I hope this isn't considered nonsense. I've cleared Broken Tower Redoubt a few times in past playthroughs and was curious if the Forsworn here are always all females with a briarheart boss. Like a movie you watch over and over, you can't help but notice certain things within the plot each viewing you may have missed before. I'm not privy to ES lore so this is only speculation, but I'll assume it's tailored towards The Heart of Dibella questline more than any other side-quests that use this location. A girl, chosen by the patron deity of Beauty (who's followers are primarily women), is kidnapped by radicals living on the fringes of civilization, led by a half-dead guy who seems to have a harem of idealistically-aligned women who could all be considered a "hot mess".