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Forticon Fort Kastav
Fort kastav
Kastav map
Hold Winterhold
Location North of Windhelm
Type Fort
Sublocations Captain's Quarters
Quests Rescue from Fort Kastav
Characters Stormcloak Soldiers
Enemies Skeletons
Master Conjurer
Location ID FortKastav01

Fort Kastav is a fort in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It occupies a mountain pass north of Windhelm and south of the Shrine of Azura, along the main road that travels from Windhelm to Winterhold.

The fort is composed of a courtyard, a prison and the captain's quarters. A ritual table is found at the very top of the main structure, accessible by a ladder located in the Captain's Quarters.

The fort is initially inhabited by a group of Conjurers and Necromancers along with several skeletons. If the Dragonborn sides with the Empire during the Civil War, the fort will be inhabited by Stormcloak Soldiers after assignment of the Rescue from Fort Kastav quest. Once completed, the fort will be garrisoned by Imperial Legion soldiers. The fort is not initially garrisoned by soldiers if the Civil War is won by the Stormcloaks; however, if the fort is cleared of mages, Stormcloak soldiers will garrison the fort once more after an in-game week.

Although the main road does not go through the fort itself, its close proximity makes it difficult to travel the road without being noticed and attacked if the fort contains enemies.



Fort Kastav Captain's QuartersEdit

The higher part of the room contains a bed, an end table with a skill book and a ladder leading outside to the roof of the building with an altar. A chest is found in the lower section of the room as well as a key of the Fort Kastav Prison.

Fort Kastav PrisonEdit

The prison can be entered from the courtyard and from a grate outside the fort near the southern wall. The prison itself contains beds for the soldiers and guards and five cells similar in style to those found in other forts such as Fort Neugrad.


Notable itemsEdit


Rescue from Fort KastavEdit

Sneak into the fort and release the Legion soldiers held captive inside.

The Battle for Fort KastavEdit

Claim Fort Kastav.



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