Hey all Im a destruction mage part way through the long ass winterhold quest in which you obtain the 3 books at fellglow keep. Well ive done that and thus have the quest "return the books" but sadly when i go to winterhold i require a key. I had this issue after i returned the second quest and left the college but i assumed it was something to do with the quest they gave me...it does not. Yes im a member of the mage guild that cant enter...nor can the npcs...they just walk into the gate and then the walls...i can communicate with them but they cant enter either. I killed one at one stage just as a test, i recieved no bounty and i got the quest to readmit myself...but sadly the guy i need to talk to is stuck in the depths of the saarthal which u can't get to the end of to speak to him because of the trap wall. Apon realising this i went back to my save before i killed the member of winterhold. Still cant get in (obviously), i have no bounty. My only theory is that does the gate lock when a dragon attacks? at one stage i think one did but it...went away? i dont know why but yeh thats my only theory. Any help would be appreciated as i cant get the better spells of finish these quests...as fast travel puts u in front of the gate. I dont believe i can give you any more information then that. 1. im a member, i did the joining spell at the beggining. 2. ive talked to every member of the college so i am 100% sure im a member. 3. I have the quests for the college. 4. Theres a BIG OLD LOCKED DOOR BETWEEN ME AND MY QUEST COMPLETION! Thank you for your time im aware this is a difficult issue.