Misleading dialogue in Akamora mages guild quest "Striking Roots"

Type: 

Bug

Severity: 

Normal

Game version: 

OpenMW

Concerns: 

TR_Mainland

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Found in Version: 

Status: 

Fixed for Version: 

Item/Script Reference:

Identifier: 

TR_m2_MG_Polodie1

Name: 

Striking Roots

Description: 

In the quest Stiking Roots for the Akamora mages guild, there is some dialouge that doesn’t make sense.
The basic plot of the quest is to gather 40 flowers to make potions to sell to the guards of Akamora.
Ranosa Orrels and Polodie are the NPCs who give you the quest.
When you gather the flowers and report back to Polodie, he tells you to wait two weeks for the flowers to grow.
He also tells you to let Ranosa know that the flowers have been delivered, and to collect a reward from him.
When you talk to Ranosa though, he doesn’t have a topic that gives a reward.
After you wait the two weeks, Polodie will send you to deliver the potions to the master of the guard in the akamora guard tower.
After doing that you can talk to Ranosa and get your reward.

It seems that you aren’t meant to get a reward until the end of the quest, but the dialogue tells you to collect their reward earlier than intended.

Additionally, in the begining of the quest Polodie tells you that a guildmember Francine Aldard can give you scrolls to help complete the quest; however, when she is talked to she doesn’t give you any scrolls.

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Comments

There’s one bug I forgot to

Rot's picture

There’s one bug I forgot to check out earlier which is probably related to this – the global value TR_m2_MG_Aka_Polodie1reward is defined as == 1 by default. There are greetings where Ranosa gives you scrolls and gold, but they are conditioned on that value being == 0.

edit: just checked out Francine and it’s the same kind of issue, there’s a TR_m2_MG_Aka_Francine1 global that is defined as default 1 but should be 0 too.

(if you want to temporarily fix the issue in your game, it should be doable by typing
set TR_m2_MG_Aka_Polodie1reward to 0
set TR_m2_MG_Aka_Francine1 to 0

in the console, then talking to them)

Regression

Iskuss1418's picture

Regression although Palodie now still give me the scrolls, Ronosa doesn’t give the reward.

Can you give more details:

Rot's picture

Can you give more details: who is Ronda, and in what conditions, or what topic, or which part of the quest, do they not give rewards? The only ones I find giving scrolls here are Francine and Ranosa Orrels, and the scrolls given by the latter are the reward

Oh yeah sorry it’s been a

Iskuss1418's picture

Oh yeah sorry it’s been a while since I did this quest and I mixed up their names. Basically the original bug posted isn’t actually fixed. Although Francine now gives the scrolls like she’s supposed to, Ronosa doesn’t give the reward when palodie tells you he has one.

I can't reproduce this or

Rot's picture

I can't reproduce this or find a cause in TR,
What greeting do you see when talking to Ranosa? She directly gives a reward in a greeting, not on a topic. Do you have any mods that give Mages Guild dialogue?

I’m using the mainland

Iskuss1418's picture

I’m using the mainland, previewtravels and factions. Ranosa is supposed to reward you in his greeting yes, but he doesn’t. Changing tr_m2_mg_aka_palodiereward1 to 0 fixes the problem. Maybe the bug was fixed for the mages Guild, but the factions unification messed it up.

TR_m2_MG_Aka_Polodie1reward

Rot's picture

TR_m2_MG_Aka_Polodie1reward was 1 by default before fixing this,
but it's now 0 by default with those files loaded in this order, and the only things that can change it to 1 are greetings that give a reward. Maybe an old save?

It’s a new game. So for you,

Iskuss1418's picture

It’s a new game. So for you, after you deliver the flowers to Polodie, but before waiting the two weeks, Ranosa gives you a reward? Are you using tr factions? It’s weird that it can’t be reproduced.

It’s a new game. So for you,

Iskuss1418's picture

It’s a new game. So for you, after you deliver the flowers to Polodie, but before waiting the two weeks, Ranosa gives you a reward? Are you using tr factions? It’s weird that it can’t be reproduced.