I'm pretty sure I remember getting this bug before, don't remember exactly how I solved it.
regardless, I'm at the fourth floor of the watcher's keep, and now, for whatever reason, NPC's won't talk to me. the last person I can get to chat is the guy behind the glass in the machine (can't remember his name for whatever reason), but his apprentices and even anyone outside, in athkala or wherever else, won't talk to me. I just stand there if i click on them. I've downloaded pretty much every patch and the like I can find, and it doesn't seem to be doing me any good.
haaaalp --- Galafied... Will: Mikael Akerfeldt can eat a Rubik's cube and poop it out solved.