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Shalidor's Writing Quest in High Gate Ruins

Discussion in 'Skyrim Help' started by INF3RN0, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. INF3RN0 New Member

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    Urag gro-Shub from the College of Winterhold asked me to find one of Shalidor's
    Writings in the High Gate Ruins. I have already cleared out that location and when I
    try and go to the chest that has the book, it is in an area that has been sealed off
    by a metal door. In order to open the door you have to kill Vokun, but i have already
    done that before, so I don't know how to open the door and get the book from the
    chest.
    Does anyone know if there is another way to get to the chest?
  2. Skullrattla Button Pusher

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    Use console to transport you inside that location?
  3. Barden Volundr New Member

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    I am having the same problem, but I am playing on the XBOX 360 version. Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks,
  4. Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    without looking at a map of the place, isn't the shortcut back enterance behind those gates? so you could go back to the beginning and take the shortcut back to that room.
    I'm not sure so I could be wrong
  5. Necromis Well-Known Member

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    shouldn't the place also respawn in 30 ingame days. If so wait that long and go back to it again.
  6. Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    that's a possibility too...

    At least you got a location. When I got this quest, it didn't give me a map location and I had to go to the wiki to see what was going on. Apparently it's a random place between three locations and one of them just so happens to be on the Emperor's ship, so you can't get to it until the quest comes along.
    Which, I'm screwed on because I was playing a goodie guy and killed Astrid and have to wipe out the DB. Which means I'll have to console fix this quest. :sadface:
  7. Necromis Well-Known Member

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    couldn't you just sneak on the ship anyway and not kill the emporer? Besides why would the guards be hostile if you are not there to kill him?
  8. Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    The ship doesn't show up until you get the "Hail Sithis" quest (I think that's the one)
  9. Barden Volundr New Member

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    From the first room where Anska is, there is a balcony that Vokun's Throne Room leads out from. The passageway there is blocked by a gate just like in the Throne Room. This is a problem, because "Shalidor's Insight" is a repeatable Quest for some decent magic upgrades.
  10. Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    Ah, I read the wiki on this place after I posted and found that there is a bug with that short cut back door.

    although it seemed to indicate if you hav a follower, and run really quickly down to the inner door and get close to it the follower will magically get through the other door and meet you on th other side of the gate. then you can command them to open it. not sur though

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