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I am at the quest "Retrieve Auriel's Bow". I met the last of the Snow Elfs Knight-Paladin Gelebor. He tasked me to go through this portal to get through the Darkfall cave to the Forgotten Vale.

My local map says I am still in the cave.

And it is really dark, I keep retracing my footsteps and keep falling into the waterfall all the time all over. I have my torch lit and my candlelight spell active all throughout.

The guides on the Internet (UESP) keep saying follow the pink flowers. They lower themselves as soon as you are in proximity, and rise again.

I am really stuck here people. How to get through this cave and onto the next wayshrine?

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Do you see the pink flowers? – kotekzot Feb 16 '13 at 18:29
@kotekzot Yes, but I am still going around in circles. I follow the pink flower, but it comes full circle to the starting point. Even tried using Clairvoyance spell, same position it leads me to. Am I bugged? – ヴァイシャリ Feb 16 '13 at 18:47
I doubt that very much, going from one area to another is one of the few things that works fairly reliably in Gamebryo games. If you are on pc, you can use coc DLC1DarkfallCave01 to make sure you are in the correct location. – kotekzot Feb 16 '13 at 23:29
@kotekzot Your advice was helpful (as always). I was in the right place, just not noticing a Falmer gate past the bridge (so damn dark). I completed the mission. Thank you. – ヴァイシャリ Feb 17 '13 at 16:21
that cave was one of the few places I relied heavily on my khajit's night vision power. – l I Feb 17 '13 at 17:40
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You are almost certainly in the right location and simply lost. Torches/night eye/light spells and a lot of attention may help you to find your way. The Clairvoyance spell may be helpful too, though it can sometimes fail (make sure you only have the relevant quest tracked in your journal). If you believe you are actually somewhere else, you can use the following console command on PC to teleport to Darkfall Cave: coc DLC1DarkfallCave01.

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