[I have read the rules, sorry if this becomes a double post, the first attempt vanished]
Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, my fairly extensive googling has not found the answer, and the possibility exists that I am being a bit thick!
Problem contains story element spoilers, see below:
I'm trying to progress the romance between my PC and Jaheira, and more importantly progress the Harpers Hold quests etc. I am an XP hound!
I have >110 in game days, and yes, whilst I know the Renfeld encounter event is random, and what "random" means, I have either yet to see Renfeld or have seen him and missed him (talking to Rylock does not progress the quest).
I am trying to do a clean playthrough, but I have a life! I can't keep waiting to progress this quest, and several dozen travels into and out of the city haven't worked to generate this specific encounter.
I have downloaded EEKeeper and don't know which variable to add or modify. Adding Renfeld's body to my inventory and speaking to Rylock did not work. Scanning through local and global variables for the PC and Jaheira did not reveal anything obvious (i.e. anything to do with Renfeld, Rylock, Harpers, or Xzar). I've used the creature browser and the "find strings" functions to look up the resource names and reference numbers but don't know what to do with this information.
I'm stuck! Help!
How do I use EEKeeper to add this quest/modify the quest or encounter status/progress this quest line?
I'd really rather not use the command console if at all possible.
TL:DR I'm stuck at a particular point in the progression of the game due to not having had a random encounter. This is either a bug or a mistake on my part. I'd like to use EEKeeper (as opposed to the command console) to edit a save and be able to progress the quest line/encounter. How do I use EEKeeper to edit quest statuses, progress quest line, or add the relevant quest statuses to move forward?
Please can anyone help me with this.