The Guardhouse in Morthal is the headquarters of the Hold Guards for Hjaalmarch.


The Guardhouse consists of a ground-level room and a cellar serving as the prison of Hjaalmarch. It contains two chests containing random loot. This guardhouse is not a picture of military order; the Jarl of Hjaalmarch had little need for an organized militia.

The Legion has attempted to improve the old guardhouse and the jail (which is more of a cellar with a single cell secured by an adept-leveled lock), but it is still a mess. The heavy armor skill book 2920, vol 06 - Mid Year is hidden behind a basket and barrel near the bed.


This section contains bugs related to Guardhouse (Morthal). 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.
  • It is possible to become locked inside the Guardhouse if night falls while inside the prison, which is considered a separate location. Picking the lock to get back to Skyrim is considered a crime and has a 5 GoldIcon penalty.
  • When doing the quest "A False Front" the Dragonborn may become locked inside the guardhouse if night falls while in it. Do not pick the lock, as it is considered a crime. Just wait until morning for the door to unlock itself.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Guardhouse (Morthal)

  • Guardhouse (Morthal) - permanently locked?

    4 messages
    • I also encountered this bug. What I did is that I created a custom fix mod using CreationKit. It's easy and saves you the headaches.
    • I had just experianced this problem and what i did to leave the gaurdhouse was to stack the kettle and the two baskets behind me and snuck up...