Needless to say, escaping that dungeon while low on life, with archers spawning on top of the fauna and no possibility to rest, was a lot of trial and error.
SIde-note (but maybe it is important and I'm unaware): I'm using the Daggerfall folder provided by this website,
Alright, I see this is not the only issue that arises in this quest: now Queen Akorithi is talking to me from the other side of the world, when I should instead receive a letter from her asking me to go to her castle.
I see I have not been the only one to encounter this situation, and judging by the thread I'm afraid this playthrough is dead: https://www.reddit.com/r/daggerfallunit ... quest_bug/
Anyway, does anyone know if these issues existed in the original game? I posted the thread here because I'm not sure whether DFU could let that kind of thing happen. Intuitively it doesn't make sense to me, but I have never seen mention of these issues back on vanilla either.
Strangely, the UESP says that you have no way to know how much time you have after receiving the dialog pictured above, so either UESP is unreliable on that quest, or something altered it one way or another. Maybe a patch included in the DaggerfileGameFiles.zip? I'm very confused overall
Things are playing out like in the aforementioned reddit thread: I received the letter later but I can't interact with Akorithi at all. If I go to Wayrest, the cell where K'avar is supposed to be is empty. I imagine this quest is just not working. I hope Akorithi's current state won't jeopardize the Main Quest...
Waiting for this quest to clock out is also going to be pretty hard, since I have groups of archers ambushing me roughly every 33 hours, whether I'm in a dungeon or entering a city.
Maybe this page is useful for this discussion as some of the quest's bugs are mentioned, though they seem to behave slightly differently in my (and the redditer's) case.
Hope you don't mind the numerous edits
I did some research on this forum after the latest happening and I'm relieved (at least some) issues with this quest are well known and apparently carried over from classic.
Though per the last post in this thread, it seems K'avar pops somewhere else in the Wayrest dungeon?
I have explored most of it already and no luck (and I just don't have the stamina anymore since I spent most of my day dealing with this quest ). I guess I'll have to use some command to jump at various quest location rooms and make sure of that.
Using tele2qmarker did indeed reveal to me that he's somewhere else than where he's supposedly always put in (per UESP). I will try harder I guess.
I suppose the time given (187 days) is wrong since the quest fails by the time I reach Sentinel and I definitely do not take that long. But at least I can interact with the queen now (and the archers seem gone).