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  • I've killed everything in this cave and opened his cell. He'll follow me as long as I walk and don't get too far ahead or he'll just turn around and go back to his cell??!! I've got him all the way to the front door, but when I use the door he won't follow. Every time I go back in he's going back to his cell ??!! I've tried nudging him all the way to the door (he's now touching the door). I use the door - and he's staying inside??!! How the hell do I get him out??!!

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    • Reload a save?? I think it happened to me, also.

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    • Recruit him as a follower maybe?

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    • There is poor routing for followers in that cave. You have to take a few steps at a time, make sure he's following you. Have him very close to you when you finally open the door. he has a really hard time crossing bridges and water. remember there is the upper and lower exit from that cave, so you can try both. I like having him as a follower because he keeps out of my way unlike some. 

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    • For PC players you may have to use a command. I was at this for an hour but I got fed up and hit ~ and clicked on him. Then I just left the cave and opened ~ again and typed "moveto player" and he teleported to me and it completed the quest. I hate using cheats but it was the only way I could get it to work.

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    • I have no idea. It's happening to me too and reloading the saves won't work.Nothing will work really.

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    • If your on PC you can teleport him out like 68.49 said otherwise (and this is a longshot) if you can get him close to the exit (push him and or Fus him) get him to talk to you and quicky go through the exit while he's still talking.

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    • I found that an easy way to get him to the door is getting him to fight you. from there you just have to figure out how to get him through the door. you have likely got to glitch him out the door. 

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    • I believe another way is to recruit him as a Blade, since he count as a follower when glitches, though I haven't tried it.

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    • I figured this out.

      I was googling trying to figure it out too. But it finally dawned on me. Hardly matters where you are. If a character is talking to you mid-sentence and you interrupt by going through a door (entering or exiting a building) they will follow you. Same thing has to happen here. I couldnt find anything else that worked to get Derkeethus out of there. But this WORKED.

      Of course you have to baby step him to the door, but click and talk to him so that he is saying something and becore he finishes, leave the cave. He should, indeed, follow.

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    • Had the same problem on PC. So I went outside and used console command moveto player and he teleported outside.

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    • And about bad routing I believe it may have something to do with lighting... Magelight got him out ASAP.

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    • I had this issue to, He would only follow me when I was very close, and moved painfully slow, stopping every 1/2 second to say "Need Something" or "Tidings", I finally managed to get him to the door, and he did absolutely nothing, He wouldn't go out the door, if I went out he would just walk all the way back to his cell, I decided to use recycleactor on him, and he immediately showed up at darkwater crossing, allowing me to talk to him and finish his quest

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    • TjVasF wrote:
      I figured this out.

      I was googling trying to figure it out too. But it finally dawned on me. Hardly matters where you are. If a character is talking to you mid-sentence and you interrupt by going through a door (entering or exiting a building) they will follow you. Same thing has to happen here. I couldnt find anything else that worked to get Derkeethus out of there. But this WORKED.

      Of course you have to baby step him to the door, but click and talk to him so that he is saying something and becore he finishes, leave the cave. He should, indeed, follow.

      Tried this half-dozen times. The area had unloaded before hed even said the second word. Didn't work at all. Abandoning the quest (wish so much I had console commands, but don't have the funds for a good PC).

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    • 107.77.165.4 wrote:
      And about bad routing I believe it may have something to do with lighting... Magelight got him out ASAP.

      Used magelight and candlelight, and he followed so much better. Best to keep a safe distance though, just to make sure he doesn't wander off.

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    • Figured it out, I pushed him all the way till he was next to the door and trapped him in between me and the door, I had to become a WEREWOLF and SLAP HIM AROUND a bit till he got frightened. As soon as he leaves through the door LEAVE WITH HIM. After, he'll still be hostile so down him outside WHILE STILL IN WEREWOLD FORM and just wait about an hour and use the Bend Will shout and he should return to normal with now bounty (through my experince) hope this helped! And might take a few tries.

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    • Just get him to the door.  Walk down the hall and get behind him.  Fus Roh Dah his ass towards the door.  He will get up and run out, follow him.  SIMPLE!  He will be waiting for you, you can then ask him to follow you.  Done.  Your welcome.  Easy. 

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    • Again another typical wikia user lying something on the game being easy.

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    • I got him to the door, attempted to pickpocket him, failed and immediately exited the cave. He followed me and started attacking me. I just had to beat him until he got on his knees and got some distance from him. I completed the quest.

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    • 165.91.12.201 wrote:
      I got him to the door, attempted to pickpocket him, failed and immediately exited the cave. He followed me and started attacking me. I just had to beat him until he got on his knees and got some distance from him. I completed the quest.
       

      i did this and it worked! i tried all the others like the fus ro dah and werewolf and they didnt work. but when i pickpocketed him he actually left!!

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    • 68.49.66.166 wrote:
      For PC players you may have to use a command. I was at this for an hour but I got fed up and hit ~ and clicked on him. Then I just left the cave and opened ~ again and typed "moveto player" and he teleported to me and it completed the quest. I hate using cheats but it was the only way I could get it to work.

      Thank you, that worked for me. He would be right behind me until I left the cave and then he wouldn't end up on the other side of the door. This completed the quest for me, and he didn't bug out.

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    • he kept pulling his bow out basically because I did it mainly cuz he got stuck on the stairs

      Bloody Bethesda

      The glitches that are funny can stay but infuriating ones Nuh-uh

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    • As a Nord just hit him then use battle cry. Hit me after an hour of beating him to death.

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