I'm currently working on the Forsworn Conspiracy quest in Skyrim:
I've already killed Nepos and I've returned to the Shrine of Talos to find that Eltrys is dead.
The guards are trying to arrest me, but I hate being arrested (mostly because I lose my massive amounts of stolen loot) so I kill them all. Then, when I go outside, every guard in the city attacks me and so I kill all of them too. Of course, I then realize that the quest most likely doesn't want me to kill every single guard in Markarth and so I load a previous save.
So, do I have to get arrested in order to complete this quest or do I have another option? If not, is there a console command to get me passed this quest (I'm on PC)? I really don't feel like going to jail.