When I picked up the word of power at Arcwind Point, the quest didn't get removed from my quest log. If I select it, the arrow still points to the wall even though there is no word to collect anymore. The monks at High Hrothgar won't give me a new word power quest since they don't realize that I finished this one.

I can see in the Unofficial Elder Scrolls pages that this is a known issue. http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Arcwind_Point

My question is now, is there anything I can do about it? I don't want to reload a previous save since I have done much since it happened. I didn't realize until hours afterwards what had happened.

Note: I am on Xbox 360 so the Unofficial Dawnguard Patch is not an option.

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If you have XBox:
Look up Northwind point if your Arcwind wop quest won't complete, get the word there and the quest will finish.


If you're playing on PC, you can use the console command SetStage FreeFormHighHrothgarA 20 to complete the quest and allow you to take further quest, install the Unofficial Skyrim Patch to prevent such bugs in the future.

If you're not on PC, then you are out of luck, unless you transfer your save to a PC and fix the bug there as described above.


Another solution is, every time you get a word, you get that as fast as possible. If this is bugged, you reload the save game before you get Arcwind. If you are sent to Arcwind, just reload again.


In, my playthrough, Arcwind is the last word that Arngeir points to.

After I use console command to fix the issue, Arngeir says, "There is only silence right now. Perhaps later we will hear one of the lost Words"

That is even though I haven't found many words. For example, there is a word for slow time in labyryinthian. The fact that others ask how to find those words means they cannot get it easily from Arngeir


Note: This is a bug in dawnguard.

The bug is related to 3 drain vitality shouts


It seems that the "correct" way to solve the bug is to also read word wall in Northwind.

Fortunately, I choose to be a PC master race with the powah of console. So I just clear using console command

PC 360 PS3 NX (Note: This bug does not occur if Dawnguard is not installed) If Arngeir gives Arcwind Point as the location of a Word of Power, finding the word wall and learning the word may not complete the "Find the Word of Power in Arcwind Point" miscellaneous quest objective. The quest marker will remain in front of the word wall. The word wall located at Northwind Summit completes this quest, but only if it has not been previously found.[1]

PC The console command SetStage FreeFormHighHrothgarA 20 can be used to complete the quest, however Arngeir may give the quest again. Setting Arcwind Point as cleared via SetLocationCleared fd685 1 will prevent getting sent there again.

PC 360 PS3 Since finding the word wall at Northwind Summit is the only known way to resolve this bug, this can be avoided by discovering the Arcwind Point word wall before the Northwind Summit one. (in PC SSE it greybeards might still give you this wall if you "fixed" this bug by getting Northwind Summit)


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    I add something new. What is wrong anyway?
    – user4951
    Oct 6, 2020 at 16:05

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