Whenever I walk into Winterhold, Ancano attacks me, and he's not supposed to. How do I resolve this problem? Because it's making all of Skyrim attack me and I can't do anything anymore.

I've watched YouTube videos on how its supposed to go, but whenever I walk into Winterhold, Ancano just attacks me and I can't complete the mission as the Eye of Magnus is still closed? I have tried to talk to Tolfdir to rejoin the college, but this can not be done.

  • Do you have the "Rejoining the College" quest? Oct 18, 2014 at 11:06
  • Yes i do, but whenever i try to speak with tolfdir, it wont allow me Oct 18, 2014 at 11:13
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    What do you mean "it won't allow me"? Is he hostile? Is the dialogue simply not there? Oct 18, 2014 at 11:20
  • Are you playing on the PC or a console?
    – shanodin
    Oct 18, 2014 at 11:27
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    Too bad you are not using PC... it would so much easier when you can just use console commands to fix the problem
    – Kim Minseo
    Oct 19, 2014 at 11:27

1 Answer 1


Looks like you've encountered a bug. The only way to fix the solution is to cast a calm spell on Ancano to stop combat, but only for a limited time. Then talk to Tolfdir to pay the College bounty and rejoin the College and do the quests.

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