Skyrim talk:In My Time Of Need
|Archive 1: Nov 2011 - Feb 2012|
 Alternative Path
I noticed the alternative path note about luring Saadia to the stables then killing Kematu after he's paralyzed Saadia, in order to get Kematu's reward and the extra gold that he carries. It's noted however that Saadia then becomes hostile, I'm wondering what happens if you manage to escape before she gets back up, or if you calm her then run away. Will she return to life as normal, or just wait at the stables and attack you on sight? -- Haravikk 14:50, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
 Alik'r permanently in Whiterun
My character, also a Redguard, sided with Saadia and ended up killing Kematu and his companions in Swindler's Cave. A sudden melee attack took down Kematu and six Alik'r without waiting for the automatic conversation to begin. Swindler's Cave did not show as 'cleared' (a known bug) and as I am on PC I used the console to rectify this. However there are now two Alik'r standing permanently just inside Whiterun. They have no conversation options and just say "Good Morning" (if it's that time of day) or "What do you need?" as I pass by. The other NPC's are oblivious to their presence. --Mastarna 18:44, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
- It's nothing specific to how you did it, they seem to get stuck simply because you sided with Saadia and did things her way. The best way to resolve the quest for Saadia seems to be to report her presence to the Alik'r in Rorikstead, then lead Saadia out to the Whiterun stables where Kematu will confront her. Just kill Kematu at this point, while Saadia is a little annoyed that you lied to her, you still get rid of Kematu for her and get her reward, plus his gold and equipment. Doing it this way prevents the Alik'r warriors from ending up stuck in Whiterun. In my first play through I ended up with them stuck in Whiterun, but I… accidentally killed them during the battle for Whiterun, and solved the problem that way ;) -- Haravikk 19:44, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
 starting the quest
i ran into two alik'r warrior wandering around skyrim. i talked to them and they told me the story, but it didn't give me any quest, miscellaneous or named. will they still show up in whiterun, or even in the world again, and officially give me the quest?22.214.171.124 06:01, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
- The wandering Alik'r warriors are actually not the same Alik'r warriors that give you the quest. You should still see the ones in Whiterun, and they will be the ones to give you the quest. — Unsigned comment by Alphabetface (talk • contribs) at 07:07 on 23 June 2012
 Thalmor Hit Squad
In one playthrough, I helped Saadia get captured by Kematu. A little while later, I got jumped by a Thalmor Hit Squad, having never killed a single Thalmor NPC in the game, or done Diplomatic Immunity. I was wondering if this might be worthwhile to mention. Leman Russ (talk) 16:27, 1 November 2012 (GMT)
- The Thalmor random encounters are only dependent on your level, nothing else is needed to trigger them. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 16:29, 1 November 2012 (GMT)
 Kematu Bug
I brought Saadia to the stable, and basically immediately killed Kematu. The moment I talked to her after this, Kematu's body vanished from the world. I know its not just his corpse falling into the world, because I can loot him before talking to Saadia, after which point the corpse vanishes. I don't know if its a bug or just...weird programming. Would like feedback before I add anything to the page. 126.96.36.199 23:10, 23 February 2013 (GMT)
 I think she's lying...
"She claims that she is actually a noble from Hammerfell, and the Alik'r have been sent after her because she publicly spoke out against the Aldmeri Dominion."
"Both sides will claim to be acting against the Aldmeri Dominion and both sides will claim the other is acting on the Dominion's behalf, so it's not really clear who's on what side. Additionally, there are no notes or other clues to either verify or falsify the truthfulness in either party's claims."
Seeing as the Redguards continued to defy the White-Gold Concordat, Hammerfell was released as an independent state and the AD completely withdrew...is it really plausible that she had to leave for opposing the AD? Even if she did, it wouldn't make much sense for Alik'r to be chasing her on behalf of the AD once Hammerfell completely forced them out, right?
I find it makes much more sense, according to the lore, that she is indeed being hunted down for supporting the AD, rather than speaking out against them.
- My thoughts are that we have had this discussion before, if you just take a short look at the archive link up in the right corner of this page. —MortenOSlash (talk) 16:49, 15 April 2013 (GMT)
 Stuck on "Kill or talk to Kematu"
The bug "If you do not directly kill Kematu (i.e., Frenzy or Fury on him or the Alik'r), the quest will be stuck on "Kill or talk to Kematu". See Quest Stages and skip to step 160 to progress the quest." is labeled as unconfirmed, however I encountered it on PC today.