this is by far the WIERDEST arcanum bug i have yet encountered, though please share yours if you think they qualify while playing a mage, unmodded, unedited, etc, i show up for the first time at the wheel clan. of course, arronax/kerghan is there with his overly dramatic voice, does his number with knocking us out. only here's the thing; i'm level 46. he knocks me out, and within two or three seconds, i'm standing again. so i figure, 'oh what the hell' pop a fatigue potion and kill him (one harm spell does it). then, with him standing dead and my fatigue-ridden comrades still unconcious (them being WORTHLESS MUTT and the dwarf from the penal colony, whatever his name is, i normally never take followers), i run into the wheel clan entrance. mostly, i just did it to see what would happen to my followers. after all, i had saved right before i had travelled, it COULDN'T do any harm, right? so, i get through the door and realise that what happens is that i no longer have followers. normally, i'd be fine with that; i only keep DOG to find new and inventive ways to get him killed, and i only brought the dwarf because i wanted to see the conversation options. i'd never done it before. so, i head BACK through the door, to the outside where i left them. right then, Arcanum.exe crashes. OK, understandable, i can see how that would screw it up. reload, reteleport, relisten to the prick, this time i DONT kill him AND i wait for my followers to wake up. about halfway through my dealings in the dredge, i begin to realise a series of oddities. first, worthless mutt is now an APPRENTICE in melee!! whatinthehell? second, every time i put a point into either spells OR learned schematics, i get a BLESSING. no description. just the regular blessing sound/comment. third, every time i try to look at the blessing page in my journal, arcanum.exe crashes. i haven't noticed any particular oddities other than this, but the game itself has been a tad glitchy. what the hell is going on, and is there a solution?