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Question, I did the daedric shrine quest for the u..

beergoogles asks: Added Apr 6th 2007, ID #81490

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Question, I did the daedric shrine quest for the umbra sword, in my guide it states that you don't have to give the statue the sword and nothing happens, but when I hit no my game freezes. I relaoded my game and tried it many times still froze. I tried giving it to the shrine and it worked and my game didnt freeze. I want to keep this sword and get to do the final daedric qst for the stat book. If I keep the sword it is still posiible to get it?

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X360 Gamer93 answered:
Added 6th Apr 2007, ID #180537

In non-patched versions of the game, there is a serious bug that causes the game to crash on exiting after you return Umbra to Clavicus Vile. The easiest way to fix this is to install the v.1.1.511 patch. This glitch occurs on both the PC and XBox 360. After Clavicus Vile has asked you to give him the sword, the game will crash, whether you opt to return it to him or keep it for yourself. The glitch is related to the dog statue that appears in your inventory after you receive the quest, through which the Hound of Clavicus Vile speaks to you and tries to convince you not to complete the quest. If you do not want to install the patch, a few workarounds are:

* You can keep Umbra forever, and never return to talk to Clavicus Vile. The quest will remain forever "active" in your journal. Also, you will be unable to complete Hermaeus Mora's quest.

* You can get Umbra before Clavicus Vile ever gives you the quest, and thus prevent the dog statue from ever appearing in your inventory. Be sure to first talk to Ma'Raska at Clavicus Vile's shrine, causing the quest to update, telling you that you've found the sword and can speak to Clavicus Vile. Talk to the shrine and the quest will be completed without any glitches. Note that in this case killing Umbra count as murder. On the other hand, you do not have to pay the 500 gold offering.

* Other workarounds are less reliable and require very good timing. Return to Clavicus Vile's shrine with Umbra and the dog statuette and talk to Clavicus Vile. As soon as he finishes talking you need to immediately fast travel somewhere else. When the dog then starts to talk to you, open your journal. The timing is critical; it must be as soon as the dog starts talking. If you go to your menu too early the game will crash when you exit; if you press it too late the game will already be frozen. Repeatedly fast travelling has also been reported to work: as soon as the screen loads, open your journal and fast-travel again, until the notification area in the corner of the screen tells you that the Statuette of a Dog has been removed.

* The final possible workaround is to load an earlier saved game from before you started this quest, and retrieve the Umbra sword before speaking to Clavicus Vile.
money_polo12321 answered:
Added 6th Apr 2007, ID #180574
You can fix this by doing two things.Either resurface it and clean it until it works or go on Live and download the patches.And either way if you give him the sword or not you will still be eligable for the final daedric shrine quest.

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