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I have give her all the ingridients. But she don't comes back! WHY?

Probably because you gave the ingridients around 11 pm. Check the bugs page. this also happened to me.Georgeguy 07:54, 8 June 2009 (EDT)

Moving Comment

Shouldn't those comments on the first page be moved over here? Jbfballrb 20:32, 8 May 2006 (EDT)

Done! --MiSP 14:27, 9 May 2006 (EDT)


yeah it does work. just made 300 golds just by keep asking for rewards. That's how I like my employers!!! - Johan


Hey the glitch happened to me where since I didnt give her the items in the right order I can;t hand everything over to her. saw that I can type that phrase once I've given her all the items I could, but I have no idea where to type it...anyone know?..i have 360 -Nate

Sorry, no console for the Xbox 360 (as far as I know). Load an earlier savegame. --MiSP 09:38, 6 May 2006 (EDT)

Comments moved from article

I am currentley busy with the quest *allies for bruma* I hate it To close all of those gates for evry city, Although it's made alot easier since i have many conjuration,destruction and chameleon spells, I have alot of money after i completed the cure vampirism qeust I could go to Janus hassildor and click endlessley on reward to keep getting about 10.000 per 2 seconds, although now i do not have to be a merchant and pick up evrything i need. But it is getting boring

  • Hmmm... I couldn't find any Atronius character at the Arcane University, but I did find this, which worked fine on the Xbox 360 version: "There are a number of ways to initiate this quest. Here is how I did it: I went to Cheydinhal's Chapel of Arkay, though any chapel should do. Talk to someone in there about a cure. They will start you on the quest. The first step in the quest is to talk to Raminus Polus about a cure. You can find him in the Arcane University located in Imperial City. He will tell you a bit about it, and refer you to Count Hassildor. You can find him in Skingrad. Talk to his steward, then eventually he will talk to you." Source: EVERYTHING to know about vampirism and i mean EVERYTHING
Everything about vampirism? UESP has far more info (and a far better and more well-arranged layout) here. --MiSP 16:03, 21 April 2006 (EDT)


  • I discovered a bug here: after he gives you some gold as reward (the actual amount depends on the characters level, see the table below), mention reward to him again and he'll give you the same amount again. You can do this repeatedly. I thought there may be a limit but there isn't unless its more than 200,000 gold.
*I tested this to see how much money I could amass. In 30 minutes I had over 1 million gold. It seems you can also do this at any time (after recieving your intial reward), even after completing the quest. I travelled to the Imperial City to do some quests and then returned to Skingrad, and the Count was still willing to give me more gold.


Bug 4: I discoverd that sometimes when you talk to her the option of handing in the bloddgrass doesnt appear I handed in everthing else and bloodgrass isnt their, and yes i did have them in my inventory. So watch out for that.

This is the same as the already mentioned bug 1. --MiSP 15:47, 31 May 2006 (EDT)


Update: The patch fixes the Unlimited Money bug. If you were hoping for it, then you must not download the Patch. Of course, if you do dl it, then you fix many headaches, but you can't get unlimited money. So, if you want more money, Do the two Money Glitch quests before downloading the Patch. However, Milk them each for as much as you can possibly get to. I was able to get to 1,000,000,000 in one day, taking a small break here and there to let my fingers rest.
A small note is more than enough. This comment belongs here at the talk page. --MiSP 08:43, 27 June 2006 (EDT)


  • Apparently there is a bug which may occur if you hand in the items in the wrong order which prevents you from completing the quest.
    • Your options then would be to reload a previous game or to type set MS40.cureready to 1 into the console after you have given the ingredients to the witch. This will cause a new topic to appear and allows you to complete the quest properly.
    • Just hand in the items in the order I named them and this shouldn't happen.
Is this the same bug as the next in the list (now #1)? I've heard a lot about the "Bloodgrass" topic disappearing when you complete the main quest, but I've never heard of this bug elsewhere. Need someone to verify. Sounds like they might just be the same glitch. --MiSP 17:03, 19 September 2006 (EDT)


  • There have been problems with the witch accepting bloodgrass. This is because the witch only takes bloodgrass harvested from Oblivion as opposed to bloodgrass bought in shops. If you are already finished the main quest and cannot go into Oblivion to obtain bloodgrass, you will need to advance the quest via the console, seek bloodgrass by remains of closed Oblivion gates or pick one growing in Frostcrag Spire if you have the plugin. Have seen bloodgrass growing outside the Chorrol, Cheydinhal and Leyawiin "Allies for Bruma" Oblivion gates. (Edit: This is not the case. Verified in an unpatched first-edition-pressing install that there is and only ever has been one variety of Bloodgrass. The bug was caused by the Bloodgrass topic disappearing after completion of the Main Quest.)
Cleaned this up, moved it here just in case. --MiSP 17:03, 19 September 2006 (EDT)

The Count's Reward

After Rona Hassildor is cured and dies, you wait 24 hours and return to speak to Janus. He says, something like, "Given your present condition, the gift I would offer you would be useless." I have always been a vampire during this conversation.

My question is:

  • Is the reward different if you are not a vampire during the conversation? Like, offering to turn you into a vampire, or anything?

GuildKnight 18:45, 13 November 2006 (EST)

Yes, the gift Janus is referring to is indeed the gift of vampirism. However, that reward is only available if you have never been a vampire. If you were a vampire and have already used the cure on yourself, the dialogue is "It seems you've been cured of vampirism yourself, so I can offer no help in that regard. I can, however, present you with a sum of money." And since a cured vampire can not become a vampire again, Janus re-infecting you with porphyric hemophilia would be pointless. The only problem is that the only way to start this quest is if you have already been a vampire; the make-me-a-vampire reward is not available in game. I've added the information on this unavailable reward to the notes section in case anyone else is curious about this. --Nephele 13:14, 26 November 2006 (EST)

D*** it! I can't remember where, but I know I read somewhere that someone in the Mage's Guild can start the quest by telling you that Janus Hassildor's wife needs help. Anyone seen this anywhere? GuildKnight 15:39, 26 November 2006 (EST)

Good tip! It looks when you complete Information at a Price, the Vampire Cure quest is started. This is based just on the construction set... it would be interesting if there's anyone who has gotten that far in the Mages Guild without becoming a vampire who could doublecheck what happens at that point. My guess is that if you then try talking to some of the people with Vampire Cure dialogues (chapel healers? Hannibal Traven? Janus Hassildor?) you may be able to start in on the quest. --Nephele 14:41, 6 December 2006 (EST)
This time around, I'm deliberately not planning on becoming a Vampire until later in the game, so I'll post back here on what happens when I get there. I'm still just starting out, though, so it may be a while yet. --Robin Hood 15:38, 8 July 2007 (EDT)
I see what you're talking about (or what you were talking about way back when!) in the CS, but it's actually misleading. The CureforVampirism topic only gets enabled in the VampireScript script, so the various people who have it won't actually show the topic, even if you've completed the Information at a Price quest. I suspect the start for it after Information at a Price is just left over from a pre-release incarnation of the quests. --Robin Hood 00:34, 19 February 2008 (EST)

I am not a member of the Mages Guild nor a Vampire nor ever was one, or was offered to be one. I gained an insane amount of fame, and SOMEHOW Hassildor was just walking around and gave me the quest. OUTSIDE. He was walking around outside on the brightest day possible.

If you have installed the plug-in Vile Lair, you can start the vampire cure quest by talking to Raminus Polus, then going to the Font of Renewal, and curing yourself. After getting the cure for the Count's wife, then I think he makes you a vampire. (Not confirmed) (Probably not possible either, as you have already been cured once) --Merco 05:06, 13 August 2007 (EDT)

  • I'm trying this method now, I'll let you know what happens. I just happen to have saved right at that point (after starting the quest with Raminus but not yet going to Skingrad) and I have the Vile Lair, so this should be interesting. --M2pt5 20:30, 17 January 2008 (EST)
  • Nope. I got the "you're already cured" line, but the whole quest went through just fine. --M2pt5 01:20, 18 January 2008 (EST)

Crayfish Cave

This comment was added to article (in the discussion of Grand Soul Gem locations):

Could the editor who added this please provide details on where these five soul gems are supposed to be located? I only know of the location of one grand soul gem in Crayfish Cave, as documented on the Crayfish Cave page. When I explored the cave myself, I only found one; when I check the construction set I can only find one grand soul gem listed anywhere in the cave. If additional ones were found in chests, for example, they are probably random loot rather than items that can be found repeatedly. In the meantime, I've changed the article to state that only one grand soul gem can be found in Crayfish Cave. --Nephele 04:15, 27 November 2006 (EST)

Sorry-- I didn't keep track of where I was finding them. The cave is quite large and they were mostly in chests guarded by various enemies, with the exception of the one you mentioned, which was on a small platform. They may not have all been in chests, but I don't recall. I won't be able to go back through the cave until I've completed my quest. Perhaps the Crayfish Cave item should mention something about Grand Soul Gems showing up in random loot there. I did edit the entry again thinking I had forgotten to save last night.

--Ognolman (yeah: I'll set up an account shortly...) 21:17 EST, 27 November 2006 (EST)

I tried revising this text once more, after another even more thorough check of the construction set. I added to the intro some general comments that most dungeon chests have a small chance of randomly containing an empty grand soul gem (there's nothing particularly unusual about the chests in Crayfish Cave). And started the list of locations by specifying that these are supposed to be locations where you are guaranteed to find an empty grand soul gem. And finally, changed Crayfish Cave to state that there is one soul gem there, because only the one is guaranteed. I feel that this is a more accurate way to summarize the facts, especially since for low level characters (less than level 11), there will only be the one grand soul gem in the entire cave. I hope this makes sense to everybody else. --Nephele 22:45, 5 December 2006 (EST)
Just to add to this, I just did Crayfish Cave at about level 34, I think, and found no grand soul gems other than the expected one. That said, I did notice a suspiciously high incidence of magic items and soul gems in that cave, so if there's something that biases the treasure generation towards those types of items, that might account for why Ognolman found five of them just through random chance.--Robin Hood 03:07, 15 April 2007 (EDT)

Face Changes?

I just took the cure, and for some reason, my character's face didn't change back to normal, she looked more like a guy. She hadn't fed on anyone for at least a week.

Is this normal? Should I have fed on a person before taking the cure? 22:28, 15 February 2007 (EST)

You may have hit a common bug with the cure for vampirism. Try loading an old game where your character looked normal, then re-load your current game where your character should have looked normal, but didn't.--Robin Hood 01:34, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
Hey this happened to me too, but I haven't tried the re-loading thing. I think you should add this in the section about bugs.


Ive got a new bug can someone tell me how to fix it im playing on 360 and when i have to give the potion to the count and his steward says follow me, i follow her and we go to the courtyard up the steps near the dungeon and she just keeps walking into the wall forever unless i wait or sleep.

I think the count has glitched into the wall and i cannot get to him.— Unsigned comment by (talk)

It sounds like Hal-Liurz is trying to take you where she's supposed to: to the secret 'Chamber of the Lost'. So the problem isn't that the count is in the wrong place, it's just that Hal-Liurz is forgetting to open the door for some reason. You may want to try leaving Skingrad castle for a few hours then come back and see whether or not things have been reset. Also try talking to her again maybe... there's another bit of dialogue that's supposed to happen right before she opens the door. --Nephele 21:12, 19 March 2007 (EDT)

Ive figured it out all you gotta do for this problem is knock that lizard unconsious and drag her to tht door then talk to her and walah.! It cost me 14k bounty but oh darn i guess. And no i did not read this off a site i figured it out myself. :) im proud

Knock her out? Can you explain this more? I have both the vampirism-cure and the Information at a Price quest pending but I can't get Count Hassildor to show up. I waited for a LONG time. I'm on an xbox. (anoymous 4-2-2007)
I'm guessing the suggestion was to basically kill Hal-Liurz. As long as she is marked essential, she should only be knocked unconscious instead of actually being killed. Before going to that extreme, though, you might want to try just casting a spell like Charm or Fortify Health on her. In another similar situation just casting a enhancement spell on the character was reportedly sufficient to reset the character's behaviour. If either solution works (or doesn't work), let us know, just so that we can provide a more definitive recommendation on what to do in this situation. --Nephele 17:32, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
K I've tried charming her and killing her neither of which seem to help. It seems that my game is stuck on the vampire cure quest since when I talk to Hal-liurz she says "the count awaits within. don't delay." When I activate the Main quest "Allies for Bruma", which I'm glad to learn is optional, you have to go and talk to all the counts. There's a red mark for Count Hassildor in the Castle Skingrad Courtyard where his secret room is. I can't get him to come out probably because of that. However I can't get Hal-liurz to let me back in there or to talk to me about something else. When I activate the Information at a Price quest I imagine the Count gets confused waiting for me in his secret room, and trying to meet with me in the Castle since those would both happen at the same time. Either way, I can't advance more in the Mages Guild

Curing vamparism on xbox 360

i have read up on the cure for vamparism and realised how i went about it wrong. i gave her blood grass not from oblivion and now she keeps telling me that i cant rush this sort of thing. is there anything i can do to get the cure from this position? -- Sam

Do you have the Patch installed? What you're describing sounds like the glitch that occurs (only without the patch) if you try to do this quest after finishing the main quest. If so, I don't know of any fix other than the patch. --Nephele 13:55, 23 March 2007 (EDT)

After completeing the quest I drank the potion. Later I wanted to become a vampire again but the game would not let me. Is the potion permanent? Can I ever become a vampire again? HELP! — Unsigned comment by (talk)

Yes, the cure is permanent. It's only possible to become a vampire again using PC-only cheats, see Oblivion:Vampires#Curing Vampirism. --Nephele 01:02, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

Darkness Eternal Bug

Along with the Cure Vampirism quest, I received a Darkness Eternal quest from Vicente Valtieri, which seems to relate to the same thing. However even after finishing the Cure Vampirism quest, the Darkness Eternal quest remains, telling me I should speak to Raminus Polus (who no longer has any Vampirism-related quest topics to discuss). The quest code from the sqt console command is DarkVamp, and the Stage is currently 110.--Robin Hood 01:23, 16 April 2007 (EDT)

I had the same problem on the 360. Killing Vicente completes the quest though, saying "I'll need to find another way to cure vampirism". --Sundaroct131088 07:08, 20 August 2007 (EDT)

Calindil's Soul Gem

Return a few days later and he should have replenished his stock.

I know that the quantity for the Grand Soul Gem in Calindil's inventory is -1 which means that it should restock. But I have tried many many times to go back and get a second Grand Soul Gem from Calindil and never been able to. I've checked with different characters, after leveling up, after doing other quests and coming back days later... and always after waiting the standard three days for items to respawn. Has anyone in fact been able to get this soul gem to respawn? (And with a character who is less than 12, so it's clear that the soul gem is the one in Calindil's pocket, rather than a randomly spawned one from his merchant chest). Without confirmation that this can definitely happen, I don't think the comment should be in the article. --NepheleTalk 12:10, 31 May 2007 (EDT)

Well, it was me who made that amendment. I definately got four of my five gems that way (and the other one in random loot). I just kept on going back to Calindil until I got my four. I guess you're right though. One player's experience is hardly conclusive, so maybe it's best to leave that out until further confirmation. — Unsigned comment by (talk)
Were you level 12 or higher at the time? And did you buy the soul gems from Calindil or pickpocket him? Because once you reach level 12 he will randomly stock empty grand soul gems, and those random ones will restock. But at that point, Calindil is no different from any of the other merchants in the game who stock magical equipment. Calindil is singled out in the list only because it is possible to get a soul gem from him even at low levels. --NepheleTalk 18:34, 14 June 2007 (EDT)
I bought the gems, not pickpocket. I don't recall my level, but it's possible it was more than 12.

How do you know if you are infected with Vampirism?

Besides the quick text message telling me that I am infected (this in the middle of a fight where I'm getting my butt handed to me), how do you know when you are infected with Vampirism, or anything for that matter. I didn't know I had Vampirism until I started getting the extra skills. I try to quaf a CURE DISEASE potion frequently because I never know when I am infected. Any suggestions? Playing on a PC. — Unsigned comment by (talk)

Check your fatigue in the menu listing your character's stats. If your fatigue is listed in red, then it's been damaged, and porphyric hemophilia is the most likely culprit. If it's in green, you haven't been infected.
In general, checking your stats pages periodically to see if there are any values listed in red is a good idea to check for various types of possible damage (to attributes or skills). Other negative effects are listed on the active effects menu page. As for how to cure anything unusual that you notice, check Options for Healing. --NepheleTalk 18:44, 14 June 2007 (EDT)
Simple way: go to the active effects page [journal-magic page(3rd from the left)-active effects(last one to the right)] then look for Vampirism, if your infected, or porphyric hemophilia, if you just got hit.

hope my "simple" way works for youGeorgeguy 19:01, 23 April 2009 (EDT)

Vampirism on 360

On my 360 I have become a vampire but want to be cured. I read on this page that I must talk to a healer to start the Quest however everyone I talk to just says things like "you won't get any of my blood" or "Get away from me" i have no idea wot is happening please help --Lavadragon 15:40, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

Sometimes NPCs will refuse to talk to you if your vampirism has progressed. Try feeding, or charming them. --Saruuk 20:18, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

ty --Lavadragon 06:54, 19 July 2007 (EDT)

Please Go

Ok, so I've done the Vampire Cure, given the Count the potion, his wife is dead. The thing is after many more than 24 hours of waiting he still will not give me the reward, saying "Please, Go" as if he were still greiving. Normally I'd be ok with this, as I am fine without the money, however I also started the quest Ulterior Motives, which means I cannot talk to Hal-Liurz because she is not there. So, after I fought the Necromancers in the quest, I talked to the Count like I'm supposed to, but he says "Please, Go" because of the vampirism quest. Basically, I can't progress in the Mages Guild because of this. Anyone have ideas? I really need help.

Yes, I have the same exact problem. Hal-Liurz says the same thing, and doesn't give me any dialogue options and the Count of Skingrad keeps saying "Please go." In fact, the strangest thing happened to me. I was inside a cave (I had wiped the cave clean of all monsters), and suddenly, I see a silhouette in the cave and I prepare for a fight. It turns out that the person was the Count of Skingrad!!!! He just comes up to me and says "Please go," and walks away. And I am standing there thinking what the hell... and the cave was near Bravil, which is quite far away from Skingrad. I do have a save before I tell Hal-Liurz that I have the cure, but that is the earliest I have. Please, someone, help us both!!! Oh, btw, I play on the Xbox 360 so there is no console, unfortunately. SO PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! - Partystarter69

  • I finally got it. I found Hal Liurz on the balcony above the courtyard. I used a command humanoid spell to bring her to the grand hall. Then I talked to her. She found the count and I talked to him, and finished this quest. Then, I killed the necromancers (I had spared them) and the count came up to me and told me how he saved my life.

I got almost the same problem but the count won't even talk you press A and nothing happens. Same with the wich. This effects Ulterior Motives because he just walks away and i cant speak to him. So im stuck.

I found the answer to be that one must go into the count's quarters enough times to make him attack you on sight. when he does this, lead him into the great hall, and perhaps his guards will knock him out if he attacks you, and they get in the way(getting a fist or a dagger to the head seems to upset them). After Hassildor awakens, he should no longer be in the glitch. I don't know how this worked, but it did. Best of luck to all!

Hal-Liurz (moved from main article)

Hal-Liurz mabye dont take you to the chamber of the lost, when she is in the great hall she said somthing about the Count are inside. But i Dont know what to do now. — Unsigned comment by (talk)

Damnit, I've got a bug; Raminus Pullo tells me to go to Count Hasildor, I arrive there and all he says is "I have nothing left to say to you

Permanent changes to the player's face

After you've consumed the Vampirism cure potion, and your vampirism has been cured, it seems as though the face of your character is older, and more yellow than before you became a vampire. Is this possible, and is there a way to fix this? (Note that I have Oblivion on PS3, so I cannot use the console to alter my character's face)--Merco 05:11, 13 August 2007 (EDT)

Load a save game from before you became a vampire, then load your most recent save. Your appearance should return to normal. See Face Changes?, for example. --NepheleTalk 13:11, 13 August 2007 (EDT)
you can also go to recent games, and just load up ur latest save the other save is unneccicary. 13:14, 14 September 2008 (EDT)

Cure for Vampirism

So I'm on Xbox360, I did this quest. I got to the end where I give him the potion and he takes it. Well there was a bounty on my head and right as the other lady tried to revive the Countess the guard stepped in the way. I cant interact with any of them for any quest, cause I figured that ohh I can just leave it be and move to a different one for the Mage's Guild. Well he does come out and help me in the second quest for them but I still cant interact with him to finish that quest. Anyone got any idea's to help me out.


I think i have a glitch on my 360.... i finished the quest ages ago, and am now looking to buy a house in skingrad. although, the count is always in his quarters, even when talking to Hai-Lurz she just says "please wait in the hall, the count will be here soon". I tried going into his quarters, but he just calls the guards and tells me to go away. umm, can anyone help?

Well, your main problem would appear to be that the Count does not sell you the house in Skingrad, whether or not you've done the Vampire Cure quest or any other quest involving Count Hassildor. You need to talk to Shum gro-Yarug in order to buy Rosethorn Hall. --NepheleTalk 02:54, 18 November 2007 (EST)

I have a PS3 and i can't finish vampirism cure. Hai-luarz just keeps saying the count is inside dont keep him waiting. and neither the count or melisande will say anything. I can't go back to a previous save because i have done too much since. can you help me i really want to carry on through the mage guild.

Already killed the Vampire

I already killed whatever his name is the powerful vampire and i havnt started the quest yet... does he respawn or am i screwed — Unsigned comment by (talk)

I'm assuming from the detailed information you provided that you mean you already killed Hindaril. In which case, as it already states in the article, "You can kill Hindaril before starting the Vampire Cure quest; if so, you will already have the Ashes of Hindaril in your inventory". --NepheleTalk 01:20, 20 November 2007 (EST)

That's exactly the same as me! But im 360. Someone help

PS3 Glitch

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There have been reports of the bloodgrass bug appearing in the Playstation 3 version (including the Game of the Year edition) regardless of the status of the main quest. At present there is no fix available.

There are no other reports of gameplay differences between the PS3 and other versions of the game, so I don't understand why a bug fixed on all other platforms with version 1.1.511 patch would appear on the PS3. Can anyone confirm that this is happening? And provide details on whether it is the same bloodgrass bug that is already described on the page; if not, what really is the cause of the bug and does it happen on other platforms? --NepheleTalk 14:25, 22 November 2007 (EST)

-This is happening, it's making me insane. I have not completed the quest before, the only thing I have done in the game is the complete Dark Brotherhood series. I'm now the listener and I want a cure. I have bought blood grass and went to oblivion. She's not taking it. - Anonymous

It's happening to me as well. I just hope when I reutnr with the ashes it resolves itself. Even a previous save does not suffice. I only got infected just to do this quest. My bloodgrass as duped though. -Some Dude

I've seen over a dozen threads on this on the official forums, but it only affects the GoTY edition. I guess when Bethesda was pre-applying the patch changes to it so it doesn't need patching this one was left out. It definitely does not affect the non-GoTY one, because I've seen independent confirmation from at least three people stuck with incurable GoTY vampirism that they rented/bought the non-GoTY Oblivion disc and finished the quest (the Bloodgrass topic was back.) Kivan 10:10, 29 January 2008 (EST)
I also removed the bad info "it is advisable that you harvest the bloodgrass from Oblivion" in the Bloodgrass section. The corresponding bad entry in the Bugs section must have already been purged. A while ago when the official patch had been released for a few months already that fixed the real cause (the main quest removing the Bloodgrass topic) I kept seeing this rumor, so I installed my first-pressing T-rated Oblivion bought the week it was released didn't patch it, and checked in the Construction Set. There was only one Bloodgrass ingredient present, and Oblivion Bloodgrass plants and shops both pointed to it. So this was just a bad guess by someone who couldn't give Melisande the Bloodgrass prior to the official patch addressing the real problem. Kivan 11:11, 29 January 2008 (EST)

The glitch as it appears does not prevent the bloodgrass topic from apearing in Melisandes dialog options. The topic appears but only the initial response ("a most interesting plant... etc") will result from selecting this topic even with the required amount of blood grass in your inventory.Rhomphaia 12:58, 31 January 2008 (EST)

(Following comment moved here since this seems to be the most relevant discussion)
Just wanted to let you know that I was having the same issue as everyone else regarding the vampire cure glitch on the Oblivion: GoTY edition for PS3, but I figured out a way to get it to work.
I tried renting a regular edition like you said and load my saved game from the GoTY edition on it so the witch would accept the bloodgrass but it kept freezing on the load screen.
Then, I read what you said about taking anything out of my inventory from Shimmering Isles and putting it in a box. Well I haven't gone to SI yet, but I thought it might be worth a shot to take everything out of my inventory and put it in a chest and save and try again.
And loe and behold, it worked. I got my saved game to load on the regular edition and it worked fine as far as getting the witch to accept the bloodgrass and giving me the cure.
I was at a level 27 at the time
Just wanted to let you know so you can spread the word since your site seems to be the most visited. 21:38, 14 April 2008 (EDT)

(Following discussion moved here from inappropriate talk pages)

For the cure for vampirism the witch will not take my blood grass, this is for the PS3, would there maybe be some kind of cheat for this. What I’m I to do? Missy 10:44, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
I'm afraid there's no solid workaround for this bug on the PS3 GoTY edition, but you may want to check these notes out. Hope it helps.--Willyhead 11:00, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
The same thing happened to me, though it was on the 360... this was before i traded in the consol for the pc... but i kept on trying until i was able to give it to her.--Ahnaz31 11:30, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
Try reading the article and the preceeding discussion. --NepheleTalk 13:08, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

Just wanted to add a wrinkle- I have the original PS3 release which I upgraded with the downloadable Shivering Isles at Playstation Network. After encountering the bloodgrass problem I found the solution here, but for GotY which I don't have. I saved, quit and deleted my Oblivion game data (the big 5GB+ file) and relaunched- lo and behold, Melisande accepted the bloodgrass. PSN allows purchased media to be re-downloaded, so it's not even neccessary to back up the game data first.-- 00:44, 2 November 2008 (EDT)

It should be noted that this bug is also present in the expansion disc of Shivering Isles for PS3. I had assumed I was not going to be affected by the bug, because I have that instead of the GOTY edition (with the brown cover). Apparently the SI disc contains the same content as the GOTY (with the full game), except that the expansion asks you to insert your original Oblivion disc when first playing to verify that you own it. 15:18, 10 January 2009 (EST)
Done and done, hopefully without mangling the facts too badly. --NepheleTalk 22:21, 12 January 2009 (EST)
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