I have been putting off this quest (in fact, it was my frustration for this gate that made me stop the DLC) and have come back to it, but I still CANNOT get past this door!!!
Have watched various YouTube videos, read other site posts and even used the Skyrim Wiki for this quest, but nothing is happening for me!
And before anyone asks, I have been using the horizontal/vertical power strokes on the appropriate fissures and got all the way to the final one at the top of the arch, but could NEVER get it to work!
Now have returned to this dreaded quest in Legendary Mode (not that it should make any difference, right?) My Wood Elf is level 123 playing on Legendary difficulty and now can't even get past the first fissures.
Is something supposed to happen when the fissures are activated by the energy beam? I know you need to activate both sides separately, but this time, nothing is happening. I have swung at point blank range and near Gratian Caerellius' remains - no results. Even when the beam hits the crack exactly there are still no results.
Did Bethesda put this quest in the game just to drive me INSANE or was there some twisted methodology to this madness??? I hope I'm not the only one this quest is driven to the brink!
Any hints on how to solve this dilemma? Or am I DOOMED to remain ignorant to the loot just tempting me beyond the door???