So, I had to start a new character. The last one fell to the cultists... actually a guard who was accidentally hit during the battle did the foul deed. Anyway, my new character is a bit unusual, I call him "Darkbird Gravemaster". he's an unemployed executioner. I thought you'd like a pic of him with Morte:
Now for the bad news. first, your file name appeqars to get runcated by Windows 8, it apparently sees everything after the . as a file extension. that means all files are "Morte v1" . A little confusing if you're looking for the "7".
Now for the really bad news. I went to Falkreath, and Morte approached me as expected, but then he won't talk to me at all. No matter how many times I click on him, no dialogue appears. I can't go back to the old version because it was overwritten when I installed this new one, so I'm really curious to know if anyone besides me is having this issue.