In my current playthrough (just the last patch, no UAP) I try to do as many quests as possible. However after doing the "destroy the bridge material" for the Thieves I noticed that I can no longer "persuade them to leave". So I´d rather wanted to "persuade them to leave", then attack them while leaving for their gear and the XP and THEN collecte the reward from Constable Owen for killing the bandits.... In theory that should work, but in practice I have a problem. Dead Bandit leader does not carry the key that opens the bridge gate (and he had while living)... As my lock pick skill is lower than Virgils and his is not high enough I can´t open the gate and am still stuck in Shrouded Hills... As my pick pockets skill is 0 the chance to steal the key from him while he lives is minimal. Any ideas?