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Issue Data
Status: Closed
Issue Type: Bug Report
Project: Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
Component: Skyrim SE: Dawnguard
Category: Locations
Assigned To: Nobody
Platform: Windows PC
Severity: Low
Votes: 0
Watching: N/A
Opened By Lyston on May 11, 2019 1:45 am
Closed By Arthmoor on May 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Resolution: Fixed
Comment: Fixed for USSEP 4.1.8.

Issue #26730: Re-entering Soul Cairn

The first time you enter Soul Cairn, when asked about returning, Serana's mother tells you "By entering here, you have become a part of Soul Cairn, and Soul Cairn has become a part of you. You will not have an issue re-entering the portal." Ergo, you shouldn't need to become a vampire or soul trap yourself again to re-enter. However, after defeating Harkon, I was prevented from re-entering the Soul Cairn when trying to report back to Serena's mother and had to have Serana re-infect me with vampirism first.

My specific sequence was: Become vampire to enter Soul Cairn -> Enter -> Leave -> Cured Vampirism for Dawnguard -> Defeated Harkon -> Unable to re-enter.

I did not check if the Soul Trap-route has a similar issue on re-entering, but Googling my problem suggests it's prominent for other players.