I assumed this was an error in the game, thinking combat was ongoing, but this happens in EACH Apocrypha map for all the different portions of the quest. Reloading doesn't help. Starting from the beginning doesn't help. The only way "out" is to die. Yet, for some reason, dying in Apocrypha returns me to where I was back on Solstheim with the quest still completed (maybe that's normal?).
Anyone else run into this? Any thoughts? (Given the interaction option labeled "to solstheim", I can't believe this is the way it's supposed to work.)