Skyrim:Rift Watchtower

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SR-mapicon-Imperial Tower.png
Imperial Tower:
Rift Watchtower
(view on map)
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Level Min: 6
Orc Bandits
Important Treasure
Hallgerd's Tale
Console Location Code(s)
RiftWatchtowerExterior01, RiftWatchtowerExterior02, RiftWatchtowerExterior03, RiftWatchtowerExterior04
The Rift
East-northeast of Sarethi Farm
Southwest of Clearspring Tarn
Special Features
# of Tanning Racks 1
Rift Watchtower

Rift Watchtower is a small tower in the northern Rift occupied by Orc bandits.

Rift Watchtower bandit chief

Related Quests[edit]

  • Note: This location is one of many potential targets for one or more of the radiant quests found on this page.

Rift Watchtower[edit]

This is a two-story watchtower, with a wooden structure leading up to the door, and an Orc bandit standing in front. There is another Orc bandit on the ground floor of the tower. You will find a pile of firewood to your left, with a tanning rack next to it. Opposite you is a table holding a mead barrel, a leg of goat, two leather strips, two garlic bulbs, a rock warbler egg, two raw rabbit legs, and a copy of The Code of Malacath. There is an open fire and cooking spit with a charred skeever cooking over it, which you can harvest for a charred skeever hide.

There is a stone spiral staircase leading to the top level to your right. Ascend this and you will be confronted by an Orc bandit and the boss. There is an Orc-styled shelter atop the watchtower with a long wooden table and two chairs. On the table are a joint of raw beef, grilled leeks, a bottle of Nord mead, an enchanted Orcish warhammer, a copy of the Heavy Armor skill book Hallgerd's Tale, and a copy of The True Nature of Orcs. Behind the table is an unlocked chest, and to the left is a small table holding a random bow and arrows.



  • The bandit leader (an unnamed Orc) does not respawn, which makes it impossible to complete radiant quests at this location if he has been killed previously.