A Cornered rat Quest GLITCH! help!!

    • Level   2

    Im on the cornered rat quest and there is a glitch....when i talk to delphine after completeing Diplomatic Utinity or something like that she wont give me the cornered rat quest therefore i cannot go on with the main quest line PLEASE HELP AND BTW I PLAY ON XBOX #^) SO THE PC COMMANDS WONT WORK!!!

    • Level   2

    #^) is suppose to say 360

    • Level   1

    I realize I am very VERY late in responding to this.. but its only because I'm desperately looking for a fix for this same problem. I'm level 37, 60 hours in (I spent a lot of time leveling crafting stuff, sidequesting and overall ADD of the main quest), and I finally decided to continue the main quest.

    THE PROBLEM FOR ALL OF YOU IS: You visited Riften before finishing the Diplomatic Immunity quest. For some reason, when you pick up the quest to become a full member of the Thieves guild, which u pretty much get automatically from entering Riften, it bugs the turnin for Diplomatic Immunity. Because, I believe the first person you need to talk to (Brynjolf) once you start "A Cornered Rat", which is the quest after Diplo, is the same guy who you have to talk to to frame some guy for having stolen some other guys necklace.

    Now.. I have no clue.. but I'm going to try it because I've been trying to find a fix and I can't.. and don't want to wait for a patch. I saw on this post

    forums.steampowered.com/.../t-2231216.html

    a guy said he completed the entire thieves guild questline before he even started the main story and had no problems...

    So I loaded back to a save before turning in the quest to delphine, and I'm going to try to go become a member of the thieves guild and complete the entire questline. THEN I plan to go back and turn in the quest to Delphine and see if it works. I hope this works for those of you who got screwed with the same thing I did.

    • Level   1

    didn't work. Did all the quests for thieves guild and can't get to the next step in the main quest.. :/

    • Level   5

    I have visited Riften multiple times before finishing the main quest "Diplomatic Immunity" and I never got this bug that breaks the quest.  Since this a main quest, I would imagine it would be among the first quest bugs to be fixed.  The good news is that Bethseda will be rolling out patches in January to fix broken quests.  The bad news is that you will have to wait a few more weeks.  Patch 1.4 is already being worked, but it was not stated what will be fixed in it.  It could fix more general bugs or it could be the first quest fixing patch.  We'll have to wait and see.

    • Level   1

    I have the same problem and it's extremely annoying. I hope they fix this soon. I've just been occupying that time with other side quests

    • Level   1

    This is the exact problem i've been experiencing. I didn't even realise until after I purposfully went looking for the main quest line. Delphine just goes over a load of rubbish again and again, while Brynyolf just says he's to busy, i hope this gets fixed because otherwise i will end up trading in the game because i can't be bothered to put in another 60+ hours of gameplay to get to where i already was.

    • Level   6

    I don't know if it helps because I didn't have the same issue but I never got the information from Brynyolf. I went past him and into the sewers as soon as I arrived, a pub/bar in the sewers pointed me in the right direction.

    • Level   1

    Ok so how do we let Bethesda know of this problem!?!? I am 135 hours in level 45 (almost 46) and I just started back on the main quest. I have finished all of the thieves guild, the dark brotherhood, the champions, the hard college, and the college in winterhold. I'm going to be LIVID if this doesnt get fixed! I have reloaded and done the quest diplomatic immunity evey different way I can and Delphine won't give me the cornered rat quest!  I know where this guy is because of searching through the rat way before,...but that doesn't work either >:O

    • Level   8

    So, I just got here, too and I can't go farther. I talked to Delphine and she said go find Esbern but the next quest did not appear. I've been to Riften many times, I own a house there but I am a fine upstanding citizen and have not talked to Byrnjolf though I did talk to maul about the gems. I looked at the guide and it says you can skip all that and just go get Esbern but since I don't have the official quest marker he won't talk to me. If I went to Byrnjolf I'm sure he would only want to induct me into his den of iniquity by setting up those two poor fools just trying to make a living. Since it seems to happen a lot and I would have thought it addressed before now I guess I'll wait for the patch. I went back to an earlier save when I hadn't left the dungeon yet to see if that would solve it but I kept getting Malborn killed (I didn't the first time) and kept reloading and then when I gave up and opened the trapdoor the reload screen froze. I think I'm not supposed to do this anymore. BTW I'm level 43 with 180 hours in this character (I piddle around a lot) but I wanted to finish the main quest so I could take a break and get on with some real life stuff that's beginning to pile up.

    I am the cat who walks by herself  

    • Level   8

    I am now officially bummed. The main quest is broken for me. I went back to before I escaped the embassy and it still didn't continue. Nothing was right in Riften and the old man still wouldn't talk to me (I hate the Ratway). I did Meridia's quest tonight (that is a really long dungeon) and that's about all I wanted to do other than the main quest. i finished the mages except for the Arniel Gane. I'm not quite up to level for the master quests. Speaking of which, I bought the best fire and ice (other than master) spells, made myself a superpowered necklace to reduce the cost so i could cast them and while my destruct is still only 66 because archery is so much more effective they still should have been better at taking out one miserable fire mage and assassin both of whom ambushed me separately. I can still get even elder dragons with my old spells though my archery is getting good enough to hurt them also. I miss Oblivion's charge in with fireballs blasting. I guess I wait to see if the patch works and just go walkabout again. This is the first quest that broke for me and I'm discouraged.

    I am the cat who walks by herself  

    • Level   8

    Oh that's why you're bummed.

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    That sucks : ( Hopefully it isn't entirely broken but even if it is, I truly hope you can still get enjoyment out of the rest of the game : (

    They want to see me shot up, locked up, encage me...

    I come back bigger... stronger... and angrier.

    • Level   8

    I checked the wiki and they acknowledge that the bug exists but only have a brute force solution for the pc. I looked at the patch list and Cornered Rat is not mentioned. I went to Bethesda and Cornered Rat is not on the FAQ list so I sent them an email which I don't expect to help. I may go back to a save before I went to the embassy but I really think this must have something to do with what I did or did not do in Riften about the Thieves Guild which was nothing at all except to talk to Maul about the gems. That was a long time ago.

    I am the cat who walks by herself  

    • Level   1

    To those who have not completed Diplomatic Immunity and continued past it, there may be a solution. Apparently the glitch is caused by the death of Dirge in the Rayways, he's the guard of the Thieve's guild bar place thingy. I already posted a message about this before but here it is:

    "I also "accidentally" killed Dirge before finishing Diplomatic Immunity. The spell you are talking about is called Dead Thrall which basically revives any human and makes them your companion permanently- unless killed or banished. To get this you need at least a high level of conjuration- 90. Basically if you load a save before you actually finished the quest, you could use this to revive Dirge, go back to Delphine and she should give you the quest.

    Here's a quick way to level up your Conjuration skill.Use Bound sword whilst next to an enemy- make sure they are not able to attack you. When you conjure the sword, sheath it and repeat. You may need a high level of magic to do this or use Equilibrium (drains you health for magic). When you reach 90 in conjuration go to the College of Winterhold and see Phinis Gestor. After completing a quest for him he'll sell you Dead Thrall. The cost of using this is 620 magic!!! If you don't have this much magic you can glitch enchanted clothing (with added magic) to stack- basically you can wear more than one clothing. I got my magic from 250- 620 in 15 minutes."

    Here's a quick tutorial

    watch?v=cZBa4Oiz8k&feature=related

    Hopefully this should work- though it can only be done before completing Diplomatic Immunity. :(

    nearly 150 hours in I can't be asked to got back 80 hours to my last save. BETHESDA WHY!!!?!?!?!?

    • Level   1

    GuardianWolfx2

    Im on the cornered rat quest and there is a glitch....when i talk to delphine after completeing Diplomatic Utinity or something like that she wont give me the cornered rat quest therefore i cannot go on with the main quest line PLEASE HELP AND BTW I PLAY ON XBOX #^) SO THE PC COMMANDS WONT WORK!!!

    Diplomatic immunity? was that one in the thalmor embassy?  Did you rescue the prisoner? he is the one who starts this corner rat, am I right?? ( they were interigating him about someone in the riftin catacombs or sewers)  thats how I got mine, and someone on here mention on of the thieves guild mentioning it when you ask them about the catacombs?

    "Jokers so Tuff, he eat the boggers out of a dead man's nose than ask for seconds"