I am currently trying to figure out why my mod list install order and/or load order is breaking the investment perk on some of your vendors in CRF and your villages mods. It might help me to know why you chose to use the Global “PerkInvestorMarkarthApothecary 000AE690” from Skyrim.esm instead of the Global “CRFPerkInvestorHeljarchenApothecary xx02FA24” that you set in CRF? (for Leveled Item xx030500)
At Heljarchen I can invest with the Blacksmith but not with the Apothecary. The investment dialog is offered, when I click on that option the dialog moves forward as though the transaction occurs but no money changes hands, also the dialog to invest is offered as a dialog option subsequently.
I’ve seen this on all my builds (several) in SE and LE with WB, MO or MO2 as managers (currently SE on WB). I researched sometime ago when I was less knowledgeable about modding thinking it was a dialog issue and came to the conclusion that fixing it was beyond my skills (which is probably still true).
I came back to the issue recently as I appear to be having similar issues in some of your villages mods which I’ve only been including in my mod list recently (~2 years). Testing without any other mods will probably be necessary, which will be tedious as your character needs to be fairly well along in the game to test properly. When it was just Heljarchen it could be easily ignored. This most recent build includes the Granite Hill mod by Johnrose81 and it appears to have similar issues, which means I am doing something wrong somewhere. I use Loot but then I hand re-sort a little to reduce the amount of patching I need to do in xEdit. I use a bash patch. I use USSEP.
Any other guidance you might have to offer would be greatly appreciated!
A side question if I may, I added Keld-Nar "late" on this most recent play through and wondered if that might be the cause of the NPC's there having very little or no dialog, so far mostly just hellos and the innkeeper’s for sale dialog option?