I'm an currently in Snow Veil Sanctum and I'm having trouble finishing the Speaking with Silence quest. During this quest I'm supposed to lead Mercer Frey into Snow Veil Sanctum to kill Karliah, a former Thieves Guild initiate. I've already made my way to the end of the ruins where I battle a multitude of Draugs and learn the 'weapon, disarm' word. Unfortunately, I still can't get to Karliah because she's behind a door that requires a claw to open. I've killed everything up to this point and nothing has dropped a claw. Where am I supposed to get this thing? Is it in the ruins somewhere?

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Mercer is supposed to open it for you. You may have to push him to the door to get him to unlock it.

Seems to be a common problem.

  • Yup, had to push the bastard all the way from the beginning of the room. Haha, fail. Thanks!
    – spugsley
    Nov 14, 2011 at 3:24
  • I've gotten him all the way up and touching the door but he never does anything?
    – user14839
    Nov 20, 2011 at 0:36

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