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I had this useless guy with me for a quest and he was killed by a dragon. Now my husband/Companion tells me that I already have someone with me and will not follow me. How do I fix this?

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Read that, that's not it. I didn't lose him, he died. And I have completed the quest. Yet they still think I have one. –  Nola Apr 4 '12 at 23:45
    
Maybe not a duplicate in this case as Maurice is not a normal companion but just someone who asks to follow you on one specific quest. I would say the OP may just have to complete the quest to open the take someone with your option up again. –  James Apr 4 '12 at 23:47
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Try teleporting Maurice to your location through console commands, and see if you can get him to unfollow you.

Console commands to teleport Maurice to the player's current location:
prid 1C606
moveto player

'prid' targets an entity - Maurice in this case. '1C606' is Maurice's RefID. 'moveto player' moves that targetted entity near the vicinity of the player.

Maurice's dead body, should now be near you after doing this. Use the console command resurrect 1. Maurice should go back to life, good as new.

If Maurice is still not near your vicinity after doing this, he may have been 'disabled' from the game. Type enable in the console to remedy this. If he still isn't up, type resurrect 1 again.

Try having a conversation with him and see if you can get him to leave you.

More info on console commands here: http://uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Console

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Wow, that worked. He's good as new he just won't talk to me. Maybe I'll wait a few game days and it will release him of me. Love this site btw. –  Nola Apr 5 '12 at 2:32
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Things like that are solved by using console commands.

Here is all you need to know about console.

Commands you will need are:

  • player.placeatme 1C605 (if the character code is wrong check on mentioned wiki link there is a full list).
  • Resurrect (open console,target the companion,enter)

This should get the corpse to you than you can resurrect him and get rid of him for good.

If that doesn't work try entering prid 1C605(to select him) and Resurrect to revive him.

Note : You might need to use Disable command to remove some things from game completely or use moveto to get to them.

If something is still wrong read the wiki good there is bunch of commands to do almost anything,just figure out what will work best for you.

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A heads-up on the placeatme command - from the UESP 'Console' article: "Using this code will instantly summon an instance of an object or NPC at your position. Not recommended for named NPCs. This code uses the Object (base) ID and not specific reference ID as it is creating a new instance of that object/actor in the world; using it with named NPCs can result in duplicates unless the original was somehow removed." Use the prid and moveto commands instead. –  galacticninja Apr 5 '12 at 1:52
    
It should work if you use code right way or by adding space and 1 (to determine quantity of an object...or not to use it depands on problem).Still you can use DISABLE command to remove old or duplicated thing from game. –  Arremer Apr 5 '12 at 2:01
    
The duplicate copy of Maurice made by placeatme will not have the scripts of the original. What died was the original Maurice, and it is the original that should be teleported using moveto player. placeatme will just spawn a copy, not teleport the original. –  galacticninja Apr 5 '12 at 2:09
    
Duplicate will have the exact script as the first one(according to wiki) and that's why you should be able to get rid of duplicate and fool the game,weird as it is sounds people managed to do this. –  Arremer Apr 5 '12 at 2:18
    
Can I remove Maurice? –  Nola Apr 5 '12 at 2:34
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I had the same problem, all you have to do is to write in console set playerfollowercount to 0

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