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Just adding in with the others that after the patch, this still doesn't work - my quest's next step is still empty, I'm unable to interact with anything in the dungeon room, and unable to move forward in the quest. Have tried getting out and back into the animus, deactivating the quest and reactivating the quest, still nothing. Genuinely disappointed.
Incredibly disappointed its not fixed with the latest patch but not surprised, given the prelim patch notes and the lack of visibility of this issue in the Known Issues thread. Would be less annoyed if there was some clear visibility of estimated time of a fix for this becoming available, because my expectation at the moment is that it won't be fixed before 2021 given we're leading into the christmas + nye holiday period. Would love to be proven wrong but not particularly hopeful, which is a shame.
Quest: In the Absence of an Ealdorman
Issue: Have reached the stage of the quest where you find the ealdorman and need to find a trinket of his to return to his son. I am unable to loot the trinket because I have looted it already prior to starting this quest while exploring the zone for Wealth.
The quest does not recognise that the trinket is already in my quest inventory and does not show the next step of the quest. My guess is the quest expects to be reading the looting of the chest as the quest objective completion rather than doing a check on the player's inventory.
I looked up a guide and went to see if I could trigger the next step of the quest by talking to the son but the game does not acknowledge I have done the previous step.
Troubleshooting: Have tried progressing in a separate quest to see if returning to it would change anything
have changed zone maps (from England to Norway and back)
have logged out and in again
changed Eivor's gender in case it refreshes the quest
I unfortunately do not have a save from before I looted the trinket so without restarting the game, I can't progress.