Tolfdir Saarthal quest were is he?

  1. Tolfdir wont show up at saarthal, the quest arrow is there, in front of the door, but he wont show up, ive waited for days and days, fast travlled to many places and back, he still wont show up.
    How to fix this bug?

    im using xbox

    User Info: Serpenttounge

    Serpenttounge - 9 years ago
  2. I just tried that gats, talked to everyone in the colledge, still noone showed up at saathar. waited hours, nothing

    User Info: Serpenttounge

    Serpenttounge - 9 years ago
  3. This has happned to me too, i havent touched the game for several weeks, ive tired everything i can think of, he and his goons do not show up at sarthall

    tried waiting, talking to everyone at the collage, attacking people at the collage

    annoying! cause my character is a magic user, and cant do the mage guild thing

    im using xbox as well

    User Info: Serpenttounge

    Serpenttounge - 9 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. I searched the quest on TESwiki and found that that was a listed bug and fortunetly had two solutions.

    ■For some users, Tolfdir doesn't appear at the meeting place outside of the Saarthal entrance and cannot be found anywhere between Saarthal and The College of Winterhold. This persists after waiting several days in-game.

    ■Solution: Traveling back to the college, entering the Hall of the Elements, and then returning to Saarthal (do not fast travel) fixed this.

    ■Another solution would be to fast travel to another area (Whiterun for example) and then turn off BOTH the "Under Saarthal" quest and the "Forbidden Legend" quest. You can then fast travel back to Saarthal, and Tolfdir will be there

    Hope this helps, the only other solutions the site offered were for PS3 and PC. I haven't run into this problem yet on my Xbox so I can't really give you any tips from personal experience.

    User Info: Adenn666

    Adenn666 - 8 years ago 25   6
  2. I realise this answer was posted 7 years ago but alas I only discovered it now. I've had to start skyrim again after my Xbox 360 broke down and I bought an Xbox one. Only replying to say that on an Xbox one S? I believe mine is. The suggestion to fast travel some where like whiterun (did exactly that) then turn off this particular quest and to then fast travel back to Saarhal so Tolfdir will be there actually worked for me. Thanks for the suggestion :)

    User Info: MaidenOfTheIsle

    MaidenOfTheIsle - 1 year ago


  1. Just fast travel away then travel back all fixed :)

    User Info: BlazingY

    BlazingY - 7 years ago 6   1
  2. When takes look around the coffins he will stay behind for time then when you reach the end of the place he should come back to you saying," I was wondering when would I catch up to you, abd when you finish make sure o take the staff and the amlet fragment.

    User Info: Shadowmaster725

    Shadowmaster725 - 9 years ago 3   2
  3. Travel to markarth and sleep for 24 hours then travel back then they will be back all of them that went to saarthal hope this helps you out mate

    User Info: DragonbornSLX

    DragonbornSLX - 8 years ago 3   2
  4. I came across the same problem went up the hill towards winterhold and he was in battle with wolfs and a ice bear so that's probably what happened a and didn't continue until I defeated them

    User Info: JWATTZ20

    JWATTZ20 - 7 years ago 1   0
  5. I killed one of the 3 makes that train with you and that seemed to work

    User Info: The0dovah

    The0dovah - 7 years ago 0   0
  6. Simply fast travel to another location and fast travel back to the Saathal location and they should be there now.

    Make sure you actually located Saarthal on your global map before giving up and fast traveling away. Or else you might have to run all the way back here.

    Hope this helps!


    User Info: galderen

    galderen - 9 years ago 3   4
  7. Simple exiting to the main menu and then reloading your save will fix it.

    User Info: SirQuackberry

    SirQuackberry (Expert) - 9 years ago 3   4
  8. Hows about reloading the save?

    User Info: happysteve789

    happysteve789 - 9 years ago 1   2
  9. Your best guesse is to reload a savefile from before you went to saarthal for the first time.

    don't know much else...

    User Info: d3lta_shot

    d3lta_shot - 8 years ago 3   4
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    User Info: emma15boat

    emma15boat - 8 years ago 2   3
  11. Sometimes quests don't work if you're a vampire.Try curing this then start the quest.

    User Info: AwesomeTactics

    AwesomeTactics - 8 years ago 1   2
  12. Try talking to the other novices in the hall of elements then go back.

    User Info: gatspe3d

    gatspe3d - 9 years ago 1   3
  13. This happened to me. All I did was go back to Winterhold to do a couple things, and come back a few minutes later and everyone was there.

    User Info: bakuganlover

    bakuganlover - 9 years ago 0   2
  14. When that happened to me thats what i did, also the female darkelf conjurer novice leaves somewhere, i also did a small quest for one of the mages and went back and they were all their. sorry if that doesnt help much.

    User Info: gatspe3d

    gatspe3d - 9 years ago 0   3
  15. Did you try going inside the saarthel?? they might spawn after going into saarthel.

    User Info: roh756

    roh756 - 8 years ago 1   4
  16. Wait until the next morning, he only goes to the place during the day

    User Info: michaelpaws

    michaelpaws - 8 years ago 2   5
  17. Just Do Some Other Quest Then Return There I Ever Had This Kind of Troubel He Never Came When Iwaited So I Skip This Quest Playing Other Suddenly Poof He Is There My Advice Play Another Quest FIrst Then Return There If It Not Working Maybe The Whole Sarrthal Quest Crash Or Glitching So Keep Waiting

    User Info: jajatukik

    jajatukik - 9 years ago 1   5
  18. When this mission begins, you should actually just walk with him there. Then he should for sure be there.

    User Info: Masterdebaitor

    Masterdebaitor - 9 years ago 0   6

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