clkwrks Apr 4, 2014 @ 4:21pm
SOLVED Elder Knowledge quest - can't progress
Any help would be appreciated.
The Elder Knowledge quest to find the Elder Scroll is directing me to talk to Urag gro-Shub in the College of Winterhold but his dialogue options are no different than usual.
"This is quite an impressive library", "You take your work very seriously", etc.
Nothing about the Elder Scroll.
Last edited by clkwrks; Apr 4, 2014 @ 5:53pm
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Draaf fah Hahlor Apr 4, 2014 @ 4:41pm 
Scroll down more they should be there. If not then i don't know, never had a problem with that as it goes.
BasicAssassin Apr 4, 2014 @ 4:54pm 
Try doing all the dialogue options until one of them leads to one about the quest, unless you've done that already. Hopefully that'll work because it worked for me
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Trigger Apr 4, 2014 @ 5:05pm 
Go back to Urag gro-Shub, then make a save, now load that save. If it works, then you are missing game info, you should "VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE"
clkwrks Apr 4, 2014 @ 5:53pm 
Thanks for the help everyone. I solved my problem. I had discovered Septimus long before getting the Elder Knowledge quest - I recorded a lexicon for him and did not know that the Elder Scroll was there as well. Doing that quest for Semptimus before starting Elder Knowledge must have glitched the game. I went back to Mzark Tower and retrieved the Elder Scroll and my quest has now updated to Alduin's Bane.
Trigger Apr 4, 2014 @ 7:46pm 
Thanks for editing your title with SOLVED, and also thanks for explaining what your problem was and how it was solved even thou it was your mistake, and not a bug or glitch.
clkwrks Apr 4, 2014 @ 8:58pm 
Glitched. The quest pointer was directing me to Urag gro-Shub. It was directly over his head, so his dialogue for my current quest should have still been available. There is no story related reason for it not to be.
wh.trav1 Apr 4, 2014 @ 9:22pm 
Thank you for reconfirming that the game wasn't operating as expected in that it should have given the dialogue and then directed you to the scroll.

And I want to confirm that this will happen to any quest that relies on an item and the quest tracker arrow relies on the boss mob. For the life of me I don't remember the specific quest where it happened to me, just that it wasn't this one, but it was the same format.

It was one of those times where I was following a quest to the far edge of the valley, Markarth I think, and I decided to explore and get sidetracked along the way. I wound up clearing a few dungeons on the journey and that messed up some questing that I received later in the game.

I have heard that it takes 30 game days for an instanced dungeon (such as the caves) to reset. Can anyone confirm that?
Zefram Cochrane Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:42pm 
Originally posted by wh.trav1:
I have heard that it takes 30 game days for an instanced dungeon (such as the caves) to reset. Can anyone confirm that?

If they're marked as "cleared" on the map then that is so, otherwise 10 days, I think

n.b you must not return to the cell in that time or the timer will reset to zero
wh.trav1 Apr 6, 2014 @ 2:48am 
I fast travel to waypoints on the map all the time to get closer to my actual destination. On the big map they show cleared, but when I get there it has been respawned. So the cleared flag isn't accurate.
Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles Apr 6, 2014 @ 4:26pm 
Originally posted by wh.trav1:
I fast travel to waypoints on the map all the time to get closer to my actual destination. On the big map they show cleared, but when I get there it has been respawned. So the cleared flag isn't accurate.
I find this to be true quite often myself.
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