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Forticon Mistwatch
Skyrim map Mistwatch
Hold Eastmarch
Type Military Fort
Sublocations Mistwatch Courtyard
Mistwatch North Tower
Mistwatch West Tower
Mistwatch East Tower
Quests Forgetting about Fjola
Characters Christer
Enemies Mistwatch Bandits

Mistwatch is a fort located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is in the Eastmarch hold, and consists of four towers.


Mistwatch is located on the border between Eastmarch and The Rift. It is directly due east from Darkwater Crossing. A quest here can be initiated by meeting the Frightened Woman, who can be randomly encountered.


Mistwatch is a stone fort that is built into the side of the cliff. It is comprised of an outside courtyard and four towers. One tower is part of the outside area. The other three towers, Mistwatch North Tower, Mistwatch West Tower and Mistwatch East Tower are separate areas. The towers are separated by the lower and higher balconies. A fifth tower lies in ruins.

Mistwatch is home to a group of Bandits who call themselves the Mistwatch Bandits, who capture people and hold them for ransom. The outer courtyard is guarded by several bandits.

A man named Christer is in the first tower, Mistwatch North Tower. He asks the Dragonborn to save his wife Fjola, as he fears the bandits have captured her. He will give the player the Mistwatch Key if one agrees to help him. There is an Alchemy Lab in the top room of the tower.

The Mistwatch lower balcony is the roof of Mistwatch North Tower. There is a cooking fire here, next to a lean-to and sleeping mat. The lower balcony leads to the next tower.

Next to the cells in Mistwatch West Tower, there is a note which reads:

"The lady we grabbed down by the river turned out to be a feisty one. Burbag thought he could beat some respect into her, but it looks like he used too strong a hand. The boss is not going to be happy when she hears about this".

In the cell is a dead Imperial woman. There is a ladder leading up to Mistwatch higher balcony, which in turn leads to the next tower.

The Bandit leader is in the last tower, Mistwatch East Tower. There are a couple of cells here and the bandit leader's quarters.


Notable lootEdit



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

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , and  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  360    PC  If the player were to accept Fjola's offer then kill her, and then tell Christer you did not find her, it is possible that the quest will direct the player to "Report back to Fjola" even though she is dead, therefore rendering the quest incompletable. A fix for this would be to reload an autosave and tell Christer you killed her.
  •  360   If the player goes through the towers out of order (i.e. meeting Christer to get the Key; climbing the mountain behind Mistwatch; entering the East tower; finding and dealing with the bandit leader; then entering the West tower,) the bandits inside the West tower may be non-hostile towards the player.


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  • Mistwatch

    2 messages
    • I relly expected to find Fjola dead. But Skyrim continues to suprise me and keep me entertained.
    • haha i was expecting her to not to be found. Kinda like the Treva's Watch infiltration quest where Stalleo asks us if we found his family...

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