*Spoilers for quest* Skyrim Cidhna mine / Makarth glitch fix!

Hey people.  If you have this glitch like I did, the one where you've already done the aforementioned quest but every time you go back to Makarth hold you keep getting spoken to by guards and it goes into a loop, can't go jail, can't pay a bounty, well here is what you do:

 

 

 

 

 

1)Transport to Makarth already crouching (if your sneak skill is high enough) or use a invisibility potion and go straight to the temple of talos.

2) (save here just incase!) talk to the 3 guards inside and use this method.  "I've been framed" then "take me to jail" then importantly choose "....." next pick "madonach is behind the killing" and finally "fine i'll come quietly" they should then go hostile and attack you

3) Run OUTSIDE the shrine, then go back in again (this is to funnel you're attackers)

4)Kill the 3 guards (more will arrive but kill 3) and then lower your weapons of choice.

5)You can either pay the bounty 8040 (i believe) or go to jail, either option works here.

Then there you go glitch fixed!  Only took a few hours to work that out, worth it mind.  Also I won't tell you how to break out of jail, that would ruin the fun!  

 

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If it happens to me, I'll use it. Thanks.

You are only getting this glitch because you have a Bounty for the hold Markarth is in (I think it's The Reach) and you've already broken out of the mine.  One fix this is to go to any other guard in The Reach and pay off the bounty with them, only the ones in Markarth try to send you back to the mines.  Once the bounty is gone you should be able to enter Marakrth fine.

When I returned, the same thing happened to me -- no option to pay the bounty, no option to use thieves guild leverage, no talking him out of it.  So, I just agreed to go to jail (back to the mines). At that point, the guards lost interest in me and walked away.  Has anybody actually been sent beck to the mines a second time?

You can't go back there, its very much like the inside of the other quest specific areas.  Once you accomplish whatever it is you need to do there, it can't be re-visited. =(

Well, if they don't send you back to the mines, then there is no problem, right?  What's the glitch?

My wife has this problem. She said the glitch is you can't do ANY quests in markarth at all.

Glad we found this post she's sooo ticked! Hope this works. Thanks orig poster!

[quote user="OldPepsiMan"]

Well, if they don't send you back to the mines, then there is no problem, right?  What's the glitch?

[/quote]The glitch is that once you've broken out, you can't serve time, and you can't bribe the guards or pay off your bounty (perhaps only in Markarth proper), so the city guards become permanently hostile. That's what happened to me, anyway.

[quote user="Jelldernaut"]

[quote user="OldPepsiMan"]

Well, if they don't send you back to the mines, then there is no problem, right?  What's the glitch?

[/quote]The glitch is that once you've broken out, you can't serve time, and you can't bribe the guards or pay off your bounty (perhaps only in Markarth proper), so the city guards become permanently hostile. That's what happened to me, anyway.

[/quote]  I've got the same "hostile guards" glitch in Markarth. The guards stop or arrest me if I get close enough to them. When that happens, I simply agree to go to jail, they lose interest, walk away and leave me alone -- the whole thing takes a few seconds. I then continue whatever business or quest I was doing in Markarth.  I did the entire Markarth portion of the thieves guild quests that way, so it's not a quest stopper.  Have you tried telling the guard that you agree to go to jail?  I was reluctant to do that at first because i didn't want to repeat that whole Cidhna Mine sequence. But, they don't send you back, nothing happens. It's a bluff.   

I have, and when they say that I'm going to the mine, the only conversation option is "..." and the process starts over again. They didn't go away, so I just ran.

[quote user="SquareFantasy"]

You can't go back there, its very much like the inside of the other quest specific areas.  Once you accomplish whatever it is you need to do there, it can't be re-visited. =(

[/quote]I went back there. I tried everything before doing what I did, and I could never pay anyone off, or do any quests as I kept getting spoken to by the guards and getting into the loop.

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