Alright, so I recently decided that I should play the Arcanum Game of the Year edition that's been sitting on my shelf. Turns out that it's a great game and a total blast to play. Unfortunately, I have a strange situation. I have not installed any patches. I accepted the Taxes quest, then killed the thief and took the dagger back to the mayor. I picked the proper option about his guards, and he then gave me the taxes. Then I ran around and did a couple other things before heading back to Praetor, who tells me that I don't have the taxes. The Mayor seems to think they've already been given to me. I don't see them on the ground anywhere or in my inventory. Normally, I would just reload an older save and redo a few things, but strangely, I hadn't made a separate save in about 5 levels, so I'm a bit loathe to try and remember what all I did. I saw a couple other posts here on issues with this quest, but those seemed to be patched games. Still, I thought it worthwhile to see if anyone might have an idea before deciding I'm screwed one way or the other. Thanks, all.