When I go in Jorrvaskr, my active quest tells me to go down to the Jorrvaskr living quarters, and the quest arrow leads me to where Kodlak is usually sitting - but there is no one in the seat.
Kodlak is dead and everyone is "mourning" but when I speak to anyone in the companions they act as if nothing happened.

For example I have the option to train from them still and ask "Why did you join the companions?"

Will it still work for me if I start the quest to retrieve the helm of winterhold and run through driftshade refuge or use invisibility potions to get the helm without killing anyone? (I have a saved game right when I started Bloods Honor and before I have killed any witches).

Note: I have not cleared driftshade refuge and I have not completed the quest to find the helm of winterhold.

marked as duplicate by galacticninja, kotekzot, Billy Mailman, shanodin, BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Oct 26 '13 at 7:50

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  • Are you playing on PS, Xbox, or PC? – Ryre Jan 24 '12 at 19:54
  • I'm playing on pS3 – Brandon Haskins Jan 24 '12 at 20:15
  • Does the "Forever Mourning Bug" match your problem? elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/… – Ryre Jan 24 '12 at 21:19
  • If that means that everyone is mourning the people who got hurt and Kodlaks death but when u speak to them they go on as normal, then yes. – Brandon Haskins Jan 25 '12 at 3:20

Several solutions are listed for this bug:

Solution #1 - For adventurers who have not cleared Driftshade Refuge or completed the quest to find the Helm of Winterhold. You may get the bug if you have the quest to retrieve the Helm of Winterhold for the Jarl of Winterhold, under misc quests, but have not completed the quest to retrieve the Helm. Load up on invisibility potions and sneak through the Refuge (killing no one), retrieve the Helm, and return it to the Jarl. Then return to Whiterun and Vilkas should give you the next quest, Purity of Revenge.

Solution #2 - For adventurers who have cleared Driftshade Refuge and completed the quest to find the Helm of Winterhold

Wait for 32 days before killing ANY witches for "Blood's Honor". Driftshade Refuge will still read as "cleared" on the map, but the enemies inside will have respawned at this point, allowing the quest "Purity of Revenge" to start as normal when you complete "Blood's Honor".


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