When I enter Markarth Keep and get to the first set of stairs towards the King all the guards become hostile and start attacking me. Nothing happens until I reach this point, not even if I drag my weapon. As soon as I reach the stairs they attack me, with or without my weapon drawn. I only have an 5 gold bounty, and I haven't threatened anybody. What's wrong? Have anybody else experienced this?

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    Have you recently been working on the Forsworn Conspiracy quest by chance? Apr 6 '14 at 18:41
  • possible duplicate of Can I secretly kill every guard in a town? The question name doesn't make it sound like a duplicate but if you read the answer you'll see why it's a dupe. Apr 7 '14 at 18:35
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    @Katustrawfic having the same answer does not mean that it's the same question.
    – shanodin
    Apr 7 '14 at 19:42
  • This was a recent quesetion... Brotherhood quests can affect this so can your level of Vampirism (more specifically, level 4). Apr 8 '14 at 7:22

Try committing a minor crime in the city(not the keep) so a guard approaches you in the usual manner. Pay off your bounty or go to jail either way your bounty should reset to zero, preventing this from occurring.

  • Worth noting that if you opt to do go to jail, you should remove any stolen items from your inventory, otherwise they'll be confiscated and you'll lose them.
    – Alex
    Aug 20 '14 at 9:57
  • @Alex Before the game decides to reset a chest I'd put my stolen stuff in "Evidence" anyday. The hardest part about getting it back is figuring out where the jail is.
    – MrLemon
    Aug 20 '14 at 11:13
  • "Had your stolen stuff stolen? Steal it back!" :) If I recall chests in your home never get reset, but with Skyrim's bugs anything is possible...
    – Alex
    Aug 20 '14 at 11:22

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