Problems in Markarth

After my  first visit to Markarth I had picked up various quests form the locals, a couple up in the Understone keep and got involved with the Silverbloods. The Silverbloods quest worked out how it was suposed to and I was able to wander the city unmolested.

However I then completed the House of Horrors before the other quests I had picked up and am now public enemy number 1. Even though I am part of the Theives Guild every time I show my face in or around Markarth I am arrested instantly. Cannot bribe/persuade/intimidate my way out of it and going to jail is not an option. I have completed the quests that need handing in in Markarth but cannot.

More by luck than judgment I managed to reload and end up in the corner of understone keep that contains 2 little jobs for various people and the locals stopped chasing me. One of the jobs involved the Hall of the Dead and I can now exit the Hall in a very high secluded corner of the city wihtout being arrested, but given the number of patroling guards and that I am not very familiar with navigating this city there is no chance I can off load the jobs I have to hand in or complete the Thieves Guild job I have for this place.

Have I managed to break the game or can this be sorted out so that I can walk around Markarth without being arrested? Hope that make some sort of sense and that somebody can help. 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 6 Applies to:

Why is jail not an option for you? There's actually quest related stuff when they arrest you there.

I have done that particular quest, and when I now try to opt for jail doesn't let you!!

Do you have a bounty for Markarth?

This seems to be a common bug after completing the forsworn conspiracy.

Everyone game bugs after completing that quest although usually you have to enter the shrine of talos for the guards to become hostile.

Have you tried committing a crime in markarth and then see if the game will allow you to pay the fine?

If it lets you pay the fine it might reset the guards so they are not hostile.

Although this is untested so have no idea if it will work although it worked for similar glitches I had in Oblivion

The game is full of bugs, So it could just be one, or you could have a bounty?

good to know about this beforehand, will be careful before forsworn conspiracy and make sure to save, about to move house to markath. this would be annoying.

[quote user="Malacath"]

Do you have a bounty for Markarth?

This seems to be a common bug after completing the forsworn conspiracy.

Everyone game bugs after completing that quest although usually you have to enter the shrine of talos for the guards to become hostile.

Have you tried committing a crime in markarth and then see if the game will allow you to pay the fine?

If it lets you pay the fine it might reset the guards so they are not hostile.

Although this is untested so have no idea if it will work although it worked for similar glitches I had in Oblivion

[/quote]Sorry for the slow reply, too busy playing the game!!  Yes I have a bounty, and got it over 3000gold so that the Bounty collector would kick in. Paid him, nothing happend, approached by him again and paid again escorted him back most of the way  and still did not have my bounty paid.

I have several quests to hand in in Markarth, probably enough to become Thane, but should have handed them in before the forsworn thing as if you are Thane you have a one shot get out of jail, if your bounty is not toooo high. I also think that House of Horrors may have caused some probs as I think that I was ok to walk around Markarth after the Forsworn quest but on completeing the House of horrors all hell broke loose and I have been stuffed ever since.

There are other threads about this problem and one suggest that I might be able to affect my situation by swapping the city in the civil war quests, even though I am on the Legion side. Am quite close to that point in the Quest line, will let you kow if situation is rescuable. Am prone to meandering so could be a few days before I get back.

You can still do quests... You just need to kill guards along the way.

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I have over 50000 bounty there.

Was hoping the upcoming patch would fix this bug.

Just saw the release notes for the patch and this bug is not fixed.

i completely stopped visiting this town until the bug gets fixed its so annoying trying to complete quests and having guards chasing you.