So I went into the halls of the dead, had an epic battle with a dozen Deathlords after picking up the potion from the altar..and now what? There are 2 cage covered stairwells there leading down with doors that don't open, a section of floor with fire jets..and no switch or chain or door or anything else to activate these. How do I get inside?

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    The doors forward opened up immediately after picking up the potion for me. Are you using any mods that could affect the doors?
    – 3ventic
    Aug 13, 2013 at 15:27
  • Are these the same doors set into the cages? There's an 'open door' option when I go near them but it does nothing.
    – Rex
    Aug 13, 2013 at 16:00
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    The cage doors opened up when I picked up the potion. All of them.
    – 3ventic
    Aug 13, 2013 at 16:33

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It’s been seven years it looks like since this thread was active but I stumbled across it trying to solve the same problem. There’s literally a lever on the side of the pedestal where you pick up the note. Hopefully that helps somebody else when they stumble across it, too.

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    The game's been updated quite a bit since I first asked this, there was no lever or anything else when I first played it.
    – Rex
    Apr 18, 2020 at 6:16

The doors should open when you pick up the potion, mine didn't but I reverted to the closest save and the doors opened. Xbox 360


I solved it by toggling no clip mode(console command tcl), walking through the wall and returning, after which the gate was open.

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