So I finished the quest, talked to everyone, even did a sidequest, and then went on with the storyline. Many quests later I returned to Thirsk Mead Hall, just to see how it was going. I went inside and around 10 rieklings were inside. They attacked me. There was no trace of any of the people that helped retake it with me. When I went outside the people did spawn and helped me fend of the rieklings. This clearly was a bug because all rieklings had been killed by me before. Has anyone noticed this bug before?
Yeah, this seems to be a common glitch. Even after going ahead with the warriors of Thirsk Mead Hall, and clearing out the Rieklings, they do eventually respawn. This might be a coding error, and the Mead Hall itself may be considered a dungeon where by it's original inhabitants continuously respawn.
2001:999:20:FC36:2CC9:F244:AF85:B093 wrote: I sided with the rieklings and 50 hours of playing later i am in skyrim and a riekling warrior and a hunter just randomly spawn behind me? Couldnt find anything about this anywhere...
Since you finished the Riekling Questline and became their "leader" .... the "random encounters" of 3 popping up to lend a hand either on Solstiem or back on the mainland is natural & NOT (i repeat NOT) a glitch or bug.
IF you also have no human followers present at the time you can recruit them from that/those random encounter(s) which if still a pet follower after that will spawn 2 Rieklings instead of 3 for subsequent encounters until you piss it off (get it to go home/leave your service). HOWEVER there are times you can have 1 human follower & 1 Riekling as well..
To do that, do this......
IF the Leader of the Thieves Guild is alive and you're doing the quest to find Karliah, he'll NOT be classed as a follower (technically)..... go to Snow Veil Sanctum, DO NOT GO INSIDE, just get close to him.. after he talks to you, walk/run away to see if he follows. If so, take him to Solstiem (Thirsk Mead Hall) OR hope for a random encounter to recruit a Riekling....
If you're alone with no pets or followers.....
Go to Solstiem (Thirsk Mead Hall) OR hope for a random encounter and recruit 1, THEN if a "Thane" (or not, doesn't really matter which) go to a home you own with a resident Housecarl and recruit them (or place to buy a follower or 1 you have paid for/bribed/intimidated/persuaded and all they need to is to be asked then to follow).
You should then have 1 of each (1x Riekling & 1x Human) (not including Atronach Thralls or Necromantic Thralls) which can equip most weapons & armor.
Rieklings for "weapons" can & will equip 2 handed Great Swords, they will NOT Equip Battle Axe's (that i know of) but will equip rings, necklaces & any type of armor given to them.
Because of their tendancy to reset their inventory, Stock them on Weapons, Armor & other Wearables that you can remake & enchant easily . IF your pet Riekling dies, you can pick your stuff back up off of its body.