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Fort Amol

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For this fort in Online, see Fort Amol (Online).
Forticon Fort Amol
Fort amol map
Hold Eastmarch
Type Military Fort
Sublocations Fort Amol Prison
Quests The Battle for Fort Amol
Characters None
Enemies Elemental Mages
Location ID FortAmol01

Fort Amol is a fort located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is northeast of Ivarstead on the road from Whiterun to Ivarstead. Initially, it is overrun with conjurers, who killed the previous guards. After the conjurers are cleared from the fort, it will once again be garrisoned by Stormcloak soldiers.


The courtyard features a forge, a workbench and an alchemy lab. Inside the fort proper, there is a cellar that features an arcane enchanter, a Catalogue of Armor Enchantments, several potions, and an adept-locked chest that contains Novice Robes of Restoration.

A Shrine of Julianos is located near the alchemy lab, further suggesting his worshipping by mages.

Notable LootEdit


The Battle for Fort AmolEdit

Assist the Legion soldiers in retaking Fort Amol.


  • There is a Tome: Bound Bow skill book under a lantern hidden in a bucket in the Fort Amol Prison. There are two doors at ground level, one to the northwest, and one to the northeast. The book can be found by entering the door to the northwest. Upon walking in, straight ahead is a table raised on an area elevated by two steps. To the left of the table against the back wall is a bookshelf. On the right side of that bookshelf is a bucket. The tome is under the lantern, in the bucket. Further to the right on the table is a Scroll of Blizzard and a Draught of Extra Magicka. There are also several Soul Gems in the room.
  • On the highest tower of the fort there is a large cross with shackles on it, suggesting that crucifixions have occurred at this fort.
  • Atop the north tower of the fort, there is a Stormcloak body encircled by candles. The scene is reminiscent of the Black Sacrament.
  • There is a breach in the eastern outer wall, allowing the main entrance to be avoided and the fort attacked/looted using stealth.
  • The fort and prison can be entered and fully explored prior to receiving the quest.
  • The mages here may have captured vampires and put them in cages. Vampirism may be contracted by attacking a vampire and not opening the gate, while being targeted by Vampiric Drain.
  • If the Dragonborn reanimates any female Stormcloak soldier corpses scattered around the fort (labelled as "Corpse") with any necromancy spells, they'll moan with male voices.
  • The fort shares its name with a town from The Elder Scrolls: Arena.


This section contains bugs related to Fort Amol. 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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  , 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.
  • After taking the fort in The Battle for Fort Amol and fast traveling back to this location, there may be an Alchemy Lab clipped into the workbench, as well as two chests clipped into each other.
  • The above glitch can also happen without completing the quest (observed during the Reunification of Skyrim quest at the beginning of the "Regain the Rift" objective). The grindstone that spawns may also be unusable.
  •  PC   When visiting the fort before The Battle for Fort Amol, to activate the Shrine of Julianos, it may be necessary to hovering the mouse cursor on the top part of the shrine, not the bottom part as is most common.
  • Attempting to enter Fort Amol as a werewolf (in werewolf form) can cause the game to freeze at the transition loading screen.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Fort Amol

  • Arena town of Amol is Fort Amol in Skyrim?

    5 messages
    • They have copied some names from Arena but not everything.
    • We could assume so. I don't think much of Arena is considered canon, but you got to remember there's a 204 year time span between Arena ...
  • Bug

    2 messages
    • i killed all the mages there didnt say cleared  went to solesthiem  the mages where back i was SURE i cleared the fort
    • given enough time, enemies will respawn. that is, if the place is one of the many that will reset. there are a handful that stay cleared l...

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