in the journal. If you buy a house and you've assisted 5 people she makes you thane and gives you the Blade of Haafinger.

You don't have to complete the whole Potema 2nd quest to become Thane cos I did that after becoming Thane so its nothing to do with the 2nd quest, just wondering if you've taken the horn to Whiterun? Or maybe the Pinemoon Cave quest the court wizard gives you has anything to do with it. I'm pretty sure tho that there wasn't any journal entry or quest that said 'Become Thane of Solitude'.
AsianGirlLover Feb 26 @ 9:54am 
Well, I already delivered the horn to the shrine of talos, and she told me she'd make me thane if I helped 5 people. Something popped up on my screen stating that, but when I checked my journal, it was gone from my misc quests and I couldn't tell her I bought a house and helped her people.
If there's any way for me to reset this quest and actually have it listed in my journal, then I might be able to fix it. I already tried the console commands "resetquest favor252" and "setqueststage favor252 10" (paraphrasing from what I remember) but the quest still wouldn't reactivate.
♥ Barney ♥ Feb 26 @ 10:46am 
Ive just checked my game i did last night and the misc quest that should appear is 'Assist 5 people in Solitude'. It bugged out on me last night by remaining in my journal even though it was completed, had to enter a console command to get it removed.

All i can suggest is try assisting 1 more person and see if anything comes up
AsianGirlLover Feb 26 @ 12:44pm 
I also did that. Sigh, eh it's no biggie. I'll just live with it, since it's not exactly game breaking
MageThis Feb 26 @ 1:20pm 
Try leaving the area. For some reason leaving, usually to one of my other houses, and sleeping (4 hrs) seems to clear some scripts.... or a real coincidence. Ah but you have already used the console.
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AsianGirlLover Feb 27 @ 12:40am 
I have waited for over 3 days now, and I haven't been to solitude in a while. I'll check it out again, but I don't think anything big'll happen.... damn, that was my only way of murdering the fake emperor and getting away with it. "It's ok, everybody, I'm the thane."
gnewna Feb 27 @ 1:51am 
I'd have thought it's cheaper to just pay the bounty!
AsianGirlLover Mar 8 @ 8:47am 
Hello everybody, just wanted to say that I was finally able to become the thane. For some strange reason, the jarl had the dialogue option during the quest for the dark brotherhood where you kill the emperor's cousin at her wedding. It may or may not have anything to do with me downloading the unofficial skyrim patch a week earlier, but that's that. Thanks to all that tried to help :)
matonr5 Apr 17 @ 12:39pm 
I have exactly the same problem you had AsianGirlLover. I have not yet visited the Dark Brotherhood sanctuary after leaving the Abandoned Shack. I assume it's a spoiler, because part of your posting is blacked out after "where you" ?????. I have not downloaded any unofficial patches. I have over 4300 hrs play time and have become Thane of Solitude many times. This is the 1st time it has glitched for me. Any ideas? Thanks.
♥ Barney ♥ Apr 17 @ 2:15pm 
Originally posted by matonr5:
I have exactly the same problem you had AsianGirlLover. I have not yet visited the Dark Brotherhood sanctuary after leaving the Abandoned Shack. I assume it's a spoiler, because part of your posting is blacked out after "where you" ?????. I have not downloaded any unofficial patches. I have over 4300 hrs play time and have become Thane of Solitude many times. This is the 1st time it has glitched for me. Any ideas? Thanks.

Usually things like that are due to quests you have ongoing that conflict with other quests. Like AsianGirlLover said it was because of a Dark Brotherhood quest that took place in Solitude and it was conflicting with teh Thane of Solitude quest. I currently have the Labyrinthian quest ongoing and it won't let me complete other quests in Winterhold because of it, cant talk to anyone, dialogue which should be there isn't, so I've got to complete the Labyrinthian quest to stop that from happening.

What quests relating to Solitude have you got ongoing, it might be something like Potema, Wolfskull Cave or the Wabberjack quest or something like that thats stopping the Thane of Solitude quest from working.
♥ Barney ♥ Apr 17 @ 2:18pm 
Originally posted by matonr5:
I have exactly the same problem you had AsianGirlLover. I have not yet visited the Dark Brotherhood sanctuary after leaving the Abandoned Shack. I assume it's a spoiler, because part of your posting is blacked out after "where you" ?????. I have not downloaded any unofficial patches. I have over 4300 hrs play time and have become Thane of Solitude many times. This is the 1st time it has glitched for me. Any ideas? Thanks.

It might actually be the Dark Brotherhood thing thats stopping it, try going to the DB sanctuary in Falkreath and complete that quest and then try the Thane of Solitude again.
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