Long time lurker here, playing through my first solo of BG:II EE.
I cleaned out Watcher's Keep level 1. Had the bell, candle, and ritual from the sarcophagus. I went up to the alter and placed the bell and candle in the alter with the book. Immediately two statues came to life. I ran to a room and closed the door to gather my wits. I opened the door, found one of the statues, and killed it.
Trouble is, the other statue is missing... I have searched every inch of the first level and cannot find the statue. After giving up my search I decided to try and just get the ritual to begin. I have tried approaching and re-approaching the alter, taking out all the items and replacing them, traveling to a different part of the world map and back, turning the game on and off, but all to no avail...
Like a doofus I kept playing for a bit thinking this would iron itself out and no longer have a pre-watchers keep save.
Any thoughts or clues on to how this issue might be circumvented? Any way to force the ritual dialogue to begin?