Fjola is a Nord bandit leader encountered in Mistwatch. She left her husband, Christer, and returned to Skyrim. Upon returning, she became the leader of the bandits who had taken over the abandoned fort of Mistwatch on the southern border of Eastmarch.
She wants the Dragonborn to convince her husband that she is dead. After the Dragonborn fulfills her request, she promises to repay the Dragonborn's kindness later, but it isn't clear how or when. If she is visited at a later date, she has no dialogue options. Her appearance is randomly generated. Her name appears as Bandit Leader instead of Fjola.
If the Dragonborn chooses to help her, all bandits inhabiting Mistwatch (including any left alive and those that respawn) will become non-hostile towards the Dragonborn. This essentially grants one of the few "friendly" dungeons in the game (others include Druadach Redoubt) in which the inhabitants will not attack the Dragonborn.
This section contains bugs related to Fjola. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- If the Dragonborn kills Fjola, then tells her husband that she is alive somewhere, the quest will then be to report back to Fjola. As she is dead, reporting to Fjola is impossible. However, killing Christer allows the quest to be completed.
- If you kill Fjola, then tell Christer that you killed her, he becomes hostile and attacks—but if you then sheath your weapon, he becomes passive again. At that point you can tell him that you found the ring, and the next quest is to report back to Fjola—but she's dead. His corpse appears in the entrance with a quest marker on it, but the quest cannot be completed.
- Although her name is Fjola, her name says "Bandit Leader."