For other uses, see Snowhawk.
"We bid you enter Snowhawk, where the wind is as sharp as its talons and as fierce as its name..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Snowhawk, otherwise known as Fort Snowhawk, is a city located in the Hjaalmarch region of Skyrim. In its prime, it was one of the major eight cities to exist in the Imperial Simulacrum for Skyrim.



Snowhawk is located near the main road between the settlements on Morthal and Dragon Bridge. Fort Snowhawk has one entrance connecting to the main road, and upon entering it, you will see a large building in the middle with the courtyard surrounding it. The back of the fort has the forge and stables for soldiers to stay in.


Second EraEdit

Snowhawk existed during Tiber Septim's time and the Tiber Wars along with the city of Haafingar and Falcreath. At this time, the cities of Markarth and Morthal had yet to be founded.

Third EraEdit

Main article: Snowhawk (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the city of Snowhawk was one of the eight major kingdoms in Skyrim and was under the rule of King Tarben. Snowhawk was connected to the townships of Dunstad Grove, Lainalten, and Markarth Side. At one point, the Eternal Champion had visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos to defeat Jagar Tharn at the Imperial Palace.[1]

Fourth EraEdit

Sometime later, Snowhawk was sacked to the point where only a single fort remained in its wake. This Fort Snowhawk was used as a major military bulwark that protected the city of Morthal from foreign invaders to the west. Those who took control of Snowhawk had control of Morthal and Hjaalmarch. At one point, the fort was overrun by a group of Necromancers who used it as a redoubt. Because Morthal was a part of the Mede Empire, the stronghold was under the control of the Imperial Legion.[2]



By gameEdit



Notice: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. Go Blades