Now this guy won't give me his quest... I swear he did before.

#1Ryan-06Posted 5/9/2013 10:40:54 PM
Long ago on another character, I went to Solitude and watched the execution. I think right after, I talked to the executioner guy and he gave me a quest after asking if I was interested.
Now when I tried again today with my current character, He doesn't bring it up at all.

Do I have to wait a period before he asks me? I haven't done other quests in Solitude except helping the bard college. I have yet to do the lighthouse quest as well.
---
0=Rei. Pronounced Rei-six. Born New England. Lived in Japan. Citizen of Earth.
http://i.minus.com/ipHqzgSb9E2MY.gif
#2FluffyKidJoePosted 5/9/2013 10:43:24 PM
From uesp.com...

The player can recruit Ahtar as a follower after completing his quest to deal with the Marauder leader of Broken Oar Grotto. However, if you kill Captain Hargar by finishing the quest Lights Out! from Jaree-Ra or by cleaning out that cave without quest, he can no longer give you the quest Kill the Bandit Leader and will not be available as a follower. His quest may also be unavailable if you accept a Bounty quest for Broken Oar Grotto.
#3Ryan-06(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2013 9:27:41 PM
^ Yeah I avoided all of those. In fact I loaded an older save from before I even discovered solitude, so once I entered the execution began.
I also didn't have Broken oar grotto marked on my map yet either. So it's impossible for me to have visited or cleared it out.

It this permanent then? I have a lot of hours on this file, I really wish I could complete this without making a new character. =(
---
0=Rei. Pronounced Rei-six. Born New England. Lived in Japan. Citizen of Earth.
http://i.minus.com/ipHqzgSb9E2MY.gif
#4NaturalPhilosPosted 5/10/2013 9:38:02 PM
IIRC for some quests, you need to level up after talking to the character before they'll give you their quest.

It's that way with Mjoll.
#5Ryan-06(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2013 10:10:22 PM
Since I said I had many hours on that particular file, my level was definitely high enough at that point (30+)

Besides, I just tested it again with a new character, went to Solitude at level 2, and Ahtar gave me the quest. So no more ways to fix this on my old character?
---
0=Rei. Pronounced Rei-six. Born New England. Lived in Japan. Citizen of Earth.
http://i.minus.com/ipHqzgSb9E2MY.gif
#6NaturalPhilosPosted 5/10/2013 10:53:01 PM
From: Ryan-06 | #005
Since I said I had many hours on that particular file, my level was definitely high enough at that point (30+)

Besides, I just tested it again with a new character, went to Solitude at level 2, and Ahtar gave me the quest. So no more ways to fix this on my old character?


Did you level up after first talking to Ahtar? If your level is still the same as when you first spoke to him, it won't work. You'll have to increase your level at the time you first spoke to him by one.
#7Ryan-06(Topic Creator)Posted 5/11/2013 12:58:02 AM(edited)
If youre referring to my old character, Why would that fix it? I already tested with a new character and mentioned that I went straight to him at level 2, and he gave it to me right after the execution.
I just want to get it to work on my old file, being a completionist and all. Also get him as a follower.
---
0=Rei. Pronounced Rei-six. Born New England. Lived in Japan. Citizen of Earth.
http://i.minus.com/ipHqzgSb9E2MY.gif
#8seth4461Posted 5/11/2013 12:52:06 AM
Check your quests, if you have any of the quests listed on this page in there already it may be whats interfering http://uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Kill_the_Bandit_Leader
---
You may not be as good as I am, I may not compare to you, but until you prove either; I'd wager we'd both be better off staying quiet about it.
#9Ryan-06(Topic Creator)Posted 5/11/2013 1:04:57 AM
seth4461 posted...
Check your quests, if you have any of the quests listed on this page in there already it may be whats interfering http://uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Kill_the_Bandit_Leader


Thanks, never knew about these issues. And why does it say only 4 people? I've been given "Kill bandit" quests by other Jarls and people. That's what radiant quests are iirc.
---
0=Rei. Pronounced Rei-six. Born New England. Lived in Japan. Citizen of Earth.
http://i.minus.com/ipHqzgSb9E2MY.gif