I'm stuck on the Dragon Rising quest. I've already killed the dragon and it tells me the next part is to investigate the dragon. I've already done that, but it doesn't change or update the quest. All Whiterun soldiers that were with me in the quest are still ducked down just as they did to prepare for the dragons plummet as it died. What can I do to move on from it without going back to a previous save? I've already tried resetting the quest but that's not working at all.
Unfortunately, by "investigating" dragon you're supposed to absorb it's soul. If that didn't trigger the quest advancement then you have 2 options:
- Reset quest by loading save where it hasn't started / restart game.
Use Console Command "setstage" to advance the quest
2.a. Open Console and use "
setstage MQ104 90" to get past "investigate dragon" (stage 80).
2.b. Use "
setstage MQ104 160" instead to complete the quest.