Mistwatch is located on the border between Eastmarch and The Rift. It is directly due east from Darkwater Crossing. A quest here can be initiated by meeting the Frightened Woman, who can be randomly encountered.
Mistwatch is a stone fort that is built into the side of the cliff. It is comprised of an outside courtyard and four towers. One tower is part of the outside area. The other three towers, Mistwatch North Tower, Mistwatch West Tower and Mistwatch East Tower are separate areas. The towers are separated by the lower and higher balconies. A fifth tower lies in ruins.
A man named Christer is in the first tower, Mistwatch North Tower. He asks the Dragonborn to save his wife Fjola, as he fears the bandits have captured her. He will give the player the Mistwatch Key if one agrees to help him. There is an Alchemy Lab in the top room of the tower.
The Mistwatch lower balcony is the roof of Mistwatch North Tower. There is a cooking fire here, next to a lean-to and sleeping mat. The lower balcony leads to the next tower.
Next to the cells in Mistwatch West Tower, there is a note which reads:
- "The lady we grabbed down by the river turned out to be a feisty one. Burbag thought he could beat some respect into her, but it looks like he used too strong a hand. The boss is not going to be happy when she hears about this".
In the cell is a dead Imperial woman. There is a ladder leading up to Mistwatch higher balcony, which in turn leads to the next tower.
The Bandit leader is in the last tower, Mistwatch East Tower. There are a couple of cells here and the bandit leader's quarters.
This section contains bugs related to Mistwatch (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- If the player were to accept Fjola's offer then kill her, and then tell Christer you did not find her, it is possible that the quest will direct the player to "Report back to Fjola" even though she is dead, therefore rendering the quest incompletable. A fix for this would be to reload an autosave and tell Christer you killed her.
- If the player goes through the towers out of order (i.e. meeting Christer to get the Key; climbing the mountain behind Mistwatch; entering the East tower; finding and dealing with the bandit leader; then entering the West tower,) the bandits inside the West tower may be non-hostile towards the player. (Xbox360, unconfirmed)