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Old 11-27-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Dragon not burning and not giving up the soul....

So I killed this dragon and he didn't burn up and I didn't get his soul. Is this bad? I even resurrected him, killed him again, and the same thing happened. I haven't fought a dragon since but I'm a little worried. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Happened to me twice, but that's probably been out of 40 kills, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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Did you spawn the dragon yourself? Whenever I spawn an Elder Dragon and kill it no soul comes out. Just a lifeless dragon corpse.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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I don't know about your situation, but sometimes a dragon will respawn. You don't get a soul for killing the same dragon twice.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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It happened to me this morning. I fast traveled to a dragon location i had cleared earlier so i could run to an unexplored place from there, and the dragon had respawned. No burning or soul when i killed it, so i just assumed it was a random respawn, which is probably the case^^
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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It happens to me sometimes when I kill the dragon mid-air. It's health bar will dissappear and it will land asap but properly die instantly after it lands.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:35 PM   #7
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Only once for me, I think it because I loot him so fast the animation script is interrupted. So I will wait until the animation is done, so far no problem.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:37 PM   #8
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I don't know about your situation, but sometimes a dragon will respawn. You don't get a soul for killing the same dragon twice.
A dragon will respawn, and level up
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:23 AM   #9
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you know.....I'm pretty sure I killed a dragon at the same place once before so the no soul for respawned dragons makes sense. Thanks for the replies!
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:00 AM   #10
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I've had one dragon that did not give me a soul. It was in a new location for me, but the dragon was killed by a giant before I could reach it.

I figured since I didn't have a chance to damage the dragon, no soul for me.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:37 AM   #11
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So I killed this dragon and he didn't burn up and I didn't get his soul. Is this bad? I even resurrected him, killed him again, and the same thing happened. I haven't fought a dragon since but I'm a little worried. Any thoughts?
You should be fine. This exact same thing happened to me. Every dragon I've fought since has given me a soul, even ones at the dragon spots on the map that I've killed before and have respawned.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:38 AM   #12
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I guess you weren't the dragonborn afterall
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:03 AM   #13
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It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. There has been a dead dragon sitting right outside solitude in my current game for a while. Soul never got absorbed. But that was the only one out of like 30+ dragons killed.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #14
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my theory:

non-burning dragons a.k.a. quest dragons..

u may get misc. quests like "jarl put a bounty on that a dragon's head, go & kill" from stewards or even from tavern owners.

if u saw and killed that dragon before getting that quest, simply they ll reappear again as soon as u activate the quest.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:23 AM   #15
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Yeah, happened to me too last night. I figured it was because I had already killed it, and someone came along and rezzed the bugger. I was that dragon's soul. Ha!
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