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The Battle for Fort Sungard is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
For other uses, see Sungard.


This quest can happen in both Imperial Legion and Stormcloak questlines depending on whether the Dragonborn agreed to hand over Markarth to the Stormcloaks during the quest Season Unending or not.

If Markarth is in the hands of the Imperial Legion, after blackmailing Raerek, Jarl Igmund's Steward, and gaining both funds and weaponry for the rebellion, Galmar Stone-Fist's orders are to bolster the forces preparing for an attack on Fort Sungard. Once the fort has been taken it can then be garrisoned and the liberation of The Reach can finally be secured.

If Markarth is in the hands of the Stormcloaks, Legate Rikke orders the Dragonborn to join the men waiting to attack Fort Sungard, defeat all enemy troops and take back The Reach.


Join the Men Attacking the FortEdit

Fort Sungard is located along the road leading southeast from Rorikstead. The allied forces have mustered at the base of a ridge, outside firing range of the forts defending archers. Approaching the commander will launch the headlong charge of the massed army into the fortification.

Take Over the Fort by Defeating the EnemyEdit

The fort is being defended by a very large enemy presence. Countless archers line the ramparts on approach and barricades slow progress towards the gate. Once the barricades have been sundered, the Infantry can rush the courtyard and gain access to the walls. The entire battle can be fought on the exterior courtyards and ramparts without entering the interior at all. Frequent reports will briefly outline the progress and remaining enemy garrison. When the enemy has been neutralized, the fort will be captured and the mission complete.



  • The quest becomes easy if the player is lycanthropic, by turning into a werewolf and slaughtering all the Imperials/Stormcloaks. However, fellow soldiers will turn against their comrade, regardless of their allegiance.


This section contains bugs related to The Battle for Fort Sungard. 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  , 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.

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