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For other uses, see Fort Amol.

Fort Amol is a fort in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is northeast of Ivarstead, slightly off of the road to Whiterun. Initially, it is overrun with conjurers, who have apparently killed the previous guards. After the conjurers are cleared from the fort, it will once again be garrisoned by Stormcloak soldiers, which usually happens after the Battle for Whiterun is completed for the Imperial Legion, as all forts in Stormcloak-controlled Holds will then have their original residents replaced with Stormcloaks in preparation for Reunification of Skyrim.


The courtyard features a forge, a workbench and an alchemy lab. Inside the fort proper, there is a cellar that features an arcane enchanter, the book Catalogue of Armor Enchantments, several potions, and an adept-locked chest that contains Novice Robes of Restoration.

A Shrine of Julianos is located near the alchemy lab, which may indicate that the mages are his followers.


The Battle for Fort Amol[]

Assist the Legion soldiers in retaking Fort Amol to clear the way for attacking Windhelm directly.

Notable items[]


  • There is a Tome: Bound Bow skill book under a lantern hidden in a bucket in the Fort Amol Prison. There are two doors at ground level, one to the northwest and one to the northeast. The book can be found by entering the door to the northwest. Upon walking in, straight ahead is a table raised on an area elevated by two steps. To the left of the table against the back wall is a bookshelf. On the right side of that bookshelf is a bucket. The tome is under the lantern, in the bucket. Further to the right on the table is a Scroll of Blizzard and a Draught of Extra Magicka. There are also several soul gems in the room.
  • On the highest tower of the fort there is a large cross with shackles on it, suggesting that crucifixions have occurred at this fort.
  • Atop the north tower of the fort, there is a Stormcloak body encircled by candles. The scene is reminiscent of the Black Sacrament.
  • There is a breach in the eastern outer wall, allowing the main entrance to be avoided and the fort attacked/looted using stealth.
  • The fort and prison can be entered and fully explored prior to receiving the quest.
  • The mages here may have captured vampires and put them in cages. vampirism may be contracted by attacking a vampire and not opening the gate, while being targeted by Vampiric Drain.
  • If the Dragonborn reanimates any female Stormcloak soldier corpses scattered around the fort (labelled as "Corpse") with any necromancy spells, they will moan with male voices.
  • The fort shares its name with a town from The Elder Scrolls: Arena.
  • Amol in Hindi means "priceless."[source?]


This section contains bugs related to Fort Amol (Skyrim). 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  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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.
  • After taking the fort in "The Battle for Fort Amol" and fast traveling back to this location, there may be an alchemy lab clipped into the workbench, as well as two chests clipped into each other.
  • The above glitch can also happen without completing the quest (observed during the quest "Reunification of Skyrim" at the beginning of the "Regain the Rift" objective). The grindstone that spawns may also be unusable.
  •  PC   When visiting the fort before "The Battle for Fort Amol," to activate the Shrine of Julianos, it may be necessary to hovering the mouse cursor on the top part of the shrine, not the bottom part as is most common.
  • Attempting to enter Fort Amol as a werewolf (in werewolf form) can cause the game to freeze at the transition loading screen.
  •  360   Using Conjure Dremora Lord in the fort will not immediately summon the Dremora Lord, and can take up to a minute to work properly.