I took the mission to bring back the ancient nordic pickaxe from Glover Mallory but Crescius isn't anywhere to be found! I have already spoken to him once in his old mine but after that he just dissapeared. When I follow the quest arrow it leads me to his house and the arrow just points at nothing then. I have used the detect life spell to see if he is invicible becausr of a bug or something and I have even looked if he became a zombie working on the stone near Raven Rock, but NOTHING! Please help me I'm desperate!!

  • You might want to edit your question's title to something more descriptive of the issue. – galacticninja Mar 2 '13 at 11:17

If you are on PC, you can try the following commands in the console

prid xx01827B where xx is the load order number of Dragonborn, most likely 02 or 03, followed by moveto player. If that doesn't help, try disable, enable, moveto player. If that didn't help either, try kill, resurrect, moveto player. You can also force this quest to complete with setstage DLC2RR03Intro 200, since it's not very important, and give yourself the pickaxe with player.additem xx0398e6 1.

If the above commands didn't help or you aren't playing on PC, you can try going away for 30+ days and seeing if things have worked out when you return. The last option is to load an earlier save.

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  • I play it on the ps3 so commands are imppssible...but sleeping for 30 days or more will do the trick? Does it reset it? Already thank you for the answer! – Tim Mar 2 '13 at 13:24
  • It might work, it might not. – kotekzot Mar 2 '13 at 17:11
  • I'm gonna try it right now nothing else but sleep for awhile – Tim Mar 2 '13 at 22:01
  • I did it but can you tell me what happens with the game when you sleep for 30 days? Does it reset the npc's or something? – Tim Mar 2 '13 at 23:18
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    There really is no point starting over just because of that - the ancient nordic pickaxe is not a unique item and the quest has no real consequences. – kotekzot Mar 3 '13 at 0:34

Just sounds like a bug, try sleeping or travelling back to skyrim then back again to Raven Rock and see if that helps. Good luck :)

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  • I already slept once just so try it but it didn't work and I also fasttravelled to skyrim and back but that didn't work either. Maybe the 30 days sleeping thing works? I only slept for 1 hour or something. – Tim Mar 2 '13 at 16:53

IMO the NPC's reset every 72 hours. I base this on being the time frame I have observed for shop keepers to refresh their gold as well as inventory. You could check the mine if you have completed the quest since I have seen him down in the mine as well as in the Wretched Netch.

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If you can't find Crescius Caerellius: Check your quests. If you have not completed "The Final Descent" you will NOT be able to find him.

You must complete it, then he will be sitting in his house.

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