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.


Forgetting about FjolaEdit

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.

She might appear with a Steel Plate Helmet at higher levels and Nordic Carved Armor if the Dragonborn add-on is installed.

Notable itemsEdit


This section contains bugs related to Fjola. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • 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.
    • This also occurs if the Dragonborn kills Fjola, then tells Christer that she is dead. He will become hostile and attack. Sheathing one's weapon will cause him to become passive again. At that point, the Dragonborn can tell him that the ring has been found, and the next quest is to report back to Fjola, even though she is dead.