Skyrim:The Battle for Fort Greenwall (Imperial)

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Take Fort Greenwall for the Imperials.
Quest Giver: Legate Rikke
Location(s): Rift Imperial Camp, Fort Greenwall.
Prerequisite Quest: Compelling Tribute
Next Quest: Rescue from Fort Kastav
Concurrent Quest: Reunification of Skyrim—Umbrella quest
Reward: Leveled Gold[verification needed — see talk page], Promotion to Tribune of the Imperial Legion
ID: CWFortSiegeFort
Suggested Level: 6
The battle begins

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Report for duty to Legate Rikke at the Rift Imperial Camp.
  2. Join the Legion soldiers staging for the attack.
  3. Clear the fort of Stormcloak rebels.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Report for Duty[edit]

Report for duty to Legate Rikke at the Rift Imperial Camp, where she will give you orders to rendezvous with a group of Imperial soldiers preparing to attack Fort Greenwall and to assist in the assault.

Join the Soldiers Preparing the Assault[edit]

Make your way to Fort Greenwall. The fort is just north of Riften, and the soldiers are waiting just southeast of the fort. As you approach the group, they will storm the southeast entrance to the fort.

Take the Fort[edit]

Assist your fellow soldiers in clearing the fort of Stormcloak rebels while the game updates you with the percentage of enemies remaining. The battle takes place in the exterior parts of the fort only, in the courtyard and on the walls. The entrance is blocked by wooden barricades, but these can be easily brought down by melee attacks.

Once you have killed all Stormcloak rebels, the quest will be completed. The Reunification of Skyrim questline will update and prompt you to return to General Tullius to report your success and receive your reward. Tullius will promote you to the rank of Tribune of the Imperial Legion at this point, though he will not mention this to you.


One achievement is unlocked at the end of this quest:


  • Corpses will disappear shortly after death, so you may wish to loot them as you go to avoid missing out.
  • If Riften is given to the Imperials during Season Unending then this quest will not be given to you.
  • If you attempt to infiltrate Fort Greenwall before contacting the Imperial soldiers, in order to sneak-kill most or all of the Stormcloak garrison before the attack begins (which would not be particularly difficult if you have high sneak and/or archery skills), the Imperial troops will automatically commence their attack when you do, no matter how stealthily you act.
  • Even after you are told that 0% of the defenders remain and that you have won, there may still be several Stormcloak survivors who flee northeast along the road in the direction of the mining settlement of Shor's Stone. If you decide to pursue them, be careful of who you target, especially in the dark, since you can easily kill some of the local guards of Shor's Stone by mistake and incur a bounty in the Rift.
  • Once the battle begins at the fort, Rikke leaves The Rift Imperial Camp and it is instead commanded by Legate Fasendil. After the battle is finished and the quest clears in the journal, the Rift Imperial Camp will be packed up and abandoned.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Battle for Fort Greenwall (CWFortSiegeFort)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Legate Rikke has sent me to assist in taking Fort Greenwall from the enemy.
Objective 10: Join the men attacking Fort Greenwall
Objective 100: Take over Fort Greenwall by defeating the enemy (<Global=CWPercentPoolRemainingDefender>% Remaining)
9000 Finishes quest☑ We have succeeded in taking Fort Greenwall from the enemy.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 910, 920, 950, 1000, 2000, 9200, 9999.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage CWFortSiegeFort stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest CWFortSiegeFort.