"I've got to get out of here!"
―Northwatch Prisoner[src]

Northwatch Prisoner is a prisoner located in the Northwatch Keep. They are residents of Skyrim who have broken laws against the Aldmeri Dominion. Thalmor Justiciars have been seen on the roads of Skyrim with these prisoners.


They can be found at any time in the Keep, in cells that can be opened by a lever or Master Lockpicking. If spoken to, they will reply rudely and make no attempt to escape if the doors have been unlocked or opened. The only quest they are related to is Missing in Action, in which they play little to no part. It is possible to free them from Justiciars, after which they will run away.


  • "I've got to get out of here!" ―Said by the Nord prisoner.
  • "What are you looking at?" ―Said by the Argonian prisoner.
  • "Leave me alone." ―Said by the Breton prisoner.


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  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  , 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.
  • If they are killed while sleeping, they may sink through the floor.


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  • Northwatch Keep prisoners

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    • wrote:And when I was like go you are free prisoners, the arnonian was like "what are you looking at!?" and I was like, ...
    • So i found out the whole point of them being in their cells is to HELP YOU kill the guards.   there are a few ways to get into the watchk...
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